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  • An Anonymous Girl

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking...and what she’s hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Frances Hampton on 01-09-19

Almost excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Although I am very familiar with books that jump around from past to present, or with different narrators, or perspectives , this book was very difficult to follow at times when it wasn't 'Jess' speaking . But, aside from that, the book was definitely a page turner that held my interest and flew by, and the concept was also original. So, in spite of some confusion (which may not have been there if I was reading instead of listening) I can recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a psychological thriller

  • The Other Daughter

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Twenty years ago, Melanie Stokes was abandoned in a Boston hospital, then adopted by a wealthy young couple. Gifted with loving parents, a doting brother, and an indulgent uncle, Melanie has always considered herself lucky. Until the first cryptic, threatening note arrives: “You Get What You Deserve.” Melanie has no memory of her life before the adoption. Now someone wants her to remember it all - even the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Published 20 years ago now available in audio

  • By Wayne on 12-20-18

Bitter, angry, and RUDE !

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

A cast of mostly unlikable characters , with a dialogue that sounds like bitter bickering most of the time. I couldn't really tell if it was the writing or the reader, but I didn't enjoy that aspect at all...Not to mention SO many GDs and excessive homophobia
Also, without giving anything away... why is everyone being so rude to "the victim" ?
I'm really being generous with a 3... it's more of a 2.5 at best

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lies We Told

  • By: Camilla Way
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott, Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others.... Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him. As Clara digs into the past, she realizes no family is truly perfect and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. Highly Recommended Mystery/Thriller

  • By Jenn on 10-16-18

Kept me guessing... and that's rare!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

The fact that I didn't connect all the dots in the first hour of the book is the biggest compliment I can pay almost any story in this genre. The narration was also great. Not too crazy about the ending, but I imagine there may be more to come

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jar of Hearts

  • By: Jennifer Hillier
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

When she was 16 years old, Angela Wong - one of the most popular girls in school - disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school. But 14 years later, Angela Wong's remains are discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home.

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

  • By Katie LeFevre on 09-05-18

Kind of gory, but....

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I love a good psychological thriller, and although this one was a little gorier than what I usually listen to and multiple topics were very unsettling, it was definitely an excellent listen if that is your preferred genre

  • Before I Met You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

After her grandmother Arlette's death, Betty is finally ready to begin her life. She had forfeited university, parties, boyfriends, summer jobs in order to care for Arlette. Now she's ready for whatever life throws at her, and, since the will included a beneficiary unknown to her who lives in the city, she heads there to find the mysterious woman. In 1920s London, Arlette is starting her new life in a time of postwar change. Beautiful and charismatic, she's drawn into a hedonistic world, but then tragedy strikes, and she flees back to her childhood home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book

  • By Hannah Desmond on 10-15-18

Good book... EXCELLENT narrator!!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

This was a very good book and it was different from other Lisa Jewell books I have listened to. But the narrator MAKES the story... She is unbelievable with differentiating between the characters and accents

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,952

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have a new favorite author!

  • By Michelle prime on 05-22-18

5 stars for originality!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Excellent psychological thriller, and surprisingly original! With the exception of being a "how NOT to' in parenting at times, it really was a fantastic book. It definitely held my attention, and the narration was outstanding!

  • One Day in December

  • A Novel
  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,273
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,919

Laurie is sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces her new boyfriend: the man from the bus.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t do it!

  • By Terra on 12-16-18

Not what I expected...

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I don't usually listen to romance, but this book came recommended and I thought it would be a light Christmas story. Well... I loved the beginning and the end, but the entire middle seemed heavy (for lack of a better word). The narration was excellent, and overall I'm glad I listened, and I could even recommend it... it just wasn't what I was expecting.

  • The Perfect Family

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs saying the words every mother dreads. The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl. After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law, Diane, finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over. But then her perfect family starts to fall apart....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Psychological Thriller

  • By Wendi on 12-02-18

Far more stressful than enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I didn't care for this one. Although the narration was very good, the story itself was immature, predictable, and far more stressful than it was suspenseful or enjoyable .

  • Malice

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 835

Dr. Daniel Winters has a beachfront home in Malibu, a career as a respected pediatrician, and a gorgeous new wife, Mia. For a man whose past was rife with mental illness, addiction, and thoughts of suicide, it seems too good to be true. Then Daniel learns that a fellow pediatrician and his family were found slaughtered in their home. It’s just the first chip in the facade of Daniel’s perfect life. Little by little, everything starts to fall away. At work, his career becomes at risk when he’s asked to remain silent about a dangerous new drug. At home, Mia has gone from an affectionate newlywed to a mysterious woman carefully hiding secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-01-18

WHOA....

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

I can't imagine how I could review this book without any spoilers. It held my interest, and the narration was very good, but overall it's a very dark story

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,449

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration was good on my end

  • By Anna on 11-29-18

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.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful