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  • Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win

  • By: Jo Piazza
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress. Still reeling from a presidential election that shocked and divided the country, and inspired by the chance to make a difference, she’s left behind her high-powered job in Silicon Valley and returned, with her husband, Max, and their three young daughters, to her downtrodden Pennsylvania hometown to run in the Rust Belt state. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Nicole Wise-Pruitt on 09-17-18

Great Book - but there is one big drawback

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

POSSIBLE SPOILER ABOUT MISSING CHAPTER - The book is a great story and I really enjoyed it until the last chapter. It does not have an ending. Instead of telling us how things turn out, the author comes on and basically says she couldn't decide how to end it and that she wanted to leave it to the reader to contemplate. That was frustrating for me. It is still worth reading and I didn't return it, but I can't say I wasn't disappointed.

  • The Knockoff

  • A Novel
  • By: Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747

When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired "the gray hairs", put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy it Now!

  • By Syddd on 05-24-15

Not for me - Wanted to love it but so whiny

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

The main characters are just too one dimensional for me - ditzy and whiny. I tried three time to get through the whole thing but finally gave up and requested a refund.

  • A Dog's Purpose

  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,642
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,079

A Dog's Purpose - which spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list – is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Dogs Purpose

  • By sara on 02-16-17

Love dogs but just could not make it through this!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

This book, at least the first eleven chapters is written from a puppy's point of view. It reads like a children's book. I tried to make it through, I really did, and I kept hoping a sense of maturity would kick in as the story progressed and the dog got older, but I just couldn't take it anymore after eleven chapters - listening to the dog's reasoning on why he tore up things in the kitchen after being left alone for 22 minutes was the last straw for me. It was cute, but not for hours on end. I am returning this title. Don't think of less of me as I really do love dogs and a good dog story, but this was just too juvenile for me.

  • Let It Go

  • Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
  • By: Peter Walsh
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Sorting through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful process that millions of Americans confront every year. The need to downsize often arises at a momentous life change, whether you're an empty nester or retiree selling your family home, a newlywed blending your households, or cleaning out your parents' property after they've moved into assisted living or passed away. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh knows the difficulty of downsizing firsthand.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mainly about parents home and not your own

  • By A Texan on 06-04-17

Very repetitive and didn't seem insightful

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

I wound up returning because I did not find this book very helpful and it was quite repetitive.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,222

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

I am one of the very few who hated this book

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

I so wanted to like this book. Every one seems to like this book. I listened for four hours and I just couldn't do it anymore. I didn't like these women, One was an alcoholic and the other some type of bi polar narcissist. Maybe they redeem themselves in the book later on, but for the hours I listened, I didn't care what happened to either of them. The mystery couldn't hook me because I had no interest in what happened to either of these self obsessed people. I am returning it knowing that I missed out on the ending of a book so many people found fascinating and wondering what is wrong with me that I just couldn't make it through.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,296

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

I don't understand the great ratings

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

I really wanted to like this book. I put in 2.5 hours hoping it would get better and that I would find a way to like this character and the weird style of the narrative, but I just didn't like it. I really don't understand the great ratings. I must be missing something - maybe it improves with more hours in....

  • The Witch and the Englishman

  • The Witches Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: J.R. Rain
  • Narrated by: Francesca Townes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

On the Psychic Hotline, Allison speaks with an Englishman whose daughter is in big trouble. When Allison meets him, she learns that his daughter has been arrested for a murder she can't remember. Allison also discovers that his hundred-year-old house has a dangerous entity living within...and it's not the first time something bad has happened here. Allison enlists the help of her new friend, Ivy Tanner, a Hollywood actress, to get to the bottom of the haunting of the house on Mockingbird Lane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short But Definitely Sweet

  • By Listen While I Work on 06-13-14

This short book repeats a lot of the first book

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

In an effort to standalone, this short book spends a lot of time repeating the events of the last book and explaining who the main character's friends are and where they come from, etc. So, there isn't actually all that much new story to it. The new story is ok, but it seems like it was almost an afterthought and that the purpose of the book was to reintroduce all the prior characters and introduce one new witch character.

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,985
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,962

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing, but somehow still worth a listen.

  • By Bradford on 03-06-13

Not as well plotted as the other Scalzi books

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

Maybe I am being unfair because I am comparing this to Scalzi's other novels, especially Old Man's War, Agent to the Stars and Lock In, but this one didn't seem as well plotted and I didn't get to know the characters enough to really care about them in the long run. Still entertaining, but it isn't one I would really recommend unless you are particularly interested in Star Trek perhaps. Wheaton is a great narrator, even though the material here wasn't as good as the other Scalzi books he has narrated.

  • The Source

  • Witching Savannah, Book 2
  • By: J. D. Horn
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512

Savannah resident Mercy Taylor may now be in control of the South’s most powerful family of witches, but she’s struggling to master her newfound magic. Pregnant with her first child and still reeling from a heartbreaking betrayal, she just wants to be able to use her supernatural abilities without accidentally destroying dishes or blasting the doors off buildings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold on, it's a rip roaring ride!

  • By MrsT on 06-05-14

Fun story with good narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

I liked this book the best of the series. It was a fun ride is the best way I can explain it. This is relatively light reading, but the characters are well drawn and there is enough humor to keep the macabre in check.

  • The Void

  • Witching Savannah, Book 3
  • By: J. D. Horn
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219

Mercy and her husband, Peter, are happily preparing to welcome baby Colin into their lives. But their excitement quickly becomes overshadowed by a gruesome discovery: someone has scattered severed limbs throughout the city. After a troubling visit from an old foe, Mercy learns dark magic is at play, and someone - or something - wants her and her unborn child out of the picture.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculous ending

  • By Zendegy on 12-23-14

Liked the first two books better, but pretty good

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

This book lost my interest a bit in places, but I wanted to hear the end of the story. I am not sure I liked the ending that much, but the book was still very good and overall I liked the series.