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Marianne Withington

Plymouth, MA USA
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  • A Killer's Mind

  • Zoe Bentley Mystery
  • By: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,808

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked me from the beginning...

  • By shelley on 08-05-18

Fabulous Read

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

This book was very engrossing. I came to really care about the main character, Zoe Bentley. I am hoping there is a sequel to this story, because it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger.

  • The Waiting Room

  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,153

Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it? After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety — especially when Veronica comes home to a silent nursery and a missing baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthusiastic 5 well earned stars! Highly recommended.

  • By Tammy Mitchell on 09-24-18

Very wordy, but good

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

I enjoyed this book despite the fact that it was overly descriptive and wordy. I didn't figure out the plot until it was revealed, but the reader definitely realizes that something is askew from the beginning.

  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,616

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters, good and bad, are well portrayed

  • By Jennifer on 08-14-18

Another fabulous Lisa Jewell novel

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

I loved this story. it grabs you right from the first sentence, and doesn't let go. i chose this book because I really enjoyed reading "And Then She Was Gone", It was equally as good, if not better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkest Child

  • By: Delores Phillips
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601

In 1958 Georgia, the shade of a 13-year-old black girl's skin can make the difference in her fate. Tangy Mae is the smartest of her mother's 10 children, but she is also the darkest complected. The Quinns - all different skin shades, all with unknown fathers - live with their charismatic, beautiful, and tyrannical mother, Rozelle, in poverty on the fringes of a Georgia town where Jim Crow rules. Rozelle's children live in fear of her mood swings and her violence, but they are devoted to her. Rozelle pulls her children out of school when they are 12 years old so that they can help support her by going to work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My heart couldn't take it

  • By NIXX1993 on 03-01-18

Don't read this if you want an end to the story

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I really enjoyed this classic novel, but I would not have started it if I knew that the author died before she was able to complete the sequel. The book takes you to the end of book 1, which has no ending, and then begins book 2, which leaves the reader hanging.

  • A Curve in the Road

  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,690
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,686

Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college. But then one fateful night, everything changes. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very meh

  • By Auda on 11-05-18

A bit sappy, but entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I didn't realize that this was basically a romance novel, because I probably wouldn't have purchased it, however, I enjoyed it. The plot was predictable, and the characters were a bit unrealistic.

  • The Other Daughter

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398

Twenty years ago, Melanie Stokes was abandoned in a Boston hospital, then adopted by a wealthy young couple. Gifted with loving parents, a doting brother, and an indulgent uncle, Melanie has always considered herself lucky. Until the first cryptic, threatening note arrives: “You Get What You Deserve.” Melanie has no memory of her life before the adoption. Now someone wants her to remember it all - even the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy me!!!

  • By Giavona on 01-04-19

Engrossing Story

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

This story was well written, with many twists and turns. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The narrator was excellent.

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,891
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,873

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 08-22-18

Confusing and Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

I had to struggle to finish this book, and I am not sure why I stuck it out. It started out fairly interesting, and just went downhill from there.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before I Met You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207

After her grandmother Arlette's death, Betty is finally ready to begin her life. She had forfeited university, parties, boyfriends, summer jobs in order to care for Arlette. Now she's ready for whatever life throws at her, and, since the will included a beneficiary unknown to her who lives in the city, she heads there to find the mysterious woman. In 1920s London, Arlette is starting her new life in a time of postwar change. Beautiful and charismatic, she's drawn into a hedonistic world, but then tragedy strikes, and she flees back to her childhood home....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the author’s best...

  • By Phyllis on 12-23-18

Loved this story

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

The story was very engsging, and the characters were colorful and memorable. I especially loved the main character, Betty

1 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 26,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,967

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
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Gripping story

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Even though I figured out the plot of this story long before it was revealed, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very well written and the narrator was exceptional.

1 of 1 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 23,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,474

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

Held my interest

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

The story held my interest, but in the end I was rsther disappointed that there wasn't more to it. i found the plot to be rather flimsy.