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  • Brain on Fire

  • My Month of Madness
  • By: Susannah Cahalan
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,101

In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those interested in neurology & psychology

  • By Brian Quaranta on 01-07-14

Brain on Fire

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Susannah cahalan’s story was excellent. Her description of what she went through was often hard to read, and I found myself in tears as I read the story. I had never heard of this auto immune syndrome before.

I am a survivor of Guillain Berre Syndrome another of the rare autoimmune syndromes that affect 1 in 100,000 people in the US. Like Susannah, it took a while to find a doctor who knew what GBS was provided the correct treatment.

I wish you the best life has to offer you Susannah, and thanks for sharing your story.

  • The Things We Wish Were True

  • A Novel
  • By: Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
  • Narrated by: Taylor Ann Krahn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,398

From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from house to house. Up and down the streets, neighbors quietly bear the weight of their own pasts - until an accident at the community pool upsets the delicate equilibrium. And when tragic circumstances compel a woman to return to Sycamore Glen after years of self-imposed banishment, the tangle of the neighbors' intertwined lives begins to unravel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hate fake Southern accents

  • By David on 07-01-17

The neighborhood

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I enjoyed the story very much. I liked how all of the stories were woven back together. The narrator did a good job with the voices, but she got a little sappy with her southern accent at times. If you enjoy a good old fashioned story set in the south, you will like this book.

  • When I'm Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,858
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,861

Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. But there's something he's not prepared for - a blue envelope with his name scrawled across the front in Natalie's handwriting, waiting for him on the floor of their suburban Michigan home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Father's poignant struggle to move forward after wife's death

  • By Sam on 08-05-16

Lies and truths

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

I enjoyed When I Gone very much. This is my first audio book writer by Emily Bleeker and narrated by Dan John Miller. His narration for me was spot on, and I will be looking for additional books narrated by him. The story got a little lost in a couple of places, but the last couple of chapters pulled everything together.

  • Someone Must Die

  • By: Sharon Potts
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

When her six-year-old nephew vanishes from a neighborhood carnival, Aubrey Lynd's safe, snow-globe world fractures; it shatters when the FBI's investigation raises questions about her own family that Aubrey can't answer. Aubrey picks apart the inconsistencies to expose the first of many lies: a ransom note - concealed from the FBI - with a terrifying and impossible ultimatum. Aubrey doesn't know what to believe or whom to trust.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Blah

  • By TC on 12-11-16

Someone must die

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

The story was okay and for me the narrator sounded like a 70 year old woman instead of a person in their late 20s. Overall I did enjoy the story.

  • The Good Widow

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,166

Elementary school teacher Jacqueline "Jacks" Morales's marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable, familiar. Or at least she thought it was...until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn't alone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dirge For A Marriage

  • By Leslie on 07-27-17

The Good Widow

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

This is the first book narrated by Dara Rosenberg I have listened to. At first I was a little disappointed by her performance, but as the story progressed, she did a really great job.

I read many reviews about the book before buying it, and I have to say I completely agree with them. While the story sort of lagged in the beginning, the pace picked up mid way through. I did not see the ending coming until very late in the book.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good mystery romance book.

  • 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 4,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,661

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

Trapped Girl

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

Another wonderful Tracy Crosswhite book, by Robert Dugoni, performed by Emily Sutton-Smith. I have all of the Detective Tracy Crosswhite mystery books, and I love them all. As always, there were plenty of twists in the book, and just when I thought I had the killer nailed, I was pulled in another direction.

Robert Dugoni is one of my favorite mystery writers, and I would recommend any of his books to mystery lovers everywhere.

  • Try Not to Breathe

  • A Novel
  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Katharine McEwan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,083

Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Kathleen Ammon on 02-28-16

Kept me listening/reading late into the night

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Holly Seddon's debut novel of psychological suspense: Try Not to Breathe grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Alex, a young journalist struggles with her addiction to alcohol, when she stumbles onto a headline making story of 1995. Amy Stevenson was only 15 years old when she went missing while walking home from school. She was found in a coma three days later. Amy's face was plastered on ever newspaper and on the nightly news for days, but her attacker was never identified.

Fast forward 15 years and Amy is still in a coma and Alex is just as lost as Amy is. Alex has ruined her marriage and her career because of her drinking, but is determined to investigate who attacked Amy all those years ago. Can Alex solve this crime and win back her professional reputation? You'll have to read Try Not to Breathe to find out.

  • The Word Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Steena Holmes
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

For overprotective parent Alyson Ward, any time her daughter, Lyla, is out of sight is reason to panic. So it's a big step for her when she lets Lyla attend a sleepover at her cousin's house. Comforted by the knowledge that her sister, Tricia, is the chaperone, Alyson does the one thing she never thought possible: she lets go and trusts that her daughter will be safe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hidden Secrets

  • By Lana Lee Plum on 02-06-18

The Word Game

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

I enjoyed the book very much. The narrator got a little annoying in some parts, with her high pitch, but not enough to make me not want to listen. I would recommend this book to anyone. It tells the story of family and friends and how much they can be depended upon when one of their daughters has been sexually abused. This was very well told by the author.

I really enjoy reading books by Steena Holmes.

  • Thirteen Reasons Why

  • By: Jay Asher
  • Narrated by: Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,248

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Ideal Audio Book

  • By Diana on 01-10-11

Thirteen reasons...

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

Thirteen Reasons Why was an amazing book . As a retired high school teacher I think this should be required reading for all HS freshmen. People need to realize how much words can hurt, and once they are uttered, they can never be taken back.

Joel Johnstone and Debra Wiseman did fantastic jobs narrating this book. I would recommend this to all students and parents alike. Thirteen Reasons Why could open frank discussions for any student thinking of taking his or her life, before it becomes to late.

If I could give more than 5 stars, I would have done so.

  • Dividing Zero

  • The Gemini Series, Book 1
  • By: Ty Patterson
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Beth and Meghan Petersen, twins, work in a deep black US agency, on missions that never come to light. They are used to the shadowy world of counter-terrorism and have put their lives on the line. Several times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Searching for Maddie

  • By Yvonne Cherry on 10-26-16

Searching for Maddie

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

Ty Patterson has written another good book involving characters from his Warrior Series. The Gemini Series picks up right where the Warriors series left off. This time it involves the twins, Beth and Meghan. When 8 year old Maddie Kittrell comes to Megan and Beth asking for help because Daddy beats Mommy, they end up in way more trouble than they bargained for.

Patterson was again able to draw the reader/listener into the story without giving up to much information until he is ready for you to know. He is able to draw you into the story to such an extent you don't want to put it down until you know what comes next, and next. I have read a lot of books in the mystery/thriller genre and these may be some of the best around.

I listened to the Audible version of Dividing Zero, and while I really enjoyed the story, I could only give the performance 3 stars. The narrator did an okay job, however the voice faded in and out during the entire book. This could have been a technical error, but I could not determine the cause. I would still recommend Dividing Zero if you enjoy a good mystery book.

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