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Angela M. Dokos

Georgia
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  • The Secret Child

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

Susie did something that she knows she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption, to keep her infidelity secret from her family. Louise, Susie's daughter, feels the effects of that decision echoing down through the years - her mother has always been difficult, too strict with her but not strict enough with her sister, Grace, who is wild and out of control. And Danny, Susie's husband, adores her but has always sensed something wrong at the heart of their marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it WAY more than I thought I would

  • By ~Portia on 07-25-18

Beautiful story

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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: 11-16-18

This book was heartbreaking but absolutely beautiful. So very emotional. Great story. Well written. I loved it.

  • Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,092

For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Tal on 10-18-18

Helpful

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This book was helpful, but quite boring. I think it can help with relationships, but it was hard for me to stay focused on it.

  • The Perfect Family

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs saying the words every mother dreads. The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl. After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law, Diane, finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over. But then her perfect family starts to fall apart....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Angela M. Dokos on 11-10-18

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Great story. Loved the plot. Felt bad for the children. Loved the twist. I knew it couldn’t be as it seemed, so I was excited when it was revealed.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkest Star

  • Origin Series, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity's war with the aliens. When she's caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LUC is BACK!!

  • By Listening is Reading on 11-05-18

Perfection!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

OMGosh! The Lux series is my most favorite series ever, so you can imagine how excited I was when I heard about The Darkest Star! And it did not disappoint!!! It is perfect! I loved it so much. Jennifer Armentrout knows how to make you fall in love with her characters. I swear, you end up feeling like they are your best friends. I miss Kat and Daemon from the Lux books so when The Darkest Star mentions them and some other characters from Lux, it makes me want to call them up and ask how they’re doing and chat for a while. Lol
The Darkest Star is great on so many levels. I love the plot and of course the characters.

  • Lion

  • By: Saroo Brierley, Larry Buttrose
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Astonishing True Story

  • By Gretchen SLP on 01-21-17

Interesting and encouraging

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

This book will teach you to never give up hope. It is a heartbreaking, but beautiful story. It’s interesting, but drags at times. Overall, I enjoyed it.

  • The Secret

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

You think you can trust the ones you love most. But what if one secret could make you question everything? Every day, a woman like Louise passes you in the street: elegant, confident, determined. But underneath, she’s struggling. She doesn’t know her sister, Alice, has been scared of leaving the house since their mother died. She doesn’t know when Alice babysits her little boy, Archie, he sometimes sees things he shouldn’t. She doesn’t know Archie has a secret. A secret that could send cracks through the heart of Louise’s carefully constructed life....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Naw

  • By Melissa Kaizer on 10-16-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Loved the story. I felt so bad for Archie. Poor kid. The plot was great. It kept me interested; couldn’t wait to see how everything would play out. Great book.

  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,277

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The new Harlan Coben?!

  • By shelley on 10-01-17

Awesome! Love it!

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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: 10-25-18

Great story. I loved it. No major surprises or plot twists, but it still kept you on the edge of your seat. Also, great narration.

  • Mindfulness

  • Six Guided Practices for Awakening
  • By: Joseph Goldstein
  • Narrated by: Joseph Goldstein
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

The profound techniques of Vipassana (or insight meditation) are all rooted in the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's practice-oriented teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein brings you a series of core teachings and guided practices for "looking directly at the nature of the mind and body, at how suffering is created, and how we can awaken and be free."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not disappointed

  • By TeaMan on 05-07-15

Could be helpful

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Nothing really against the book. Just not for me. I don’t seem to be able to slow down enough to meditate. I just get lost in the thoughts of all the things I could be getting accomplished instead of sitting there. I think my mind is better off hiking or exercising to relieve stress. I do think this book could be helpful for some people, just not me.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,255

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Helpful and interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

This book was helpful and interesting. It’s not a book to teach you how to meditate. It’s more about the author’s life than anything, but it tells how mindfulness helped him. It’s entertaining, and totally comical at times. I enjoyed it.

  • The Wife's Secret: A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Heart-Stopping Twist

  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell, Alan Medcroft
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Charley Willis was 13 years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs. Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing. No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is. One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Angela M. Dokos on 10-18-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Great plot. Great characters. No major surprising twists in my opinion, but still held my attention. I loved it and thought it was well written.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful