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  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,944

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

I Thoroughly Enjoyed This Novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-19

This story captivates every step of the way. I love the flashbacks and the interweaving of the past with the present to tell this engaging story. I also guessed the outcome but my versionwas a bit more sinister. That's scary! Haha! but I'm completely satisfied with the outcome. Great job to the author and the narrator. I look forward to enjoying more Lisa Jewell novels. I'm a fan!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Enemy

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,627

New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Made me really admire Reacher

  • By CBDC on 09-30-09

My Least Favorite so Far

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-19

I'll start with the good aspects. I enjoyed the backstory in getting to know what put Reacher on his current path. And the narrator always does a phenomenal job of bringing the character to life. However, the story line told more than showed and it was clunky to listen to. Dare I say boring. I didn't think it was possible to dislike a Lee Child book. :(

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86,374
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78,617
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78,168

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

I loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

The insightfulness of Mrs. Obama's life was more than I hoped for. The prose was eloquent and pure beauty. I truly enjoyed this memoir. It gave me an Insider view point of all the ernest and heartfelt years of the Obama presidency that I almost took for granted. I miss having Michelle Robinson Obama as my first lady and I will look forward to hearing more of her story.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,135

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Powerful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

As soon as I finished it I immediately pressed replay to listen to it a second time. I thought the story was powerfully moving and I can't stop thinking about the characters. That's how much of an impact this piece has left on me. The narrator was stellar. She did and award-winning job. Many thanks to the writer and also many thanks to Audible for gifting this short to its members, -- and for introducing me to my new love of monologue.

  • Still Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,260

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • better than 2, not quite as good as 1

  • By Dr. Mary Young on 02-02-18

A satisfying conclusion to the series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I absolutely loved the story. I think it was well-thought-out with its ups and downs that kept me glued to my cell phone listening to it for a few days. The narrator did a superb job narrating all the characters. I fell in love with all the characters and even cried a little bit. Bravo Jojo!

  • Black Titan

  • A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
  • By: Carol Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 165

A.G. Gaston, the poor grandson of slaves, was born in the Deep South in 1892. Over the course of his extraordinary life, he amassed a fortune of over $130 million and a vast business empire. The story of his remarkable life is written with eloquence and grace by his niece, an Emmy¿ Award-winning journalist and her daughter, who holds degrees from Yale and Harvard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Gold = Standing Ovation

  • By 2Fresh on 01-20-16

I learned so much!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-18

This book inspired and taught me a great deal. I had no idea how much AG Gaston was involved with the civil rights movement. And that he is the one that bailed Martin Luther King Jr out of jail in Birmingham. He is truly one of the unsung heroes of not only African-American history, but in our AMERICAN history. Not the best narration, though.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Match

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Susan Bennett, Michele O. Medlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566

In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By DKW on 12-18-13

An Unsatisfying Story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

With most books I read or listen to, I enjoy the story and often find myself missing the characters for a while. But, when I reflect on these characters, I cringe and I want to shake them out of my mind. I did not root for any of the characters and especially Nina, the main character. I am disappointed that she did not get her just due. I did not see a complete revolution or transformation of her character. it was completely unsatisfying. I have enjoyed the author's books before but not this one. I wish I could unread it.

  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,430

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of THE best audiobooks ever!

  • By Sarah on 05-22-16

What a great story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

The author did a tremendous job of weaving together a compelling and suspenseful story. Yes, it was long, and I may not have fallen in love with any of the characters... but they were all represented well. The narrator was excellent!

  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,335
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,972

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

I never saw it coming. Great story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-18

I thought the characters were well developed and believable. I especially am pleased with the way the author presented diverse characters. It wasn't a blatant show of this character is white or that character is black. The characters were just complex and interesting people. It was a well-put-together and thought out storyline. I loved it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sing, Unburied, Sing

  • A Novel
  • By: Jesmyn Ward
  • Narrated by: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chris Chalk, Rutina Wesley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092

In Jesmyn Ward's first novel since her National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural 21st-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.9 Stars

  • By j phillips on 01-09-18

Superb literature!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-18

The prose was absolute poetry. A provocative story with unforgettable characters. I highly recommend it.