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  • 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 20,172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18,557
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,502

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
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

I couldn't stop listening! the narration was great in regards to emotion and range and was quite engaging. The storytelling was just what I like - the story unfolds bit by bit and each bit just pulls you further into Anna's world. And speaking from the point of view of a mental health professional, I think the writer's portrayal of Anna's mental health was so accurate and I can't say much more on that note without giving away spoilers. I really enjoyed the story being told from the perspective of Anba with her unreliability as I was constantly wondering what was true and what wasn't. Definitely recommend!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • FantasticLand

  • A Novel
  • By: Mike Bockoven
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381

Since the 1970s, FantasticLand has been the theme park where "Fun is Guaranteed!" But when a hurricane ravages the Florida coast and isolates the park, the employees find it anything but fun. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror. Photos soon emerge online of heads on spikes outside of rides and viscera and human bones littering the gift shops, breaking records for hits, views, likes, clicks, and shares.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd...But awesome

  • By T.J. on 11-12-17

Absolutely amazing

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

This was a very well written story. It's hard to imagine how this book would read as a regular book because the performances by the narrators were so realistic and embodied each character so well and I can't imagine the interview format on without them. The way that the story is slowly teased out is perfect and the 'he said, she said' aspect of the interview style leaves some ambiguity in what and how things really happened. The representation of a certain character as a psychopath was spot on, though I won't say more on that because of spoliers.

  • The Purge of Babylon Series Box Set: Books 1-3

  • By: Sam Sisavath
  • Narrated by: Adam Danoff
  • Length: 41 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments. Survivors call it The Purge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • started iffy but then couldn't put it down.

  • By Brett on 04-19-17

Cringeworthy, but had some potential

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

Reviewed: 12-14-15

So many issues with this book :( Way too much reliance on dialogue, and the dialogue was cliché and irritating. There was no character development, no realistic reactions to death, and too much time was spent on "he/she is my boyfriend/girlfriend, I have to go after them". Everything that happened in the book was extremely predictable, mostly because of the lack of character development and every character either bring distinctly 'good' or 'bad'.

The only reason I finished reading the book (which was a total struggle) was that I had interest in the ultimate plan of the 'ghouls' and kept hoping that a bit more about their motives/history would come out. despite this, I won't be reading the sequel to this book if it's written, as waiting through the rest of the novel for something interesting to happen was very very painful.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful