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  • One Day in December

  • A Novel
  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,088
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,468

Laurie is sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces her new boyfriend: the man from the bus.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's Not Romantic, Not Joyous, and Not for Me

  • By D. Fields on 12-01-18

Sweet, witty and engaging

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

What a sweet story. Loved the wit and the fact it wasn’t totally predictable. Lovely winner of a book.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,389

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Simply amazing

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

What a lovely book filled with everything from history, romance, excitement, everything!

Any additional comments?

These characters will stay with me for a long time!

  • All the Missing Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Ms. Megan Miranda
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,896
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,895

It's been 10 years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne's case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched. The decade-old investigation focused on Nic; her brother, Daniel; her boyfriend, Tyler; and Corinne's boyfriend, Jackson. Since then only Nic has left Cooley Ridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stay with it

  • By Amber on 07-03-16

Not much happens...

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Any additional comments?

This book had so much potential and let me down. I kept waiting and waiting for something to happen. Too much thinking, talking, remembering. It took until the last 2 hours for it to pick up speed. Disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Breakdown

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,896
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,893

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside - the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I tore through it within a few days

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 10-02-17

Too much mind chatter

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

Very disappointed. The main character just goes on and on and on and says and thinks the same thing over and over. It takes way too long for anything to happen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,030
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,992

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: The cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, and gray skies fall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hours and hours of tired...

  • By ROBIN on 07-28-16

Awfully disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

This book dragged on and on and on. The main woman just carried on and on about nothing except crazy thoughts in her own head. Nothing happened at all until the last hour of the book. Would not recommend.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Liked My Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Abby Fabiaschi
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458

Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch...until she commits suicide, leaving her husband, Brady, and teenage daughter, Eve, heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good all around.

  • By Adam C. on 03-16-17

Deep but uplifting

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

Any additional comments?

Although the suicide subject was sometimes hard to read, I thought there were some very poignant life lessons to be learned and I was very touched as the story unfolded. And I cannot believe the ending. I won't ever forget these characters.

  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,900

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling thriller

  • By Phoebe on 05-15-16

Had potential but disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Would you try another book from Clare Mackintosh and/or Nicola Barber and Steven Crossley ?

Probably not

Did Nicola Barber and Steven Crossley do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes but the male narrator sounded too old for the character. He sounded like a grandpa.

Could you see I Let You Go being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I think it would more of an interesting movie than book. The story moves SO slowly and is often predicable. It needs more action - too much 'internal talking'. Disappointed.

  • The Kept Woman

  • Will Trent, Book 8
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,388

It's the most dangerous case of Will Trent's career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor - the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest and most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much Angie, not enough Will

  • By seattlesue on 11-21-16

Story never goes anywhere

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

Boring story. No plot. Not interesting. Minimal character development. Mindless details. Story never goes anywhere.