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  • The Silent Wife

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious....ending not worth the time to get there!

  • By WillowayGirl on 12-15-17

An entertaining story but narrator disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I enjoyed the story about some interesting family dynamics and the lives of two sisters-in-law, who were both second wives under different circumstances. However, the Audible narrator was very disappointing. The chapters alternated between the two different main characters, but not only did the same narrator read both parts, but there was nothing at all distinguishing in her voice between the two characters. It was often difficult to tell who was talking.

17 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Alias Grace

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Margaret Atwood, Sarah Gadon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711

It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read the book after watching the series.

  • By Sheri Martin on 12-30-17

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

Well written and interesting. It really makes you appreciate not being born in the 19th century!

  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,237

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The cover is a bit misleading, but...

  • By Joy Easton on 05-18-16

interesting and engrossing

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Very good, and especially compelling since it was based on true stories. the narration on Audible was excellent.

  • Glory over Everything

  • Beyond the Kitchen House
  • By: Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana, Heather Alicia Simms, Madeleine Maby, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

This new standalone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover, Caroline, is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant, Pan, has been captured and sold into slavery in the South.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully insipid. Couldn't finish.

  • By Dawn on 04-09-16

A big disappointment after the kitchen house

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

Trite, predictable, melodramatic, and simplistically written. Plus, the main character was stupid, stubborn, and self-centered. Other than that, there were some interesting components to the story.

  • Commonwealth

  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,519
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,520

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen for Patchett fans

  • By Jeanie M. Phillips on 09-19-16

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

it was an interesting and entertaining story. With it jumping around between the characters and the decades, it made it a little tricky to follow, but I enjoyed it.

  • The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

  • By: Kelli Estes
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,009

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core - and force her to make an impossible choice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very intriguing

  • By Claudine on 12-04-15

Interesting Story but too melodramatic

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

It reads more like a young adult book rather than an adult novel. The historical story was very interesting, but the actions of some of the characters did not ring very true. Parts of it were written like a teenage love story or romance novel.

  • All the Stars in the Heavens

  • A Novel
  • By: Adriana Trigiani
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 346

In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town's golden age - an era as brutal as it was resplendent - and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. With meticulous, beautiful detail, Trigiani paints a rich, historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soggy In The Middle

  • By Mary on 03-07-16

Cheesy

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

what a waste of time. really melodramatic, poor writing. I would have quit if I wasn't reading it for my book vlub.