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  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,075
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,072

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sum is greater than its parts.

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-06-18

Scooby-Doo?

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I bought this book because the reviews were so good. This book was not scary. It was a little convoluted and mostly boring. In the last 20 minutes or so it gets explained like an episode of Scooby-Doo for adults. I would not recommend it.

  • When You Find Me

  • By: P. J. Vernon
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Visiting her family's South Carolina estate, socialite Gray Godfrey wakes from a night out to an empty bed. Her husband, Paul, is gone, and a thrashing hangover has wiped her memory clean. At first, she's relieved for the break from her tumultuous marriage; perhaps Paul just needed some space. But when his car is found abandoned on the highway, Gray must face the truth: Paul is gone. And Gray may not want him found. Her life is unraveling. When a stranger named Annie calls claiming to know Paul's whereabouts, Gray reluctantly accepts her help. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening!

  • By TiredinPittsburgh on 10-11-18

Blah

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Odd & convoluted with too many sub themes. Is it about mental illness? Alcoholism? Race? Sisterly betrayal? Fraught mother daughter relationships? Marriage? Politics? Religion? S&M? Corrupt law enforcement? Yes & I didn’t even list everything. It leaves behind an underdeveloped & underwhelming story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Little Lies

  • A Novel
  • By: Caz Frear
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Cat Kinsella overcame a troubled childhood to become a detective constable. When she’s called to the scene of a murder, not far from the pub her estranged father still runs, she discovers that Alice Lapaine is dead. Cat and her team suspect Alice’s husband, until she receives a phone call that links the victim to Maryanne Doyle, a teenage girl who went missing in Ireland 18 years earlier. The call raises uneasy memories for Cat. Though she was only a child, Cat knew that her father wasn’t telling the truth when he denied knowing anything about Maryanne or her disappearance.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book this year

  • By Jennifer Nelson on 08-16-18

Boring

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I seem to be on a losing streak lately, in it for the long haul with long, go nowhere stories. I don’t know if was the delivery (lackluster narrator) or the storyline itself, but I just didn’t care. 15 hours of boredom. It’s too late for me, but if you have a choice, don’t waste your credit on this one.

  • Three Little Lies

  • By: Laura Marshall
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Now 30, Ellen and Sasha are still entwined in each other's lives and sharing a flat in London. When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. She has gone missing like this before, and the police won't take it seriously, but long-buried events in their shared past mean Ellen has good reason to be frightened - not only for Sasha, but also for herself. Finding out the truth about what really happened on New Year's Eve 12 years ago puts Ellen in terrible danger and forces her to confront not only the past, but how well she really knows her best friend. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow and predictable

  • By Anonymous User on 10-24-18

I’d be lying if I said it was good...

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This story never really takes off, but rather lingers. Characters are not at all interesting, lack development. The “twist” is predictable. So many better stories in this genre. Skip this one.

  • The Party

  • By: Lisa Hall
  • Narrated by: Georgia Macguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

It was just a party. But it turned into a nightmare. When Rachel wakes up in a strange room the morning after a neighbour’s party, she has no memory of what happened the night before. Why did her husband leave her alone at the party? Did they row? Why are Rachel’s arms so bruised? And why are her neighbours and friends so vague about what really happened?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely boring and predictable

  • By Frank on 12-20-18

Don’t waste a credit

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Main character was an aromatherapist, which doesn’t really factor into the story other than the irony that this book stinks! Boring & predictable. Guessed the “villain” very early on in the story. The main character also had insomnia—she should’ve read this book! So many better options in this genre. Skip this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How It Happened

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Christine Lakin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 397

 Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Judge a book by it's cover!

  • By shelley on 05-16-18

Pretty boring

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Two main issues w/ this book:
The story was boring. It plodded along. If I hadn’t just returned 2 books, I would’ve dumped this one. It was tedious & the characters uninteresting. They were always exactly as described. No depth.
My 2nd issue was w/ the narrator. If you aren’t from New England, please don’t attempt our accent. It is tortuous to listen to. You are t good at it, so just read the book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Widow

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,267

Elementary school teacher Jacqueline "Jacks" Morales's marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable, familiar. Or at least she thought it was...until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn't alone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dirge For A Marriage

  • By Leslie on 07-27-17

Awful

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

That should be enough, but honestly, just awful. The characters were lame (made worse by a sickening narrator-ugh, that voice). Thank goodness I was able to return it for credit. Someone should have thrown this manuscript off of a cliff on the road to Hana.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Choice

  • By: Jake Cross
  • Narrated by: Alison Garner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 18

On a wet road in the black of night, Karl Seabury is driving home to his pregnant wife. Suddenly, caught in his headlights in the middle of the road is a woman shaking with fright. The woman says her name is Liz Smith, that her home was attacked, and that she was the only one to escape. In a split-second decision, Karl decides to help her to safety. But Liz is hiding a dark secret, and now, his good deed has put his family in terrible danger....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t buy this book

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-19-18

Boring

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

The real choice, the one I wish I made, is don’t bother. It wasn’t worth the credit. Dragged & dragged with a boring conclusion. I think the wife sat in the car for the entire finale.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guilty Innocence

  • By: Maggie James
  • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

When Natalie snoops through her boyfriend's possessions, she finds more than she bargained for - Mark was once convicted of a brutal killing. However, he was not the only person sentenced for the murder of two-year-old Abby Morgan. The violent and twisted Adam Campbell was also convicted...and Mark knows more about the murder than he will admit. Can Mark ever break free from Adam and his past?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth your time

  • By NJS on 02-23-18

Not worth your time

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Sappy characters. Boring story. Should’ve been a 1st draft. Never became the story it aspires to be. Returned it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Sister

  • By: Sam Carrington
  • Narrated by: Rachael Louise Miller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

The gripping new thriller from the best-selling author of Saving Sophie. Stephanie is scared for her life. Her psychologist, Connie Summers, wants to help her face her fears, but Connie will never really understand her. Stephanie's past has been wiped away for her own protection. Stephanie isn't even her real name. But then, Dr Summers isn't Connie's real name either. And that's not all the women have in common.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth your time/credit

  • By NJS on 02-03-18

Not worth your time/credit

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Simpering narrator voice tells the story for annoying characters in a convoluted story. This book is amateurish.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful