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Atlanta, GA
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  • The Lying Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,012
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,008

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick - and to her horror, Isa discovers it's not a stick at all...but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • REALLY LET DOWN, I'm not gonna lie! (No spoilers)

  • By Very disappointed on 07-27-17

Lacking a punch

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book was just ok, which was disappointing since the previous two books by this author were incredible. The story line was decent enough, however the ending just kinda fizzled for me.

  • Someone Like You

  • Oxford Series, Book 3
  • By: Lauren Layne
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Estrella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Lincoln Mathis doesn't hide his reputation as Manhattan's ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there's a secret that Lincoln's hiding from even his closest friends - a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can't take his eyes off at his best friend's wedding. He also knows that she's everything he can never have.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Ruined It!!

  • By Cara on 06-15-18

Narrator Ruined It!!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Not only did it feel like Siri was reading to me, but she got characters names wrong! She calls Jake "Jack" at one point and called Lincoln "Cole". It was a good thing I knew who the characters were going into it. This story is incredible and does an amazing job developing a character who in all the previous books was so aloof and turning him into someone you fell in love with. I suggest reading this one rather than listening....

  • Faithless

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Clarinda Ross
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods, then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver stumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty, impeccably dressed young woman. And for Sara and Jeffrey, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of lives into the case.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narrator

  • By Andrew L. Smith on 04-26-16

Great story - horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

How could the performance have been better?

Her attempts at accents were horrible, and while you could tell she was trying, there was almost no difference in the way she read different character's voices To the point where I considered returning the audio and buying the kindle version to read it so I didn't have to listen to her. It was even more of a let down since the narrator for the first 4 books in the series was fantastic.

  • The Almost Sisters

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy - an unexpected but not unhappy development in the 38-year-old's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book in a long time!!

  • By avid reader on 07-27-17

Didn't want it to end!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

Absolutely beautiful! A captivating read from the very beginning, with characters you can't help but love.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,552

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

What a fun read!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! The story was fun, the narration was fantastic and I actually laughed out loud.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Its really hard to pick one since so many characters are given a unique voice in this performance. But I'd narrow it down to either Bee or Bernadette.

Have you listened to any of Kathleen Wilhoite’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but she was fantastic. I will be looking for others narrated by her.