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  • The Heart Between Us

  • Two Sisters, One Heart Transplant, and a Bucket List
  • By: Lindsay Harrel
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Debut author Lindsay Harrel presents a powerful story of healing, adventure, and learning how to live life to the fullest. Megan Jacobs always wished for a different heart. Her entire childhood was spent in and out of hospitals, sitting on the sidelines while her twin sister, Crystal, played all the sports, got all the guys, and had all the fun. But even a heart transplant three years ago wasn't enough to propel Megan's life forward.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible

  • By Megan on 08-14-18

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Wow, I can’t believe I just wasted 6 hours of my life on this book. The positive reviews have to be written by 16 year old girls. First of all, the most interesting part of the book—the travel—is a barely mentioned backstory to the cheesiest romance stories I’ve ever read in my life. Not only is this book incredibly unrealistic in countless ways, but the story is just downright dumb. Add in the overbearing Christian preaching and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a desperate (and very much failed) attempt at a heart-warming story. Vanilla to the core. Can’t get my credit back fast enough.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,346

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

3.5 stars, maybe 4. Liked the twists in the plot and the ending was satisfying. Unique, which is rare for thrillers these days. Doesn’t seem realistic at all but it was a fun read.

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  • The Sleeping Beauty Killer

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiancé - famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III - 15 years ago. And Casey claims - has always claimed - she's innocent. Although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living under suspicion. She hears whispers at the grocery store. She can't get a job. Even her own mother treats her like she's guilty. Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team - it's Casey's last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Mary B. on 11-24-17

Horrible ending

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

The whole story is great up until the last hour. What a horrible ending. I’m in shock that this was written by two women. Makes absolutely no sense and is an insult to all women.

  • Year of Yes

  • How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
  • By: Shonda Rhimes
  • Narrated by: Shonda Rhimes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,360

The megatalented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life - and how it can change yours, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 7 Hours Listening to an Audio Book Ever!

  • By ccreads on 02-20-16

Wanted to love it

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

What would have made Year of Yes better?

More raw, honest truth and less bragging about success. Maybe some information or tools on how she harnessed her talents.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Will take a break from nonfiction after this.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her narration was ok. You can see why her characters talk the way they do (especially in Scandal). They are very heavily influenced by Shonda herself.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was very disappointed with Year of Yes. I love all of Shonda's shows and admire her talent and drive, but this book came off as a big opportunity to brag about her success. I am all about empowering other women and like I said, I truly admire her work as well as her dedication, but this book fell short. There were some funny parts, but I couldn't bring myself to finish it. I'm sad because it was on my wish list for months so I was really looking forward to it.

Any additional comments?

I really really wanted to love this book. I listened to it much longer than I wanted to and still couldn't finish it. Just watch her TED talk instead. Will continue to watch her shows though and truly wish Shonda continued success.