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Angela M. Dokos

Georgia
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  • Last Lullaby

  • Detective Natalie Ward, Book 2
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Diana Croft
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

When the body of mother Charlotte Brannon is discovered by her husband, Adam, in their bedroom, Detective Natalie Ward is first on the scene. The killer has left a chilling calling card: The word Why? written on the wall in blood. As Natalie begins to delve deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers that Adam has a dark past he’s been hiding, and she’s sure that the Brannons' teenage babysitter, Inge, has secrets of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Angela M. Dokos on 01-16-19

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Great book. I’ve enjoyed all of the books I’ve read by Carol Wyer. I had a little problem with one simple part of this book, but not bad enough to make me dislike it. One thing I like about these books is that she adds the detectives’ personal lives to the plots. It adds that extra layer to the character. It makes it feel more real.

  • The Babysitter

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with Edge of Your Seat Suspense
  • By: Sheryl Browne
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it? As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces. But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How stupid were these parents!!!!!!!

  • By meg on 04-05-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I really enjoyed the book. It was fast paced and kept me yelling at Mark and Mel. I couldn’t believe they were that easily fooled. Especially since he’s a detective. And as always, communication is so very important in relationships!! So much could’ve been solved if they would’ve talked to each other about things. The book definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.

  • Power Moves

  • Lessons from Davos
  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Grant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807

Power is changing. Private corner offices and management by decree are out, as is unquestioned trust in the government and media. These former pillars of traditional power have been replaced by networks of informed citizens who collectively wield more power over their personal lives, employers, and worlds than ever before. So how do you navigate this new landscape and come out on top?  Adam Grant, Wharton organizational psychologist, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the epicenter of power, and sat down with thought leaders from around the world, to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Power doesn’t corrupt it reveals

  • By Kingsley on 01-04-19

Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

This book was helpful and thought provoking. There was lots of useful info and it was encouraging. Thanks, Audible.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Atomic Marriage

  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Diane Lane
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,612

All marriages are hard. Many of them fail. Brock Lewis, an evangelical businessman turned self-published author, has the answer. Follow his international bestselling book’s 12-point “Atomic Doctrine” - make eye contact with your spouse? Always! Use the bathroom in front of them? Never! - and you, too, can build a marriage that thrives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but lacking any real oomp at the end

  • By Kingsley on 01-04-19

Cute story

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I hated that Heather was so ready to sleep the writer. Other than that I thought it was a cute little story. I like the way things turned out.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

  • By: Gabrielle Zevin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,969

The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books - the only bookstore on Alice Island - has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tale for Booksellers

  • By B. Leon on 04-15-14

Love it

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This book is heartbreaking at times, but it is beautiful. I love the characters. I love the humor. Great story. Well written.

  • Bird by Bird

  • Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,001

A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A funny listen, but no writing samples to speak of

  • By Alice on 04-12-15

Entertaining and helpful

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

I understand why some people hate this book and the author’s humor, but I loved it. It was hilarious and helpful. And so freaking true at times. And the narrator did an awesome job with it!

  • The Ex

  • A Novel
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,720

Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ex: cellent

  • By Lady S. on 04-29-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Great story. Great “flawed” characters. Fast paced. Great plot, but the twist wasn’t really surprising. I still very much enjoyed the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,459

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

Sweet story

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Thank you Audible for this Christmas gift. This was a sweet story. It’s predictable but still interesting. I enjoyed it.

  • Old Money

  • A Jake Crosby Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Bobby Cole
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Jake Crosby has traded in a stockbroker's suit and tie for a standard-issue uniform. As a newly minted Mississippi game warden, he has two tough cases to cut his teeth on - the ongoing robbery of wealthy hunters and the ruthless search for a rumored hidden fortune.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite of the series so far

  • By Sharon on 02-29-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Great story. Some of the characters make really stupid decisions that makes you roll your eyes, but it’s still a good book. The writing could be better, but still good. But the author made a mistake that bugged me, he mentions two movies that wouldn’t have been playing at the theater at the same time. They weren’t released in the same year. Just one of my quirky pet peeves. I still enjoyed the book.

  • Moon Underfoot

  • A Jake Crosby Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Cole
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

Eighteen months have passed since Jake and his daughter endured a harrowing ordeal in the Alabama woods. To save his child, Jake killed two men working with notorious drug runner Ethan “Moon Pie” Daniels. Jake’s grateful that they survived, but can’t shake the feeling that the horror isn’t over and that retribution is coming. His actions cost Moon Pie his best friends and nearly two years of business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Tracie on 03-07-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Great story. I liked the first book in the series better, but this one was pretty good. Lots of unbelievable things, but that’s why it’s called fiction. Not wonderful writing, but I still enjoyed it.