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  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,862

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's normal?

  • By Kmrsy on 11-30-13

Gives me hope

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I'm glad that Ms Walls was able to move past her horrific upbringing & even come to see her parents in a decent light. It gives me hope for members of my family dealing with loving an addict. It does make me wonder if she would be so forgiving if her life had not turned around. Lucky for her she will never know.

  • A Criminal Defense

  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,236

When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The reader ruins it!

  • By Matthew Jarka on 05-15-17

Clear your throat!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

The story was good but the protagonist is supposed to be a guy in his late 30s maybe early 40s not a late 60s lifetime chain smoker! The voice was so bad at times I had to turn it off because it was like nails on a chalkboard. I will not ever listen to this guy again. The story was very good but I would suggest READING it

  • Shopping for a Billionaire

  • By: Julia Kent
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 314

Ever meet a hot billionaire while your hand's in a toilet in the men's room of one of his stores? No? So it really is just me. Hmm. When you're a mystery shopper, you get paid to humiliate yourself, all in the name of improving customer service. Romance isn't in my job description. But the day I met Declan McCormick it was love at first flush. Until I nearly castrated him with my EpiPen. How Hot Guy and Toilet Girl became an item involves my crazy mom, a trip to the ER, my homicidal cat, my fake wife, and true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I`m sore from laughing

  • By Maria on 11-08-16

Confused

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

Though it is great that the heroine is not a size 2, why can't she buy clothes that fit? Half of the humor is based on her spilling out of her clothes in one way or another which is completely ridiculous.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Best Laid Plans

  • By: Allison Brennan
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

Newly minted FBI agent Lucy Kincaid is settling into her job in San Antonio, Texas, when the corpse of Harper Worthington, the husband of a sitting congresswoman, is found naked in a motel on the wrong side of town. It's up to Lucy to locate the last person to see him alive: a teenage prostitute who seems to have vanished into thin air. When forensics determines that Harper was poisoned, Lucy and her new by-the-book partner dig deep into his life to find out who might want him dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Painstakingly obtuse.We almost gave up the finish.

  • By Frank Cook on 10-04-15

TOO DRAMATIC

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

The narrator is way over dramatic. Even describing breakfast sounds like a life or death situation. I am a fan of the series and as a fan I' m well aware of how perfect Lucy and Sean are. I do not need to be reminded every five minutes. It is like the author is using their relationship as filler. I hope it doesn't continue down this "Twilight-can't breath unless I'm next to you" path.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Void

  • Witching Savannah, Book 3
  • By: J. D. Horn
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,202

Mercy and her husband, Peter, are happily preparing to welcome baby Colin into their lives. But their excitement quickly becomes overshadowed by a gruesome discovery: someone has scattered severed limbs throughout the city. After a troubling visit from an old foe, Mercy learns dark magic is at play, and someone - or something - wants her and her unborn child out of the picture.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculous ending

  • By Zendegy on 12-23-14

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Absolutely the most ridiculous twist on a story I have ever read. Such a disappointment.

  • The Perfect Witness

  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 854

From the blockbuster bestselling author of the Eve Duncan novels comes a new, stand alone thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program. What she once put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown. She’s on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance. As only Iris Johansen can do, you won’t see the twists coming.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst book I've read this year

  • By Mari on 12-30-14

Same as the others

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Why do all of the women always have to be bull headed and narcissistic? This is why I stop reading the Eve Duncan books. You can't root for someone who is stupid enough to believe she knows more about surviving a mass murder than a person who hunts them. And if the words "keep you safe" could not be written would there even be a book? Sorry I am just done with Johansen and her " strong " women

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 203,049
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189,200

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

I'm not a Sci Fi fan and was dreading this book which I was listening to for book club. Man was I wrong. I loved it! Great story. I will definitely be recommending it to everyone

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Glass

  • A McCabe and Savage Thriller, Book 4
  • By: James Hayman
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

Two identical women. Two identical murders. Two lives brutally cut short 108 years apart. Aimée Garnier Whitby, a beautiful French artist and wife of one of Maine's richest and most powerful men, is found near death on the Whitby family's private summer island, the letter "A" mysteriously carved into her chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Murder Mystery!

  • By Wayne on 01-30-16

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

It started strong and fizzled out. Not as good as the others in the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bone Dust White

  • By: Karin Salvalaggio
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 737

Someone is knocking at the door to Grace Adams' house, and he won't stop. Grace thinks she knows who it is, but when she goes to her second floor window for a look she sees a woman she doesn't recognize. The woman isn't alone for long before a man emerges from the dark of the surrounding woods, stabs her, and leaves her for dead. Trying to help, Grace goes to the woman and is shocked to find that it's her mother Leanne - a woman who abandoned her 11 years before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You can do better

  • By Jim T on 04-28-15

Not sure

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Seemed like a lot of build up for nothing. I'm not ready to write off the author though. I will try again

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tricky Twenty-Two

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,600

Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren't adding up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie is back -- A great installment

  • By GH on 11-17-15

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 11-19-15

The stories are usually funnier. I would wait until the price comes down if I had known

1 of 8 people found this review helpful