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  • He Will Be My Ruin

  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Olivia Song
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 989

Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what's left of her best friend's belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a bottle of Xanax and a handle of Maker's Mark, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers secrets in the childhood lockbox hidden in Celine's apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Whew! Now I remember why I like mysteries!

  • By Fuzzy's Mom on 10-18-16

Eh...vague spoiler alert.

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

Reviewed: 04-17-16

It started out really good. But just for once I would like to find a book where the killer is revealed in the end but doesn't make an hour-long confession to the person he's then trying to kill. What kind of killer does that? And at the same time let's also find a book that doesn't explain how the near final victim was found until after it is revealed that they are found. I guess with a great beginning I just expected a better ending.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,506

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

EXCELLENT NARRARATION!!!!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

Overall a great book, great story, but the best narration I have ever listened to.

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,243

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ZERO STARS FOR THE NARRATOR !

  • By Randall on 03-05-19

Dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

I had a really hard time with the reader. He sounded like he was trying to create a very calm character, but it just didn't fit. It was hard to listen too. I think it would have been better if not for this.

  • Abandoned Prayers

  • Murder, the Amish, and Little Boy Blue
  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117

On Christmas Eve in 1985, a hunter found a young boy's body along an icy corn field in Nebraska. The residents of Chester, Nebraska, buried him as "Little Boy Blue", unclaimed and unidentified-- until a phone call from Ohio two years later led authorities to Eli Stutzman, the boy's father.Eli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • YUK, Don't waste your time or your money!!

  • By Eagle's on 02-08-12

WOW

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

Somebody did their homework, and that makes this story a great listen. Its also incredible that someone actually lived this way.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Boy

  • By: Maia Szalavitz, Brent W. Jeffs
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

In the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), girls can become valuable property as plural wives, but boys are expendable, even a liability. In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former FLDS member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet's compound and the harsh exile existence that so many boys face once they have been expelled by the sect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting male view of polygamy

  • By Karen on 09-17-13

Very well done.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

I give this an overall five star because I believe the writer really put himself out there to bring home the truth to those of us who would struggle to believe that this even happened in this day and age. The performance was clear, and the story is true, and must continue to be told in order to help the rest of the Lost Boys.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Redeeming Stanley

  • A Savage Little Tale of True Love, Old Gods, Bitches, Bestiality, Burnout, and Above All, Payback
  • By: Bodie Parkhurst
  • Narrated by: Autumn Woodland
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 43

Annie’s sick of settling for cleaning up after the messes of her hapless boyfriend, Weldon, so when she gets an inheritance she sets off for greener pastures. Now she’s confronted with her grandmother’s ghost, a manor full of dependents, a pack of hell-hounds and a gardener who might just be the man of her dreams.Meanwhile, Angela’s convinced her brand of love could turn life around for the seedy man living down the street, if only she could get him away from the floozy living next door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny

  • By SLee on 06-17-11

Couldn't walk away from the beginning..........

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

I love that this book was not at all predictable. I was listening to it while working on painting projects in my house. I shook my head in disbelief and laughed out loud by myself. I love it when that happens. I wasn't crazy about its ending, but eh, I would listen to it again and I can't say that for all of them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful