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  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,503

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing - she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I knew...

  • By PollyAnna2 on 10-18-18

Predictable...slow build.. limited pay off

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I just don’t get these rave reviews. I mean. I know I’ve read tons of these domestic thrillers but this story was very predictable... the “twists” aren’t too twisty if you pay attention. Which i won’t lie, that part was difficult. I wanted to scream at the female lead and how repetitive she was... i read another review saying it stopped around chapter 20 so i battled on.

Spoiler alert...

I just didn’t think the ending was realistic. If Simon was painted as this evil, psychopath, sociopath or whatever the ending wouldn’t have been him taking the blame for his child... ppl like that don’t identify with these needs... they are strictly unemotional and unattached.

The only thing that saved this for me was the excellent narration. Loved this performer.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Twist of Faith

  • By: Ellen J. Green
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163

After the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space. The photo shows a shuttered, ramshackle house on top of a steep hill. On the back, a puzzling inscription: Destiny calls us. Ava is certain that it's a clue to her elusive past. Twenty-three years ago, she'd been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Church - and rescued - or so she'd been told. Her mother claimed there was no more to the story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The reader was great, the story not so much

  • By ShortOne on 04-10-18

Is there gonna be a sequel?

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

It was pretty good. Better than what i normally find. The story was good but idk.. i hate that you never get the truth behind the main protagonist.. not really. Which i guess is the sign of good writing. You can’t trust what’s being said just because it’s being said... i just hope there’s a sequel.

  • The Memory Watcher

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Sally Vahle, Morgan Laure
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,408

When Autumn Carpenter stumbles upon the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago, she finds herself instantly drawn into their picture-perfect existence. From behind a computer screen, Autumn watches Grace's every memory, from birthdays to holidays to bedtime snuggles. But what starts as an innocent fascination soon spirals into an addictive obsession that comes to a screeching halt the day the McMullen family closes their Instaface account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Yikes on 06-24-17

Eh

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Whoever voiced Daphne sounded like they could be my grandmother. Her voice was beautiful but it just didn’t fit the character!
Twists were predictable.. with the exception of the big “twist” which just sound not researched and rushed.
Unlikely to read her again.

  • Tell Me a Secret

  • By: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her six a.m. run to the strict 60 minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries. When a new client arrives for his first appointment, Lorna feels her perfect life unravel in a matter of seconds. It’s Andrew, the man she’s spent the last year desperately trying to forget. It seems he can’t forget her either....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..

  • By Cap on 06-17-18

SO SLOW

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Ok... this was one of the hardest books I’ve ever gotten through. I hated the protagonist... i hated the “twist” because it was a total waste of a twist. I hated the husband. I hated the lover. The only person i even liked was the daughter. The only good thing about the thing was the narration. So glad I’ve got this over with.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,585
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,490

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This story is amazing. It’s not overcrowded by meaningless characters. It’s truly a beautifully written piece of work. I could listen to the narrator speak endlessly. Wonderful

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,680
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,683

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

I didn’t listen

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Sounds interesting in the description right? You’re looking for a new Gone Girl? We’ll listen up! This IS NOT IT! I repeat! THIS IS NOT IT. The ending of the story will ruin the entire thing. So be warned. The ending is not good and you’ll refund for a credit straight away.

  • The Haunting of Maddy Clare

  • By: Simone St. James
  • Narrated by: Pamela Garelick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,249

Sarah Piper’s lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary-work agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis - rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts - has been summoned to investigate the spirit of 19-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who haunts the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah’s task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle, for Maddy’s ghost is real, she is angry, and she has powers that defy all reason.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting storyline but...

  • By RavidReader on 11-04-14

Eh

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Story was mildly interested. Super disappointed after having read The Broken Girls. The readers voice is what caused me to almost abandon the book. The love interest of Sarah sounded hot... his voice did not. Trust me. It was awful. The woman’s voice was lovely and her accent made me feel all warm and fuzzy.. but it just didn’t fit this book. Maybe i would have been more enthralled in the prose with another reader. Maybe.

  • A Simple Favor

  • A Novel
  • By: Darcey Bell
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Xe Sands, Matthew Waterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,802
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,798

It starts with a simple favor - an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son, Nicky, after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together - just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time. But Emily doesn't come back.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • yuck

  • By Tabitha on 05-05-18

Don’t waste your time

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I swear i loved this book up u til the final few chapters.

1. No one has any true consequences for their actions. It was like the writer was too scared to make any decisions on how it should all play out.
2. There’s no protagonist. You think there is. But there isn’t. Not really. Poor pitiful Stephanie doesn’t end up with a redeemable quality about her and you honestly finish this book hating the lot of them. I’m all for an anti-hero or whatever. But this is awful.
3. I didn’t want any of these characters to win. I didn’t want them to succeed. I was cheering for the police (who were too dumb to be even remotely believable. It just wasn’t real enough.

Bottom line don’t waste your time.

33 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • The Elizas

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Shepard
  • Narrated by: Jayme Mattler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that it’s just another failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears she was pushed, and her rescuer is the only witness. Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza takes it upon herself to investigate. But as the publication date for her novel draws closer, Eliza finds more questions than answers. Like why are her editor, agent, and family mixing up events from her novel with events from her life? Her novel is completely fictional, isn’t it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Last Second Twist!

  • By Lauren Cantu on 04-23-18

Finally something different

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I was expected another twist of PLL. This is Sarah Shephard’s best book. It’s adult and beguiling and different than anything else she’s done. It’s Gillian Flynn-esque... it’s psychological and a little terrifying. But it was good.
The resolution was pretty predictable about halfway through but i hung on til the end... which left me feeling a little let down as the last twist doesn’t quite settle well. But, again. By far her best work.

  • The Heiresses

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Shepard
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

The only thing more flawless than a Saybrook’s solitaire is the family behind the diamond empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes, and mavens, the Saybrooks are the epitome of high society. Anyone would kill to be one of them. But be careful what you wish for, because if you were a Saybrook, you’d be haunted by secrets and plagued by a dark streak of luck. Tragedy strikes the prominent family yet again on a beautiful morning in May when 34-year-old Poppy, the most remarkable Saybrook of them all, flings herself from the window of her office.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too bad of a story to write review

  • By Elaine Richards on 09-25-18

So will there be a sequel?

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Look. I bought it knowing what to expect. PLL for grownups which I’m FINE with. Yes, it was in the same mold as PLL, not necessarily as menacing of a villain who seems to be at every corner but still... i can get behind it. However the ending! The prologue was so interesting and left the most god awful cliffhanger that is so vague i need a sequel!! Good lord!