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Alicia Perrillo

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  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,243
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,228

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Main Character Comes Off Poorly, But...

  • By Marina on 10-19-18

Hated the ending

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I knew who did it very early on, but the ending was a serious letdown.

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,029

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Why the heck is the abridged version played first?!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Its pretty annoying that I listened to the abridged version without realizing it. These need spilt up! I detest abridged books.

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  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864

Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audible book ever

  • By Molly-o on 12-25-11

Masterful

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

This is a fantastic depiction of life in the 1830s society, politics, & the trials of womanhood. The moral of the story- don’t be a Rosamond when you can be a Dorathea!

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 189

In this dark psychological thriller, Olivia Taylor believes she has suffered the worst life can throw at her after the breakup of her marriage. Full of hope, she starts a new life with her nine-year-old daughter, Ellie, only to find the worst is yet to come. Meeting Michael Crossman is the beginning of an unspeakable nightmare for Olivia, and her world slowly unravels. It is only through the retelling of her story that we piece together what has led her to become a mere shadow of the woman she once was.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Emding falls short<br />

  • By Traybell on 10-19-16

Don’t bother

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

It’s perverse and a slow slog. I can’t believe I actually finished it... definitely, time wasted.

  • No Easy Target

  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

When an enemy from her past threatens to return, Margaret Douglas must go on the run. But danger is in hot pursuit, and Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has to not only survive, but defeat evil and prove she's No Easy Prey in this high-octane thriller.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Less I want you in me would be great

  • By Heather on 05-08-17

So cheesy

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Not the most interesting plot ever and so many elements were cliché. I wouldn’t recommend it.

  • Pretty Baby

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,690

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: She works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal - or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth your time.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-15

Snooze Fest

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

It’s starts slow and stays slow. I struggled to finish it, honestly. I have no clue why this book has a 4 star average rating.

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  • The Seven Year Bitch

  • By: Jennifer Belle
  • Narrated by: Maggie Hoffman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

From the best-selling author of High Maintenance comes a witty, heartfelt comic novel about marriage, motherhood, and discovering that the life you have is exactly the one you want. Isolde Brilliant used to have a life she recognized. She was working in finance, she had a devoted, if neurotic, husband, and a perfectly acceptable apartment in downtown Manhattan.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh.

  • By Alicia Perrillo on 08-31-17

Meh.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

This was nothing special- not particularly funny or original. The main character is not relatable at all.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,366

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Oh, so good!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

This was by far the nerdiest book I've ever read; I love it!!! Trust me, if you're a child of the 80's, you'll be grinning and laughing like an idiot. Enjoy!

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