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Holland, MI
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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 24,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,184

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
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Pretty decent

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

I wanted to really like this book, but I didn't. Overall it was okay. I enjoyed it. I wanted it to be better. I felt a little unresolved at the end. I still had a few questions. I was hoping for a lot of suspense & intrigue. I liked the characters & the narration. I did tear up a bit at the end. It was good, but not great, not what I was hoping for. Maybe my expectations were too high.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,382
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,369

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

Lisbeth is my hero Part 5

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

i LOVE these books! Lisbeth is my hero. I cant' say enough about her. I've read them all & listen to them all, a couple of times. The books in the Millennium Series just do not disappoint! David Lagercrantz has done an amazing job picking these up where Mr. Larsson left off. I'm so glad the series has continued. Simon Vance is just one of the best narrators. I love him. He brings so much to the story. There are so many twists in this one. It's just another crazy ride on the Salander/Blomkvist train. This book is just wonderful. I love finding out more about Lisbeth's history & the conspiracies to silence her. I wanted to be the typical girl who loves Jane Austin type stories, but I'm just not. I love thrillers & conspiracies. The Millennium Series is my absolute favorite. Lisbeth kicks butt! I love her. I wish I was as smart as she is. She is truly my literary hero. Her character speaks to my soul. I'm so looking forward to the next book!

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,595

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect title especially for the audio format!

  • By Abby R. on 03-05-13

Jodi Picoult is fantanstic!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I loved this! Can you go wrong with a Jodi Picoult though? I have read/listened to many of her books. I don't think I've been disappointed in any. The story line was so fascinating. A really good moral dilemma. Something good to debate. I'm not sure what I would have done. The plot had a couple of good twists. I loved how the story was told from different characters. I love it when there are multiple narrators too. Make me feel like I'm listening to a show or movie. I have a girl crush on Mozhan Marno, so I will listen to anything she narrates. It's a beautiful book, with beautiful characters & really give you something to think about.

  • The Jonathan Shade Series: Books 4-6

  • Anubis Nights, Sunset Specters, Wizard's Nocturne
  • By: Gary Jonas
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The Jonathan Shade series continues with books 4-6: The Complete Time Travel Trilogy. Includes: Anubis Nights, Sunset Specters, and Wizard's Nocturne. From hunting a dead sorcerer in ancient Egypt to the roaring 20s where flappers dance to jazz and secret societies kill each other for magical dominance....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great series continues.

  • By cosmitron on 04-12-18

Um...not sure about this one

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I'm not sure about this set. I got really confused at a few different parts. All 3 books are a continuation of the one before, which was fine, but I think some of the time travel stuff didn't make sense. Or maybe it just went on too long. I felt like I wanted a long time for the final showdown. I really wanted to like this set. I loved the first 3 books. Paranormal investigation isn't something I would normally listen to, but I got the first set (3 books) from the narrator for free. Joe Hempel is great, by the way! He really brought the characters to life & made me care about them. Maybe I just need to listen to these again, like all 6 books in a row. I primarily listen while I am at work. It was a bit of a crazy week when I listened to Books 4-6. That may have added to my confusion. It is a good series & will continue to listen.

  • About a Boy

  • By: Nick Hornby
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women - women who would not ordinarily look twice at Will - might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating him, then he was really onto something. Single mothers - bright, attractive, available women - thousands of them, were all over London. He just had to find them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like the movie, love the book

  • By Bridget on 05-17-16

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I wanted it to be better. I just love this movie. The majority of the book & movie are the same. I was a little disappointed at the ending, I guess, having seen the movie first. Overall, it was good. Not normally a book I would read or listen to, but I thought, why not? I think I wanted more out of the book, but there really isn't much more. I do like Nick Hornby's writing style. David Case's narration was fun. He brought out the quirks of the characters & made listening enjoyable. It was another good clear my head book, as there was nothing to figure out. I just had to put my headphones on & enjoy. It's a nice book about life & the family we are given & the family we choose. I do recommend this title if you're looking for something easy.

