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  • Without Trace

  • A Morgan Vine Thriller
  • By: Simon Booker
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl and Making a Murderer. For four long years, journalist Morgan Vine has campaigned for the release of her childhood sweetheart Danny Kilcannon - convicted, on dubious evidence, of murdering his 14 year-old stepdaughter. When a key witness recants, Danny is released from prison. With nowhere else to go, he relies on single mum Morgan and her teenage daughter, Lissa.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story...

  • By litobsessed76 on 08-16-16

Interesting story...

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

I love Imogen Church. Her narration always entertains me. The story itself was full of mystery and kept you guessing. The only negative thing for me was, in my opinion, the story felt a little dragged out. It could have been a little shorter, and still have been just as compelling. I would still recommend it though. I would read/listen to more of Simon Booker's books. He is a strong writer.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

  • By: Emily Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Kate Orsini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,963

Althea Bell is still heartbroken by her mother's tragic, premature death - and tormented by the last, frantic words she whispered into young Althea's ear: Wait for her. For the honeysuckle girl. She'll find you, I think, but if she doesn't, you find her. Adrift ever since, Althea is now fresh out of rehab and returning to her family home in Mobile, Alabama, determined to reconnect with her estranged, ailing father.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • over-dramatic & awful

  • By "lfind" on 09-07-16

Worth More Than 5 Stars!!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

I couldn't stop listening to this. This story is full of mystery, tragedy, sadness, and visions into how things were back in the days when so many things were taboo, hush hush, and swept under the proverbial rug. The lead character, Althea is a mess, but saucy with a determined, spunky personality. She is one to be reckoned with. The narrator, Kate Orsini was the perfect choice for this story. She brought every character to life brilliantly. She is a powerful voice for a powerful story. Emily Carpenter is a very seasoned and talented writer. She makes you feel like you are in the middle of the story experiencing all of it. She is one of those writer's that describes each scene perfectly, where you can actually see it in your mind's eye. This would make an Oscar worthy movie, especially if Kate stars as Althea. This is definitely worth your time and point/$. Give it a try. Wish I could give it more than 5 stars.

27 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • The Grave Tender

  • By: Eliza Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Homer V. Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

At 10 years old, Hadley Dixon's life changed forever. Since those few tragic weeks, she's tried to keep the past buried, but old bones have a way of rising up. Grown now, Hadley can't hide any longer. Haunted by a boy who never made it home, a woman who sings in moonlight and dances in flames, and the strange, scarred recluse who watches it all from the shadow of the pines, the time has come for Hadley to pay for her sins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a great listen!

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-15-16

Not to Be Missed

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

Reviewed: 07-25-16

I fell head over heels in love with this book. Eliza Maxwell is a very gifted writer. She has a way of writing that makes you feel what the characters are feeling , and the narration by Homer V. Jones was the perfect choice for this story. He conveyed the characters emotions to a tee. The story itself deals with some very hard subject matter, but it is not done in a distasteful way. That aside, the rest of the story has funny and touching moments too. I think this would make an awesome movie. I can't wait to read more from Eliza, and I hope I am lucky enough to find more books narrated by Homer. This is such a great book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Body Reader

  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,440

For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive. After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice - and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Go Jude!

  • By AudioAddict on 01-21-17

Triple Threat!!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

This book has it all. The story, Jude's story, is such a gripping story. Jude is the most likable character I have come across this far. The story keeps you hooked from page 1. The narrator is quickly becoming my favorite. This writer has a new fan. I can't imagine anybody disliking this book. Was honestly sorry to have it end. Top of the list for now.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Time for Goodbye

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 580

The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find herself alone. Her family - mother, father, and brother - had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Time for Goodbye gets 5*s all around

  • By shelley on 06-25-14

Very Good Mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

This was a very entertaining story. I loved trying to figure out the mystery. I will definitely be reading more books by Linwood Barclay.

  • The Sister

  • By: Louise Jensen
  • Narrated by: Natalie Blass
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,590
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,281

Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend, Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's words the last time she saw her and, in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister, steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and her boyfriend Dan's home. But something isn't right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great suspense with unsual twists, turns and spill

  • By green ice cream garden on 10-05-16

On My All-time Favorites List

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

I loved this book. It has all the makings of an all-time favorite. It's about friendship, family, first love, and fate. It made me laugh, cry, and scratch my head trying to figure out the mystery that flows through the whole story. When I give reviews I don't mention specifics so I can't accidentally spoil any of the story. I will just tell you that you want to read this, trust me. So worth it. It's one of the best books I've read in a long time. Perfect summer read.

84 of 93 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden Bodies

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,263
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,818

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past 10 years, this 30-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he's heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Approach With Caution, All Ye Who Enter Here

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-25-16

Crazy Dark, but Crazy Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-16

I loved this as much as the first book. I couldn't stop listening. I can't believe that I actually grew to love the main character, narcissistic murderer Joe Goldberg, but with Caroline Kepnes' writing skills and Santino Fontana's perfect narration, Joe worms his way into your heart and mind, and you are hooked. May not be for everyone's taste, but I loved this series, and I'm a fan for life.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,526
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,509

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

Dark and Twisted but Addictive!!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

Joe is 100% nuts, but the book grabs on from the start and won't let go. You find yourself dying to see what happens next. The narration is spot on, and Santino has the sexiest voice. He makes a crazy murderous psycho likable. That takes talent. You will get caught up. I am starting the sequel now. Caroline Kepnes is one of my favorite author's now.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,045

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A festival of personality disorders

  • By Paula Dee on 04-20-15

Great Mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-15-16

I really enjoyed the book and was surprised by the ending. The narration was fitting of the characters and the story being told. The only negative was the characters themselves. Rachel, the main character was really hard to sympathize with. She comes across as ridiculous at times, even irritating
and foolishly naive. You want to reach in a shake some sense into her. Anna is easy to hate. She is also hard to take at times. She makes you hate her quite easily due to her lack of remorse for her actions and the selfish way she sees everything. It didn't effect the story for me though. I still listened obsessing over what the outcome would be. The author may have wrote the characters to purposely be viewed that way, and at any rate, I definitely would recommend this book. I saw they have made a movie of this book, and I can't wait to see it too.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Felicia Day
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day, Joss Whedon - foreword
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,039
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,571

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't dismiss this one out of hand!

  • By John S. on 09-09-15

I Adore Felicia Day !!!💋💖😂

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

She is so relatable and down to earth. She is honest, funny, and intelligent. She is definitely my favorite actress. I really enjoyed her book. In a world where role models are scarce, she is in class all her own. Young women can look I to her and learn a lot from her as well. I definitely recommend this book.