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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,613
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9,745
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,703

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

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Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

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  • Her Last Word

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,098

Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Gina’s screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being interrogated as a suspect in the immediate aftermath. Now Kaitlin has only one way to assuage the pain and nightmares—by interviewing everyone associated with the unsolved crime for a podcast that could finally bring closure to a case gone cold.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story!

  • By Mamacat on 06-10-18

good read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

though I figured out part of the plot fairly early, it was still a good read. and I think they left enough room for a sequel

  • All the Little Children

  • By: Jo Furniss
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 696

Struggling with working-mother guilt, Marlene Greene hopes a camping trip in the forest will provide quality time with her three young children - until they see fires in the distance, columns of smoke distorting the sweeping view. Overnight, all communication with the outside world is lost. Knowing something terrible has happened, Marlene suspects that the isolation of the remote campsite is all that's protecting her family. But the arrival of a lost boy reveals they are not alone in the woods, and as the unfolding disaster ravages the land, more youngsters seek refuge under her wing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Jeanne on 09-18-17

left hanging

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Not my type of book, but kept me listening! The ending keeps you hanging though and I really dislike that

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  • Everything We Keep

  • A Novel
  • By: Kerry Lonsdale
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,033
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,314

Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents' restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James's funeral - a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Colleen on 08-17-16

good story, mediocre narration

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

the male character voice sounded robitic, computerized. otherwise I enjoyed the story. worth the read.

  • The Innocent Ones [Soundtrack Edition]

  • By: Robert Gregory Browne
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 234

Assistant District Attorney Beth Crawford and her sister, Jen, take a much needed vacation in Baja, California, but the fun in the sun doesn't last long when Jen disappears without a trace on the streets of Playa del Sol. Now Beth must navigate the underbelly of a city she doesn't know, and the only one who can help her is Nick Vargas, a disgraced newspaper reporter on the trail of a dangerous and deadly cult with big plans for its annual celebration...on the Day of the Dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You are THERE!...(soundtrack edition)

  • By Polly Poizendem on 12-11-16

good story but...

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

the story was great. moved along well with enough twists to keep you interested. the bad part was the background sound effects . very distracting.

  • Hope's Peak

  • By: Tony Healey
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Detective Jane Harper can't shake the image of the young woman discovered in a field - eyes closed, a crown of woven vines on her head. She expects macabre murders like this in her native San Francisco, not here. Jane and her partner, Stu, vow to catch the killer, but in this town, that's easier said than done. The police department is in the grips of a wide-reaching scandal that could topple the entire force, and Jane and Stu face a series of dead ends. Until they meet Ida Lane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read... couldn't stop listening!

  • By Amy Wofford on 09-27-17

decent mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

narrator was good with different voices. Story told in compelling manner. once killer was outed, it played out a bit too fast.

  • The Other Widow

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Crawford
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 191

It isn't safe. That's what Joe tells her when he ends their affair - moments before their car skids off an icy road in a blinding snowstorm and hits a tree. Desperate to keep her life intact - her job, her husband, and her precious daughter, Lily - Dorrie will do everything she can to protect herself, even if it means walking away from the wreckage. Dorrie has always been a good actress, pretending to be someone else: the dutiful daughter, the satisfied wife, the woman who can handle anything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should have used 3 narrators

  • By Jessica on 04-29-16

Gaping parts

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story carried the suspense line consistently through the story, but dragged it out in other parts.some story lines were left undeveloped, leaving reader to wonder about them. Once the killer was identified, motive was not well articulated

  • She Wanted It All: A True Story of Sex, Murder, and a Texas Millionaire

  • By: Kathryn Casey
  • Narrated by: Moe Rock
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Trophy wife Celeste Beard wasn't satisfied with a luxurious lifestyle and her rich Austin media mogul husband's devotion - so she took his life! The wife: She wanted everything, but her husband stood in the way. The lesbian lover: A love-struck, middle-aged woman with a history of mental illness, she would do anything to set Celeste free. The beauty salon receptionist: Celeste hired her to tie up the loose ends ... in a second conspiracy to commit murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By AH on 02-28-13

bad narration

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

decently written story, though repetitive at times. hated the narrator! her portrayal of the characters really made it difficult to listen to and concentrate on the plot.

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  • The Lake

  • The Lake Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: AnnaLisa Grant
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

At 17, Layla Weston is already starting over. Having lost both her parents and grandparents, and with nowhere else to go, Layla is moving from Florida to a small town in North Carolina to live with the only family she has left: her estranged uncle and aunt. The last five years of Layla’s life were spent appeasing her lessthan-loving grandmother, followed by being her grandfather’s caretaker. Growing old before her time, Layla lost her identity. Now she must learn how to allow herself to be the one who is cared for and loved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional Rollercoaster

  • By Nicol on 04-03-16

Good story line, but very repetitious

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

Where does The Lake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is for the younger reader. It was very repetitious. I would rank it in the bottom half of audiobooks I've listend to so far.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Didn't really feel that there was an ending. It was almost like the chapter ended and if you wanted an ending, you had to read the next book.

Which scene was your favorite?

Layla calling her guardians aunt & uncle

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Young love conquers all

Any additional comments?

Don't do it!

  • Troubled Waters

  • The Lake Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: AnnaLisa Grant
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

College life for Layla Weston isn't starting the way she intended. She's revisiting the plans she once had to be the reclusive girl she wanted to be at Heyward Prep and is more than confident in her ability to succeed this time. After all, she's got a whole new bag of secrets to keep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Brenda Wright on 01-25-15

Too much duplicity

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

While the story line was decent, there was a lot of repetitivness that caused me to want to skip ahead. This is the second book in a series of 3 and all of the story line in this book could have been carried out in the 1st book. In addition, the story line is based on a never ending love of 17 year olds!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The ending was the most interesting. The least interesting was hearing about her parents death over and over.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was good.

Could you see Troubled Waters being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No. too repetitious