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Blake A Scholefield

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  • Tell Me Lies

  • A Novel
  • By: Carola Lovering
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill, Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 144

Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother, whom she's never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer - new friends, wild parties, stimulating classes. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • HATE IT

  • By Xrystyna on 09-15-18

Kept waiting for it to get better

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

This genre is my jam but this story was not. Lucy was an infuriating main character and so desperately pathetic it was a struggle to follow along at times. There were too many stupid moments that made me roll my eyes. But I recognize it was quality writing by the author to make me feel such strong dislike towards a fictional character so I’m caught at 3 stars

  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,343

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the Story, but...

  • By Lisa N. Haynes on 03-01-18

Infuriatingly good

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

I found myself infuriated and angry at the characters in the book and how they handled themselves at the end of this book. But I suppose that’s a sign of a good book, if it can make you feel something out loud.