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  • The Last House Guest

  • By: Megan Miranda
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 965

Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors. Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl - but that’s just what happens with visitor Avery Greer and Littleport resident Sadie Loman. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable - until Sadie is found dead. Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community who blame her. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring and confusing

  • By L J on 06-22-19

Boring narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-29-19

Her voice was so monotone though out the book. I was going to throw my headphones across the room.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • One Breath Away

  • By: Heather Gudenkauf
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Susan Ericksen, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits. Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town’s children in her hands. As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Gudenkauf's standard

  • By Daryl on 10-08-14

If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult, you are going to love this tightly knit drama.
What could be more terrifying than a gunman in a school!

Told from the viewpoints of the children, their families, teachers and the police, this story is a compelling account of the events that unfolded on this horrific day.

Heather Gudenkauf had me captivated from the start and it is easy to see why I love her novels.

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  • Gathering Blue

  • By: Lois Lowry
  • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677

Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives in a world where the weak are cast aside. She fears for her future until she is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a gifted weaver and is given a task that no other community member can do. While her talent keeps her alive and brings certain privileges, Kira soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries and secrets. No one must know of her plans to uncover the truth about her world and see what places exist beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to stop listening!

  • By Stephanie on 02-14-13

Unfinished Endings!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

i was really hoping that this was going to start where the Giver ended. the problem i have with Lowry is Unfinished Endings!!!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Red House

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 78

The set-up of Mark Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join his for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a willful stepdaughter in the process; Angela has a feckless husband and three children who sometimes seem alien to her. The stage is set for seven days of resentment and guilt, a staple of family gatherings the world over.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen but not for everyone.

  • By Sheryl on 07-03-12

A Vacation House not Worth Visiting

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

I chose this book because I really felt that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was excellent. I was excited to see Mark Haddon had written another book, but this was a disappointment to me.
Is it just me???? I have had a very difficult time keeping track of who is who in this rambling, somewhat disjointed story~~ I don't mind a challenging book but I find it tiresome and tedious trying to keep in my memory which character is which...maybe there is just a few too many characters....

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  • Trust Your Eyes

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Ken Marks, Rick Holmes
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen. Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon - but has not - in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Map-Obsessed Schizophrenic Trusts His Eyes

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-08-17

google maps meets Rain Man

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

Thomas is a mentally disturbed person diagnosed with a strange type of schizophrenia. He stays glued to three computer screens in his room, "traveling" all over the world memorizing streets and places using a Web site on the computer. Thomas can come off as being really annoying, but that's just a part of that type of illness and the brilliance with which Barclay has conveyed. Thomas sees in an apartment window on a street in NY while he is scanning the area using a Web sit, What Thomas sees disturbing, very disturbing. Thomas insists he witnessed a homicide over the web

Thomas's brother Ray has come to stay with him to help get things in order after the alleged accidental death of their father. a task that he is sorely prepared to undertake. The job is further complicated by the fact that Thomas insists that he is employed by the CIA and listening to his intricate and increasingly paranoid theories. Ray soon realizes he and his brother have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy. hey both soon learn that getting involved was huge mistake and now their lives are at stake.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Something Wicked This Way Comes & A Sound of Thunder

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

In Bradbury's unforgettable modern Gothic masterpiece, Something Wicked This Way Comes, something evil arrives in a small Midwestern town on the crest of the wind one autumn night. A "dark carnival" with frightening attractions and supernatural characters sets up stakes. It is up to two 13-year-old boys, James Nightshade and William Holloway, to figure out a way to save the souls of the town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ageless

  • By Sarah on 12-13-06

The story is great! I highly recommend the actual

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

Very interesting listen, however, for me at times the long descriptions filled with poetic images got in the way of the story. as far as the audio book, His voice drones on and on making what should be an exciting story seem very tedious. I don't find it a good fit for a book that focuses mainly around two young boys.

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • By: Stephen Chbosky
  • Narrated by: Noah Galvin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,246

Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story

  • By FanB14 on 12-13-12

sex drugs and rocky horror picture show!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

The Perks of this Novel, My Best Friend, Charlie.

The book travels through the life of Charley, a high school student, who encounters just about everything that could happen to a confused high schooler.he is an innocent child and soon exploors the world of sex drugs and rock and roll. every thought you could possibly have is in this book. This book takes you back to your days as a high school freshman. It reminds you about love, loss, and recoverry. Chobosky shows you life in the eyes of Charlie. Through his journey from the shy freshman to someone who has changed and made new frirends. This is a book you can read over and over again, and find something that you didnt know before. I highly recommend this book, it's amazing!

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  • The Light Between Oceans

  • A Novel
  • By: M. L. Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,887
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,015

In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Three years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel is tending the grave of her newly lost infant when she hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.....terrible narrator.

  • By Sandra on 08-14-12

doing the right thing

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

Reviewed: 12-13-12

Any additional comments?

I felt there would be a lot of mixed feelings and internal strife present in the characters and the reader in this book and it did not disappoint. Would recommend this for sure! Very nice tale of a family faced with hard decisions and how if the wrong decision is made how it affects others. could have made for a more happyer ending but not everything in life works thats

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  • Love Anthony

  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Debra Messing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

From the award-winning New York Times best-selling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected, comes a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life. Two women, each cast adrift by unforseen events in their lives, meet by accident on a Nantucket beach and are drawn into a friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book! A Sad 'feel-good-book'

  • By me2ug on 06-10-15

As a fan of Lisa Genova's

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

Reviewed: 12-13-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes theirs a lot of people that can relate to this book

What other book might you compare Love Anthony to and why?

house rules

What does Debra Messing bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

soft voice to a tender topic

Any additional comments?

if you want to read a great novel that involves neurological disorders who better to write them but a neurologist themselves. I have read every book by Lisa Genova and with every book her writing improves. The author gives a voice to those that can not speak for themselves.

As a fan of Lisa Genova's Still Alice, a moving novel about a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. I was anxious to see how she tackled the topic of Autism in, Love Anthony. despite the fact that I didn't fall as deeply in love with it as I did with still alice. it was still a wonderful book, this book did talk about autism but it was mostly about a lesson in life and how to deal with curve balls thrown at you.

This book gives a startling and beautiful picture of the details of living with an autistic boy, and also stretches and deepens the understanding of its meaning

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  • The Time Keeper

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255

From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing and thought provoking story

  • By Karen F on 10-04-12

The Moral Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 12-13-12

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

Any additional comments?

I suppose it makes you think about the meaning of life - if you didn‘t already know. The idea of the book sounded very interesting to me, but after reading it, I found that, although it was interesting, it wasn't my kind of book. It was definitely not a waste of time and it did keep my interest to see how it ended, but it's not a book that I would ever read twice.