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  • One of Us Is Lying

  • By: Karen M. McManus
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,212

Pay close attention, and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It kept me guessing!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-03-17

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

I loved this book. I couldn't wait to finish it. the story kept me on my toes and the performance for very believable. I didn't expect a lot from this book so it was a pleasant surprise.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,211

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Page Turning Goodness

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

What did you love best about The Girl on the Train?

The perseverance of the main character. She was determined to figure out what happened. She know she needed help and did her best to help herself.

What did you like best about this story?

The main character had many flaws but she had great intentions

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene when she realizes what happens to her on the night of the murder.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment when her ex husband is trying to get rid of her at the end of the book.

Any additional comments?

no

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 165,464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152,750
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152,588

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Best Book Ever!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

I loved this book. I had watched the movie prior to listening and I still loved the performance and embraced the differences between the two media.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Skinny Dip

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525

When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skinny Dip

  • By Bill Burton on 12-24-04

Great Plot!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

I loved the plot of this story. I felt like everyone at the end got their just desserts. There were lots of twists and turns to the story which kept me on the edge of my seat. I like the narrator as well. He did a great job with each character.

  • Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them

  • And 100 Other Myths About Food and Cooking...Plus 25 Recipes to Get It Right Every Time
  • By: Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Is the five-second rule for real? Will eating carrots improve your eyesight? Is your cookware a health hazard? Do spicy foods cool you down? Has your grandmother been lying to you all these years? No, no, no, no, and...probably. In this entertaining and informative reference guide, award-winning cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough take on more than 100 popular kitchen myths and dish up answers to all your burning questions about food science and lore.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced debunking + 1 cup of humor

  • By GH on 09-04-13

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

I almost never bookmark my books but this one required several. I liked the different recipes provided along with the many tips and tricks to successful cooking.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,308

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 08-29-16

Classic

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

Reviewed: 04-17-12

Anne Hathaway did an awesome job; she made the characters very distinct and very fun. I definitely will listen to again.

  • Sterling Biographies

  • Frederick Douglass
  • By: Frances E. Ruffin
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Jones Jr.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

From slave to freedom fighter: that was the long and hard journey taken by Frederick Douglass. Douglass was America's first great civil rights leader, and he threw off the physical, mental, and legal chains of slavery to become one of Americaï¿¿ï¿¿s greatest champions for human rights. It was said that his life was proof that once black people could read and write about their injustices, they would have the power to end slavery.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great if you're 9 years old

  • By Marsha on 06-10-11

Great Historic Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-17-12

Although there really was not a performance with the narrator like many of the other audio-books, the listen was very informative and entertaining. I liked it more than I thought I would.

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  • Dumb Witness

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

When Hercule Poirot receives a letter from Miss Emily Arundell, an elderly woman concerned about her recent accident, his suspicions are aroused by the date on the letter-some two months earlier. A visit to Miss Arundell's estate reveals that the wealthy mistress has been dead for some time, leaving behind a bitterly contested will and a pack of greedy heirs with motives for murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration, and a Great Story

  • By Scot on 06-27-08

Unusual but Interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-19-11

I liked this audiobook. At times it was hard to follow along and therefore I had rewind to make sure I understood the action. Overall it was a great listen and well worth the credit or money.

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  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Ten houseguests, trapped on an isolated island, are the prey of a diabolical killer. A famous nursery rhyme is framed and hung in every room of the mansion: 10 little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite book!

  • By Roz on 11-06-06

Totally Awesome

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

Reviewed: 10-19-11

I never thought that I would ever be into Agatha Christie novels. Well, here I am and I love them. I love the narrator, Hugh Fraser. He is great with character distinction and makes the book very entertaining. 2 thumbs up and then some.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful