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  • The Trespasser

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hilda Fay
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,815

Being on the murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A literary mystery

  • By lesley on 10-08-16

Best performance by a reader. Loved this book!!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

A great story and amazing performance by the reader, Hilda Faye. I hope she does more in this series!

  • Still Alice

  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Lisa Genova
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,543
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,631

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please pay for a professional Reader

  • By sunstan on 12-07-14

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

I had a hard time listening to the author read this. Perhaps I have been spoiled by really great voice actors, but she sounded very young, too young for the character, and was a bit grating for me. The story was ok.. Kinda wish I had my credit back...

  • A Mother's Reckoning

  • Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
  • By: Sue Klebold
  • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon, Sue Klebold
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill 12 students and a teacher and wound 24 others before taking their own lives. For the last 16 years, Sue Klebold, Dylan's mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I kept on driving just to listen to a few more chapters

  • By Sharon on 02-23-16

A cautionary tale for parents ...

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

A brave and honest account of her son's actions and hidden illness. Sue Klebold tells of her nightmarish experience openly, and admits her naivety, when she didn't put the pieces together until long after the Columbine attack. We all must rethink the "just a typical teenager" label we slap on kids and really listen more carefully.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • What She Knew

  • A Novel
  • By: Gilly Macmillan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,559
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,541

Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It's an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry - until Ben vanishes. Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel's newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By C. Farrell on 02-26-16

Slow start but hang in there...Really great!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

I don't listen to a lot of fiction, but this one was well worth the credit. A well crafted story and excellent narration. Very well done!

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,777

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Ugh....painful to slog through

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

Reviewed: 01-23-16

What disappointed you about The Life We Bury?

To me, it seemed a very amateur attempt.

Has The Life We Bury turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Zach Villa’s performances?

No

What character would you cut from The Life We Bury?

None. I just wouldn't have purchased.

Any additional comments?

I really did not enjoy this at all. I hate reading glowing reviews for a less than mediocre book. Makes me think the author has a really big family! :(

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • What Was Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Helen Klein Ross
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Cassandra Campbell, Amanda Carlin, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 982

Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: She takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It's a secret she manages to keep for over two decades - from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy's now-grown daughter, Mia, discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Switching alliances

  • By Simone on 01-23-16

Really great story well performed!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Where does What Was Mine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A goodie!

What did you like best about this story?

A well crafted story that was performed very well.

Any additional comments?

A really great "read".

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Walk Across the Sun

  • By: Corban Addison
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

Corban Addison’s riveting suspense debut pulls back the veil on one of the most profound human rights issues of our day: human trafficking. After their coastal town in India is wiped out by a tsunami, two sisters are abducted and sold into the global underground sex trade. Meanwhile, half a world away, a D.C. attorney makes it his life’s work to end this dehumanizing practice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding

  • By sara holbrook on 08-14-12

Ugh....Save your credit. Naive and juvenile.

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

Would you try another book from Corban Addison and/or Soneela Nankani?

No

What could Corban Addison have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Researched the topic much more.

What didn’t you like about Soneela Nankani’s performance?

Everything. The perky, high school student rendition was painful and grinding to listen to.

Any additional comments?

One of the worst listening experiences I have had.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Highways

  • The True Story behind the Ford-Firestone Killing Machine
  • By: Adam L. Penenberg
  • Narrated by: Meral Mathews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Blood Highways is the heart-wrenching account of the biggest product liability case in history: the Ford-Firestone fiasco. At the center of the story are two people: Tab Turner, a charismatic trial attorney from Arkansas, who has made a career out of forcing Ford and other automakers to own up to knowingly trade human lives for profits; and Donna Bailey, a single mother and outdoor enthusiast who fought back from the brink of death to confront those ultimately responsible for her accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greed and the person who fault back

  • By Cyn on 02-22-16

Horrifying example of corporate greed!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-14

What did you like about this audiobook?

I found the book hard to put down. The greed and arrogance of these companies is appalling. An interesting look at the challenges faced in trying to gain government involvement in big business and their reluctance to do so until faced with significant blowback. The human cost of due to the perfect storm of defective products is staggering.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

I have always been interested in these type of books. Another great one is The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. Another look at corporate greed and arrogance.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Nothing. The narration was great and appropriate for this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Working Stiff

  • Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
  • By: Judy Melinek MD, T. J. Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915

Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband and their toddler holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation-performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, and counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy's two years of training, taking listeners behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, though disturbing at times

  • By Sean on 08-26-14

An interesting glimpse

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

Reviewed: 08-21-14

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I found the narration to be good until she had to do male voices....it was frankly, grating.
Really bad at male voices.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Weight of Silence

  • By: Heather Gudenkauf
  • Narrated by: Jim Colby, Eliza Foss, Cassandra Morris, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,787

It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night. Now these families are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A jewel

  • By Sara W on 07-17-10

Mediocre at best

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

Reviewed: 07-22-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was ok..

What was most disappointing about Heather Gudenkauf’s story?

The lack of research into police jargon/procedures. Made the story implausible and silly at times.

What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

Ensemble was pretty good, not great.

Did The Weight of Silence inspire you to do anything?

Nope..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful