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  • No Place Like Home: A Novel

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

At the age of ten, Liza Barton shot her mother in their New Jersey home while trying to protect her from her violent stepfather. Despite her stepfather's claim that the shooting was a deliberate act, the Juvenile Court ruled the death an accident. Trying to erase every trace of Liza's past, her adoptive parents changed Liza's name to Celia. At the age of 28, she married a 60 year-old widower, and they had a son. Before their marriage, Celia confided the secret of her earlier life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • no place like home

  • By JULZ SPEER on 03-25-09

Sad

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

I like this author and it's taken me a while to figure out why I didn't like this book. It's the narrator. Somehow, she made the story seem so sad and depressing and that feeling was overshadowing . I also found myself annoyed instead of sympathetic to the main character. Her unwillingness to tell her husband, and reluctance in getting a lawyer was frustrating. I wasn't able to develop enough empathy with her to make up for her lack of common sense.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Explosive Eighteen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,687

Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127, Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • to quote Lula 'I really expected a better story'

  • By HappyMom on 11-23-11

They got Stephanie's voice all wrong.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-12

Would you listen to Explosive Eighteen again? Why?

Yes, because I really love this series.

What didn’t you like about Lorelei King’s performance?

Her voice was too mature sounding and didn't seem to have enough humor in it. Stephanie is a young woman, late twenties, I think. This narrator sounded much older. The lack of humor seem to flatten Stephanies usually dynamic character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but who has time for that?