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  • Baby Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Zoje Stage
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,570

Suzette knows her clever and manipulative seven-year-old daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and her husband apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immediately Gripping

  • By Tatiana on 07-18-18

I still don’t get it.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

First off let me begin by saying that the performance was good except for the voice of Alex. I never fully got a sense of his character to begin with but the voice had me imagining some sweet little old bumbling idiot of a man...so much so that the scenes that involved sex made me cringe. Either way, I just didn’t get it. I kept waiting for something to happen...Like maybe to find out that the mom was just imagining it all and that she was really the crazy one. I don’t know, just something because I really felt like I was waiting to find out the missing piece of information that was going to explain to me why they were the way they were. Maybe it’s from the recent trend of twists seen in books like Gone Girl and Girl on the Train...but I really felt like a good twist or something was needed. Add to this that I am never a fan of endings that lack decent closure.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Escape Clause

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 9
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,012

The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large and very rare Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others - as Virgil is about to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super Sandford

  • By Ted on 03-05-17

Sexist banter

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Having read several Sandford books, I can honestly say that I am done. The sexist banter gets really annoying...and it's completely unnecessary.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sting

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,543

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is...and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Children and fireplaces do not mix well!!

  • By shelley on 09-15-17

Rapists are not sexy

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Any additional comments?

It is profoundly disturbing to me that a female author would play into the "rape culture" mentality that it is somehow sexy and tantalizing for a man to assault, kidnap, rape, over-power, control, threaten, or otherwise abuse a women. We are supposed to accept that a woman who is being threatened with rape and murder is somehow attracted to her captor and tormentor. Big strong man so sexy. It's not sexy. When a man threatens to kill you or rape you it is terrifying and no...not seductive. No woman would be thinking about his lips or his big sexy muscles or his "mesmerizing stare." Rapists and otherwise abusive men are not sexy. That's my last Sandra Brown book.

54 of 66 people found this review helpful

  • Code of Conduct

  • A Thriller
  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496

Hidden deep within one of the world’s most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda. Its members are afforded incredible protections—considered elites, untouchables. But when four seconds of video is captured halfway around the world and anonymously transmitted to DC, covert wheels are set in motion, and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good...but cliché packed

  • By wendy sefert on 07-16-15

Good...but cliché packed

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

This kept me engaged...BUT...the writing was a little cliche heavy and I just couldn't get past the scene in the Congo with the ridiculous Decker-sexy-lingerie-hazmat-suit-jungle-dead-people-outbreak-oh-let's-get-naked-in-makeshift-shower scene. Honestly...that took gratuitous naked lady seduction scenes to a new level of absurdity. I laughed out loud.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Cold Heart

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347

Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed since she defeated her attacker, but Dana is still physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarred by her ordeal, with aftereffects including PTSD and memory loss. In an attempt to put herself back together after surviving the unthinkable, Dana returns to her hometown. But it doesn't provide the comfort she expects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Tami Hoag book I've had

  • By April on 01-27-15

Predictable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-15

Ugh...good story but the author really beats you over the head with a lame, sometimes cringe worthy attempt to steer you in the wrong direction. I won't spoil it...but pretty sure that's not possible.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful