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  • Try Not to Breathe

  • A Novel
  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Katharine McEwan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,088

Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Kathleen Ammon on 02-28-16

Entertaining and great first novel!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

I could not stop listening to this book once I started it. It was such an original story and the narrator brought it to life. It was a good mystery until the end and kept you guessing throughout the book. What an exceptional debut novel.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,455

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

Wonderful story and narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

This has to be one of the best books I have enjoyed in quite some time. The depth of the characters from beginning to end was outstanding and the picture of the war was amazing too. The
reader was excellent and brought this book to life even more. Outstanding overall.





  • 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 131,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,706

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

A different thriller

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

I liked the story from the start. It was different from the normal mystery and "who dun it." The narrator was excellent and that can make or break an audio book. I don't want to say too much to spoil any of the story line but I will definitely listen to or read more by this author in the future.

  • Hunting Season

  • By: P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

When college kids hiking near an abandoned military industrial complex in West Virginia mysteriously disappear, special agent Janet Carter - earnest, honest, and fed up with the stifling chauvinistic environment at the Roanoke FBI headquarters - is called in to investigate. Unfortunately, there are no leads - it's as if the three just vanished into thin air.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD book and good reader

  • By CBDC on 03-09-10

Very entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

The story and characters were good as well as the narrator. This was my first book by this author and I Sam looking forward to the next one.