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  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing - she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW. FINALLY. BRAVO. 👏🏽👌🏽

  • By JK907 on 10-13-18

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Even though it was hard to identify with the main character, she was still quite believable. A few twists I guessed and a few that surprised me. Enjoyed the narrator once I got used to the accent. Kept my interest throughout!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Liar Liar: A Nicole Graves Mystery

  • Nicole Graves Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Nancy Boyarsky
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Nicole Graves finds herself in the crosshairs when she reluctantly agrees to babysit a witness in a high-profile rape trial. Mary Ellen Barnes is suing her university's star quarterback for rape when the authorities won't act. In the court of public opinion, Mary Ellen appears to be the quintessential, pious, good girl. But her lies and mysterious comings and goings lead Nicole to suspect that she’s not what she seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - weak ending

  • By Yikes on 10-11-18

Good story - weak ending

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Enjoyed this story. There were a few directions that I hoped the author was heading towards but it stayed slightly predictable without many twists. Still overall I liked listening to the narrator and I had no problem sticking with this story.

  • The Man Who Didn't Call

  • By: Rosie Walsh
  • Narrated by: Katherine Press
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

If you've ever found yourself waiting for a call that didn't come, The Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh is the audiobook for you. Imagine you meet a man, spend six glorious days together, and fall in love. And it's mutual: you've never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Burn

  • By Yikes on 09-19-18

Slow Burn

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I enjoyed this story. It had sections that moved quickly and some that dragged but overall kept my interest. Narrator was quite good. There were no real surprises but there are parts that will keep you guessing.

  • Never Tell

  • Ellie Hatcher, Book 4
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Sixteen-year-old Julia Whitmire appeared to have everything: a famous father, a luxurious Manhattan town house, a coveted spot at the elite Casden prep school. When she is found dead in her bathtub, a handwritten suicide note left on her bed, her parents insist that their daughter would never take her own life. But Julia’s enviable world was more complicated than it seemed. The pressure to excel at Casden was enormous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is it suicide or murder?

  • By Jean on 12-11-12

Long ....

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

So very long and never quite kept me interested. I stuck with it because the narration was very good but it just didn't get any better.

  • He Will Find You

  • By: Diane Jeffrey
  • Narrated by: Claire Trusson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Kaitlyn Best is stuck in a rut. So when she discovers she's pregnant after a one-night stand with Alex, her school crush, she throws caution to the wind and accepts his offer to make a new life together in the depths of the Lake District, far from her home...and her demons. But Alex is not what he seems. And when Kaitlyn's world begins to crumble before her eyes, she realises she barely knows the man she has agreed to spend the rest of her life with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG! Such a capturing story

  • By Mike & Dakoda on 08-22-18

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Enjoyed this story and narrator. Only complaint is that I didn't like how some important background details were revealed a piece here & there. I don't mean details that could be spoilers, I mean details that would have helped the listener understand what was going on. Overall it kept my interest and rounded out well.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Not Her Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Rea Frey
  • Narrated by: Samantha Desz
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Emma Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes. Brown hair. Missing since June. Emma is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude. Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Kidnapper. Sarah has never seen a girl so precious as the gray-eyed child in a crowded airport terminal. When a second-chance encounter with Emma presents itself, Sarah takes her - far away from home. But if it’s to rescue a little girl from her damaging mother, is kidnapping wrong?    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Freakin Good!

  • By Yikes on 08-23-18

So Freakin Good!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Wow! What a great surprise at how good this book was! I was hooked right from the start. This story moves fast and doesn't lag in the middle like some. This is not an action thriller but near the end I was close to an anxiety attack and could not stop listening. The narrator is new to me and as close to perfection as any I've listened to. Seriously a fantastic psychological read!! I would give it more than five stars if I could!

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • 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 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

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 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

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
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

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
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

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....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too Holy Roller for Me

  • By JenniferLOVESThrillers on 08-21-18

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful