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  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,362

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

a little slow but good

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

I liked this audio, because I really wanted to know how it would end, but it was a bit slow to arrive to the point. I think the narrator really made it work - she kept me listening.
I don't want to give away the plot as its another mystery book and who wants anyone to spoil it for you....but it wasn't that predictable and everyone was not all good or all evil as in other books. I would definitely recommend using a credit on it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Listener

  • By: Robert McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,063

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

Another Win for McCammon

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Robert McCammon has the ability to tell a really good tale that engages you from beginning to end. Sometimes its a little unbelievable but that's ok with me. This story brings us to the south in the 1930's, there is a plot to abduct 2 children and hold them for ransom. The quirky part is that the little girl is blessed with a gift that allows her to communicate with certain people telepathically. The story is told from the perspective of a rich white child and a poor black "redcap" and how their lives interconnect. It's about love, evil and heroism. If you like this author get this book! The narrator is excellent as well

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Hush

  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 426

It's criminal profiler Ivy Dunlap's job to unravel the psyches of the most dangerous men alive. None haunt her dreams more than the killer who took her son's life sixteen years ago, then silently disappeared into the dark. Now an urgent request for help from the Chicago police has reawakened Ivy's greatest nightmare. The Madonna Murderer has returned to fulfill his calling. This time Ivy understands the killer, and will face her greatest fear to stop him from killing again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and deliciously creepy

  • By Diana DC on 10-09-13

Not as good as expected

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

I read, The Body Reader, by this author and loved it. I got this audio and was hoping for more of the same, however, it really missed the mark. The performance was excellent but otherwise this was a very typical murder mystery with very little surprises and lots of gruesome details.

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,600

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Spy Novel (with a few quirks)

  • By Aaron on 01-12-14

Kept me listening

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Loved this audio. It was a fast moving spy novel with a few good twists, one was that the heroine has an ability to read auras-quite helpful in the spy business! Others have likened it to Homeland and I can see that as a good comparison. The ending was not what I expected, so that was a positive,since often you can guess right from the beginning. The one part I thought was bizarre was the recipes for different foods discussed throughout the book. Was there a point to that I missed? I wonder if the movie will be able to do service to the book? All in all, I was sad when it ended and highly recommend it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,199

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

Confusing, but makes sense in the end

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I disagree with those who said this wasn't confusing, sorry to say, I am far from illiterate and was very confused with the book half way through. It all comes together in the end however, and the confusion didn't make the book a less entertaining listening experience. It is certainly not,Gone Girl, but I think it does stand on its own as a good mystery with twists and turns I didn't see coming. I believe I read somewhere that it was going to be made into a movie, which I think could be excellent. All in all, I recommend it, just listen, pay attention to the names and let the story unfold.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Body Reader

  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,313

For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive. After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice - and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Go Jude!

  • By AudioAddict on 01-21-17

gritty thriller

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I loved this audio, it grabbed me right from the beginning and didn't let go! Some of it was a bit far-fetched, but that didn't take away from the story for me. I never heard for Anne Frasier before, she came up with a unique heroine - damaged mentally and physically but still clawing her way out of what tied her back. The cast of characters were interesting and I cant wait to listen to the next in the series! If you enjoy police drama and twisted psychological thrillers this is a good choice!

  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,105

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality.

  • By KC in Lex on 09-08-14

Not a fan

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

I guess I thought I was in the mood for a romance/suspense novel and this was on sale. All I can say is that although the narrator was good he must have been choking on his words reading this drivel. The characters were all stereotypes, the story was ridiculous and it was just overall awful. I don't mind some romance and sex - but does Ms. Brown really think her writing is erotic? Not in my book. The suspense was also sorely missing. I cant believe I wasted my time listening to this audiobook and I can't recommend it at all.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Sister

  • By: Louise Jensen
  • Narrated by: Natalie Blass
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,542
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,239

Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend, Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's words the last time she saw her and, in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister, steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and her boyfriend Dan's home. But something isn't right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great suspense with unsual twists, turns and spill

  • By green ice cream garden on 10-05-16

Mediocre at best

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

I found this audio very mediocre. The story kept going back and forth between past and present. The beginning was very slow moving and dragged. The middle to end got a little better but it was not well written. I cant say it was horrible because I listened to the entire thing, but it was certainly not worth my time. I got it on sale, glad I didn't pay full price or use a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,444

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept Me Coming Back Every Day

  • By Dewese on 02-28-18

Couldnt listen for more than 1 hr!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

For those who said this was like a podcast I have to agree. This is not like an audible book, its a podcast and I could not get into it. I didn't like the format, the narration, etc. I am glad that it was free.Couldn't listen beyond an hour.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Paris Architect

  • By: Charles Belfoure
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712

Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in. Ultimately he can't resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces - behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe - detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By C. B. Schindel on 08-23-15

Worth your time

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I wasn't excited about listening to this, however my bookclub picked it. Aside from the awful descriptions of Nazi torture I found myself mesmerized and anticipating the next thing that might occur. The main character is unlikable and of course in the end he is redeemed, which may be a bit far fetched. However, it didn't take away from the story. I was surprised by the ending, which again was a bit of a stretch, but it left me with such good feelings about humanity in a time of horror and inhumanity.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful