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  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,905

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 04-17-18

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

The story was so contrived, unbelievable and cheesy that I couldn’t believe I listened to the end. Actually the end was the worst part with cops and robbers all sharing their thoughts and tying up every detail.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,798

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies, comes her newest audiobook, Nine Perfect Strangers: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amid all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these 10 days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next 10 days are going to be.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone Has Already Said It...

  • By Nikki Trulen on 01-16-19

Too boring to finish

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

What happened to Moriarty? Was so looking forward to this book and could not stand listening to it for another chapter as it crawled along. When it came to a lengthy description of all their drug induced fantasies and breakthroughs I quit.

26 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • The Dry

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,457

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now, more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing dry here!

  • By green ice cream garden on 01-18-17

Interesting mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

The story was quite intriguing and the narrator told it very well. I found the transitions between time periods hard to distinguish sometimes. I would have liked a bit more of a pause. I had to go back quite often to watch for the changes

  • The Mistake

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,409

You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything.... Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later he is found dead. Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy's death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother? Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How much do we really know about the ones we love?

  • By T. West on 12-03-17

Boring for a thriller

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I find this book tedious and drawn out. The characters seemed lifeless. I have never read a Slater book before and wouldn’t again based on this one

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Naturalist

  • The Naturalist, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,375

Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! I loved this book!!

  • By shelley on 10-02-17

Just boring

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I tried to enjoy this book. I could see a lot of intriguing possibilities in the plot and characters but it never happened it just was so slow and so boring I finally had to surrender and not finish.

  • Killman Creek

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,801

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... You're not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turning tables on her husband the serial killer ...

  • By shelley on 12-12-17

Chilling

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I hated to keep listening but couldn’t wait to pick it up again! Best thing about a great mystery story

  • IQ

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,384

A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IQ way better than OK

  • By green ice cream garden on 12-21-16

Love the narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

A bit of a meandering story as Isaiah ‘s character and purpose are developed but the stories within were so well told.

I would read anything by this narrator. Loved all the dynamics and accents.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,443

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT.

  • By Ilia on 03-07-18

Too long

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I enjoyed this format the narrators were great and mixed with the interviews made a compelling drama. It tells a frustrating and intriguing story of a murder with too many repetitive and conflicting witness accounts included. I tired of the story long before it ended.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,792

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

Narration killed story

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Even though I liked the story the narration was so bad it took the overall rating to one star. The female voice interjected her remarks so awkwardly that it startled me every time. Her voice just jumped into the conversation and did not blend with the dialogues at all
I think reading instead of listening would be a better option for this book

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,075

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

White Privilege

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

Wow, this book is excruciatingly terrible. The overall messages could be gleaned from any self help book written in the last decade, and if you've read the secret, you got this already. Still, as a self help junkie, I would have sat through her regurgitating other people's ideas if it had not been for her long winded terrible personal examples that continually made me cringe and wonder if Jen had much perspective on how spoiled rotten she seems to be. Ex Jen practices gratitude by thanking the universe for apparently always getting a chosen parking spot. When Jen is in yoga she ignores her body in pain during pigeon pose (a pose that frequently causes injuries from this exact mistake) and this is her example of how to push through an obstacle in business...when Jen forgets a friend's birthday and sends her a text message that doesn't get responded to right away, well that's an example of how Jen forgives her friends, she learned to be polite from her parents forcing her to answer the phone formally...honestly there wasn't one real life situation that was identifiable, likeable or insightful. Jen seems like an upper middle class white kid who still hasn't learned the true meaning behind what she is coaching. Stay away from this book, do not waste your money as I did. You can do better!