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  • The Ruined Wife

  • A Psychological Thriller
  • By: Marin Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Piper Goodeve
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

Alastair has found the perfect partner in husband Steven. Together they've built a successful life, had a beautiful child, and still behave like newlyweds long since the day he carried her over the threshold. But all of that changes in an instant thanks to a thoughtless deed that has lifelong repercussions. With secrets bubbling to the surface, the pair find their American dream life suddenly in jeopardy, and neither one of them are willing to let go at any cost.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • could not finish!

  • By Maureen D. on 01-30-19

Engrossing!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Thoroughly enjoyed The Ruined Wife. I found myself emphasizing with the characters. I liked how the format changed and the reader ended up seeing both points of view. It made me stop and think—how one can be wrong just jumping to conclusions. I recommend

  • Bring Me Back

  • A Novel
  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hely, Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,600
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,496
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,493

Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone - never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is something happening here?

  • By Cassandra on 06-27-18

It surprised me!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I thought I had this figured out twice. I did not. Now I must admit I figured it out about 3/4 of the way through—but that was after B.A. Paris had the main character come to the conclusion I reached and found out he was wrong. Recommend

  • 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 9,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,982

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

Thoroughly enjoyed!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

I kept cleaning so I had an excuse to keep listening. I figured whodunnit early on--but that did not extract from the enjoyment. There were multiple secondary mysteries that did come as a surprise--this is a very well written book and I recommend it enthusiastically

  • The Chase

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,871

A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Opener to Cussler's Isaac Bell Series

  • By ftmgal on 04-05-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Enjoyed the book. I found the The earthquake so interesting. I know and love the area and am always reading about the quake.
Well done
Scott Brick brought the story to life
What a voice

  • Drawn

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir, Paul Boehmer, Christian Rummel, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 360

In Drawn, a mysterious little boy has begun appearing in the paintings of an artist who can't remember ever actually seeing him. A partially blind, disfigured agoraphobic who suffers crippling panic attacks if he even tries to leave his apartment is forced out by an unseen entity. A lonely widower begins to suffer terrifying nightmares that his long-missing, presumed-dead son is still alive and in mortal danger. A young runaway realizes that a man he thought was his traveling companion is actually his captor...and a predator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This novel is a first for me!

  • By Wayne on 06-11-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

Drawn is a curious mix of early Koontz and Mitch Albom. The full cast narration was wonderful (Rudnicki is a personal favorite). It is my second Hankins book and I'm officially a fan.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Program

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

In this powerful follow-up to his action-packed thriller The Kill Clause, Gregg Hurwitz ratchets up the excitement with another page-turner featuring Tim Rackley, a lawman motivated by honor, morality, and justice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged

  • By Harriet on 04-05-15

Abridged

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

The storyline is very good but the abridgment leaves something to be desired. Much is lost in the translation. It was confusing-especially between the last two chapters.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Wreckage

  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,230

Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she's been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can't tell the real story--so they lie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It wasn't a badly written book, but...

  • By T. L. Walker on 03-06-15

Held my attention

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

Reviewed: 03-07-15

A solid first novel. Interesting concept. I figured it out pretty early but that did not detract from the story. I enjoyed the way it moved from present day to the past and back again as a means to explain the storyline. The listener gets hints all the way through. I did have a difficult time suspending disbelief when it came to the extreme aggressiveness of the interview. It was more like a police interrogation with the amount of hostility. I may be naive, but I did not buy it. Again, it did not distract.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Compound

  • By: S. A. Bodeen
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out. He won't let them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Compound

  • By Leslie on 04-17-14

Excellent Thanks

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

Reviewed: 01-23-15

I have 2 junk filled rooms cleaned beautifully because I was so entertained
Thanks
Now I need the next book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Testing

  • The Testing, Book 1
  • By: Joelle Charbonneau
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849

The story in which a 16-year-old is chosen by her government to undergo The Testing, which decides if she gets to go to The University. The University is for the country’s best and brightest teens and puts the rebuilding and future leadership of the United Commowealth in their hands. During The Testing, extreme psychological and physical trials pit them against one another to determine which teens have what it takes to become a leader.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is ruining this for me

  • By Robin on 03-30-14

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-13

A very engaging story. Well written and well read. It is reminiscent of the Hunger Games series and the Divergent series in theme and tone but stands very well on its own. The characters are well developed. I highly recommend this book. I will definitely purchase the next in the series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Spirit Clearing

  • A Michael Talbot Adventure
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spiritually deep and moving

  • By Amanda H. on 01-28-13

Mark Tufo does not disappoint!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-13

Prequel to my favorite zombie series that is as entertaining as the Zombie Fallout series. I am going to the Indian hill series next as he has not disappointed me yet. If you love rampant sarcasm, quick one liners all mixed with some drama this book is for you too!!
This book is pure entertainment at its finest. It's not going to solve world hunger or bring any epiphanies about world peace,but if you are looking to laugh and cry and get attached to characters this book is a winner.

I could not put The Spirit Clearing aside--and I did not want to do anything while I was listening for fear I would miss something, a sarcastic remark or a pivotal moment. This also resolves several question that were left hanging in the zombie fallout series. I am going to listen to them again as this reminded me how much I enjoyed them the first go round!

I went to Mark Tufo's website and I get the definite impression that he channels Mike Talbot..

2 of 3 people found this review helpful