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  • Not Our Kind

  • A Novel
  • By: Kitty Zeldis
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

One rainy morning in June, two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Their encounter seems fated: Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia’s difficult 13-year-old daughter Margaux, recovering from polio, needs a private tutor. Though she feels out of place in the Bellamys’ rarefied and elegant Park Avenue milieu, Eleanor forms an instant bond with Margaux. Soon the idealistic young woman is filling the bright young girl’s mind with Shakespeare and Latin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters

  • By Barb on 11-13-18

I wanted to love it

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I was very excited about this book a very good friend recommended it.
I really enjoyed parts of the book but something was missing and at the end I couldn’t wait for it to be over.
I really enjoyed the writing style .

  • The Black Widower

  • A Beautiful Doctor, Her Seemingly Perfect Husband and a Chilling Death
  • By: Michael Fleeman
  • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

She was his second wife - to die. Coming off a failed marriage, a beautiful woman named Toni joined an online dating site hoping to find true and lasting love. Harold Henthorn seemed like her dream come true, a handsome man who said he had “[A] heart for others”. Only weeks after meeting, they were wed. But Toni's family began noticing Harold's dark side, especially his controlling nature, which Toni didn't seem to mind. Until she met her end at the bottom of a ravine. Was he a grieving husband - or a black widower? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great audiobook. narrator is addictive

  • By Lisa Taylor on 08-17-18

Methodical killer

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Oh wow this person was walking the planet collecting his victims , how revolting .
Those women were so much alike.
He got what he deserved .

  • Edgar and Lucy

  • A Novel
  • By: Victor Lodato
  • Narrated by: Victor Lodato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Eight-year-old Edgar Fini's loyalty is torn between the two women in his life. There's his mother, Lucy, who, though she has moments where she loves him, mostly disappears at night with her various "suitors". And then there's his grandmother, Florence, who dotes on him to the point where she is at a loss when he isn't around. Since his father's suicide, Florence and Edgar's relationship has become obsessive, each fully dependent on the other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story almost ruined by narrator

  • By Robert L. Brandon on 05-18-17

Well done

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I really enjoyed the book. The story was unique with a few different twist .
I became very attached to Lucy and Edgar I was almost over protective taught them and then at times so frustrated regarding time issues.
I don’t want to give away any part of the book .
So I’m being extremely vague.
Overall I loved the book.

  • Lie to Me

  • By: J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson, Saskia Maarleveld, Sarah Naughton, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,008

Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her. Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family, and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp Psychological Thriller - 4 Amazing Narrators

  • By Erryn Barratt on 09-07-17

You will be on the edge of your seat

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

I really enjoyed this book. So many twist and turns
I was always on the edge of my seat.
The book had it all.
I recommend this book a fun read .

  • A Town Like Alice

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157

Eight hundred women and children begin a 1,200-mile journey on foot across Japanese-occupied Malaya. At journey’s end, only 30 will still be alive. This is the story of one woman, of her ordeal, and of how she was saved by the sacrifice of an Australian soldier. It is a story of rare individual courage in the face of certain death, and hope in the face of despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic and still entertaining

  • By John S on 05-13-14

My favorite

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Oh my goodness what a wonderful book.
Every night I couldn't wait to take my make up off and listen to this book.
Sometimes it would take me an hour because I stayed in my dressing room just listening and enjoying every word written.
One of the best.

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,269

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

Strange

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

This was very strange I was totally surprised at the end. I was very disappointed in this book.

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