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  • Summer Secrets

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Green
  • Narrated by: Jane Green
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

When a shocking family secret is revealed, 20-something journalist Cat Coombs finds herself falling into a dark spiral. Wild, glamorous nights out in London and raging hangovers the next day become her norm, leading to a terrible mistake one night while visiting family in America, on the island of Nantucket. It's a mistake for which she can't forgive herself. When she returns home, she confronts the unavoidable reality of her life and knows it's time to grow up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This book almost drove me to drink.

  • By Elaine Richards on 07-02-15

Good summer read

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

Good story

Likeable characters.

Learned a bit about alcoholism.

Has made me want to visit Nantucket.

  • One Last Thing Before I Go

  • By: Jonathan Tropper
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 317

You don't have to look very hard at Drew Silver to see that mistakes have been made. His fleeting fame as the drummer for is nearly a decade behind him. He lives in an apartment building filled almost exclusively with divorced men like him, and makes a living playing in wedding bands. And his Princeton-bound teenage daughter, Casey, has just confided in him that she's pregnant - because Silver is the one she cares least about letting down. So when he learns that his heart requires emergency surgery, Silver makes the radical decision to refuse the operation, choosing instead to use what time he has left to repair his relationship with Casey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sentimental but strong...

  • By Annette on 08-29-12

Ok.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

Took me a long time to get through but decent. A little slow at first and it felt like it was a little redundant too but very well-written.

  • Sweet Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City. When she receives a call from a magistrate telling her she has inherited 60 acres of land in Sweetwater, Tennessee, from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it's time for a change. She moves to the small Southern town where her mother, Ellen, grew up - and where she died tragically when Cassie was three.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story ok. But.

  • By Rockysmom on 06-11-16

Ok nothing great

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

This book with a little bit small for me and I did not like in the area. Why can't

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  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,926

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

The performances made this story even better!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-15

Each of the performers made this book probably much better than if I read it myself.

Story was good.

I was sympathetic for the main character and Meghan.

Really disliked Anna.

Hoped for a better ending.

But I guess it was somewhat realistic.