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Alyson Williams

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  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,709

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

One messed up book that will keep you wanting more

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

The whole time listening to this book I kept going back and forth between who’s side I was on, Nick or Amy’s. When an author is able to achieve that and able to keep you guessing the plot through the entirety of a book, you know it’s great writing. I wouldn’t want a single thing different about this book, and I’m not sure what that says about me, ha. But I would highly recommend it and I know I will be listening to it again in the future.

  • Last Christmas in Paris

  • A Novel of World War I
  • By: Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham, Billie Fulford-Brown, Morag Sims, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict - but how? - and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war, he also faces personal battles back home, where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father's newspaper business. Through their letters Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears - and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A romance told through letters

  • By RueRue on 03-29-18

Sweet

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I really enjoyed this book up until the ending. It provides a different perspective of WWI with being told all through letters. I story told through the letters kept me hooked and I devoured this listen. The only complaint I had is that the story came to an end all too quickly.. the story was going along and then all of a sudden, it wasn’t. Maybe that’s because I was enjoying the characters so much and hated to see this book come to an end, but it just seemed cut off without the right closure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,337

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

An absolutely wonderful and moving listen

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

What an incredible and moving story of a man’s life from the beginning of manhood into old age and what tales from the Second Great War that those of us from younger generations will only experience second hand.

  • Chaos, Desire & A Kick-Ass Cupcake

  • A Sophie Katz Mystery
  • By: Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Mystery writer and dabbling amateur sleuth, Sophie Katz, knows her career and her fiery love affair with P.I. boyfriend, Anatoly Darinsky can survive anything except decaf and boredom. So, when Anatoly passes up a mysterious stalker case, Sophie decides to take it on herself, just for the drama of it all. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic pairing between K. Davis and G. Zackman

  • By Alyson Williams on 01-14-18

Another fantastic pairing between K. Davis and G. Zackman

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

I will be honest, I was a little skeptical about this book being as good as the other Sophie Katz novels since it has been awhile since the last one was published. I need not have worried at all though. This book was fantastic and leaves you wanting the next installment very badly. I'm sure I'm not the only person saying this...can't wait for the next one Kyra Davis!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,938
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,605

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

Not the best Riyria story

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

I have absolutely loved the previous riyria stories and have re-"read" them all multiple times. And while I enjoy hearing more of Royce and Hadrian tails, this story fell flat for me. Although it explains some of their history the plot never really went anywhere and was rather predictable. Also, I am not sure what happened while recording was going but one moment Tim Gerard Reynolds would sound like he was right there, or more like that you were right there, and then it would sound like he was really far away. Anyways, to summarize, this was not the best performance or story from the world of Riyria.

20 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • One Summer Day in Rome

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Lamprell
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 193

Alice, an art student in New York City, has come to Rome in search of adventure and inspiration before settling down with her steady, safe fiancé. Meg and Alec, busy parents and successful businesspeople from LA, are on a mission to find the holy grail, a certain blue tile that will make their home renovation complete - but soon it becomes clear that their marriage needs a makeover as well. Connie and Lizzie are women of a certain age who come from London to scatter the ashes of their beloved husband and brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Debra naude on 10-16-17

Wonderful book about life and love - Would highly recommend

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

This is one of the best books I have read (listened to) in a long time. The story just grabs you and I had a hard time putting it down. The aspect I loved most about this book is its perspective on life and love. Although love takes different forms it can last a lifetime, so long if you don't base it off of lists. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wants to escape to Rome for an afternoon by a lake, or an evening with the crickets chirping outside, or even a morning snuggled by a fire.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful