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  • Missing Molly

  • By: Natalie Barelli
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

Everyone has secrets, and Rachel Holloway is no exception. She’s worked hard to keep the past where it belongs: dead and buried. And so far, she’s been very successful. But now the small newspaper where she works wants to produce a podcast on a cold case: the disappearance 12 years ago of young Molly Forster. Some secrets should never see the light of day, and, as far as Rachel is concerned, whatever happened to little Molly is one of them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Foster!!

  • By Nairesia on 02-07-19

Missing Molly. Not For Long.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Missing Molly by Natalie Barelli was a nice surprise. Often in reviews I read “not realistic.” So what? Books that are completely realistic need be in nonfiction and taken from crime reports. I don’t read for realism. I want books to keep me guessing. I never want s book to be redundant.
Missing Molly is a mystery with a feeling of light heartedness. Thanks!

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Give Me Your Hand

  • By: Megan Abbott
  • Narrated by: Chloe Cannon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 343

Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane's academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them. More than a decade later, Kit thinks she's put Diane behind her forever, and she's begun to fulfill the scientific dreams Diane awakened in her. But the past comes roaring back when she discovers that Diane is her competition for a position both women covet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I just don’t care.

  • By Deedhopes on 08-05-18

I just don’t care.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Some books grab you and others do not. This one droned on and on for me. Ugh. Skip it

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • How Will I Know You?

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Treadway
  • Narrated by: Ryan Vincent Anderson, Christopher Ryan Grant, Cynthia Farrell, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 471

On a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a pond. She had been presumed drowned, but an autopsy shows that she was, in fact, strangled. As the investigation unfolds, four characters tell the story from widely divergent perspectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very good

  • By cristina on 12-16-16

Moments Matter

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Author Jessica Treadway weaves lives together both in the present and as she recalls why and how characters knew each other.
She discusses racial tension discreetly. Often racial tension is discreet not known by the one holding racial bias.
Who done it? Typically, like any of us that read thrillers, I know who did what quickly into the words of a book. Not this time.
I also appreciated the moments of reflection I was stirred to experience while reading How Will I Know You.
I recommend this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,367
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,856

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Court Gentry, baby & diaper bag hmmmm...

  • By shelley on 02-21-18

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I know this series by Mark Greaney is popular. I have read many of his books. I will not read his books in the future.
It is silly. Silly is fine in a humorous book.
So many words that are not needed.
I am not a writer. I have a great deal of respect for this author. It is simply not for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...and Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,672

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world", he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy SEAL training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Make Your Bed

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

I made my bed this morning.
Thank you.
After listening to this book by
William H. McRaven I was inspired. I will never be a Seal. However, lessons learned if applied can change the world .
Thank you for writing this book. Thank you for your service.
Sic ‘Em Bears!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • News of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,808

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cookie cutter cowboys need not apply

  • By david1j on 01-13-17

History

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

I enjoy historical fiction. The author writes of a sweet relationship between a young girl and her rescuer.
Texas towns are named . Rivers and trails that I've known of my whole life are traveled.
I recommend this book. Readers that want a book that's easy to follow with engaging characters without four letter words and no sex scenes...this book may be for you.

  • A Beautiful Poison

  • By: Lydia Kang
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 933

Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned - and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It had potential, but faltered in execution

  • By Constance Jenkins on 01-14-18

Chemistry & Intrigue

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Twists and turns. History and Fiction. History is filled with fiction. The same can be true of fiction mixed with history.
Ms. Kang paints her words so that we see glimpses of the relentless fury caused by Spanish Influenza. We also see her characters come of age. Readers will be intrigued as we try to figure out "who done it."
Woven into her words are golden threads of friendship.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • It Ain't Me, Babe

  • By: Tillie Cole
  • Narrated by: J.F. Harding, Annie Green
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

Salome knows only one way to live - under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence - the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free. Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart

  • By V from Kansas on 04-09-17

"It Ain't"

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Remove repeat story lines. Remove sex scenes.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Ending is predictable.

What three words best describe J.F. Harding and Annie Green ’s performance?

Book limited performance

Any additional comments?

Not Worth My Effort to write additional comments.

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  • The Long and Faraway Gone

  • By: Lou Berney
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,140

Lou Berney's The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors - and the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their lives. In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie theater employees were killed in an armed robbery while one inexplicably survived. Then a teenage girl vanished from the annual state fair. Neither crime was ever solved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's all together here

  • By Ted on 08-25-16

Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

Lou Berney entertains as he masterfully introduces characters. Characters that are life like. I laughed as life happens in present time while a story that is linked to the past anchors both timelines.
The narrators are excellent. I have listened to Amy McFadden narrate other books. She is one of my favorites. Brian Hutchison is now a narrator I look forward to hearing again.
I will not spoil this book. Read it. It was and unexpected change.

  • Endangered

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222

She was gone. Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if he was a rodeo champion, and now he has even more: Joe's 18-year-old ward, April, has run off with him. And then comes even worse news: The body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway - alive but just barely, the victim of blunt-force trauma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Chuck Box book!!!

  • By bluesky on 03-14-15

Endangered Maybe?

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

Reviewed: 01-13-17

I read and listen to a variety of books by various authors and genres.
C.J. Box is the author I can always count on. His books are entertaining. Box describes the mystery of the vast outdoors with a sense of awe and respect. There are constant battles and challenges his characters face in his books.
I highly recommend C.J. Box books. Keep 'Em coming please Mr. Box!