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  • What Doesn't Kill Her

  • A Novel
  • By: Carla Norton
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint's victim. Not anymore-not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity. Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital, where he belongs. He is walking the grounds of the forensic unit, performing his strange but apparently harmless rituals. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he suffered in the car crash that freed Reeve seven years ago. Post-concussive syndrome, they call it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Really Good Follow-up To Excellent Debut Novel

  • By ftmgal on 07-17-15

The narration was perfection.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

This book held my attention throughout, it was a suspenseful story with a really creepy villain.
The narrator did a wonderful job bringing out the different characters with her change in cadence and tone.
Her voice of the killer was especially convincing. He made my skin crawl because of her excellent narration.

  • Jane Doe

  • A Novel
  • By: Victoria Helen Stone
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty and extra efficient. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes - meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. So she can take it all away. Just as he did to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vengeance & Retribution!!!!

  • By shelley on 08-07-18

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I really enjoyed this audiobook, had a hard time
Pausing this one
The narration was sultry and absolute perfection.
Jane, although very flawed and a self proclaimed sociopath, was highly entertaining.
I found myself laughing out loud at some of her observations and found her to be an extremely empathetic character.
This one I definitely recommend

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trespassing

  • A Novel
  • By: Brandi Reeds
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

Veronica Cavanaugh’s grasp on the world is slipping. Her latest round of fertility treatments not only failed but left her on edge and unbalanced. And her three-year-old daughter, Elizabella, has a new imaginary friend, who seems much more devilish than playful. So when Veronica’s husband fails to return home from a business trip, what’s left of her stability begins to crumble. Given her family’s history of mental illness, and Elizabella’s insistence that her daddy is dead, Veronica starts questioning herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you guessing until the end!

  • By Wayne on 04-01-18

The whining child was like nails on a chalkboard

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

I listen to a great many audio books and I rarely write a review, but, the narration on this one is warranting a comment.
It was so overly dramatic and the voice and constant whine of the child really got on my nerves. I read other reviews where the reviewer said they got into the overall story enough that they tuned out the child. Unfortunately, for me, the story never got good enough for that to happen
I had most of the story figures out and didn’t care enough about the characters .
Overall, I would say, don’t waste a credit

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten Ones

  • A Novel
  • By: Steena Holmes
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 572

Elle is a survivor. She’s managed to piece together a solid life from a childhood of broken memories and fairy tales her mom told her to explain away bad dreams. But weekly visits to her mother still fill Elle with a paralyzing fear she can’t explain. It’s just another of so many unanswered questions she grew up with in a family estranged by silence and secrets. Elle’s world turns upside down when she receives a deathbed request from her grandfather, a man she was told had died years ago. Racked by grief, regrets, and a haunted conscience, he has a tale of his own to tell Elle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story of Past Family Secrets

  • By Wendi on 05-04-18

I believed all the good reviews

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I thoroughly disliked this book, enough so that I am giving it a bad rating
I almost never review books and I listen to a lot of them
I very much disliked the extremely weak and vapid characters, in particular the grandfather
I kept waiting to feel some empathy for the people involved and instead just felt disgust at their stupidity
Don’t waste money or credit

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Other Mother

  • By: J. A. Baker
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

Three troubled women. One deadly secret. Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life in Yorkshire. However, when events at Rosie’s school come to light, their peaceful existence is shattered. Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives, but behind closed doors, things are not as they seem. All three women are tied together by a dark past that goes back to their school days. A child was murdered, and one of the women is to blame. But is the person responsible for the child’s death the same person who was blamed for it all those years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb narration

  • By Anonymous User on 07-18-18

The narration was stellar

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

The story was decent although I lost thread of the characters a couple times and had to back up and listen again.
The narrator did an excellent job with the different voices and really made them come to life
I did find the Lissy character a bit of a wimp and kept yelling at her to get a backbone

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Other Mother

  • A Novel
  • By: Carol Goodman
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphne's new employer, it feels like they've entered a whole new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its lush landscaping hiding the view of the mental asylum just beyond its border. Daphne secured the live-in position using an assumed name and fake credentials, telling no one that she's on the run from a controlling husband who has threatened to take her daughter away.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to follow

  • By cindy on 04-11-18

Hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

This is usually my type of book.
I love a good mystery that makes you think
This one , however, I found very disjointed and the voices in the head of the main character, made the story that much harder to follow
About half way thru, I was so confused, I jumped to the end. Would not recommend

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 17,726
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,248

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
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Over the top narration

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

The storyline is decent
I enjoyed the many references to noir films
Being an old movie buff myself
There were a few surprises, unfortunately, I had them figured out.
I did, however, have a real issue with the narration
Would have much preferred just a reading of the story not such an over the top dramatization
Almost stopped listening a few times, I found it so irritating.

146 of 158 people found this review helpful

  • Poison

  • A Novel
  • By: Galt Niederhoffer
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109

Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat, and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the modern family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Portland - a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Thriller

  • By JK907 on 11-27-17

The main character was so unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I had to finish this book even though the stupidity and overall weakness of the main character, Cass, drove me crazy
I kept hoping for a strong comeback but it never happened
I don’t recommend using a credit on this one!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Between You and Me

  • A psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming
  • By: Lisa Hall
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 785

They say every marriage has its secrets. But no one sees what happens behind closed doors. And sometimes those doors should never be opened.... Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren't happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does - no matter how much it hurts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never Mind the Twist - read it because it's good.

  • By MarisaReads on 06-19-17

Wow.!!! That’s all I can say. WOW!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This book grabbed me from the first sentence and did not let go
I couldn’t stop listening and completed the book in one day.
I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys s roller coaster ride of a story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret

  • The Number One Best-Selling Author of The Letter
  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Cricket on 03-25-18

Narration is bloody perfection!!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

A bit sappy, but generally held my interest throughout.
I really enjoyed first 1/3 and last 1/3
Middle I found a little tedious
The narration is excellent.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful