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  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,857

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Should have read the reviews to see how bad it is

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This book is written ok and the beginning pulls you in but plot is so full of holes it was ridiculous. I have no idea how this book is a 4.4 with 2730 reviews. Wish I had not wasted my money on it.

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  • I Hate Everyone But You

  • A Novel
  • By: Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
  • Narrated by: Allison Raskin, Gaby Dunn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 393

A series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out, and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to This Book Y'all

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-17

Didn't quite do it for me

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I think some of the narration was a bit too loud.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting - it's a coming of age story that is nicely done. Least interesting - I am not a fan of the text / email technique.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I liked both the the voices, but I felt that at times both were weirdly loud.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not. It really lacked a plot.

  • Shadow of the Lions

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Swann
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 958

It has been almost 10 years since Matthias graduated from the elite Blackburne School, where his roommate and best friend, Fritz, fled into the woods, never to be heard from again, in the middle of their senior year. Fritz vanished just after an argument over Matthias' breaking of the school's honor code, and Matthias has long been haunted by the idea that his betrayal led to his friend's disappearance. When he is offered the opportunity to return to Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the finest books I've heard on Audible!

  • By Kathi on 08-07-17

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It needed a bit more excitement.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Not quite believable

What three words best describe James Anderson Foster’s voice?

good, ok, entertaining?? Nothing really stood out with the narration - it was ok, just like the book

Did Shadow of the Lions inspire you to do anything?

Not really

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  • The Longest Ride

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,313

91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story

  • By Bj on 10-13-13

Typical Nicholas Sparks

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Would you listen to The Longest Ride again? Why?

Probably not - the book has to be really really good for me to listen again.

What other book might you compare The Longest Ride to and why?

Any other Nicholas Sparks book

Which scene was your favorite?

The auction

Who was the most memorable character of The Longest Ride and why?

Luke - I just liked his style

Any additional comments?

The car scenes with Ira were a bit contrived, but an obvious part of the story.

  • The Unseen World

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,313

Ada Sibelius is raised by David, a single father and head of a computer science lab in Boston. Homeschooled, she accompanies her loving father - brilliant, eccentric, socially inept - to work every day. By 12 she is a painfully shy prodigy. At the same time that the lab begins to gain acclaim, David's mind begins to falter, and his mysterious past comes into question. When her father moves into a nursing home, Ada is taken in by one of David's colleagues. She embarks on a mission to uncover her father's secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Appreciated but Not Enjoyed

  • By Margot T. on 01-21-17

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Where does The Unseen World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Maybe right in the middle. I like the idea of the story and the writing was wonderful at times - I felt Ada's awkwardness so vividly - but it maybe went on a bit too long and the transition from young Ada to adult Ada was too sudden.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ada, because the reader could grow with her.

What about Lisa Flanagan’s performance did you like?

It was good - nothing really stood out for me. She did David well - I could feel is quirky-ness.

  • Gone to Dust

  • By: Matt Goldman
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,326

A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence? Private detective Nils Shapiro is focused on forgetting his ex-wife and keeping warm during another Minneapolis winter when a former colleague, neighboring Edina Police Detective Anders Ellegaard, calls with the impossible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Above Average

  • By wisconsinclark on 11-06-17

OK

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I guess so - maybe someone from MN because it was fun to just have to read about a MN winter

Would you be willing to try another book from Matt Goldman? Why or why not?

Yes, it was a well written book with a characters that I liked, there just was not enough evidence for the reader to really figure it out. I like books that lay it out and maybe you figure it out and maybe you don't - but everything is there to solve the mystery.

Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

Shapiro

Did Gone to Dust inspire you to do anything?

empty my vacuum bags?

  • Muriel Avenue Sluts

  • By: Maggie Hasbrouck
  • Narrated by: Julia Farmer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Seventeen-year-old Julia Turnbow’s mother gets paid to have sex; that’s just how it is. When Jules turns 18, she plans to follow in her mother’s footsteps and join the exclusive world of Philadelphia’s infamous Muriel Avenue Sluts. But before all that happens, she has just one wish - to fall in love. Just when things seem to be going her way, Jules' world is knocked off its bearings. Her best friend, Anna, reveals that she’s being abused by one of Muriel Avenue’s gentleman clients.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique coming of age story geared for adults

  • By Hall Ways on 05-14-18

So many twists. Perfect!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This book was perfect. Every character is wonderfully developed and I loved them all. The plot twists are constant but it all wraps up flawlessly. What a great story and what fantastic narration. I didn’t want it to end so I just listened again!! When can we get book two?? Thanks to both Maggie and Julia again for a great story.

  • Bluebird, Bluebird

  • By: Attica Locke
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,007

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the Lone Star State, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders - a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman - have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but very irritating

  • By Tunde on 01-15-18

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes and no - it was the kind of book that I could zone out on and not worry about rewinding to get what I missed. So it went by quickly, but if the story had been better there is no way I would have not gone back to pick up what I missed. And I did finish it so I didn't invest all my time to it but I still got a story.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Start over??

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performance was ok - problem was that the story was not good enough.

Do you think Bluebird, Bluebird needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No - I was not invested in the characters to want another book

  • Heft

  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,955
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,953

Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing--Captivating--Altering

  • By Mel on 04-19-12

This book really touched me

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

If you could sum up Heft in three words, what would they be?

Beautiful, compassionate and lonely.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heft?

The first sentence.

What does Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Everything, Keith's voice is mesmerizing, It was a bit shocking to have Kirby come in, but they both read me a wonderful story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction - I just wanted to keep listening.

Any additional comments?

So well done - it has been a bit since I listened to such a good book.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,732

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

Way too confusing

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Would you try another book from Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks and/or Julia Whelan?

no

Would you recommend The Wife Between Us to your friends? Why or why not?

no - way too confusing in the beginning and I am not sure what the confusion accomplished. There were some interesting twists in the end, but the only reason I stayed reading is because all the reviews were so good that I thought something surely is going to change. I had to start the book over to try and understand what was going on.

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

she was a good narrator except her male voice was not good

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not really because I was so frustrated with the beginning that I couldn't appreciate the writing or the story.

Any additional comments?

definitely not Gone Girl - still looking for a book as good as that one.

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