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  • Before She Knew Him

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss, Graham Halstead
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403

Hen and her husband, Lloyd, have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she’s found some stability and peace. But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Dark Psychological Thriller...

  • By shelley on 03-09-19

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

Loved it. I didn't see it coming. Took awhile to get used to the slow voice of the female narrator, but great story.

  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,506
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,503

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing - she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I knew...

  • By PollyAnna2 on 10-18-18

Didn"t see that coming!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-19

I love when that happens -in a book anyway. Great story and lovely narration. Can't wait to hear another.

  • Take Control of Your Life

  • How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,658
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,196

Mel Robbins is back! The international bestselling phenomenon and creator of The Five Second Rule and Kick Ass with Mel Robbins returns to help you tackle the single biggest obstacle you face: fear. This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop living in fear

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-19

Great kick in the pants.

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Helps you to find your triggers and address them head on. Can't wait to work through the free pdf work book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Third Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233

In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife's death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface. The divorces from his two previous wives had been amicable, or so it seemed; his children, all five of them, were resilient as ever, or so he thought. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious at best

  • By Stephanie Villanueva on 09-25-18

Pretty good story<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Not really Thriller. I think that s in the description. But it was good. More of a drama type story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,689

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters, good and bad, are well portrayed

  • By Jennifer on 08-14-18

Best Book in quite awhile!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This one pulled me in and kept me going all the way through. It was such a good story.

  • Running Down a Dream

  • Your Road Map to Winning Creative Battles
  • By: Tim Grahl
  • Narrated by: Tim Grahl
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

When you dream, you envision a magical future. You have heroically slayed the dragons and unlocked the creativity and genius buried deep inside. But how do you actually get there? You can analyze the myths of visionary creators - artists, writers, musicians, software developers, etc., who have accomplished the impossible. But exactly how these successful creators went from being fearful dreamers to accomplished artists proves elusive. Running Down a Dream unflinchingly bares the naked truth behind all creations and shares the practical to-do list to take you from here to there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tim’s honesty confirms “we are not alone in the struggle.”

  • By Rebecca on 07-23-18

Nice book. Made me feel not alone

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I liked the way it made self employment real. It is hard to work for yourself. It is easy to procrastinate and water valuable time. The days turn into weeks turn into months. Thanks for this. Only a 3 on performance because some pronunciations got in my nerves. Probably just a personal p preference.

  • The Artist's Journey

  • The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create. You are an artist too - whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not - and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your muse and do the work you were born to do?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It will give you strength

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-18

Very choppy, but good info

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I usually love Stephen Pressfields books. But with over 100 short chapters and the announcing of every one of them, I got a bit distracted. The message seemed choppy and disconnected. It was rather lost in translation. Maybe better in print.

  • Turn Your Pain into Art

  • By: Ariel Bloomer
  • Narrated by: Ariel Bloomer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

In this hilarious, candid, and warm debut, Icon for Hire vocalist Ariel Bloomer bares her soul and shares her struggles, coupling accessible autobiography with practical advice and inspiration for navigating the messiest parts of life. From growing up a passionate but troubled spiritual seeker to chasing her rock 'n' roll dreams, Bloomer's journey illustrates the importance of cultivating self-love and the transformational nature of creativity, and how to access the artist inside all of us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest and Inspiring

  • By Dane D. on 07-11-18

Inspiring a bit

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Overall, I liked it. It made me feel inspired to take action on some things.... Directly or indirectly. It was a bit whiny at times and I found myself not liking some of the sappy sweetness of parts.

  • Parallel Universes of Self

  • By: Frederick E. Dodson
  • Narrated by: Thomas Miller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

The purpose of this book is to bring the "Parallel Worlds Theory" as known to physics and science fiction into application in your personal reality and everyday life. You can "create" your reality by becoming the parallel-world version of yourself for whom the experience you want is already real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite possibly the best of its kind

  • By K. Maloo on 06-07-14

Pretty interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I liked most of it. The " laundry list" sections though would be much easier in print. Definately gives lots to think about.

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,051

Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital, where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over - she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

Pretty good even 2nd time around.

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

But I was hoping for more of a revelation. It was good but ehhh..... A bit of a let down.