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Karen L. Nelson

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  • He Will Be My Ruin

  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Olivia Song
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 989

Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what's left of her best friend's belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a bottle of Xanax and a handle of Maker's Mark, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers secrets in the childhood lockbox hidden in Celine's apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Whew! Now I remember why I like mysteries!

  • By Fuzzy's Mom on 10-18-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Would give this a 6 if I could! Book and perform any exceeded my expectations.

  • Jane Two

  • A Novel
  • By: Sean Patrick Flanery
  • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Flanery
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the '70s and out onto the porch every single time his granddaddy calls him, where he's presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece in writing and narration

  • By Steffi on 04-14-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I really struggled to get through this book as I found it very repetitive. might be it's just my kind of book, but it bored me.

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  • Lies She Told

  • By: Cate Holahan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,383

Liza Cole has 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best seller list. In the meantime, she's struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth. Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she's home alone caring for their newborn. Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth is stranger than fiction is stranger than fiction is stranger..,.

  • By shelley on 09-23-17

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

The book was quite confusing and hard to follow, especially at first. Not my style maybe. the narration was better than the book

  • When We Were Sisters

  • By: Emilie Richards
  • Narrated by: Karen White, Elijah Alexander, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,438
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,440

As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters they had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris' love and attention, but does Kris need them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey!

  • By Terri C. on 02-02-17

Excellent story.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Foster kids can have a really hard road. This story is definitely possible, but there are really good footer homes out there too. Bless those good people who take in these kids who are often difficult due to trauma, abuse, neglect, abandonment and a host of other things. Narration was supurb and the story excellent.

  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,158

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality.

  • By DogLover on 09-08-14

Awesome, with lots of twists and a great ending.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Loved it! I'll be looking for more of Sandra Browns books. lots of surprised work a great ending.

  • The Dog Who Danced

  • By: Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

If there’s been a theme in Justine Meade’s life, it’s loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, has always been Mack, her gray and black Sheltie - that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than 20 years away. Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dog’s instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite

  • By Sam on 04-22-12

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

I loved this book! It was done a lot in the dog's perspective, which made the listening different and delightful. Performance couldn't have been better. would recommend to anyone who loves dogs.

  • The Best Friend

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,496

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The ending made up for it!

  • By Lauren Hanejko on 02-15-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Had a hard time putting it down! Kept me wondering throughout! Excellent story, performance, overall.

  • The Broken Ones

  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 720

A shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting. Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met Internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness? The only thing she knows is that she can't trust anyone. Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be told.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By ReaderCT on 05-25-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

Good thing this book was on sale. I finished it because I had it. I felt like the story itself could have been decent but I didn't like the way it was put together. It was hard to follow.

  • Any Day Now

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494

For Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her, but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her brother, Cal, and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their lives, and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the campground owner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! Can't wait for the next!

  • By Amy Begnene on 04-19-17

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Wonderful story of recovery and strength, with added suspense and "normalcy". couldn't quit listening until the book ended.

  • Good Behavior

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Blake Crouch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801

Fresh out of prison and fighting to keep afloat, Letty Dobesh returns to her old tricks burglarizing suites at a luxury hotel. While on the job, she overhears a man hiring a hit man to kill his wife. Letty may not be winning any morality awards, but even she has limits. Unable to go to the police, Letty sets out to derail the job, putting herself on a collision course with the killer that entangles the two of them in a dangerous, seductive relationship.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big Disappointment.

  • By Claudia H on 02-06-17

I love Letty.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Loved it. I want to read more about Letty. she is so real. substance abuse and addiction is portrayed so realistically.

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