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  • Under Your Skin

  • By: Sabine Durrant
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

Gaby Mortimer is the woman who has it all. But everything changes when she finds a body near her home. She's shaken and haunted by the image of the lifeless young woman and frightened that the killer, still at large, could strike again. Before long the police have a lead. The evidence points to a very clear suspect, one Gaby never saw coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And then I understood

  • By April Alderson on 06-11-16

Stupid Girl ?

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

Wow.
This was a great book.
I was honestly a annoyed with out main character Gaby, a lot of the book.
I kept thinking... if you are this stupid.. you may deserve jail.
She seems so.. out of touch, silly, and a little bit of an airhead.
I do not want to say anything else about this plot... just stick with it!
The narrator is amazing. She was easy to listen to, and helped the story flow.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,639
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,644

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

Stick with it, the end will make your head spin!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Well, I can honestly say I did not see this ending coming. Not just the very end... the last quarter of the book. It won't be something everyone loves, however, I loved it. Yes, it is far fetched.. but I don't care. I enjoy books that are a little far fetched sometimes, its a nice break from the real world.
The narrators were amazing. They helped me get sucked into the story. I hate when a good story is ruined by the person reading it. These narrators helped elevate the story.
The start of the novel was a little slow going for me, I ALMOST gave up on it about 3-4 chapters in. I am so glad I stayed with it. Soon I was listening to this while cleaning, driving, and on my lunch break at work.
From reading the summary you know that the story focuses on Adele, Louise and David.
Louise was frustrating at times. Being in love with David, then friends with Adele, I wanted her to have more of a back bone. Even though she was a was frustrating to me, she was the type of character that I was rooting for. I really felt sorry for Adele, here was this women who has had trouble and horrors in her life, and her horrible husband was making her life miserable. Controlling, hateful and mean. Everything is what it seems... or is it ?
If you like twisty thrillers that will keep you guessing, even if it is a little far fetched... you will love this novel. I am very happy I did not pass it up!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Without Merit

  • A Novel
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 692

In Colleen Hoover's gripping novel, reminiscent of the best-selling works of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes, a young woman decides to reveal the dark secrets of her seemingly happy family before she leaves them behind, but when her escape plan fails, she must deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Will Not Disappoint!

  • By Christie on 10-28-17

Seriously???

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I know that my opinion of this is not the norm...according to all the 4-5 star reviews I have seen.

I just could not stand this book.

I will say, I did enjoy the narrator. Honesty, she is the only reason I listened to as much of the book as I did.
Merit, is a negative, snarky, and hopeless seeming teen... and frankly ...I found her so dull I could not stand it.
Merit, along with all the characters in her big family, were poorly developed, and beyond dysfunctional. I never felt connected to any of them. I had no one to root for....I had no one to hope for.
I could not stand every. single. person. in. that. family.
I waited for this book to come out, I was so excited to read it. My hopes and expectations were way to high I guess.

I am honestly shocked at all the raving , 5 star reviews!
I did not even finish the book. I stopped listening when with about 2 hours left of the book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Was Taken

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,870

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-07-17

Terror and Lies!!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

This was an amazing book. Great plot, and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.
I could not put this book down. I was constantly putting my headphones in to listen.
It has good, quick pacing. I could not figure out the twist, or which direction the story was heading. Every time I thought I knew what would happen, or what was going on... I was wrong.
This is one of my favorite new reads!
The narrator was amazing. So easy to listen to, and follow along.
Nothing is worse than a narrator taking away from a good story. Nina adds to it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blink

  • A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget
  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 771

Three years ago Toni's five-year-old daughter, Evie, disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace. But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself - and a devastating truth. Toni's mind is trapped in a world of silence. Her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible: she must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Michelle Harder on 05-09-17

Ugh!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I am so bummed to say I did not like this book. Every K.L Slater book I have read in the past, I have loved.
I could not get into this book. I would be listening to it.... and suddenly realize I had listened for 5 chapters and had not taken in one word.
So then I would go back 5 chapters and try again.
I really wanted to like this book. I am not sure why I could not get into it. Maybe it was to bla, and predictable for me. I was very disappointed about it though.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,134

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Up in the Air

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-18

The house of lies!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

First I loved this story and narration.
We follow Amber, who is tired of her boring life. She wants a glam life, and is far from it.
She befriends the most popular women in Bishops Harbor, Daphne Parrish.
Daphne is everything Amber is not. A mother, rich, sophisticated, wealthy, popular and loved by all.
After these two meet, the naive Daphne becomes close with Amber. Shortly after becoming best pals, Amber is considered a part of the family.
Amber then starts getting close with Daphne's husband, Jackson, and their children.
From the moment the two women meet, their life begins to spiral out of control. Soon the whole Parrish family is twisted in lies, and manipulation.
At first I was beyond annoyed at how naive Daphne was, but she is smarter than what you may think.
I honestly did NOT see the twist coming in this book.
It was a great story, that kept me hooked. I listened in the car, at work, doing house chores etc.
I love when a book grabs me, and this one did. I ended up finishing this book in a day and a half , and was sad when it was over.

185 of 194 people found this review helpful

  • Friend Request

  • By: Laura Marshall
  • Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 465

Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria's sudden reappearance threatens it all and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone with whom she'd severed ties in order to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there's more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what's known to Maria - or whoever is pretending to be her - is known to all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Great Read!

  • By Elizabeth Whitaker on 11-10-17

Do not accept this request!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I really enjoyed this book!
The narrator did a great job, and I will listen to her again.
This is a solid story that spans a lifetime of our main character Louise.
Louise becomes best pals with Maria in high school, but Maria ends up dead.
Then, as you know from reading the description, Louise gets a friend request from Maria years after her death.
Is Maria alive, and playing tricks? Is the murder coming out of the wood work to point fingers at Louise? Is Louise the murder? Or is someone else trying to make Louise miserable, and pay for what she did ?
Honestly, It is common for me to figure o.ut the"big twist" in a lot of novels.
I will admit, I had NO clue who killed Maria, and I had NO clue who our "bad guy" was.
This is a solid physiological thriller, that I would recommend to anyone.
The characters were real, likable, and flawed.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Drowning Girls

  • By: Paula Treick DeBoard
  • Narrated by: David Atlas, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 390

Liz McGinnis never imagined herself living in a luxurious gated community like The Palms. Ever since she and her family moved in, she's felt like an outsider amongst the Stepford-like wives and their obnoxiously spoiled children. Still, she's determined to make it work - if not for herself, then for her husband, Phil, who landed them this lavish home in the first place, and for her daughter, Danielle, who's about to enter high school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gone Girl & Girl on the Train on steroids!

  • By Jessica on 05-18-16

Juicy Drama

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I am very picky about narrators. The last few books I listened to, I hated the narration...and have stopped the book after a few chapters.
This was a breath of fresh air. I really enjoyed both narrators
The story is sneaky, twisted, and full of confusion for the characters. I really enjoyed it.
Liz, her husband Phil, and daughter Danielle move into a fancy gate community. The people who live there are shallow and seem to believe the whole world revolves around them and their little gated world. Liz and Phil are not wealthy, so they end up getting into the ritzy community because Phil gets a job there. He is something of a community manager.
Little fires pop up around the neighborhood, and in families.
I do not want to give any spoilers away, so I will not get into much detail.
I really enjoyed the novel, however I kept getting frustrated at Phil. If he would have just told his wife the truth... a lot of hurt could have been avoided.
If you are looking for a great flowing book, with deceptive characters, drama, upheaval and juicy fun, this book is for you!

  • Stillhouse Lake

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,703

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • imagine Capt. Kirk as a cheerleader

  • By friendlykitty on 09-20-17

Am I alone in this?

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

Reviewed: 08-22-17

What would have made Stillhouse Lake better?

I must be alone in this, but I just could not get into this. I think if I would have read the book myself...maybe i would have liked it better.
I kept catching myself listening to the story, and having to rewind all the time. So that I could FOCUS on listening to what was just read. With the books I love i just focus automatic. The narrators voice just sounded "bla" the whole time. Even at the end the story ( wont give spoilers ) when she is freaking out about her kids... the reading. sounds. the. same.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I have to say..even though I figured out who was who, and who was good and bad...I really like the way Rachel Caine unfolded the end for us.