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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 12,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,421

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

Good Psych Thriller

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

Reads a bit like the TV show Dexter, where you almost feel a bit sincere for to his character and hunger as you follow the twisted evolution of this relationship. Narration was on point and easy to follow. Overall, great read!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silver Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Janet Metzger, Marianne Fraulo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars. Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!!

  • By Adrianne on 07-16-11

Inspirational story of starting over

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

A good story of a woman's rise from the ashes! The story did start out slow and Meredith was hard to feel pity for as such an elitist in her former life with Freddy. By the end you find yourself rooting for her, a little late though. I would have liked to see a bit less victim and more courage. The narration was good but I did keep picking up a Canadian or Minnesota accent that didn't fit in? Still a feel good story.

  • Silver Bay

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Stan Pretty, Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

From the New York Times best-selling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change. Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves - if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to Moyes' standards

  • By Daryl on 12-03-14

Great Story, I had to listen twice!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

This is a story full of love and life and the trials and tribulations gone through before happiness can find a way in! Encompassing wildlife and mankind and righting wrongs. The narration is fantastic from female old and child to men, really had a comforting flow! Great read, I will certainly listen again and again!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Long Time Gone

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon, Jennifer Ikeda, Susan Bennett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278

When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens - Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with "Bootsie", her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Sisterhood of Figuring Out Life

  • By Margaret on 07-06-14

Generational Story of Mothers

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

A sweet story of the love and endurance of motherhood across generations. A twist of mystery adds to the lush backdrop of the Mississippi Delta. Good narration with true accents and multiple character narration! Makes for a smooth summer read.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Cry Wolf

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

In the rural parishes of Louisiana's French Triangle, young women are disappearing one by one, only to turn up on the banks of the bayou, strangled and cast aside where they are sure to be found. But there is one trophy the killer prizes above all others, one woman who must be silenced forever.... Attorney Laurel Chandler did not come back to Bayou Breaux to seek justice. That once-burning obsession had destroyed her credibility, her career, her marriage - and nearly her sanity. But when a ruthless predator strikes too close to home, she's lured into a perverse game from which there may be no escape.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Hoag's best work

  • By Hew on 11-28-14

Long and Drawn out for a Predictable End

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

Cry Wolf was too long to be enjoyable. The ending was so drawn out and hashing out the sisters past was redundant. Jack as a love interest was hard to buy--bitter, selfish and brash don't make for a strong love interest. The narrator was decent and well at the accents, which helped get me through the book. Unfortunately the story fell short.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Virtue Falls

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that could provoke in another bloody murder - her own - in this riveting novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dodd's new direction is worth your time and money

  • By Susanna on 09-19-14

Interesting scene but felt a disconnect in the story

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

I enjoyed the scene of Virtue falls and the detailed workings of the earthquakes and Tsunami. Unfortunately, I felt a huge disconnect with the characters and the way the integrated with each other. From the waitress off in Seattle to Cateri (sp?) I felt the actual murderer was introduced and then set aside, never really exploring their character in detail. The narration was okay but the Irish accent came through occasionally on Elizabeth's dialogue and was out of place outside Margret.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monday's Lie

  • By: Jamie Mason
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

Dee Aldrich rebelled against her off-center upbringing when she married the most conventional man she could imagine: Patrick, her college sweetheart. But now, years later, her marriage is falling apart and she's starting to believe that her husband wants her gone... for good.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story idea..could have been better

  • By PlantCrone on 04-08-15

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

Intriguing but predictable story. Easy to follow with interesting characters. Unfortunately there is little mystery as the books description is the spoiler. Narration is a little drawn but good with variation.

  • Us: A Novel

  • By: David Nicholls
  • Narrated by: David Haig
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 627

Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date...and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn’t be worse. Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family, and she can’t bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas’s endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who’s always felt like a stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great novel - my favorite in years

  • By Mark on 07-21-15

A listless love story

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

A love story or rather a story about finding oneself through love. Characters were believable (possibly too everyday). Scenery was the best part! Narration decent and suited to the main character, was a bit dry.

  • Skewed

  • By: Anne McAneny
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,082

No birth announcement could top the headlines from the day Janie and Jack Perkins entered the world. As twins born to a mother in a coma - courtesy of a bullet from their father - the sensational story of their birth never quite died down. While Jack still craves the flash of a camera, Janie seeks sanctuary behind the lens - as a crime scene photographer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative and well-crafted

  • By Pamela on 04-08-15

Interesting but not quite gripping thriller

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

Interesting but not quite gripping thriller. Store and pace were good but somewhat predictable. Narration was great! Worth the read.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Thornwood House

  • By: Anna Romer
  • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,807

When you're all that stands between the murderous past and the fate of those you love, how far would you go to save them? When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War II medic - Samuel Riordan, the homestead's former occupant - and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars With a Caution

  • By Nancy F. on 08-08-15

Great story and setting

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Any additional comments?

A intriguing mystery and well woven story. My only complaint is the beginning drags a bit, the story could have been about 20-30 percent shorter. Narration is good.

40 of 44 people found this review helpful