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  • Salem Falls

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. Now, washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-or-Diner, he slips quietly into his new routine, and Addie finds this unassuming man fitting easily inside her heart. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secrets - and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Full of filler

  • By Rania Treadwell on 06-29-16

? FIRST BOOK SHE WROTE? (for pre-teens) ?

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18


I’ve had this in my library for a “rainy day”, or “lean times”.
Well, how I suffered through this book I do not know.
She always has a silly little fairytale running through her books but this was too BIZARRE for me.
Totally unrealistic and rubbish.
Teen witches casting spells is for pre-teen audiences.
My problem is that it accounted for about half the book.

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,115

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

ATTENTION

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Have a GOOD listen to the narrators before you buy. One is tolerable but the other hurts your ears. I played it 3/4 time and it was slightly more bearable .not a bad story but maybe I was too focused on the narration.

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,644

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

Not that graphic!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

I thought the author did an exemplary job of keeping the details of the book quite mild. I’m a victim of multiple sexual assaults and, from the reviews I read, I thought I might not be able to deal with the content but I LOVED this book!

  • News of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,408

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story....but not True Grit

  • By DenGig on 04-14-17

NOT A WESTERN,

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

For goodness sake! And a period one at that! I do not “do” western in any form and wouldn’t have bought this book if I had known ...BUT; what a treat! I’d listen to it all over again. A very special little book

  • The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

  • My Tale of Madness and Recovery
  • By: Barbara K. Lipska, Elaine McArdle - contributor
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

In 2015, Barbara Lipska - a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness - was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, the immunotherapy her doctors had prescribed worked quickly. Just eight weeks after her nightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story of a brilliant woman's survival.

  • By S. McNeill on 09-13-18

Lost her mind

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Is a very scary book to read if you have cancer AND/or a mental disorder. I have both. What an extraordinary woman!

  • November 9

  • A Novel
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon's last day in LA together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hate you soo good, Colleen!

  • By Meraline on 11-11-15

Girly

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

love story but I LOVED IT. I listened to parts of it at 1+1/4 speed.

  • From Sand and Ash

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,085

As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood. Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such beauty in the darkest of times <3

  • By featherlashes on 12-04-16

Poignant.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Another book I’ve had for years and could just not get into. It had something to do with the cover and the title. I never got past the first couple of chapters. However, what a gift it was once I broke through that barrier!

  • Christine Falls

  • A Novel
  • By: Benjamin Black
  • Narrated by: Timothy Dalton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 740
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 730

It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse, and concealing the cause of death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Leo X Cox on 04-11-08

Slow

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

But good enough for a second read. Narrator is very good. Oh, my, 4 more words?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

Not to be missed!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

This is the most gripping "historical novel" to come out of Auschwitz, in my opinion! And the narrator is one of my favourites..you can't go wrong.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The God of Small Things

  • By: Arundhati Roy
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

Likened to the works of Faulkner and Dickens when it was first published 20 years ago, this extraordinarily accomplished debut novel is a brilliantly plotted story of forbidden love and piercing political drama, centered on the tragic decline of an Indian family in the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, the twins Rahel and Esthappen fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Brilliant

  • By Ron on 09-13-17

Horrible!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I have had this book on my shelves for years. I tried to read it many times and just couldn't get into it. Finally I asked audible to put it in their library. I tried to listen to it countless times.....until I FORCED myself to listen to the end. It is still a mystery to me. I hated it. I have over 2000 books in my library since 2012.of course Sneha Mathan is legendary and marvellous.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful