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  • By: Ellie Monago
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Noah Berman, Kristin Watson Heintz, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Everyone loves therapist Michael Baylor. He’s handsome. He’s respected. And he’s provided a safe place for his female patients. Now he’s dead, and a detective is casting a tight net for the murderer - because the good doctor may have done some very bad things with the women who trusted him. That’s if their stories check out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I hate when there’s a good story with

  • By Angelee on 03-14-19

Silly

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-19

But I finished it so I will give it a couple of stars. It was all I had downloaded on Audible while traveling so I listened to it. The narrator performed the voice of "Flo" in a manner that ruined the book completely. It was hideous and awful! I turned it off several times until I sort of got used to it.
I think the idea for the plot was a good one. But then, the characters were developed in a way that had me not caring what happened tothem. The ending was, I think (?) supposed to leave the reader wondering who was crazy and delusional and who was evil,but by then I was apathetic about such character quirks due to the too many liberties taken by the author to misname mental health diagnoses, showing how little the author knows about psychology.
I don't recommend listening to the book at all. Reading it might be OK if you are wanting some mindless fluff to unwind, and don't mind the goofy inaccuracies about the field of mental health.

  • Freedom Road

  • By: William Lashner
  • Narrated by: James Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Oliver Cross is fresh out of jail. His plans for the future are to live out his days in regret, back pain, and a bottle of Lone Star. But when he finds out his granddaughter, a wild child who reminds him of his late wife, has vanished - bless her hell-raising heart - Oliver jumps parole. With a sketchy teen and an abandoned dog, he hits the blacktop to find her. On the road and on the run from a vengeful Russian drug dealer, Oliver finds himself on a trip across America and into his own past, fueled by fumes from a Ford F-250 and a reason to live. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceeded my Expectations!

  • By shelley on 01-25-19

Took a long time to finish...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I prefer to simultaneously read and listen to books. This one I only listened to, and listening was done only on road trips. It was a good story but didn't make me want to take time out to listen to see what happened or how it turned out.

The writing was good. Great dialogue, nicely put together, thoughtful narratives, great characters I could relate to, and it seemed well-researched. I always love it when chapters are named after songs! In this book, it was rock songs from the seventies.

Narration was ok, not irritating or off with the accents. However...every time the narrator said "pleece" (rhymes with fleece) for the word "police", I snapped my head and repeated it. Irritating. He also said "Madame Bob" when he should have said "Matt and Bob", two characters who seemed to have been a package deal. I don't think I would have noticed the constant pairing of characters if not for the narration.

Overall, it was a nice book for a road trip.

  • Wolfsong

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

Ox was 23 when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his blood red eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces. It's been three years since that fateful day and the boy is back. Except now he's a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kirt Graves is superb!

  • By Belen on 10-07-16

Could not finish

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I got about halfway through the book. It started out being great, then it got a bit on the boring side, then I found myself fast forwarding through the sex scenes, then I scrapped the book. I usually don't write reviews on books I don't finish. I realized this isn't helping others who read reviews before buying a book, as I do.
Narration on this book was good. Ok plot. I didn't feel invested in what would happen to the characters. I didn't like the "love scenes." it's very rare I don't finish a book after reading or listening past first few chapters.

  • Connect with Your Spirit: Effectively Communicate with Your Guardian Angel

  • Sleep Hypnosis to Help You Meet and Connect with Your Helper Beyond Natural Realms, Through Dreams and Guided Meditation
  • By: Zen Mind Hypnotherapy
  • Narrated by: Sylvia Rae
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

If you really want to connect and be in contact with your spiritual guide and start finding that path...then get this audiobook and let it guide you. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth owning.

  • By Gale Curtiss on 12-28-18

Fell asleep

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Which was the point. Nice voice, went on a visual trip to the beach. Missed the part where I asked questions of my Spirit, but I will be listening again.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,175

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Great narration

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

The narrator is very talented. The story was written with prose, pretty words. The plot was slow to form and I held little interest in it. I did not like the character who was murdered and didn’t care who did it. It took me all month to listen to this book. It was good for listening while driving long trips as it was prose-like and reflective. It was very

  • The Line That Held Us

  • By: David Joy
  • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer: his best friend, Calvin Hooper. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Kristina on 08-20-18

great writing/narration

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Seems this would make a great movie...but I would probably hate it because it wouldn't match the vivid screenplay in my mind. I'm not sure if it was the writing or the narrator's performance that made the setting and the conversation feel so real to me.

I was leery of reading this book. The last book I read by this author was well written, but the story had one bad horrible thing after another happen til all the main characters were dead. That seems as unrealistic to me as always a happy ending...it's not character driven.

