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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,992

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Capturing story, but it got a bit silly

  • By flywatt on 07-03-18

Ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

This book started out really well. The first quarter was interesting and held a lot of promise. Then it just turned stupid. The narrator’s “ Holly” voice is so annoying,

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,942

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the Story, but...

  • By Lisa N. Haynes on 03-01-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

It was okay, hard to really like any of the characters, and hard to sympathize with the ultra macho main character. It does keep your interest.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,447
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,342

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

How did this become a bestseller???

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Absolutely no pleasant characters, and so predictable. You can see the big “ twist” miles away. I kept thinking it would get better, but It didn’t.

  • The Lies We Told

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 979

Maya and Rebecca Ward are both accomplished physicians, but that's where the sisters' similarities end. As teenagers, they witnessed their parents' murder, but it was Rebecca who saved Maya from becoming another of the gunman's victims. The tragedy left Maya cautious and timid, settling for a sedate medical practice with her husband, Adam, while Rebecca became the risk taker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sibling rivalry, love, lust, loss, & heartache

  • By Jessica on 03-22-16

Terrible ending

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

The story was okay, but the last chapter and “ epilogue” seemed like someone told the author that they had 5 minutes to finish. So unlikely, and simplistic.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,071

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointed supporter

  • By Taylor Norrish on 09-23-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

So glad that I listened to this book rather than buying the hardcopy and Reading it because hearing The woman who should be president read the words ate it all so much for heartbreaking and compelling .

4 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • The Lying Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,546

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick - and to her horror, Isa discovers it's not a stick at all...but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another Disappointment from Ruth Ware

  • By Wendi on 08-11-17

So over dramatic

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

That baby sounds like a nightmare, always " furious". And the whole " lie" was nowhere near the drama it got. But the story was interesting.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Heartbreak Hotel

  • An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 32
  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,082

At nearly 100 years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions - about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. When he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start at the beginning

  • By JAMES on 03-04-17

Too boring to finish

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

I have no idea what ultimately happened, it was way too boring to finish. Zzz

  • Wrong

  • By: Jana Aston
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma's boy? Check, check and check. Now I can't stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It's just a harmless crush, right? It's not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It's not like I'm going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he's the doctor. Shoot. Me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY & POSITIVELY NOTHING 'WRONG' HERE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-23-17

Too graphic, too soon

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

The first few pages were a bit much. And not sexy, just amateur. Couldn't keep going.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Arrangement

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Dunn
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 935

Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They've got a 200-year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the Titanic whose verbal ticks often sound like a broken record, and 17 chickens, at last count.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Teresa on 05-16-17

Wyatt drove me insane

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Book had an interesting premise, it left a few holes. But interesting. Couldn't stand the Wyatt voice, or anything about him.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Husband's Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,520
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,032
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,030

For fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door comes an addictive psychological thriller that's already an international sensation. When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpectedly thoughtful and complex saga

  • By Candice on 02-10-17

Not one likeable character

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

Everyone is horrible, with the possible exception of Milton, the horse. There aren't any sympathetic characters, and the readers young Carla voice makes you want to beat her up:) very dark and depressing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful