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Carolyn Hebert

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  • Goodnight Moon

  • By: Margaret Wise Brown
  • Narrated by: Buffy Allen
  • Length: 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

A little rabbit is lulled to sleep surrounded by all that he knows and loves best in the great green room of his house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but...no syncronized images???

  • By L. M. Maggio on 09-10-11

Great bedtime story

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Love the pics that go with the story. My son likes hearing someone other than me read to him.

  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • A Novel
  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,674
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding. A Must listen.

  • By Keith G on 09-04-17

Amazing! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-17

I wasn't familiar with the premise of the book and after listening for 5-6 hours worried the sexually stuff would dominate the storyline. That isn't the case. There are some tough scenes that had me grimacing then crying. More often though I was laughing aloud at the dry, quick-witted humor.

The novel is a coming of age story initially set in a country with unparalleled religious hypocrisy. The main character leaves his homeland hoping to escape this but throughout his journeys and life experiences finds the anti-gay prejudice is everywhere. I won't spoil his many adventures...or the ending...but do encourage you to stick with it. In fact, it's one I look forward to listening again because I'll surely discover so much more!

If you're a fan of the Goldfinch then you'll love this!

I'm excited to listen to this author's other novels.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman Next Door

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Bea Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163

Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder. Everybody needs good neighbours.... Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa's daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven't been so close. Hester has plans to change all that. It's obvious to her that despite Melissa's outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester's help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Biting, Beguiling, Will make you smile AND shudder

  • By MarisaReads on 01-07-17

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

I have over 550 audible books in my library and British authors are some of my favorites. The storyline is suspenseful and intriguing with good character development. However, the last 30 minutes does not live up to the rest of the novel. I don't understand why writers can't produce a satisfying ending. If you are looking for an entertaining novel with mid-level depth than this may be for you.

20 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Missing, Presumed

  • A Novel
  • By: Susie Steiner
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,188

At 39, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep - and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mystery lover's treat!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-20-16

British mysteries are my fav.....

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

I enjoyed the book but it could have been so much better with a little more character development and more suspenseful. The main subplot was quickly developed near the end of the novel and ultimately added little to the story. Having said that, if there's a sequel (which there definitely should be) I would listen to it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Certain Age

  • A Novel
  • By: Beatriz Williams
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron, Barbara Goodson, Adrienne Rusk
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: She's fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring, Slow and Terrible Narration

  • By Brit Joy on 07-11-16

Not one of her best.....

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

I couldn't wait for this book to come out. Beatriz Williams is one of my favorite authors. I love the way she transports the reader back in time and plants us firmly in the characters lives. Unfortunately, despite this novel being similarly set (1920's in NY) as the previous ones, it lacked the magical ability to transport us to that era. Further the characters were not as defined or developed as her prior novels.

Bottom line: This novel does not live up to the high standards of her previous ones. It's still entertaining though.

  • One True Loves

  • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108

In her 20s Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest. On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite author!

  • By Kim on 06-12-16

Predictable & uncomplicated

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

The story had potential but quickly became predictable and sophomoric. I would not classify this novel as real literature but rather chic-lit.

22 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • In the Waning Light

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846

Two decades after her sister's brutal attack and murder, Meg Brogan has finally found happiness...or so it appears. A bestselling true-crime writer, Meg has money, fame, and a wealthy fiancé. But when a television-show host presses her to tackle the one story everyone claims she cannot write - the story of her own family's destruction - her perfect life shatters.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yes it is a suspense thriller, but...

  • By Wayne on 05-22-16

Predictable...

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

This book was totally predictable right down to the ending. Narration wasn't bad but overall the book lacked in both character and plot development.

57 of 61 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Child

  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick With It!

  • By Christine on 10-19-09

At last....a novel to get lost in

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

Like many on here, I'm a true Audible fan. With almost 500 books in my library I've listened to many different genres but there is nothing better than a good redeeming novel.

The narrator was appropriate for the setting of the story. Unlike other reviews I enjoyed the narration. Now....on to the next John Hart novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Light Behind the Window

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic historical story... loved it!

  • By Maria on 07-13-15

Slow & predictable!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-16

Storyline takes forever to develop and is predictable. Characters are hard to like. Really not worth the credit.

  • No One Knows

  • By: J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,742
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,106

The day Aubrey Hamilton's husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn't want to move on. She just wants Josh back. It's been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage - they were happy, weren't they? - screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy bad plot

  • By clifford on 04-07-16

Redundant, prolonged story line.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

This novel had great potential but never made it. The storyline unnecessarily dragged on for hours without progressing the plot. Ultimately none of the main characters are very likable.

Unlike several other reviewers I didn't mind the ending. However I would have enjoyed the book more if the repetitiveness was edited out.

89 of 93 people found this review helpful