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  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,925
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,907

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 08-22-18

Hated the characters

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This book ended up being pretty decent, but I have never hated characters the way that I hated these. The two main women were so whiney and there were too many instances when Andy had no words... literally no words. I wanted to smack her or pinch her real hard. It was incredibly frustrating to listen through. I had to cheat and read reviews with spoilers to motivate myself to finish. In the end, it was a decent story, but I could have been happy with normal, not stupid acting characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,407

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I enjoyed this book. great plot. you have to get deep into the plot before it becomes predictable. was not that big of a fan of the repeating scenes from different perspectives. would buy again

  • 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 23,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,602

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 Jenn on 01-11-18

Lots of twist

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Good book. I think I spent most of the time trying to figure out the twists. I think it ended with a few questions unanswered. it hints at what might be at the root, but I would have liked a more explicit explanation of the relationships with family.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Make Me

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,740
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,738

"Why is this town called Mother's Rest?" That's all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It's a tiny place hidden in 1,000 square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very reminiscent of BAD LUCK & TROUBLE

  • By shelley on 09-10-15

Great Reacher read

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

typical Reacher novel. does not disappoint. good plot and look forward to where he goes next.

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,134
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,967
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,826

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

laughing keeps me from crying

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Loved the book. learned so much about Al Franken. No preaching, just an enjoyable listen.

  • Blood at the Root

  • A Racial Cleansing in America
  • By: Patrick Phillips
  • Narrated by: Patrick Phillips
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 176

National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth's tragic story in vivid detail and traces its long history of racial violence all the way back to antebellum Georgia. Recalling his own childhood in the 1970s and '80s, Phillips sheds light on the communal crimes of his hometown and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth all white well into the 1990s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • when is white history month?

  • By Bailey on 03-06-18

Riveting and upsetting

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

It is hard to believe that the events described in this book happened during my lifetime. Many of these citizens are still alive today. where do these deeply rooted feelings go when polite society and culture says it is no longer appropriate to say you don't want the blacks in your neighborhood or town...underground...waiting for the right time to when it will be ok...

really thought provoking given the current political climate, especially our attorney general....he fits right in with the elected officials covered in this book. I feel like I van better understand Mr. Sessions inclinations.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,791
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108,105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,585

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing special.

  • By Suzette Flynt on 12-10-18

Awesome...Much more than...

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Where does Born a Crime rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book ranks in the top ten biographical/autobiographical books I have ever read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Trevor Noah so eloquently proves that we should not judge a book by its cover. His story is funny and sad, and common, and unique. It was super easy to lose yourself in Soweto and live this story through his words.

What does Trevor Noah bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I could not imagine picking this book up and reading it. I love paper books! But Trevor Noah's ability to give each character a unique voice and the accents... and his affinity for languages. I could never have given the characters life by just reading his words. I also could not imagine trying to read the Zulu or other African dialects.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved it!This book is serious and informative, but also funny. Trevor's wit is crystal clear throughout. Several times I had to laugh out loud while ready. I have already shared my audio book with a friend and wish I could share it with others!

Any additional comments?

If you like first person narratives and biographies and have an interests in societal systems and culture then do not hesitate adding this book to your library. It is so much more than the title implies.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Quiet Game

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,518

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and Good Courtroom Drama!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-09-15

enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

read the bone tree first. just now catching up with series. liked this one, but really enjoyed the others

  • The Hopefuls

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Close
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 369

When Beth arrives in DC, she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable storyline. Narrators voice awful.

  • By Anita Davis on 09-21-16

Accurate depiction of DC

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

pretty accurate description of DC. I have lived here so long that I had forgotten all of the nuances of being a young professional in the nation's capital.