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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,766
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,468
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,399

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Haley on 05-27-18

Absolutely amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This memoir keep me enthralled throughout. Had it been a novel, I would have found it unbelievable. What an amazing person to have gone through such physical and emotional trauma then to have accomplished so much.

  • The Third Victim

  • A Novel
  • By: Phillip Margolin
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon - tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one - two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead. The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive, and the owner, Alex Mason - a prominent local attorney - is arrested.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent legal thriller!

  • By Wayne on 03-07-18

Could not quit listening!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

The plot was original. The story was well told with hints dropped in as to who might have been involved-red herrings. I have enjoyed all of Margolin’s books and this is one of his best

  • Proof of Life

  • A J. P. Beaumont Novel
  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what's officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean it's over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please bring the other narrator back!

  • By Laurel Lynn on 09-10-17

Very slow

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

The story was interesting and had a message, but the action very slow. I think I would have enjoyed reading it much more than listening to it. The reader did an excellent job but it just seemed to drag on. It did provide a basis for additional JP Beaumont books.

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  • Still Missing

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,608

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A singular voice; a horrendous story.

  • By Richard Delman on 01-21-12

Kept me listening!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

This was the most interesting book I have listened to or read for a very long time. Kept me guessing the whole time with the most surprising twist coming when you thought it was just going to end with her coming to terms with everyone.

  • Every Last Lie

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Graham Hamilton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 692

Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident - until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick's death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Did not like

  • By Katy Bateman on 07-12-17

Boring

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

I'm not sure why I even finished this. Really drawn out slow and made little sense

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,416

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

Great reader. Made you feel you were there.

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

If you could sum up Come Sundown in three words, what would they be?

Kept me interested

What was one of the most memorable moments of Come Sundown?

When you realize that Easy is the son.

Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

Alice as she changed throughout the story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, the writer had so many small things that made the characters individual and made them sound authentic.

  • The Unforgivable Fix

  • Justice, Book 3
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

Detective Mort Grant of the Seattle PD has finally decided to sell. The home where he and his late wife raised two kids feels too large and too full of old memories. His son is married and raising a family of his own, and despite desperate efforts to find her, Mort has lost touch with his wayward daughter. That is until the day she walks back into her childhood home and begs for his help. For the last four years, Allie Grant has been the lover - and confidante, confessor, and counselor - of one of the world's most powerful and deadly men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Rate!!! A MUST read!

  • By BikeVON on 05-21-17

Kept me listening

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

I have enjoyed all of the Fixer books and am looking forward to the next one

  • The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness

  • By: Maddie Dawson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Newly orphaned, recently divorced, and semiadrift, Nina Popkin is on a search for her birth mother. She's spent her life looking into strangers' faces, fantasizing they're related to her, and now, at thirty-five, she's ready for answers. Meanwhile, the last thing Lindy McIntyre wants is someone like Nina bursting into her life, announcing that they're sisters and campaigning to track down their mother. She's too busy with her successful salon, three children, beautiful home, and...oh yes, some pesky little anxiety attacks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Cliente Amazon on 08-24-18

Wonderful story! Original plot!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

I absolutely loved this story. The characters, the story and the relationships were so well filled out that you felt you knew them. I also liked the ending. All of your questions were answered and you were not left hanging.

  • Red Mist

  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,481

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much dialog, too little story

  • By Rene on 12-12-11

Not nearly as interesting as were her earlier book

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

Reviewed: 11-04-12

I found the story and descriptions too long and drawn out, the story seemed contrived not particularly believable.

  • Room

  • A Novel
  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,503

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly memorable read

  • By Kathleen on 09-16-10

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-12

It sounds like the author (reader) really was inside a little boys head and thinking as he would think. It is an amazing listen. I wanted it to go on longer.