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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 523
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

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
Story
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 23,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,793

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

  • 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
Story
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 131,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,038

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A festival of personality disorders

  • By Paula Dee on 04-20-15

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