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  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,037

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Snore...

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Gave this 15 chapters but just couldn’t do it anymore. Never did capture my attention.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dangerous Waters

  • By: Toni Anderson
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 441

Investigating the discovery of the body, Sergeant Holly Rudd knows she’s an unwelcome presence in the close-knit community of Bamfield. But she doesn’t expect the residents to be spooked by the mere sight of her. What rattles Holly even more, though, is her overwhelming desire for diver and former Special Forces soldier Finn Carver. Finn has no doubt that the corpse he found while diving was a victim of foul play - just as there’s no doubt that he wants Holly.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boringly Dissapointed

  • By Lia on 01-05-18

Kept me listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I love any book that makes me visualize as though I’m watching the story unfold on the big screen. This does for me.

  • My Soul to Lose

  • By: Rachel Vincent
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,270

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed, and it's the worst day of her life....Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit. She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully crafted vignette!

  • By brenty on 04-11-10

Kept Me Listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I love any book that makes me visualize as though I’m watching the story unfold on the big screen. This does for me.

  • Ghost Gifts

  • By: Laura Spinella
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,295

All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden - until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't pay full price

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 05-07-16

Kept me Listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I love any book that makes me visualize as though I’m watching the story unfold on the big screen. This does for me.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,617

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Kept Me Listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I love any book that makes me visualize as though I’m watching the story unfold on the big screen. This does for me.

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,149

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

Kept me Listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I love any book that makes me visualize as though I’m watching the story unfold on the big screen. This does for me.

  • Nineteen Minutes

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes - or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show - destroying the closest of friendships and families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Alexandria on 05-25-16

Kept Me Listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I love any book that makes me visualize as though I’m watching the story unfold on the big screen. This does for me.

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,101

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Kept Me Listening

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I love any book that makes me visualize as though I’m watching the story unfold on the big screen. This does for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vanishing Acts

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Jim Jenner, Robert Ramierez, Sharon Washington, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 935

Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father, Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancé, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret that changes the world as she knows it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story-terrible narrators

  • By butters on 06-12-17

Kept Me Listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I love any book that makes me visualize as though I’m watching the story unfold on the big screen. This does for me.

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,844

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Spy Novel (with a few quirks)

  • By Aaron on 01-12-14

Kept Me Listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I love any book that makes me visualize as though I’m watching the story unfold on the big screen. This does for me.