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  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,007

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love all Lisa Jewell's books.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-18

Suspenseful...

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

This book kept me hanging on every word, every twist and turn, at times shocking and sad.

  • The Garden Party

  • A Novel
  • By: Grace Dane Mazur
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

The Cohens are impractical intellectuals - academics, activists, and artists. The Barlows are Wall Street Journal-reading lawyers steeped in trusts and copyrights, golf and tennis. The two families are reserved with and wary of each other, but tonight, the evening before the wedding that is supposed to unite them in marriage, they will attempt to set aside their differences over dinner in the garden. Set over the course of a single day and night, Grace Dane Mazur’s brilliantly observed novel weaves an irresistible portrayal of miscommunication, secrets, and the power of love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nonsensical stream of consciousness

  • By Melinda on 10-01-18

disappointing and convoluted ending

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I kept waiting for more story at the end. I was frustrated and disappointed with it.

  • Disconnected

  • By: Jennifer Weiner
  • Narrated by: Jess Weixler
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Shannon Will is nearing thirty and has already made six trips to rehab (not that anyone's counting). But this time, she swears, will be different. She'll clean up her act, go to meetings, find a sponsor, and make a clean break with her past - starting with a new phone number. But old ties aren't so easy to sever. When Shannon's new phone starts getting messages she was never meant to see, Shannon has to decide whether to risk getting involved, or stay safely disconnected.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing Drone

  • By Rachel on 01-13-15

Hard to listen to, but well written

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

Gritty, sad and difficult to listen to. The sadness I felt during the story for people I've known that have lost their lives to drug addiction. Well written - everything I read by Jennifer Weiner has been well written and I try to make sure to read all her books.