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  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,324

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Forgotten Garden and Secret Keeper

  • By Mark on 03-04-19

Not her best.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

I’ve read and liked a couple of Kate Morton books, but I couldn’t get past the plot in this one. Too obvious and far fetched. I would recommend THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN instead.

  • The Power

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,402

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: There's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A necessary read

  • By Grace on 11-22-17

A great book, but read it in print

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

The premise and execution of The Power are terrific, but I was so distracted by the narrator’s terrible accents. I would definitely recommend the book, but not as an audiobook.

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  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,884
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,325
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,215

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Everyone should read this book

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

Compelling. Important. Real characters you will care about like family. And a really great narrator who brings it all to life. Don’t hesitate on this one.

  • The Weight of Lies

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Kate Orsini
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,841
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,686

Reformed party girl Meg Ashley leads a life of privilege, thanks to a bestselling horror novel her mother wrote decades ago. But Meg knows that the glow of their very public life hides a darker reality of lies, manipulation, and the heartbreak of her own solitary childhood. Desperate to break free of her mother, Meg accepts a proposal to write a scandalous, tell-all memoir.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. That was pretty bad.

  • By Meg on 07-21-17

So much fun

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

This is as juicy and intriguing as the jacket copy suggests, with the addition of great characters and writing. Would definitely recommend, especially for a summer read.

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  • The Secrets of Wishtide

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,988

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical intrigue-

  • By Meema on 04-16-17

Charming

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

Cosy in the best way. Recommended.
I liked the main character, and the period details were convincing.

  • The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

  • By: Julie Berry
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 579

There's a murderer on the loose - but that doesn't stop the girls of St. Etheldreda's from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce. The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent story...drags a bit

  • By Lisa on 06-13-17

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Such an enjoyable, madcap mystery. And Jane Entwistle is one of my favorite narrators. If you like the Flavia de Luce books (which she also reads), you'll like this.

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  • To the Power of Three

  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

The three girls have been inseparable best friends since third grade: Josie, the athletic one; Perri, the brilliant, acerbic drama queen; and Kat, the beauty, who also had brains, grace, and a heart open to all around her. But their last day of high school becomes their final day together after one of them brings a gun to school to resolve a mysterious feud. When the police arrive, they discover two wounded girls. The third girl is dead, killed instantly by a shot to the heart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not my cup of tea..

  • By Steve on 02-23-06

Such a good one!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

I love Laura Lippman, but this book stood out especially for its characters and plotting. Cameo appearances from some of her Baltimore regulars.

  • My Year of Meats

  • By: Ruth Ozeki
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Jane, a struggling filmmaker in New York, is given her big break, a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. Meanwhile, Akiko, a painfully thin Japanese woman struggling with bulimia, is being pressured by her child-craving husband to put some meat on her bones, literally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entrancing story, unbelievable narration

  • By Emily on 04-04-04

Hard to describe

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

Reviewed: 05-29-16

But I feel like everyone should know about Ruth Ozeki. She is a true original, blending humor, politics, philosophy and Japanese (and American) culture so masterfully you will never see the seams. The narrator also did a spectacular job on this one. Try her. You'll be happy you did.

  • The Nest

  • By: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,290
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,690
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,681

Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a 19-year-old waitress as his passenger.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't get through it.

  • By E. Bullock on 05-19-16

Really enjoyed this one

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

I was a little sad when it was over. I could have spent time with these character indefinitely.

  • Six of Crows

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,527

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is everything!

  • By Steele Reviews on 07-21-16

Such a fun ride

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

Reviewed: 03-27-16

This one really left me panting for the sequel. The production, however, left me feeling like I might read the next one on paper. There is a lot of (audio) scenery-chewing here. Great plot and great characters though. Total page-turner.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful