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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,134

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Excellent- I’m a native to the marsh as well...

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I’m a costal native and know marsh land and low country quite well and wow what a treat this story brings to historic landscapes. Couple that with “coming of age and mystery” You get Yourselves a 5 star book!

  • The Waiting Room

  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 573

Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it? After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety — especially when Veronica comes home to a silent nursery and a missing baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-06-18

Lifetime type with a small twist

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

So I was excited to read to reviews about the twist but I felt it was a little less then shocking. All in all still well worth the credit.

  • For Better and Worse

  • By: Margot Hunt
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner, and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice...you have to get it yourself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never wanted it to end!

  • By Jenny on 12-13-18

Claws for my Cubs...

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

You know the saying “don’t mess with my kids” ? For those of us whom live by this motto- select this book. You will not be dissatisfied.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,555

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters, good and bad, are well portrayed

  • By Jennifer on 08-14-18

Reminds me of an Agatha Christie Love Mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I bought this on a whim and so glad I did. It not only spun a few times shocking me (hard to do) The character were relatable, and it’s just enough Coupling to make it love story as well!
Love and mystery..I want more.

  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,517

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ABSURD story!

  • By Debra on 06-28-18

So so good!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

This restores my faith in this Summers’s mystery’s. Now off to buy another by this author.

  • The Third Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 982

In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife's death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface. The divorces from his two previous wives had been amicable, or so it seemed; his children, all five of them, were resilient as ever, or so he thought. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious at best

  • By Stephanie Villanueva on 09-25-18

Love it...everything about it!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

This is s great modern age book with suspense that grips the families ties and untangles at the perfect time! Great Male Narrative as well!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,934

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love all Lisa Jewell's books.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-18

Amazing! This will draw you in.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

This selection was one of the best that I’ve listen to our spring.
I most enjoyed the different plot- This one is a sure play button without pause

  • After Anna

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So Bad That I Couldn’t Stop Listening

  • By Felicity Xenia Spamotic on 05-04-18

Scottoline is on firer!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Yes..more like this please!!
Easily my favorite listen in quite some time! This is not one that you want to press the stop or Pause button for

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfect Roommate

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Siedt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

She's my roommate. I know how she takes her tea, how she organizes her closet. I know when she goes to bed each night, what she eats for breakfast, the passcode on her phone. I know she calls her mother on Mondays, takes barre on Thursdays, and meets her friends for drinks on Fridays. But more important than any of that...I know what she did.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • MINKA ROCKS!!!

  • By Getshotzi on 02-11-18

A bit different but still the same old thing...

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I loved the memory watcher so obviously I was excited to listen to this selection. I have to say that it was indeed a different type of “bad friend” plot however I found it so predictable! Almost like a teen drama type novel.
If you are an avid thriller listener that craves a surprise ending, you will enjoy it however, do not expect a “oh-my” moment.

  • Little Liar

  • By: Clare Boyd
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 249

When a child’s scream pierces the night, Mira does what any good neighbor would do: She calls the police. She wants to make sure that Rosie, the little girl next door, is safe. Opening her front door to the police the next morning, Gemma's picture-perfect family is forced under scrutiny of social services. As her flawless life begins to crumble around her, Gemma must fight to defend the family she loves and protect her daughter from the terrible secret she's been keeping. When Rosie disappears without a trace, Gemma thinks she only has herself to blame....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't put it down

  • By Tracy Stack on 02-27-18

Wonderful Narration! Very interesting story.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

I would recommend this book to Audible listeners who love family secrets plots. The neighbor is deliciously twisted as well. I think the thing I liked most is how relatable most Women who have raised Daughters will find some of the emotional scenes. Really enjoyed!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful