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  • The House We Grew Up In

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,227

The Bird children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating it tears them apart. Many years later something will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very insightful look into the mind of a hoarder

  • By Kat on 05-29-14

Loved this story!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This story about this family and all of it’s dysfunction is sad, funny, sweet and tragic. Loved it. The performance was brilliant!!! Highly recommended!

  • After the Party

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

In this irresistible novel from the author of Then She Was Gone, Jem and Ralph discover the power of starting over after 11 years together have left them drifting apart. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of thinking!

  • By LoveThyNeighbor on 01-16-19

Excruciating!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

This was my least favorite book by Lisa Jewell . The story dragged on and on and on and on! I couldn’t wait for it to be over.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Watching You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England. It’s the sort of place where doctors and lawyers and old-money academics live. It’s not the sort of place where people get stabbed in the back 30 times with a kitchen knife in their own homes. Someone must have seen something. Newlywed Joey Mullen, for example, recently returned from four years of working in Ibiza. She and her husband, Alfie, are eager to find a place of their own in her hometown. But Joey finds herself distracted by the man next door, Tom Fitzwilliam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • How much am I really getting?!

  • By Sarah Dinger on 01-27-19

Suspenseful and funny!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Great story. Keeps you guessing! You will fall in love and hate with the well written characters. Lisa jewel writes them so well . Her descriptions are so good that at times you are repulsed by the details she gives! Also had me laughing out loud with her one liners!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Before I Met You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

After her grandmother Arlette's death, Betty is finally ready to begin her life. She had forfeited university, parties, boyfriends, summer jobs in order to care for Arlette. Now she's ready for whatever life throws at her, and, since the will included a beneficiary unknown to her who lives in the city, she heads there to find the mysterious woman. In 1920s London, Arlette is starting her new life in a time of postwar change. Beautiful and charismatic, she's drawn into a hedonistic world, but then tragedy strikes, and she flees back to her childhood home....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the author’s best...

  • By Phyllis on 12-23-18

Spot on!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

This story was fun and mysterious. Lisa Jewel did such an excellent job good Intertwining the present and the past that kept the story exciting. The characters are well written and Helen Duff brings them to life brilliantly!!!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 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 32,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,142

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: She must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Kept me interested

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

This story was exciting, mysterious, and sad at the same time. Shows how destructive human nature can be. Fascinating story and well written.