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  • The Girl Who Was Taken

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,317

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-07-17

Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Enjoyed the story... took my mind down the wrong path a couple of times. If you’re listening while doing something else, the beginning can be a little confusing as it jumps from present day to a time in the past. I always find this a hard style to listen to.

  • Little Girl Lost

  • Detective Robyn Carter Crime Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,162

A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and a man is murdered at a local reservoir. For Detective Robyn Carter, there's no obvious link between the cases. But as she starts to delve into them, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail's connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing subject matter

  • By S. Klinger on 07-11-17

Looking forward to the next in the series

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

The beginning was a bit hard to follow, lots of characters, then and now time frames, but once I got into it I really enjoyed the story. There were a few technical glitches where lines repeated but then straightened out. I thought the narration was excellent.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 16th Seduction

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103

Fifteen months ago Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect - she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing 25 people. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious and possibly unnatural heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So disappointing!!

  • By Mary on 05-03-17

Great Quick Read

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

I love January LaVoy's narration. I'll listen to anything she reads. This 16th in the WMC series is a twofer. Both plots interesting. Not as much WMC interaction as Lindsay decides if she can find her way back to Joe.

  • The Missing Ones

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189

When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how? The trail leads Lottie to St Angela's, a former children's home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Long and Too Dark

  • By Lia on 03-03-18

Great New Series

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

Lots of twists and turns. Narrator did a very good job. Looking forward to more Lottie Parker books in the future!

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 83,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77,303
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 76,949

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Laugh and cry a great story

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

A wonderful look inside T. Noah's life in South Africa. Told with clarity and love. I enjoyed it immensely!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Darkest Nightmare

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only 16 when her own boyfriend, Jasper, imprisoned and tortured her - and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community, even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow and Boring

  • By Carolyn L on 12-20-16

Too repetitive

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

The story line was good just too repetitive. I skipped several chapters and didn't miss a thing!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Runaway

  • By: Tracy Chevalier
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

In best-selling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listening, no great depth

  • By Sarah Kate on 03-23-13

Interesting, thought provoking and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

The question of self interest vs the greater good is always interesting. Being put inside the Quaker dilemma at the time of slavery and the underground railway gave a more intimate view to the issue.