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  • After He Killed Me

  • The Emma Fern Series, Book 2
  • By: Natalie Barelli
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

Emma Fern has won at life: she's a prize-winning author and she's blissfully happy with her husband, Jim. It wasn't an easy rise to the top, but Emma knows you can't achieve success without sacrifice. The trouble is, Jim knows that too. As her literary triumph starts to fade into the past, Emma comes under pressure to write a second bestseller. But her big secret is that she didn't write the first one. She's a fraud, and the only people who ever knew the truth are...no longer a problem.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator makes a huge difference!

  • By Wayne on 05-12-18

Cute narration

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

Reviewed: 06-06-19

I liked the first narrator too but I adjusted to those one and find her to be very cute and match the feel of the book. She reminds me of the Bad Mommy narrator. I really enjoyed her. It's read a different way a little lighter even humorous, but she's very very good. Don't let the negatives put you off to a good book.

  • The Last Lie

  • By: Alex Lake
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 480

Everyone lies...but some lies are deadly. For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she’s ever wanted - a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who dotes on her. All she needs is to start a family of her own and things will be even better than good. They’ll be perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Intense story

  • By Mystical Lady on 01-11-19

Everything you want.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-19


I'm a domestic thriller. Great narration too. Naturally some ppl cannot be pleased, but if you truly like domestic thrillers this has it all. The twist is not too ridiculous but much more satisfying.
Ignore the snarky reviews. I don't they really listened to the entire book. A+

  • Forget Me Not

  • By: Claire Allan
  • Narrated by: Melanie MacHugh, Anne Bird
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

It’s six in the morning during the hottest summer on record when Elizabeth O’Loughlin, out walking her dog, comes across Clare, a victim of a horrific knife attack, clinging onto life at the side of the road. Clare dies minutes later, but not before whispering her haunting last words to Elizabeth. When it becomes clear that Clare’s killer has more than one murder on his mind, Elizabeth has to take drastic action or face losing everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some lessons...

  • By ashley on 05-31-19

Some lessons...

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

Very well written, fleshed out characters, believable, all around great book. Entertaining, touching and well performed.
I'm not sure what else you could ask.
Older woman Elizabeth finds Claire dying while walking her dog. She hears Claire's dying words.
Then a chain of events begin that are creepy, sad, laying bare human flaws, fears, and troubled families. Recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Mommy

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Lance Greenfield, Carly Robins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 845

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: the husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant- really good!

  • By Candice on 06-01-18

Grow up ladies...

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

Reviewed: 05-28-19

Don't expect the world to take you seriously when you whine about sex and language in literature. You sound infantile, like toddlers. Be the grown women you are and read the book from an adult perspective.
Giving bad reviews because of your own hang upset is unfair. The language is entirely APPROPRIATE given the character and her issues.
As for the snarky narration you do realize this book is written as very very dark humor. I figured out some ppl do not have the humor gene. FIG referring to Jolene as " bad mommy" was funny and typical of her personality. Yeah she is a bitch. Lol.
The book was excellent and character driven as opposed to action. If you are expecting lots of action then read an action author. This book is based on clever dialogue. That's just the kind of book it is. If you find clever, snarky, messed up dialogue boring then get your refund. It is a psychological thriller. It fits into that genre like a glove.
I disliked the protagonist because she was written to be unlikeable. That didn't make her uninteresting.
Don't put too much sick into the reviews and cheat yourself out of a good read just because of others agendas and personal tastes. It's a wonderfully wicked, humorous well written mind f--k of a book.
Enjoy.

  • The Women: A gripping psychological thriller

  • By: S.E. Lynes
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Samantha Frayn doesn’t know why Peter Bridges picks her - a nobody with bitten fingernails and a troubled childhood behind her - but she falls quickly. He’s older, charming, likes fine wine and French films, and his beautiful home has real art on its walls. Peter transforms Samantha’s life in an instant. He sees the better version of herself - the one she’s always wanted to be. It’s only normal that there’s a little friction, when she moves in, over domestic matters like where things are kept, or the proper times to eat, sleep, and shower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..

