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Kempner, TX, United States
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  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,135

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Ugh

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

What would have made The Girl on the Train better?

I gave up trying to see if this story was ever going to lead somewhere. Perhaps it does. But I am not willing to listen further. I had hoped for more given its rating

  • Bear in the Back Seat

  • Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Volume 1
  • By: Kim DeLozier, Carolyn Jourdan
  • Narrated by: Carey Jones
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 540

A hilarious, heartwarming, and heartbreaking memoir by the chief wildlife ranger in the number one most popular family vacation destination in the USA, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For over 30 years, Kim DeLozier acted as a referee in the wild, trying to protect millions of park visitors from one of the densest populations of wild black bears in America - and the bears from tourists who get too close.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Funny stories - But not as funny as I expected.

  • By Kelly on 06-29-16

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

Where does Bear in the Back Seat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was an enjoyable trip into the woods with the ranger I enjoyed the description of the area, having been there myself. His experiences were humorously told. My brother recommended the book. I really enjoyed it

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • American on Purpose

  • The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
  • By: Craig Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Craig Ferguson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879

In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabashedly Honest

  • By Diane on 12-09-09

Not my haggis

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

Reviewed: 01-01-14

What disappointed you about American on Purpose?

Did not enjoy it much. In fact, only listened to a few chapters.

Would you ever listen to anything by Craig Ferguson again?

No

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

I gave up before I found any redemption for it

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash

  • By: Dixie Cash
  • Narrated by: Peggity Price
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash is a rollicking Texas mystery debut jam-packed with humor - and a heaping helping of romance to boot! Down in Salt Lick, Texas, a lot of folks got sass, but beauty salon proprietor Debbie Sue Overstreet has a bit more than most.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By C. Cole on 10-22-07

Entertaining. Good mystery.

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

Reviewed: 07-24-13

What did you like about this audiobook?

I like that you don't know until the very end "who done it".

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

I like this author's style of writing,.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Very interesting method of discovery.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

The accent is just a little over the top. Being from Texas, and having lived in West Texas, while the accents are pretty thick, this just isn't the way most people sound.

Do you have any additional comments?

I will continue to listen to the rest of her books. I hope she writes more.

  • Alex Cross, Run

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,239

Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties", bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail. But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh!

  • By Cris on 02-23-13

Too much slashing even for a murder mystery fan

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

Reviewed: 06-19-13

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

I can't think of anyone who might enjoy this book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Humor

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was slow compared to how fast the murders were happening

What character would you cut from Alex Cross, Run?

The reporter (Jason)

Any additional comments?

Just too sadistic .... reasoning behind the murders earlier (other than the x-wife) might have helped. I just didn't like to story. But I did quit reading before that might have come to light later in the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful