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  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,059
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,045

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Up in the Air

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-18

Listen to this book

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

This is an AMAZING book. A story woven around great characters kept me listening for hours on end.

  • Breaking Free

  • How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs
  • By: Rachel Jeffs
  • Narrated by: Rachel Jeffs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 520

In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart breaking addition to the FLDS cult story

  • By blueskies982 on 12-10-17

Really boring

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

If you’re super duper interested in the daily life of an FLDS woman then you might be interested. Otherwise it is really just mind numbingly inane. Read Escape by Carolyn Jessop or The Witness Wore Red by Rebecca Musser. There are actually interesting things that happen. And the narration is horrible. I️ don’t think I️ am going to ask for my credit to be refunded because I️ did listen to the entire thing somehow, but I’d skip this one if I️ were you.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Summit Lake

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,716
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,719

Some places seem too beautiful to be touched by horror. Summit Lake, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is that kind of place, with charming stilt houses dotted along the pristine water. But two weeks ago, Becca Eckersley, a first-year law student, was brutally murdered in one of those houses. The daughter of a powerful attorney, Becca was hard-working, accomplished, and ambitious. Now, while the town reels with grief and shocked residents gather to share their theories, the police are baffled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very sad ending to a promising young life...

  • By shelley on 09-13-17

Awful. Cliche. Annoying.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Rich kids of instagram talk about acceptance to Ivy League law schools. Really annoying Drama happens. Predictable ending. If you want an eye rolling not so whodunit this book is for you. Otherwise skip.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Say You're Sorry

  • Morgan Dane, Book 1
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,180

After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she's finally found peace and a promising career opportunity - until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Trite, tired dialogue

  • By C. Owley on 06-17-17

Boring and cliche

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

Boring and cliche. I have no idea how anyone can be "riveted" by this book. So many eye rolling moments I finally had to turn it off. Glad I have the great listen guarantee.

  • Accidents of Marriage

  • By: Randy Susan Meyers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 268

Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children. Years ago, she fell in love with Ben, a public defender, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he's lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids - which works to keep a fragile peace - until the rainy day when they're together in the car and Ben's volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Is Not Always Enough

  • By Pamela Dale Foster on 11-08-14

Awful

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Not going to finish. The most boring book I've listened to in a long time. Narration ok but the story is just tedious and aimless.

  • The Polygamist’s Daughter

  • A Memoir
  • By: Anna LeBaron, Leslie Wilson - contributor
  • Narrated by: Anna LeBaron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 301

"My father had more than 50 children." So begins the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. With her father wanted by the FBI for killing anyone who tried to leave his cult - a radical branch of Mormonism - Anna and her siblings were constantly on the run with the other sister-wives. Often starving and always desperate, the children lived in terror. Even though there were dozens of them together, Anna always felt alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Rachel Bruce on 06-05-17

Boring story

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Nothing really happens in this story. After reading "the witness wore red" and "escape" this is a real snore fest. I zoned out multiple times. Skip this one and read one of the other two instead. Just because someone happens to be born into a polygamist family doesn't necessarily mean they deserve a book deal.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Other Child

  • By: Lucy Atkins
  • Narrated by: Katharine Mangold
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Thirty-nine-year-old British photographer and single mom Tess has a good life that revolves around her nine-year-old son, Joe, and her thriving career. Things look even better when she meets Greg, a charismatic American pediatric heart surgeon, on a photo shoot. The two of them are instantly attracted to each other, and it isn't long before they get married.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By katherine Powell on 09-09-16

Just not that great

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

Kept me interested the whole time but the story was really anti-climatic and ending was not good. Too bad because it laid the foundation for a great story. I'd suggest skipping this one.

  • Everything You Want Me to Be

  • A Thriller
  • By: Mindy Mejia
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Thorburn, John Moraitis, Jeff Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she's found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small-town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story with One Terrible Narrator

  • By Molly on 01-05-17

Really great!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

Kept me interested and guessing the entire way through. Complex characters about whom I'd like to learn more. A modern take on an old story. Narration is just ok- not the greatest. IMO doesn't detract from the listening experience though.

  • The Marriage Lie

  • By: Kimberly Belle
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,223

Iris and Will have been married for seven years, and their marriage is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Florida, Iris' happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board, and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. Grief stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? What is in Seattle? And what else had he lied about?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • W.....T......F..... Seriously....?!

  • By Wendi on 09-07-17

Meh. Pretty run of the mill

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

Meh. Not a bad book but nothing groundbreaking. Regular "double life" story with frankly unsatisfying tie ins.

  • Not Forgotten

  • The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea
  • By: Kenneth Bae, Mark Tabb
  • Narrated by: Wayne Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Not Forgotten is a modern story of intrigue, suspense, and heart. Driven by his passion to help the people of North Korea, Bae moves to neighboring China to lead guided tours into the secretive nation. Six years later, after 18 successful excursions in and out of the country, Ken is suddenly stopped at the border: He inadvertently brought his hard drive, which reveals the true nature of his visits, to customs. He is arrested, brought to Pyongyang for further questioning, and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. His crime? Attempting to overthrow the North Korean government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, narration wasn't well suited to it.

  • By CJrMom on 10-25-16

Too much religion- ruining the story

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

I am about a quarter of the way in and I don't know if I can continue to listen. I want the story of his time in North Korea, NOT never ending bible verses. I get he's a faithful guy but so far this seems like an attempt at indoctrination of the reader into Christianity. I hope we start to get more story and less bible but if not I will ask my credit to be refunded.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful