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  • Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Rebecca Lowman, Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father—and possible suspect—now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There’s more to this case than meets the eye.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Live To Tell - 3.5 stars

  • By book me! on 07-27-10

Best one yet!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I have really enjoyed this series so far, but this book is currently my favorite. I love the connection between mental illness and spiritual awareness. Danielle is now one of my all time favorite characters. A tortured soul with a heart of gold. The story is not predictable and keeps you on your toes.

  • 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 130,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,438

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hated this book!

  • By nikki on 04-11-18

Great story... Rachel broke my heart

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

I felt so bad for Rachel throughout the entire story. It just seemed that she was so mistreated by everyone. Yet she could be irritating and just a mess. Her desperation at times made me cringe. What a unique story!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble in High Heels

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,724
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,423

When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto – a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing’s for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Houston mom on 03-31-11

Good story the narration killed it for me

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

Reviewed: 07-06-13

Who doesn't love a story of love, betrayal and steamy elevator scenes? The narration was so dull. Every male character had a raspy old voice and it was hard to tell them apart. This book takes place in Chicago and NO CHICAGO ACCENTS! The mob characters sound like New Yorkers. If you can get past all that, the story keeps you involved and entertained.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Ever After

  • A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,018
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,030

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Welp, At Least She Didn't Do An Anita Blake

  • By J Barrington on 06-23-13

This book lacked the essential spark...

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

Reviewed: 06-19-13

I have fallen in love with Sookie Stackhouse and I thank Charlane Harris for such an amazing series. I am very disappointed with this last book. I almost feel like this book had a deadline so a few writers just compiled the safest ending just to get the series done with and onto the next.

SPOILER ALERT:
I understand that in this ending Sookie "got what she always wanted". To be as normal. Her and Sam hooking up is a great ending. I am happy with that.

I am not happy with her and Eric's departure. There was so much drama between them and two days of eating junk food on the couch erases all of her passion for him. How about Eric's kin in her back yard for a year, Sookie is cool with that?

What about Bill? Lame ending with Alcide? The demons were interesting but come on, the whole scene with Tyrese Marley just was so farfetched even for this series. I repeat myself when I say I feel like different writers were given pieces to write and then were blended together. It just didn't work.

Sookie came into a FORTUNE from her Great Grandfather, then not one mention of how she plans to live after this great inheritance. Just a tear-filled "Oh my gosh".

I have read the entire series again for starting the last book. There was just a different feel to this one. It just felt messy.

I express my gratitude to Ms. Harris for such a wonderful series and such exciting and loveable/hate-able characters. I just feel like she missed the mark on this book. I am very sorry to say so because I do have a lot of respect for her, she is great writer.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ask and It Is Given, Volume 1

  • The Law of Attraction
  • By: Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
  • Narrated by: Jerry Hicks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441

Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you�re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Primer

  • By W. straubhaar on 04-12-09

Great content...

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

Reviewed: 06-19-13

If you could sum up Ask and It Is Given, Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

simple, easy-to-follow, a gift

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jerry Hicks?

Anyone but Jerry Hicks. I am so sorry to say that because I love the work both him and Esther do. Jerry read the book in monotone and like it were a run on sentence. I did enjoy Esther's reading, you could really feel the passion behind the words. She stressed the words that you needed to pay attention to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I am familiar with their work so this is nothing new to me.When I need a referesher or I feel like I am falling off the path I want to be on, I will re-read or re-listen to the book. It has helped me manifest many succeses in my life and career.

  • Thigh High

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

Nessa Dahl lives a sensible life – until, that is, Jeremiah MacNaught comes to town and enlists her help to investigate a string of bank robberies. Only Mac realizes that beneath Nessa’s no-nonsense exterior exists an outlaw spirit, and between them burns a passion far hotter than a sultry summer night. But when she discovers that the handsome investigator is undercover, lying to her about his identity and convinced she’s involved with the crimes, he’ll learn what thigh high in trouble really means….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down!

  • By Judy on 10-11-10

I can never look at red shoes the same....

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

Reviewed: 06-19-13

If you could sum up Thigh High in three words, what would they be?

exciting, lusty and nostalgic

What did you like best about this story?

It was not predicatable and it gave from what I see as an "insiders view" of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Have you listened to any of Natalie Ross’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

N/A

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The volt

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,897

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Great Story.... rushed ending

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

What did you like best about this story?

Amy's diary.

What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Julia does a superb job! I love the way the she reads in different tones for all of "Amy's characters" while still being recognized as Amy.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not for the first two parts, you need a little time to think about what has happened and appreciate how clever this book is.

Any additional comments?

I demand a re-write for the end. That just sucked! The story was so detailed so many twists, so unpredictable. You couldn't even guess what was coming next. Then the third part... rush rush rush. It felt like Ms. Flynn was told she had to fit 25,000 words into a 1000 word essay. The end could have been so much better had there been more substance to it. I guess she left an opening for another book, maybe. I just couldnt believe that was it.

  • Dead Until Dark

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,367

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Vampire Said ....

  • By Pamela on 07-24-08

WARNING: ADDICTING!!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I started this book and ended this book in just a few days. If I didn't have to work or take care of kids, I would have listened all at once.

Any additional comments?

I started with my Sookie Stackhouse addiction by watching True Blood on HBO. After the 5th season ended, I just couldn't wait to find out more about my BFF Sookie. So I started with this book. #1. I am really happy I did. The book and True Blood are very similar, but I really love the book more. You get inside of Sookie's head. You know what she is thinking. There are not nearly as many side stories which I like, less confusing. I just really am in love with Sookie and you will be to after listening to this book.