  • Now That You Mention It

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 million stars!

  • By jodiod on 12-28-17

Not a bad listen

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Not my favorite, but it's not too bad. It's a good book just to clear the head, nothing really to figure out. I listen to a lot of thrillers/mysteries, so sometimes I need to listen to something that just easy on my brain, if that makes sense. I do like a good story of forgiveness & redemption. The characters were great, some really funny. I thought Kristan Higgens wrote a very well rounded novel. Xe Sands is a wonderful narrator. I've listened to a few books read by her. She just really brings the characters to life. I did have a few good laughs with this one. If you're looking for a book about life, love, family, forgiveness, check this on out. :)

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  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,803

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

So Beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Another one that I just loved! Couldn't wait to listen to either. I love mysteries that have redemption aspects to them. This one was wonderful! I loved the characters, how the story was told from many perspectives, just showing we never truly know what another person's motivation is. Some of the back stories of the characters hit home with me & loved the healing I felt. Kate Morton is a brilliant writer. I will be looking for more of her titles. I just love Caroline Lee's narration. I've listened to her before. She just brings so much to the story, really brings the characters to life. I laughed. I cried. This is just a really well rounded book. While it is a little long, it's worth every minute. Very good listen!!

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,102

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

OMG Loved It!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I LOVED this book! It was so good! I thought the synopsis sounded interesting when I saw this at a book store. The wait list my local library was too long, so I got it on Audible. This book did not disappoint at all. The entire story was gripping. I loved characters, the compassion, the redemption, the forgiveness, the justice. This book is a great reminder that we shouldn't judge a person until we know their story. Kudos to Mr. Eskens for writing a beautiful novel! Zach Villa nailed the narration. He was fabulous! I highly recommend this one! There are a lot of twists, a lot of nail biting & a lot of sweetness. It's just an all around great listen. Enjoy!!

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,679
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,660

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Meg on 05-26-16

Pretty Good Book 1

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I liked it. Not my favorite, but it's a pretty solid story for a Book 1. I hate it when a detective does something alone & has no back up, which happens a couple of times in this book, but I understand it's to add drama. I really liked the plot & the characters. Jan Cramer was great with her narration. There are some plot twists & things I wasn't expecting. I will continue on with the series for sure. There is so much character development in the 1st book that sometimes the story suffers a bit. Not really the case in this one. Mr. Bryndza did a fantastic job of balancing the 2. Overall, I liked this! Recommend for all crime fans!

  • Katerina

  • By: James Frey
  • Narrated by: James Frey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018. At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • James Frey Fans Will Appreciate this Book

  • By Wendi on 09-12-18

Heartbreaking & Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Wow!! Just plain wow!! I have not read or listened to A Million Little Pieces. This is the 1st book by James Frey I have read/listened to. I'm not even sure how to review it. This book really stopped my heart. It spoke to me. It burrowed into my soul. I think there are a few books in one's lifetime, that, for whatever the reason, change the reader. For me this is one of them. I can't really say why either. The story was so heartbreaking, breathtaking, soul crushing & beautiful. I could just imagine all the sights & sounds of Paris. I could smell the bars, the shops, the book store. I could see the art. I can't say I felt this way about a book since I read Catcher in the Rye or A Tale of Two Cities years ago. I love Jay. I love that he is flawed, that he wants to be something, but on his own terms. He maybe hadn't lived the way he always thought he would, but he did it. I could feel how sad, how lonely he was. His emptiness on the hurts he had caused became my own. Katerina just crushed me. I picked this up on a whim, thinking that it sounded okay. I listen to a lot of thrillers & mysteries. I thought this would be a good book to clear my head, something I wouldn't have to figure out, think to hard about, you know, a nice easy listen. Yeah, not at all. I ended up listening to only a couple of hours a day. It took me a few days to get through it. I needed time to process. This book is absolutely amazing! I'm glad Mr. Frey read it as well. I'm not sure another narrator could have brought the feelings Mr. Frey must have had while writing this. Thank you, Mr. Frey!! I am not & won't be the same after this one.