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  • 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 18,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,948

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 Jenn on 01-11-18

Great twist at the end!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is perhaps the best book I’ve read in awhile. There are a few things throughout that seem awkward.... like words and phrases Americans don’t use routinely. I thought one of the authors was English.... not so. But the characters are well developed. If you read the description of the book, you keep waiting for the story to unfold. When it does... wow! I’m looking for more book by one or both authors now.

  • Lake Effect

  • Two Sisters and a Town's Toxic Legacy
  • By: Nancy A. Nichols
  • Narrated by: Tracy Pfau
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Fulfilling a deathbed request, Nancy Nichols writes about the connection between the industrial pollution in their hometown and the rare cancer that was killing her sister, Sue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Truth...Finally!

  • By Theresa on 06-28-18

The Truth...Finally!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Kudos to Nancy Nichols for the amazing research and putting the pieces of this horrific tragedy together and documenting it.

My mother, a third generation born and raised Waukeganite mourned the destruction of her beloved town until her death from lung cancer. Waukegan, as she always said was used up by the big companies and then thrown away. They all disappeared, leaving behind economic devastation for thousands of displaced workers and countless people poisoned into illness and finally death. My grandfather, a long time employee of Johns Manville died a painful death from Mesothelioma, while my mother held his hand. Three generations later, we know the poison still exists and Waukegan is about as poor of a community as there is.

Growing up myself in the community just north of Waukegan in the 70’s and 80’s, I’ve seen the final, steady decline of Waukegan. It’s obvious it was once a beautiful and bountiful community. As Ms Nichols bravely pointed out, has become a haven for impoverished families and undocumented minorities. Housing is extremely cheap, crime is out of control and the school system overburdened and broke. These are all the result of the poisoning of the once beautiful county seat.

Growing up in this area, it was impossible not to know lots of people displaced by the closing of these plants. Often whole families were employed by OMC or Johns Manville and once their doors closed, these families were wrecked. No insurance to manage their wide array of illnesses. No pension. No skills to work anywhere else - Some too old or sick to work. No money left to live the life of financial security some had planned for their entire lives to only grow old in poverty and often illness.

Thank you Ms Nichols for revealing the truth. I’d heard it’s and pieces my whole life, but never had the big picture. I mourn the loss of your sister. I will hold my sister closer when I hug her because she was able to win her battle with cancer at the young age of 19. Though she still has a wide array of “mysterious” illnesses, she’s thankfully still in remission 30+ years later.

  • Killer Clown

  • The John Wayne Gacy Murders
  • By: Terry Sullivan, Peter T. Maiken
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

He was a model citizen. A hospital volunteer. And one of the most sadistic serial killers of all time. But few people could see the cruel monster beneath the colorful clown makeup that John Gacy wore to entertain children in his Chicago suburb. Few could imagine what lay buried beneath his house of horrors - until a teenage boy disappeared before Christmas in 1978, leading prosecutor Terry Sullivan on the greatest manhunt of his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SCARRIEST BOOK I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO!

  • By Steve Horwitz on 12-21-17

Insightful and informative

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I hate to say it is entertaining because the subject matter is so horrific. This case broke when I was a child and it’s probably the reason am so fascinated by true crime. In addition, the crimes took place in the Chicagoland area, not too far from where I grew up and still live.

Terry Sullivan offers a unique insight into the crimes and the investigation. Seeing the process through the eyes of law enforcement is very interesting. The detail, though it seemed extreme at times, was crucial to the “story”. Perhaps my favorite part of the book is the epilogue, where the author details his long term effects from the case and how it changes him as a person.

If you have interest in this case, this book is one worth reading. It’s not sensationalized, but told from a humanistic perspective.

  • Perfect Stranger

  • By: Megan Miranda
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ending lacking

  • By shantel on 05-13-17

Wow! You’d better pay attention!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18


I think I found a new favorite author and narrator. This boy ok is FULL of twists and turns that actually all come together. But you better pay attention if you will miss something important. Great characters and I was left scratching my head a few times in bewilderment. The narrator has a knack for this genre and is excellent. My second Megan Miranda book and I’m hooked! Crime, drama, mystery

  • Family Pictures

  • By: Jane Green
  • Narrated by: Amy Quint
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 239

From the author of Another Piece of My Heart comes the gripping story of two women who live on opposite coasts but whose lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined. Both women are wives and mothers to children who are about to leave the nest for school. They're both in their 40s and have husbands who travel more than either of them would like. They are both feeling an emptiness neither had expected. But when a shocking secret is exposed, their lives are blown apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two families' lives in shock

  • By Kathi on 03-20-13

Not the Great Jane Green I adore!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Where’s Jane? Surely she didn’t write this book!! It’s as if she has two great ideas for two books and smooshed them together and got a sub par book. I’ve read almost everything by Jane Green. I love her writing style but it didn’t shine through in this book. It was choppy and didn’t flow easily from one time period to another. I’d suddenly find myself asking how we traveled in time without there being and discussion of very important details.

Way too much time spent on mundane details that have little or no importance and then a launch in Time that doesn’t explain Two really important details of the book.

I could not wait for this book to be over. Slow, agonizing and I couldn’t cozy up to any of the characters. The Mom’s... ugh.... made me want to gag. The kids.... really?? The girls? Wow!

Nothing here worth listening too. Maybe has I read it I would think differently, but a bad book is bad no matter how it’s dressed up. Sorry Jane, this did t do it for me.

  • Late, Late at Night

  • By: Rick Springfield
  • Narrated by: Rick Springfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

In a searingly candid memoir that he authored himself, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rick Springfield pulls back the curtain on his image as a bright, shiny, happy performer to share the startling story of his rise and fall and rise in music, film, and television, and his lifelong battle with depression.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Confessional, honest, bitter and yet a bit creepy

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-18-14

Rick and I have both grown up!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

Ok, I admit it, I had Rick Springfield posters all over my room as a teen. I watched General Hospital. I had every Rick album, knew every word to every song and saw him in concert countless times. Oh and let's not forget all the teen magazines from the '80's. I thought I knew him inside and out...young love...so naive!

I feel I know the REAL Rick now. And guess what? He's better than my fantasy guy who was way too perfect. This is a great book that tells of the struggles of mental health, trying to make it in show business and keeping relationships in tact along the way. Rick is a real guy who has real problems and we can even relate to them. Money, family, job stress and aging.

I read it because I was curious about my teen idol. I liked it because he's a real person whom I can relate to as an adult. Yes, there is some raw language and adult topics, but I'm guessing no one under 40 is probably going to read the novel. Entertaining, funny in parts and sad in others. The casual connections to people he knows and has "encountered" is pretty amazing..and he's amazed too!

Good job Mate!

  • Fat Chance

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,798

Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

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

  • By Maria on 10-20-14

Funny and SO realistic!!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

For anyone who has ever battled their bulge, this is for you. A tale of fighting the good fight and the narration that until now, I thought was only in my own head. Great read and truly laugh out loud funny with a large dose of realism.

  • Precious and Fragile Things

  • By: Megan Hart
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

Gilly Soloman has been reduced to a mothering machine, taking care of everyone and everything except herself. But the machine has broken down. Burnt out by the endless days of crying children and menial tasks, and exhausted from always putting herself last, Gilly doesn't immediately consider the consequences when she's carjacked. With a knife to her throat, her first thought is that she'll finally get some rest. Someone can save her for a change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soooooooooooo Good

  • By K. on 05-06-11

Not a typical Megan Hart Book....

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

This is a very non typical MH book. It's a story with NO sex...really. Nicely written and very well performed. Reminds me of an old ABC after school movie from the '70's with Linda Blair... Sweet Hostage?? A few surprises and things to keep you guessing. One weird thing? The main female character is "Jilly". Sometimes it was pronounced "Gilly". Just thought it was worth mentioning, but did not distract from the story.

  • Who Do You Love

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Weiner
  • Narrated by: Sarah Steele, JD Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,251

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Performer

  • By Christine C. on 01-14-17

Another Jennifer Weiner Winner...

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

This book is a little different than a "normal" Wei er book. It feels a little like Jodi Picoult (another favorite author). Great story. Pulled me right in. Amazing ability to talk on the behalf of a child and make it very believable. Would have liked one more chapter, but now I'm being greedy. The performance was heartfelt and brought the characters to life. I'd seek out the performers for other books.

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,465

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

Can't stop reading... Listening

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

This is a rare book for me these days that I couldn't stop listening to. I listen in my car and when I reached my destination, I'd often sit in my car to continue listening.

The story is bittersweet and made me look at people and events in my own life. Recently losing my mother and having to make "decisions" helped put this book into perspective and readied me that is made the right choices, based on my Mom's wishes, not mine.

The writing is wonderful. The characters are real and dynamic, pulling you in. Humor is woven through, even the hard parts. I'd be sobbing and laughing at the same time.

Totally worth the read regardless of your personal opinion of euthanasia.