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  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,700

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Not my cuppa tea

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

This storyline kept me up thinking about the babies. It is not you, it's me.

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Audible fixed it! Ok, 4.5.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-18

After speaking at great length with Audible, they straightened out the matter. Please give this book another try. (Delete the book from your device, then download it again.)

87 of 89 people found this review helpful

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,592
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,497

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Wonderful Debut

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I thought the story was good, but like all debuts its not the best she's got. Lets see what she has up her sleeve. The narrative was spot on though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Place

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,571
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,563

"The Secret Place", a board where the girls at St Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well...I really liked 50% of it

  • By Pamela on 09-11-14

First French NOT Finished

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

I'm usually the person who devours Tana French's books, and rereads while everyone else is finishing their first read. I understand the setting of the book, but the slang was too much that I DNF. Luckily I will not have to wait long as I always get books in pairs.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 31 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

At the center of Middlemarch is Dorothea Brooke, a thoughtful and idealistic young woman determined to make a difference with her life. Enamored of a man who she believes is setting this example, she traps herself into a loveless marriage. Her parallel is Tertius Lydgate, a young doctor from the city whose passionate ambition to spread the new science of medicine is complicated by his love for the wrong woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Human nature revealed in all its complexity

  • By Deborah on 02-20-09

Great story

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

The story is epic. This narrator, however, leaves this title lack luster. Find another narrator and this story transports accordingly.

  • Fall of Giants

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,031

Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it and learned alot.

  • By Louis on 10-19-10

Great Way to Learn History

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

The intertwining of multiple characters is outstanding. John Lee's narration is spot on. When learning history, it's rarely personal - this is engulfed.

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  • Faithful Place

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,052

New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-10

Gets better with every listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

It's true, you can never go home. Time changes you, but the snapshot you remember of your home distort your memory of the good and bad left behind. The Ghosts haunt your memory of the place you called home. The narrator is the icing on the cake.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85,607
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85,541

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Enchanting book

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

I am not usually one for fantasy books, but this book catches you early on, and you just can not put it down. The characters are well defined with such delightful phrases. This audio book does more than convey a story. I felt as though a was part of the story. The reading is that good. A good reader allows you to surround yourself in a story the way the warm water envelopes you in a hot bath.

This audio book is one I return to time and again because the narrator and storyline is spot on. Surprisingly, I've not watched the television adaptation. I will be obtaining the second installment of the series.

  • Green Darkness

  • By: Anya Seton
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

The marriage of the Englishman Richard Marsdon and his young American wife, Celia, slowly turns tragic as Richard withdraws into himself and Celia suffers a debilitating emotional breakdown. A wise mystic realizes that Celia can escape her past only by reliving it. She journeys back four hundred years to her former life as the servant girl Celia de Bohun during the reign of Edward VI - and to her doomed love affair with the chaplain Stephen Marsdon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A different narrator would have made all the difference.

  • By J on 06-04-15

A beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

This was a plot unexpected. One of love lost and trust gained. The author did an outstanding job of making a difficult topic a wonderful experience and the narrator didn't drop the ball by having a good voice that didn't falter. Cannot wait for the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,365

All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once you finish it, you'll listen again!

  • By Cathleen on 10-05-06

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 01-19-15

A book lovers book. This is an wonderful story of love, betrayal and friendship. How far would you go to protect those you love? Love as a sibling, parent or friend.

The narrators too make this book outstanding. They made this book come alive, for me.

I have recommended this book to many only to have them return to me. They return to thank me. This, as a bibliophile, is the greatest gift of all.