This author is so talented that despite the contrived ending of one of his books, I had to try another. This story felt more true to it's characters.

Not for those with sensitive stomachs as this guy can describe a decomposing human corpse in such detail I could almost smell it! Loved the strong woman character in this one. Great Southern Goth use of Scripture. Narrator perfect for story (though I'm not real familiar with accent/dialect of the geographical setting).

Over all a very good book.

  • Big Driver

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

Now a Lifetime original movie, Stephen King's haunting story about an author of a series of mystery novels who tries to reconcile her old life with her life after a horrific attack and the one thing that can save her: Revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Annoyed with Audible, but excellent Stephen King-

  • By Mark Hancock on 05-13-15

True Horror

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I've long been amazed at the diversity of Stephen King 's work. While he stays in the genre of Horror, his books cover a wide range of horror from supernatural, to 'blood and gore', science fiction, and the evil that lurks inside human beings. This book fits in the last category. The main character has horror inflicted upon her by a twisted monster-person, and while carrying out revenge she confronts the evil inside herself. The narrator was great at getting across the presence, personality, and essence of the main character. She did such a good job I forgot I was reading Stephen King. I admit to becoming s little confused towards the last part of the story. I'm not sure if it was because I was tired or if the story itself was unclear. I had to listen to parts of the narrative twice. Overall this book is entertaining and thoughtful. I listened to the audible version which is probably a totally different experience from reading version. The story was performed more than read.

  • Drunken Fireworks

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Tim Sample
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,279

Only on audio! A brand-new, never-before-published Stephen King short story unavailable in any other format! Alden McCausland and his mother are what they call “accident rich”; thanks to an unexpected life-insurance policy payout and a winning Big Maine Millions scratcher, Alden and his Ma are able to spend their summers down by Lake Abenaki, idly drinking their days away in a three-room cabin with an old dock and a lick of a beach.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of time

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-20-16

Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

This book in audio is SO! Funny! I have no idea whether or not the Maine accent is correct, not being familiar with it beyond Stephen King's books made into movies. Had I read the book I would have been laughing.
Listening to this narrator, I was howling with laughter. Great plot, brilliant story idea, superb storytelling. I know that writing a novel is hard work. Still, I get the feeling that the author enjoyed creating these characters and bringing them to life for awhile. I feel that way reading about any thing King writes. Telling the story seems effortless. The characters fast become people I "know." No matter how crazy, outlandish or ghoulish the story, the people in it are downright real. I have no idea how he does it. I came away from listening to this audio book feeling entertained.

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  • Holding Up the Universe

  • By: Jennifer Niven
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed "America's Fattest Teen". But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Story

  • By Sophie Beever on 04-01-17

Got hooked listening to sample

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I listened to this book almost straight through. I love the female narrator. It is coming of age Y A fiction, but more than that it's a book about being who you are. While in this story it is teenagers being phony defensive and cruel, I run into the same thing at some workplaces and churches so I call it human behavior. The heroine of this story was a broken person who got better and used her past to make a better future, without being sappy or unbelievable. There were a lot of good life lesson reminders in this book which has excellent narration. I also learned a lot about face blindness.

  • Appalachian Justice

  • Cedar Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Melinda Clayton
  • Narrated by: Lee Covington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

In 1945, when Billy May was 14 years old and alone, three local boys witnessed an incident in which Billy May's sexuality was called into question. Determined to teach her a lesson she would never forget, they orchestrated a brutal attack that changed the dynamics of the tiny coal mining village of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia forever. Thirty years after the brutal attack, living in solitude on top of Crutcher Mountain, Billy May discovers the hideout of a young girl - a girl who just happens to be the daughter of one of the boys who attacked Billy May so long ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Backwoods and Backwards are Two Different things!!

  • By Myra on 06-05-13

Must listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This was a very good story. Once I purchased it I read or listened every chance I got. I usually prefer reading over listening if the story is good--it's faster. This book I MUCH preferred listening. The narrator brought the story alive and developed the characters with voice nuances and inflection I would have missed by reading...she was amazing. The book itself is rich with knowledge and understanding of human nature and it's spectrum from pure evil to immense caring. The "pure evil" was a little hard to read and hear--it was told with stark yet descriptive terms and pulled no punches. The story has an Appalachian setting but is in no way Southern gothic, as one reviewer stated "backwoods is not backward." Many modern stories about this area show most characters to be a bit on the shady side. Not so with this book, it showed triumph over evil in a realistic way. I do think the epilogue went on a bit too long. I have to forgive this because had it ended where I see appropriate, I would have been left wanting more which is always the sign of a good story. I will be looking in to more work from this author and this narrator.