LISTENER

aubie99_98

  • 75
  • reviews
  • 87
  • helpful votes
  • 91
  • ratings
  • Requiem

  • The Tatterdemon Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

This is the final book of the trilogy - a fat monstrous volume of pure undiluted scarecrow terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy as a Madhouse Painting of God

  • By Spooky Mike on 10-30-18

Great Conclusion

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This was a wonderful ending to a fun trilogy. I agree with another reviewer that you have to be sure to read these in order. This is not one to skip around with in reading. I really loved the narrator as he added so much to the story. Look forward to more from this author.

  • Cut Me Loose

  • Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
  • By: Leah Vincent
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and her ten siblings were raised to worship two things: God and the men who ruled their world. But the tradition-bound future Leah envisioned for herself was cut short when, at sixteen, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violation of religious law that forbids contact between members of the opposite sex. Leah's parents were unforgiving.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • In the end I didn't like her

  • By David Shear on 01-23-14

A Strong Woman, Not a Strong Book

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I feel like there could have been so much to this autobiography, but there was not. So many missed opportunities. The author had many struggles, and I know I would have not had the ability to deal with all of this on my own as she did, or been as successful in the end. I hope I could, but it would have been a true test of my will. Overall, this was okay, but not great. I especially got tired of the last hour or so and hearing about how she felt she truly made it. I honestly could not wait for this book to be over. Save your time and credit, or money, and pass on this book.

  • Remember Me This Way

  • By: Sabine Durrant
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

A year after her husband Zach's death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place. As she makes her way along the road, she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole again. At last she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree, is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DON'T read this review !!

  • By ROBIN on 02-23-16

Waste of My Time

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I looked forward to this book for so long and found myself bored. It was not worth the credit or my time.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,437

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

Great Twisty Ride

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook while I worked to clean and organize my car. I put it on play, and could not put it down. I finished it pretty much in one sitting. I will say this, pay attention, because if you do not, you will miss the amazing twists and turns! This book was worth the credit, and could be one you want to hear again. I am extremely picky when it comes to my mysteries, thrillers, and psychological thrillers, and this one was great. I highly recommend this read.

  • The Girl Before

  • A Novel
  • By: J. P. Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,540

Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant - and it does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Lisa on 05-07-17

The Other Girl - A Girl Who Loves This Book

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

With The Girl Before, I am The Other Girl - I actually loved this book unlike so many others.
In The Girl Before we have two storylines read by two wonderful narrators, who I would like to hear from again. Emma is a Then character, her story being told from past events, and Jane is a Now Character, events happening in real-time. Each of the two women have suffered some traumatic event in their recent lives. Both are searching for a new home within their budget which make them feel comfortable and safe. They find both of these in a house at One Folgate Street. Oh, it is important to note, I feel, that this is set in the UK.
I understand why some people may not like the book. The characters have flaws, there is a sense of control over women, manipulation, sex, and strong language. Okay, so that is out there and done. But let’s discuss the positives.
One Folgate Street comes with some rules a tenant must follow strictly, rules that are in an ironclad contract written so tight that you could not find a loophole and could be evicted for simple reasons. There are over 200 rules to be exact. Many people love the house, and want to apply, until they hear the conditions and commitment it takes to live in the state-of-the-art home created by the mysterious Edward Monkford. There is a rigorous screening process for each occupant. You have to first list all the possessions you consider essential to your life, and determine what you could live without. Among the rules are simple things such as no books, photos, some of our precious, prized memories and belongings that would make the house feel like a home. Minimization is the key.
Emma passes the screening process and moves into One Folgate Street, and her tale begins. Jane moves in after the previous tenant, Emma, dies in the home. No one knows if it was suicide or murder, and people seem to have opinions. Jane also passes, and tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Emma. This happens once she learns she and Emma have things in common, down to even their appearance.
I loved this book because I felt like the action started right away. I did not feel, like possibly others, that it was slow. I felt like I jumped right in. I loved the alternating narrators, the little quiz questions posed to the tenants who live in the home. I found myself easily answering most, but as the book progressed, I started making tougher decisions that the creator might not have liked. I think it was a unique way to divide up the chapters. I also loved it for all the twists and turns. I, too, am like others who hate everything being compared to the next Gone Girl. I never liked Gone Girl, I thought it was predictable, and it was even worse with The Girl on the Train. But with this book, I felt like I was guessing right up to the very end. As one who usually figures out the ending right away, this was a pleasant surprise.
I thought this book was worth the credit, and hope you give it a chance. I have already recommended to everyone I know!

  • Final Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Riley Sager
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,951
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,944

Ten years ago college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to - a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking twists and turns

  • By S. Winchester on 07-18-17

Make Final Girls Your First Read!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I began the psychological thriller Final Girls when it first came out, and was thoroughly interested, but did not have the time to read it all in one sitting. I carried the book everywhere I went, and was lucky to find it in a sale with audible. I am so glad that I purchased this read!

Quincy is a Final Girl. Part of a group of three young women who were the lone survivors of vicious attacks which left them alive. Quincy does not remember much about that terrifying night except for the officer who saved her life, and still remains in contact with her. She self-medicates with Xanax and baking.

When Sam, one of the three final girls, shows up on her doorstep, she tries to get Quincy to talk about that night. Despite the press attempting to get the three together for interviews, Quincy has always declined. After one of the Final Girls dies, a reporter begins trying to get Quincy to listen to information he may have regarding The Final Girls. She has no interest in speaking with him, but could he provide crucial insight?

This audiobook is well worth the credit or purchase. I loved the thriller and just when you think you have everything figured out, there is another twist thrown in front of you. This book is full of twists and turns, and for someone like me who seems to get the ending early, it was perfect. I give this five shiny gold stars, and the narrator is great as well, and she gets five as well. Be sure to pick this up when you can! I cannot wait to read more by this author.

  • French Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn French & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way! (Easy French Stories)

  • By: Lingo Mastery
  • Narrated by: Noelia Gouty
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-read, compelling, and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful French tongue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for beginners & those wanting a refresher

  • By Erryn Barratt on 09-03-18

If I Can, You Can! Great For A Beginner

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I loved this audiobook so much! This is perfect for beginners like me who are trying to learn the language. The stories are fun, and it is a great way for me to immerse myself into the language, when I have no other way to do so. I am so happy that I have this to listen to again and again. This is worth the credit or purchase. If you are a beginner wanting to learn French, this is a must have!

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,904

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 08-22-18

I Am Just Not That Into You

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I feel terrible writing this review because Karin is my girl, and I feel like she could never fail me, however, this was not a shining moment. I have loved all her books, but Pieces of Her was not like a usual book. I said right away when I started that this read like nothing I have seen before. There was the traveling, being out of the usual setting, time jumps, different main characters, etc., and for me this combination did not work. I honestly had to push myself through the last 5 1/2 hours, and that should not happen. I love Karin Slaughter, and all her books, so I know what it is like to be a loyal fan, but this book was not great. Heck, it was not good. It was just... a book. If you love her books, I am not going to tell you not to purchase, because you will make up your own mind, but if you are open to the possibility that she might have a book or two that are not Five Stars, be warned. This is not a good book, and seriously consider before using a credit or purchasing. These are hours I will never get back.

  • Resurrection

  • Tatterdemon Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In 1691, the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her; they shot her; they hung her - but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive, Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root, flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom, but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Tattered Tatterdemalion transforms terror

  • By Ray Johnson on 09-03-18

Great Second Book

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

As I said before with book one, this is not for those who are faint of heart. Not to sound repetative of other reviews, that is just the phrase I will use for books or movies that may be a little to graphic or grisly for some. As I also stated with the first book in the series, I actually like the grisly books, so this is right up my alley for the most parts. It does have quite a bit of language, and I am not crazy over that, because I feel like there are times when it is not required. That would be where I deducted a star. I am far from a prude when it comes to my music, movies, and books, but sometimes enough is enough. Less is more. The scenes for the deaths are put out there in detail, and that could be a turn off for some readers, so please be warned before just jumping in. This is a not an novel that is too long, it is a quick read for most readers, and you can happily read it in one sitting. If you like horror and can handle the graphic nature and language, be sure to grab this one up! You will be happy you did.

I was lucky enough to read a copy of this, and would like to thank the author and publisher for allowing me to be able to read on kindle and listen on audio. I think it really adds to the story to be able to hear the narrator bring it to life in even more detail in your mind.

  • Revenant: Book one of the Tatterdemon Trilogy

  • By: Steve Vernon
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

In 1691 the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her, they shot her, they hung her - but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root, flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom, but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-09-18

Great Beginning to a Trilogy

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I would say that I liked and enjoyed this book. For me, this is said to be part of a trilogy, but with the length, it seems like a trilogy in that it is more of a three part series of one complete novel. Revenant has a good, creepy beginning that sets up a good trilogy or set of chapters to build into one large tale. This is not for the faint of heart, it is grisly and graphic, but that is not an issue with me, as this is what I enjoy reading generally. The action in this book starts right away, so no need to worry about waiting for it to get intense, it almost feels like you missed something, the way it starts right away with the fast moving pace. I was surprised at the narrator, at first listen, I thought it was Wil Wheaton, just for the briefest of moments. I felt with the audio there were a couple of sound issues, but that is not to be reflected on the author, but rather the narrator or production. I would say this is a great beginning, and look forward to listening to more.