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  • Breaking Free

  • How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs
  • By: Rachel Jeffs
  • Narrated by: Rachel Jeffs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 534

In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart breaking addition to the FLDS cult story

  • By blueskies982 on 12-10-17

AMAZING!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This is by far the best book I have ever listened to in my life! very enlightening and wonderful to be narrated by the author Rachel Jeff's. what an amazing strong woman she is!

  • Her Last Secret

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 657

The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas's head was the image of her teenage daughter's face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out. They were the perfect family. Successful businessman Ben Thomas and his wife Dominique live an enviable life, along with their beautiful children: teenager Ruby and quirky younger daughter Mouse. But on Christmas Day the police are called to their London home, only to discover a horrific scene: the entire family lying lifeless, victims of an unknown assailant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Had To Think On This One..

  • By Wendi on 12-22-17

Intense

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

loved it! Really good book. sucked me in from the first chapter and kept my attention throughout.

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  • What the Night Knows

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,766

In the late summer of a long-ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a 14-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the better Koontz books

  • By Michelle on 12-31-10

Hard to get through this book

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

Reviewed: 10-07-14

Would you try another book from Dean Koontz and/or Steven Weber?

yes

What do you think your next listen will be?

not sure

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

boredom and silliness

Any additional comments?

this was just way too slow and way too fantastical for me.
I would rather listen to a thriller that is actually believable. This is just too supernatural for me.

  • The Secret Place

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,333

"The Secret Place", a board where the girls at St Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well...I really liked 50% of it

  • By Pamela on 09-11-14

Unfortunately, horrible.

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

Reviewed: 09-16-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Teenagers.......maybe.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tana French again?

yes I absolutely love all of her books ......except this one.

How could the performance have been better?

don't know if it was the narrators or the story or both, so I can't really answer this.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Secret Place?

The entire plot. Sorry, it was just not good.