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  • The Innocent: A Novel

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,276

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

  • By Stan on 07-16-14

Consistently good

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

For a long book this kept my interest the entire time which is hard to do with so many chapters. Strong capable female characters along side the make characters was a giant bonus.

  • 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 44,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,185

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

A tale of greed and family love

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Heartbreaking and inspiring all in one. I wanted to reach through time and save these little ones. This book kept me on the edge of my seat as they fought and endured such misfortune. Sibling bonds forged in childhood are very strong.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,812

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Boring

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

I couldn't finish this. Says a lot of nothing. A couple of good points but the rest is filler.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,912

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

Great Mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Easy flow, good characters that are believable. Also good for discussion about patriarchal times and places. Interesting to know if everyone recognizes all the moments where these women are controlled or attempted to be controlled by men, and sometimes other women.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Suggestible You

  • The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal
  • By: Erik Vance
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

This riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease, and everyday events.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overstates it's central premise but interesting

  • By mark o reilly on 04-13-17

amazingly interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

fascinating science. intriguing trials that make you think about how you've gone through life not realizing the impact things and yourself have on decisions and happiness. wow.

  • Today Will Be Different

  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,151

Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action - life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office - but not Eleanor - that he's on vacation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but narration was hit and miss

  • By Laurel Dean on 11-08-16

intriguing

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

very likable main character. flaws and all. never saw the ending coming. real life.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,275

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

Wonderful Drama

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

A peak into the world of women and their complex relationships with each other. Love and hate and everything in between including a few mysteries that builds and build to a thrilling end.

  • The Life She Wants

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,459

In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City, and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Distraction

  • By PA Person on 03-07-17

Nicely done!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

This was an easy listen. Loved the characters and would listen again to a follow up book to see how they are doing. ☺️ Gave me a new perspective about innocent family members that get caught up in scandal.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Reconstructing Amelia

  • By: Kimberly McCreight
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,562

When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter's exclusive private school, she's shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter. Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension. Her daughter is dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gossip Girl

  • By FanB14 on 04-16-13

slow

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

this could have been half the length. hard to keep reading/ keep my interest. The characters were likable.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,250

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

What a ride!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

How this book reveals itself is goose flesh thrilling. I love a book that can make me drop my jaw and then yell out loud while listening.