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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,127

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I’m a John Grisham freak so for me to say hated it , is a stop look and listen moment! I found myself jumping around as I couldn’t take chapter after chapter of nothing just filler. The main character is paint as honorable he’s not shot innocent man. Foolishly lost his children’s inheritance and sister’s home. Oh yeah he committed his wife to mental hospital.
John you’re better than this.
I left book unfinished could tolerate storyline.
Biggest fan

  • Regrets Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Erin Duffy
  • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Claire thought she had everything a woman was supposed to want - a loving husband, a newborn son, a beautiful home in the suburbs. Then she walks in on her husband canoodling with their realtor in their newly renovated kitchen, and in an instant her perfect life comes crashing down.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love gone wrong

  • By Barbara on 05-23-18

Love gone wrong

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Owen is a piece of work. He feels what all new fathers feel neglected.
Owen get’s caught up with a scheming ex-girlfriend and believes he’s unfulfilled and Dedee’s the answer.
As usual he realizes to late that he loves his wife and wants his family.
Dedee is straight up crazy. Never figured out how any woman can get involved with married man and think she’s gonna have a happy ever after.
Claire total lost her mind. Single ex-girlfriend shows up and want to be friends? Allow an ex to become involved in a business deal that bring her into your home. She really had no idea of who she married, she just felt the click ticking otherwise she’d spotted his weak characterless a$$ at the beginning. At least dated more than 6 months before leaving her job and life and putting her faith in him.
Great story on real life relationships

  • Forgotten

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

The smart, funny, and provocative story of a woman who returns home after being stranded for months in Africa by an earthquake, only to find that everyone in her life believed she was dead and moved on, Forgotten is captivating and thought-provoking contemporary women's fiction from the author of Arranged and Spin - a fresh and witty tale that will not be soon forgotten.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thin plot premise felt amateurish

  • By Alison on 01-17-17

Lost

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I did not like Emma.
I’m having shard time with Catherine ‘s book. Story are pretty good but the characters unlikable. The female characters are all shallow and foolish.
Emma is book smart but street stupid.
She really is not that into Craig. She can’t figure out that after six months people are not sitting waiting for her and would think the worst happened to her. I guess at an older age all the anguish this woman feels like well past and can’t relate too. I can’t relate to any of this girl’s issues except falling sick and being in a natural disaster.

  • The Secret Sister

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal - and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who's asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is her wealthy, controlling mother. Instead she finds herself living next door to someone else she'd prefer to avoid - Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at 16.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Novak's Best but Still a Good Story

  • By SWV on 09-21-15

GROW UP

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Ok I have not finished this book , but I gotta say it. WTF? I don’t want to sound bigoted, but what’s with the white woman in peril theme! This is the
3rd or 4th book where the woman is
helpless and need the protection of the big strong man. She’s been cheated on and fallen apart. I get the pain of being betrayed and a divorce . The lost of a child has to be devastating. At some point you have to work thru the trauma and get on with life not fall apart. I’ve heard loosing a child puts excess stress on a marriage, no need to contribute to that by losing interest in an intimate relationship with your spouse.
Keith is a man baby. At 36 he’s dependent on mama and struggling with a drug habit.
Both Maisey and Keith both need to grow up.
So I’m slogging thru. The story has it’s moments. The mystery of the missing daughter is intriguing. That’s why I’m still listening.
I don’t want to trash an author’s hard work, but. I believe a story should be relatable to most readers. I know book are written toward a certain demographic of readers. However in 2018 the “little woman “ scenario don’t fit. I guess I’m a realist at 60 I’ve grown up with a mother teaching me I ‘m the most dependable person I know depend on myself. So I don’t get the I’m the pretty little princess needing the knight in shining armor to rescue me. Yeah bad stuff happen that can be so overwhelming you want to give up. ( losing a child) A man cheating on you and wanting a divorce!! No. Put on your big girl panty get help from support group, councilor whatever , (no shame )but move on. I guess growing up black in America has given me a different perspective, however I’m sure their are women who are white , Hispanic, Asian or foreign born who can’t relate either.
I know book are an escape for many from everyday life but at least make it relatable.
Now that I’ve vented about the last 5 books I’ve read with this theme , I’ll say this book dose hold promise of keeping my attention.
Good read to all

  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,515

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over the top but still held my attention

