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Ann Arbor, MI, United States
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  • Rosato & DiNunzio Series, Book 6
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726

When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent legal thriller in a wonderful series

  • By Wayne on 11-09-18

A good listen!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Have been avoiding digging into a book that's part of a series because I always feel like I should begin at the beginning.

However I am glad I chose this book. It was a complete story. if there were references to past stories I didn't know it.

The storyline was good. the characters were likeable. The narrator was wonderful.

I am going back to the beginning of the series.

I am hooked.

  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,981
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,650

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

Pretty Good!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Good story. Held my attention. Figured it out in the 4th quarter of the book, which is pretty good. Excellent narrating. Worth the credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ex

  • A Novel
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,691

Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ex: cellent

  • By Lady S. on 04-29-17

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

My socks weren't knocked off. But it held my interest. Diidn't figure it out until very close to the end. Very well narrated. Worth the credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,267

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Spellbinding!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

It started off slowly. But I am so glad I stuck with it. I couldn't figure it out until almost midway through if not even further along. That makes for a very intriguing story. I will look for more books by this author. very much worth the credit.

  • After Anna

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,108

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So Terrible.......

  • By Pam on 06-07-18

A Page Turner.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Loved it. It kept my interest until the very end. Wasn't able to guess the ending. I highly recommend it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,121

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start - he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit - a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind Worth Killing - A Book Worth Getting

  • By AudioAddict on 08-23-15

Couldn't Stop Listening

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

Great narration. Good story. Reminded me of one of the classic thrillers. Found myself being sympathetic to the psychopathic killer. That has never happened before. This book was really well written. I highly recommend it.

  • Lying on the Couch

  • A Novel
  • By: Irvin D. Yalom
  • Narrated by: Tony Pasqualini
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 657

Exposing the many lies told on and off the psychoanalyst's couch, Lying on the Couch gives listeners a tantalizing, almost illicit glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions. Fascinating, engrossing, and relentlessly intelligent, it ultimately moves listeners with a denouement of surprising humanity and redemptive faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh Fun!

  • By Espanolish on 05-11-16

Slow In The Beginning... Awesome

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

Excellent story line. Very believable. I am intrigued by the therapy process. This book didn't disappoint. On to another of his books.

  • Commonwealth

  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,554

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen for Patchett fans

  • By Jeanie M. Phillips on 09-19-16

NOT WORTH THE CREDIT

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

It started extremely slowly and ended with a dud. I chose this for my next book club meeting and really wanted to like it. But there's really nothing to it. I just recently had a member of the club UN-R.S.V.P saying she just couldn't ge tint and that she'd see us the next time.

Were I not hosting the meeting, I'd have stopped listing and would have bowed out of the meeting as well.

What will we discuss?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 61,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,311

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

Not sure why I resisted for so long!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

It kept popping up in recommended books for me. I finally caved. Loved it!

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,877
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,985

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina Anderson on 11-01-16

Excellent & Insightful

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. She wrote from many perspectives. As a black woman, I could relate to Ruth's character. But I was also able to gain insight into the thoughts, beliefs and behaviors of Turk and Kennedy.

The ending was a bit too tidy. But if it wasn't, I'd complain about that too. Ending of great books are always disappointing because you just never want them to end.

I highly recommend it.