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  • The Year of the Flood

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749

The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Atwood at her very best!

  • By Linda Novak on 10-18-09

hmmm...

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

I like the story, though not as much as the first book. The songs is what I could not stand, kept fastforwarding through those. I dont like my audiobooks to be productions, though.

  • Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,588

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, an addictive thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By Debbie De on 06-03-18

excellent story

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I really enjoyed this book. it is engaging and it keeps you guessing, once you think you figured it out, something makes you doubt that you got it right. it takes a bit to get going, so be patient. the only reason I give it 4 stars is that it is repetitive at times. it is Ruth Ware's style, and I love her books, but at times I wonder if so much going over stuff is needed.

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,521
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,507

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

Better than last but still a guilty pleasure

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I love the original Lisbeth Salander and keep reading these books as a guilty pleasure because I really like her character even though the stories are not as good as the original. Having said that, I think this is better than the previous one in the "new" series.

  • Trust Your Eyes

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Ken Marks, Rick Holmes
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808

Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen. Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon - but has not - in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Map-Obsessed Schizophrenic Trusts His Eyes

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-08-17

entertaining, not great

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

thus book was entertaining enough but not a great listen or anything like that. it was fine to have on while running, cleaning, and cooking.

  • A Dark Lure

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,334

Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.

Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Narration but VERY Poor audio

  • By Cyndi Marie on 02-26-17

really enjoyed everything but the end

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

found the end pretty cheesy but otherwise I liked the book. It uses a book that a current-time character is reading instead of flashbacks to talk about the past of a different character
I really liked that about the book. the ending was disappointing.

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,294

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Good Wolf &Bad

  • By Linda on 11-22-17

no surprise twists but solid storytelling

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

I really enjoyed the fresh point of view of a story being told by the child of a serial killer. the author allows us into this victim's mind and the combination of the good story telling and Imogen Church narrating just makes it an excellent listen. highly recommend.

  • Handle with Care

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris, Charlotte Perry, Alma Cuervo, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they'd been given the choice. Instead their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of "luckier" parents, and, maybe worst of all, the what-ifs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Handle with Care

  • By KarynRN on 01-08-18

this book broke my heart

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

the topic is tough making the book hard to get through but so worth it at the same time. this book broke my heart

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  • Plain Truth

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: Circumstantial evidence suggests that 18-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide - and for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, fix the reading.

  • By SarahLee on 05-04-16

great story and narrating

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

so interesting, intriguing... overall great story. kept me guessing until the end. the author is just so good at character development. I enjoyed her books so much and thus is one of my favorites for sure.

  • Before I Go to Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: S. J. Watson
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,919

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A terrifying story

  • By Sara on 09-18-13

keeps you hooked

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

what a good novel. It is definitely a thriller though at times it made me wonder if it was just me wanting it to be. could not let go until it was over. the ending was not my favorite but still enjoyed the book very much. Definitely recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,664

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future. As her life spirals out of control, setting in motion a chain of events with devastating consequences, Callie is forced to question how well we ever really know ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-16

Really dumb characters

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

That is all I have to say. Callie is so dumb and makes such bad decisions. I finished it but I almost did not.