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  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Bryn Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,781

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house until one night her stargazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So many 'hard to listen to' moments

  • By jksullycats on 12-27-16

Finally! A well written and edited book!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I’ve gone through so many books lately that needed serious editing and a decent ending and this one finally did it. I was getting discouraged. I cried and I was disgusted and I loved this book. Bravo Bryan!

  • Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,226

For twenty-five years, the trusted family doctor in a small Wyoming town had been raping and molesting the women and children who most relied on him. Mostly Mormons, the naive victims sometimes realized on their wedding nights the truth about what had happened in Dr. Story's office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible events, fascinating story.

  • By Mindy on 07-25-15

Dirty Doctor Rapes Women/Kids for 30 years...but I bet this book was longer than that!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

So creepy Rape Doctor manages to rape and abuse every non-Baptist woman in town, and then gets away with it for years. Finally he goes to jail and the town blames the women. Not the Doctor. So - if you like the word “dilate” or “pelvic” then this book is for you. The two words are probably used over 1,000 times. There’s something to be said for brevity - and this book is so drawn out it’s overkill. I’d return it, but I feel like since I went thru the whole ordeal I can’t. Ugh. Save yourself!

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,903

Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her. It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her - a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Commuters Beware!

  • By Carole T. on 02-23-17

Started out pretty good and remained solid.

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

But the ending was kind of mushed together. And it was hard to follow which character was speaking at times. The narrator did a decent job, but everyone sounded much much older than their characters were supposed to be. Zoe was supposed to be 40 and sounded like she was 65. Kept my interest for the most part, but wasn’t a wow.

  • Thunderhead

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381

Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written 16 years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich - the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country, but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brain Candy

  • By Leesa Morrow on 08-31-10

Save yourself!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

So I bought this on sale and it still wasn’t worth it. Once again, the authors couldn’t tie this up in a coherent manner. I actually ended up skipping sections describing the journey to the secret city because it was monotonous to listen to the same description of rocks and trails for ten chapters. And I love Scott Brick, but this was my least favorite of his narrations. He over did it with the cheesy emotions and it was hard to differentiate between characters sometimes. He was probably bored too and wanted to spice it up a little. Oh and the old Indian medicine man couldn’t have been more cliched if they tried. GROAN!!! Move along - nothing to see here.

  • The Ice Limit

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,985
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,979

The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, Well researched, Page Turner

  • By Lyn on 08-10-10

Started out so promising...

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Even though the authors got far too technical with the science and engineering aspects, the premise of the story was original and interesting...until the ending. I was listening intently until the last 1/4 of the book and I found myself drifting. The show down with the military ship and the ensuing chase was just stupid. And the ending told through newspaper articles was detached and left the book feeling flat and then aliens were all of a sudden involved???? What!? Once again, another book with authors that didn’t know how to wrap it up.

  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ABSURD story!

  • By Debra on 06-28-18

Performance was good, but...

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

It was almost impossible for me to distinguish between the two main characters Jen and Natasha. I would get confused as to who was speaking. I liked the narrator’s voice overall. The storyline was interesting, but I did figure everything out fairly early in the book, so then it became a little tedious waiting for the reveal. But it kept my attention and I would recommend this book.

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  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,601

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can't move. She can't speak. She can't open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn't remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller audiobook asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-18

This is some twisted shit!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Wow! Just when you think you know what’s happening - BAM - it switches in another direction. Just when you figure out which person is evil - you realize you’re wrong again! Just when you think nothing else will jump out at you - BOO - there it is! Such a tangled web...

  • Mr. Perfect

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 985

What would make the perfect man? That's the deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering one night at their favorite after-hours hot spot: Mr. Perfect. Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted - or will just muscular do? As their conversation heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along email lines. But what began as a joke among friends turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVED LOVED the two main characters

  • By AudioAddict on 02-27-16

I guess you had to be there.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

The characters were very flat - just like the narrators voice. And the oh so hilarious girl talk with the ladies having to hold their sides from laughing...well I guess you had to be there. Plus I pretty much figured out who the killer was right away. So there’s that, and the fact that the main characters fall in love in three days of knowing each other. Insert eye roll here. Skip it.

  • Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

  • By: Alan Cumming
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,022
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,465

With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Part of Saturday

  • By George Knight on 12-16-14

Name drop much?

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

After chapter two I couldn’t take any more. I love Alan as an actor but his book seemed to be about how many famous names he could mention he knew. I returned it after chapter two.

  • The Buried Book

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,694

It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Truth Hurts

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-30-18

Depressing and unbelievable.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

First of all, there is no way a little kid could have done everything this kid did in this book - especially in 1952 in Michigan. And the tragedies just kept on coming. He gets beat up, carried off by a tornado, molested by a bus driver, chased down by a detective in a peep show and caught in a burning house! Come on. And the ending was not a happy one. The narrator did a good job and I always knew who was who and what was happening. But after the tornado I just lost interest. It was just too unbelievable.