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  • Watching You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England. It’s the sort of place where doctors and lawyers and old-money academics live. It’s not the sort of place where people get stabbed in the back 30 times with a kitchen knife in their own homes. Someone must have seen something. Newlywed Joey Mullen, for example, recently returned from four years of working in Ibiza. She and her husband, Alfie, are eager to find a place of their own in her hometown. But Joey finds herself distracted by the man next door, Tom Fitzwilliam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • How much am I really getting?!

  • By Sarah Dinger on 01-27-19

Not for me....

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I only listened to 2 chapters. It simply rambled. Hard to follow. Offended by the language. Will be returning.

  • Turning Point

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

In Danielle Steel’s powerful new novel, four trauma doctors - the best and brightest in their field - confront exciting new challenges, both personally and professionally, when given an unusual opportunity. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before - with consequences that will last a lifetime. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No No No

  • By Cheryl A. Napper on 01-12-19

Just okay.....

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I was on the fence about even buying this one. It was okay but nothing special. There were a few chapters that had some substance but the bulk of it was very predictable. Family drama, over sexed single men, adultery, sick children.

The narrator was good for the male roles but terrible for the female roles.

Seems Danielle Steele took a break when she created this one. Looking forward to the next one from DS and hoping it's better than this one.

Wait for it to go on sale.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Beauchamp Hall

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

Beauchamp Hall is a spellbinding new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless number-one New York Times best-sellers have made her one of America's favorite storytellers. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One her best

  • By S. Zapata on 11-21-18

Almost ready to say it's one of the authors best!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Almost ready to say this is the authors best if it were not for the graphic references to pornography for the scum that the main character called her partner in the beginning of the story. Once the story moved on from this mess it was delightful and very entertaining.
Winnie was such a great character and I loved how she took such a leap of faith. It's hard to speak more about it without being a spoiler.
If you are interested in anyway in the royal family way of life this is a great story.

The narration was okay for the male gender parts but not my favorite for the females.
Otherwise - grab it and enjoy.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,454

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

J.K. who?

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

If this was ghost written by J.K. Rowlings I am amazed at how she could be so popular based on the content in this book. I made it to chapter 9 and said no more!

In 9 chapters there was nothing to make me want to continue this mess. No strong characters or storyline.

The narrator - no inflections, not good at switching gender.

I simply could not spend another minute enduring this and listening to the f*** bomb being dropped constantly.

  • The Broken Girls

  • By: Simone St. James
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,713

Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants - the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming - until one of them mysteriously disappears.... Vermont, 2014. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding in Every Way!

  • By Alexis on 03-21-18

Nix the curse words and you would be 5 stars....

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I loved this book from top to bottom except for the language. It was nice to travel back in the decades when the students attended the school to modern day. The complexity of the characters, their families or the lack thereof was interesting.

The retired sheriff was a complete and total crazy jerk.

The ghost aspect was quite perplexing in some instances.

As I remarked, overall it was a very good book. Nix the language!

  • The Perfect Couple

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,760
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,755

It's wedding season on Nantucket. The beautiful island is overrun with summer people - an annual source of aggravation for year-round residents. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin - with the bride-to-be discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony - everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the maid of honor, the groom's famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield - and no couple is perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By RMS on 07-27-18

You name it -- it's in this story!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

First read for me of this author. I really enjoyed the story line and found myself getting caught up the characters lives, struggles and the convoluted twists and turns of the main characters and their extended family and friends.

The setting in Nantucket's rich and beautiful makes it even more fun to read. Even the rich and famous have struggles.

Already purchased another book by this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • House Rules

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky, Rich Orlow, Nicole Poole, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945

Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger's syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject - forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he's always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he's usually right. But when Jacob's small hometown is rocked by a terrible murder, law enforcement comes to him. Jacob's behaviors are hallmark Asperger's, but they look a lot like guilt to the local police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Haveenoughstuff on 12-12-17

Was Justice Done?

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

I'm not sure where to begin. For the most part I really liked this book and I learned so much about Asperger. The core family members, Emma, Jacob and Theo were obviously complex. When I read the synopsis I did not expect the actual story line. The sacrifices the mother made for her son was incredible. I found myself constantly wondering who committed the crime.

Spoiler alert: I still don't know....

The narration was just okay. I actually think the voice of Jacob was the best.

It was hard to stop listening due to the complexity.

  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,334
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,971

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

What a pathetic female lead

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I can't believe I finished this. My first book by the author and most likely my last. I was not impressed at all. I will have to say this was very predictable until the last few pages. The lead female character was pathetic. It's hard to imagine someone would willing put herself through all this drama. The husband was a class A jerk and total womanizer.

The narrator was painful to listen to and at times when she was changing characters it sounded like she had a mouthful of cotton. Note to self - skip the next read with her as the narrator.

I'm not a fan of the language used in the book either.

Don't waste your money.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,585
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,562

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

Almost the best book I have listened/read

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I was enthralled from the first sentence and had no idea where this story was going. The synopsis on the purchase page does not do it justice. Every character was interesting, some likable, some lovable, some down right disgusting. Of course my favorites were Simone, Reed and CeCe. Simone is a strong survivor as well as Reed. CeCe was the most interesting character ever. Courage in the face of total despair and at times terror. Nora Roberts out did herself with the exception of one aspect.

The language was atrocious. The F*** bomb was used over and over again not to mention G**D**.
this story would have been perfect has it not been for this. I don't understand why authors feel the need to use this approach in their writings. You can build a strong character without using language as a crutch.

Truly one of the most interestingly, complex stories. Drop the language and write another winner Nora Roberts.

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,320

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Baldacci does it again

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Amos Decker and Alex Jamison continue to make a great pair. Oddly this begins with an attempt to have a vacation and personal time. Facets of Amos are revealed and he actually connects with one of the characters.

A different level of violence in this book but in this day and age the plot was somewhat believable.

Narration was good, but do miss Ron McLarty with the Baldacci series.

Ready for the next one!