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  • The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker

  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Seventeen-year-old Eleanor Parker wakes up cold and alone in the river that twists through her quiet village. She has no memory of how she got there. But she does know that another girl was drowned in the same river the summer before, held under the water by an unknown killer. Determined to unlock the mystery of what really happened to her, Eleanor can't escape the feeling that something awful links her to the previous summer's murder. But will she find out the truth before it’s too late?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By CM on 08-21-18

The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

This novel borders on being a YA mystery, but, as a 45 year old, I still loved it, and could relate to the characters. I had the bad guy (or girl) figured out, but it's a solid mystery nonetheless. A hint of the supernatural added to the plot isn't unbelievable, either. I loved the main character, and the "am I dead?" plot is quite original and very well-written. Alison Campbell is a phenomenal narrator. Definitely recommend this one!

  • The Warning

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Willow Nash, Jonathan Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Three years ago, nurse Zoe's son Ethan was found drowned in a muddy river by their home, along with his best friend, Josh. With no witnesses, their deaths were ruled a tragic accident. Heartbroken, Zoe and her family move away from her home. They’re just beginning to get back to some kind of normality when, out of the blue, Zoe receives an anonymous email: "You need to find out the truth about what happened to your son. Don’t let this rest. Don’t believe the lie." Shaken, Zoe starts an obsessive hunt for the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing, Twisty Mystery Will Enthrall Fans

  • By Brett on 12-26-18

The Warning

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

This is probably Croft's best work to date. I had most of it figured out, but it's still twisty enough to offer some surprises. Good narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife's Secret: A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Heart-Stopping Twist

  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell, Alan Medcroft
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 187

Charley Willis was 13 years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs. Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing. No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is. One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Angela M. Dokos on 10-18-18

The Wife's Secret

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

There's not a whole lot of mystery to this particular mystery, but the plot is engaging enough to hold the attention. Alison Campbell is a great narrator, as always. Alan Medcroft, whom I had not encountered before, did a good job with Seth's character. Worth the credit!

  • Flowers for the Dead

  • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

After a devastating car crash wipes out her family, Laura struggles to get her life together. Grieving, she becomes forgetful. She doesn't remember how money got into her purse, or buying that pint of milk....Adam is the perfect boyfriend. He cooks meals. He does the housework. He looks after Laura's every need. He knows everything about her. But Laura has never met Adam. And she knows nothing about him. What turned him into a monster who stalks his victims? How did he become warped from a sensitive boy who adored the fairy tales his gran read to him? 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration

  • By Christine on 01-04-19

Flowers for the Dead

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I've read the other books by Copperthwaite, and they were fairly entertaining. This one, however, was completely different from the others. More police procedural...and not very realistic. I probably would have enjoyed it more if someone else had read it. The guy should stick to non-fiction or something. It was horrible. He would read a sentence and put emphasis on various words for no apparent reason. At the very least, a female narrator should have read the "Laura" parts. This is the perfect example of a good plot ruined by bad narration.

  • The Old You

  • By: Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Lynn Naismith gave up the job she loved when she married Ed, the love of her life, but it was worth it for the happy years they enjoyed together. Now, 10 years on, Ed has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, and things start to happen - things more sinister than missing keys and lost words. As some memories are forgotten, others, long buried, begin to surface...and Lynn’s perfect world begins to crumble. But is it Ed’s mind playing tricks, or hers....? 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Far Fetched

  • By Kristie on 11-13-18

The Old You

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

This mystery had the potential of being quite good, but it instead became implausible and ridiculous. None of the characters were likeable, even the main character, who, for a cop, was pretty stupid and made poor decision after poor decision. The narrator was okay, but she has one of those voices that sounds like she has a hard candy in her mouth while speaking.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,577

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies, comes her newest audiobook, Nine Perfect Strangers: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amid all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these 10 days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next 10 days are going to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration was good on my end

  • By Anna on 11-29-18

Nine Perfect Strangers

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I've read each of Liane Moriarty's novels, and have adored each and every one of them. Until now. I've had this one in my wish list for months and was so happy when finally it was available. The book started slow. Very slow. I had read in Audible reviews that it took a while to gain momentum. For me, it never became entertaining. It became so claustrophobic and uncomfortable for me that I had to skip chapters, which I never do. Caroline Lee is a great narrator, but it seemed, especially in the first third of the book, that she wasn't getting it, either. It's like someone was doing a poor impression of Caroline Lee. All and all, a huge disappointment.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,007
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,993

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

You

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I don't think I've ever begun a review talking about the narration, but this one deserves the highest praise. Wow. Holy ****. Santino Fontana grabbed ahold of me and didn't let go. He is absolutely amazing reading You, and I have a feeling that he could read a phone book to me and I'd be infatuated and enthralled. I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this one. I'm hardly a prude, but I'm not a Fifty Shades girl, either. Frankly, even halfway through, if someone had asked me if I liked the book, I wasn't sure what I would say. Having finished, the answer is hell, yes. Yes. I loved the book. I love Joe, who is, at best, a sociopath with homicidal tendencies. I was rooting for him, and actually thought, even at the end, "Joe, you deserve better than Beck. She's nuts." On to the next book soon. I can't wait for Joe/ Santino Fontana to tell me more...

  • Hell House

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,319

For over 20 years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity.

But now, a new investigation has been launched, bringing four strangers to Belasco House in search of the ultimate secrets of life and death. A wealthy publisher, brooding over his impending death, has paid a physicist and two mediums to establish the facts of life after death once and for all. For one night, they will investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townsfolk refer to it as the Hell House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Got scary?

  • By Lesley on 06-17-08

Hell House

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

It's science versus faith in this haunted house story. An arrogant scientist, his wife, a medium, and a survivor of a previous investigation of Hell House make up this group. I actually liked this better than The Haunting of Hill House. It's darker, dirtier, and faster paced. This is a definite must-read during Halloween time, unless the reader has an issue with multiple sexual undertones.

  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,939
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,946

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written horror tale

  • By Crystal on 02-11-14

The classic haunted house story...or is it?

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I had read this many years ago, but didn't recall much of it, and thought that the Halloween season would be a good time to give it a listen. It's a very spooky tale regardless of which conclusion is drawn: is the house haunted or is Eleanor insane? Or...a combination of both? At any rate, it's a classic for good reason. The narration is good.

  • Tell Nobody

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 5
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

One hot summer evening, 11-year-old Mikey Driscoll is on the way home from playing with friends. Two days later, his body is discovered on a bed of wildflowers by some local teenagers. The case is assigned to Detective Lottie Parker, and this time it’s personal. The victim was a close friend of her son, Sean, from the run-down Munbally estate on the other side of town. Sean tells his mother Mikey was behaving normally before he died, but Lottie can’t help but feel that her son is keeping something from her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By Maine Knitter on 10-06-18

Lottie, Lottie, Lottie...

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I love this one so much that I gave it five stars even though I want to choke the fictional D.I. Parker at times. This is the same for each book in the series. :) But, I love her. I love Boyd, her kids, and the rest of the characters. The plot is quite gripping, and the surprise loss of one of the secondary characters brought me to tears. The narration is, as always, perfect. Bring on #6!!!