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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 3,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,965
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,951

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

Outstanding book…

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This book is very different from Slaughters others. It is written with two different timelines which ultimately come together in the present. The characters have great depth and are fully fleshed out.
The daughter starts out as very immature and metamorphoses into a woman. The violence around her mother sets her off on a road trip to discover the truth.
This book is highly recommended.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,950

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Depressing...

  • By Sena on 09-11-18

Extremely Depressing

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

For those of us who watched Donald J. Trump operate in NYC , there are few surprises. For those who failed to vote because they did not want to vote for the lesser of two evils, here is the evil that results. A petulant, impulsive, mentally immature man-child as president of the US.
If you wrote this as a novel, no one would believe it!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Spectre of the Sword

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

The Lady Elizabeau Treveighan is the illegitimate daughter of Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany. Elizabeau was sent to foster at a very young age, her identity known only to herself and the earl who fostered her. When her half-brother Prince Arthur is murdered and rumors begin to fly that the opposition to King John intends to marry her to a Teutonic prince and supplant her and her new husband as the rulers of England, she suddenly becomes a very hot, and very dangerous, commodity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story! Hated the Narrator

  • By Liv45 on 06-11-14

Narrater is terrible

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

The narration was so terrible that I could not finish the story. Even changing the speed did not help.

  • The Wolfe

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 37 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

1231 A.D. After a nasty skirmish along the England/Scotland border at Bog Wood, a badly wounded knight has crawled off to die. As women from the Clan Scott fan out across the battlefield to collect the spoils of war, one woman breaks off from the pack. She is sickened by the tradition of stealing valuables off the dead and runs off to hide. In her hiding place, however, lingers the badly wounded knight. The young woman is frightened at first but her natural instinct to lend aid takes over. She tends the knight and saves his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Epic Romance

  • By Lee111 on 04-04-14

Story very good, narrator is a problem

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

The narrator speaks very slowly. For the first time I changed the rate to 1.25 so as not to go crazy.

  • The Other Woman

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,651

From Daniel Silva, the number one New York Times best-selling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not typical of Daniel Silva!

  • By Wayne on 07-18-18

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Twists & turns...this one is my favorite of the outstanding series. Recommended for all who love great storytelling.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,487
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,510

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

A story to keep you on the edge of your seat...

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Are we doing enough to protect our increasingly internet dependent society? Our phones, banks, hospitals, industries and defense infrastructure are all connect, and dependent on connectivity. What might result if an adversarial foreign power supported an attack on that connectivity?
We have seen what can happen when our elections are attacked. This takes it one step further...
The characters are realistic and well drawn. The story is well researched. Hopefully, the warning will be heeded!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The World as It Is

  • A Memoir of the Obama White House
  • By: Ben Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Ben Rhodes, Mark Deakins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

For nearly 10 years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration - first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor, and finally as a multipurpose aide and close collaborator. He started every morning in the Oval Office with the President’s Daily Brief, traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Now, he tells the full story of his partnership with a man who also happened to be a historic president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A work for posterity, not tomorrow's talking points

  • By Josh on 06-14-18

Outstanding!!! Eminently Readable...

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

A journey through the eight years of the Obama administration, the highs, the lows, the frustrations and the successes. A tale of long hours and constant stress trying to do the right thing and effect change for the people of the United States and the world.
The reader really gets a feel of living within the bubble.
Thank you Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes and all others brought us these eight years.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,894

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joanne Froggatt 💕

  • By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

Highly Recommended

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Great thriller uncovering the masks people ware to hide the darkness within. You will not be able to put it down,

  • Facts and Fears

  • Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence
  • By: Trey Brown, James R. Clapper
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 18 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama's senior intelligence advisor for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined. He led the US Intelligence Community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia's influence operation on the 2016 US election.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Speaking Straight, Unbiased Truth to Power

  • By Cynthia on 05-29-18

This is a very important book that everyone who is concerned with preserving our democracy must read.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Although the beginning of the story of American intelligence agencies is peppered with military alphabet soup and acronyms, I have found it best to just skip over these without trying to decipher each and every one. It can be read as simply an evolution of these agencies and their cultures.
The latter portion of the book dealing with the elections in the Obama and Trump eras, has the ring of truth.
We owe James Clapper a great debt for adding to our understanding of the methods used by Russia and self-serving politicians to corrupt an election and the democratic process.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • How It Happened

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Christine Lakin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

 Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Judge a book by it's cover!

  • By shelley on 05-16-18

The best

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

This story is one of the most complex. You will not guess the full story until the end. The twists and turns unfold, and many times you will think they will all die before they figure it out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful