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  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,423

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

Something Different

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

It sat in my wish list for quite a while, but the good reviews persuaded me to give this book a try. I am glad that I did, even though spending time in the mind of loner/stalker/serial killer Joe was not a pleasant thing. The book was very well written, well narrated and a good choice if you are looking for something different.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,786
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,306

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Didn't Love It

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Did not care for the main character at all. The anxiety, drinking and whining just went on and on and on. I did not find the plot twists to be really unexpected. I tried to enjoy it like you would any homage to old film noir as I do enjoy the genre. I was moderately successful in that I actually was able to finish the book. Narrator did a good job.

  • Oberon's Meaty Mysteries: The Squirrel on the Train

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171

Oberon the Irish wolfhound is off to Portland to smell all the things with canine companions, and, of course, his human, ancient Druid Atticus O'Sullivan. The first complication is an unmistakable sign of sinister agendas afoot: a squirrel atop the train. But an even more ominous situation is in store when the trio plus Atticus stumble across a murder upon arrival at the station. They recognize Detective Gabriela Ibarra, who's there to investigate. But they also recognize the body - or rather that the body is a doppelganger for Atticus himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Goofy Pooch

  • By Jean on 12-07-17

Just Fun!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I have really enjoyed all the Iron Druid books and short stories. The stories are clever, interesting, action filled and narrated by the tremendously talented Luke Daniels. Because I am a dog lover, I especially enjoy the character of Oberon, an irish wolfhound. Both the author and narrator really capture the essence of the dog. If you want to be well entertained, spend about 3 hours with this short story and enjoy the Iron Druid, two hounds and a boston terrier in a journey that begins with a squirrel on a train.

  • Lincoln in the Bardo

  • A Novel
  • By: George Saunders
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,658

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creative

  • By Sharey on 09-04-17

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

You really need to be in the right mood to listen to this. I initially had a difficult time with all the different voices and thinking "what the heck is going on?" In the end, I think that the state in between life and death could not have been captured any better than in this book. It is also a very profound exploration of grief and loss. That being said, although this book provides you with so much to think about and discuss, you really have to give it your full attention and immerse yourself in the chorus of voices. I hovered over the star ratings thinking that if I listened to it one day, it would be a "5," and on another day I might have said a "3" because it is so well written but, depending on your mood, not always accessible.

  • The Heavenly Table

  • A Novel
  • By: Donald Ray Pollock
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

It is 1917, in that sliver of borderland that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest, handsome, intelligent); Cob (short, heavyset, a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest, thin, ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in Southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Transgressive, just not transcendent.

  • By Darwin8u on 09-27-16

Hard to Categorize

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Once again, Donald Ray Pollock hits it out of the park with a truly great book. The writing itself is first rate. Those of us who fully appreciated "The Devil All the Time," will not be disappointed at all. The same high quality writing and dark and unpredictable story is here as well. The book itself is hard to categorize, I call it Southern gothic when I recommend it, but this is not a book for the faint of heart or someone looking for a lighter and more predictable read.

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,467

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Hard to Put Down

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

I've seen and read variations on this theme before, but that didn't stop me from listening to this book. Yes, it's a little disturbing, yes, the characters are a little one dimensional and underdeveloped (really good, really bad, really stupid, etc.) For the sake of the story, you must stretch the bounds of credulity, but I found it to be a real page turner overall. The narrator was extremely good and it left me feeling the same guilty pleasure I have experienced after watching a Lifetime movie.

  • Rusty Puppy

  • By: Joe R. Lansdale
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Hap and Leonard investigate a racially motivated murder that threatens to tear apart their East Texas town. While Hap, a former '60s activist and self-proclaimed white-trash rebel, is recovering from a life-threatening stab wound, Louise Elton comes into Hap and Leonard's PI office to tell him that the police have killed her son, Jamar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Series!

  • By ANTHONY PAULEY on 05-06-18

Always Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

This is a worthy addition to the Hap and Leonard series. Light, enjoyable dialogue that can make you laugh out loud and a fabulous narrator. The narrator couldn't be more perfect.

  • The Old Man

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,777

To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most 60-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 'old man' is not old!

  • By Wayne on 08-15-17

As Expected

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Thomas Perry never disappoints, the story moves briskly along, the characters are engaging and the overall experience enjoyable. On the other hand, the plot is a retread of others that have come before and it seems a little like you've read this book before. Despite the deja vu, I can still recommend it for overall entertainment value.

  • Bad Country

  • By: C. B. McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,930

Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border just south of the Hole, but is instead a member of one of the local Indian tribes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!! Please give this book a chance to knock you off your feet!

  • By DanBudda on 12-24-15

Outstanding Debut

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

I am always looking for something a little different and this book exceeded my expectations. Not just a simple mystery, the story has many layers and many complex characters. The narration is outstanding and really highlights that the author is a master of dialogue, Hard to believe this is a debut novel. I hope to see more from this author.

  • Shaker

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott Frank
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Meet Roy Cooper, stoic, unassuming "errand runner" for various New York criminals. Roy arrives in Los Angeles to shoot a man named Martin Shine a week after a powerful earthquake has knocked out cell service, buckled the freeways, and thrown LA into chaos. Roy doesn't know who Shine is or why he has to die, but he does his job and does it well. Except for one thing: After the hit, Roy can't find where he parked his car.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I 💗 LA

  • By RueRue on 03-20-16

Great Debut Novel

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

A real page turner! If you are looking for an action filled read with interesting characters, this is the book for you. The narration is first rate.

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