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Mary Martha Adkins

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  • The Woman in the Dark

  • By: Vanessa Savage
  • Narrated by: Siriol Jenkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

Sarah and Patrick are happy. But after her mother's death, Sarah spirals into depression and overdoses on sleeping pills. While Sarah claims it was an accident, her teenage children aren't so sure. Patrick decides they all need a fresh start and he knows just the place, since the idyllic family home where he was raised has recently come up for sale. There's only one catch: for the past 15 years, it has become infamous as the "Murder House", standing empty after a family was stabbed to death within its walls. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I have Finished

  • By Mary Martha Adkins on 03-28-19

Glad I have Finished

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

If I hear "MURDER HOUSE" or "I AM SORRY" one more time I am going to scream. I am so glad I finally finished this book it was torture but I kept thinking it would get better. I wanted to shake the main character and say stand up for yourself, answer back, grow a back bone anything but what she did which half the time was nothing, until you ended up really disliking her. The story was slow, the characters were horrible, and the plot line was bad. Don't waste a credit on this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 87,933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80,022
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79,568

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Great Book!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

What an inspiring story. Even though I might have different political views this book gave an honest and heartfelt look in to the life of a family and what it takes the bad and good to be in politics. And it lets us know there are Americans all over the country that all have the same worries, concerns and problems. Michele Obama tells the story of her life with caring, grace and dignity.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Guilty

  • A Marston Series, Book 1
  • By: Brigitta Moon
  • Narrated by: Randy Royal Beisner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Coach Terrence Jackson is the man who has divided the town of Marston. There are those who believe in the coach and his innocence, and then there are the victims who despise him, his smile, and his crime. He has a dark past - a previous life no one knew about until the not guilty verdict. Only one victim, Rose Canter, has the courage to ask for justice. The others quietly watch as her justice slips away with the verdict. He's getting away with rape. He goes back to his life wearing his signature smile, and Rose is left picking up the pieces of hers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me listening

  • By Anonymous User on 11-01-18

Bad Narration

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I haven't even finished this book but I can't get in to the story because of the narrator. He is horrible. This book should have been narrated by a woman or have two narrators a woman and a different man. I think this would be a good story but I don't know because of the narration the voice and emotions sound so fake.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Affair

  • By: Sheryl Browne
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Alicia’s been telling lies. And now, they’ve come back to haunt her. When an old colleague turns up at a party, Alicia comes face to face with the man who has the potential to ruin her perfect family life. He wouldn’t, would he? In order to keep her secrets, Alicia has to tell yet more lies, and when a devastating car accident makes the situation even more dangerous, it’s only a matter of time before everything falls apart. Can secrets really stay hidden forever?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your credit

  • By Linda on 09-08-18

Jumping to Conclusions

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

The thing that bothers me more than anything else in this story is that the characters all jump to an unfounded conclusion about the paternity of the daughter. All of the characters act the way they do in the story because of that assumption, which makes me want to scream. Find out for sure the paternity of the child and then the actions make more sense, but are way out bounds if there is no proof of the paternity. This is such a basic flaw in this story that it ruined the whole story for me.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Forget Her Name

  • By: Jane Holland
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83

As she prepares for her wedding to Dominic, Catherine has never been happier or more excited about her future. But when she receives an anonymous package - a familiar snow globe with a very grisly addition - that happiness is abruptly threatened by secrets from her past. Her older sister, Rachel, died on a skiing holiday as a child. But Rachel was no angel: she was vicious and highly disturbed, and she made Catherine's life a misery. Catherine has spent years trying to forget her dead sister's cruel tricks.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By Pen Name on 05-15-18

Strange Ending

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

The story was good but the ending was just nothing. There was no consequences really for the main characters behavior and it was just kind of left there hanging. It was a find story until the end.

  • When I'm Dead

  • By: Erin Lee
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Picciolo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Violet Hoffman is a planner. She's had more than enough time - especially on holidays - to think this through. There's really no point in turning back. Now, armed with a plan, Violet only needs to pull the trigger. She runs through her list of essentials: Motel room, check. Bottle of pills, check. Razor blades, check. Knife, yup. Purpose, check. Voice ready to be heard. Got it. Revenge, coming right up.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Narrator Ever

  • By Mary Martha Adkins on 02-28-18

Worst Narrator Ever

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I listen to a lot of audible, I mean at least 3 or 4 a week. This was the worst narrator I have ever heard. Totally ruined the book. This should have never been sold on audible it was so bad.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

  • By: Alan Cumming
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,857

With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Part of Saturday

  • By George Knight on 12-16-14

Wow

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

This story was amazing and I think made more so by Alan Cumming narrating. It hit very close to home, I had family in WWII and came from a sometimes abusive to my Mother and emotionally and physically absent father. I am also very close in age to the author. I thought the book handle the stories amazingly well and the difficult subject matter. I would highly recommend this book. Of course I also love Alan Cumming and his wonderful sense of humor!!!

  • The Cutaway

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Kovac
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

The Cutaway draws you into the tangled world of corruption and cover-up as a young television producer investigates the disappearance of a beautiful Georgetown lawyer in this stunning psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not That Great

  • By Mary Martha Adkins on 06-05-17

Not That Great

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator, I have heard this narrator before and she has an odd speech inflection, almost like a speech impediment. Very hard to listen to especially when she tries to do men's voices. They sound like they have no personality.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

This narrator is hard to listen to and has a very strange inflection in her voice. She also absolutely cannot do men's voices. It ruins the whole story.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

The story might have been better if there was a different narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killer Ambition

  • A Rachel Knight Novel
  • By: Marcia Clark
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

When the daughter of a billionaire Hollywood director is found murdered after a kidnapping gone wrong, Los Angeles Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller find themselves at the epicenter of a combustible and high-profile court case. Then a prime suspect is revealed to be one of Hollywood's most popular and powerful talent managers - and best friend to the victim's father. With the director vouching for the manager's innocence, the Hollywood media machine commences an all-out war designed to discredit both Rachel and her case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a Perfect (Rachel) Knight

  • By Cynthia on 07-02-13

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

This is the second book I have read (listened too) by Marcia Clark. She is a really good crime writer. I am sure her experience in the court room has a lot to do with how well written and believable the stories are. Love the fast pace. Will read more of her books.

  • The Search

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,501

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Searching for the right words.....

  • By Deborah on 07-18-10

To Sappy

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

I think I would have liked this story much better with a different narrator. This one was much to sappy I guess is the best word. This mystery was mediocre and so was the love story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful