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  • The Indignities of Being a Woman

  • By: Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

The Indignities of Being a Woman candidly traces the history of womanhood and investigates how much things have really changed for womankind. By carefully x-raying areas such as body image, marriage, mental illness, fashion, and politics, this audiobook examines what it was like to be a woman in the past versus what it’s like now, when women are constantly told equality between the sexes exists but reality proves otherwise. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • funny and irreverent

  • By Carrie Downs-Minetree on 10-05-18

Every woman should give this a read

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Very educational, informative, and comical! I enjoyed it immensely but be prepared the details are horrendous about all the atrocities we endured. The performance was exceptional I laughed all the way through.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,712

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, an addictive thriller.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's good, but the end?...could have been better

  • By Adrienne on 06-06-18

Twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Just when I thought I had it all figured out she threw a wrench in it. it's not often a book surprises me but this one did!

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,189

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By erin george on 10-03-18

Another great book by the master.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

No spoilers here but I will say it was nice to be Revisited by characters from the mr. Mercedes trilogy. I loved the story The twists and climaxes most of all I loved the performance by Will Patton. Binge listened from beginning to end kept me on the edge of my seat and was very pleased with the writing and the story. this will be another one I listen to over and over again. Definitely worth the time and the credit you would not be disappointed.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,033
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,986

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

This was another great Book!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

It's not what I expected but that's not a bad thing. Kept me interested from beginning to end. Full of mystery and suspense an all around good sci-fi thriller. All the characters are likeable and are full of individual personalities. I really liked the end, how we were visited by our favorites from 14. And of course Ray Porter delivered beautifully as always. Way to good Peter Clines, another great one!

  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,433

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

The narrator was really good, I was interested the whole way through which isn't easy to do. I won't say it's the best book I've ever listened to, it's definitely no Stephen King but I found it entertaining and very enjoyable. The characters are likeable in their own individual unique ways and the diversity just adds to the fun. If you're looking for something to listen to that's fun and entertaining give Kill Creek a try. Another credit well spent.

  • 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 17,788
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,308

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
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Was very hard to finish

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I'll say this, it is very well written the author has a way with words and knows how to detail a scene to create a mental picture for you. However it was kind of wordy and overly description which made the book extremely long, drawn out and boring. I had to stop myself from fast forwarding through it. Some parts took me by surprise but it became obvious who the real antagonist was. Not a bad book but maybe could have been better enjoyed if I read it hard copy, the narrator was not very good. Her voices were all the same, she was kind of sing songy and she reads so slow I had to adjust the settings to speed her up.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,555

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

Finally finished and enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Took me longer than it should have to finish this book, but that's because I kept rewinding it to the beginning every time I got to the next part. I didn't want to miss anything so I kept going back to make sure all the pieces were connecting and honestly I wanted this book to last as long as possible because I was enjoying it. It took me a long time to get into it with the narrators voice. She sounded quite robotic to me at times but she is a master at voices, every character sounded different. At times it was predictable I figured out the mysteries/ twists prior to the reveal except for the last one, however I have listened to a ton of thrillers so you start to get good at figuring things out ahead of time. The last twist I wouldn't have seen coming have I not read a review prior to finishing the book that contained a spoiler. The story was good, but felt like I was listening to a lifetime movie and the twists didn't pack much of a punch. However I really enjoyed the build up. This book takes you on a journey and I loved the ride, it was like taking the scenic route to grandmother's house. But like they say Getting there is half the fun.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,042
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,079
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,994

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Phenomenal!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I was looking for something different that would be good and this book exceeded my expectations. The characters are likable, real, and you really connect with them. The story grabs you and takes hold never letting go until the very end. Took me on an amazing journey and I got lost in this story. Highly recommended and can't wait for the movie to finish!

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,611

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and Classic King

  • By David Shear on 11-12-14

Very slow

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I personally didn't like this one. Too slow and uninteresting in my opinion. King has had many masterpieces but I don't feel this is one of them unfortunately.

  • The Grim Sleeper

  • The Lost Women of South Central
  • By: Christine Pelisek
  • Narrated by: Inger Tudor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

The definitive book on the hunt to find the most ruthless serial killer in Los Angeles' history, told by the fearless reporter who broke the story. In 2008, Christine Pelisek broke the story of a terrifying serial killer who went unchecked in Los Angeles for decades, killing the most vulnerable women in one South Central neighborhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling but important story

  • By Angie on 08-03-17

Informative and well written

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I've never read anything like this and didn't know what to expect. It was sad and depressing but in depth. On serial killer TV shows you get glimpses into the story but with this I felt like I was there on the hunt and in the courtroom. It's interesting to hear ALL the details and bts info. Was kind of like reading a very long news article with all the story instead of clippings. I enjoyed it but think I'll go back to fiction.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful