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Midland, TX
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  • Looker

  • By: Laura Sims
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 38

In this superb new psychological thriller, an unraveling woman becomes fixated on her neighbor - the beautiful, successful actress. Trapped in a rundown apartment and dead-end job, the unnamed narrator is unhappily childless and recently separated. She can’t help noticing with wry irony that the actress, meanwhile, has her face on the side of every bus, a gleaming brownstone, a handsome husband, and three beautiful children, including a baby. Though they live just a few doors apart, the two women are separated by a chasm of professional success and personal fulfillment. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing

  • By Verna on 02-13-19

Stupid book

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

I wanted to like this book but found the story incredibly stupid. Don't bother reading!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,936

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I was a little confused when the book started out at the end of the story, but soon caught on to what had happened. The butterflies are so tragic and beautiful.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,719

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Girl Disturbed

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

Reviewed: 07-09-12

What did you love best about Gone Girl?

I loved all the turns and twists in this story. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, the author would throw in another road block.

Which character ??? as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ??? was your favorite?

Julia was a perfect voice for Amy, but Kirby was lacking as Nick.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me really angry with the characters. Without giving away too much, there were many times I just wanted to reach out and slap Amy. GRRR!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In Their Footsteps

  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Nanette Savard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

The quiet scandal surrounding her parents' deaths 20 years ago has always haunted Beryl Tavistock. Now she's asking dangerous questions, and the answers are proving that old secrets die hard.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short, sweet and sex

  • By Gaynell on 02-14-15

Not a favorite

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

Reviewed: 12-20-11

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I love Tess Gerritsen, but this story was really lacking. Maybe it was because the book was more romance with a little mystery thrown in. Not a favorite.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tess Gerritsen again?

Absolutely!

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I didn't care for the accent of the performer.