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  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,258

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

great listen!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

I loved this psychological thriller. I truly didn't see the ending coming. It was a very enjoyable listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When I'm Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,956

Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. But there's something he's not prepared for - a blue envelope with his name scrawled across the front in Natalie's handwriting, waiting for him on the floor of their suburban Michigan home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Father's poignant struggle to move forward after wife's death

  • By Sam on 08-05-16

great listen

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

I purchased this book after I received an email from Audible suggesting books to listen to. I wasn't sure about it because it seemed a little too romance-y for me from reading the synopsis. I am so glad I gave this book a chance. I could not stop listening to it and was eager to hear more. The story line kept me guessing even though at times I thought I had it all figured out. I will be checking out more of the author's works.

  • The Last Star

  • The Final Book of The 5th Wave
  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,441

We're here, then we're gone, and that was true before they came. That's always been true. The Others didn't invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won't end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning: on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really? That's how it ends???

  • By A. Smiling on 08-11-16

ruined the entire series for me

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

Where do I start with this review? I was so excited to listen to this book. I loved the first book and even though I thought the second book wasn't as good as the first, I had high hopes for The Last Star.
The constant switching between characters was confusing for me. The voices were hard to distinguish so if you didn't catch who that chapter was supposed to be about then you will end up very lost. I constantly felt like I had missed something important in the story line and felt that much of the story was "over my head". I hoped that this book would clear up a lot of my questions about the Others. I kept waiting for my questions to be answered and was sorely disappointed when they weren't.
Spoilers warning!

I was so disappointed in the ending of this book. How could the author kill off the main character? The end of Cassie's story was such a let down. There also was little interaction between Cassie and Evan. This book successfully ruined the entire series for me. I feel like I would have been better off never reading it. I am so disappointed in the author for leaving all of these loose ends and writing such a disappointing last book in this series.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,841
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,119

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

Kept me guessing until the end

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

My first impression of this performance was that I was not going to be able to listen all the way through if the English narrator read the whole book (because of difficulty understanding her). I'm glad I stuck it out because there are several narrators. It was overall a great book that truly surprised me at the end.

  • The Girl from Home

  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Walker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 523

Jonathan Caine is a true master of the universe - a currency wizard with a trophy wife, a penthouse condo with a view of the Statue of Liberty, and the desire for more - when his world comes crashing down, spiraling him into a relentless fall from grace. Devastated, Jonathan returns to his hometown to care for his ailing father and attend his 25th high school reunion, where he becomes reacquainted with former prom queen Jacqueline Williams. Back in the day, Jackie didn't even know Jonathan existed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to like it

  • By Ashley on 04-13-16

Wanted to like it

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

I struggled to get into this book. After a few chapters, I really became hooked on the story. I didn't realize the book was almost over and when it ended I just could not believe that was how this book ended. I suppose I thought this book was going in a different direction. Disappointed that I wasted my time listening to it all the way through.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The 5th Wave

  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,245

After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother - or even saving herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Typical YA Dystopian Fare

  • By FanB14 on 05-21-13

great listen, only drawback is foul language

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

Reviewed: 12-03-15

First of all, I'd like to say this was a fantastic story and great listen. The only complaint I have is the horrible language in the book. I cannot understand how a young adult book could have so much cursing. The language used in this book was very strong and I was bothered by the use of God's name in vain. Other than that I would say that it was a good book but I do not think the language adds anything to the story.

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,521

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect title especially for the audio format!

  • By Abby R. on 03-05-13

my favorite audio book

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

I'm not sure how many times I have listened to this book. It is my very favorite book. The narrator is wonderful and the story is simply amazing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Struggle

  • By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Narrated by: Jaimee Draper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Can a couple rent by grief find renewal? Timothy Fisher’s decision to move his family from their home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, isn’t a happy one for his wife, Hannah. Everything she knows is in Lancaster County—her mother, her home, her friends. But what choice does Hannah have? Realizing that her place is with her husband and young daughter, she reluctantly goes—but her new life is a hard adjustment. Nothing Timothy does pleases Hannah, and his best-laid plans are beginning to crumble before him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent conclusion to this series!

  • By Lisa on 11-12-12

horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

I wish I'd read the other review. I now remember listening to another book this narrator narrated and it was also very I unenjoyable. This narrator mispronounced so many words it made me cringe. I don't know what the publisher was thinking.