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  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,097

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Up in the Air

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

The story held promise but turned into such a disappointment. I didn’t care about any of the characters. Hard to finish listening to the entire story ... I do not recommend.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Perfect Lie

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,539

On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He's applying for a job as a high school government teacher, he's ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach, and his references are impeccable. But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie. Susan Sematov is proud of her son, Raz, a high school pitcher so athletically talented that he's being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major league baseball. But Raz’s father died only a few months ago, leaving her son in a vulnerable place where any new father figure might influence him for good - or evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Narrator I've heard

  • By Felicity Xenia Spamotic on 04-26-17

Thin plot line, no character development, dud

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

What would have made One Perfect Lie better?

A better story with more detail. I didn't care what happened to any of the characters, because I didn't feel like I knew them.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Scottoline again?

Other people seem to like her books, so maybe it's just this one that's not so good? So perhaps ...

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Several of the characters sounded the same and it made it difficult to follow along.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment ... and I can't understand why there are so many good reviews?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,610
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,615

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

I can't even finish it ...

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

What could Sarah Pinborough have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

None of the characters were likable in the least. I have an hour left of the book, and I'm not even bothering to finish.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She was fine, nothing amazing. She didn't deliver real differences in personality for each character.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I like long books! And it was that.

  • The Key to Justice

  • A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Dennis Carstens
  • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

A serial killer is on the loose in Minneapolis and the head of the investigation, Minneapolis police Lt. Jake Waschke, is feeling the pressure to find him. To make matters worse, the killer strikes again, this time across the river in St. Paul, and his victim is the daughter of a prominent politician. Just when the investigation seems to be going nowhere, the police catch a break when the killer strikes yet again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Cherise Knapp on 11-22-16

Horrible, horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I liked the story, but the narrator is laughably bad. Just horrible.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The main character had the most annoying voice of all. The other voices were just variations of that voice. No range.

Was The Key to Justice worth the listening time?

Yes - if you can ignore the narrator

Any additional comments?

I liked the story, but the dialogue between the main character and his girlfriend AND the dialogue from the female detective could have certainly benefited from a woman's touch.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Must Say

  • My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend
  • By: Martin Short
  • Narrated by: Martin Short
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914

Martin Short takes you on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is what audio books were made for!

  • By Ty Brady on 11-06-14

love martin short -- great stories!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

it was so fun to hear martins stories, read by him. laughed out loud.

What other book might you compare I Must Say to and why?

none - very unique

Which scene was your favorite?

descriptions of his relationships with his family while growing up -- esp of his mom

  • 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 130,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,430

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hated this book!

  • By nikki on 04-11-18

Great suspense

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

Reviewed: 01-20-15

It Reminded me of Gone Girl. It kept me guessing -- and listening! Highly recommend. Now on to the next mystery!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guilt by Association

  • By: Marcia Clark
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 648

Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family. But she can't stop herself from digging deeper into Jake's death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation - and her life - to find the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT!

  • By TexasLady on 04-21-11

Boring and Blah

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

Reviewed: 08-26-14

What disappointed you about Guilt by Association?

It tries hard, but never takes off.

What could Marcia Clark have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't care to know the characters -- make them more interesting.

What didn’t you like about January LaVoy’s performance?

Not enough variation in characters.

What character would you cut from Guilt by Association?

I only got 1/3 of the way through ... so it's hard to say. I just couldn't finish it.

Any additional comments?

Make at least ONE of the characters interesting, if not likable.

  • Ladies' Night

  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003

Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their “divorce coach” starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Man I thought my divorce was the worst!

  • By JenniferandSteveLandeau on 06-09-13

Entertaining characters, clever storyline

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

What did you love best about Ladies' Night?

The premise and character development.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked Ashley, because her self-involvement was so entertaining. It was entertaining to hear her thought process (as she unapologetically thought of no one but herself). Of course, in real life, I would stay as far away as possible!

If you could take any character from Ladies' Night out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The dog, of course!

  • A Conflict of Interest

  • A Novel
  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,264
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,668

Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A man with no character seeks revenge...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-02-12

Self-centered main character

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

Would you ever listen to anything by Adam Mitzner again?

Perhaps, but it isn't at the top of my to do list.

Would you be willing to try another one of David LeDoux’s performances?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Some good plot twists, but overall I just found the characters' whining annoying.

  • The Heist

  • A Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,927

FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Amanda on 09-17-13

One of my new favorites!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

What made the experience of listening to The Heist the most enjoyable?

The storyline and narrator's performance. I laughed out loud more than once, which isn't typical.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heist?

I don't want to give it away, but it involves El Pollo Loco.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Sometimes a male doesn't seem to be able to capture a female character's personality, but Scott did. I never found myself rolling my eyes at the way he brought any of the characters to life, including the females. (Same is true for female narrators, by the way. I am an equal opportunity complainer.) :)

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Fall in love with a con man, get played, and come back for more.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for more books in the series!!! And keep Scott as the narrator, please!