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Sheila-La

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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 45,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,195

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

Sweepingly Beautiful Page Turner

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I didn't think I would love this as much as I did.Cassandra Campbell out-did herself...just wow. The way Tate called Kya's name will stay with me for a long time. It's a unique story about the south and the natural beauty of the marsh and it's creatures. It's about learning to be alone, abandoned, yet standing in your strength and following your dreams and heart anyway. It hit home personally, but this will be a classic and I hope the screenplay that I'm sure is being written now-does it justice.

  • An Anonymous Girl

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,468

Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking...and what she’s hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Frances Hampton on 01-09-19

Loved it, perfect narrators

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Some of these "Lying liars, pretty other woman's houses, hearts and windows* psych thrillers get predictable and ridiculous, but these two authors struck out again with an awesome read and (thank god) More interesting title. Big ups.. ♥️

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kill for Me

  • Victor the Assassin Series, Book 8
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

Victor is the killer who always delivers...for the right price. And Heloise Salvatierra, patron of Guatemala's largest cartel, is ready and willing to pay him just that to eliminate the competition: her sister. Heloise has been battling Maria for control of the cartel in an endless and bloody war. Now, Victor decides who survives. An easy job if it weren't for the sudden target on his back.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CAPTIVATING!! Victor is amazing in this one!

  • By shelley on 11-29-18

Rob Shapiro IS Victor for me

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

An excellent Victor the assassin book, complete with a romantic interest for those of us yearning for one along with the brilliant writing, humour and violence. Awesome book.I just love Rob Shapiro's narration. He Fits Victor's intelligence and his accents are perfect.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Chord (The Conor McBride Series - Mystery Suspense Thriller Book 2)

  • By: Kathryn Guare
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Conor McBride has lost everything, and if he can't find a way to disappear in a hurry, the next thing he loses could be his life. Running from enemies he's never met and haunted by his own destructive actions, Conor needs a refuge secure enough to hold his secrets. A farmhouse inn tucked amidst the green mountains of Vermont seems ideal, but when his past catches up with him, Conor discovers the beautiful young innkeeper has secrets of her own, and hers are more likely to get them both killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good adventure

  • By cosmitron on 03-31-18

Romantic irish spy story, loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Really enjoying this series wondering how more people haven't found it. More well written spy story than silly romantic suspense

  • Life After Life

  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Waited for US release for years

  • By Sheila-La on 09-21-18

Waited for US release for years

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

It's beautiful so far, 2/3rd through. Sad and funny and shocking - just like life..and if you believe in reincarnation as I do, the story is understandable and poignant. Unless it devolves into some kind of Eckhart Tolle bizarro world, I don't understand the lukewarm reviews. I can't stop listening. Narrator is amazing

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Family

  • A Novel
  • By: Jenna Blum
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

In 1965 Manhattan, patrons flock to Masha’s to savor its brisket bourguignon and impeccable service and to admire its dashing owner and head chef Peter Rashkin, the most eligible bachelor in town. But Peter does not care for the parade of eligible women who come to the restaurant hoping to catch his eye. Running Masha’s consumes him, as does his terrible guilt over surviving the horrors of the Nazi death camp while his wife, Masha - the restaurant’s namesake - and two young daughters perished. Then exquisitely beautiful June Bouquet, an up-and-coming young model, appears at the restaurant, piercing Peter’s guard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • STIMULATES THE HEART, MIND AND IMAGINATION

  • By Miss Manners on 07-01-18

I just loved it.amazing storytelling and narration

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Quirky fascinating and touching.I loved Those Who Save us so grabbed this.I so related with Elsbeth as a teen
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,509

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Audition for Fox & Friends/Fun thriller

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

I was really getting into the audiobook thanks to Ray Porter, when I caught the phrase 'Benghazi' and had a sinking feeling. Sure enough, the corrupt, evil Secretary of Defence in her black pantsuit with the money grubbing philandering husband along with the worthless liberal democrat admiral are the bad guys.

Really Jack Carr? I'm sure your editor tried to tell you that insisting on pushing right wing talking points without any type of character discussion or plot relevance will pigeonhole you as an author and cut your sales in half. Either this book is an audition for Fox where you can be another SEAL complaining about the left while the embodiment of corruption, criminality, immorality, treason, racism and misogyny spouts all the same BS from the Oval office as he deconstructs this country, or you couldn't help injecting your political views all over what is actually a decent thriller.

Listen to the people around you next time. You have the chops to be a compelling author-you don't need or want a gimmick..

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Our Last Night

  • By: Taylor Adams
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

Dan is a professional ghost hunter who’s never actually found a ghost. But his newest case is promising: a cursed Russian rifle allegedly haunted by a demon. Anyone who touches the antique weapon dies within 24 hours. But for Dan, it’s personal - he’s still mourning the death of his fiancée Adelaide, and he’s desperate to find proof that ghosts exist. At any cost. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Need more more more of this author!!!!

  • By Sheila-La on 02-26-18

Need more more more of this author!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Eyeshot was amazing, as is this, please write more, I will devour everything you write

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,262

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Story will stay with you for 'a timeeee..'

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

I loved this book..made me want to visit the American south again. The time travel piece was sophisticated, and overall, I had the same gratified feeling as watching a movie that sweeps you away.. A little like 11/22/63 by Stephen King, another all time fave, no pun intended.. Ha. Incredible narration as well

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Up Country

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575

In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Graham S. Stafford on 08-26-08

Demille books are just so great..

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Character development, stellar story, suspense, action, sex, and never being able to guess the end..