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Kennebunkport, Me, United States
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  • Betrayed

  • Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Maria Bello
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,416

Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with Betrayed, and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than ever. Judy has always championed the underdog, so when Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play. The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fastpaced & fun

  • By Beerloversguides on 11-04-15

Judy sounds like a very unlikeable spoiled brat

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, nothing about this book made sense to me, from Judy's impulsive bad decisions, to her complaining about work, and of all things, the circumstances of her birth. She actually was furious that she had two wonderful people in her life who loved her and played mother to her. What a brat! Some people would be happy to have had just one, me included. Maybe it was just the bad narration, but she came across as a royal B**tch.

Would you be willing to try another book from Lisa Scottoline? Why or why not?

Every other book from Scottoline I have really enjoyed.

Would you be willing to try another one of Maria Bello’s performances?

Probably not.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,761

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

A truly Epic performance

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

I listen to hundreds of books each year, and read even more.

Rarely have I enjoyed a book more. This was not a reading, but a masterful performance.

I have read the book countless times, and listened to several other readings, but listening to this narration was even better than reading it for the first time.

It sounded as if a very talented actress was giving voice to her favorite story of all time, not for money, but for love.

34 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,898
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,886

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash - no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options.The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible--but not for the faint of heart

  • By Lesley on 01-11-15

Wow. A pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 06-24-15

I thought this book would be just sentimental drivel, but it was on sale so I gave it a try.
I found myself looking for household jobs to do just so I could have an excuse to listen non stop.
It is like something Anne Tyler's evil twin would write.

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,409

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

I really like this series, but mostly because of the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-15

A very good (not great) mystery/story that kept me listening right up to the end.

And NOBODY can beat Will Patton for narration. He makes a very good (not great) story into a fantastic voyage.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Touch & Go

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,194

Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it to go on clearance!

  • By lisa on 03-05-13

Exceptional story, ridiculous Boston accent

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

If you could sum up Touch & Go in three words, what would they be?

Couldn't stop listening

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I grew up in Boston, and the only people who talk with that exaggerated an accent are Hollywood actors. And you certainly wouldn't hear it on someone from New Hampshire. I'm not denying we have an accent, and can certainly turn it on for the benefit of tourists, but I've never met anyone who attended high school who talked like that. It was comical at times.

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

Absolutely, couldn't stop. Stayed up until the wee hours of the morning listening, got all the laundry done, washed the windows and floors, scubbed the bathroom, dusted, restored the top of an old dresser, took the dogs for a walk four times, and finally ran out of things to do, so I just wandered around the house so I could keep listening. Amazing what you can get done in 14 hours.

Any additional comments?

Just in case you were missing hearing anyone say the word "hence", the characters in this book say it an astounding 21 times. Again, not a word normally heard in Boston.