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Angela Hancock

springfield, IL, United States
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  • How to Walk Away

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Center
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Uplifting Story

  • By Tropicalart77 on 05-17-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

This was such a humbling uplifting story about real life struggles. Therese Plummer is an excellent narrator and was perfect for this book.
Wish I could find more books so down to earth, real and uplifting! Great story!

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,109

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Deborah on 02-07-18

Disappointed, I love Kristin Hannah's books but

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

The writing was good as all Kristin Hannah's books are. The performance was great! But the story just didn't do it for me, it was boring and depressing. I just couldn't get into the story, I couldn't relate to the characters. Kristin Hannah's is a great writer and I loved several of her books. This one was written well but the story is kind of flat and boring I thought. Maybe a little more character development of the mother. I never really got attached to any of the characters. It didn't seem all that realistic enough, because not enough information was provided about living in Alaska. Also it started to breeze through time to fast half way through the book and felt rushed and thrown together towards the end. Maybe I expected to much because Kristin Hannah has written some books I loved.

  • The Girl You Lost

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies, Willow Nash
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,383

Eighteen years ago Simone Porter's six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband Matt have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain at losing their child has never left them. Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace - and can Simone trust her? When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her baby and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great psychological thriller

  • By Angela Hancock on 10-05-16

Great psychological thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Well written, fast pace with several twists. I really enjoyed this book it kept my attention all the way through!

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,005

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Great book

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

I really enjoyed this book, it kept my attention from beginning to end. Well thought out story.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Before

  • By: Rena Olsen
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,603

Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent

  • By Meg on 10-27-16

excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

It's been awhile since I gave 5 stars. This story held my attention from start to finish. I highly recommend.

29 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • All the Missing Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Ms. Megan Miranda
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,755

It's been 10 years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne's case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched. The decade-old investigation focused on Nic; her brother, Daniel; her boyfriend, Tyler; and Corinne's boyfriend, Jackson. Since then only Nic has left Cooley Ridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stay with it

  • By Amber on 07-03-16

Confusing, bland and uninteresting characters

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

This wasn't for me, I struggled to finish it. I did not like the order the story was told in. Odd style of story telling and bland. Way to much unnecessary rambling about nothing interesting. Over use of the words "he said" "she said "I said" makes it sound like ametur writing. Not enough information to get into the characters, no character development. Just plain boring.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Somewhere out There

  • A Novel
  • By: Amy Hatvany
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Rebekkah Ross, Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

A young mother surrenders her daughters. A loving family quickly adopts one while the other spends her turbulent youth in foster care. What happens when the sisters reunite 35 years later to find the woman who abandoned them? Amy Hatvany fearlessly explores complex family issues in her gripping, provocative new novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book😄😄

  • By Sandie on 03-28-16

Great story minus the ending

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

Very well written. The story kept my interest and I enjoyed it all the way through. It was both heartbreaking at times and heart warming. However, I was very disappointed how it ended. it was a very quick abrupt end and no real closure.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • More than Friends

  • By: Barbara Delinsky
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

The Maxwells and the Popes have been friends forever. The women were college roommates, their husbands are partners in the same law firm, their kids have grown up next door to each other, and the two families share both vacations and holidays. Like Wisteria Lane, the "perfect" suburban street of Desperate Housewives, all is beautiful and serene - until an accident forces these close neighbors to look beneath the surface. In this moving, unforgettable story, Barbara Delinsky exquisitely captures the depth and complexity of the human heart as few writers can.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story-Horrible Narrator

  • By Mary Badeaux on 10-28-16

Annoying chewing sounds

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

I like the author. The story has good potential if it wasn't for the constant chewing sound (gum chewing?) made by the narrator. The narrator has done a good job in other books I've listened to, even if her voice is a bit too raspy. But the constant chewing noise was so annoying I couldn't make it past 2 hours.

  • And One Last Thing...

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,634

Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me this was such a HOOT!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-12-11

Cute and funny

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was a fun, easy read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Her brother he was hillarious.

Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first

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

I laughed a few times

1 of 1 people found this review helpful