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  • The Dry

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,345

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now, more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing dry here!

  • By green ice cream garden on 01-18-17

Bad editing

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

Reviewed: 11-19-17

I enjoyed the story and liked the narration. My big issue was the way the narration was pieced together. They did a horrible job, it had long pauses mid-sentence like they didn't cut the recorded sessions together correctly. It was very off putting.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Passenger

  • By: Lisa Lutz
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,186

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband's body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It's not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive's eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy - and dangerous - alliance is born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun thriller ish novel. Couldn't stop listening '

  • By Felicity Xenia Spamotic on 03-24-16

Awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes - the narrator!

If you’ve listened to books by Lisa Lutz before, how does this one compare?

N/A

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Madeleine Maby?

Probably anyone else would have done a better job. She spoke like she was reading the text for the first time. No inflection or personality.

Was The Passenger worth the listening time?

No