  • By ashley on 05-22-19

Wow..

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

It's that one in every so many books that you say now this is writing! The difference is glaring. I've read all of Ms. Lynes books, she is the real deal.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman I Was Before

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

What if the perfect life you envy was rotten to the core? Three brand-new friends. Three very different families. Way too many secrets. Gisela, Sally and Kate become close when they move into the same new housing estate. But behind their shiny front doors, each has something to hide. Three lives collide in this gripping story about friendship, motherhood and marriage and the façade of perfection people present to the world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #great book

  • By BB on 05-11-19

Wonderful...

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

Reviewed: 05-13-19

Kerry doesn't write a bad book. I loved this. I related, parts were hilarious and touching. As all her books, relatable, clever, touching and well written.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Know Who You Are

  • A Novel
  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

Meet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from. Except one person. Someone knows Aimee very well. They know who she is and they know what she did. When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn’t seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she’s hiding something and they’re right, she is - but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she’s never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme animal cruelty

  • By ashley on 04-27-19

Extreme animal cruelty

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

Reviewed: 04-27-19

Plot holes, weak main character, unbelievable events (6 year old shooting people) main character is so weak so inconsistent, refuses to tell the truth that will save her, has the most frustrating inner monologue I've ever heard. Over and over she talks about " we are who we are believe we are" cliches abound but no character with any common sense.
I'm so frustrated I have a knot in my stomach because I so want something to be said that makes her sound strong. This book is exhausting, disturbing because of extreme child abuse and animal cruelty. That's not entertaining to me I absolutely despise every character in this book too.. good luck if you spend a credit on it. Sigh

27 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Missing Daughter

  • By: Rick Mofina
  • Narrated by: Mark Owen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Life can change in an instant. For Ryan and Karen Lane, it happens on the morning they discover their 12-year-old daughter’s window open, their beloved Maddie missing from her bed. Police investigate. Suspicions swirl. A teenage boy admits he was outside her bedroom window the night she disappeared. A halfway house for convicts recently opened in the neighborhood. The Lane family is thrown into turmoil, and then the detectives turn their sights on them. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Teenagers with secrets...

  • By shelley on 02-22-19

Got enough cliches?... Ugh

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

Reviewed: 04-22-19

" kids these days" seriously? And one of those dad's who thinks his daughter is an angel abd every male in the county wants her. Yuck. Mr. Mofina this reads like the worst lifetime movie with Daddy wanting boys arrested... daddys little girl is an angel blah blah.
If you like cliches, corny lines etc. This is the book for you.
Nothing fresh here nothing new or with an edge either. And it really should be under religious books.

  • Sister

  • A Novel
  • By: Rosamund Lupton
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

When Beatrice learns her sister Tess is missing, she goes to London to join the search. And when everyone else gives up, only Beatrice soldiers on—determined to cut through the dark secrets and learn the truth behind her sister’s disappearance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deliciously Dark Literary Thriller

  • By Susianna on 10-22-12

How beautiful...

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

Reviewed: 04-16-19

I'm always amazed when I read a book that expresses how I feel in a way I could not. Just the phrasing, the thoughts, they are touching and beautiful. Highly recommended . Yes, it's a mystery but much much more.

  • Who I Am

  • By: Sarah Simpson
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Andi met Camilla at university. Instantly best friends, they shared everything together...until their long-planned graduation celebration ended in tragedy. Years later, Andi is living a seemingly perfect life on the rugged Cornish coast with her loving husband, happy children and dream home. Yet Andi is haunted by a secret she thought only she knew. Someone out there is bringing Andi's deepest fears to life. And she knows there's no escaping the past....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Really? No interest in ...

  • By ashley on 04-16-19

Really? No interest in ...

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

Reviewed: 04-16-19

A protagonist who pokes fun of overweight ppl, drinks skinny lattes and judges everyone who doesn't. I can't get over that is ok to be predudice against old ppl, unattractive ppl , poor ppl. Sick to death of these shallow authors who don't have a clue how most of the world lives.
I. Returned it I can't take one more jogging, spa going, shallow, skinny lattes drinking b---.
It was boring too , what I managed to read.