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CILLY STURMBERG

frankfurt, Germany
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  • For Better and Worse

  • By: Margot Hunt
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner, and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice...you have to get it yourself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never wanted it to end!

  • By Jenny on 12-13-18

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

GREAT PLOT,FINE PERFORMANCE,KEPT ME INTERESTED THROUGHOUT.ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE BOOKS I LISTENED TO IN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS.

  • Blame

  • By: Jeff Abbott
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr, Lauren Fortgang, Greg Tremblay, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

Two years ago Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who do you blame?

  • By Tania S Dawson on 07-28-17

TEENAGE SOAP

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

APPARENTLY THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN FOR TEENAGERS,BY A TEENAGER,WITH A CONGENIAL PERFORMANCE.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ADULTS.

  • The Disappearance

  • By: Annabel Kantaria
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

In a family built on lies, who can you trust? Audrey Bailey will never forget the moment she met Ralph Templeton in the sweltering heat of a Bombay café. Her lonely life over, she was soon married with two small children. But things in the Templeton household were never quite what they seemed. Now approaching 70, and increasingly a burden on the children she's always felt distanced from, Audrey plans a once-in-a-lifetime cruise around the Greek isles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!

  • By CILLY STURMBERG on 01-08-19

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

GREAT STORY,EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE,ENJOYED THE BOOK VERY MUCH.ANOTHER ONE BY THIS AUTHOR IS NOW ON MY WISH LIST,HOPING IT´S AS GOOD AS THIS ONE.

  • Some Danger Involved

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 1
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,661

An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved", he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever writing!

  • By Kathi on 01-13-17

SOPORIFIC

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I MADE AN EFFORT TO LISTEN TO THIS BOOK UNTIL THE END,BUT FOUND IT SO BORING THAT I HAD TO GIVE UP AFTER TWO HOURS.WILL AVOID THE AUTHOR IN FUTURE.

  • The Lies We Told

  • By: Camilla Way
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott, Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others.... Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him. As Clara digs into the past, she realizes no family is truly perfect and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 6 Stars

  • By Jamie L McHenry on 10-30-18

F*** --DO PEOPLE REALLY TALK LIKE THAT?

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

ACCEPTABLE STORY,NICE PERFORMANCE,BUT THE AUTHOR APPARENTLY SUFFERS FROM A COMPULSION TO INJECT F*** OR VARIATIONS THEREOF INTO EVERY SECOND SENTENCE. FOR ME,THIS OBSESSION WAS A REAL NUISANCE WHEN LISTENING.

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  • Three Secrets

  • By: Clare Boyd
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Robert kisses his wife on the head before heading out to the shop for more wine; he walks up the hill, takes a left across the footbridge, and jumps to his death on the busy motorway below. Two years later, Francesca and her young daughter are leaving London for a fresh start. Money is tight, and Robert’s mother has found them a little cottage in her village. Francesca is grateful for the help, but why does Robert’s mother want to keep them so close? Does she know about what Francesca did in the hour before Robert’s death?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Three Secrets, One Yawn

  • By David on 05-30-18

NOT FOR ME

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

THIS BOOK IS BILLED AS A "GRIPPING" NOVEL OF SUSPENSE.IN MY VIEW,AND BASED ON LISTENING TO THE FIRST TWO HOURS ,IT IS ANYTHING BUT.THANKS TO AUDIBLE'S RETURN POLICY I'LL GET ANOTHER BOOK FROM A DIFFERENT AUTHOR!

  • The Wife Before Me

  • A Twisty, Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Laura Elliot
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found. Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together, they can help each other. Now, Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of. And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia. Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunately, it’s not a winner...

  • By Jenn on 08-29-18

SOPPY ROMANCE

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

THIS BOOK IS BILLED AS A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER.I CAN SAY THAT THE FIRST EIGHTY MINUTES DO NOT FULFIL THIS PROMISE.INSTEAD,I HAVE SUFFERED THROUGH ONE HOUR AND TWENYTY MINUTES OF WHAT IN MY VIEW IS A RATHER SOPPY AND TRIVIAL ROMANCE.I WILL SPARE MYSELF THE REMAINDER OF THE BOOK AND WILL AVAIL MYSELF OF AUDIBLE'S RETURN PROGRAMME.

  • The Confession

  • By: Jo Spain
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran, Christopher Bonwell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife, Julie. The man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry as a horror-struck Julie watches, frozen by fear. Just an hour later the attacker, JP Carney, has handed himself in to the police. He confesses to beating Harry to death, but JP claims that the assault was not premeditated and that he didn't know the identity of his victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GRIPPING

  • By CILLY STURMBERG on 07-04-18

GRIPPING

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

THIS BOOK KEPT ME INTEREST%ED THROUGHOUT.JO SPAIN ID A GREAT JOB AND I WILL BE LOOKING AT HER WORK TO READ MORE.

  • Human Remains

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 159

Police analyst Annabel wouldn't describe herself as lonely. Her work and the needs of her aging mother keep her busy. But Annabel is shocked when she discovers her neighbor's decomposing body in the house next door, and she is appalled to think that no one, including herself, noticed the woman's absence. Annabel sets out to investigate, despite her colleagues' lack of interest, and discovers that such cases are frighteningly common in her hometown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strange and good

  • By Diane Vail on 04-17-15

NOT FOR ME

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I BOUGHT THIS BOOK IN SPITE OF THE TITLE,SO I GUESS IT'S MY OWN FAULT.
THE AUTHOR PROVIDES REPEATED AND DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VARIOUS STAGES OF DECOMPOSITION OF A CORPSE.PERHAPS IN ORDER TO ADD MORE SPICE,ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS KEEPS THE READER INFORMED ABOUT HIS ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF MASTURBATION.I STOPPED LISTENING AND WILL RETURN THE BOOK.

  • Anything You Do Say

  • By: Gillian McAllister
  • Narrated by: Katie Clarkson-Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

When Joanna hears the footsteps behind her that every woman dreads, she makes a snap decision. She turns and she pushes, sending her pursuer tumbling down the steps to lie motionless on the floor. Reveal - Calling 999, Joanna waits for the police to arrive. For judgment, for justice, whatever that may be. She just needs to hope her husband will stand beside her. Conceal - She didn't mean to do it. She was scared, she panicked.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • GAVE UP ON NARRATOR

  • By CILLY STURMBERG on 04-26-18

GAVE UP ON NARRATOR

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

THE STORYLINE SEEMED QUITE INTERESTING BUT I HAD TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOLLOWING THE NARRATOR.SHE HAS A TENDENCY TO READ TOO FAST AND TO NIBBLE AWAY PART OF HER SYLLABLES WHICH RESULTS IN A RATHER INARTICULATE PRONUNCIATION.WILL NEED TO MAKE USE OF AUDIBLE'S RETURN POLICY.