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  • If You Should Read This, Mother

  • By: Vivian Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Su Meck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Megan Daniels was only three years old the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, but flashes of that day begin to trigger other disturbing memories. At first they are merely snippets, but then they begin to appear more frequently. In her attempt to learn more, she sets out to find her biological mother, but keeps hitting brick walls. No adoption papers exist, and all she has to go on is her possible birthday: November 22. In the small town of Meredith, California, Megan’s search takes on a dire, domino effect - one woman has already been murdered as a result of her inquiries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining mystery

  • By cosmitron on 10-19-18

ARE YOU MY MOTHER?

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I enjoyed listening to this book and would recommend it to others. Megan wants to know more about her medical history and has gone in search of her biological mother. The search turns out to be way more than she imagined. Many characters are introduced early in the book, complicating things for listeners, but clears up as you go. The more Megan gets to know of these people, the more afraid she becomes and finds herself not wanting to be related to any of them. The characters in the book are well developed and as the mystery unfolds and characters begin to die, the reader wonders if the mystery will ever be solved. I received this book free of charge for an unbiased review. I recommend this book.

  • Drive

  • By: Kate Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

The average song is three and a half minutes long; those three and a half minutes could lead to a slow blink, a glimpse of the past, or catapult the soul into heart-shattering nostalgia. At the height of my career, I had the life I wanted, the life I'd always envisioned. I'd found my tempo, my rhythm. Then I received a phone call that left me off key.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BUY THIS NOW!!!

  • By Krystyn - AudiobookObsession on 04-19-18

Take a Drive to Find Yourself

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I purchased this book because it talked about driving and listening to music and because it was on sale. I felt as though I knew the characters as they were developed through the story. I fell in love with all of their personalities. The narration was on point. The story relates to each of us. We all know how hard it is to reach our goals or seek out our dreams.

  • Gentleman Nine

  • By: Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844

Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty. Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied. I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years - before he broke her heart. Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

Two Different Loves

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I enjoyed reading this book. The story, based on childhood friendships that got tangled in adulthood, pulled at your heartstrings. The author did a good job building each of the characters. The love scenes were short and not too detailed. I prefer to use my imagination instead of having to fast forward through WTMI (Way Too Much Information). I discontinued my Romance package because of this very thing. I would recommend this book as an easy summer read.

  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,233

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ABSURD story!

  • By Debra on 06-28-18

Cheats on her will cheat on you!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

WOW! If you find yourself getting lost in the book after a few chapters, listen to the beginning again. I did this after I finished the book and the book made more sense. Still, the entire book was awesome. You really get to know the characters for good or bad. The tension stays with you as layers unfold. I would recommend this book!!

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  • 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 28,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,574

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

Over the top! or Under the Water?

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Wow, just Wow! Fantastic entertainment. The Woman in the Window and Something in the Water are my favorite books so far this year! I read a lot and I was thoroughly entertained by this story. I hope she writes a sequel with these characters. I fell in love with all of them, except of course the dead ones!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Man with the Candy

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

A full account of the most heinous crime of the century in which nearly 30 young boys were sexually tortured to death. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good, wanted to know more about Killers' Motives

  • By jofi00 on 05-18-18

NOT a Sweet Story

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

This book is a true crime story. I hope that this story can open some eyes and ask the question Do we really know who children hand out with? I enjoy listening to Kevin Pierce read books written by Jack Olsen. This author writes true events in a methodical way allowing the reader to easily understand when and how the story took place. The narration is excellent! The evil people in this book actually manipulated the children and adults around them into thinking they were good After their arrest and bodies found, there were still people sticking to the false integrity these monsters portrayed. This book was given to me by the narrator for an unbiased review

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fix-it-Shop

  • By: Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

When three teenage boy's take a part-time job after school, they find themselves caught in the center of a police sting-operation, then quickly discover the law isn't on their side. The city's corrupt officials will stop at nothing to set them up for the fall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a sad but true story

  • By Teresa Noel on 04-18-18

Be Careful WHO You Work For!!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

This short story was absolutely entertaining with a capital E! It drove me crazy trying to figure out just what was going to happen next!! The characters were real and brought you into the story as a bystander. As a girl, I found myself not understanding why boys feel the need to fight each other over taunting, but even these fights were explained by the teller of the story. The book may seem far-fetched, but is based on a true story! Unbelievable. I really enjoyed the narrator and will listen to him again. I would recommend this book to a friend. I received this book at no cost by the author for an unbiased review. Good work!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Closer Than You Know

  • A Novel
  • By: Brad Parks
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Melanie grew up with the constant upheaval of foster care. Now that she's survived into adulthood - with a loving husband, a steady job, and a baby boy named Alex - she thought that turmoil was behind her. Until one Tuesday evening when she discovers Alex has been removed by Social Services. And no one will say why. It's a terrifying scenario for any parent, but doubly so for Melanie, who knows the unintended horrors of what everyone coldly calls "the system".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotionally charged suspense mystery!

  • By Wayne on 03-08-18

Good entertainment, but not believable

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

The narrator was incredible. The characters were well defined. The plot kept you guessing. For me, I just could not believe all the bad that happened to mother. Child protective services, the police, attorneys, and anyone knowing anything about her, would never have believed she had anything to do with all of the charges she was convicted of. Having said that, I still enjoyed the book and really enjoy Brad Parks' writing. I will continue to read his books. Sometimes we just need to be entertained with way off the Richter scale storylines!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trailer Park Wives

  • The Double-Wide Edition - Bigger, Better, Wider
  • By: Denise Gwen
  • Narrated by: Lindsey Corey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Samantha Jacobs, who's still busy in Hazard, selling OxyContin, gets worried when Dwayne takes off on his own. What she finds when she goes looking for him sends her on a new kind of journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The train just keeps wrecking

  • By Spooky Mike on 07-13-18

Trailer Park Antics

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

What a hoot! This is not a book I would necessarily read, however it was given to me free of charge by the author for an unbiased review. The book is part two in a series and the end leaves you in the story "with more to come". I did not read the first book, but it is not necessary to enjoy the second book. Infidelity, meth cooking, oxy, single mothers, and murder are all included in this crazy story.If you enjoy "Housewives of ...." you may be a candidate to listen to this book. The narration is good.

  • Charmer: A Ladies' Man and His Victims

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

The author of Predator traces the story of George Russell, Jr., a bright, young, popular black man whose thirty-year psychological unraveling led to a shocking killing spree. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you loved SON ~ Get THIS!!

  • By Polly Poizendem on 11-18-17

Love those TRUE Crime Stories by Mr. Olsen!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Jack Olsen is the master of writing true crime books. Kevin Pierce is the master of reading them. These two talents tell true stories that are detailed and easy to follow. You will not be disappointed if you enjoy true crime.

28 of 28 people found this review helpful