  • By Lizzystick on 04-25-17

Slow,slow Sally

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

How dumb can you be. Everyone knows that the husband is always the first suspect. I got that during the wake up in the cab.
Sally runs around foolishly blame everyone except those closes to her.
She showed herself to look CRAZY. She is raging and breaking into her brother’s flat. She foolishly tells her mother-in law’s lie of counseling Kelly.
Where than chilling and watching everyone she runs head long into placing herself into mental facility.
She only found herself saved in Error.
She still protects Matthew in the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Scandalous

  • By: Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

Essence best-selling author Victoria Christopher Murray thrills audiences with her trademark twists and unforgettable voice. Scandalous gives listeners an early look at one of Murray’s most notorious characters. Exotic dancer Jasmine Cox is engaged and ready to settle down. But then a bachelorette-party roll in the hay ignites a torrid affair that threatens to drown out the sound of wedding bells.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One Night Stand Turns Into More!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-17-14

Ssss puppy

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

This chick is ridiculous. Having some random guy over for a roll in the sheets the night before her wedding. What’s the point? I ‘m not sue why I’m still listening to this. She not happy with man she!s marrying.
Don’t make enough money to please her.
Don’t sex her like needs.
Waste of her time and my listening

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,922

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Finally no victim

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

I was really annoyed by Vanessa.
She had a princess complex.
She was in need of Prince Charming to
save her.
The. She took on the savior role. She had to save Emily (because of guilty over not saving Maggie during rush week)
Then you find out the real deal this woman ain’t insane she’s plotting!!!
Read the book what a twist.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Keeper of the Light

  • Keeper Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 979

Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is - Annie O'Neill, the woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully told

  • By HOLLY AUSTIN on 05-12-15

Hooked

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

This book had my nose wide open .
I was really discussed with Olivia.
How could she allow her husband to
Walk all over her? I was pissed with her victim status. Hell with placating Paul begging him to come back to the marriage.
Paul what a loser. He is just pathetic. He is in love with a long ago memory.
He drags Olivia into his fantasy and deserts her when that fantasy dies.
Ann is really an emotional wreak.
Alex goes along to get along. He’s so trapped in his grief he is losing his family.
Truth has a way of setting you free.
Finally Olivia put on her big girl panties.
Paul get’s that come to Jesus meeting.
Alex pulls his head out.
That when the story goes in a direction you did’t see coming.
Wow

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,352

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Think he was trying for a younger audience.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-06-17

Not best...but!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

Ok I’m a Gresham fanatic. See his name buy book no questions.
This book was a little different.
1. Characters were flawed.
2. I didn’t particularly like Mark or Todd Zola was a hanger on who let her friends lead her astray.
The topic Gresham touched on were eye opening especially the deportation angle. This is true Gresham he educated you while entertaining you. It leave an impression. I work for a major airline so I’ve seen I.C.E in action , I’ve never consider the long detention part. I do know of a detainee’s account of being held in Paris awaiting the next flight out as we sent her with expired visa. It was not pretty they lock her up in a prison on floor with other illegal immigrants. This story is so pertinent to what happening in USA Today.
Gresham always serves as a wake call on important issues of the day, if the average read would think beyond the story.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Seeking Sarah

  • A Novel
  • By: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

From the time Brooke Green was seven years old, she has lived with the pain of losing her mother. Her father has done the best job he could in raising her, but a piece of her always felt empty. On the day of her father's funeral, her grandmother breaks the shocking news: Her mother, Sarah, is very much alive. She abandoned her family because she claimed she wasn't fit for motherhood. After doing some research, Brooke discovers her mother is living in Atlanta, enjoying a great career...and a brand-new family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's done in this he dark Always come to light!

  • By Barbara on 09-20-17

What's done in this he dark Always come to light!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Revenge is a double bladed sword, it cuts both ways. This story is rich in examples of what Momma and them would tell you as a child about jealousy, hatred and selfishness. One feeds off another and leads to unintentionally consequences.
Sarah put the ball in motion marrying a man she did not love and ending up with a child she was not mature or ready to love.
Jacob kicks the ball farther with a lie.
Falling in love and attempting to hold onto a person who is not in love with you and want's a different life. Lead to a run away wife and mother. Telling Brooke her mother is dead and faking a memorial service is well over the top.
Broke learns of her father's lie after he apologizes on his deathbed. Her grandmother is forced into doing the deed and now Brooke is obsessed with finding her mother.
These actions sweep far and wide of the origin. The fall out and consequences are far more than anyone expected. Has Brooke found her mother or lost her way!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful