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Katie

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  • 6
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  • 16
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  • 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

Nice Performance

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

The performance was very well done, but the story was lacking. I feel like it ended rather abruptly and left the characters undeveloped.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,763

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Interesting History

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

I loved the historical story, but I could have done without the current generational perspective. It just seemed like space filler. It's worth the listen nonetheless.

  • The Lying Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,648
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,639

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick - and to her horror, Isa discovers it's not a stick at all...but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really wanted to like this book but...

  • By SLW on 08-10-17

Not My Favorite Ruth Ware Story

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I usually love Ruth Ware novels, but I felt like this story was very predictable. Also, I became frustrated with the characters as I felt they were just a bit dense. The character of the baby was driving me crazy. She just screamed and ate and slept. I understand her role in the story, but ugh how many times do we have to hear about her screaming and eating and sleeping?

House Rules
    
    
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        Mark Turetsky,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Andy Paris,
    
    
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    Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    5,160 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • House Rules

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,188

One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book until the ending

  • By Charlotte on 03-12-10

Too Drawn Out

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

The performances were fantastic and the story, in general, was moving and well researched, but I thought it was just way too drawn out.

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,596

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Worth the Read/Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-19-16

This book was highly entertaining and a great page turner. It was a little predictable at times and the dangerous plights of the protagonist got a little old, but the story was entertaining, suspenseful, and a great thriller that leaves the reader feeling fulfilled. I loved the development and depth of the characters as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful