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Davida R Clifton

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  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,813
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,805

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Main Character Comes Off Poorly, But...

  • By Marina on 10-19-18

Just Ok

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I love the super long books but the story line was lackluster. Like "In the Woods" it left you feeling like you went on a long pointless drive. The Likeness is still my Favorite Tana French book

  • Luckiest Girl Alive

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Knoll
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,565

Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: a glamorous job at a glossy magazine, an enviable figure with the wardrobe to match, and a handsome fiancé from a distinguished blue-blood family. But Ani FaNelli is an invention, that veneer of perfection carefully assembled in an attempt to distance herself from a shocking, sordid past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange, unnerving, confusing.

  • By Candice on 12-06-15

very disappointing and bland

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Tiffany is shallow. I felt bad for her but she was chasing after popularity and it took away the actual tragedy that happened I was over it after chapter 2

  • Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,715

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Gripping, Painful with a hint of Sarcasm

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

The narrator did a great job portraying the characters down the the Missouri accent. The story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions and you can't help but feel bad for the messed up Preacker family and the whole town. The HBO series was ok but the book was 10xs better

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,528

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consciousness Altering

  • By Darius on 02-13-04

Powerful!! Recommend for those on your life path

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Focus on the words and less on the accent and the message is very deep and powerful and you will look at life differently and react to life differently. I'm happy I tried listening to this book again.

  • Dying Truth

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 8
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide - a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents. As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best novel in a wonderful police procedural series

  • By Wayne on 06-29-18

please dont go!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

this is the last book of the series and I'm devastated please give us 2 more books!! why stop

  • Lightworker

  • Understand Your Sacred Role as Healer, Guide, and Being of Light
  • By: Sahvanna Arienta
  • Narrated by: Sheila Book
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Are you a Lightworker? It is the Lightworkers' mission to lend their light energy to a planet heavy with fear and negativity. But Lightworkers aren't all well known spiritual gurus. They are musicians and artists, shopkeepers, accountants, stay-at-home moms, and people you pass on the street. They share their gifts by speaking out for those who have no voice and they create glorious works of art that beautify our planet or write music that elevates our spirits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I understand my role in life...

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-21-14

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

There are different types of lightowrkers on Earth. She briefly explains this in a chapter or 2 but the majority of the book is based on her mediumship abilities and 20 different stories to set examples. I wanted more general info on lightworers and how we can hone our skill i stead. Hopefully book 2 is better if not I will be requesting a refund.

  • Dead Souls

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 6
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone. As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps. Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark, secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning, Perceptive, Terrifying Thriller

  • By MarisaReads on 06-09-17

not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

The storyline was flat and all over the place. The worst book in the series. I want my money back

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,120

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

boring and drawn out I want a refund!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

Narrator was fine but the book could've had a juicier plot it seemsed too rushed

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First City

  • The Dominion Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Zoey has only ever known a world with few women and a society capable of unimaginable evil. Now she's about to learn she may be the only hope it has for salvation. After she and her companions flee a vicious attack, barely escaping with their lives, Zoey finds herself faced with a new threat: video evidence suggesting she is the mother of an unborn baby girl - and the key to mankind's survival. Knowing that her former captors will stop at nothing to control the power that lies within her, Zoey sets out on her own for the last American city, Seattle, in search of answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's hard to put down

  • By Stephanie on 04-10-17

Decent ending. Loved the series

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

It ended in a good note. I would recommend for a good action/adventure Maze runner type book...but better

3 of 3 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 44,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,625

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

Good story!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

I wanted to listen to the story before watching the miniseries on HBO. I liked it!