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  • The Perfect Family

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs saying the words every mother dreads. The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl. After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law, Diane, finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over. But then her perfect family starts to fall apart....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Psychological Thriller

  • By Wendi on 12-02-18

It's Great

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Although this story isn't a big thriller, it's really well done. Had me guessing most of the way through. It moved quickly with believable characters. I liked the way everything wrapped up at the end, with a final twist (there were several).

  • Someone Like Me

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz - one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cartoon fox

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-08-18

Just Not For Me

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I have read rave reviews on this book but its just not for me. I don't like the horror aspect of it and I don't enjoy books when a lot of the action takes place in someone's mind.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Tell Me I'm Wrong

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Killer Twist
  • By: Adam Croft
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard, Andrew Kingston, Alan Medcroft
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Megan Miller is an ordinary woman with a young family - until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world. When two young boys are brutally murdered in their tight-knit village community, Megan slowly begins to realize the signs all point to the lovable local primary school teacher - her husband. But when she begins to delve deeper into her husband's secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she knows - and make her fear for her young daughter's life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • hoped for more

  • By Yikes on 10-28-18

hoped for more

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

this story kept me interested but seemed to end abruptly without much satisfaction.
T here were so many directions i hoped this book would take but sadly it just withered out.

  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 739

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overuse of F word.. ending unrealistic

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-22-18

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!

7 of 8 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 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

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 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

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 143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

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 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

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 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

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!

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Lies You Never Told Me

  • By: Jennifer Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Dylan Calderon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

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.