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  • Good Me Bad Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Good Wolf &Bad

  • By Linda on 11-22-17

Clever and compelling

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Couldn't stop listening! Wanted to hug her and shake her a the same time. Clever story

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,520

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Enchanting and heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

This novel is based on historic facts which makes the story all the more painful. Well written and interesting to switch from the past to present.

  • A Little Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,325

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to call in SAD to work

  • By Angela on 10-17-15

Characters Stay in your Head

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

It's a long long story, but a deeply moving and beautiful one. Sometimes I wanted the story to unfold faster and other times I was grateful for the slower pace. Stay with the story, it will not leave you even when it's over.

  • 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 14,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,958
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,961

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

TWISTED

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

Excellent narrators- confusing and fun plot. Very original. Ending very unexpected and odd. The ending before the ending was where I thought it lay.

  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathan Hill
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,670

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Hill is an exceptional storyteller.

  • By Bonny on 09-13-16

beyond entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

Awesome narrator and fabulous story. Kept on walking cause I never wanted the story to end.

  • The Girl Before

  • By: Rena Olsen
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,667

Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent

  • By Meg on 10-27-16

Wanted to keep listening

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

I really enjoyed the short now and then chapters. It kept the book fast paced and engaging. I found excuses to keep my earbuds in because i wanted to listen to the story so much. ,

  • 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 64,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,886

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

Worth the wait

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

At first I thought it was hackneyed, and then it only gets better. I feel like I know these people. Truly lovely.

  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,731

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

best mood

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

If you need a pick me up, this is your book. So sweet and yet so compelling. Loved it

  • Commonwealth

  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,682

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

She's just the best

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Ann Patchett never lets down. I just wish the book didn't have to end. I wish Hope Davis would read every book I enjoy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Leopard

  • A Harry Hole Novel
  • By: Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett (translator)
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707

Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer? The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway - his father is dying - Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. Then a female MP is discovered brutally murdered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tough Listen, an Irresistible Series

  • By Glenna H. on 01-09-12

Clever and Scary

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

Jo Nesbo leaves no details unturned. Sometimes a bit confusing to follow but always manages to tie it together well.