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Stacy Edell

Tampa, Florida
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  • Gone to Dust

  • By: Matt Goldman
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,414

A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence? Private detective Nils Shapiro is focused on forgetting his ex-wife and keeping warm during another Minneapolis winter when a former colleague, neighboring Edina Police Detective Anders Ellegaard, calls with the impossible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Above Average

  • By wisconsinclark on 11-06-17

Fantastic listen - very suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I like a good "who done it" and this was a great book. I liked the unique story line and the myriad of interesting characters. Nils was likeable and the story seemed realistic (which I appreciate). Great book.

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  • Silent Lies

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish, Rosie Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,185

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn't kill himself. Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach's past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!!!!!!

  • By dijjer on 12-27-17

OOOOH!! Twists and turns :)

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I listened to another of Kathryn's books and this one was not a disappointment. Since I had read a book before, I did try to figure out what would happen next, but I was surprised at every turn. I enjoyed the "real life" characters and was able to relate to the main character (Mia). Alison was a little over the top at times, but that was part of her character I guess. I enjoyed the narration and the 2 characters had a good distinction between them. I would recommend this book.

  • Somebody I Used to Know

  • By: David Bell
  • Narrated by: Andy Paris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,970
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,716

When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire 20 years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off. The next morning the police arrive at Nick's house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She's been found dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely Worth a Credit

  • By Snoodely on 07-15-15

Kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I enjoyed this story. I often multi-task, but this one required a little bit of focus. I tried to figure out the story line, but definitely some twists and turns. I was at times nervous and anxious to find out what would happen next. Some things were a little over the top, but I guess it is all part of the fun. I would recommend this book.

  • Ghosted

  • By: J. M. Darhower
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 845

He's a troubled young actor, Hollywood's newest heartthrob, struggling with fame as the star of the latest superhero franchise. Through scandal after scandal, addiction on top of addiction, a flurry of paparazzi hunt him as he fights to conquer his demons. She's a single mother, assistant manager at a grocery store, existing in monotony with her five-year-old daughter. Every day when she goes to work, lurid tabloids surround her, the face of a notorious bad boy haunting her from their covers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!! Full of solid storytelling & emotions

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 01-10-18

Good book, easy listening

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

This was a good book and easy to multi-task and listen. Somewhat predictable and a little disappointed that there wasn't any true drama or suspense in the book, but I would still recommend it. The daughter's voice was a little annoying at times, but having a 5 year old myself, it was relatively realistic in her interests and capacity to understand the situation. Somewhat over the top with the instant bond, but relatively believable. I could relate to the main character, she seemed like a real person. I would recommend this as a nice easy listen.

  • The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 411

While Laurel Gray Hawthorne's life seems neatly on track - a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna - everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor, Molly Dufresne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best books I've purchased

  • By J. E. JONES on 08-05-08

Another great Joshilyn story

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Although my first book and still favorite by Joshilyn is "A grown up kind of pretty", I am still chasing that high :) I did thoroughly enjoy this book though! I was a little saddened by the sister relationship, but I enjoyed the supernatural element. I enjoyed the interview with the author at the end and agreed that she didn't shove the ghost thing down the reader/listeners throat. I LOVE Joshilyn as the narrator and feel so connected to the characters as she reads. I would recommend this book.

  • When We Were Sisters

  • By: Emilie Richards
  • Narrated by: Karen White, Elijah Alexander, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,397

As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters they had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris' love and attention, but does Kris need them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey!

  • By Terri C. on 02-02-17

Good book, kept me interested

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I enjoyed this book. A little "over the top" with the sister thing, kind of repetitious. I am often multi-tasking while listening to books and this was an easy read. Sometimes books are hard to follow, but this was easy listening, realistic and I enjoyed the narration a lot.

  • Lies She Told

  • By: Cate Holahan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,305

Liza Cole has 30 days to write the thriller that could put her back on the best seller list. In the meantime, she's struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth. Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she's home alone caring for their newborn. Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth is stranger than fiction is stranger than fiction is stranger..,.

  • By shelley on 09-23-17

Wow! This book kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I really enjoyed this story! It was a little difficult through the audio version to keep track of the characters. Although there were 2 narrators for the different characters, they were similar enough that I had to keep track my own ways to follow along. I would recommend this book and I finished it within a day and a half!

  • This Is How It Always Is

  • A Novel
  • By: Laurie Frankel
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,721

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked this novel about a non-traditional family

  • By Mark on 03-21-18

Wow! What a great perspective

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I enjoyed this book, felt it was very realistic and I was part of the family. It was refreshing to read a story about acceptance and love, while still maintaining some sense of reality. It wasn't all roses and rainbows, but a true sentiment to the struggle of a family dealing with a trans-gendered child. The love was evident and I was rooting for them throughout the story. The parents weren't perfect, they didn't always make the right decision, but all decisions were grounded in love. Great read whether you are impacted by these types of issues or not.

  • The Safest Lies

  • By: Megan Miranda
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,628

Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of suspicion, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn't set foot outside their front door in 17 years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker's baby growing inside her - Kelsey. Kelsey knows she's supposed to keep a low profile and stay off the grid for their protection, but that plan is shattered when her dramatic car accident and rescue by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker sparks media coverage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Paced/Action Packed!

  • By Chanda Leigh Combs on 07-13-17

Wow! Interesting and twisty

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I enjoyed this book. Sometimes I have a hard time starting a new audio book, but this one grabbed my interest from chapter 1 and kept me engaged throughout. I was continually guessing and wondering lots of things, but it is all explained by the end. Kelsey was very like-able and engaging, yet realistic. I thought it got somewhat far fetched at the end, but I could forgive it since the story was unfolding, but I am more of a realist. A good read (listen).

  • The Deep Dark Descending

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,296

Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely brilliant!!

  • By ryan on 10-25-17

Overall nice tie in with other stories

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I did enjoy this book and have listened to the first two as well. It wasn't my favorite story though. Although I am used to the narrators interpretation of Max, his gruff nature in this book left me lacking a "favorite character". I always felt that Max was overly monotone and not as like-able as he should be, but it was balanced by other endearing characters - this book didn't have one. I know that Max loved Jenny so much, but he is so over the top with his feelings for her, but shows no emotion anywhere else. The book was based in the winter, and just thinking about the misery of cold winters was well spelled out throughout the book. I liked the twists and turns and thought the author was going to spin me in another direction near the end, but didn't do anything unnatural.