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  • Tell Me Lies

  • A Novel
  • By: Carola Lovering
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill, Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107

Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother, whom she's never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer - new friends, wild parties, stimulating classes. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • HATE IT

  • By Xrystyna on 09-15-18

In love with a Sociopath

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I thought this book was going to be about a girl in an abusive relationship. It’s a story of being in love with a sociopath and as covers other issues such as mental health. Great read, was long but I never lost interest.

  • The Favorite Sister

  • By: Jessica Knoll
  • Narrated by: Ashlie Atkinson, Jenni Barber, Aja Naomi King
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 450

When five hypersuccessful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Thankful for a refund

  • By Amanda on 06-08-18

Loved, Loved, Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

The Luckiest Girl Alive is my favorite book, but I think the Favorite Sister may now be it. I felt like this book was written just for me. I did not even finish it yet and I am writing the review. The narration alone is phenomenal and the twist and turns keep you hooked. For anyone who is a Bravo fan will love this book.

  • The Girlfriend

  • By: Michelle Frances
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 421

Laura Cavendish can't wait to meet the woman who's won her son's affection. Despite a successful career in television and a long, prosperous marriage, Laura's world revolves around kind, talented Daniel. She pictures his new girlfriend, Cherry, becoming a close friend and confidante ...one day, even a daughter-in-law. But although Cherry is beautiful and amiable, Laura can't warm to her. There's something about the possessive way she touches Daniel, the little lies Laura detects. Cherry seems to resent Laura, driving a wedge between mother and son - until one day Daniel is injured.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • horrible narration

  • By Anne on 03-17-18

Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Where does The Girlfriend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is somewhere in the middle, it was a good listen. Nothing wrong with the story, but it wasn't mind bending.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cherry, I wanted to know more about her.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Slow down, I had to listen to the book at a lower speed. There was also on time where she repeated herself. Another time where someone else's voice read a sentence which was weird. Maybe there was an editing issue. However, it did not ruin the book for me.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not one sitting, maybe 3 or 4.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,650
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,354

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

Wanted to like it more

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

The narrator’s voice was a little too sleepy sounding for me. I had play the book at a slower speed because there was some mumbling.

The story it self had potential and there were so many great reviews but it didn’t wow me. The pay off at the end almost wasn’t worth the wait. However I could see how others would really enjoy the story.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,735

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

Good but have patience

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

The story was confusing at times because it wasn’t linear and dragged at times. Back and forth from past to present but you didn’t know where you were at times. However there were multiple twist till the end which was a big pay off. I just finished The Last Mrs. Parrish before this which was amazing so it was tough because that was so good and similar.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,006
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,992

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Up in the Air

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-18

Obsessed! A new favorite

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Sociopaths, obsession, money, and high society. What isn’t there to love about the book. It’s broken up into 3 parts and goes between the perspective of Amber and Daphne. This a new favorite. Ranks up there with The Luckiest Girl Alive and Gone Girl. Very satisfying listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Memory Watcher

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Sally Vahle, Morgan Laure
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,330

When Autumn Carpenter stumbles upon the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago, she finds herself instantly drawn into their picture-perfect existence. From behind a computer screen, Autumn watches Grace's every memory, from birthdays to holidays to bedtime snuggles. But what starts as an innocent fascination soon spirals into an addictive obsession that comes to a screeching halt the day the McMullen family closes their Instaface account.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Webs within webs, within a large web...

  • By JK907 on 05-03-17

Entertaining and easy with twist

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

The story was entertaining from the start, it kind a read like lifetime movie but it was still well written. The characters were perfectly developed, except Autumn. I wanted to know more about her. The end was a little abrupt too. My only issue was with the narration, the voice of Daphne didn’t match, sounded to mature for a 36 year old. Otherwise it was an easy listen, sit back and be entertained.

  • Quicksand

  • By: Malin Persson Giolito
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm's wealthiest suburb. Maja Norberg is 18 years old and on trial for her involvement in the massacre where her boyfriend and best friend were killed. When the novel opens, Maja has spent nine excruciating months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. But how did Maja, the good girl next door who was popular and excelled at school, become the most hated teenager in the country?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long

  • By Yikes on 01-05-18

Good at times, but not Amazing

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Would you listen to Quicksand again? Why?

I'm drawn to school shooting fiction and was really excited about this book. It started slow but picked, but there were some areas where there was backtracking. I would not listen to it again because it was really long and was repetitive in some areas.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Maybe a change or perspective, or at a faster pace.

Have you listened to any of Saskia Maarleveld’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, the narrator was really good though.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but it was enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

It was a good book, kept my interest, but did not blow my mind.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Party

  • A Novel
  • By: Robyn Harding
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 531

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet 16 birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not one likable character

  • By Lynn R. on 10-10-17

Amazing from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

This book is like YA for adults, one of my favorite genres. The twist and turns from start to finish keep you hooked, lot of plot without to much character background.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,922

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Good Wolf &Bad

  • By Linda on 11-22-17

One of the best Books I’ve read it a while

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

Mind blowing to the end. It’s even left open for sequel if she wanted right one. I thought I would have difficulty reading about the abuse but it was vague as to not overwhelm the reader.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful