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  • This One Is Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Claire Christie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 156

Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life - except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • REMARKABLE! Every Human Emotion Is Intertwined Exquisitely Throughout

  • By Tracy P. on 01-29-17

A bit disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I am a fan, so disappointed to find the characters and plot not believable. Her other two books were fanciful and yet rang more true.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,609

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love all Lisa Jewell's books.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-18

Love all Lisa Jewell's books.

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

As always her characters, plots and family dynamics are compelling. This one was a little darker than some of her books, and the main characters a little less quirky but still a book I couldn't put down. I wish I could get all of her books, don't quite understand the publishing rules that keep Audible from being able to offer all of her books. The narrator was excellent as always. I find a good narrator is crucial and this narrator is terrific. Highly recommend!

368 of 382 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,306

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kathy on 08-07-17

Eleanor Oliphant is way more than fine!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Best new Author I've found since Lisa Jewell. Hope there will be more books soon!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Word

  • A Spellman Novel, Book 6
  • By: Lisa Lutz
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Mia Barron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Within months of having taken control of the family detective business, Izzy Spellman is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, who happens to have Alzheimer's, which Izzy and he are diligently trying to keep under wraps. Not only is Slayter's business and reputation on the line, but if Izzy gets indicted for embezzlement, she'll lose everything - her business, her license, and her family's livelihood. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the series didn't end.

  • By Diana McFeaters on 08-17-18

Don't leave us without more Spellmans!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Lisa Lutz, you may want a break from the Spellmans, but we don't! Please bring Izzy and the gang back! I like your other books, but I've bonded with the Spellmans and I miss them. Christina Moore is a great voice for Izzy.

  • Trail of the Spellmans

  • Document #5
  • By: Lisa Lutz
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman might be the most normal member of her family. Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities. Dad has a secret. Her brother and sister are at war, but neither will reveal the source of the conflict. While domestic disturbances abound, there is one source of sanity in the Spellman household: Demetrius Merriweather, employee of the month for 18 months straight. Things aren't any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There's a payoff, albeit a weak one

  • By John S. on 03-28-13

More Spellmans please!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

The most entertaining and even endearing disfunctional family ever. The narrator really adds pulls you in, so believable!

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,155

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Much better if "present day" family story shorter.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

The story of what happened to the children was good and important to tell , but the telling of the story as a whole seemed very dragged out. I did not care for the style of the main narrator, (Avery), the kind of half whispered, full of wonder, but no energy, narration. Also, Avery's family did not come across as real. Their story appeared to be just a contrast for the children's story. And it was a dull story with cookie cutter characters.

  • The Spellmans Strike Again

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Lutz
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

At the ripe old age of 32, former wild child Isabel "Izzy" Spellman has finally agreed to take over the family business. And the transition won't be a smooth one....The uproarious fourth and final installment in this New York Times best-selling, Edgar- and Macavity-nominated series about a kooky detective family.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If you liked the previous books... STAY AWAY!

  • By Tracey Rains on 03-27-10

love the Spellmans! missed them when I ran out

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

Joined Audible just for the next Spellmans. This was not my favorite, but still good.