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Komal Sampat

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  • The Silent Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: A. S. A. Harrison
  • Narrated by: Karen White, Donald Corren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,823

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater; she lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds; she likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps; she has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just Ok...Not Great

  • By Lulu on 08-09-13

Stupid Story that makes no sense

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Very abrupt end that just does not fit. It feels like the author got bored with his own book, gave up and decided to end the misery for all parties involved. Keep away.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 192

In this dark psychological thriller, Olivia Taylor believes she has suffered the worst life can throw at her after the breakup of her marriage. Full of hope, she starts a new life with her nine-year-old daughter, Ellie, only to find the worst is yet to come. Meeting Michael Crossman is the beginning of an unspeakable nightmare for Olivia, and her world slowly unravels. It is only through the retelling of her story that we piece together what has led her to become a mere shadow of the woman she once was.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emding falls short<br />

  • By Traybell on 10-19-16

Boring Boring Boring

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

This was one of the most bring books I have ever come across. No story, no characters and definitely a snooze-fest. Save your money, listen to something else.

  • Winners

  • A Novel
  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

Even the most perfect lives can be shattered in an instant. In this moving, emotionally charged novel, Danielle Steel introduces listeners to an unforgettable cast of characters striving to overcome tragedy and discover the inner resources and resilience to win at life - once again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would only ever buy this on sale

  • By Katie D. on 07-16-15

Snooze fest

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

There is no story!!! It's just a rich person doing stuff for his daughter when she gets injured. It's sad that people suffer such traumatic injuries but nothing goes wrong other than that at all. It's too idealistic and romantic, no realism atall

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,725
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,721

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

Waaayyy too technical

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

It made me sleepy! There was too much tech stuff and it killed an interesting premise.

  • Destination Unknown

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. And the one woman who appears to hold the key to the mystery is dying from injuries sustained in a plane crash. Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kind of like a "Pinky and the Brain" story

  • By montecarlostar on 02-25-15

Made me sad

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

Totally bored me.. One of the very few Agatha Christie novels I had not read before.. Very slow and unreal, it doesn't suit the author at all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Crown

  • The Selection, Book 5
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,518

Eadlyn didn't think she would find a real partner among the Selection's 35 suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you...and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult - and more important - than she ever expected.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • SPOILERS

  • By Molly on 05-07-16

Superbly soppy with no story line

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

I kept waiting for something to happen but nothing did!!! Super boring, soppy and totally hopeless storyline. Evelyn is so indecisive and stupid!! I bought this book on preorder, totally regretting that. Will return it as soon as I can.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Pawn

  • By: Aimee Carter
  • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 464

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked - surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly addictive

  • By Ashley on 03-09-14

Very dumb and juvenile

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

The story has so much more potential. The idea is interesting but makes me think of the Divergent series. The story was too silly. There is no substance to it. Just fluff

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Monogram Murders

  • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 700

Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified - but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one’s mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Agatha Christie

  • By Molly on 09-17-14

Wannabe author misses the mark

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

Reviewed: 12-31-15

Having read every single Poirot mystery, this was utterly disappointing. Too complicated and not at all fun.