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Jlynn434

Shoreline, WA
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  • The Waiting Room

  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 612

Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it? After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety — especially when Veronica comes home to a silent nursery and a missing baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-06-18

Best book ever!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

And I’ve read over 100 books this year. Keeps you guessing the whole time. Highly recommend !

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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 24,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,263

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

Awesome Psychological Thriller!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I never write reviews, but this is one of the best books I've read in a long time. I could not have predicted the end all the way until it started to unfold towards the end. The characters are very interesting and the narration is the very best. Downloading another by this author next.

  • Come a Little Closer

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath. Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don't speak, because there is nothing left to be said. Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return sooner or later. These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice - and now they have no choices left. Soon they won't be strangers, they'll be family....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Psychological Thriller!

  • By Jlynn434 on 06-13-18

Awesome Psychological Thriller!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Great listen - loved the narrator and the story. Highly recommend! Lots of twists and the end is unexpected and awesome.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In a Cottage in a Wood

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Helen Keeley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 922

Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve's hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below. Two weeks later, as Neve's wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap - a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with a Light On!

  • By David on 09-24-17

Best book in a long time!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

Absolutely kept my interest the whole time. Kept me guessing and I could really relate to the main character, Neve. Narrator was EXCELLENT. Can’t recommend more!

  • Hello Again

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist at a maximum-security prison in Alaska, studies some of the world's worst serial killers. But she's about to meet her most elusive patient at Hanover House yet: Dr. Lyman Bishop, aka the Zombie Maker, given his fondness for performing icepick lobotomies on his victims. A brilliant cancer researcher, Bishop is either the most cunning psychopath Evelyn has ever encountered - or he is wrongly convicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Rumbera on 11-08-17

Awesome story; perfect narrator!!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

Great psychological thriller. Can’t wait for the next part! I’ve never heard a better narrator.

  • Stillhouse Lake

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,333

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much

  • By Patti L Langston on 07-18-17

Good story

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

But the narrator was way to monotoned for most of the book; picking it up only slightly towards the end.

  • The Brainrush Trilogy: Box Set

  • By: Richard Bard
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 33 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Before he slid into the MRI machine, Jake Bronson was just an ordinary guy with terminal cancer. But when an earthquake hits during the procedure, Jake staggers from the wreckage a profoundly changed man, now endowed with uncanny mental abilities. An ocean away, Luciano Battista wants a piece of Jake's talent. The terrorist leader has been conducting cerebral-implant experiments in a sinister quest to create a breed of super jihadist agents...and Jake's altered brain may be the key to his success.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Grew Tiresome

  • By Blaise on 01-18-17

Non-stop action. Great story and characters

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

Best trilogy I've ever read. Can't wait to start book 4. The author has a way of describing imagery and situations so you can picture them clearly in your mind; transporting you to that exact place or situation. Phenomenal.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • One Door Away from Heaven

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
  • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627

In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can't find her way. When a new family settles into the rental trailer next door, Micky meets the young girl who will change her forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How does he do it?

  • By Angelina not Jolie on 06-11-12

I can't even finish this book

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Terrible. 3 separate stories that are boring and seemingly unrelated. Makes no sense.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From the Corner of His Eye

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 21 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,921

Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderment

  • By Mary S. Murray on 03-29-08

Really Enjoyed this Book!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-16

Where does From the Corner of His Eye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Out of the 9 DK books I've read so far, this one is ranks in the top 3. At first it does get a little complicated with new characters introduced with a new story line that seems unrelated, but it all comes together in the end. Very poignant and suspenseful.

What other book might you compare From the Corner of His Eye to and why?

Celestine Prophecies? Quantum Physics.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Lang – was your favorite?

Barty

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There's a part in the book - it's a quote from a preacher's sermon that I found incredibly moving and so true.

  • False Memory

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963

It's a fear more paralyzing than falling. More terrifying than absolute darkness. More horrifying than anything you can imagine. It's the one fear you cannot escape, no matter where you run...no matter where you hide. It's the fear of yourself. It's real. It can happen to you. And facing it can be deadly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Koontz did it again.......

  • By Dohna on 04-24-07

Started out interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really don't know

Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz again?

Yes, he's one of my favorite authors.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Lang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, and he did a great job.

What character would you cut from False Memory?

Fig, Jennifer, and all of the other characters who suddenly appeared in the 2nd half of the book.

Any additional comments?

It started out interestingly enough, but the 2nd half just got way to complicated and confusing with many new characters being introduced. Once that happened it just continued to the point where I had to rewind several chapters to see if I missed something because it wasn't making sense. I still don't know who Fig was and where he came from.