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  • Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,975

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Interesting but expected

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I enjoyed the story for the most part but wasn’t surprised by the outcome at all.

  • The Best Land Under Heaven

  • The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny
  • By: Michael Wallis
  • Narrated by: Michael Wallis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America's westward expansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched but performance is just mediocre

  • By T. Redwood on 07-14-17

An engrossing account of a familiar story

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

I'm no history buff but I enjoyed this audio book very much and found it hard to pause for a break. I recall learning of the Donner Party in grade school but this account offered much more detail and made me think about the tragic events in a new way. Wallis was an amazing narrator and I couldn't imagine listening to another voice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 131,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,692

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Slow Burner

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

This is definitely a slow burner. Took quite awhile to get started but in the end it seemed necessary. I liked the story despite it's sometimes obvious plot twists. I thought the readers did a good job conveying the proper emotions. The reader for Anna was a bit harsh at first but I eventually got used to it.