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  • A Good Family

  • By: Erik Fassnacht
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

A dramatic, ambitious first novel of a Midwestern family's self-destruction and repair.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Violent and all dislikable characters

  • By Mary on 10-25-17

Violent and all dislikable characters

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

Had I known it was this violent with graphic war details, I wouldn't not have ordered it. None of the characters have a shred of compassion. I know flawed characters make good novels, but there is nothing likable about any of them. Couldn't finish the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,801

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Well written- good read

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

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

Definitely in my top picks.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the way Carl Iverson's story unfolded. Also enjoyed the Minnesota setting.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Never listen all in one setting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

  • A Novel
  • By: Jan-Philipp Sendker
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,473

When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be - until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the listener’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Basic Story Interesting, But...

  • By Monica on 06-04-13

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

A bit of a slow start but I didn't want it to end. I'm not prone to giving five stars but this one earned it.