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  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,703
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,158
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,050

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

So appropriately titled...

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

When we all strive to hear the story that we were told about from corrupt sources, when we strive to listen to the voices of the human condition, we shall begin to know peace.

Bravo to Ms Thomas!!!
Excellent narration by Ms Turpin!!!

Now I can see the movie but I know that my version of the characters, especially dearest Star will be better!
They usually distort the story.

  • The Book Club

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Beware: Title Is Deceptive !!

  • By Fran Foster on 02-07-16

Yay!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Gosh, I did love this story. Cover to cover (so to speak😉)
I loved and cheered in the characters. They became my friends along the way.
I will now explore other treasures by Mary Alice Monroe. Also, I found the narration by Deanna Hurst to be as natural as my inner voice when I read rather than listen. Bravo!!!

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,803

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect title especially for the audio format!

  • By Abby R. on 03-05-13

An excellent story from the consummate storyteller

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Heart wrenching and uplifting. A chronicle of the human experience. As always, Ms Jodi always gives unpredictable twists, just like real life. Bravo!!!!

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  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,365

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Read or listen to this book!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

This book is Karen Slaughter at her finest!!!
Unfortunately, I am listening to it’s prequel and could hardly recognize the characters. Which one had sustained a traumatic injury to her logic and thought processes???
Can anyone say that they would have swallowed that “Bambi” performance?
No worries, Ms Slaughter. I had to voice my humble opinion but I will continue to read all of your work. You are truly a terrific story teller.

  • The Silent Corner

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,520

"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense, well-written

  • By Townsend on 10-19-17

Just not what I expected from Dean Koontz...

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

Not a bad story but it became tedious...
Just not a usual Koontz , edge of your chair story.

  • All Is Not Forgotten

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 641

It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable but i will try...

  • By Brooklyn girl on 06-17-17

Indescribable but i will try...

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

This is the type of story that one would like to share in a book club with others who have already experienced its power.

This story is so multifaceted and complex. The people involved are so.... human.

The emotions that it evoked in me completely ran the gamut between despair, Fury, empathy, forgiveness, and love.

Needless to say, Wendy Walker explored a territory which was very in-depth. She could have settled for simplistic and shallow. She could have given it a "happy ending" but instead she achieved a good ending. She could have given it heroes and demons. She did none of those things and this is what makes this book great!

I now have a new favorite writer. I also found a hero of a narrator in Dylan Baker,as he set the tone which was perfection.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,075

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

One of the best from one of the best⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

I cannot express adequately how much I enjoyed this story. The characters were so real. I believe that the excellent writing and the beautiful narration by Ms Whelan make for an amazing team!!!

Thank you yet again, Ms Roberts. I honestly haven't a clue how one brain could produce soooo much art.

  • Oil and Marble

  • A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
  • By: Stephanie Storey
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831

From 1501 to 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome 50-year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-20s, desperate to make a name for himself. Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Storytelling

  • By J Kennedy on 10-02-16

It certainly makes you think!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

I thoroughly enjoyed Ms Storey's novel.
I love to hear stories about masters of art in manners that bring them from the pedestals to their human levels.
Terrific narration by Mr Ochlan!

  • The Alibi

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Dennis Redfield
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

With sensitivity and insight into the human condition, Sandra Brown creates a forceful psychological portrait of a man in moral turmoil, who must make difficult choices betweenn his personal passions and the demands of his conscience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great work by a master storyteller

  • By Erik Fosshage on 05-29-03

Excellent mystery!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

I really enjoyed this story! Mr Redfield's narration was a perfect tone which remained true and not a parody of accents or female voices. Ms Brown, as always kept me in suspense and gave the surprise ending, which she does with aplomb. Bravo!!!

  • The Pact

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

The Hartes and the Golds have been neighbors for 18 years and are very close. So when Chris and Emily's friendship reaches the next level, nobody is surprised. Then one night, the hospital calls. Seventeen-year-old Emily is dead - shot in the head by a gun Chris took from his father's cabinet. One bullet remains in the chamber, and Chris tells of his suicide pact with Emily. But the police have questions, and soon Chris is on trial for murder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A little less drama, a lot more substance, please

  • By Karen on 02-02-08

Excellent!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

I don't quite understand how a story could make me so cry so much and I was still sad when it finished. Ms Picoult expresses her characters' feelings so realistically. The narration from Mr Guidall is once again superb!

I highly recommend this story but be prepared to cry. 😉