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  • Craven Manor

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and cobwebs coat the marble foyer. It’s clear no one has lived there in a long time. But an envelope waits for him inside the doorway. It contains money and promises more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed

  • By Catherine Simpher-Benwell on 03-28-18

Craven Manor

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This is a good ghost story, and one of my favorite books by Coates. The protagonist is a quite likeable...a bit too trusting at times...but who isn't? Coates' books can be a bit slow-moving, but there are always enough creepy moments to keep me interested. I liked the good ghost vs. bad ghost angle as well. The narrator was quite good and definitely suited to the main character.

  • The Haunting of Rookward House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

She's always watching.... When Guy finds the deeds to a house in his mother's attic, it seems like an incredible stroke of luck. Sure, the building hasn't been inhabited in 40 years and vines strangle the age-stained walls, but Guy is convinced he can clean it up and sell it. He'd be crazy to turn down free money. Right? The house is hours from any other habitation, and Guy can't get phone reception in the old building. He decides to camp there while he does repairs. Surely nothing too bad can happen in the space of a week. But there's a reason no one lives in Rookward House, and the dilapidated rooms aren't as empty as they seem....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not so scary, but still kept me up

  • By Shaun-Francis Karch on 12-22-17

The Haunting of Rookward House

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I really enjoy Darcy Coates' books as a rule. They can be a bit slow-moving in places, but there are enough creepy moments to make them enjoyable. Ditto with this story. I will say, however, that my personal preference in her books is a female main protagonist and narrator. This narrator was good, though, and that makes a huge difference.

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409

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

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I've read many of Karin Slaughter's books, and have really enjoyed them all. This one, however, missed its mark with me. Laura (in flashbacks) and Andrea (in present day) were just too unlikable for too much of the book. Spineless, overly dependent, sometimes plain stupid...anyway, it irritated me. Kathleen Early always does an amazing job, and her voice kept me going until the end, which irritated me also. How could mom could still be under Nick's spell after all of his cruelties and abuse? Ick.

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  • The Party

  • By: Lisa Hall
  • Narrated by: Georgia Macguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

It was just a party. But it turned into a nightmare. When Rachel wakes up in a strange room the morning after a neighbour’s party, she has no memory of what happened the night before. Why did her husband leave her alone at the party? Did they row? Why are Rachel’s arms so bruised? And why are her neighbours and friends so vague about what really happened?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying protagonist

  • By lannette on 09-19-18

The Party

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

This one is basically another story of a British amnesiac trying to figure out who attacked her at a New Year's Eve party. While I imagine that, I, too, would be going crazy not knowing who my assailant was, this didn't keep me from being irritated at her grilling her friends and neighbors about the events of the evening. I had a pretty good idea who the bad guy was, too. It was still entertaining enough for me to finish, and, while I'm glad it ended as it did, some may not like the open-endedness of it. The narrator is good, but her voice is a bit too "little girl" for some of the content.

  • The Guilty Wife

  • By: Elle Croft
  • Narrated by: Victoria Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When Bethany's lover is brutally murdered, she has to hide her grief from everyone. But someone knows her secret. And then one day the threats begin. With an ever-growing pile of evidence pointing to her as the murderer, the only way she can protect her secrets is to prove her innocence. And that means tracking down a killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-28-18

The Guilty Wife

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Finally gave up about a third of the way through. It appears that the writer had a thesaurus handy and decided to make the sentences as long and flowery as possible. I could have choked on the stupid metaphors. However, there is no substance. I didn't like the main character. Narrator was okay, but the words made me dislike her, too.

  • The Haunting of Ashburn House

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 939

There's something wrong with Ashburn House. The ancient building has been the subject of rumours for close to a century. Its owner, Edith, refused to let guests inside and rarely visited the nearby town. Following Edith's death, her sole surviving relative, Adrienne, inherits the property. Adrienne's only possessions are a suitcase of luggage, 20 dollars, and her pet cat. Ashburn House is a lifeline she can't afford to refuse. Adrienne doesn't believe in ghosts, but it's hard to ignore the unease that grows as she explores her new home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep an open mind...

  • By Elizabeth Moore on 05-28-17

Good ghost story

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I'd read one other Coates book, which was a lot more tame than this one. I enjoyed this one more. It's not a fast-paced story, but an enjoyable creepy, cozy read. Good narration.

  • The Date

  • By: Louise Jensen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, and she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future. By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognizable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt, and she has no memory of what happened to her. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Date

  • By Andrea Rberson on 07-14-18

The Date

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This was a decent read - fairly suspenseful. My gripes are pretty specific. *Spoiler alert* When it is revealed that Matt is suffering from depression with plans to commit suicide, Alison is enraged and refers to him as selfish. I loathe this line of thought. It also doesn't line up with the assisted suicide angle. This personally annoyed me. The narration is good. 3.5 stars.

  • The Silent Sister

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she hears a strange noise. Running downstairs to check, she discovers a disturbing letter addressed to her. But who sent it? As Lizzy receives more unsettling messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her - her boyfriend, her neighbors, her friends - because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her. And they want to destroy her perfect life. Desperate for answers, Lizzy reaches out to her sister, Emma. She used to be her best friend. But they haven’t spoken in years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had no idea at all!

  • By Mystical Lady on 07-25-18

Decent, but not life-changing

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

The Silent Sister is a good story to read after you've finished a really intense book. It passes the time - is enjoyable - but you won't really remember the details in a month or so. The narrator is very good, and there are enough twists to keep it interesting.

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  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing!!

  • By ROBIN on 05-26-18

Solid psychological thriller

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This book kept me guessing until the very end. Is Alex a victim or a perpetrator? I'm not going to tell, but take my advice and read this one. The narration is great, and it definitely throws curves...just when you think you have it figured out.

  • Stalker

  • By: Lisa Stone
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship - even if it’s through a screen. When a series of crimes hits Derek's neighbourhood, DC Beth Mayes begins to suspect he's involved. How does he know so much about the victims' lives? Why won’t he let anyone into his office? And what is his mother hiding in that strange, lonely house? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ending gave me chills!

  • By Mystical Lady on 07-01-18

Creepy...in a good way

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This is a good, suspenseful read. The story flows well, and, while Derek is a bit on the creepy side, I still rooted for him. It's also an uncomfortable look at just how much of our lives are caught on camera and available for viewing...and most of the time we have no idea. Perhaps even in our own homes.....

1 of 2 people found this review helpful