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  • Lift

  • By: Kelly Corrigan
  • Narrated by: Kelly Corrigan
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan's Lift is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully. In Lift, Corrigan weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it twice! Great quick listen!

  • By sande on 01-24-12

Just have to say...I cannot believe Mrs Ford let you sit on her lap! I can only remember that white hair

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

as if Martha Washington was her older sister. But I do remember Jill Milstead and I getting caught stealing peppermint lifesavers from Ms McGee’s desk and I thought I’d never get over the shame and remorse.
I don’t think I did.
btw, an old Levine family lore is when Mary called my mom to come pick me up from your house at lunchtime bc I wouldn’t eat the sandwiches she was serving and asked for a shrimp cocktail. My mom still feels disapproval she got from Wooded Lane.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,410

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out intriguing, devolved into Twilight 2.0

  • By Elina on 11-13-17

This is Twilight for grownups

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

I really enjoyed the story, the different characters and locations that Matthew and Diana traveled. I wish there was more background on the evil witches and vampires, and more information on demons

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Border

  • The Cartel Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 29 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676

For over 40 years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America's longest conflict: the War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world's most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin - the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adan Barrera - has left him bloody and scarred, cost him people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster, he has created 30 more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What a way to end a brilliant trilogy

  • By Stu Ruwe on 03-06-19

Thank you Don Winslow!! These characters have been brought to life not only by your incredible words but by

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Ray Porter’s spectacular narration. Art Keller has fought the war on drugs with bravery and honesty- in his own way. And while yes, the story is extremely biased, some may say, I say it’s TRUTH. And the truth hurts. Nico’s story broke my heart, finally putting a face on those children who sit in detention centers waiting for a chance to live in peace and possible happiness. It broke my heart to hear how he came to America and the truth that was his life. And he was one of the lucky ones. I wish I could have learned what happened to him

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,830
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,758

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

This is a great story! I really liked the Prequel too.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I just think Grisham nailed it again & his detail is spot on. I want to hear more about the characters and am always sad to say goodbye.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,820
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,783

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies, comes her newest audiobook, Nine Perfect Strangers: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amid all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these 10 days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next 10 days are going to be.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone Has Already Said It...

  • By Nikki Trulen on 01-16-19

A very very long-winded but good book

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The story most definitely takes this ready to tears and laughing out loud, just as all of Liane’s books. This one seemed to go on and on and on...to be honest I skipped a few chapters of Frances, because she became so predictable that I did t think I’d miss anything. A great twist, excellent idea, and Caroline Lee’s terrific narration got me thru to the end. I absolutely adore when Caroline reads in a Russian accent!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,036
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,002

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

This was the worst ending ever

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

And such a build up. Too much war for no reason, too much of everything for no reason.
Stop resting on your laurels Mr Grisham and write a real book. So self indulgent. Shame on you.
I want my money back

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,578

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

A bit heavy handed and wordy. A good storyline and a good storyteller

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

And I truly loved the characters. Wireman was my BFF by the end of the book, and Freemantle (any relation to Abigail???) Just too long, in my oh-so humble opinion, by about 5 hours. Interesting how Mr King interwove facts with fiction about the area. Thank you very much.
I wish I had grown up in your house.

  • 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 32,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30,045

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

Riveting Story!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I just couldn’t stop listening to this book - was literally up until 2am, eyes wide open and hanging on Catherine’s every word. Her narration was sublime. Every chapter was a real “cliffhanger”.
I was, however, not completely happy with the ending. There were too many unanswered questions and while that was okay for Erin, the listener could have been better informed - perhaps with a newspaper article or a conversation that was exchanged and only we were privy to it. I would have liked knowing...or with a better epilogue. A much better one!

  • The Rumor

  • A Novel
  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,398

Nantucket writer Madeline King couldn't have picked a worse time to have writer's block. Her deadline is looming, her bills are piling up, and inspiration is in short supply. Madeline's best friend, Grace, is hard at work transforming her garden into the envy of the island with the help of a ruggedly handsome landscape architect. Before she realizes it, Grace is on the verge of a decision that will irrevocably change her life. Could Grace's crisis be Madeline's salvation?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ehhhh

  • By Elizabeth ♥️ on 08-16-15

Such a GREAT story

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

And I love how the characters all overlap in all her books. But one thing that was charming at first now annoys me endlessly. I’m tired of the farm to table food descriptions, the almonds, the Brennon (spelling?) crackers, the wine, the watermelon-laced beverages, the corn from that Farm, the freshly baked bread that must be the building blocks upon each and every sandwich anyone has packed with them to be eaten at the beach - of course. Just write a cookbook already.

  • The Punishment She Deserves

  • A Lynley Novel
  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350

Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and his pugnacious and deeply loyal Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from past books who join Lynley and Havers, but listeners new to the series will quickly see why Elizabeth George is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time heals old wounds

  • By wisconsinclark on 03-25-18

My First Linley Mystery and I loved it.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I cannot wait to go back and read the others. Any suggestions? OK, that’s a lie. I did read the great deliverance. But what should I read now? I’m hooked. And the narration was great I laughed