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  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,514

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By j phillips on 05-28-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

This is one of the best “Audible” books I’ve heard. The story is really good, and the narrator brings it all to life. I was really impressed with the many different voices he did, accents and all. He performed the women’s voices and high society New York voices, Russian accents, and drug dealers. This book has it all. Very good story; can’t wait to finish, but don’t want it to end. That’s when you know you have a good book.

  • The Sleep Tight Motel

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 524

Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror. He’ll never find her at the isolated motel, and its kindly manager is happy to ease her fears. But if Eve is the only guest, whom does she keep hearing on the other side of the wall? Eve won’t get a good night’s rest until she finds out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The reading is flat, dull, and awful

  • By Chynna Blue on 10-01-18

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Slow moving story and you can tell how it will end.
Must have heard this same scenario a hundred times. Just okay.

  • Dark Stranger: The Dream

  • New and Lengthened 2017 Edition
  • By: I.T. Lucas
  • Narrated by: Charles Lawrence
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 662

Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab, but it fails to predict the thrilling yet terrifying turn her life will take. Syssi has no clue that her boss is an immortal who'll drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future. Nor does she realize that the professor's imposing brother is the mysterious stranger who's been starring in her dreams.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like having Optimus Prime read you a romance novel

  • By Erin Griffith on 02-11-18

Great the series Get them all

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

There a many glowing reviews on this series all of them justified. I have finished 3 of the books and absolutely love them. Wish I had purchased the box set. It about immortals living amongst us, how they came to be here and what is their purpose. My favorite is Amanda can’t wait to hear her complete story. The series is set in parts starting with Kian the leader or head of the immortals, his sister Amanda and a host of others. The series breaks each character down so we really get to know them how they came to be and what makes them tick. Love it.

  • The Lying Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,611

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick - and to her horror, Isa discovers it's not a stick at all...but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really wanted to like this book but...

  • By SLW on 08-10-17

Juvenile YA Msytery

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Enjoyed the narration. In my opinion this is YA mystery. Set in the UK ; 4 friends reunite after 10 years out of high school to help solve a mystery and save the home of one them. The narrator kept my interest, but the juvenile storyline irked me. The lying game, a lie told, came back to haunt them 10 yrs later and in small ways affected all their lives.

  • The Light of the Fireflies

  • By: Paul Pen, Simon Bruni - translator
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,706

For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a fire. His sister wears a white mask to cover her burns. He spends his hours with his cactus, reading his book on insects, or touching the one ray of sunlight that filters in through a crack in the ceiling. Ever since his sister had a baby, everyone's been acting very strangely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By David Shear on 04-11-16

What the heck???

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Love the interesting title of the book. This book was a surprise. I had no idea where this book was going very interesting story. Don’t want to give away too much but I suggest you read it. It will surprise you. About a family living underground. A young boy who has never been above ground, living with his mother,father,sister and igrandmother. How did they get this way and why do they stay. talking about Dysfunctional family check this one out. It will leave you shaking your head. It is not until the end you understand the title and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,768

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Sooo much better than movie

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

The audio is good, the story interesting. I wish I hadn’t watched the movie. Read the book first. Full of nostalgic memories of the 80s and early video games. I loved the concept of living in the “ Oasis “ much like a virtual world. There is plenty of action and great imagination when the main character is playing the video games and trying to win. Loved “H” in the book not so much in the movie. The characters were great in the book; the movie got it wrong. The narrator is spot on in audio book. I highly recommend.

  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,817

Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More collections like this, please!

  • By Myusollo on 07-22-14

Wonderful Reading

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I throughly enjoyed this reading of Sherlock Holmes. The narrator is excellent. It’s like hearing these stories for the first time. The narrator gets every little detail with great performances quality . Highly recommend.

  • Little Women

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: C. M. Hébert
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

This favorite book for children, based on the author's own youthful experiences, describes the family life of the Marches in a small New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother, Marmee, while their father serves as a chaplain during the Civil War. The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family's income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good reading of a classic

  • By Kenneth on 03-31-09

Absolutely Charming

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Gone are the days. This is one of my favorite books. So full of grace, morals and values. Things I feel are missing in this day and age. It’s daters because times have changed but the lesson to be learned ... care about family and treat others as you would like to be treated should never get old. I wish girls 12–14 would read and love as much as I do. Truly a treasure.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,931

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

Movie material

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I really liked the book. It was terrifying without being too gruesome. The story had a very interesting premise of a serial kidnapper with a butterfly fetish trapping girls in a domed garden from with there is no escape. I think it would make a good movie. I like the Antagonist (Maya) feisty temperament and interaction with the other girls. She was a very complex character interactions with the gardener and his sons. I recommend this book. Thank goodness it’s fiction.

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  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,573
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,836
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,780

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

Page Turner

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

This review is for the audible version. I call it a page turner what I really mean is I couldn’t wait to continue with the story each day I wanted to get back to it it’s suspenseful. Kept me guessing til the end. Enjoyed the psychological twist of the story. The psychologist trapped in her own home, the idea that you understand what’s wrong with you but can’t do anything about it. I found that part of the story fascinating, because of the booze and prescription pills she consumes she can’t tell what’s real and what’s not. Staring out the window spying on her neighbors she witnessed something that is the premise of story. The end became very bizarre and HitchcockIan. Don’t want to give away too much but if you like Hitchcock you’re gonna like this.

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