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Jennifer Hessenfloe

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  • The Wife

  • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,343
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,980

When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Toni R. on 02-03-18

Shock at the end

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Great storyline & keeps you glued the entire time.
Only bad thing is narrator mispronounced a few words which is distracting.
Otherwise, this a great thriller of a story. It will force you to change allegiance without being aware you’ve done so. Certainly worth a credit.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,556

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Unexpected turns

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

This was a great book and it sucks you in.
Not sure if it’s because there are 2 authors but the shifts were not at all predictable. I recommend this book to anyone in search of a great mystery.

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  • Gold Dust Woman

  • The Biography of Stevie Nicks
  • By: Stephen Davis
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (the Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsay Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars - according to Christine McVie - Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and partially accurate picture

  • By D. Lichtenstein on 01-14-18

Good story just needs continuity

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

In general this is a pretty good biography. What it lacks are check for continuity of each story line. Some repeat or don’t jive with the story line. To that end I would state this was poorly edited. If someone could go through to help ensure order & logical flow of each story that would help.
The performance of this book too is ok. Some things were mispronounced & the affectations of band members voices was a bit contrived to me. This narrator is great on other things but missed the mark here.
Overall I was disappointed given the story having so much promise. It was just executed poorly.

  • Spoonbenders

  • A Novel
  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522

Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering. There he meets Maureen McKinnon, and it's not just her piercing blue eyes that leave Teddy forever charmed but her mind - Maureen is a genuine psychic of immense and mysterious power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shades of Koontz

  • By Todd S on 09-27-17

All signs say you will love this story

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

This is a great story of a very unique family. It was compelling & detailed. The story didn’t drag & really kept my attention throughout. I highly suggest this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Women, One Dress

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane L. Rosen
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448

Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend, who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for 17 years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands - a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life - and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect fit for fans of "Love, Actually." It's a delight!

  • By Katherine on 08-13-16

Great summer read/listen

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

I listened to this in one day. The story is awesome & not as campy as the traveling pants . I enjoyed it

  • I Liked My Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Abby Fabiaschi
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,460

Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch...until she commits suicide, leaving her husband, Brady, and teenage daughter, Eve, heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good all around.

  • By Adam C. on 03-16-17

Amazing book and listen close.

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

I say listen closely because there is a ton of amazing advice in here. This book was close to me bc there was a tragedy that happened while I was reading it (odd coincidence) but the perspectives in this book really helped. Helped me talk to people, talk to my family & ultimately reminded of what matters most.
Get this book & apply compassion & kindness to your corner of the universe.
Great characters & the narrators are on point.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Couple Next Door

  • A Novel
  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,996
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,958

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all - a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • These twists and turns did not make a great ride..

  • By Claudia H on 11-04-16

Good .... then what the heck???

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

This was a fast paced solid mystery. Then the end just fell flat. I know not every story will or should be wrapped up nice and neat, but this ending seemed like the author got tired & just threw it together.
Again most of the story was good the ending has me frustrated. What were they thinking??

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,544

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

Make time bc you will finish this quickly

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Great story & performance. If in the fence, get this. You won't be disappointed. Gaiman delivers fiction with suspense, mystery, horror, drama & fantasy all together.