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  • The Wrong Sister

  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,921

From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Madison, Wisconsin, street. They've never met, but Tess sees the same features every time she looks in the mirror. Tess introduces herself and discovers that she and her doppelganger, Mimi, have more than appearance in common. They even share the same birthday. Mimi - confident and outgoing where Tess is understated and shy - is convinced they're twins, separated shortly after birth. When a body is discovered in a local marsh, Tess is entangled in a search for the truth....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing like anything T E Woods has written B4!!!

  • By shelley on 03-01-18

Annoying from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I had to fast forward through most of this book as it was soooo annoying and repetitive and really stupid. How do books this bad get published?

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Widower's Wife

  • By: Cate Holahan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Ana Bacon, a beautiful young wife and mother, tumbled off a cruise ship into dark and deadly waters. Ana is gone - leaving behind her wealthy husband and adorable daughter - but not everything about her disappearance adds up. What secrets did she leave behind? Investigator Ryan Monahan is a numbers man. So when his company sends him the Bacon case, which could net a 10 million-dollar payout, Monahan doubts that her death is just a tragic accident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Widower's wife

  • By trixie on 03-20-17

One of the dumbest books ever

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

The female author should be ashamed of creating one of the most offensive portrayals of a woman. Not too mention that EVERY character was underdeveloped and silly. Don’t waste your time.

  • Lies She Told

  • By: Cate Holahan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,385

Liza Cole has 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best seller list. In the meantime, she's struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth. Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she's home alone caring for their newborn. Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth is stranger than fiction is stranger than fiction is stranger..,.

  • By shelley on 09-23-17

Too confusing and unrealistic

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

The dual stories are hard to separate. Can.t we go back to the days of one narrator?

  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,994
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,984

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

Some surprises but often predictable

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Although this book tackles a relevant and interesting topic of she said/he said...the wife is portrayed as dumb and many turns were easily predictable. Not worth the read.

  • Pleasantville

  • By: Attica Locke
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

Fifteen years after the events of Black Water Rising, Jay Porter is struggling to cope with catastrophic changes in his personal life and the disintegration of his environmental law practice. His victory against Cole Oil is still the crown jewel of his career, even if he hasn't yet seen a dime thanks to appeals. But time has taken its toll. Tired and restless, he's ready to quit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Author You Need to Know

  • By L. O. Pardue on 05-18-15

One of the best novels of redemption

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Attica Locke is a gifted storyteller of the human condition wrapped in a legal thriller. I only have one book of hers left to read and I will be sad until she writes another novel. Her character development and rich description of Houston in the mid 1990s form the backdrop of a twisting tale of corruption and murder is first rate.

  • Bluebird, Bluebird

  • By: Attica Locke
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,283

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the Lone Star State, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders - a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman - have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but very irritating

  • By Tunde on 01-15-18

Attica Locke knows how to tell a story

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

From the start Attica Locke weaves a tale of the highs and lows of family history, race relations, and life in East Texas. Great characters and vivid descriptions make this a wonderful and engrossing listen. The narrator’s velvet voice ands to the enjoyment.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Mangrove Lightning

  • A Doc Ford Novel, Book 24
  • By: Randy Wayne White
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to Doc Ford, muttering about a curse. The members of his extended family have suffered a bizarre series of attacks, and Barlow is convinced it has something to do with a multiple murder in 1925, in which his family had a shameful part. Ford doesn't believe in curses, but as he and his friend Tomlinson begin to investigate, following the trail of the attacks from Key Largo to Tallahassee, they, too, suffer a series of near-fatal mishaps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great one

  • By Dawn on 05-05-17

Not his best, very disjointed

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

I love Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford series but this one was very disjointed. The main story of the history of enslaved Chinese immigrants could have been better developed. And the secondary story was interspersed without enough detail. Not his best.

  • The Roanoke Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Amy Engel
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 707

After her mother's suicide, 15-year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother's mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran...fast and far away. Eleven years later Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run, too? Or something worse?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Subject is Warped

  • By bkirk on 02-12-18

Overly dramatic writing

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

This book begins with a new twist on the old girl returns to her past. But the writing is overly dramatic, and gives short shrift to the mystery side. It's really a romance novel and should be categorized as such. It's clear the author's background until now is YA.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Unseen World

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,360

Ada Sibelius is raised by David, a single father and head of a computer science lab in Boston. Homeschooled, she accompanies her loving father - brilliant, eccentric, socially inept - to work every day. By 12 she is a painfully shy prodigy. At the same time that the lab begins to gain acclaim, David's mind begins to falter, and his mysterious past comes into question. When her father moves into a nursing home, Ada is taken in by one of David's colleagues. She embarks on a mission to uncover her father's secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Appreciated but Not Enjoyed

  • By Margot T. on 01-21-17

I couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

An innovative and riveting book. Spanning decades from the 1920s, through World War II, the McCarthy era. The story like life is sometimes heartbreaking, but hopeful as well.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Trapped Girl

  • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 4
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,082

When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in series so far

  • By hrhjones on 01-30-17

Hang it up

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

This series began with a great story of suspend and red motion. But it has gone down hill to almost rock bottom with this novel. While the initial storyline is interesting, do we need to know what everyone is wearing, what they order to eat, and when each of them is served. And the throwing in that Tracy will become a Mom, give me a break! Pathetic.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful