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  • Tenemental

  • Adventures of a Reluctant Landlady
  • By: Vikki Warner
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 183

Detouring from the traditional timeline of marriage-kids-house, 26-year-old Vikki Warner skips straight to homeownership. She buys a run-down three-story house in Providence, Rhode Island, and suddenly finds herself responsible for a rotating cast of colorful tenants. Adulthood comes with unforeseen challenges: backed-up sewage, gentrification, global economic downturn. Tenemental is a candid portrait of how sharing space profoundly reshapes our lives, and forces us to grow into ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tenemental is a Great listen

  • By Meredith on 08-09-18

boring descriptions of a bori glife

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

discussions and descriptions of being a landlord and all the things that go wrong and how wonderful and emotionally well-adjusted she is because she doesn't hate people of color really pathetic because she thinks this is something that's unusual.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,511
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,495

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ABSURD story!

  • By Debra on 06-28-18

non stop listen. ending scarey

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

really enjoyed an unusual story that begs for a followup story or 10 about theses characters.

  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,157

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Main Character Comes Off Poorly, But...

  • By Marina on 10-19-18

so boring i cannot finish it

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

skip this one. nothing much happens so far & ive tried to listen but it is just boring

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,547

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

story ok, but the multiple narrators distracted

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

the story required too many explanations at the end to tie the story together and it sounded like the narrator's voices for females we're all stereotypically soft even when angry. Questions by the female character to Decker seemed as though she didn't really think consistently for one part of the story to the other.

  • A Measure of Darkness

  • By: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Former star basketball player Clay Edison is busy. He’s solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man, earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. Plus his brother’s fresh out of prison, bringing with him a whole new set of complications. Then the phone rings in the dead of night. A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighborhood. A heated argument that spills into the street. Gunshots. Chaos. For Clay and his fellow coroners, it’s the start of a long night and the first of many to come.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • slow or maybe just not interesting.

  • By Rachel on 07-31-18

slow or maybe just not interesting.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I'm trying to finish it but just same old tired story so far. It doesn't sound like the main character is interested in the actions and so neither am I.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,542

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The new Harlan Coben?!

  • By shelley on 10-01-17

Boring, slow and not much mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

The story told as lead character’s memories of brother’s death. Tired use of mysterious government facilities blah blah blah.
The narrator is good but that can’t make the story interesting when it isn’t. Had to use 2 x speed to finish.

  • Burnt Offerings

  • Valancourt 20th Century Classics
  • By: Robert Marasco
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,718

Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it's an offer that's too good to refuse. There's only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals. But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to emerge from her room, and it soon becomes clear that something weird and terrifying is happening in the house.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunted house story more creepy than horrific

  • By Calliope on 05-03-17

Tired and slow

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Nothing scary and so predictable. There isn’t a story that I could find - the author just repeats one scene with variations over and over and over and over...."?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When They Come for You

  • By: James W. Hall
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

After her journalist husband and infant son are brutally executed in a fire in their Florida home, photographer Harper McDaniel has nothing left to live for - except settling the score. When the local police fail to take the arson seriously, Harper takes the reins and discovers her husband was investigating some mysterious deaths at a cacao plantation on the Ivory Coast. Now she's convinced he was targeted in a corporate conspiracy to silence him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced revenge!

  • By shelley on 10-29-17

If there was a rating less than a star i'd use it

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

What disappointed you about When They Come for You?

Characters seem to be all borrowed from somewhere else. No real story. Silly.

Has When They Come for You turned you off from other books in this genre?

What is this genre? Is silly boring a genre?

Would you be willing to try another one of Michelle Ferguson’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I've enjoyed many of Hall's books. Hard to figure out how he wrote this one. Maybe he should either start or stop drinking.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Shark

  • Forgotten Files, Book 1
  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,154

At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum's past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards. Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley's old flame, is Shield Security's newest member. He's plagued by the unsolved case of a serial killer nicknamed the Shark who murdered girls as part of a sadistic poker game.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely disappointing

  • By Shane on 05-23-17

MISTAKE!! Not my kind of book. It is romance crap

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

Would you try another book from Mary Burton and/or Christina Traister?

I hate romance stories and that is what this book is. Should have listened to a preview first.

What was most disappointing about Mary Burton’s story?

That I bought it

Did Christina Traister do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Don't know only listened until the handsome powerful blah blah blah.......yuk

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disgust.

Any additional comments?

I'd ask for a refund but it only cost $2.95. Which was way more than it is worth but I think returns are limited so I'll save my return fora more expensive return

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Edge of Lost

  • By: Kristina McMorris
  • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,604

On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter - one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island - has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible story.

  • By GB on 04-06-16

A comforting story read when you need a lift!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

I am surprised that I enjoyed this book so much. I liked the character and the warmth of his willingness to trust and trust again. Not a deep story but a very nice one. Narrator was great!