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  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,893

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

This book made me sad and grateful

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

The performance was excellent, the story very good and very sad, it really makes you think about all you take for granted. How anyone we know or do not know can be going through hell and we don’t notice or choose not to notice! Hug your family and friends and take nothing for granted! I recommend this book to everyone.

  • Baby Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Zoje Stage
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,591

Suzette knows her clever and manipulative seven-year-old daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and her husband apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immediately Gripping

  • By Tatiana on 07-18-18

Book ended very badly

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

So disappointed in this book, the ending felt like the middle of the book! Nothing was finished! No resolution it just stopped, would not recommend!
Would have given zero star if possible

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sharp Objects

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,939

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Love the suspense

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I felt I figured it out twice but I was wrong! The performance was very good and the story very interesting and sometimes very, very sad but I enjoyed this book very much and would recommend! I will be watching the HBO series next, hope they do the book justice.

  • We Were Liars

  • By: E. Lockhart
  • Narrated by: Ariadne Meyers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,963
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,653

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends - the Liars - whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Cannot Tell a Lie...Hated it

  • By FanB14 on 04-28-15

This book was confusing till the end

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

The Narrator had a real problem talking for the main character a young man and I find men narrator doing young men or boys voices are a distraction from the story! The story line was hard to get through and the ending disappointing! I would not recommend this book.

  • What Remains True

  • A Novel
  • By: Janis Thomas
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Scott Lange, Mikael Naramore, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

From the outside, the Davenports look like any other family living a completely ordinary life - until that devastating day when five-year-old Jonah is killed, and the family is torn apart. As the fury of guilt engulfs them, the Davenports slowly start to unravel, one by one. Losing her son forces Rachel to withdraw into a frayed, fuzzy reality. Her husband, Sam, tries to remain stoic, but he's consumed by regret with the choices he's made. Eden mourns her brother, while desperately fighting to regain a sense of normalcy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t listen to that awful voice...

  • By Noëlle505 on 03-31-18

The narrator was not good

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

This book was good but the narrator was so bad with main character voice that I wanted to throw my phone! If you can get over the voice of the little boy it is a good sad story! I would read it myself instead of listening to it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before the Fall

  • By: Noah Hawley
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,916
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,889

On a foggy summer night, 11 people - 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What you should know before listening...

  • By Snozzle on 07-31-16

I could not stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I enjoyed this book as sad as it is, it was very good. The narrator Robert Petkoff did a really good job with the characters voices and the story flowed nicely. I would definitely recommend this book!

  • The Saddest Girl in the World

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

The Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author of Damaged tells the true story of Donna, who came into foster care aged 10, having been abused, victimised, and rejected by her family. Donna has been in foster care with her two young brothers for three weeks when she is abruptly moved to Cathy's. When Donna arrives she is silent, withdrawn, and walks with her shoulders hunched forward and her head down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • she does it again!

  • By $$$ on 07-18-18

Makes me want to be a foster mom

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I enjoyed the book but the performance was at times hard to listen to, when the performer did the kids voices it sounded like a joke! Kids do not talk like that and would have been better just to say who was talking and read it in her normal voice. The story was good but the saddest girl in the world is a strong title for this young girl. It was touching and I would recommended it to others

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,505
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,620
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,532

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Great and scary book

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

James Comey is an American hero, his job was not an easy one before trump became president and was even harder after trump became president! He has integrity which is needed in our Great Country but has been lacking since the election! We are not better off without him that is for sure! As Americans we all need to stand up for what our country has always been about! God bless you Comey for standing up for what is right 🙏🏽

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Salt of the Earth

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

Joe Gere said he died on the afternoon his 12-year-old daughter Brenda disappeared. It was left to Brenda's mother Elaine to sustain her stricken family, search for her missing child, and pressure the authorities for justice. From the first minutes of the investigation, suspicion fell on Michael Kay Green, a steroid-abusing "Mr. Universe" hopeful, but there was no proof of a crime, leaving police and prosecutors stymied. Tips and sightings poured in as lawmen and volunteers combed the Cascades forest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling True Crime -portrait of a family

  • By Suzanne on 05-08-16

Sad but shoe strength

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

I would recommend this book, I love the Kevin Pierce and the way he brings the book to life! Sad but great true story!

  • I Am Watching You

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,765

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy Thriller With Depth

  • By Sara on 07-15-18

Sad but good

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I loved the book and the performance was good but sometimes I was bored with all the descriptions of flowers and the back and forth with all of the people in the book with no answers. All in all I enjoyed it but it is a sad read. I would recommend