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  • Beneath the Surface

  • By: Heidi Perks
  • Narrated by: Emma Fenney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Teenager Abigail Ryder is devastated when she gets home from school to find her family gone. Nothing makes sense. Things are missing from the house and her stepsisters' room is completely empty. But the police think she's trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, there's no choice other than face the future - alone. Fourteen years on, Abi and Adam are a happy couple on the verge of parenthood. But when the past comes back to haunt Abi, the only way forward is to go back and uncover the truth - and reveal the dreadful secrets a mother has been hiding all these years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tremendous storyline!

  • By Thomas on 10-10-17

Slow to start, great once it got going. Great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Overall, I enjoyed this one. It took about half the book before I felt really invested in the characters. But once things were moving, it definitely held my attention. It took a sharp turn at the very end which was unexpected. Narrator was really great!

  • A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,037

Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Free on Spotify

  • By restaurantattorney on 08-12-18

Super funny!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

Absolutely hilarious. I laughed out loud so many times. Finished it in a day since it’s only a 6 hour book. Spade adlibs a bunch and does impressions and voices and goes off on a few tangents or rants - which makes it even funnier!

  • Finding Claire Fletcher

  • By: Lisa Regan
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Newly divorced and with his career in jeopardy, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a beautiful woman he meets at a bar. The next morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving nothing behind but an address and a decade-old mystery. The address leads to the Fletcher family home, where Claire's siblings inform Connor that their 15-year-old sister was abducted from a city street 10 years ago and is presumed dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was just ok.

  • By Leigh on 08-23-15

Good story. Average narrator. Worth listening.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Story was compelling. Narrator wasn’t great unfortunately. Still fairly enjoyable and worth listening to in my opinion.

  • Single State of Mind

  • By: Andi Dorfman
  • Narrated by: Andi Dorfman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

Andi Dorfman, breakout star of ABC's The Bachelorette and New York Times best-selling author of It's Not Okay, returns with this new collection of her adventures as a still-single gal surviving and thriving in New York City.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow

  • By c63989 on 01-10-18

Fun read

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Andi's book is fun and relatable. Nothing profound necessarily, but definitely held my interest from start to finish. She has a bad potty mouth FYI! Just be prepared in case profanity offends you...F bombs everywhere!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guilty

  • By: Laura Elliot
  • Narrated by: Laoisha O'Callaghan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 391

On a warm summer's morning, 13-year-old schoolgirl Constance Lawson is reported missing. A few days later, Constance's uncle, Karl Lawson, suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect. Six years later Karl's life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, a husband, and a gorgeous baby boy, Amanda's world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • DON'T BUY AUDIO VERSION

  • By H. Laird on 09-10-17

Narrator is laughable...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

It's really unfortunate because the story itself was really interesting, but the narration was so bad in parts that I was actually LOL'ing...and this ain't a funny book! Narrator is Irish as are most of the characters. But the few American accents she attempts are just pathetic. The "New York" accent comes with a southern drawl (hilarious) with hints of Irish scattered about. It really pulled me out of the story. Super distracting. Story itself was quite good. Advice for audible users--put the speed up to 1.25. It helps the slow, lagging pace the narrators speaks in.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,985

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Highly over rated.

  • By Corey Mackenson on 09-07-18

Great story - Beautifully narrated - Predictable ending

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Phenomenal narrator. She had me completely engrossed, even had me in tears a couple of times. As far as the story goes, I was totally in love with it until the very end.....only because I predicted the ending about half way through, and though the author tried to keep it a surprise until the very end, she wasn't able to fool me. Even still, I recommend this book for anyone who likes a good mystery novel. I listened to the whole thing within a 24-hour period. 👍🏽👍🏽

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,090
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,066

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By TC on 07-03-17

Author got me! Didn't see it coming!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Wait what?! Excellent plot twist at the end! Didn't see it coming one bit! Great book. Held my attention and I listened to it in two or three sittings.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Breakdown

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,900
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,897

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside - the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I tore through it within a few days

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 10-02-17

Really Good!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Yes! Loved it! Finished it in 3 days time. I had a prediction from the beginning but turned out to be a different outcome than I had guessed. Fantastic book. Quick, easy read. Held my interest the entire time! Definitely recommend to anyone that likes the mystery/thriller genre. 😬😬😬

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,607

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over the top but still held my attention

  • By Lizzystick on 04-25-17

Predictable Yet Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

"Expect the unexpected" type predictability for this story. Still an entertaining read though. Keeps your attention. I got through it in two days. Good narrator. 👍🏽👍🏽

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

  • By: Glennon Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,567

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Leah B on 09-08-16

Inspiring. Wow.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

A beautiful and extremely HONEST memoir about life, love, family, womanhood, and the struggles and strength it takes to discover your true self in the midst of the expectations society places upon us and the inevitability chaotic life we lead.