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  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,616

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters, good and bad, are well portrayed

  • By Jennifer on 08-14-18

The editing was infuriating

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

Good Lord, the editing was so horrible. You can tell where they spliced the narrator in at different times. Her voice would be in a serious tone when suddenly a bright cheerful dubover would pop in, interrupting your concentration. It was super annoying and really took away from what was an interesting story. I made myself finish just so I could see how it ended.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tell Me a Secret

  • By: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her six a.m. run to the strict 60 minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries. When a new client arrives for his first appointment, Lorna feels her perfect life unravel in a matter of seconds. It’s Andrew, the man she’s spent the last year desperately trying to forget. It seems he can’t forget her either....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..

  • By Cap on 06-17-18

So slow

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I can’t even get through this book. It’s so slow and isn’t holding my interest. It gets great reviews, but I’m just not able to hang in there.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,670

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sum is greater than its parts.

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-06-18

So good!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Unpredictable, deliciously dark and a completely addicting story. Just the kind of mystery I’ve been craving.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Night Night, Sleep Tight

  • By: Hallie Ephron
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Los Angeles, 1986: When Deirdre Unger arrives in Beverly Hills to help her bitter, disappointed father sell his dilapidated house, she discovers his lifeless body floating face down in the swimming pool. At first Deirdre assumes her father's death was a tragic accident. But the longer she stays in town, the more she suspects that it is merely the third act in a story that has long been in the making.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I love her other books

  • By T.A. on 07-31-18

I love her other books

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This was my least favorite Hallie Ephron story. There Was an Old Woman & You’ll Bever Know Dear were darkly delicious reads with likable characters and moving relationships. This book, however, didn’t seem to follow the same format. I couldn’t stand the setting and theme of this book surrounding the characters in “old Hollywood” yearning and disgruntled celebrity. I found it lacking and only finished so I knew who did it and why which ultimately left me disappointed. The ending was unbelievable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,963
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,966

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

Awful

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I couldn’t stand the characters or the story. I just couldn’t make myself finish it no many how many attempts.

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,288

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I love Tiffany Haddish! She’s hysterical in everything I’ve seen her in, so I was thrilled about this book. She’s a great comedian, but her writing and narrative was uninspired. Her childhood was tragic, and some of the stories sprinkled in were interesting though overall it was poorly written. “It was bad. I was sad.” It felt like I was listening to a first grader telling a story. I know from her book that she overcame reading obstacles late in her education, so I feel bad writing this review. However, if like me you are expecting a comedic, feel good string of stories, this is not it.

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,917

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Entertaining and well written

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

This book kept me interested and engaged until the very end. The characters were both complex and realistic. A good read.

  • The Paris Effect

  • By: K. S. R. Burns
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 41

When Amy loses her best friend, Kat, to cancer, she knows their dream of a secret trip to Paris will never come true. Yet Kat's words haunt her, urging her to embark on the Paris trip alone and shed the dissatisfaction of her life in Phoenix. Little by little, Amy, grappling with a failing marriage and struggling with painful childhood memories, lets herself be swayed. Guided by Kat's bold voice, Amy sneaks off to Paris while her husband is away on a business trip. Once there, however, she finds that her problems have come right along with her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Character is whiny and lost

  • By busymom on 01-16-18

Not a strong female character

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

The lead character is the whiniest, most incapable, codependent and loathsome. I wanted to shake her and smack some sense into her. Way too self indulgent for an almost 30 year old educated woman.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful