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  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,595

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

I put it down the times....

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I started this book and put it down the times before I forced myself to choke it down. It has some of the sexy power exchange moments that excite me.... eventually... sort of... since they are only imagined. It has far too much American Psycho meets my inner goddess. I found the regurgitating of OMGs, Twitter feed and checkins too annoying to take anything else away from the writing.
if you can get past all of that... maybe shove it in your Prada bag .. then the creepy factor is there. Just sit back with your organic flavored seltzer water and enjoy.

loved the narrator, hated the book.

  • John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster

  • By: Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815

“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America's true-crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga - the story of a young lawyer fresh from the public defender's office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation's history. This is a gripping true crime narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ultimately an excellent listen

  • By A.R. on 03-03-13

Don't let the description fool you

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

This book does not re-enact any of the killings, in fact it lacks the gory details we tend to find in most books about the lives and deeds of serial killers. As someone who is fascinated by the psychology of these minds, I was truly looking forward to some insight from Gacy's 1st attorney. (One that Gacy himself would later refer to as inept).

This is typical attorney blah blah. There is very little insight into Gacy or the case, and a lot of self important blathering about a young attorney's first client. As the author himself writes in the postscript, there is nothing in this book that hasn't been said somewhere else so he is not violating privilege. There are in fact many more other published pieces that focus more on Gacy, the crimes, and his personality than this book. I kept waiting for it to get better, to hear something shocking, or revealing......and it never happened. I found myself running details of the crimes gathered from other sources over the narration of this book because it was so lacking in detail.

It comes off being a self important missive by a braggart about his first case, which oddly enough, is the same way he referred to Gacy. Funny don't you think?

The only redeeming quality to this book is the authors open mindedness regarding homosexuality. That it is not a choice, but a defect in the body / brain wiring. Ie Right person wrong body. Sadly, that is the only thing I found redeeming about this book.

If you want a more accurate insight into Gacy, read The Serial Killer Whisperer, though be warned, you can't unhear that book and it is truly frightening.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Bitter Blood

  • A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder
  • By: Jerry Bledsoe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

In this unrelenting real-life drama of three wealthy families connected by marriage and murder, Bledsoe recounts the shocking events, obsessive love, and bitter custody battles that led toward the bloody climax that took nine lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is crazy... This is crazy... This is crazy...

  • By Hilary on 07-07-15

TMI...seriously

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

There is so much minutia in this book that it becomes almost impossible to follow. This is not a relaxing pleasant listen, the level of detail and 100+ years of family history (much irrelevant and repeated several times) make this more work than pleasure. It's almost as if I needed to be sitting and taking notes to keep up versus mowing my lawn and listening. The Deep southern inflections in speech were grating.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,734
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,542
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,572

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hospital- What a Fun Short Story!

  • By Tracy P. on 06-30-18

You get what you pay for

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

In all fairness I abhor zombie books and movies, so free or not I would not have downloaded this book were I aware of the theme.

But in truth, I try and make it a point to never read or listen to a book that's closing sentence is "and he wiped his ass".

  • The Heir

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,034
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,030

Twenty years ago America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatic manipulation

  • By Amy on 07-02-15

Princess Mean Girl

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

Reviewed: 05-18-15

The story was good, but frankly the evolution of the main character from spoiled brat to graceful took way too long. By the time we got there, I hated her. Jealous, self absorbed,spiteful.

Maxum and America were a welcomed "site" though.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Silver Bastard

  • Silver Valley, Book 1
  • By: Joanna Wylde
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan, Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971

For 14 months Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free, and it was time for his reward - full membership in the club along with a party to celebrate. That was when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended, he'd violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT SPIN-OFF FROM HER REAPERS MC SERIES

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-09-15

Love this

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

Has a very SOA feel to it, and compliments her other series spectacularly. It incorporates an entire new storyline with the crew we already know and love. Great listen.

  • Do Not Disturb

  • By: A. R. Torre
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Equal parts Dexter and Fifty Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There is nothing 50 shades about this book.

  • By Justagirl on 05-14-15

There is nothing 50 shades about this book.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

This was a great book, it was easily equal to The Girl in 6 E Possibly even Better. But the likeness to 50 shades is a farce. There is no D/s or M/s dynamic in this book. In fact frankly I am a little disturbed that it would be compared to 50 shades but this book references things that are clearly non-consensual. Which is exactly the opposite of 50Shades much less any well written BDSM literary piece.

Don't but this because you are looking for 50Shades, buy it because you read The Girl in 6E and want to follow a brilliant story.

For the record, Violence and sex do not equal Dominant, they equal predator.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Bang

  • By: E.K. Blair
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence. But I'm not innocent. I haven't been for a very long time. My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams. Gone. Vanished. I never even had a choice. I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs. Until now. I'm ready to take back what was always meant to be mine. But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it's the heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just one more reason to love this book!

  • By BeazerB on 02-08-15

Did that Just Happen?

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

I liked the story, a lot actually....right up until the end. It was a little Gone Girl, and a little Broken....but still original. But the ending? seriously? There are only one of two explanations for the ending because the lack of reconciliation of the drama is unacceptable.

A, the author could not figure out how to wrap up all the storylines and twists and turns. or B this is going to be another book cut into three pieces and three credits to get the entire story.

Either way I hate hate hate the ending. You had me at Hello, Lost me at Goodbye.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly disappointing.

  • By CL on 03-28-15

Feels like she phoned it in from home....

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

I love almost everything Harper has written, until now. The story line was so predictable I had the ending wrapped up by the end of the first hour. The characters I loved so much from Half Moon Hollow made cursory appearances at best...save one. I just wasn't a huge fan of this. I was very excited to the Half Moon Hollow and now....just disappointed.

Harper still has biting wit and packs a mean sarcasm punch, but other then that I found very little about this one entertaining.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zodiac

  • The Shocking True Story of the Nation's Most Bizarre Mass Murderer
  • By: Robert Graysmith
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122

After Jack the Ripper and before Son of Sam there was only one name their equal in terror: the deadly, elusive, and mysterious Zodiac. Beginning in 1968 the hooded mass murderer terrified the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area with a string of brutal killings. A sexual sadist, his pleasure was torture and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Z on 05-19-06

Oblection, Your Honor!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Assumes facts not in evidence. I managed to get about halfway thru the first portion and just couldn't take it anymore. Considering this book is about a serial killer that was never caught, I find it hard to believe that this author could know what the killer was thinking or which way he turned on a street.

He also has a tendency to over explain things which gives a feeling of being talked down to. In one part he describes someone being shot in the head buy listing the consecutive actions of a pistol after it is fired.

It was in turn tedious and incredulous in it's assumptions.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful