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  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 716

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies, comes her newest audiobook, Nine Perfect Strangers: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amid all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these 10 days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next 10 days are going to be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Who broke Caroline Lee??

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-18

So disappointed... and a 3 is generous

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I am a huge Liane Moriarty fan and can't think of a more enjoyable narrator than Caroline Lee, and I never thought I'd be saying this, but I didn't enjoy this book at all. I have loved every other book she's written, and I've listened to them all. But this time I am only giving it 3 stars because I feel bad giving it less. ..especially because of a review mentioned in the book itself. I don't want to give any spoilers, but halfway through the book, if it had been another author/narrator, I might not have finished it. I hate to say it, but I definitely can't recommend this one.

  • Winter in Paradise

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Irene Steele's idyllic life - house, husband, family - is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband's death. He was found on St. John, a tropical island paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. Investigating, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By ML on 10-10-18

Enjoyable listen, but...

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Not crazy about the ending. This was an easy enjoyable listen, but it felt like it ended mid book. However... if there's a sequel, I will probably but it.

  • The Making of Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

Lydia, Dean, and Robyn live very different lives, but each of them, independently, has always felt that something was missing. What they don't know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. It's a letter containing a secret - one that will bind them together and show them what love and family and friendship really mean. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great entertainment

  • By cristina on 06-11-18

Maybe more of a 3.5 than a 4, except…

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I'm going to miss them! This is a neat story, and the narration is outstanding, but it's rather slow and maybe even dull. But by the time the book was over I knew I would miss the characters, so that has to be worth the other half of a star, right?

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  • The Perfect Couple

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,917

It's wedding season on Nantucket. The beautiful island is overrun with summer people - an annual source of aggravation for year-round residents. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin - with the bride-to-be discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony - everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the maid of honor, the groom's famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield - and no couple is perfect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect summer listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-05-18

Many redeeming qualities!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I use to be a big fan of E.H, excitedly waiting for each new book, but the last couple were big disappointments for me . I was hesitant to even give this one a chance., although the ending left something to be desired, overall I enjoyed this story very much.! The mystery part was new and different , and I am happy that this book had so many redeeming qualities .

  • The Other Woman

  • By: Sandie Jones
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam’s perfect, the man she thought she’d never meet. Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh somewhat ok thriller, but the kind where everything unravels at the VERY end

  • By JK907 on 08-22-18

I didn't enjoy it.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I didn't find the characters to be likable or the story line to be enjoyable . I can't recommend this listen

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  • Women in Sunlight

  • By: Frances Mayes
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

Kit Raine, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of her close friend, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit’s own life. Her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women - Julia, Camille, and Susan - all of whom have launched a recent and spontaneous friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. Susan, the most adventurous of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, beautiful house in Tuscany.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting

  • By Jan Harris on 04-14-18

But only because I will be in Italy next week...

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I enjoyed this book, the story of the women, the description of the food, and the places they traveled to... but if I wasn't heading to Italy next week for the first time, I'm not sure I would have. At first I couldn't decide if it was the writing or the narrator that I was put off by, but it only happened when the narrator was speaking for Kit. She spoke as if she was awkwardly reading the world's longest poem. I didn't enjoy that style of it at all. And when art is discussed (SO many types of art) it was often like listening in on a conversation that wasn't meant for me. Overall, I enjoyed this book, but possibly just because it takes place where I want to be

  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,591

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

PERFECTO !!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I just listened to this book for the 2nd time, but this time was even better than the 1st because I am two weeks away from my first trip to Italy (including Cinque Terre)!
I loved everything about this book, the different story lines, in the characters, and of course the places and settings. It was also beautifully narrated. I'm so glad it was in my library to listen to again... and maybe again! Grazie ♡

  • Siracusa

  • By: Delia Ephron
  • Narrated by: Talia Balsam, Katie Finneran, Darren Goldstein, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 385

New Yorkers Michael, a famous writer, and Lizzie, a journalist, travel to Italy with their friends from Maine - Finn; his wife, Taylor; and their daughter, Snow. "From the beginning," says Taylor, "it was a conspiracy for Lizzie and Finn to be together." In Rashomon style, with alternating points of view, the characters expose and stumble upon lies and infidelities past and present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENORME!!!!

  • By tooonce72 on 07-15-16

WHOA... Now this is some weird $h*t !!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

The only reason I'm giving this creepy, and hard to follow story a 3 , is because it held my interest all the way through! What an unlikable cast of characters... I read where another reviewer said she was glad she didn't know these people, and I whole heartedly agree ! Also, I can't decide if the narrator who reads the part of Taylor is awful, or if it was just the character. I can't really recommend this weird book, but I have to admit that it was never boring

  • The House at the Edge of Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Banner
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten but not far enough to escape from the world's troubles. At the center of the island's life is a café draped with bougainvillea called the House at the Edge of Night, where the community gathers to gossip and talk. Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, Pina, whose fierce intelligence, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A moving hideaway

  • By Daryl on 08-18-16

Beautiful story... Perfect narration

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I am about a month away from my 1st trip to Italy and wanted a story that took place there... I couldn't have made a better pick.

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  • I Know You

  • By: Annabel Kantaria
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

You trust me. You shouldn’t. That picture you just posted on Instagram? I’ve seen it. The location you tagged? I’ve been there. You haven’t been careful enough, have you? Because I know all about you. But when I meet you, I won’t tell you that. I’ll pretend. Just like you do. You’ll like me, though. You’ll trust me enough to let me into your life. And then I’ll destroy it....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Point of view accent confusing

  • By Plainly Spoken on 07-21-18

This is a tough one to review...

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

On one hand the story is very current and interesting,. On the other hand , it's a bit annoying , like listening to a several different (not extremely likable) people argue too often. On one hand I liked the narrator for some parts, but on the other hand , it really should have had 2 narrators. Having a British narrator for the role of an American, who would never refer to toilet paper as a "loo roll" or say "What are you playing at?" sort of ruined that perspective at times. All in all I guess I'm glad I listened though.... I think

1 of 1 people found this review helpful