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  • Bad Mommy

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Lance Greenfield, Carly Robins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 268

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: the husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant- really good!

  • By Candice on 06-01-18

20/5 stars for awesomeness!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I've listened to hundreds of books on audible, and my standards to even write a review are pretty high, so when I say this book is FREAKING OUTSTANDING, you just need to believe me. This story is graphic and dark but not violent or gory. It's an original psychological horror steeped in plausibility. I loved this book. The performances were top notch and the character development was exceptional. ** A word of caution, however... Do not listen to this book and try to navigate unknown territory in your car. You might get so wrapped up in in, you wind up going an hour out of your way. It may have happened to a friend of mine...

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,719

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Capturing story, but it got a bit silly

  • By flywatt on 07-03-18

It's just so extra...

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I love Stephen King, but sometimes I feel like he doesn't know when to edit. He weaves a tale that makes you obsessed and then over explains it to the point where it's no longer scary. I realize this is an unpopular opinion, but it's my perception with a lot of his novels.

54 of 77 people found this review helpful

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

This book is PHENOMENAL!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

This is the book I needed to read. Sam Hell is in all of us and we need to remember our compassion when we recognize him in others and in ourselves. Few books have made me cry. This one did, but it also made me want to call my parents and tell them, "Thank you for always loving me." The narrator is sheer perfection.

  • Neighborly

  • A Novel
  • By: Ellie Monago
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Cristina Panfilio
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

Kat and Doug felt like Aurora Village was the perfect community. Minutes from the city, affluent without pretension, low crime with a friendly vibe - it’s everything Kat never had, and that she’s determined to provide for her infant daughter. But everything changes overnight when Kat finds a scrawled note outside their front door. That wasn’t very neighborly of you. As increasingly sinister and frighteningly personal notes arrive, each one stabs deeper into the heart of Kat’s insecurities, paranoia, and most troubling, her past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weird but not a good weird

  • By Getshotzi on 04-03-18

Weird but not a good weird

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

This book is about a woman, her husband, and her baby relocating to a dream like suburban community with neighbors who have secrets. Although she doesn't know it, she has enemies from her past who also live there and will stop at nothing to see her leave. That's why I bought the book. Unfortunately, the neighbor's secrets are implausible and just plain stupid. I credit the narrator with making me listen, but I couldn't stop rolling my eyes. This is a solid NO from me. Wish I had the credit again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,616
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,880
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,820

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

Up yours Pence!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

I love John Oliver! Besides the GOP jab at Mike Pence and his bunny, this is a book I would read to my kids because it's actually very sweet. Great celebrity voices, too!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,072
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,065

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept Me Coming Back Every Day

  • By Dewese on 02-28-18

Very interesting!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Expertly produced and researched. Really enjoyed this podcast and you will too! It's free and better than many things that weren't. Give it a listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfect Roommate

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Siedt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 144

She's my roommate. I know how she takes her tea, how she organizes her closet. I know when she goes to bed each night, what she eats for breakfast, the passcode on her phone. I know she calls her mother on Mondays, takes barre on Thursdays, and meets her friends for drinks on Fridays. But more important than any of that...I know what she did.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • MINKA ROCKS!!!

  • By Getshotzi on 02-11-18

MINKA ROCKS!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

You really need to do yourself a favor and read Minka Kent. She makes you understand her characters, and this woman can throw a curveball plot twist like no one else. Every word counts and if it doesn't contribute to her vision, she mercilessly edits until we're left with am action packed novel without the fluff. I've read both books and she's the real deal!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Burial Rites

  • By: Hannah Kent
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of her lover. Agnes is sent to wait out her final months on the farm of district office Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderer in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. Only Tóti, the young assistant priest appointed Agnes’ spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes’ story begins to emerge and with it the family’s terrible realization that all is not as they had assumed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth stepping out of your comfort zone

  • By Leah on 01-25-14

My heart is broken!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

The pain and suffering I experienced listening to this was intense. Beautifully written. Haunting. Perfection!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,912

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The house of lies!

  • By CMiles1985 on 11-21-17

Thank you Mrs. PARISH!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

It's been a long time since I've listened to something this entertaining. If you enjoy stories of deception, revenge, and fully realized characters, you'll want to treat yourself to this dark delight! Oh, and... YMB! (Gotta listen to know what that means...)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A God in the Shed

  • By: J-F. Dubeau
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 177

The village of Saint-Ferdinand has all the trappings of a quiet life. Though if an out-of-towner stopped in, they would notice one unusual thing - a cemetery far too large and much too full for such a small town, lined with the victims of the Saint-Ferdinand Killer, who has eluded police for nearly two decades. It's not until after Inspector Stephen Crowley finally catches the killer that the town discovers even darker forces are at play.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts off great, but ends rather flat.

  • By Ben on 11-08-17

This book is awful.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

The first chapter of this book shows unbelievable promise and I was so intrigued. I didn't realize the best part of the book was finished and I hope to save you money and/or credit along with your valuable time by imploring you not to select this book. I listened to the entire novel and tried to find something to like about it, but I couldn't find anything redeeming. If I didn't know better, I'd believe this was the work of an angsty teenager who dissected small animals he'd found in his backyard.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful