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  • Daisy Jones & The Six

  • A Novel
  • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,872
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,597

Daisy is a girl coming of age in LA in the late '60s, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s 20, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Alisia Ned on 03-06-19

What an Incredible Story

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

Daisy Jones. Billy Dunn. A match made in songwriter's heaven. This is an incredible story of the rise and fall of a rock band in the seventies. It is told in snippets by many of the band and its entourage (all read by different readers) who have been interviewed by someone writing the history of the band, The Six, and their collaboration with the up and coming singer/songwriter Daisy Jones. She is the ultimate flower child/hard rocker of the seventies. The Six, led by lead singer/songwriter Billy Dunn, is electric. A wonder story.

  • The Silent Patient

  • By: Alex Michaelides
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins, Louise Brealey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,915

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No superlatives can describe how exceptional this book is

  • By A. Koren on 02-07-19

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

This truly is an exceptional book. Wonderfully plotted, suspenseful, incredibly written. The stories are woven together beautifully in a way that the reader/listener is totally engaged with the characters. Phenomenal first novel.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Lia on 02-14-19

Well done

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

The Murderer's Son is well written and nicely paced. The action moves along and doesn't bog down or go off story. It was a pleasure to read. Jackman and Evans play well off each other. And there are a host of secondary characters that I hope Ms. Ellis continues to explore. Richard Armitage is a joy to listen to.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,870

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some fire, a little ice

  • By Elese Newman on 06-03-18

Enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Not all fires burn with flame. It was interesting to see how different fires were being lit by different people with different "flammables." Lots of stories intertwined and the ending was a little predictable but enjoyable all the same.

  • Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,597

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person - but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, an addictive thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway

  • By Debbie De on 06-03-18

Best of the three!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

This is the third Ruth Ware book I've listened to and I believe her best yet. It is wonderfully voiced by Imogen Church. The plot is intricately drawn and, I have to say, that I missed the all important clue that would have solved the mystery. But I didn't feel cheated. The story and the mystery are fabulous, sprinkled with interesting and sometimes creepy characters. AND Tarot cards. They were a very nice touch to the story. Can't wait for Ms. Ware's next book.

  • Tailspin

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,793

Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. But he does have a rock-solid reputation: He will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask questions. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor Got His Groove

  • By Empress Karen on 08-08-18

Too many unanswered questions

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Sandra Brown has always been a favorite writer, but this book fell a little flat. It began with great promise, but lost itself somewhere in the middle. Rye's torment was a little too weak, Brynn's determination a little too skewed, and the ending left waaaaay too many unanswered questions. Not one of her best efforts.

  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,120

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can't move. She can't speak. She can't open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn't remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-18

Arrrrggggghhhh!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

What a crappy ending. It's really difficult to spend this much time on a book (9 hours, 47 minutes on audio) only to have it blow up in your face. There is not one likeable character in this book. And I ended up not caring what happened to any of them. A twist? The only question is how it got published.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,670
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19,924
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,868

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

Not again

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

The Girl on the Train has taken her booze to the Window to spy on people. Please deliver me from "page turning psychological thrillers" that just aren't. Audiobook reader was too slow and too blah. Storyline cliched. Would someone come up with a new idea?

  • Let Me Lie

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan, Clare Mackintosh
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 537

Last year, Tom and Caroline Johnson chose to end their lives, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unwilling to accept the verdict of suicide. Now with a baby herself, Anna feels her mother's absence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as she digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her. Sometimes it's safer to let things lie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t see that coming.

  • By Donna on 03-22-18

Queen of the Twist

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18


Clare Mackintosh truly is the queen of the twist. Even though I figured out part of the mystery, I still missed some of it. And I definitely missed the final twist. Once again, the story is wonderful and truly engrossing!

  • The Identicals

  • A Novel
  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,200

Harper Frost is laid back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's run-down house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking. Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this author

  • By Janice K. Anderson on 07-14-17

Mediocre Story

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Not up to Ms. Hilderbrand's previous stories. I didn't really like any of the characters except the surfer.