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Wallingford, CT, United States
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  • Love You More

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Katie MacNichol
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,497

One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you guessing all the way through!

  • By Molly on 03-17-11

Maybe it's me.....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-11

I read the reviews and downloaded this book thinking I would truly enjoy it. For me it was the most ridiculous story line I ever read. I listened to the whole thing because it was interesting that an author could make such a attempt at keeping things straight and make it seem possible. Not a winner for me...

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Unbearable Lightness

  • A Story of Loss and Gain
  • By: Portia de Rossi
  • Narrated by: Portia de Rossi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

In this searing, unflinchingly honest book, Portia de Rossi captures the complex emotional truth of what it is like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action. She recounts the elaborate rituals around eating that came to dominate hours of every day, from keeping her daily calorie intake below 300 to eating precisely measured amounts of food out of specific bowls and only with certain utensils. When this wasn’t enough, she resorted to purging and compulsive physical exercise, driving her body and spirit to the breaking point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Sad

  • By Dawn on 11-13-10

Be prepared for the ride of your life............

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-11

One of the most books written with courage and honesty. It touches anyone with an eating disorder and during the listen, I could feel my heart pound with the words of Portia's illness and how much of her everyday life it took from her. My mind could not wrap around the pain and energy it took to keep her 'eating' under control. I wish this woman all the best on her journey to recovery. A+

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Confession

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,065

An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I confess, I loved it!

  • By Suzn F on 11-01-10

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-10

This book was great start to finish, it was a nail biting roller coaster of a story...I could not stop listening and would take my player everywhere with me so I can keep listening. Gives a good look at our judicial system, and moreover the politics involved when egos get in the way of the truth. A+

  • Too Late to Say Goodbye

  • A True Story of Murder and Betrayal
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Jenn Corbin appeared to have it all: two dear little boys, a posh home in one of the upscale suburbs of Atlanta, expensive cars, a plush houseboat, and a husband, Dr. Bart Corbin, a successful dentist, who was tall, handsome, and brilliant. But gradually their seemingly idyllic life together began to crumble. Bart was distraught and Jenn seemed disenchanted. Then, just a few weeks before Christmas 2004, Jenn was found dead with a bullet in her head, an apparent suicide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ann's usual fare

  • By Suze Weinberg on 09-01-07

Another Murder Story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-08

I am sad to say that though this book was good, it was just another man murdering his wife rather than get a divorce. It held my interest, but I cannot say I was at the edge of my seat. Good book when walking my dog.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond Bad

  • By: Sandra Lee
  • Narrated by: Kate Hood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Here is the shocking, true story of Australia's most horrific crime. Katherine Knight showed no mercy when she butchered her lover in a crime that put her behind bars in an Australian prison for a record life sentence. Knight, a 44-year-old abattoir worker, had stabbed father-of-three John Price 37 times, skinned his body, cooked his head, and served him up as a meal for his children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Boy....

  • By Vikki on 07-02-07

WHOA!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-08

This story was so unbelieveable that I could not stop listening to it. Just when you thought you heard everything evil, this takes the cake! Not for the weak stomach.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Lucky

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alice Sebold
  • Narrated by: Alice Sebold
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold ( The Lovely Bones) reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an 18-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold's indomitable spirit - as she struggles for understanding; as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker's arrest and conviction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK! Really bad narrating.

  • By Kelleefornia on 03-10-15

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-08

Extremely brave and so well written. Sebold is amazing.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Switching Time

  • A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities
  • By: Richard Baer M.D.
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Switching Time is the first story centering on multiple personality disorder to be told by the treating physician. It is the incredible saga of a young woman stranded in unimaginable darkness who, in order to survive, created 17 different versions of herself. One by one, Karen's "alters" began showing themselves: men, women, young boys, a toddler, black, white, vicious, nurturing, prim, licentious. And their "stepping out" confronted Baer with the challenge of a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't help myself

  • By Tech Nut on 12-31-07

Mind Blowing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-07

I grew up with Three Faces of Eve and as a child I never really understood what multiple personality disorder meant. This book was one I could not stop listening to. The most amazing patient-doctor journey that takes this woman to the light at the end of the tunnel. The reader was so good that I actually felt I knew each personality and as Karen became more 'whole' I cried when each of the alters had to be integrated into this woman in order for her to become who she was meant to be. Amazing simply amazing a must listen. A++

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Almost Moon

  • A Novel
  • By: Alice Sebold
  • Narrated by: Joan Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108

For years Helen Knightly has given her life to others - to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband, and grown children. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined. Unfolding over the next 24 hours, this searing, fast-paced audiobook explores the complex ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion, and the line between love and hate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Pamela Harvey on 10-26-07

luvs2listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-07

Amazing listen. The reader, wonderful. Sad story but in fact touches all of us in some way. Trying to understand what makes us tick, maybe not in the way of the story but in what makes us who we really are. Excellent book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    97 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Breath, Eyes, Memory

  • By: Edwidge Danticat
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Twelve-year-old Sophie Caco is removed from her impoverished Haitian village and sent to live in New York with her mother, a woman she barely knows. There she learns about a terrible truth that shadows her family. With the Oprah's Book Club Selection Breath, Eyes, Memory, Danticat contemplates the paradoxical coexistence of sublime beauty and terrible suffering in her homeland.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story but narrator ruined it for me

  • By Ann on 07-29-12

WHAT?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-07

This was a good book, but it jumped around a bit from one point of the woman's life to another. I had to rewind a few times to get to where I could understand what part of the woman's life I was in. A bit confusing.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Tearing Down the Wall of Sound

  • The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector
  • By: Mick Brown
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Phil Spector, born in the Bronx in 1940, grew up an outsider despised by his peers. But he formed a band, and had a number-one hit with "To Know Him Is to Love Him". He quickly became the top producer of early rock and roll and the originator of such girl groups as the Ronettes. Hit followed hit, and for all of them he used a new recording style called the "wall of sound". But the reign of the boy-man who owned pop music was doomed, and Spector spiraled into paranoid isolation and peculiar behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Descent Into Madness

  • By Chris on 06-11-12

luvs2listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-07

Excellent to know this screwball's background. I enjoyed every minute of it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful