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  • The Coroner

  • By: Jennifer Graeser Dornbush
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,991

Recently engaged and deeply ensconced in her third year of surgical residency in Chicago, Emily Hartford gets a shock when she is called home to Freeport, Michigan, the small town she fled a decade ago after the death of her mother. Her estranged father, the local medical examiner, has had a massive heart attack. At the hospital, she finds her father in near total denial of the seriousness of his condition. He insists that the best thing Emily can do to help him is to take on the autopsy of a senator's teen daughter whose sudden, unexplained death has just rocked the sleepy town. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is this a book or advertisement for a Nissan Leaf?

  • By A. Hall on 02-27-19

The ending ruined it

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Basically thought the book was okay until I got to the ending. And, in my opinion, the narrator was acceptable, but she doesn't understand some pronunciation. "Didn't " is not "dint".

  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,824
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,812

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anti climactic

  • By tally shopper on 10-21-18

Not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

The narrator made me finish this book. I don't think I would have finished it if I'd been reading it in print. I just thought there were too many self-inflicted mind games. However, Tana French is still one of my all-time favorites.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,243

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

I thought this story was just right.

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I really appreciated the voice acting that brought to life all the characters in this book. It's an excellent read with plenty of suspense throughout. My feeling was the pacing was good and information was provided at very appropriate times as the story developed. I highly recommend this book!

  • Beneath These Lies

  • The Beneath Series, Book 5
  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,946
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824

Look, but don't touch.... She might as well wear a neon sign that says it. It just makes me want her more. She might be above me in every way, but I still want her under me. I've got no business touching her rich-girl skin, but that won't stop me from stealing a taste. Because rules were meant to be broken - especially when the prize is so fine. In a world where nothing is as it seems, what's buried beneath these lies?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stellar!!!!!

  • By Denise on 05-07-16

Extraordinary !

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

I feel this story was well balanced and a great read. lots of substance to go along with "good girl falls hard for bad boy/good guy" -with a twist or two. I want one for my very own!!! 😙

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,265

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Top Pick for 2012

  • By Em on 11-30-12

Absolutely brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

I was a young woman in the 1970s and 80s and I can certainly see now how women are so close to losing it all. I think we've lost our comraderie and spirit and lost sight of our own futures. And with the last presidential election I think we may be closer than we think. We will not be able to maintain our independence if we do not stand together. Fanaticism lives and breathes.

  • Driven

  • Driven Series, Book 1
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,900

In a world full of willing women, I'm a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He's the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor-thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By Cam on 01-01-15

Ending is a bust!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

I'll be sure to research more by this author but the ending might have just cured me forever.

  • The Days of Abandonment

  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 476

An IndiBound best seller, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published. It is the gripping story of a woman's descent into devastating emptiness after being abandoned by her husband, with two young children to care for. When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Quick (not bad) listen ....

  • By Hatim on 04-12-16

Excellent listen!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

This is an excellent book with superb narration. Difficult content but well worth the credit.

  • Carnal Innocence

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,818

New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wait has ended

  • By Empress Karen on 04-17-12

Darn near perfect!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Nora and Tom made a perfect pair. Great murder mystery with Southern charm, a great lesson in family values and lots of love and romance. Absolutely worth the credit!

  • Black-Eyed Susans

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Julia Heaberlin
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse, Eric G. Dove, Karen Peakes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,644

As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving "Black-Eyed Susan," the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above their shared grave. Tessa's testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and compelling - Gillian Flynn readalike

  • By Donna on 08-27-15

Extraordinary!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

Storyline and narration are superb. Couldn't put it down until I finished the whole book. I highly recommend the book, the author and the narrators.

  • The Will

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,461
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,160

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KRISTEN ASHLEY AT HER BEST!

  • By Yvette on 03-30-15

Heartwarming story...

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

While HM has a very nice voice ,she's a little too breathy for me. I did finish the book but would not recommend to anyone who is sensitive to four letter words. The only two words in the book that really bothered me were the excessive repetitiveness of "thus" and "alas". Who talks like that!