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  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,276

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Listen to Scare Yourself in the Dark

  • By Trixie Runnin' on 03-04-18

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

This book was excellent! I hope it brings about renewed interest in apprehending the Golden State Killer. Wish Michelle was still with us as she was an amazing person.

  • The Spring Girls

  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Madeleine Maby, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Worldwide phenomenon Anna Todd (The After series, Imagines) presents a modern retelling of one of her favorite stories - Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Recast in the modern world, longtime and fresh fans of the beloved classic will fall in love with the March sisters all over again, told with the all the romance, sass, and drama that Anna is famous for.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow

  • By margaret ballard on 06-24-18

Elementary My Dear Watson

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

This book is so elementary and doesn’t have any substance. Comparing this to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is like comparing a landfill to an orchard. I can’t believe this girl gets her books published much less made into movies. The narrative is equally as bad. They sound like the recorded voices on a computer and are flat and well, just terrible. I have listened to and read for 45 years and I had to force myself to go beyond the first 10 minutes and only did so cause my 15 year old begged me to. Save your money. I’m getting a refund.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mustard Seed

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973

Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth's beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she's summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part TWO

  • By Dorothy on 04-16-18

Incredible Story

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

It’s so easy to understand and love the characters in this book. The characters become real and their individual struggles as well. I knew little about this topic and personifying it made it hit home in a way I’ll never forget. I have listened to hundreds of audio books and this narrator is also exceptional.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The House We Grew Up In

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869

The Bird children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating it tears them apart. Many years later something will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing but rough

  • By Taylor on 01-26-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

I loved this story! The characters are so real and the underlying disorders are brought out tastefully and artfully. Great narrator too!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Land More Kind Than Home

  • By: Wiley Cash
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan, Lorna Raver, Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when your mother catches you spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is enormously protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to - an act that will have catastrophic repercussions, shattering both his world and Jess's. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good it made me cry!

  • By Cindy on 11-26-12

Great story

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

The storyline was amazing, the different characters incredible. Great narrative, wonderful voices,all-around perfect; don't miss this book! Awesome