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  • The Quiet Game

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,121

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and Good Courtroom Drama!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-09-15

Highly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I liked the book and performance, except for a couple of the voices the narrator used. As a southerner, I found them to be slightly off, but that didn’t affect my overall opinion of this work.

  • The Strays

  • By: Emily Bitto
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Coffey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists to live and work at their family home. Lily becomes infatuated with this wild, makeshift family and longs to truly be a part of it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a page turner

  • By RueRue on 04-13-17

Fictional art history + family dysfunction

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

I really liked this book, but be prepared for sadness. The reader did an excellent job of distinguishing all of the characters' voices.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,369

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Excellent book and performance

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

All three readers do a fantastic job with the great book. I couldn't stop listening.