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Shauna M. Vick

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  • The Breakdown

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,760
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,756

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside - the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I tore through it within a few days

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 10-02-17

Am I that clever? No spoilers

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Enjoyed the read but figured out the story very quickly. That said it dragged for me in the middle until things were revealed. In my own mind I would ask myself I wonder if every person who reads it figures it out as quickly as i did

  • The Way Life Should Be

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn't want and a life that seems to have somehow just happened. She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it - these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine - a charming reminder of a life that could be hers if she could only muster the courage to go after it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simple story

  • By Dianna Bogart on 06-09-15

The narrator is awful

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I was expecting more from the story. It's a delightful easy story but lacks the depth of the Orphan train. Not sure I will read any of her other books now
The narrator is terrible. I couldn't get past her improper pronunciation of the TT sound think mitten her pronunciation? mih-en Even some single Ts - Latin - La-in she mispronounced. Even espresso! She said expresso. It's a regional pronunciation so I looked up thinking she was an amateur but she has an MFA and has narrated 80 audio books. Unfortunately for me it took me out of the story with every mispronounced word. Probably won't bother others

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