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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 10,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,306

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
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Complex mystery dissolves w sugary sweetness

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Perfectly exciting narrative, irresistible tangle of threads compel until the unraveling. Final chapters enforce overly-perfect personae and ultra-tidy relationships that ultimately disappoint.

  • 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 22,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,128

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

Excellent narration, irritating character

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Central character is SO annoying! You'll want to strangle her. Good story is almost consolation..

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,487

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Best Space SciFi I've ever read

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

If you ever want to challenge yourself to just TRY it, JUST TRY IT! Amazing-writing-amazing-story!!!

  • Resurrection

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

When Prince Dmitri Nekhludov is called for jury duty on a murder case, he little knows how the experience will change his life. Faced with the accused, a prostitute, he recognizes Katusha, the young girl he seduced and abandoned many years before, and realizes his responsibility for the life of degradation she has been forced to lead. His determination to make amends leads him into the darkest reaches of the Tsarist prison system, and to the beginning of his spiritual regeneration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing wisdom and insight

  • By Catherine York on 12-31-16

The parable of the vineyard & our interna struggle

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Raw refection on the internal struggle personal-comfort v desire to do right in the world.

  • Bleak House

  • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
  • Length: 43 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

This Audible Exclusive performance features a unique introduction written and narrated by Miriam Margolyes. Recognised as one of Dickens' most accomplished titles, Bleak House has impressed critics and audiences alike since it was first published in 1852. The novel boasts one of the most intelligent and engaging plots in all of English literature and is sure to engage the listener's imagination as it transports us back in time to the seedy, grimy and hazardous streets of Victorian London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Old Friend, Revisited

  • By Nancy A Young on 06-26-18

Not know the story is a disadvantage

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Enjoyed other novels of this era--Dickens-Dostoesky-Tolstoy--but found Bleak House challenging-to-follow. Learn about story before listening.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Boy

  • The True Story of Captain Hook
  • By: Christina Henry
  • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261

On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless - inexplicably - they grow old. For some of them do grow old, and nobody knows why. One of these boys is called Jamie, and he was the first boy that Peter ever brought to the island. Jamie's lived there for longer than he can remember, and it's not all fun and games.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! A super retelling of Peter Pan.

  • By Mare Freeborn on 07-30-17

Amazing! Imaginative depth. Performance delights

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

A gripping tale. Couldn't stop listening. Henry makes you see how we've misunderstood all along.

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 62 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,079
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,681
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,649

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Guide!

  • By Katya Rice on 05-25-18

I grew up on TV Sherlock reruns.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Beautiful writing. Incredible performance. I would normally never read this. I know some of Sherlock Holmes's adventures through childhood television reruns. I never knew how enjoyable and varied would be Arthur Conan Doyle's vision of the adventuring English genius detective.

Stephen Fry is one of my favorite readers. His timing, pitch, pronunciation enliven characters throughout. I lose myself to the listening of the story and the characters are plainly before me.

  • Luck and Judgement

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 3
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

When a worker goes missing from a North Sea gas platform, there seem to be just two possible explanations - it was a tragic accident or a suicide. It does not take Smith and his detectives long, however, to discover that James Bell led a double life back onshore in Kings Lake, a life complicated enough to make him at least one dangerous enemy. Before the case can be unraveled, Smith must get a new team working together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected, very good series

  • By Katie on 02-10-17

Skilfully unfolded mystery, lively narration

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Another engaging DC-novel. Grainger's complex & imperfect characters together cleverly & humorously solve crimes & do ordinary life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Persons of Interest

  • DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 4
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

In the peace and tranquility of the woods at Pinehills on a Saturday afternoon, a mobile phone begins to ring. The phone belongs to DC Smith, and it isn't unusual that the call is from Kings Lake Central police station; what is unusual is the fact that he seems to be the subject of an investigation rather than taking part in one. What can the links be between a prisoner's violent death in another county, the disappearance of two teenagers, and the highest profile case in Kings Lake for many years?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Visit to "DC"'s World

  • By Chalis on 06-27-17

Well-crafted, complex & w/o nauseating brutality

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Exciting story. Detective experienced clever, humorous, reflective--no desperate broodiness. Action Intense, relationshups complicated. Engaging narration.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,287

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best thriller I've read in a long time!

  • By Lynne Bryant on 03-12-18

"so-amazing-I-don't-care how it ends!" Notsomuch.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

angithelinguist

NOW.

Duh! I knew nothing about the author's other works. I wouldn't have had my hopes up. Guess it just a genre I don't enjoy. I didn't realize I was supposed to be ready for the magical. HA!

Funny how your lack of knowledge of the genre and author affects our experience of the narrative and our expectatation of a text. I didn't get it!

THEN...

I'm only three hours into this book--a brilliantly-performed, narrative of suspense, complex and believable charactera, thrilling twist!

Whether reading or listening, I have never rated a book before I finished it. Each move the author makes in the story leads you toward a surprising destination and you just want more!

feeling kinda greedy... A rare moment for picky reader. I can get really snooty about audio performances, so... just sayin.

LATER...

AND at about 7 hrs it really started to be annoying. I don't like stories that slyly work the storyline with magic. An easy way out, indeed!

If I had the ability to tell stories, I'd never stop and I'd never take an easy way out. And if I wanted to bring in paranormal or magical realism, if do it all the way. AND I probably wouldn't earn a dime.

I admire the creativity and craftiness of Adele and Louise's likeability and idiotic, yet believable hypocrisy. The coldness and calculation was quite clever... BUT, after a few hours, I was forcing myself to listen. So. There's that. Nonetheless, it was very, very clever.

Great-ish!