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  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,521

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Disturbingly Good! Worth a Credit.

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

After reading and listening to some excellent books lately, I was worried that The Butterfly Garden would just be one of those mediocre reads. Narration was excellent. Lauren Ezzo was wonderful and Mel Foster was just as entertaining. The story itself was not all that farfetched but it was disturbing. I didn't want to stop listening and stayed up all hours of the night to hear just a little bit more. Definitely worth the credit. I'll be looking into more books by Dot Hutchinson.

1 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 42,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,086

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

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

Plowed through it in two days, couldn't get enough. Hooked me from the beginning. Even though the premise isn't exactly new, this book brought it to a whole new level.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,994

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

Enjoyable Story

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

I enjoyed this story quite a bit, you know someone was murdered but with all the conflict and cat fights between the families you don't know who until the end. I have listened to a few of Liane Moriarty's books on audio and really enjoy them.

My one major issue is that you can hear the narrator swallow and wet her mouth while reading the story and it is off putting. I know it is more of a personal pet peeve and many probably wouldn't notice it but I did and then seemed to focus on it more and more. She does do a fairly good job of changing her voices for each character except the women.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Call Me Princess

  • By: Sara Blaedel
  • Narrated by: Alice Barrett Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

An online flirtation can have horrific consequences, as Detective Inspector Louise Rick discovers when she is called to an idyllic Copenhagen neighborhood where a young woman has been left bound and gagged after a profoundly brutal rape attack. Susanne Hansson met her rapist on a popular dating website; fearing the assailant is trolling the site for his next target, Louise is determined to cut him off at the pass. But then a new victim is found - dead this time - and the case becomes even more complex when Susanne attempts suicide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Something went wrong for me

  • By green ice cream garden on 10-06-17

Nowhere Near As Good As Forgotten Girls

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

After listening to Forgotten Girls I was excited to hear more about Louise Rick and Camilla Lind but was very disappointed with this story. The narrator definitely isn't the same either and at times it was hard to tell when different characters were speaking because her inflections and tone was the same throughout most of the book.

The story never really picked up, there was never any part that was climactic. It just kind of moved along.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful