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  • Under the Influence

  • A Novel
  • By: Joyce Maynard
  • Narrated by: Joyce Maynard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 390

Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet by taking portraits of schoolchildren and working for a caterer. Recovering from her addiction, she spends lonely evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site. Weekend visits with her son are awkward. He's drifting away from her fast.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Paper-Thin Caricatures Inhabit PG-13 Morality Tale

  • By Gretchen SLP on 03-12-16

Overall pretty good

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Slow start, but got interesting in the middle. Good narrating, and not completely predictable. Worth the purchase.

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  • 1922

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

The chilling novella featured in Stephen King's New York Times best-selling short story collection Full Dark, No Stars - soon to be a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker. A violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narration

  • By indyemmett on 11-13-17

Stephen King at his best

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Loved the story, and the narration was excellent!
Stephen King through and through. I thought I wouldn't like it because it was set back in time a ways, but that did not color the story in a negative way at all. Love stories without the predictable happy ending.

  • Two by Two

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,977

At 32 Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six-year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive, and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I Am Stunned At The Good Reviews!

  • By Wendi on 10-17-16

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Overall a good story, but very predictable. I hated the music that someone thought would be a good idea to place at random spots about 3/4 of the way through. The narration was good.