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Providence Forge, VA
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  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,867

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

Wow! Intense!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

This book is not for the faint of heart. It is a riveting story, but it is graphic. The main character comes up with more evil and complex sociopathy than one can comprehend. He makes Gone Girl look like a saint in comparison. It will be hard to "unremember."

  • Illumination Night

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 412

Illumination Night follows the lives of a young blond giant who is as beautiful as he is frightening; an old woman at the end of her life whose last mission is to save her granddaughter's soul; a family torn apart by a wife's fears and a husband's unrealized desires; and the high school girl who comes to Martha's Vineyard against her will, who steals husbands and cars, and who will bring everyone together in a web of yearning, sin, and ultimate redemption.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't like the characters but....

  • By Tobi on 09-20-15

Awful

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

Reviewed: 09-30-15

It was ridiculous from start to finish. I only completed it because I had paid for it. I was relieved when it was over!

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