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  • The Girl in the Moon

  • Angela Constantine, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

When Angela was young, before she came to realize she had a rare ability, she was a rather ordinary girl. At least, that was what everyone said. But Angela is anything but ordinary. The daughter of a meth addict, she is convinced she was born a freak. Haunted by an abusive childhood, she was forced to become a woman far too soon. And in the process, she became more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Garbage

  • By Meg on 03-31-18

Read NEST 1st!!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

They don’t have it listed, but read NEST before you read this one. Trust me. For some reason they don’t have them listed as a series, but they are.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is a little graphic and does have a lot of gore. I actually skipped though a few mins because of it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ugly Duckling

  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Nell Calder is the docile, plain wife of a powerful financier. She is content to live in the shadows of his elegant international life. Suddenly one night, at a lavish party, a hit man targets her husband. Nell’s face and body are deeply marred by the same violent hand. But from the ensuing surgery and rehabilitation, Nell emerges beautiful, strong, and bent on revenge. To develop the skills she needs to face her attacker, Nell must conquer her fear and face almost impossible odds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Barbara R!

  • By Texfla on 12-06-16

Worst narration EVER!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

This is actually a really good book, but the narration is absolutely awful. I couldn’t even get through the 2nd chapter. The narrator has a serious smoker voice and there’s no variation between characters. Also, you can hear her taking breathes which is really annoying. I ended up just reading the book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hanover House

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the psychopathic mind. Why do psychopaths act as they do? How do they come to be? Why don't they feel any remorse for the suffering they cause? And are there better ways of spotting and stopping them? After having been kidnapped, tortured, and left for dead when she was just a teenager - by her high school boyfriend - she's determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little too short

  • By Terri on 02-10-18

Great story-HORRIBLE narration

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

The story is actually really good. Great intro for the next book. However, the narrators voice is horrible. It really makes it hard to get through the book.

2 of 4 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 12,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,698

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
  • Plot twist overload

  • By RueRue on 10-12-16

Good narration, terrible writing

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

This could have been a really good book. it had a good storyline, but the writing was terrible. I also hated the ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Have Lived a Thousand Years

  • Growing Up in the Holocaust
  • By: Livia Bitton-Jackson
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

Imagine being a 13-year-old girl in love with boys, school, family - life itself. Then suddenly, in a matter of hours, your life is shattered by the arrival of a foreign army. This is the memoir of Elli Friedmann, who was 13 years old in March 1944, when the Nazis invaded Hungary. It describes her descent into the hell of Auschwitz, a concentration camp where, because of her golden braids, she was selected for work instead of extermination. In intimate, excruciating details she recounts what it was like.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching and Important Story - Terrible Audio Performance

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-03-16

Moving story HORRIBLE NARRATION

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

This book was good. The narration was absolutely horrible though. It really took away from the story. As another review stated the phrase "oh god" gets old after hearing it 100 times in the first hour.

  • Sheva's Promise: Chronicle of Escape from a Nazi Ghetto

  • By: Sylvia Lederman
  • Narrated by: Gwen Trussler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In this gripping memoir, Lederman tells her story of survival during one of the most horrific episodes in history. Beginning with Lederman as a young girl in Poland in 1941, Sheva's Promise traces her experience in a Nazi ghetto with her mother and sister. Resolved that she must avoid the detention camp to help her family, Lederman obtains a false birth certificate and escapes the ghetto.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Survival or . . .

  • By Lyric G. Eads on 04-07-17

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

The story was deeply moving and heartbreaking. The narration made it hard to listen to. The narrator sounded like she needed a good cough and at times whiney.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,939

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

Good book. A little long winded at parts. The voices for the guys were a little annoying.

  • Night and Day

  • An Eve Duncan Novel
  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

Iris Johansen's third book in her latest explosive trilogy starring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan takes listeners on a high-energy adventure, with Eve fighting to overcome the odds. Protecting Cara Delaney from the enemies who want her dead leads Eve to be their target. It will take everything she has to rescue Cara, and doing so will put that which is dearest to her at risk. Night and Day is the pulse-pounding race to a conclusion that will have listeners on the edges of their seats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Bobbie on 11-07-16

Love the story. Hate the narration.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Good story line. Elisabeth Rogers fake southern accent is TERRIBLE! It's as if she got it from Gone with the Wind. Kinda makes those parts a little unbearable to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wedding

  • The Lairds' Brides, Book 2
  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood has captured the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide with timeless tales of love and soaring adventure. Now, returning to the enchanting world of her classic love story “The Bride,” she brings to glorious life the passion, intrigue, and rivalry of medieval Scotland....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator PERFECTION, delicious characters

  • By Elizabeth on 01-21-14

Good story. Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 10-15-13

Any additional comments?

I love Julie Garwood but this narrator is horrible! Her Scottish accent sounds like a Russian and her male lead sounds like a 12 yr-old boy. It ruined the story.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful