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  • The Wicked City

  • A Novel
  • By: Beatriz Williams
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay, Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140

When she discovers her husband cheating, Ella Hawthorne impulsively moves out of their SoHo loft and into a small apartment in an old Greenwich Village building. Her surprisingly attractive new neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement at night. Tenants have reported strange noises after midnight - laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano - even though the space has been empty for decades. Back in the Roaring '20s, the place hid a speakeasy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is worth reading

  • By lyl on 03-20-17

I wished I liked this book

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

What disappointed you about The Wicked City?

After reading all the raving reviews, I could not purchase this book fast enough and I was so disappointed. I felt it could have been more interesting if the two story lines were more intertwined at the ending. It is almost as if the writer lost interest and just ended the book .Very disappointed.

  • Fly Away

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other - plus a miracle - to transform their lives. An emotionally-complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark visceral storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • first one, so much better!

  • By chrispy on 05-19-13

Sorry, but I can not recommend this book

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

What disappointed you about Fly Away?

60% of this book was flashbacks and repeating the first book. Then, a storyline would be told by several different characters viewpoint. If you read it one time, you can figure out what the others were thinking.

What was most disappointing about Kristin Hannah’s story?

Too much was the same as the first book, just repeated by different character.

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