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  • Submerged

  • Ryan Widmer, His Drowned Bride and the Justice System
  • By: Janice Hisle
  • Narrated by: Janice Hisle, Mike Landis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Based on exclusive new information, Submerged, a compelling true crime drama, exposes hidden angles of a case that captivated and divided an ordinary American community, tore apart two families, and tested the criminal justice system. Compelled by conscience and curiosity, former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Janice (Morse) Hisle - who covered the saga of Ryan and Sarah Widmer from the start - returns 10 years later to dig deep to tell the untold story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is TERRIBLE - but good book.

  • By Monica on 12-11-18

Ruined by the Narration

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

For me this audiobook was ruined by the narration, which was performed by the author. There is a reason they call narrators THE TALENT. This sounded like a school teacher reading to a class of 3rd graders. I'm stymied by how Audible could have allowed this to happen when you have so many excellent narrators. Hisle merrily bounced her way through a serious, true crime story. Shame.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dream Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857

When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-05-18

Time Travel for Realists

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Aaaaack! I didn't want this book to end! It was so easy to suspend belief and really enjoy this story. I recommend.

  • Mr. Flood's Last Resort

  • A Novel
  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Maud Drennan is a dedicated caretaker, but her sunny, capable disposition and snappy quips mask a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her in the company of a cast of patron saints who pop in and out of her life like unwelcome tourists. She tries to find solace in her hard work in London...but then she meets the inimitable Mr. Flood. A menace by all accounts, Cathal Flood is a widower living alone in a Gothic Dorset mansion crawling with collector's items and feral cats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BROUGHT ME JOY

  • By Carol on 07-07-18

BROUGHT ME JOY

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This author really knows how to write. I was laughing, sad at times and I had to really listen and concentrate to be sure of what was going on - I love that. The Narrator was spectacular with her Irish accent and overall storytelling abilities. I'm off to search for more books by Jess Kidd and titles narrated by Aoife McMahon.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,951
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,954

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

Pay Attention

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I'm still reeling from this book. I could not believe the ending - I'll say no more, except, read it!

  • Surprise Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,478

After being together for 10 years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together, and panic sets in. They never expected "until death do us part" to mean seven decades. In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of Sophie Kinsella

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-18

Cramps from Laughing

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Humor, I believe, is the most difficult form of writing because it often does not translate well. This book, or parts of it, made me laugh so hard that it brought me to tears. Not an easy feat and something I've never done before. The narration was spot on and I fell in love with
Sylvie, the main character. For a light read, you won't go wrong with this book.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,974
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,977

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

I love this.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Just wow. So well done. Let me catch my breath. More of this style and spot on reporting please

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,842
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,786

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

I'm Speechless

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

OMG. This is one of my top three books. Ever. Now THIS is how you write a psychological thriller. I could not take my earbuds out for about three days. And the narration - flawless. I believed every minute of it. I would not change a thing about the story or the performance. Make this book your next purchase before they make a movie and ruin it!

  • Poison

  • A Novel
  • By: Galt Niederhoffer
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113

Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat, and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the modern family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Portland - a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Thriller

  • By Jenn on 11-27-17

TOO PREACHY

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I had to suspend belief so many times in this book that it became annoying. I appreciate the horrible treatment so many women experience in divorce/custody situations. But if someone was so obviously poisoning another person, it stretches credulity to think that person would go back to take the poison "just to be sure". Silly. And it is unfortunate because the narrator is so excellent. Too much information about chemical compounds and the law to make the story satisfying, I could not wait for this book to end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,292

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Good Wolf &Bad

  • By Linda on 11-22-17

Talk About Disturbing

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

Oh my. Thought I knew just where the author was going and I was so wrong. Set me up, but good. I need to take a walk to clear my head and be reminded of all the joy in the world.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Visitors

  • By: Catherine Burns
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 300

Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John, in a crumbling mansion on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her 50s who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to live by John's rules, even if it means turning a blind eye to the noises she hears coming from behind the cellar door...and turning a blind eye to the women's laundry in the hamper that isn't hers. For years she's buried the signs of John's devastating secret into the deep recesses of her mind - until the day John is crippled by a heart attack.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wasted potential

  • By lacey on 10-23-17

Dark and gripping. Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Talk about twists and turns! I was not expecting any of the thrilling moments of this book. I could not put it down. Whew I need to catch my breath.