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  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,043
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,667
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,618

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Excellent read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Great story. And so very, very descriptive. I could visualize everything! Too bad it had to end. Very impressive narration.

  • Salvage the Bones

  • A Novel
  • By: Jesmyn Ward
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,094

Best-selling author Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for this poignant and poetic novel. Unfolding over 12 days, the story follows a poor family living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on them, the Batistes struggle to maintain their community and familial bonds amid the storm and the stark poverty surrounding them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful With No Holds Barred

  • By Gillian on 03-31-14

Salve for the imagination

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I thought it a very pretty novel. I recall a review that called this book abstract. Well, I found nothing abstract about it. Very real and descriptive. Brought home just how bad Katrina was. Beautifully told but left me hanging. I want to know “and then what happened”. Definitely an imagination filler.

  • Eight Million Ways to Die

  • By: Lawrence Block
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Battling the bottle one day at a time, ex-cop, sometime PI Matthew Scudder finds that next to staying sober, staying alive seems easy. But in the mean streets of New York City it never is. Not for the prostitute who wanted out and got her beautiful self slashed to ribbons. Not for a pimp named Chance who is betting his life that the broken-down detective can find her murderer. And not for Matthew Scudder - just trying to stay alive in a city that knows nothing better than how to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Matt Scudder is the best !

  • By antonio on 05-26-12

Laurance Block is always a good read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Mathew Scudder is a real, intelligent man. Thoughtful, down to earth and smart. I've got a crush on him every since I read my first one.