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  • Floating Staircase

  • By: Ronald Malfi
  • Narrated by: M. Sauerwein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Following the success of his latest novel, Travis Glasgow and his wife Jodie buy their first house in the seemingly idyllic western Maryland town of Westlake. At first, everything is picture-perfect - from the beautiful lake behind the house to the rebirth of the friendship between Travis and his brother, Adam, who lives nearby. Travis also begins to overcome the darkness of his childhood and the guilt he's harbored since his younger brother's death - a tragic drowning veiled in mystery that has plagued Travis since he was 13.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narrator

  • By Jamie R. Hawkins on 05-07-18

Horrible Narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I made it exactly 10 chapters into this book and I can't stand any more. The story sounds to interesting, but I can't get past the narrator's voice and horrid impersonations to finish this book.

  • The Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Emma Cline
  • Narrated by: Cady McClain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,927
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,941

Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Writer Understands that Girls Are Complex Beings

  • By dearpru on 01-02-17

No Point to this Book! (Contains Spoilers)

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narration was great.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

This book really had no redeeming qualities to it. It wasn't a horrible book, but it wasn't a good book. It was very meh. Nothing really happened to the main character of this book. She had some disturbing sexual experiences. She almost helped commit a murder.

Any additional comments?

I had to make myself listen to this the whole way through.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Garden Spells

  • By: Sarah Addison Allen
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,757

The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers.

Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.

Together again in the house they grew up in, the Waverley sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Charming

  • By ~Beloved~ on 09-09-12

Fun.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-15

The plot was pretty predictable, but it was a fun read. Loved the story and the characters.