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  • The Wrong Sister

  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,920

From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Madison, Wisconsin, street. They've never met, but Tess sees the same features every time she looks in the mirror. Tess introduces herself and discovers that she and her doppelganger, Mimi, have more than appearance in common. They even share the same birthday. Mimi - confident and outgoing where Tess is understated and shy - is convinced they're twins, separated shortly after birth. When a body is discovered in a local marsh, Tess is entangled in a search for the truth....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing like anything T E Woods has written B4!!!

  • By shelley on 03-01-18

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

The good: there wasn't a lot of 'fluff' (extra words just to make the story longer), it was well written and the narrator was very good. I didn't find myself daydreaming during the story, which is a plus for the book. The bad: very predicatable - I knew what to expect about half way through (granted, there were a couple 'twists' thrown during the last chapter). Not a super-good book and not one I'd recommend to a friend, but not totally bad either.

  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,120

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can't move. She can't speak. She can't open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn't remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-18

Couldn't Hold My Interest

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I love a good thriller / mystery that can hold my interest. This wasn't one of those. My mind kept wandering.... I lost track of who was who and it got to the point that I really didn't care who was who. I replayed chapters a couple of times and it didn't help. After getting over half way through, I gave up. I'm returning the book for a credit

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,686
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,939
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,883

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

SO SLOWWWWWWWWWWW

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

I almost gave up on the book several times. The story just wasn't (and really never did) go anywhere. Yes, towards the end there's a twist..... but it just wasn't worth listening to the whole drawn out mess to get to the twist. In books, I love to identify with the main character - put myself in their place and feel what they feel. In this book the main character was so flawed - alcoholic, taking pills, agoraphobic and more, that I couldn't relate. Even not being able to relate though, the book was bad! To top it off, the narrator is incredibly over dramatic.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,582

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

ONE OF THE BEST AUDIO BOOKS!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I loved this book! Loved the way the authors wrote, loved the characters, loved that there wasn't any 'fluffy' filler (you know - when the authors 'pad' the sentences / paragraphs with non-needed words and information), loved the twists and turns, loved that it wasn't predictable, just loved (I know, you're sick of the word love, lol) everything about it! Yes, like others, I was a little confused when going from the first section to the second section, but you'll soon catch on to what's happening. Hang in there - you'll be glad you did!!!

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  • Sophie and the Rising Sun

  • By: Augusta Trobaugh
  • Narrated by: Rue McClanahan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In sleepy Salty Creek, Georgia, strangers are rare. When a quiet, unassuming stranger arrives - a Japanese man with a secret history of his own - he becomes the talk of the town and a new beginning for lonely Sophie, who lost her first love during World War I. Middle-aged Sophie had resigned herself to a passionless existence. That all begins to change as she finds herself drawn to the mysterious Mr. Oto.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good story

  • By MissSusie66 on 08-20-12

BEAUTIFUL!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

I purchased this book after watching the movie on Netflix. The movie was so special that I just didn't want it to end, so I purchased the audiobook. It's such a wonderful story and is one that will be in my heart and thoughts for years. It's so heartwarming and sweet. Rue McClanahan does a PERFECT job of narration. There couldn't have been a better choice. I loved the book and highly recommend it.

  • Her Last Day

  • Jessie Cole, Book 1
  • By: T.R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229

Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives - and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie's daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit from T R Ragan!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-26-17

Slow, boring and nothing special

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

I thought a few times about quitting early and finding a good book, but I hung in there. It's nothing special - a book I'll barely remember next week. A good book will pull you in - into the characters and into the storyline and you'll be sorry it ended. This book was not one of those. I didn't mind the narrator as many reviewers did, although the way she read was a bit monotone and depressing.

39 of 45 people found this review helpful

  • Allie and Bea

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Janet Metzger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat - on a mission to reclaim what's rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not see this coming

  • By Lolasark on 07-19-17

VERY SLOW MOVING

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

Based on all of the great reviews, I purchased this audiobook. I was disappointed.... it's very slow moving and nothing really happens. It could have been at least two hours shorter and it wouldn't have made a difference. I found it hard to believe, based on her age, the deep thinking and self awareness of Allie. I also didn't care for the narrator. Would I recommend it? No.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Her Every Fear

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,540

Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. But soon after her arrival at Corbin's grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes the Narrator Elevates the Story

  • By Bette on 01-27-17

Couldn't Get Past The First Few Pages

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I hate it when an author describes every little action and every little thing just to add length to a book. I knew after the first few pages this was going to be one of those books. Totally, unnecessarily describing the doorman, saying 'spoke into phone then hung the phone up' (just two examples). REALLY?? Not necessary for all this fluff! I knew this wasn't the book for me, no matter how good the reviews. Returned for my credit.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • You'll Never Know, Dear

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Hallie Ephron
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when an adorable puppy scampered by. Eager to pet the pretty dog, Lissie chased after the pup as it ran down the street. When she returned to the yard, Janey's precious doll was gone...and so was Janey. Forty years after Janey went missing, Lis - now a mother with a college-age daughter of her own - still blames herself for what happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Plot, Characters, Setting and Narration!

  • By Michele on 07-25-17

BORING, BORING, BORING!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Drags on & on and never goes anywhere. This is a book where you could leave the room for five minutes, return, and not miss a thing. After five hours, I give up - I'm returning back for a credit.

  • The Switch

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Steven Kearney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 569

Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn't notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it's too late. Tanner's curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she's come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best Joseph Finder

  • By Shucks Jones on 06-16-17

TOO WORDY & STUPID!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

I used to be a fan of Joseph Finder. I loved Paranoia & several other of his books and I really looked forward to The Switch. It's just plain lousy. There is so much unnecessary, silly observances / thoughts from the characters. It's like Finder wrote the book, decided there needed to be an extra 100 pages or so, and went through adding garbage. I'm sorry too.... I just don't like this narrator. He somehow makes people sound juvenile and dumb. I had to quit after a couple of hours - just couldn't take any more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful