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  • Believe Me

  • A Novel
  • By: J. P. Delaney
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott, Matt Reeves, Lorelei King, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected. Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions. Then the game changes. When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Never want to hear the name "Baudelaire" again.

  • By MarisaReads on 09-25-18

don't waste a credit

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I want to preface by saying that I loved The Girl Before, so I was excited to delve into another book by this author. This was the most unbelievable story, and became so boring I was praying for it to end..not to mention, the multiple narrators listed on the page are misleading.There is a single female narrator and odd sound effects as if this were an old-time radio show. You have to go beyond "willing" to suspend disbelief. Very strange

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Grip of It

  • By: Jac Jemc
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Michael David Axtell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116

Julie and James settle into a house in a small town outside the city where they met. The move - prompted by James' penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check - is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But this house, which sits between lake and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Julie's narrator was awful but the book was good

  • By veronica e on 08-29-17

Snooze fest

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

This book was incredibly boring- fell asleep almost every time I listened to it. Prose is repetitive and there is no real story line or conclusion

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Hopefuls

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Close
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 369

When Beth arrives in DC, she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable storyline. Narrators voice awful.

  • By Anita Davis on 09-21-16

Not what I was expecting..pretty boring

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

I was expecting a lot more from this novel. It fell flat. There were plenty of opportunities for the author to make some scandalous twists, but alas. Wouldn't recommend

  • The Futures

  • By: Anna Pitoniak
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Michael Crouch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112

In this dazzling debut novel about love and betrayal, a young couple moves to New York City in search of success - only to learn that the lives they dream of may come with dangerous strings attached.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story - Hard to listen

  • By Matt S. Lewis on 02-10-17

Millennial Must Read for the Quarter Life Crisis

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Would you listen to The Futures again? Why?

This piece was beautifully written tale of coming of adulthood in the 21st century- romance, intrigue and heartfelt honesty.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Futures?

I believe it accurately portrays those acquired post college years that leave many young people today to feel like they are floundering. It truly encompasses that painfully isolating feeling in your 20's/30's that everyone is moving forward and you are stagnant.

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,833
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,835

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

Fast Paced, Disturbing Suspense

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

If you could sum up Behind Her Eyes in three words, what would they be?

I would have to agree with some other reviewer's comments that this book relies on the same shock and "Wtf?!" tactics as hits like 'Gone Girl', but it was still a unique and toughly woven story. Overall audiobook has a gritty, uncomfortable vibe (in a good way). I won't discuss the ending, but enjoy the ride and don't spend the entire book trying to figure out what the "Wtfending" everyone is talking about.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

  • A Novel
  • By: Lindsey Lee Johnson
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

The wealthy enclaves north of San Francisco are not the paradise they appear to be, and nobody knows this better than the students of a local high school. Despite being raised with all the opportunities money can buy, these vulnerable kids are navigating a treacherous adolescence in which every action, every rumor, every feeling, is potentially postable, shareable, viral.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written Yet Heart-Wrenching Content

  • By Gwen B. on 02-08-17

Over Hyped..an attempt to recreate a PG "Kids"

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

YA readers..usually i enjoy narrators from different POVS, but this was not a cohesive story and had a very dull ending.

Has The Most Dangerous Place on Earth turned you off from other books in this genre?

slightly.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

monotone...no real variances between characters; be they male or female.

What character would you cut from The Most Dangerous Place on Earth?

Molly Nichols

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Good As Gone

  • By: Amy Gentry
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,021

Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic - but Anna, Julie's mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worse than a waste of time

  • By Wayne on 12-10-16

Quick (Mildy) Satisfying Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I really wanted to love this book. I am a sterotypical fan of "Gone Girl", Luckeist Girl Alive, Etc, and I have o say that this book does not hold a torch. It reminded me very much of Lisa Lutz' The Passanger; although the ending felt rushed and a lot of loos ends weren't tied up.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The disappearance of Julie and the shifting prespectives. You need to suspend belief for some of the story in able to enjoy because it is quite unrealistic. It's loosley based on the abduction of Elizabeth Smart

What three words best describe Karen Peakes’s performance?

animated, easy to listen to, kept me engaged

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

unlikely considering all of the similar books in this genre.

Any additional comments?

I prefer Luckiest Girl Alive or The Passanger to this book. Again, quick read, but no real substance or character development.

25 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • We Were Liars

  • By: E. Lockhart
  • Narrated by: Ariadne Meyers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,772
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,784

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends - the Liars - whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Cannot Tell a Lie...Hated it

  • By FanB14 on 04-28-15

Starts off a bit slow but picks up..

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

I am a female in my mid 20's and picked this up during a night of insomnia, thinking it would be a light ya read- and it is- but our unreliable narrator giving you literary whiplash will pay off in the end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • See Me

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,442

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Nicholas Sparks Has Ever Written!

  • By Wendi on 01-07-16

TOO BORING IF YOU'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR A THRILL

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

What would have made See Me better?

I picked this up hearing it was something of a departure from Nicholas Sparks' cheesy rom-dram-com w/e have you..I couldn't even make it till the end. Every time I listened I fell asleep.

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,965

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

READ THIS BOOK. IT WILL HAUNT YOU

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

Would you listen to You again? Why?

I have already read and listened to this book 4 times since it was released. It's one of those cerebral books that totally grips you and the only way to shake it is to read it again. This book is definitely one of my favorites, and Santino Fontana's incredible narration bring the pages to life. I've read Hidden Bodies twice so far, and I've already pre ordered the audiobook. Kepnes is very talented. I forced all of my friends to read this too

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joe. The unreliable yet charming murderer. This book allows you to explore and dissect the dark side of the human brain. Embracing the darkness within ourselves also makes this book delicious. I was intrigued by Beck's character too- I could relate to a lot of things, considering she is my age- but also kinda hated her.

Which scene was your favorite?

I won't spoil the ending

Any additional comments?

READ THIS BOOK

0 of 1 people found this review helpful