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  • Lies You Never Told Me

  • By: Jennifer Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Dylan Calderon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Gabe lives in Austin, Texas, and he still can't believe Sasha, the stunning head cheerleader, is his girlfriend. But their relationship soon turns controlling; if she can't have Gabe, no one can.... Elyse lives in Portland, Oregon, and, as the shy best friend to their high school's theater star, is surprised to be cast as the lead in their production of Romeo and Juliet. It seems the new drama teacher, Mr. Hunter, has taken a liking to her - and as rehearsals wear on, Elyse can't stop thinking about him, either.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow buildup - Good Ending

  • By Yikes on 08-17-18

Slow buildup - Good Ending

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Wasn't sure where this book was going / how it all connected / and if I even wanted to finish it. Well I stuck with it and in the end it was quite satisfying. Good twists. A little young in the story line but I've bought so many losers lately that at least I was interested enough to stick with it.

  • The Innocent Wife

  • By: Amy Lloyd
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King, Christina Cole
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl. Now he's the subject of a true-crime documentary that's whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted. A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Dennis's case. She exchanges letters with him, and is quickly won over by his apparent charm and kindness to her. Soon she has left her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release. When the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, however, Sam begins to discover new details that suggest he may not be quite so innocent after all. But how do you confront your husband when you don't want to know the truth? The winner of the Daily Mail First Novel Competition, Amy Lloyd's The Innocent Wife is gripping psychological suspense from a brilliant new voice in crime fiction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You’ll probably like it a lot or hate it

  • By TC on 03-22-18

Better than expected

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Very unusual story. Kept me guessing where it was leading and narration was quite good so overall worth the credit.

  • All the Hidden Truths

  • By: Claire Askew
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed 13 women, then himself. But no one can say why. The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim; and by DI Helen Birch, put in charge of the case on her first day at her new job. But as the tabloids and the media swarm, as the families' secrets come out, as the world searches for someone to blame...the truth seems to vanish.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not For Me

  • By Yikes on 08-11-18

Not For Me

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I only listened to the first couple chapters of this book. The accent is so thick that I'm having trouble understanding it. I will be returning it.

  • With You Always

  • By: Rena Olsen
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In the wake of a painful breakup and struggling to prove herself at work, Julia feels adrift. When Bryce blows into her life, he seems like the perfect anchor. Handsome, charming, secure, and confident, Bryce brings out the best in Julia, sweeping her off her feet with attention and affection while grounding her with his certainty and faith. But this is no fairy tale. Step by step, one small concession leading to another, Julia is slowly isolated from her job, her friends, and her family, until she comes to find that her dream come true is a cage. Then one day everything changes....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Old storyline

  • By Yikes on 08-10-18

Old storyline

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

You can guess how this one will play out and you'll probably be right. I was a little disappointed in the ending - wish the author had given more time on the ending and less on the build up. Good narration.

  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengeance & Retribution!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-07-18

Touchdown!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

All the stars for this one! What made this story excellent was the perfect narration and the sarcasm- loved it! Didn't want it to end! This one belongs in my favorites.

  • Don’t You Cry

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Anna Bentinck, Huw Parmenter, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror. When Nina almost dies during a disastrous blind date, her life is saved by a waitress called Angel. But later that evening, Nina is surprised by a knock on the door. It’s Angel - and she’s pointing a gun at her. Minutes later, Angel’s younger brother, Lucas, turns up, covered in blood, shielding a stolen newborn baby in his arms. Nina is about to endure the longest night of her life - a night that will be filled with terror and lead her to take risks she would never have believed herself capable of....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hardly ever rate books but...

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-03-18

Five stars!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Loved this book! I thought it was going to be predictable but happy I was wrong. Super story with wonderful narrators. And enough twists to keep it interesting.

  • Believe Me

  • A Novel
  • By: J. P. Delaney
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott, Matt Reeves, Lorelei King, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected. Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions. Then the game changes. When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT MORE! :)

  • By Ryan on 07-26-18

Mixed Feelings

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Some aspects of this book I enjoyed; the twists, the unique narration so. And some parts I didn't; the dark subject, the constant referencing to scripts.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Noise Downstairs

  • A Novel
  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. Until, driving along a deserted road late one night, he surprises a murderer disposing of a couple of bodies. That’s when Paul’s "normal" existence is turned upside down. After nearly losing his own life in that encounter, he finds himself battling PTSD, depression, and severe problems at work. His wife, Charlotte, desperate to cheer him up, brings home a vintage typewriter. But Paul swears it’s possessed and types by itself at night - and that it's somehow connected to the murderer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gaslighter gets lit...

  • By shelley on 07-29-18

I love me some Linwood!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Another hit from this author. Not a thriller but more of a who-done-it. All L Barklay books are so interesting. They make me feel like I'm sitting in a comfy chair while one of my friends tells us a story about the neighbors down the road. 5 stars again for Linwood!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Girls' Night Out

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of time.

  • By Yikes on 07-25-18

Waste of time.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Silly story with a crappy ending. I read some good reviews for this book but I don't get it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Her Pretty Face

  • By: Robyn Harding
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat. A stay-at-home mom whose troubled son is her full-time job, she thought that the day he got accepted into the elite Forrester Academy would be the day she started living her life. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into Forrester’s world. But after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before. Until she meets Kate Randolph.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic insight into sociopaths

  • By Colorado-reader on 07-22-18

Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

Very good fictional version of a story in the headlines long ago. Great narration and believable characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful