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  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,768
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,745

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Up in the Air

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-18

Good story but too predictable

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I liked the story but I found the story too predictable and had guessed Part 2 even before I was halfway through Part 1.
It’s a good book to listen to to keep you distracted but nothing extraordinary.

  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,219

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Great trilogy

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

What made the experience of listening to Edge of Eternity the most enjoyable?

John Lee is an excellent narrator and the entire trilogy is great.

What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

He's a great narrator doing voices just right!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The story round the families that are separated by the wall, listening to the Von Ulrich situation really makes you realize how terrible is was. The book is like reading a History book, only way better as the stories around the facts makes them more real and relateable.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,737

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

Great story

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

Would you listen to The Cuckoo's Calling again? Why?

No, I know the ending but looking forward to hearing more of the series!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, wondering who did it and more interestingly why!

What does Robert Glenister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Intonations

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A ripping yarn

  • By Jane on 07-01-11

Great saga

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

What did you like best about this story?

I love family stories and sagas, this once was a great one! Comparable to Ken Follett...

Who was the most memorable character of Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1 and why?

Old Jack Tar - it's nice to have an old misunderstood-by-most type of character

Any additional comments?

Sometimes I had the feeling that some parts of the book where missing - like a sentence stopping in the middle (but didn't impede the understanding of the book, and only happened once or twice at the beginning), but this problem would be due to technical issues, and not the story in itself.

  • Fall of Giants

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656

A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disapointing

  • By S. R. Gibb on 09-04-11

Great!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Fall of Giants to be better than the print version?

Yes, the reader uses accents which helps realize who is speaking (there are a lot of characters so very useful).

What did you like best about this story?

A lot of characters, The plot, etc.
I looked forward to commuting to listen to the story!

What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

The different accents for the characters