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  • Fatal Trust

  • By: Diana Miller
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

Stepping her perfect Jimmy Choos into place beside Ben Gallagher’s faded Nikes, straitlaced Philadelphia lawyer Catherine Barrington is surprisingly unable to resist the disarming small-town mechanic’s charm. He’s one of the heirs to the vast fortune left by his eccentric grandfather Max, a bestselling horror writer, and she’s there to carry out Max’s last wishes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By HaloLove on 10-04-14

A little predictable and towards the end too long

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Romantic plot, spiced up with a few crime elements, and a rather slow pace. Too many characters for my taste, and none of them were very convincing. They were just necessary to prolong the story. The ending was very predictable and was unnecessarily protracted.
However, the narrator was very good, and was a great enhancement to the overall average story.

  • The Silent Wife

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely not a mystery or page turner

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-11-17

Dark family secrets but not too depressing

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

At first I found it a little unusual to have two main female characters, yet in the way the story develops it worked very well in the end. As other reviews have already mentioned, it is indeed a domestic drama, but with very realistic and likable characters. The respective actions are comprehensible, and do not only serve the story. Of course, it was foreseeable that some family secrets would come to light. Nevertheless, the story is excitingly told and has one or the other unexpected twist. In this genre, however, one shouldn't question each and everything and depending on ones character some readers might find some passages unbelievable. But it was very entertaining for me. This was my second book from author Kerry Fisher and I was, again, not disappointed.
The narration was excellent, I very much enjoyed the British accent.

  • Bond Bombshell

  • A Jamie Bond Short Story
  • By: Gemma Halliday
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Maya Alexander is the organized-and-in-charge office manager of the Bond Agency, Los Angeles's premier PI firm, specializing in catching cheating husbands. But when Maya is thrust into the field to catch her first mark in the act, she realizes this case is personal. Her mark just happens to be her ex-fiancé... and things did not end well between them. Can Maya prove that he's repeating his past mistakes with his current wife? Or is something more sinister happening in this Beverly Hills couple's life?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • quick love story for in between

  • By Andrea on 05-29-18

quick love story for in between

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Simple romantic story at a good pace, a little tension and a lot of heart flutter around a great alpha.
Narration was OK but nothing outstanding.

  • Linda Gets Her Groove Thing

  • The Green Room Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: J.D. Frettier
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

After being blindsided with infidelity and financial devastation, recently widowed Linda has sworn off men forever. Nearing middle age, her dream of retiring early from the airlines is no longer within reach, so she retreats into the world of battery-operated boyfriends to deal with the stress. When the one purchase Linda counts on for a long haul flight to Paris backfires, she passes away suddenly...from a conniption fit, of all things!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining short story

  • By Andrea on 05-27-18

entertaining short story

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

A bit of a cliché - from incompetent customer service to the attractive doctor to revenge on the unfaithful husband, everything is there - but the story is still entertaining and there is a lot to laugh about.
The narrator was very good.

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  • The Junior Arsonists Club

  • By: Craig Tollifson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

For young parents Marilyn and Brad, adopting an orphan girl from Belgorod, Russia, was supposed to make their lives complete. But from the moment she arrives, 12-year-old Zhanna has one thing on her mind: setting fire to the family couch. At first Marilyn is determined to love the pyromania right out of her new daughter. But when Brad jets away on business-or so it seems-Marilyn is forced into a dark and hilarious game of cat-and-mouse with the preteen pyromaniac.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A glimpse of America in every word

  • By Imweezle on 01-09-15

Being a mother is hard, but that's nothing new

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

I expected less problems and more entertainment from this story. The mother's desire for perfection could not convince me and her character remained shallow. The adoptive daughter seemed to be the most normal person. The story delivered some good laughs though, but that wasn't enough for me.
The narrator, however, was flawless.

  • No Shame

  • By: Erin Lee
  • Narrated by: Charlie Boswell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 2

Jayne has hidden behind a disfiguring facial birthmark. Nothing has helped to overcome a scar she cannot hide from. Tortured by peers, and even in her adult life, Jayne has finally accepted the hand she’s been dealt. She’s vowed never to let anyone under her skin again. Trust is for the foolish.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Story didn't convince me and bad recording

  • By Andrea on 05-12-18

Story didn't convince me and bad recording

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Two people, who for different reasons are victims of stupid contemporaries, make a plan to take revenge on their tormentors. And they get away with it and play the happy family in the end! I have to say that the plot didn't work out for me at all.
Also, the quality of the recording was very poor, only several tries with the equilizer created a reasonably pleasant listening experience. That has never happened with any download from this site.

  • The Junkie Quatrain

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,644

Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An awesome set of vignettes

  • By Tango on 04-20-13

Warning: no real end

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Clines knows his trade. But he won't be really good until he's allowed to let off steam. This short story is very well done, but it actually ends exactly when story really gets going.
Both narrators were very good and with their style they created the dark end-time mood of the book.

  • A Short Stay in Hell

  • By: Steven L. Peck
  • Narrated by: Sergei Burbank
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 766

An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life. In this haunting existential novella, author, philosopher, and ecologist Steven L. Peck explores a subversive vision of eternity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully unsettling

  • By Ryan on 08-23-14

Long enough for me!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

Exceptional book - short but intense. The author has managed to cover many aspects of life, yet he always remains focused on the protagonist's journey. It wasn't an easy listen but one that stuck with me.
The narration was excellent.

  • The Agreement

  • By: John Isaac Jones
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

When Alma Dawson, a middle-aged, hard-working single mother, sets out to get the tuition money for her daughter's last year of college, she never dreamed her entire world would be turned upside down. A poignant, inspiring story, this novelette is a testimony to a devoted mother's love!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Mother's Love

  • By PATRICIA on 11-11-17

boring and uninspired

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Luckily a very short book, I was very happy when it was over. It wasn't clear to me what the author intended to tell: The fact that mothers really do everything for the welfare of their child has been much better staged numerous times.
The narration was annoying: I have rarely had to struggle through such a bored performance.

  • After the Lie

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

When Lydia was a teenager, she made a decision that ruined her family's life. They've spent the last 30 years living with the consequences and doing their best to pretend it never happened. Lydia's husband, the gorgeous and reliable Mark, and her two teenage children know nothing about that summer back in 1982. And that's the way Lydia wants it to stay. The opportunity to come clean is long gone, and now it's not the lie that matters; it's the betrayal of hiding the truth for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, great! Definitely worth a credit!

  • By Jenny West on 08-16-17

Parents' mistakes destroy children's lives

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I found the story interesting because it is actually about a completely dysfunctional family. The child, here a 13-year-old teenage girl makes a mistake, the father - a teacher!!! - can't handle it and beats up a student, the mother stages new identities and directs everyone's life the next 30 years. But then chance reveals old lies and truths, and the child finally has the opportunity to take her fate into her own hands.
With very few exceptions basically a very well staged story, good pace, exciting till the end. The narrator is doing an excellent job.

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