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  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,854

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love all Lisa Jewell's books.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-18

A Twisted Tale

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

When Lauren Mack's daughter, Ellie, disappeared, Lauren's life and her relationships fell apart. Ellie had been her favorite, her special one. Ellie's disappearance was worse than her death would have been. The "not knowing" what had happened to Ellie tormented Lauren until when, ten years after her disappearance, Ellie's remains were found. Ever so slowly, Lauren started to piece together a new life. She even began a relationship with a man whose daughter reminded her much of Ellie. What she didn't realize was that this man had "chosen" her for a specific reason...a reason that would eventually bring her renewal, and his demise.

  • The Harbinger

  • The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future
  • By: Jonathan Cahn
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cahn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,883

Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This will make you think

  • By Aaron on 11-08-12

Mind Boggling

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I knew there were many Old Testament prophecies that are coming true but the facts revealed in this narrative were shocking to me. I did not realize the implications of Isaiah 9:10 and how it relates to our present time. Many will see this is just a nice story, but the wise will dig deeper and see that America is paving the way to its own destruction. A must read!

  • Girl Last Seen

  • By: Nina Laurin
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,153

I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to 13 years ago. I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, with the right look, in the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rambling... still rambling...

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-19-18

A Tale of a Tormented Life

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

I was entertained throughout most of the book. It was the story of Laine (formerly known as Ella Santos). Ella had been kidnapped, tortured, and raped as a 10 yr. old child at the hands of a masked maniac. Her captivity lasted for years
and when she escaped, she was physically, emotionally, and spiritually damaged. When another girl goes missing, somehow Laine knows the same man has taken her. Through a series of events, Laine comes face to face with her tortured past, her former capture, and her personal demons.
Although the author does a good job of developing the characters, I had the villain and much of the plot figured out early on.

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  • The Stranger Beside Me

  • The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122

Ann Rule was working on the biggest story of her career, tracking the trail of victims left by a brutal serial killer. Little did this future best-selling author know that the savage slayer she was hunting was the young man she counted among her closest friends. Everyone's picture of a natural winner, Ted Bundy was a bright, charming, and handsome man with a promising future as an attorney. But on January 24, 1989 Bundy was executed for the murders of three young women - and had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more women from coast to coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good One from Ann Rule

  • By Malia on 08-24-12

Shocking and Tragic

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I was only a child when Ted Bundy operated his reign of terror. I didn't really know that much about him. I found the details of his life to be interesting and disgusting all at the same time. I can see why the author was torn by her relationship with a man that she knew as kind and an all American boy, who turned out to be such a horrible, deranged individual. It is mind boggling that the two entities could exist within one man.

  • The Child Next Door: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,464

Kirstie Rawlings is jolted awake by a child crying. Racing upstairs to check on her newborn, she is plunged into every parents’ worst nightmare. She hears an unknown voice in the baby monitor saying, "Let’s take the child - and go." Is someone trying to steal her little girl?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite "Unputdownable"...

  • By D. Paige on 05-04-18

Somewhat Repetitive

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Although I enjoyed this book for the most part, I thought it was a bit repetitive. I got somewhat tired of listening to Kirsty ramble on about her fears. Even though there was a solid basis for some of those fears. the story tended to drag for me. Kirsty had a fairly good ability to discern her neighbors characters, but was all over the place in her imagination of their activities.

  • 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 9,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,793

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

Behind Aidan's Eyes

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Aidan's story began when his teenage parents, unmarried, found out they were expecting. As many teenage relationships go, theirs did not survive. Emma relied heavily on her parents but when they were suddenly killed in an automobile accident, Aidan became her entire world. And then Aidan disappeared. He just vanished in the midst of a horrible storm and was not seen again. Emma sank into a deep depression, to the point of attempting suicide. An older man, Jake, reached down into those depths and pulled her out. He nurtured her and loved her, and together they formed a family. Although Jake was a very controlling man, Emma loved him and was happy with him. They were expecting a baby when suddenly, out of nowhere, Aidan returned. Aidan had been missing for 10 years, and his condition showed that he had been neglected and abused, even chained by the ankle. Behind Aidan's eyes lied the truth, and a story of perversion and abuse that only he knew, but could not tell for Aidan remained mute.
This book will keep you guessing about it's characters. I had correctly determined one plot midway through the book, but it took a final twist I had not expected. It was a good listen.

  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,642

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's normal?

  • By Kmrsy on 11-30-13

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

The life lived by the Walls family was a sad story of neglect. However, through it all they grew stronger and more resilient. They were even happy in their poverty at times. As a foster parent, it's hard to understand how such a life, shared with one's family, could be preferred to one of plenty shared with strangers. I commend the Walls kids (except Maureen) for the adults they became in spite of it all.

  • Favorite Children's Stories

  • Volume 4
  • By: Edith Nesbit, Hans Christian Anderson, Abbey Phillips Walker, and others
  • Narrated by: Cindy Killavey, Kevin Killavey, Jim Roberts, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Twenty more stories in this popular series by Edith Nesbit, Hans Christian Anderson, Abby Phillips Walker, The Brothers Grimm, L. Frank Baum, Frank Stockton, Henry Beston, Nathaniel Hawthrone, Olive Thorn Miller, Ignas Kunos, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and Anna R. Annan.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • *Strange Stories*

  • By Nana x 3 on 10-06-17

*Strange Stories*

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

This is supposed to be a book of children's favorite stories, however there were none that I was familiar with. I thought mostly they were strange , and my grandson who is now 12 was uninterested in any of them. I don't particularly care for this book and would not recommend it.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Tiny Prisoners

  • Two siblings trapped in a world of abuse. One woman determined to free them.
  • By: Maggie Hartley
  • Narrated by: Penny MacDonald
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

Evie and Elliot are scrawny, filthy and scared when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep. Aged just two and three years old, this brother and sister have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a world of abuse, violence and neglect. Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted, and the outside world terrifies them. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heartbreaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Captivating!

  • By Shopaholic on 12-25-17

*A Story of Healing*

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

When Maggie Hartley agreed to keep two foster children , Elliott and Evie, she did not know what she had agreed to. It soon became evident that these children were terrified of everything. They had lived a world locked inside their home, mostly unloved and neglected by their parents. They were terrified of even common noises such as a doorbell ringing, and went into meltdown if taken outside. Elliot in particular was damaged, and had no sense of self-worth or the idea that he could be loved. It was a heartbreaking situation. This book is a guide to dealing with such children and is a testament to the power of love.

  • Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

Mrs Zant has recently lost her beloved husband, and while walking in the Kensington Gardens, the spot where she and her deceased husband declared their love for each other, she feels his presence trying to warn her of some coming danger. Mr Rayburn witnesses it all, and he'll have to fight his own incredulity regarding the supernatural and his gut feeling that the disturbed young woman is telling the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something Like the Old Form

  • By John on 09-27-16

*Love That Reaches Beyod the Grave*

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Recently widowed Mrs. Zant fears that she's losing her mind. She has had periods where she thought she felt her husband's presence even though he, of course, was not there. She had a fear that the brain fever she had suffered from was returning. She wrote all of these feelings down in a manuscript and presented them to an acquaintance, Mr Rayburn, for his opinion. Mr Rayburn was intrigued with Mrs. Zant for many reasons, and this developed into a strong need to protect her. From whom he was not sure, but it would seem that her brother-in-law John Zant was the most likely person. It also seemed that Mrs. Zant's deceased husband was trying to protect her supernaturally from the grave as well. If the supernatural and spirits intrigue you, then this is a love story that you will like.