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  • Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,945

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Leave the foodie agenda out of it.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I absolutely love Gillian Flynn’s books. She’s a riveting writer that always keeps you on your toes. Very suspenseful and a great twist at the end. But… She needs to leave her Political agenda regarding Livestock production and the use of drugs antibiotics and hormones out of it. As a cattle producer, it was clear that this was not the view of the character, but rather the view of the author. And a grossly unresearched misrepresentation of livestock production.

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,655

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

Spine Tingling!!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

It's been a while since I had a book so gripping and intense that I didn't want to turn it off. It was FULL of surprises up to the very last minute. What a clever author!

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  • Girl in the Red Coat

  • By: Kate Hamer
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 863

Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, eight-year-old Carmel realizes that this man believes she has a special gift.... While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What?

  • By Heather on 04-28-16

So-so

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

I had really high hopes for this book. The narration was great. The story had wonderful potential, but sadly it just... ended. There were so many avenues the author took the reader down that never came to any closer.

  • Friction

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,132

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter, Georgia, in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act and met all the court-imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely incredible in the true sense of the word

  • By Bill Graham on 09-04-15

Not Worth the Filth

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

It saddens me when authors feel that they have to "fill the gaps" of their stories with trash and smut. The storyline is excellent. I absolutely loved the plot and characters, but was disgusted by the turn the author decided to take with portraying the romance. I am, by no means, naive, prude or "goody-goody", but I do not find written pornography entertaining in the slightest. I skipped over every disgusting potrayal of intimacy and sex. I had to! I have children who can sometimes hear what I'm listening to. Unfortunately, I will not be reading/listening to another Sandra Brown book.

  • Wish You Well

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Norma Lana, David Baldacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636

It is 1940 and a tragedy sends Lou and her little brother, Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of Southwest Virginia to live with their great-grandmother. The story is told with both heartbreaking elegance and large doses of touching humor as the lives of Lou and Oz are changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your usual Baldacci

  • By John on 06-07-07

Absolute FAVORITE Baldacci book!!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

I have loved all of Baldacci's books so far, but this one is at the absolute top of my list. A beautiful story of family and history. Baldacci has an incredible way of pulling us, the reader, into the story and scenes as if we're there experiencing it for ourselves. This is a must read!!!

  • 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 9,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,727

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

Great story

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

This was a great story, told well from both perspectives. The voice of Inara was wonderful. I wasn't fond of the male narrator. His reading and inflections seemed all wrong. He was definitely "reading" the story instead of "being" the story which is frustrating on the listeners part. That aside, I would still recommend this book.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,788

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

Another winner!'

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

I love the Amos Decker series. I can't wait for another one!! Not many of Baldacci's books that I don't love.

  • Absolute Power

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,950

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you on the edge

  • By mhhorses on 10-02-10

Riveting!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Another excellent Baldacci book!! On the edge the whole time! Narration was perfect! A must read/listen.

  • The Girl from Home

  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Walker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 523

Jonathan Caine is a true master of the universe - a currency wizard with a trophy wife, a penthouse condo with a view of the Statue of Liberty, and the desire for more - when his world comes crashing down, spiraling him into a relentless fall from grace. Devastated, Jonathan returns to his hometown to care for his ailing father and attend his 25th high school reunion, where he becomes reacquainted with former prom queen Jacqueline Williams. Back in the day, Jackie didn't even know Jonathan existed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to like it

  • By Ashley on 04-13-16

Just couldn't do it

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

I think this storyline is excellent and I commend the author. I WILL read this book, but the narration is horrible. I tried to stick with it hoping I could get past the flat and lifeless telling of the tale. Sadly, that wasn't the worst part. Listening to the narrator quickly inhaling and WHEEZING while speaking was beyond what I could handle. I just could do it for 8-9 hours. This was obviously a low budget recording and should have not been released. I hope its redone.

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  • A Faint Cold Fear

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489

An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated corpse yields up few answers. And a suspicious rash of subsequent "suicides" suggests that a different kind of terror is stalking the youth of Heartsdale, Georgia - a nightmare that is coming to prey on Sara Linton's loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great dark thriller!

  • By Wayne on 02-12-16

Meh....

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

I've become a Karin Slaughter fan of late. This is the third Grant County series book I've experienced and I have to say that I was really disappointed in the fact that the main cast of characters are ALWAYS finding themselves in the victim seat. This was the weakest storyline so far. I'll continue on with her series hoping for something more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful