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  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,859

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

A Moriarity Classic

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Liane Moriarity has such great complexity in her stories with many intertwining characters. This one was no exception. In this story she asks questions about what people will do when facing impossible moral dilemnas. We often look at these things from the outside and immediately claim what we would do, but when it really happens to you, you realize how much more complicated it reality is.

  • One Day in December

  • A Novel
  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,747
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,246

Laurie is sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces her new boyfriend: the man from the bus.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's Not Romantic, Not Joyous, and Not for Me

  • By D. Fields on 12-01-18

Sweet but frustrating story!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

Yes, this was a romance story but not as simple as you think. What these two characters had to go through to get to the right place was just crazy. I enjoyed the characters, the storyline and the bits of romance through out. I did get a little bored with the constant lengthy obstacles, however. A little less of that and it would have been almost perfect

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,322

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

A Very Entertaining Listen!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I truly enjoyed this book. I loved the fact that it made me laugh while still taking on some serious topics. I personally related to Madeline's situation with her daughter. I can't say I related to the kindergarten politics as I never really cared enough about that stuff, but I know some of that does exist. I also love the way the book was written going back and forth from the dramatic event to the past to uncover slowly what lead to those critical moments.

  • Just After Midnight

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling from her mother’s sudden and suspicious death. While Sarah’s grandmother scrambles to get custody, Faith is charged with spiriting the girl away on a journey that will restore her hope: Sarah implores Faith to take her to Falkner’s Midnight Sun, the prized black mare that her father sold out from under her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Aaron W.C. on 12-06-18

Narration weakens the book

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

I almost gave up on this story because the narration was so bad in some places. It is very odd because most of the characters are fine but Sarah and Faith have often very stilted and unnatural speaking. The narrator sounds like she is trying to over-enunciate the words when she is in Faith's character and Sarah sounds like someone who very quickly reading lines with no emotion. But other characters were fine. It was just very odd. The story itself was pretty good but sometimes the language was a bit formulaic and drew attention to itself. I stuck with the book because I just needed a book to fill time and I liked Catherine's other books, but I have to say I was disappointed in this one. Maybe I would have rated it higher if I had read the paperback, but the audio kind of kills this one.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,368

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Wow! Powerful story based on true events.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

The practices of Georgia Tann and her associates were atrocious! As a Native American it reminds me of the way the US govt stole our babies and 'adopted them out' to white families in order to de-Indianize them. I cant imagine what callousness it would take to do this to children and their parents!!

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61,496
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56,144
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,824

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

  • By Richard Sullivan on 12-22-18

I learned so much!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I really knew very little about Michelle Obama before reading this book. She is an amazing woman who had an amazing journey to the White House I was fascinated by all of the inside stories of life as the first family, about Barack from Michelle's perspective and Michelle's feelings about racism in America. I am now a true fan of hers and hope this book inspires many people to tell their own stories.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,887
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,850

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 🌬🌥☁️🌦Fun, Fluffy, and Forgettable🍭🍬🍭

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-03-19

More fun than I expected

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

A great story with great characters and enough intrigue to keep you a bit off balance. It starts out as a regular tale of people heading off to a health resort and then turns into something much more! The narration was also top notch so an all around great listen!

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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,479

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Amazing tale of perseverance

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Where the Crawdads Sing is a tale of a little girl who is forced to learn independence way too early. Those around her so selfishly and mindlessly leave her to figure out the world by herself. The book does a great job exploring what this kind of abandonment and isolation can do to a person and what kind of ways they manage it. The story is a long and interesting one full of intrigue and mystery and it will keep you going until the very end. The only slight distraction for me in the book is that the characters all sounded the same. It was difficult and confusing at times to distinguish who was talking because all of the women sounded alike and all of the men sounded alike.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,054

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Difficult but important read.....

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This book is so hard to read as it sheds light on how much chaos our country is being run on today. Normally we may not like a certain president but never before have we had to actually fear one. This book demonstrates the lengths some in the White House have to go just to keep Trump from driving the country off of a cliff. It clearly demonstrates that Trump is not fit for this high office and certainly should not be left alone with 'the button' in his proximity. Its not a pleasant read in terms of the scary facts brought forth, but it is a necessary one!

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,779

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Great storytelling!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Winter Garden is such a well written story full of great characters. The author tells a marvelous story about a mother who was cold and distant and her daughters who didn't understand what they had done to deserve it. Oddly enough it was through a loss and a fairy tale that the answers come forth. Its a beautifully deep and often tragic struggle for love and understanding.