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  • Good Me Bad Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,530

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Burn. Little Payoff.

  • By Maia Roberts on 12-06-17

Warning graphic detail of child killing

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

I skimmed the reviews before buying this book but never noticed anything about the graphic detail of child killing. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom and a bit more sensitive than most but I had to skip through a sizable chunks of this book to avoid it.

The parts I did listen to weren’t really worth the listen. There’s better suspense books out there, I would pass on this one.

37 of 44 people found this review helpful

  • The Breakdown

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,012
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,003

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside - the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I tore through it within a few days

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 10-02-17

A Bit Far-Fetched

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

It was good enough to hold my attention the entire way through but the plot starts to unravel a bit. It's hard to believe that anyone would fall for what the main character fell for and the revenge ending seemed like a reach too.

2 of 2 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 7,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,691

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

Longer than it needed to be

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

No spoilers but something happens to two sisters at the beginning of the book and they re-tell the entire story 3 or 4 more times later in the book. It seemed really unnecessary. The twist was good but I figured it out pretty easily. The two sisters are so similar I got them mixed up a lot.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Scrappy Little Nobody

  • By: Anna Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Anna Kendrick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,493
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,401

Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anna Kendrick: Scrappy Little... Revelation

  • By Andrew on 01-17-17

Good when it's not filler

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

When she is telling real stories about her life it's interesting but the list of imaginary food she would serve at the imaginary parties she would throw was not.

  • We Were Liars

  • By: E. Lockhart
  • Narrated by: Ariadne Meyers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,483

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

Wait, WHAT???!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

If you could sum up We Were Liars in three words, what would they be?

Didn't. Expect. Twist.

What did you like best about this story?

The twist. I kept waiting for the twist and just when I was starting to get bored... WHOA! I never saw it coming. I had to re-listen to the whole book again and listen for all the little clues that I missed.

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

Never laughed or cried but definitely was in shock at the twist.

Any additional comments?

She says, "Gat. My Gat." so many times I wanted to punch her.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,266

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

It Gets SO Good

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

What did you like best about this story?

The twist!

Any additional comments?

This was the first suspense book I've listened to. I'm typically a biography type of person, but I am glad I took a chance on this book. The beginning was a little slow but once it started to get good, I didn't want to stop listening to it. I can't wait to see the movie version next month.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,169

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

Looking for humor? Look elsewhere.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

I had this book in my wish list for awhile, I was really excited when it was finally released. I like Amy Schumer and expected to laugh throughout this book. Unfortunately each chapter was a total bummer.
From her dad's battle with MS to sexual assault with one guy to being physically abused by a different guy and a theater shooting. None of these serious subjects offered a laugh (and rightfully so.) It's interesting but if you are looking for a laugh, look elsewhere, there's no humor here.

97 of 115 people found this review helpful

  • This Time Together

  • Laughter and Reflection
  • By: Carol Burnett
  • Narrated by: Carol Burnett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314

Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do not listen while driving

  • By Robin on 08-12-10

A Class Act

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

Any additional comments?

I learned a lot about her and each story was fun to hear. It made me want to hang out with her.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wildflower

  • By: Drew Barrymore
  • Narrated by: Drew Barrymore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,303

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross-country road trip, saying good-bye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hold the shrieking !

  • By Dawne on 11-27-15

How Many Things Can Happen "All Of A Sudden"?

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

Would you try another book from Drew Barrymore and/or Drew Barrymore?

I don't know. It took effort finishing this one.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Drew Barrymore?

Her voice, while endearing in movies, grows to be really whiny and annoying when listened to via audiobook.

Any additional comments?

Drinking game! Every time Drew says "All of a sudden" or "AMAZING" drink! You'll be wasted by chapter two.

She yells a lot. If I hadn't read the warnings about that, I'd probably be deaf by now.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Don't Know What You Know Me From

  • Confessions of a Co-Star
  • By: Judy Greer
  • Narrated by: Judy Greer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 604

You know Judy Greer, right? Wait, what was she in again? The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, 27 Dresses, The Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, if you're like most women in America, you feel like she's already your friend. Thankfully, Greer has finally written a book of essays about all the moments, topics, observations, and confessions that you would hope to hear from your best friend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yay!!! Another Audible Favorite!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-14

There's A Reason She's Not The Main Character

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I grew up in the same town as her so I thought it might be cool to learn more about her. Unfortunately, I learned she's boring, whiny and not even interesting enough to have the lead role in her own book.

What was most disappointing about Judy Greer’s story?

It's pretty mundane from the start, but I struggled to get through it around chapter 27 where she reads emails from her friends about what kind of friend she is. This desperate attempt to flesh out a book doesn't add color to her character, it just proves she really shouldn't be writing a book.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Judy Greer?

A squeaky door hinge. Her voice timbre and appeal so it's possible no one would be able to tell the difference.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful