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Chicago, IL USA
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  • An Anonymous Girl

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,192

Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking...and what she’s hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Frances Hampton on 01-09-19

Started a little slow, but totally worth it!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I enjoyed this book and the narrators. Around the middle of the book things start to get really interesting.

  • The Castaways

  • A Novel
  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Katie Hale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 309

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not impressed

  • By Joy on 06-29-12

The narrator was awful

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I have read so many of Hilderbrand’s novels (in no particular order) but this one falls short. Both in the story line and the narrator almost makes it impossible to listen to. Would not recommend.

  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 692

Bridget Jones, the iconic character who sold 15 million books worldwide, inspired a major motion picture franchise, and became beloved as a Chardonnay-swilling everywoman, is back in this hotly anticipated third installment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another disappointing sequel.

  • By Alison on 04-20-14

Bridget is back! But narrator is weak..

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

Always love this character. But the narrator was too old sounding for Bridget, sounded more like her mum.

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,280

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting but brutal

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 12-09-12

Nothing like Gone Girl..

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

Had higher hopes for this, almost has to stop in the middle, but finished it out. Didn't care much for any of the characters. No suspense either.

  • Saving Grace

  • By: Jane Green
  • Narrated by: Jane Green
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

Grace and Ted Chapman. Literary power couple. On the surface, they seem to have it all. Beneath, what no one sees, is Ted's rages. His mood swings. And the precarious house of cards that their lifestyle is built upon. When Ted's longtime assistant and mainstay leaves, the house of cards begins to crumble and Grace, with dark secrets in her past, is most vulnerable. To the rescue comes Beth, a new assistant. Someone who will help handle Ted. Soon, though, it's clear to Grace that Beth might be too good to be true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By betsy on 01-13-15

Not the best from Green

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

Very average at best, kept thinking it would be better as it went on and it wasn't. Did finish it, but was sort of happy to move on to something else. Have read most of Green's novels, this is one of the worst.

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  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,245
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,479

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

No suspense as I had hoped

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

The story was just OK, thought it would be much better, more suspense. Seemed to end abruptly and left me not caring very much for any of the characters.