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Laura Gately

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  • The Last Time I Lied

  • A Novel
  • By: Riley Sager
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,016

Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin into the darkness. The last she - or anyone - saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips. Now a rising star in the NYC art scene, Emma's paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of the very same Camp Nightingale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing...

  • By Rachel Delaney on 07-16-18

I couldn’t even finish listening -boring

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I tried to finish this book to the end but I couldn’t take it anymore!!!!

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,053
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,050
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,008

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking story of a meteoric rise and fall

  • By Jeff Koeppen on 08-14-18

All types of evil exist in the corporate world

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Greed, deceitfulness and corruption at the expense of human lives. Wow! What an evil woman.

  • Sister, Psychopath

  • By: Maggie James
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

When they were children, Megan adored her younger sister, Chloe. Now she can’t bear to be in the same room as her. Megan believes Chloe is a psychopath, and her sister does appear to be a textbook case: cold, cruel and lacking in empathy. Why does Chloe want to taunt Megan at every opportunity? And why does she persist in manipulating their mentally ill mother, Tilly? When Tilly, under Chloe’s malignant influence, becomes dangerously unstable, the consequences are ugly. Megan’s world falls apart. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just Ridiculous!

  • By JenniferLOVESThrillers on 05-17-18

Not thrilled and somewhat disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I tried to like this book and kept waiting for the edge of my seat parts. I had trouble keeping focus while listening and almost had trouble finishing. I felt the story dragged on!

  • 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 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 822

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

Slow and dragged along until almost the end

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I enjoyed the narrator but had trouble getting the the book. It didn’t keep my attention and I felt bored throughout most of the book. I couldn’t wait until
It was done. Not enough suspense!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,409

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The house of lies!

  • By CMiles1985 on 11-21-17

I couldn’t stop listening!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

Loved the characters and the story kept me interested until the end. Interesting characters that kept me guessing. Would recommend this book.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,290

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting but brutal

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 12-09-12

Good but not great!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

This was just an ok book. Was disappointed after the reviews that I read I was expecting a book that I wouldn’t be able couldn’t wait to finish. I became bored and had to force myself to get to the end to find out who the killer was...narrators did a good job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful