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  • Duplicity

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,535

Max and Alissa have a fairy tale life - newlywed, madly in love and enviously rich. Then Max is brutally stabbed to death at their home and Alissa, miraculously, escapes with her life. But why was she spared? The hunt for the killer begins, uncovering a number of leads - was Max's incredible wealth the motive? Had his shady business practices finally caught up with him? Or was it a stalker with a dangerous obsession?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Silence of the Calves

  • By 6catz on 01-24-17

Excellent book !

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

This book is definitely a must read! I could not put it down and I loved the ending it had the book kept had me until the very last moment. Loved the characters the narration the story highly recommended!!!

  • The Perfect Child

  • By: Lucinda Berry
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams, Erin Bennett, Dan John Miller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that’s missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own. But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can see it coming... but how bad is it?

  • By shelley on 03-02-19

Definitely kept me guessing until the very end !

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Loved it! Original, well written and excellent narration. This story captivated me so I literally could not put it down! I rarely write reviews but I had to share as soon as I finished. Do not start this book unless you have plenty of time! I literally stood up until 6:00 a.m. to finish it despite the fact I am working today. Like this one since childhood. I listen to audio books everyday and was just starting to get a bit jaded by how similar so many of the stories I have been listening to. Then I listened to this story and I am excited to "read' again. I'm not going to say anymore because I don't want to give anything away, but I highly recommend this book even if this is not your typical genre as it was not mine.

  • The Babysitter

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with Edge of Your Seat Suspense
  • By: Sheryl Browne
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it? As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces. But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How stupid were these parents!!!!!!!

  • By meg on 04-05-18

Definitely Entertaining with Excellent Narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I thought really enjoyed listening to this book. The narration was excellent and I could clearly follow the different characters. To some readers that found this unrealistic I disagree. As a psychologist obsession, delusional thinking, and depression were accurately portrayed. This is an important part of psychological thrillers for me. All in all give it a try. If your not connected by the 5th chapter and dont like it try something else. I was hooked!

  • These Things Hidden

  • By: Heather Gudenkauf
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn, Angela Lin, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 577

Once the golden child of tiny Linden Falls, Iowa, Allison Glenn watches her reputation crumble as she is sent to prison for five years—convicted of a terrible crime. But what really happened that fateful night? Allison’s younger sister is the only other person who knows the truth. Now out of prison, Allison is more desperate than ever to set the record straight, but the revelation of the truth could have far-reaching consequences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great psychological thriller

  • By MissSusie66 on 09-04-12

Excellent! Did not see the ending!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Highly recommended! Great storyline and well developed characters. Listening a second time to catch how I missed the clues!

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,294

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Good Wolf &Bad

  • By Linda on 11-22-17

A must read \listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-17

This book is impossible to stop listening to it! This is the second book I have given 5 stars, and is highly recommended for those who love suspense with excellent character development. The narrator was perfectly matched for the story and I will definitely look for books with each of them!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,074

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

Magnificent Masterpiece!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Any additional comments?

WARNING: Do Not start listening to this book if you cannot hear it in its entirety! Remember to breathe!

The tension is literally unbearable. I had to stay up all night to listen to Into the Water, it is completely addictive! This is definitely another example of Paula Hawkins storytelling genius. The narrative is more complex and she displays a more mature writing style than in The Girl on a Train. It is not a book you want to read at the beach as you don't want to be disturbed. The audio performance was absolute perfection down to each inflection of word and breath.
As a psychologist of over 20 years, I felt that every single character rang true. Paula Hawkins has an understanding of personality, emotions and memory that I have never experienced in a fictional novel. Through the book you will be able to examine the terrifying emotions that one thinks they are the only ones to experience. The personality of each character is exceptionally imperfect. I hated and loved or at least could empathize with each one and clearly see from their perspective. PH has a clear understanding of the differences between adolescent and adult thinking, the intricacies of family and have a small-town operates. The central character, Lina, being a teenager, is someone who exasperate us but end up loving and wanting to help. I think the different characters will definitely appeal to different readers and may change based on where you are right now in your life.
I usually only listen to a book once but I am on my third listen and am I going to buy the physical book so I don't miss one word! I was held in horrible suspense until the very last word when I was thrown right off of the cliff myself!I do not write books reviews but felt obligated to because of how magnificent this book is. Into the Water has instantly become my absolute favorite and is sure to become a classic.

  • Blue Monday

  • Frieda Klein, Book 1
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,268

Frieda Klein is a solitary, incisive psychotherapist who spends her sleepless nights walking along the ancient rivers that have been forced underground in modern London. She believes that the world is a messy, uncontrollable place. The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, Frieda cannot ignore the coincidence: one of her patients has been having dreams in which he has a hunger for just such a child.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not in the same league as Tana French, but okay.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-26-12

Highly recommended!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Excellently written book with very real characters that made this unable to be put down! If you liked the Girl on a Train you will LOVE this book. I can't wait to read the next one! The story kept you guessing right until the very end. I will definitely listen to this story again to see clues I might have missed. This is a must read/listen if you like psychological thrillers and mystery novels. This is my first book by the authors known as Nikki French and I can't with to start the next book!

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,939

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Deeply Disturbing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-16

A definite read for fans of serial killer type stories and will be overwhelming for those of us who like to read about the underlying thoughts, morals and dysfunctional thinking from all perspectives. I will be looking for more books by this author as I loved the language, characters and format of the writing. Don't start to read this book if you don't have time to read or listen in its entirety as you will be unable to put it down!

36 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • Twisted

  • By: Andrew E. Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 710

Dr. Christopher Kellan spends his days at Loveland Psychiatric Hospital, overseeing a unit known as Alpha Twelve, home to the most deranged and psychotic killers imaginable. His newest patient, Donny Ray Smith, is accused of murdering ten young girls and making their bodies disappear. But during his first encounter with Donny, Christopher finds something else unsettling: the man looks familiar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • you must ride this rollercoaster

  • By A. Sines on 04-28-15

A great book that will keep you guessing.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-16

Keeps you guessing!
Very entertaining in the audio book format. Will read/listen to the author again!