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  • Marlena

  • A Novel
  • By: Julie Buntin
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 504

Everything about 15-year-old Cat's new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena's orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blond hair. As the two girls turn the untamed landscape of their desolate small town into a kind of playground, Cat catalogues a litany of firsts - first drink, first cigarette, first kiss - while Marlena's habits harden and calcify.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brilliant, Agonizing Portrait of a Young Woman

  • By Sudi on 06-06-17

It was pretty good

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-17

the narrator was hard to listen to at first, but I got used to her.

9 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,017

Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital, where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over - she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

Really good story. I enjoyed it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-17

This book was pretty good. I noticed that it was hard to stop listening. The narrator did a great job.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,538

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

slow start, but it got good quick!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

loved listening to this book. characters were really done well. the 3 women were great