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  • Secrets Between Us: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller

  • By: Valerie Keogh
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

I read each letter slowly to make sure I understand it perfectly, one day very soon it will be a matter of life and death.... At the end of each letter, after signing her name, there is always one final sentence: Don’t forget to burn this letter. I’ll let you decide if I do....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful and predictable

  • By Will wilson on 11-29-18

Very tired story

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

Reviewed: 06-10-19

This story has been done before and done much better. You will know exactly where this story is going and still you will stay because you imagine it will be done in a new and exciting way. But no.

  • Love, Lies and Wedding Cake: The perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Since Faye met her gorgeous Aussie boyfriend Dan, they’ve traveled all over the world to meet in amazing, crazy, and romantic locations. They’ve eaten gateaux in a chateau, chocolate torte in a moonlit port, and even had stolen kisses in a sparkling Christmas market. Neither of them wanted to settle down… until now. When Dan asks Faye to marry him and to move to Australia it throws a real spanner in the works. Faye’s daughter Emma needs her here, so moving to the other side of the world - even for a hunk like Dan - simply isn’t an option. Is it?  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Lead is the pits

  • By SM on 06-04-19

Lead is the pits

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

Reviewed: 06-04-19

I have never disliked a female lead in a novel ever in my life. Although the author wants you to see this individual as a feminist, the way she is so full of immaturity and constant imprinting of her feelings on other women is MADDENING. I am reconvening an injury and therefore had the time to listen to the whole book. However, if I had had anything else going on in my life...I would have quit this book. It was not good.

  • The Hypnotist's Love Story

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,443
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,425

Ellen O’Farrell is a bit unusual. She’s a hypnotherapist. She’s never met her father. And she can’t seem to keep a relationship going. (Okay, that’s more normal that we want to admit.) When Ellen meets Patrick, she’s hopeful nevertheless. But when he says he needs to tell her something, she fears the worst. When Patrick reveals that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him, Ellen thinks, "Is that all?" She’s more intrigued than frightened. She’d love to meet her. What she doesn’t know is that she already has.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a twisted love story...so interesting!

  • By S on 01-23-13

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 05-27-19

It’s another winner by Liane Moriarty. She apparently cannot write a bad character, however I always think it’s funny when there are so many only children in a story, an anecdote I was informed about in a diff LM book. Well done character development and always appreciate the setting of Australians w a mild American obsession. ❤️

  • The High Season

  • A Novel
  • By: Judy Blundell
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 336

No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg - the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year. It's Memorial Day weekend, and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls "the summer bummer": the family's annual exodus to make way for renters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a Book That Wasn't Just About Romance

  • By Jenn on 12-16-18

Ehh

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

Reviewed: 05-25-19

It was alright. I kept waiting for it to be about something. Then I thought it would be Ann Tyler-ish...but still nothing.

  • Life Will Be the Death of Me

  • ...And You Too!
  • By: Chelsea Handler
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,473
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,080
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,053

This funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery features a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw Chelsea Hander

  • By Leslie Snider on 04-14-19

Dang

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

Reviewed: 05-20-19

I was a fan. I watched the shows, I read the book. I got bored. I’m glad she evolved.
She brought me back to being a fan.

  • Next Level Basic

  • The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook
  • By: Stassi Schroeder
  • Narrated by: Stassi Schroeder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

Discover how to embrace your best basic self in this laugh-out-loud funny guide from the breakout star of Bravo’s hit reality show Vanderpump Rules, perfect for fans of the relatable and entertaining books by the Betches and Andi Dorfman.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Okay AF

  • By David Jaskolski on 04-18-19

No Cancer Was Cured

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

Reviewed: 05-18-19

So glad this became an audiobook because I was never going to actually read it. It was a good listen and I was glad to support Stassi.
I love her embracement of Next Level Basic, but I secretly hope she channels this platform into something transformative. Politics maybe.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heads Will Roll

  • By: Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne
  • Narrated by: Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne, Tim Gunn, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,077
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,053

Heads Will Roll is an Audible Original from Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and her cocreator/costar (and real-life sister) Emily Lynne. Produced by Broadway Video, this is not an audiobook - it’s a 10-episode, star-studded audio comedy that features performances from Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Peter Dinklage, Queer Eye’s Fab Five, and so many more.  Please note: This content is not for kids. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More like this please

  • By Anonymous User on 05-03-19

Very good...but no

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

Reviewed: 05-14-19

I have a mixed review. I love audio books. I even loved this series. But it was kinda hard to wrap your brain around it. Maybe it’s my non 50’s brain. I really loved all the familiar voices and the story was pretty funny. The “commercials” were the best. But the concept is just NO.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Feminist

  • Essays
  • By: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,543
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,521

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman ( Sweet Valley High) of color ( The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years ( Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • "I am a mess of contradictions" - RG

  • By Cynthia on 12-27-15

I am now a Bad Feminist

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

Reviewed: 04-27-19

I’ve often struggled w the label of feminist. Roxanne Gay has helped me find a place to be more comfortable. It’s better to be a Bad Feminist than no feminist at all.
But the performance is really bad. Words mispronounced.

  • Copycat

  • By: Alex Lake
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

When an old friend gets in touch, Sarah Havenant discovers that there are two Facebook profiles in her name. One is hers. The other she has never seen. But everything in it is accurate. Photos of her friends, her husband, her kids. Photos from the day before. Photos of her new kitchen. Photos taken inside her house. And this is just the beginning. Because whoever has set up the second profile has been waiting for Sarah to find it. And now that she has, her life will no longer be her own....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • WTF

  • By SM on 04-19-19

WTF

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

The premise was interesting but the plot was so far fetched. There were so many wholes in the plot that it was all so contrived. I could not wait until the book was complete. Also...it was more than obvious that the author was British...there were so many phrases that no one in the US ever use.
The author could have consulted one person from the US to know that we don’t use “fortnight” or “quadcopter” .

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • His Other Lover

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Mia has her life in order. She is a grown-up and enjoys a grown-up's relationship with Pete. Not passionate or spontaneous but solid. She knows he is 'the one'. But then she sees a text message on Pete's phone that throws her world into a spin. It is more than friendly, signed off with a kiss, and Mia has never heard of the sender, Liz. With her carefully mapped out life sliding out of control Mia will discover a side to herself she never knew existed, as she formulates a plan to win her happy ending. Because all's fair in love and war - isn't it?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lack luster

  • By SM on 04-09-19

Lack luster

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

Reviewed: 04-09-19

The story kept my interest throughout the entire book. However I kept hoping she would just leave the son of a B. The ending is lack luster and ends with a thud. It could have been a lot better. The characters are interesting and the dialogue is good. Again...the story just never really ends...which is not great.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful