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  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,334
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,971

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

Incredible!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I could not stop listening... The layers to this story make it as good as THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. I was obsessed. First book in a while that I was sad to be to the end of! Wanted more!

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  • The Lying Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,617

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick - and to her horror, Isa discovers it's not a stick at all...but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really wanted to like this book but...

  • By SLW on 08-10-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

Really enjoyed the book. The "incident" itself that kept bringing them all back together could have been something more compelling though. I didn't feel like it necessarily justified all the angst they went through.

  • Britt-Marie Was Here

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,150

Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at 63, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless 40-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem

  • By Sara on 05-12-16

Brilliant narrator! Funny, heart-warming book!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Britt-Marie Was Here to be better than the print version?

YES. This narrator is not just a narrator but a superb actor. I've recommended the audio version of this book to several people, saying it is better than the print version because of her.

What did you like best about this story?

It was so funny, yet also heart-warming and sad at the same time.

Any additional comments?

When the book ended, I missed Britt-Marie in my life terribly.

  • The Couple Next Door

  • A Novel
  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,943

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all - a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • These twists and turns did not make a great ride..

  • By Claudia H on 11-04-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

Any additional comments?

This book had some of the best twists and turns I've come across in a long while. If you are searching for a great thriller, end your search with this book!

  • The Obsession

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,836

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xander Keaton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Total Letdown

  • By McChica04 on 07-11-16

Solid

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

This book is a solid read. It's exactly what you'd expect from Nora Roberts, for better or worse!

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,897

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Slow start, but worth the wait!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

What did you love best about A Man Called Ove?

It took me a while to get into the story because it is very much about the mundane things in life that make life special in the end, but while they are happening don't feel much more than mundane. Be patient though because the way in which the author brings each and every one of these characters to life will have you missing them like old friends when it is over. I went from considering returning the audiobook to wishing it wouldn't end.

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

Made me laugh and cry. It is a very worthwhile emotional ride.

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,664
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,646

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora ( Lee) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS BOOK.

  • By jennifer on 09-06-15

Fun Thriller

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

What did you love best about In a Dark, Dark Wood?

If you are looking for something to satiate the urge for a GIRL-ON-THE-TRAIN-type thriller, this is a perfect choice. Will have you guessing the entire time.

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    Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    5,640 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,640
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,108

Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger. And dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Moriarty

  • By cristina on 08-05-14

Not Her Best But Good

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Rather slow moving. Love Liane's books, but this was not one of my favorites. 3 out of 5.

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