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  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,245

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT.

  • By Ilia on 03-07-18

Different, and don't know.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

What would have made West Cork better?

I don't like all the music, changing of voices, background noise, and over all a movie like narration. If I wanted to watch a movie I would watch one, not read a book. I might get used to it, but I find it disturbing now, and have not finished the book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I did not finish the book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Probably the story was good, and I am sure the narrators are wonderful, but I am not thrilled with the format.

8 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Firstlife

  • An Everlife Novel, Book 1
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 539

Tenley "Ten" Lockwood is an average 17-year-old girl...who has spent the past 13 months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers but her refusal to let her parents choose where she'll live - after she dies. There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Would have been a Five-Star Read...

  • By Natalie C on 02-25-16

Upsetting

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Although I love Gena Showalter, this book was so much like Divergent that I could not finish it. I am returning the book. Very disappointing in my opinion. It was written well, loved the narration.

What could Gena Showalter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

New Storyline.

Any additional comments?

I do not want to accuse at all, but to me this was too much like the Divergent Series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sisterhood Everlasting

  • A Novel
  • By: Ann Brashares
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness. Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen but mixed feelings

  • By Kathy on 09-14-11

Depressing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-11

More than depressing. I loved the Traveling Pants series, and the couple of books after, but this one is not one I would ever buy again, and would not recommend to friends. From Penny

5 of 6 people found this review helpful