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Dea Poirier

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  • The Forgotten Hours

  • A Novel
  • By: Katrin Schumann
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

At 24, Katie Gregory feels like life is looking up: she’s snagged a great job in New York City and is falling for a captivating artist - and memories of her traumatic past are finally fading. Katie’s life fell apart almost a decade earlier, during an idyllic summer at her family’s cabin on Eagle Lake when her best friend accused her father of sexual assault. Throughout his trial and imprisonment, Katie insisted on his innocence, dodging reporters and clinging to memories of the man she adores. Now he’s getting out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful book

  • By Dea Poirier on 02-26-19

wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

absolutely loved this book. great performance. I was really invested in the characters and the story, along with how the mystery would unfold

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Here and Now and Then

  • A Novel
  • By: Mike Chen
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in IT, trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career...as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142. Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a botched mission, Kin has kept his past hidden from everyone around him, despite the increasing blackouts and memory loss affecting his time-traveler’s brain. Until one afternoon, his “rescue” team arrives - 18 years too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mindblowing book

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-19

Absolutely amazing debut

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I cannot tell you how angry I was to have to pause this audiobook when I finished my commute. It's beautifully written, gripping, and emotional. I could not wait to find out how everything was going to unfold.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hunting Annabelle

  • By: Wendy Heard
  • Narrated by: Tim Chiou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Sean Suh is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he’s determined to stay away from temptation. But he can’t resist Annabelle - beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle - who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. The man he’s desperately trying to be. Then Annabelle disappears. Sean is sure she’s been kidnapped - he witnessed her being taken firsthand - but the police are convinced Sean himself is at the center of this crime. And he must admit, his illness has caused him to “lose time” before. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hello Darkness, My Old Friend (No Spoilers)

  • By B.A. Wilson on 12-18-18

An absolute must-listen

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

I listened to the audiobook of HUNTING ANNABELLE, and I loved it to pieces. The narrator, Tim Chiou, did an amazing job. Absolutely loved the narration.

The story itself--the screwed up, twisty romance that my heart has been craving. I haven't been this enamored with a book since YOU by Caroline Kepnes.

Wendy takes you on a journey with a profoundly unreliable narrator where you are not only desperate to find out everything that happened---but you also find yourself deeply invested in the mystery and the characters themselves. I found myself rooting for characters I definitely should not have been rooting for. AND THAT ENDING THO. The twist had my jaw dropping, I could not stop listening to this book.

This book is an absolute must for fans of unreliable narrators and psychological thrillers.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood and Moonlight

  • The New Methuselah
  • By: John Byron
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Elaine Quartermaine’s life was never much to talk about. Growing up in pre-Victorian London had made her a survivor if nothing else. Until she died! Or...thought she had died, and then she woke up somewhere else in someone else’s body.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old story, new take.

  • By Ryan on 09-04-18

Great story, loved the narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review, but that has not swayed my opinion.

I listened to the audiobook of this book, so I'll start my review there. I absolutely loved the narrator and the production quality. The subtle sounds of plates clinking and low voices in the background of pub scenes were fantastic.

For the story itself, I enjoyed the plot and the writing style. I thought the format was really interesting and it held my interest throughout. I really enjoyed the transcript style documentation of Ambrose’s history.

I did have a couple issues with the main character. I wished that Sam had a little more emotional range, I feel like the intention had been to make her fiery, but in some scenes, she came off as angry for no real reason. I wanted to understand more why she was feeling these emotions in these moments.

The only thing that fell a little flat for me was the ending. I wanted more of Ambrose's story. It seemed to jump quite a bit and I wanted more depth in Ambrose’s history, as that’s what I found myself the most invested in. But overall, I still really enjoyed this book!

  • I Will Never Leave You

  • By: S. M. Thayer
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt, Dan John Miller, Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 135

Banking heiress Trish and her husband, James, seem to have it all, from a lavish lifestyle to a historic mansion in the nation’s capital. The only thing that’s missing to make their family complete is a baby, so when Trish holds Anne Elise in her arms for the first time, it’s no surprise that she falls deeply in love. There’s just one problem: Trish isn’t the mother. The baby belongs to Laurel, James’s young mistress. And more than that, James and Laurel want to start a new life together - despite an ironclad prenup standing in their way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page Turner

  • By dlynn65 on 12-08-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I really enjoyed this story, however, I was not a fan of the narration of Laurel. She had a southern accent at times for no discernible reason that would then suddenly sound ... british? It was super distracting. Great story if you can get past the narration.