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  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,026
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,013

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 08-22-18

Like weak mother, like weak daughter

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

I’ve been s big fan of Karin Slaughter but this book is page after page of self doubting, questioning, insecure women. Scene after scene of tears and hesitation with lucky outcomes. The narrator was terrific but the characters - ugh. So predictable.

  • King Hall

  • Forever Evermore, Book 1
  • By: Scarlett Dawn
  • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

King Hall - where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies. Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: Survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing - The Mystical Kings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to see if Audible gets book two!

  • By Samantha on 07-04-14

Did I miss something?

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

I'm a couple of chapters in. It's not bad, but I keep thinking I must have missed a prologue or 1st book. What is the setting? How did the characters end up there? What time period are we in (I mean, they're practicing mysticals, but still being taught how to put condoms on bananas?). How did Lily get there, and why just one sentence to explain that her mother drowned? I'll keep going, but before I do, I wish someone would let me know if there's another book I should read first?

  • Ink and Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Molly Pope
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 462

For as long as she can remember, 20-year-old Finley Montgomery has been able to see into the future. She dreams about events before they occur and sees beyond the physical world, unconsciously using her power to make supernatural things happen. But Finley can't control these powers - and there's only one person who can help. So Finley moves to The Hollows, a small town in upstate New York where her grandmother lives, a renowned seer who can finally teach Finley how to use her gift.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Hollows Does More Than Whisper

  • By motoJill on 06-10-16

Narration Ruined It

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

The narration ruined this book for me. Inflection, speed, nasal tone ... awful. I zoned out half way through, so I can't fairly rate the rest of the story.

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,681

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Struggled to finish

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

Ugh. This book was neither mysterious nor thrilling. There was no plot twist. It was like a Tuesday night Lifetime movie - totally predictable. If anything, recommend it as a book for expectant mothers on the baby bonding process. I gave it two stars overall because i enjoyed the narration.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Testing

  • The Testing, Book 1
  • By: Joelle Charbonneau
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847

The story in which a 16-year-old is chosen by her government to undergo The Testing, which decides if she gets to go to The University. The University is for the country’s best and brightest teens and puts the rebuilding and future leadership of the United Commowealth in their hands. During The Testing, extreme psychological and physical trials pit them against one another to determine which teens have what it takes to become a leader.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is ruining this for me

  • By Robin on 03-30-14

Narration is ruining this for me

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

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Only half-way through listening to this book and I'm not sure I will finish. The narration is awful. The narrator is so slow and deliberate that it sounds like she's at "read to me" day at Kindergarten. Please tell me it gets better.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful