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  • Hidden Bodies

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,798

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past 10 years, this 30-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he's heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Approach With Caution, All Ye Who Enter Here

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-25-16

Excellent follow up to "You!"

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Let me start by saying Santino Fontana voice is everything. I loved "You" and "Hidden Bodies" didn't disappoint. A face paced triller that incorporates exotic locations and the absurdities of life in the 21st century. Joe's inner dialogue is wicked smart and awesomely snarky. The performance is so spot on you don't mind that Joe is a sociopath- you root for him and his brilliant observations. I Loved every second of this book and I hope Caroline Kepnes is already working on the next Joe Goldberg book. Joe Knows! 😎

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,696

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting, intriguing, mysterious, and beautiful

  • By Joseph on 12-10-08

Great mystery with excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 02-17-16

A lovely story of family connections that spans 4 generations. Caroline Lee's narration is nuanced, measured and soothing like the voice of a dear and trusted friend. I loved this book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,878
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,890

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

Entertaining thriller that keeps you guessing.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

This was an easy listening, entertaining thriller. I enjoyed the developing, continued partnership of Robin and Cormoran. An unlikely, crime solving duo. Good narration. I enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,751

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

Gratuitously, violently graphic

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

I was excited to listened to this book based on the reviews. I really wish I hadn't. The story arc was good, the narrator was excellent and the pacing kept the story interesting. It had the potential to be an excellent novel but, it was so disturbingly violent it made me wonder if the author was herself psychotic. I have enjoyed hundreds of books within the genre but this is the first time I felt sickened by the overly graphic descriptions of the crimes against the young women in this book. They go beyond story development. It saddens me that a woman would put this kind of material out there giving more ideas to the worst predators of society. Don't waste your credit unless you enjoy the worst degradation, mutilation and abuse of women possible. It makes me sad that a female writer resorts to essentially snuff porn to sell some book. Horrific. There is nothing pretty about this book.

243 of 279 people found this review helpful

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey - into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This audio edition is abridged!

  • By Brent on 08-04-03

Informative and entertaining, a great listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

This is one of my all time favorite audiobooks. I have listened to it at least 10 times and feel like I learn something new every time. The subject matter is complex but it is presented in such a straight forward manner with interesting anecdotal asides and bits of humor that it is easy to understand. Bill Bryson's voice is soothing, like listening to an old friend. I can't recommend this book enough. If you are interested in the world and universe around you, and would like to understand more about its origin and formation but you aren't an astrophysicist this is the book for you. It makes quantum physics entertaining.

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,493
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,280

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

A lighthearted fun listen

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

An interesting book that shed light on the making of Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation from the comedienne's viewpoint. Amy Pohler has a lovely, lively and engaging voice. She seems very likable, but also funny, bawdy and quite fearless. I also enjoyed her guest narrators - they all have unique voices and lent a sense of fun and camaraderie to the audiobook. An entertaining and easy listen.

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    Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    5,049 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Three Wishes

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,049
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,503

In this wise, witty, hilarious new novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their 33rd year, as they struggle to survive their divorced parents' dating each other, their technologically savvy grandmother, a cheating husband, champagne hangovers, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a threesome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bring back Caroline Lee or Tamara Lovatt-Smith

  • By carolyn on 09-07-14

Entertaining listen

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

I really enjoyed "Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty and was looking for something light to listen to on Vacation. This was a fun book and the narration was excellent.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Uninvited Guests

  • A Novel
  • By: Sadie Jones
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75

One late spring evening in 1912, in the kitchens at Sterne, preparations begin for an elegant supper party in honor of Emerald Torrington's twentieth birthday. But only a few miles away, a dreadful accident propels a crowd of mysterious and not altogether savory survivors to seek shelter at the ramshackle manor - and the household is thrown into confusion and mischief. The cook toils over mock turtle soup and a chocolate cake covered with green sugar roses, which the hungry band of visitors is not invited to taste. But nothing, it seems, will go according to plan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And You Think You’re Haunted By Your Past!

  • By Cidney on 11-10-13

Creepy Fun

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

Reviewed: 11-13-12

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved the character of Smudge, the eccentric younger daughter.

What does Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent narator. Her voice brought the book to life.

  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,736
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,729

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

Beautiful and captivating

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

Reviewed: 08-28-12

Who was the most memorable character of Beautiful Ruins and why?

I loved the Italian Innkeeper, Pasquale.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful book.A sweet and interesting story that is beuatifully told. I loved how different eras were seemlessly woven into the narrative. I usually read mysterys or thrillers, but this captured my attention and I was sad when it was over. I wish more books/audio books were like this.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,536

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me...

  • By Kristin on 08-30-12

Fun Beach Read

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

Reviewed: 08-15-12

If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

Great narrator, interesting characters, good dialog. Story was interesting and fresh but turned hokey in the final chapters.

3 of 14 people found this review helpful