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  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,779

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some fire, a little ice

  • By Elese Newman on 06-03-18

Powerful and Rich!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Characters were rich and believable and story thought provoking and captivating. Bravo - wholeheartedly recommend this book!

  • Bad Mommy

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Lance Greenfield, Carly Robins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 819

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: the husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant- really good!

  • By Candice on 06-01-18

Strange

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I listen to a lot of novels of this type, but this one is very odd. Characters weren’t deep and and it was not even close to single white female. The story didn’t make sense in some places. Sorry- I tried to like it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,700

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

The story, writing, and narrating were all excellent! It will draw you in and hold your attention until the very last minute. The characters s are believable and the pace is excellent! Bravo!

  • 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 21,613
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,870
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,814

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
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

Awesome psychological thriller

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Very well written psychological suspense thriller - 2 major surprises I didn’t see see coming! Character development was excellent!

I thought the narrator was much too dramatic- it was distracting. But otherwise one of the best books I’ve listened to in a long while!!!

  • 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 46,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,539

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

Intriguing story that is beautifully told

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

The story, based on true events, draws you in and doesn't let go! The writing is excellent - the characters come to life and you can vividly envision the river and the setting. I can't remember when I have enjoyed a book more!

  • The Secret Wife

  • By: Gill Paul
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman, Thomas Judd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

The stories of two very different women, linked by the secrets and lies of history, merge together as past and present weave together in this stunning story of love, loss and resilience. 2016. Kitty, fleeing from a devastating revelation in her own life, finds herself at her great-grandfather's cabin in Lake Akanabee. There she discovers a gorgeous necklace, which leads her uncover to long-buried family secret. 1914. Tatiana, Grand Princess of Russia, falls in love with Dmitri, a Russian solider, as she nurses him back to health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected jewel with refreshing perspectives

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-17-16

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Well written, great story with well defined and complex characters. Love the details and realism. The American accents of the narrator were not good - a little distracting. But overall I found myself looking for reasons to drive somewhere so I could lose myself in this well written novel for awhile!

  • Shattered

  • By: J. L. Drake
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

After witnessing the murder of her lover and the heartbreaking loss of their unborn child, Savannah wants to end it all. Then she is given a second chance at love. Sadly, even when life hands you second chances it doesn't always follow that things will work out the way you want them to. Some lies can just be too painful to move on from. What's worse than being broken?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a must read

  • By Jennifer Daniels on 09-25-17

Good not great

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

The story line didn't always seem believable and I prefer books that are realistic. Not as good as Broken.

  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,859

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Well written and spellbinding

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

This book captivated my full attention and it was hard to put down. While somewhat disturbing at times, it draws you in and doesn't let go.