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  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,787

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joanne Froggatt 💕

  • By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

Not that good (spoiler alert)

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I don't mind implausible fiction when it's really well done, but this book asks the reader/listener to assume that approx. 60% of humans would fall under the category of either intentionally hurting an innocent child or helping someone that intentionally hurts children or blaming the mother when a well-cared for child is kidnapped straight from their school. Basically, when the plot wasn't being predictable, it was just too far-fetched.

However, it wasn't completely horrible; the author is good with description. Also, after I got about half way through, instead of simply quitting, I skipped to hear the last 30 minutes because I wanted to know the end. If it was all that bad, then I wouldn't have cared about the characters enough to be bothered to find out the conclusion. Also, the narrator was spot on.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,321
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,279

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like I was there...

  • By Linda Ottey on 08-19-18

4.5 Stars

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I read another review title that states, "I felt like I was there!"...and I feel that's a perfect way to describe this book. It was addictive and interesting, but relaxing all at the same time. I would give it 5 stars, but there were a couple of things that I think the author missed as far as the police work / court procedures part of the plot. . . but I also understand it was set in the 50's / 60's...so maybe I am incorrect about that part of my critique. Basically, I highly recommend this book.

  • Fool

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352

Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Moore does it again.

  • By Michael on 02-17-09

Smart and hilarious

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Perfect narrator; wish all of Moore's audiobooks were narrated by Morton. I also enjoyed Sacre Blue and the Serpent of Venice ...but FOOL is my favorite by this pair

  • Dead I Well May Be

  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,401

Young Michael, an illegal immigrant escaping the troubles in Northern Ireland is strong and fearless and clever, just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx. The time is pre-Giuliani New York, when crack rules the city, squatters live furtively in ruined buildings, and hundreds are murdered each month.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing book

  • By Starbuck on 03-11-06

Amazing! The Irish Cormac McCarthy

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

It reminds me of Suttree by Cormac McCarthy. Except, not in the way that it's a "knockoff" . . .because it's better (as it actually has a plot)! McKinty is a natural talent. I'm sad I never heard of him until I randomly came across him in a review from a like minded listener. Last, but not least, the narration is perfect!

  • Baby Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Zoje Stage
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,576

Suzette knows her clever and manipulative seven-year-old daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and her husband apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immediately Gripping

  • By Tatiana on 07-18-18

Didn't want it to end, and narrator was spot on!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Now that's a debut! Creepy and engrossing...I would definitely use another credit for this author and/or narrator.

  • Still Lives

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Hummel
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

Kim Lord is an avant garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the LA art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibition, Still Lives, is comprised of self-portraits depicting herself as famous murdered women - the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many others - and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I want to be nice,but please don't waste a credit.

  • By Daniel on 08-20-18

listened for 2+ hrs...and then decided to return

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I tried....because the plot was interesting....and I liked the Reese recommendation, Something in the Water, but I couldn't get into it. I saw that Reese liked the LA descriptions. I could see how the book may be more interesting for someone with ties to LA...but other than that...it kind of fell flat

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Defending Jacob

  • A Novel
  • By: William Landay
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,020
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,015

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific!

  • By cristina on 03-12-12

Great Listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I don't have the time to write a long, well-thought-out review, but I wanted to let others know that I highly recommend this book. I could not stop listening...and...so I have to spread the word!

  • Providence

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 662

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed. Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off...until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This story went nowhere. Dully. Pointlessly.

  • By George on 07-04-18

I guess I'm not being fair to the author...

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I would have given more stars if say....this was a debut novel ... but I could not help comparing it to YOU & HIDDEN BODIES...which are amazing and groundbreaking.

Maybe she was on a deadline, and they should have let her refine PROVIDENCE a bit more....because IMHO...Kepnes could have made PROVIDENCE just as good as the JOE books.

WHY DIDN'T THEY GET SANTINO? LOL...I guess he doesn't fit the voice of Jon...but maybe they could have used him for "older Jon"

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,194

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Great debut novel! The narration is perfect; it's always nice when an author also happens to have a talent for reading aloud. The only critique I would have is that the ending could have been better....it was almost as if she may have been in a rush to meet a deadline. Looking forward to her next one!! Thanks Reese!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 42,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,128

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

Amazing for a first novel! Great narration too!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I can't exactly put my finger on it...but it's apparent that this is a first novel for both good and bad reasons. The story is unique, and the characters are multi-dimensional for the most part. However, there were sometimes that I felt the main character was extremely weak....but then again I tried to empathize with her a lot, and that's the sign of a good writer...a writer that makes you truly care about the people in the story should definitely be commended!

Also, in my opinion, the narrator was basically PERFECT!



0 of 2 people found this review helpful