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  • Brutally Honest

  • Mel B’s tell-all memoir
  • By: Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
  • Narrated by: Melanie Brown, Phoenix Chi Gulzar Brown, Andrea Brown, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has been an international star since the age of 19. And yet there are sides of Mel that no one has ever seen, or really known. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and Melanie’s trademark Yorkshire humour, this audiobook removes the mask of fame and reveals the mother, wife and daughter behind the Spice Girl everyone thinks they know. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm touched

  • By Faith on 11-29-18

Great book<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

this was not written chronologically, a lot of the subject matter was heavy, but I couldn't put it down. would highly recommend.

  • My Husband's Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,627
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,628

For fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door comes an addictive psychological thriller that's already an international sensation. When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • weak

  • By Jen Irish on 09-16-17

just ok

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

Long. it was ok. but, I'd pick something else. You should too...I got it fron a " suggested " post on fb.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wrong Time, Wrong Place

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

A gripping narrative from the master of the race against time thriller. Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time? You are hiking in the Scottish highlands with three friends when you come across a girl. She is half-naked, has been badly beaten, and she can’t speak English. She is clearly running away from someone. Do you stop to help her? Even if it means putting your friends’ lives - and your own - in terrible danger?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, quick read

  • By Yvonne on 07-13-16

Great, quick read

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

Fast paced story. I will look for more by this author. Suspense, drama, and great narration.

  • The Ex

  • A Novel
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,796

Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ex: cellent

  • By Lady S. on 04-29-17

complicated

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

it was ok. complicated. I feel like i would need to re read it to clarify. My recommendation is, read something else.

  • Fool Me Once

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,089

Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya's husband, Joe - who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Darn it

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 03-25-16

it was ok.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

Struggled to finish. plot hard to follow. Great narration. Definitely did not live up to the hype that I read in a facebook promo that prompted me to read it.

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,727
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,708

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Meg on 05-26-16

Just o.k..

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

Did not live up to the hype. not a good journey or destination. too many coincidences. pick something else to read.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • What Was Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Helen Klein Ross
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Cassandra Campbell, Amanda Carlin, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 999

Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: She takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It's a secret she manages to keep for over two decades - from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy's now-grown daughter, Mia, discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Switching alliances

  • By Simone on 01-23-16

Great book....

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

I really did like this book. I finished it in just a couple of days. Definitely a story from an interesting perspective. As soon as I finished, I made my daughter download it and read it too. However, I stressed to her to NOT READ the synopsis of the story! It gives away way too much of the story! I just told her it was a story about a baby who is abducted. My daughter asked "does the baby live?" Did they find out who did it? Who took the baby?....what happens to the person who took it? All of these questions would have been answered if you just read the jacket of the book! WAy too much info!
I really liked the story, but, if felt like the author got tired towards the end. LIke she had to make her deadline and just rushed over some parts.... like the ending. Like Mia's one phone call to Thomas. This could easily have a sequel..there was that much more story still to write.

  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Hannah Curtis, Nicholas Guy Smith, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,074
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,067

When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on when more bad things began to happen... But that woman's husband died last week. And Jean doesn't have to be her anymore. There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing but very good.

  • By CR on 02-18-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

Great story. Interesting to hear a story from different views. great read. If you liked Home Girl, Girl on the train, The kind worth killing, this is in the same vein.

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,044

Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital, where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over - she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

Loved...

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

Reviewed: 09-25-13

I read The Husbands Secret ...after it being reviewed in People Magazine. I loved it and then came to look for her other books. I didn't love the concept of this book when I read the preview...but, I really loved it. Loved it as much as The Husbands Secret. So, much so I immediately downloaded the next one, The Hypnotist.
It was a very thought prevoking book... great story...interesting concept. Loved the characters, the humor, the emotion. Highly recommend!

66 of 72 people found this review helpful

  • Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code

  • By: Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Narrated by: Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774

The rules for living in the real world have changed, because the world we live in has changed. Much of the conventional wisdom the last generation has passed on just doesn't apply like it once did. If you want to win, and win big, and, more importantly, keep what you work so hard for, you need a crystal-clear view of how the real world works - not how you wish it worked, but how it actually works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book!

  • By Karen on 03-13-13

Way to long to get started!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-13

Well, first I will say I love Dr Phil. I quote him often. Yes, he went on and on about this book on his show, so it worked and I brought it. But, I have only listened to about the first 45 mins to an hour... I agree with other reviewers that he has just spent all that time telling me what he is going to tell me and how important it is. I got so bored and lost patience waiting for him to get to the content, that I gave up. I still have it in my library...but, it's been months and I still can't motivate myself to go back to it because of the slow start. if I had had the paper version, it would have been easier to see how long it was and how to skip all that.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful