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  • The Prettiest One

  • A Thriller
  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,636
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,622

When Caitlin Sommers finds herself alone in a deserted parking lot with blood on her clothes and no memory of the past few months, it seems like one of the nightmares that have tormented her for years...but it's all too real. Desperate to learn the truth about where she's been and what has happened to her but terrified of what she may find, Caitlin embarks on a search for answers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Suspense Thriller

  • By qpj100 on 01-24-16

Eye roll

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No

Has The Prettiest One turned you off from other books in this genre?

I've read books in this genre, it was just THIS book that was rough.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The end.. It finished.

Any additional comments?

If I'd known how frequently I'd roll my eyes during this book, I'd have not bothered to start it.
I'm just going to touch on a few annoying highlights, there were so many.
The main character was suppose to have had these incredibly rare fugue episodes that attributed to her amnesia. Rare means it isn't going to happen multiple times to the same person. (The last episode she saw coming and fought it off like a champ. Should that one count?)
Kaitlyn returns home after a 7 mos absence, finds a gun, blood on her person and a bag full of prosthetic hands. (You read correctly) Her assumption is she's killed someone (of course) and needs answers. Instead of calling the police, this savvy real estate agent decides to play PI.
I'm never a fan of stories that involve pedophiles but we're going to have to touch on that briefly. The creep that apparently kidnapped Kaitlyn, also nabbed 2 other friends from the park. One guy, 3 five year olds. Let's assume he had a baby bjorn to help him but somehow no one noticed. 3 children, all toddlers at the park without an adult. I don't even let my 13 yo go to the park alone.
Let's assume all 3 children had strung out parents- the pedophile successfully kidnaps 3 children and takes them back to his home, does unspeakable things to 2 of them and in the process gets piss drunk. Kaitlyn gets away, (thank goodness) and gets help.
20 plus years later, this man is supposedly still obsessed with the little girl who got away. She's almost 30 and no longer a child! The man went to prison for sexually abusing children, he's twisted obviously. Is he really going to be interested in a grown woman?
I literally had to forward through this part, it's so uncomfortable and weird.
It's difficult to decide if you even like the main character- is she strong and capable, weak and in need of protection.
This book was terrible and I'm returning it as soon as I submit my review.
(For the record, I never write reviews but felt this book was worthy of one.) Don't bother.

  • Younger

  • By: Pamela Redmond Satran
  • Narrated by: Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 602

She's old enough to be his mother. Alice has always looked young for her age, even with her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife style. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband's gone and her daughter is grown, Alice is in desperate need of a whole new life. So she lets her best friend Maggie, a hip New York City artist, transform her on New Year's Eve. Soon, thanks to the wonders of hair dye and tight jeans, Alice looks really young, as one night in a Manhattan bar confirms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It depends on where you're coming from...

  • By AudioAddict on 11-28-15

Yikes

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

What would have made Younger better?

I couldn't even finish this one. The story could've been less graphic and sexual. I couldn't get past the 20 year age difference.

  • True North

  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 282

The first time Travis North lays eyes on Liana McDermott, she's wearing the most hideous bridesmaid dress he's ever seen. He doesn't immediately recognize the world-famous super model who is attending her cousin Enid's wedding at the country club he owns. Thanks to Enid's shameless matchmaking, Travis and Liana become acquainted and later embark on a two-week fling intended to be free of emotion. As Liana's return to work gets closer, however, Travis wonders how he'll ever let her go when the time comes while Liana considers whether he might be her true north.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator?

  • By misaki on 11-24-14

My mistake

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

Reviewed: 11-11-14

What would have made True North better?

I bought this book based on a few reviews and the price was right. I need to remember to read more reviews and listen to the demo. I didn't love the performance and I probably skipped a third of the book so I wouldn't have to listen to book porn. I would've liked some substance- this book didn't have it.

What was most disappointing about Marie Force’s story?

It was a mindless read- and did the writer get a bonus for every "sweetheart" written into the story?

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Holly Fielding?

Gah!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from True North?

All the pet names and graphic sex

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Say Goodbye

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee, Lincoln Hoppe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290

For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true; but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Thriller

  • By Jennifer on 08-17-09

YIKES

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

Reviewed: 08-01-13

What would have made Say Goodbye better?

I can't handle the repetitive violent rape of a 9 yo boy. There'[s no way I am finishing this book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Gardner again?

Ive read her previous books and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Any additional comments?

I'm returning this one

  • Postmortem

  • A Scarpetta Novel
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,675
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,330

Four young women have been found murdered—tortured and strangled in their own beds—all victims of the same brilliant monster. Using a skilled hand and the latest technology in forensic medicine, Kay Scarpetta begins the process of gathering the microscopic clues the latest battered body has to give.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Forgot how much I loved the old Scarpetta novels

  • By Janie on 03-29-12

was I hearing thins?

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

Reviewed: 11-10-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

What was the deal with the recording of this book? i could hear background noises an talking behind the story.
it was really distracting.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful