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  • An Unwanted Guest

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 747
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 674

It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing - maybe even romantic - weekend away. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity - and all contact with the outside world - the guests settle in and try to make the best of it. Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead - it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic. Within the snowed-in paradise, something - or someone - is picking off the guests one by one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lapena Does It Again!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 08-08-18

It’s over!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I have loved all of Shari Lapena’s prior works. I don’t know if it’s because the narrator was unbearable or what, but I’m glad this book is over.

  • Cross Her Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

Lisa, a single mother, devotes herself to raising her 16-year-old daughter, Ava. She doesn’t speak of her past or Ava’s absent father. Ava is getting tired of her overprotective mother. She wants to live like a normal teenager. As her life begins to unravel, Lisa knows that the only way she can protect herself and her daughter is to face her fears. Yet courage won’t be enough. She’ll need help from the only person she can trust - her best friend, Marilyn. Between them, they have to save Ava, and to do that, they have to be honest with each other. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • NOT LIKE BEHIND HER EYES

  • By pinkpolka13 on 10-24-18

Holy Balls!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I. Loved. This book! Loved is an understatement. This was an amazing read. Very well done Sarah Pinborough! Oh man. What a great book.

  • Watching You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England. It’s the sort of place where doctors and lawyers and old-money academics live. It’s not the sort of place where people get stabbed in the back 30 times with a kitchen knife in their own homes. Someone must have seen something. Newlywed Joey Mullen, for example, recently returned from four years of working in Ibiza. She and her husband, Alfie, are eager to find a place of their own in her hometown. But Joey finds herself distracted by the man next door, Tom Fitzwilliam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • How much am I really getting?!

  • By Sarah Dinger on 01-27-19

How much am I really getting?!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

This is the first time I had a physical copy of the book in front of me as it was being read. Sentences missing. PARAGRAPHS missing. Narrator adding in descriptions and wordings of her own. I couldn’t believe all of the information that was left out. Seriously stunned.
Other than that, this story is fantastic. Didn’t know what was going to happen until the end. Great read, ok listen if you don’t mind missing some things.

90 of 93 people found this review helpful

  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,515
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,503

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Main Character Comes Off Poorly, But...

  • By Marina on 10-19-18

Underwhelming and disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I’m a HUGE Tana French fan. HUGE! Love all her work and her series with the murder squad and Cassie Maddox. So let’s stop there, right? This book should have been a win win for me.
WRONG!!!
This book dragged on and on and on. The performer had the worst voice and the strangest intonations and trills, it was agonizing to listen to. The only reason I finished this book was because I used my credit on it...I didn’t want to waste my money. So many parts of this book were bad. Ugh. Stick to what’s good Tana French. I waited so long for this book to come out and it’s a total flop.

  • Transmission

  • A Supernatural Thriller
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 406

College students Kenji and Dylan stumble upon a strange recording in the background of an obscure song. It's a woman's voice uttering a string of seemingly random characters. Upon further inspection, the song appears to have been embedded with a hidden message. Attempting to crack the mysterious code and becoming obsessed with the recording, Kenji and Dylan set off in search of answers. With every turn in the road however, the puzzle only seems to grow more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't go into the house alone!

  • By Matthew on 12-05-16

Narrated by Hannibal

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

This story was so hard to get into because of the narrator. So staccato in his speaking, I found myself laughing at his odd pronunciations.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful