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  • Let the Dead Speak

  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

When 18-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home she finds her mother missing, the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: there’s no sign of the body. London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbours. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then there’s William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and the neighborhood’s favorite criminal. Is he merely a scapegoat?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maeve is my hero.

  • By BadAssBodhi on 01-06-19

Maeve is my hero.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I have loved every one of these books. Maeve feels like such a real person, with her faults and vulnerabilities, her strengths and beliefs. Sarah Coomes is simply perfect in her narration.

  • Bright Side

  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne, Lidia Dornet
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558

Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend, Gus, calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad

  • By Kristin on 04-06-15

Ugh. Right in the feels. All the feels.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This book was so freaking sad, it took me three days to get through the last three hours because I needed a break from the weeping. What an awesome book, though. Just bring tissues.

  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

  • A Novel
  • By: Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • Narrated by: Meera Syal
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,259

Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her 20-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and insightful

  • By Ms P Kelly on 06-26-17

I loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

A good story. I laughed right out loud at this book. It's intelligent, fun, moving and even a little bit titillating.

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  • Kinflicks

  • By: Lisa Alther
  • Narrated by: Jo Beth Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Returning home to Hullsport, Tennessee, to visit her dying mother, Ginny Babcock reviews the Kinflicks of her life--the home movies her mother used to make--from adolescence to middle-aged limbo, in an effort to discover herself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • never again

  • By Lynn on 12-05-11

Ugh. It's an abridged version

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I read Kinflicks years ago and remember it fondly. Why in the world they would create an abridged version is completely beyond me. I am so disappointed.

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,813
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,819

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

So sweet, it'll cause diabetes.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Not my usual fare, I prefer my characters to have more edge to them. Despite this, I did enjoy this story. The narrator was good, but this story was so syrupy sweet I couldn't stand it. I had to go swear a blue streak, just because.

  • Strike a Match

  • No Match for Love, Book 1
  • By: Lindzee Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

When Kate's abusive husband dies in a house fire, she only feels relief. Eighteen months later, she's ready to sweep up the fragments of her past and venture back into dating - but this time with the help of a professional matchmaking company. Surely Toujour can succeed where Kate has always failed and find her the perfect man. Taylor is a firefighter who's tired of dousing infernos in his personal life. Exhausted from a string of dysfunctional relationships, he turns to Toujour at the prodding of a friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fireman & Widow love story

  • By Adriana B on 02-27-17

Ugh

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

I'll never get these hours back. :( Just don't. A cute story but soooooo boring.

  • Sleepy Hollow: General of the Dead

  • Jason Crane, Book 3
  • By: Richard Gleaves
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

The exciting conclusion to Jason Crane's Sleepy Hollow adventure! General of the Dead is an epic work capping the first Jason Crane trilogy. The first two novels, Rise Headless and Ride and Bridge of Bones were only a prelude to this extraordinary work spanning 300 years of true Tarrytown history, interwoven with the legends, myths, and superstitions of the Dutch settlers. Impeccably researched, with absolute fidelity to the modern village, its sights, places, and byways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Madcap fun, with winks and shivers throughout!

  • By factsnotwishes on 06-27-16

What a great ending to a fantastic tale!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

I am so in love with this trilogy, and I highly recommend it. It's well-written, captivating and the narrator was spot on.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,725

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

I am so in love with this book.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

I'm going to listen to it again, immediately. I haven't had a book get me in the feels like this in a long time.

  • Flight

  • By: Sherman Alexie
  • Narrated by: Adam Beach
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,139

Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy - "Zits" - who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Mr. Alexie

  • By Christine Walker on 09-12-15

Strange but touching.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

I want to give Zits the biggest hug. I loved the book, the story was a little odd but I really enjoyed it. I may have teared up once or twice.

The narrator needs to learn how to properly pronounce cavalry and reveille. :)

  • A Cry of Honor

  • The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 4
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Godfrey has been poisoned by his brother by a very rare and potent poison, and his fate lies in Gwendolyn's hands, as she does whatever she can to save her brother from death. Gareth has fallen deeper into a state of paranoia and discontent, hiring his own tribe of savages as a personal fighting force and giving them Silver Hall - ousting The Silver and causing a rift in King's Court that threatens to blow up into a civil war. He also schemes to have the fierce Nevaruns take Gwendolyn away, selling her off in marriage without her consent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Compute on 02-06-15

So, so bad.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

"They were eviscerated until all that was left was ash." /facepalm

I can't even conjure up the appropriate words to describe how utterly bad these books are.