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  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,348

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Enjoyed

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Pretty good book. Mostly held my attention which I admit can be hard to do. It wasn't really hard to know where it was going, but written well enough that I wanted to hear it to be sure. Narration was good. A few times it seemed the reader got mixed up with the voices, but caught her mistake quickly. Worth the money? Yes. It was for me.

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget - until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose 20 years ago - the overdose of Jack and Maude's drug-and-alcohol-addled mother. Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers new evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book of the Year

  • By Sharon on 07-11-18

Great story ruined by the unnecessary language

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Why do they ruin a good story by using the F word in nearly every sentence I'll never understand.

  • Half a Heart

  • By: Karen McQuestion
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942

At nine years of age, Logan Weber knows the routine. Keep quiet, make the food last, and don’t ever cause trouble. He’ll do what it takes to evade the rages of his troubled, violent father. Even though he’s only a child, Logan already knows too much - has seen too much. So when the opportunity presents itself, Logan runs. He has no idea where his journey will lead, or that the grandmother he’s been told is dead is desperately searching for him. Alone with no home of his own, Logan looks for a safe place to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Grandmother's Quest

  • By Elaine M. Panzeter on 05-28-18

Not stupendous, but still a great story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I'm sure I will play this one again. Didn't make me cry, didn't scare me. Just held my interest to the end. I had no problem with the narrating, all voices were clear a quote realistic to me.

  • Great Expectations

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman - and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great expectations." In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first charles Dickens novel

  • By Frantic Gonzalez on 09-25-18

Never read and thought it was time.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

All in all I enjoyed the story. Out of maybe 6 characters the narrator made them sound like two or three. Numerous times I lost who was speaking because they sounded so much the same! Another thing is the boy sounded the same at 7 as he did at 20. I was frustrated that his voice didn't grow up. But all that said it is worth listening to and narrating has to.he very difficult. Four stars. Not perfect but great read.

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,998
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,028

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 ROLLS OF ASS CLEANING GOODNESS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-25-15

Title completely mislead me

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I had no idea it was a horror story. I expected a mountain and an old gentleman with a clean life living off grid.

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  • To Build a Fire

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Peter Husmann
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

"He travels fastest who travels alone...but not after the frost has dropped below zero 50 degrees or more." (Yukon Code) Jack London’s best short story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • never go alone in -50°

  • By Aaron on 02-21-14

Well....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-18

Short. I expected that. About a dog and a man expected that. No spoilers here...But the dog was smarter than the man! LOL Ya, I should have expected that! Good narrator.

  • Montana Snowfall

  • McCutcheon Family Series, Book 7
  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

When Roady Guthrie, longtime foreman for the McCutcheon ranch, takes time off to go bear hunting, he never expects to find a young woman asleep in his hunting cabin in the midst of a snowstorm. Worried what their unchaperoned situation will do to her reputation, Roady is uneasy when the snowfall keeps them stranded - just long enough for him to lose his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderful McCutcheon Family story

  • By Cyn on 07-22-15

I wish I could afford to buy these all at once.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-18

So hard to wait a month till I can buy the next book. Very good series! Love the M. family. The narrator does a good job, probably a 4 star on that. It's rather hard for a man to sound like a woman so be prepared for a giggle or two there. All in all A+.

  • Underground Airlines

  • By: Ben Winters
  • Narrated by: William DeMeritt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,183

It is the present day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking, and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: The Civil War never occurred. A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshal Service. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four". On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right - with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original and disturbing novel

  • By Mark on 10-29-17

Good story line. Great narration. Why 3 stars?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Unnecessary language. I can not love a book with dirty words and using my Lords name in vain. For me it ruins what could be a fantastic read.

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  • Mother Carey's Chickens

  • By: Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The sudden death of the father of the family results in the drastic reduction of the Careys' income and they must leave their comfortable home in Boston. Nancy Carey, the eldest, recalls a vacation in Maine when they all picnicked in the garden of a big, vacant house that her father loved. She discovers that the house is available, the rent is cheap, and persuades her mother that life in The Yellow House in Beulah, Maine is the perfect place to begin their new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very cozy book =)

  • By Camilla on 03-01-17

The book was better than Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farm

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I enjoyed it from page one through out the entirety. I expected to.be bored towords the end but I was not. And the narrator! Oh my! So many voices, even in singing she stayed true to character. Be prepared to have a wonderful book in your possession.

  • The Reluctant Warrior

  • High Sierra Sweethearts, Book 3
  • By: Mary Connealy
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Union army officer Cameron Scott is used to being obeyed, but nothing about this journey to Lake Tahoe has gone as expected. He's come to fetch his daughter and nephew and seek revenge on the people who killed his brother. Instead he finds himself trapped by a blizzard with two children who are terrified of him and stubborn but beautiful Gwen Harkness, who he worries may be trying to keep the children. When danger descends on the cabin where they're huddled, Cam is hurt trying to protect everyone and now finds Gwen caring for him, too. He soon realizes why the kids love her so much.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I really wanted to like this book

  • By Raya on 10-05-18

Book 2 not three.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Hopefully audible will fix thaf. The book continues the story of the old characters and adds a few. I've read better, but this book, it's references of faith in God and the story line it self earns 5 stars. The narrator gets 4. Quite often if you're not listening close you can get confused as to.which character is speaking. All in all it held my interest and is worth listening to. I'm curious if there will be more or if this is the end. If so, I would buy.