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Pamela J. Lassiter

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  • The Other Wife

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

 

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for 60 years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Installment To The Series

  • By Lia on 06-28-18

The BEST Joe story so far!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Having read almost all of the Joseph O'Loughlin stories, The Other Wife is my favorite. I didn't want it to end, wanting to hear more of Joe's journey, the poignant and funny conversations with his daughter Emma, and the great story line that Robotham brings to life. If you haven't read any of the Joseph books, start with the first one. You too will be drawn into Joe's world of fighting for justice and solving crimes with the help of Ruiz (and his boiled sweets). Sean Barrett as narrator was amazing as always. I can't imagine listening to anyone else as the voice of Joe. Highly recommend!!!

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,616

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

Unbelievably good!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Writing a review is not something that I do often, even though I rely on other people's reviews to guide me to my listens. This book, especially for a first novel AND narrated by the author, was perfect. Do yourself a favor and get it!!

66 of 103 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 106,152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98,344
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97,878

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Codependence

  • By John Cook on 01-28-17

Worth Every Minute......

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

Memoirs are not usually the genre that I select to read. However, the reviews from other readers encouraged me to select this book instead of the usual dark suspense thrillers that I usually listen to. Born A Crime is not just a book, it is not just a listen. It is a powerful and touching life story that leaves you smiling and crying. I want more, Trevor Noah!! You are a force to be reckoned with, a gifted storyteller, and this reader is totally entranced with your talent. I could NOT stop listening.......

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,636

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future. As her life spirals out of control, setting in motion a chain of events with devastating consequences, Callie is forced to question how well we ever really know ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-16

WOW!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-17

This is the second book by Kathryn Croft that I have listened to....two more to go. Her characters are well developed and the story line kept me listening nonstop straight through til the end, which is quite a surprise. Highly recommend, especially if you like twists such as "The Girl on the Train". I have listened to hundreds of Audible books and this is only my second review- it's THAT good.

16 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,994

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

Worth waiting for!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-14

Any additional comments?

I have read all of Moriarty's books and this one is fabulous. Caroline Lee brings the story to life in her exceptionally gifted narration. Loved every minute.

15 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Weight of Blood

  • A Novel
  • By: Laura McHugh
  • Narrated by: Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Shannon McManus, Sofia Willingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 868
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 865

The town of Henbane sits deep in the Ozark Mountains. Folks there still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother, a bewitching stranger who appeared long enough to marry Carl Dane and then vanished when Lucy was just a child. Now on the brink of adulthood, Lucy experiences another loss when her friend Cheri disappears and is then found murdered, her body placed on display for all to see.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not too bad but you have to pay attention.

  • By John S on 03-21-14

Great story, excellent narration!!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-14

Would you listen to The Weight of Blood again? Why?

The narration could not have been better. Perfect for the story.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Hard to say, they were all excellent! Lucy is my favorite, however.

  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

  • By: Beth Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,708

Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comfort Food For The Soul

  • By Karen on 02-17-10

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-10

Jenna Lamia is hands-down the very best narrator. I will listen to anything she narrates and "Saving CeeCee Hunneycutt is certainly worth the read. Hated to hear it end......maybe a sequel?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cutting for Stone

  • A Novel
  • By: Abraham Verghese
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 23 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,448

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration

  • By Mary Lynn Richardson on 03-20-09

Beautiful.....wanted more!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-10

Other than "The Help", this is my favorite read. I couldn't put my ipod down. Listened for hours and sad when it ended. Definitely one of the best. The narration is perfect.

44 of 47 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,508
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,525

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Perfect book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-09

From the first chapter, THE HELP is completely mesmerizing. I listened to this every second I had a chance to put my ipod in my ear. It is one of those books that you wish would go on forever. I was so sad when it ended, not that it was a sad ending, but that the book was over. Is there a sequel? I certainly hope so! I can't say enough about the narrators (who are perfect and believable), the story line, and the way that Ms. Stockett captures the essence of each and every one of the characters. If I could give THE HELP more than five stars, trust me, I would give it ten. You will not be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog

  • By: Muriel Barbery
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat, Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,843
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,672

An enchanting New York Times and international best seller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year-old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It surprised me

  • By Pyles on 04-21-10

Enchanting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-09

Although it took a bit of time, perhaps one hour of listening, to "get into" the personalities of the story, I found this to be a completely beautiful and thought-provoking novel. Barbara Rosenblat is a genius storyteller. She is funny, sublime, and absolutely perfect in her role. Honestly, this is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading (listening) and I highly recommend it. It is a literature that makes you think about it for days as well as cry when you think about the characters. If I could give this 6 stars, I would!!!

26 of 29 people found this review helpful