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  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,334

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing!!

  • By ROBIN on 05-26-18

Really good.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

This story really kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting to find out the truth. I thought I had it figured out, and was only half-right. The twist at the end kind of took me by surprise. Good narration throughout, but you had to pay attention to know who was talking... and one of the characters was getting a bit whiny near the end. Great plot!

  • Malice

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 568

Dr. Daniel Winters has a beachfront home in Malibu, a career as a respected pediatrician, and a gorgeous new wife, Mia. For a man whose past was rife with mental illness, addiction, and thoughts of suicide, it seems too good to be true. Then Daniel learns that a fellow pediatrician and his family were found slaughtered in their home. It’s just the first chip in the facade of Daniel’s perfect life. Little by little, everything starts to fall away. At work, his career becomes at risk when he’s asked to remain silent about a dangerous new drug. At home, Mia has gone from an affectionate newlywed to a mysterious woman carefully hiding secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-01-18

Not great, but not terrible.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Interesting premise, and the narrator was top notch. She did a good job with both female and male voices. It felt longer than it was and the ending just kind of fizzled out, but worth a credit. Better than most of what I have listened to as of late, and I go through a lot of audiobooks in a month.

  • True Evil

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880

Dr. Chris Shepard is 36 years old, newly married, and well on his way to a perfect life. Or so he believes. But that future is forever cast into doubt the day Special Agent Alexandra Morse walks into his office and drops a bombshell: Dr. Shepard's beautiful new wife is plotting his murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truely Captivating and Terrifiying!!!

  • By JenniferLOVESThrillers on 01-22-14

Wordy, unbelievable story and even WORSE narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Just when I could not take any more of this book and figured it had to be nearing the end, I looked to see the remaining time and it had 8 HOURS and 11 MINUTES TO GO!!! NO!!! Superfluous detail on unimportant matters, scenery, etc. and the fact that it is going nowhere very slowly, makes this a very, very tedious listen. Even WORSE is the narration. Dick Hill does a really dreadful job on this one, in my opinion. His female voices are unconvincing. The story is set in Natchez, Mississippi and every one of his male characters sounds like Foghorn Leghorn from the old Loony Tunes cartoons. I got it on a two for one credit, and now I know why. I mean... I Saaaay... This heya was baayad!

  • Lies She Told

  • By: Cate Holahan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309

Liza Cole has 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best seller list. In the meantime, she's struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth. Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she's home alone caring for their newborn. Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth is stranger than fiction is stranger than fiction is stranger..,.

  • By shelley on 09-23-17

Lies She Told

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

While I admit I listened to this until the end, I was hating every minute of it. Unlikeable, whiny characters, who with their weak female stereotyping set women back forty years with their lack of self-worth. The protagonist lives and breathes in her ability to conceive a child, and although I am a woman, do not feel my life is dependent on whether or not I have children... so I could not relate to her. The ending was predictable, weak and pretty much a non-ending. Had it not been for the decent job of narrating by the two readers, I would never have finished it.

  • Mortal Fear

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 742

By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E.R.O.S., an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my attention!

  • By Grace on 05-06-11

The more I listen to it, the more I hate it.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I bought this because of all the positive reviews. What a mistake! It had promise at the beginning, but the narration was so awful, I could not finish this audiobook. I’m not sure I can describe the narration, but it became the only thing I could think about as I listened. Eric Dove has an annoying way of narrating this book with the protagonist speaking with a normal, non-accented voice when he is describing a scene or simply narrating dialogue going on in his head, but when he is actually speaking in the story, the same exact person has a bad southern accent. And he uses the same voice for another character which the protagonist has some interactions and back and forth dialogues with, so that you cannot tell who is speaking. He also voices another character, a psychiatrist named Lenz, with a weird, oddly clipped way of speaking , for no apparent reason. These things, along with a tedious story that might have been intended to be sexually steamy but is merely boring, has made me walk away from this book. Too many one word, back and forth conversations going nowhere have given me a migraine. Since I made the decision to stop listening to this and walk away, I have felt an overwhelming sense of relief! And I PAID for this one!

  • Cut and Run

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image - the twin sister she never knew she had. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Fast Fun & Free (to borrow)...

  • By shelley on 10-19-18

Kept me interested, but no real twist at the end.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

*Slight spoiler*
This book was prettty good. Not great, but ok. There were multiple characters, male and female, all read by one woman. Some of her male voices were done with an over the top Southern drawl that I found a bit irritating and distracting, but the various female voices were well done. I thought I had it figured out, but I was wrong. I felt that in fact, my own thoughts on who done it would actually have been a better twist at the end. I was disappointed when the perpetrators turned out to be who they were. One of them I already did have figured out, and it was pretty easy, and the second was a who cares character and a disappointment. The female protagonist was engaging and read well and the story line was ok, although disturbing and not my usual style. There was a little gratuitous sex but not enough to make it offensive.

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  • What Have You Done

  • By: Matthew Farrell
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 450

When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there’s a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. Sean has his back, but incriminating evidence keeps piling up. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a great movie!

  • By shelley on 10-02-18

I COULD NOT LISTEN TO THIS NARRATOR!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I was hating this narrator so much, I could not listen to this book! He had a way of portraying one of the two brothers as a whiny, whimpering simp, and I found his manner of narrating the story sounded like someone reading a story to a room full of four year olds. I will never listen to another audiobook narrated by Chris Andrew Ciulla.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 13 Minutes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

Natasha doesn't remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this—it wasn't an accident, and she wasn't suicidal. Her two closest friends are acting strangely, and Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before when she got popular, to help her figure out what happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good

  • By erin lovett on 08-20-18

Ending was a little weak, but good overall.

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

This is definitely a modern ‘Mean Girls’ type story. A bit implausible because I find it hard to believe a sixteen year old is capable of the incredibly diabolical aspect of the plot. Nonetheless, an engaging story with good narration. Has most of the social games involved with high school, spot-on. Although it’s been decades since I was there, some things never change... they just get updated.

  • 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 13,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,131

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST AUDIBLE BOOK EVER .....GRIPPING and UNEXPECTED

  • By Trisha on 03-06-18

A BIG Twist!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

I enjoyed this book very much, even when it’s supernatural leanings become a little ‘out there’ near the end. It kept my attention with the exception of the narrator who read for the character of Adele. I found her slow, monotone voicing of the character extremely boring and would occasionally speed up the setting for times when she read, which was annoying. The other narration was very good. I thought I had it pretty much figured out as we were nearing the end, but there was an additional twist which I did not see coming. Definitely worth a credit!

  • Lying in Wait

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Caoilfhionn Dunne, David McFetridge, Lesley McGuire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

On the surface, Lydia Fitzsimons has the perfect life - wife of a respected, successful judge, mother to a beloved son, mistress of a beautiful house in Dublin. That beautiful house, however, holds a secret. And when Lydia’s son, Laurence, discovers its secret, wheels are set in motion that lead to an increasingly claustrophobic and devastatingly dark climax.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply amazing...

  • By ashley on 06-14-18

Creepy!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This is the story of Laurence and his mother Lydia. The narration was pretty engaging with the exception of the narrator who portrayed Karen. She was read so morosely that I found it a bit distracting and annoying. I found the rest of the book as a riveting character study of a true narcissistic sociopath with a disturbing and not completely satisfying ending.