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  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,139

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Good book with an abrupt ending

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Started out really strong, decent middle but the end could have been a bit more thought out. All in all, I enjoyed this book and it did keep me guessing how everything was going to tie out!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Now That You Mention It

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 million stars!

  • By jodiod on 12-28-17

Loved It

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Took a chance on this contemporary book because I love, love, love Xe Sands. Glad I did, it was really good. I have a friend who is an Audible addict like me and we were just saying how there are so many awful books out there with great reviews. Not sure why this one got some bad reviews as it really flows well and was a breath of fresh air. Full of drama, sure, but isn't that why we listen to books?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Piper

  • By: Lynn Hightower
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

When Olivia James receives a phone call just after midnight, she recognizes her brother's voice. But there's a problem: Her brother has been dead for the past nine weeks. Moving back to her old childhood home in Tennessee - the place where her brother has just died - her young daughter, Teddy, seems troubled, telling her mother that she's being visited by a menacing ghost. When another tragic death occurs and her daughter disappears, Olivia must confront the demonic force that has cursed her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Paranormal Gem from an Unexpected Source

  • By Christopher Meeks on 08-04-13

Holy Cow That Was Awful!!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I downloaded this book because of the narrator, Xe Sands. She was awesome in the book the Ex. I figured she had principals about the types of books she narrated. Boy was I wrong. This book is just plain dumb. People all around the main character die and she shows little to no emotion. I should have guessed this writing would be awful when the main character's daughter's name was Teddy. I swear, if I hear the name Teddy one more time, I am going to call on the Piper myself!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,050

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Audible listeners, finally a book we can agree on!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I base so many of my book choices on reviews. Most times I scratch my head and go "huh?" That was awful! I will never choose a book again based on reviews. But alas, I gave it another shot and this time it paid off as this book was so darn good! At times, a difficult listen but gave me goosebumps throughout. I am actually still getting goosebumps writing this review. I love Mystery/Thrillers but needed a break from all off the crap books out there, took a chance on this one and am so glad I did!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,712

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

Really Good!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Great epic story. A friend of mine told me about this book because there is so much crap out there with good reviews. I guess we all come in different shapes and sizes of sophistication but this was a smart, well written well read book. Highly recommend! I don't generally like any book with tales of war in it, but this isn't about war but the struggles of someone changed by the Vietnam war.

  • Pretty Girls Dancing

  • By: Kylie Brant
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,738

Years ago, in the town of Saxon Falls, young Kelsey Willard disappeared and was presumed dead. The tragedy left her family with a fractured life - a mother out to numb the pain, a father losing a battle with his own private demons, and a sister desperate for closure. But now another teenage girl has gone missing. It's ripping open old wounds for the Willards, dragging them back into a painful past, and leaving them unprepared for where it will take them next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Girls Dancing, Great listen!

  • By Linda on 02-06-18

Juvenile writing, sorry I like big girl books!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Took a chance on this one based on reviews. Yikes, what a sophomoric wreck of a book this one is. I am on chapter 5 and giving it up.

58 of 64 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,088
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,064

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Up in the Air

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-18

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

I am writing this review before I return the book for a credit. Absolutely no substance to this tale so far (on chapter 7) and the narrator sounds like she should narrate a B movie for the Lifetime Channel. Took a chance on this one because of stellar reviews. I guess I have a different opinion of what constitutes a good book and this one does not constitute a good review. Just saying....

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Stranger in the House

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,574

You're home making dinner for your husband. You expect him any second. The phone rings - it's the call you hoped you'd never get. You jump in your car and race to a neighborhood you thought you'd never visit. You peer into the dark, deserted building. You brace yourself for the worst. And then, you remember nothing else. They tell your husband you've been in an accident. You lost control of your car as you sped through the worst side of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sophomore Book from Shari Lapena

  • By Chris on 09-09-17

Someone Said Sophmoric, More Like Moronic

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

Really juvenile writing, I am halfway through and don't care what happens. The only thing that could make this book worse if the characters names were Tommy and Meggy. I read another of Tavia Gilbert's books that was intense and scary this is one is not unique, same story, different day. Girl has amnesia after hitting her head in an accident she can't remember. Guy found dead, girl may have done it, cops after girl, girl has no history before turning 30. blah, blah, blah.....Need I say more?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Stolen Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

In 1944, 23-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess' new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best book I have ever listened to!!!

  • By Sandi Johnson on 11-26-17

Great Book, Not My Genre But Great!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I love murder, mystery and mayhem. Not sure why I decided to listen to this one, probably listener reviews. Most times I listen to a book and think what the heck were these great reviews about this book is crap! But they got it right this time. Great book, definitely worth a credit!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beat the Reaper

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Bazell
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,272

Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy Mix of Medicine and Mafia

  • By DMcClureDVM on 05-29-09

One of the Best Audible Books Ever!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

Don't let the title cover fool you, this is one FABULOUS book! It has it all, and I do mean all, intrigue, suspense, history, murder, medical, mob, drama, sharks (yes sharks). Sooooo credit worthy and you won't want it to end,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful