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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 14,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,716

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

Wow!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Absolutely Brilliant. Multi-faceted characters. Extremely Poignant. Clever. Surprising. Disturbing. Perfectly narrated. Beautiful story of love. A must listen.

  • Ghosted

  • A Novel
  • By: Rosie Walsh
  • Narrated by: Katherine Press
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call. Sarah's friends tell her to forget about him, but she can't. She knows something's happened - there must be an explanation. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slow pace

  • By katiwei on 07-29-18

Beautiful story!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I was hesitant to buy because I thought it might be your typical romance. Then I finally purchased the book and put it on the back burner. Wow, am I glad I didn't miss this one. Flawed heroine. Beyond surprising. Incredibly poignant. Could not stop listening and yet I dreaded coming to the end. I won't say more. Just listen now.

Lovely narration too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Just Say Yes

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 10
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Kevin McNicholl may be a brutal force on the rugby field, but off the field, the star New Zealand All Black is a famously nice guy. His new tenant, though, arouses more than his protective side. She sets him on fire. Pity he's evicting her. Every woman deserves her dreams. Chloe Donaldson can't afford dreams, though, so she's given them up. Marriage, her ballet career, and now, her beautiful tower apartment with its view of the sea. Her new landlord is kicking her out, along with her three-year-old son, Zavy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Say YES to "Just Say Yes"

  • By EstherF on 04-07-17

Beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I love this series and although it's been a while since I listened to them all, I think I can safely say this is my favorite!!! Superb narration!!!

  • The Things We Keep

  • By: Sally Hepworth
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only 38 years old, knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted-living facility. She also knows there's just one another resident her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life at Rosalind House. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure perfection

  • By Julia on 09-07-17

Heartbreaking & Beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-18

This novel is incredibly poignant--a celebration of life and an admonishment to live in the moment. It is an example of how to forgive those who fail us, not by sweeping their flaws under the rug or finding ways to blame oneself for the mistakes of those we love but to accept their weaknesses while embracing their virtues.
I absolutely love the author's rich and authentic perspective of Anna. I greatly admire her approach of the subject matter with humor, tenderness and respect.
The narration was superb.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Still Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,065
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,692

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • better than 2, not quite as good as 1

  • By Dr. Mary Young on 02-02-18

Well done👏👏👏♥️♥️♥️

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

For me this final chapter in the trilogy was perfection!!! I won't lie, I did have more than a few "ugly cry" moments and I didn't want it to end but ultimately I had to see our gal through. I would love for the story to continue but there is something to be said for a tale that leaves you satisfied while yearning for more.
Fantastic narration👍👍👍

  • The Last Letter from Your Lover

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 years - an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic car accident, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Excellent Audio!

  • By careful shopper on 02-12-14

Beautiful story♥️♥️♥️

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I loved this book from start to finish! I wanted it to go on forever but found the story so compelling that I simply couldn't savor it! This may be a repeater and that is rare for me! I've listened to several of Moyes books and liked them all but this is by far my favorite. It had such a mature feel to it--for lack of a better word. I'm still so heartsick that it is finished and feeling very bereft, as I feel I have been on this journey with Jennifer. Her evolution as a woman finding her strength was so satisfying. I felt such a sense of pride for her. I also loved that B was the "anti-hero", yet such a strong romantic male character. I am actually finding it difficult to write a meaningful review presently. Hopefully that, in and of itself, says enough. I started recommending this book halfway through (something else I rarely do). I can only say at this point... Listen to this touching, epic love story!!! I don't think you will be disappointed and I hope you will be as swept away as I was! I apologize for the disjointed review!

0 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 1,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,617

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

Love this author!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

This is the 2nd Croft novel I've listened to and, once again, I was taken until the very end! Excellent story!!! Good narration--very fitting voice for the protagonist!
Keep them coming!!!!!

  • Silent Lies

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish, Rosie Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,160

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn't kill himself. Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach's past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!!!!!!

  • By dijjer on 12-27-17

Wow!!!!!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

Riveting from beginning to end. Great plot development. The last hour continued to build in intensity toward the uncovering of cause of deaths, perpetrator and final twists. I listen to many suspense/murder mysteries so there are few that hold my interest throughput and keep me guessing. Superb narration!

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Autoboyography

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Deacon Lee, Kyle Mason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Three years ago Tanner Scott's family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah. But when his best friend, Autumn, dares him to take Provo High's prestigious Seminar - where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester - Tanner can't resist going against his better judgment and having a go.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 06-16-18

Sweet and moving story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I am a female adult and fan of CL's Adult Romance novels. Having a rigid religious upbringing myself, the subject of this book appealed to me even though it was in the YA genre. I also had gay friends who were afraid to come out to their families when I was a teenager.

This book brought me to tears more than once as I felt the authors so vividly portrayed Sebastian's struggle in coming to terms with his identity. The romance was sweet and honest.

I am happy the authors gave Sebastian the courage to be true to himself in the end and hope this is helpful to other young people in similar circumstances.

I also hope this book reaches it's intended audience♥️

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,108

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Exquisite!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-17

I have listened to a multitude of books in the thriller/mystery genre. Most are acceptable, mildly entertaining, and well narrated. There are a few that rise to the top as interesting and surprising.

Words cannot express the many ways this book moved me. I thought I knew what to expect from the synopsis and yet Robothom's gradual revelation of Agatha (her history, psychological makeup, and behavior) was as sublimely eerie and complex as I can recall. I found my empathy for her to be no less than my horror of this character. I will say no more.

For me, although some may try to make comparisons, Agatha herself, and The Secrets She Keeps, are singular.

Narration is spot on, particularly for the female protagonist and antagonist. I always prefer a single voice narration. Fine job!