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  • Six Years

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,652
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,775
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,800

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!

  • By GH on 03-20-13

Story good but narrator irritating

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

Reviewed: 03-28-13

What disappointed you about Six Years?

The story was good and interesting but the narrator was not. I was not able to concentrate on the story due to his performance.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It was interesting and I put up with the narrator to get to the end.

How could the performance have been better?

Narrator could have been different. Or, instructed to perform differently.

What character would you cut from Six Years?

None

  • Smokin' Seventeen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,370

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list. Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend and the other bad boy in her life....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not even Ok.

  • By Amanda on 06-27-11

Disappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-11

Stephanie seems to be getting in a "rut" and not evolving very well. Lula is great as usual.

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,771
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,397
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34,472

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Excellent Listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-11

The subject matter of this book is powerful. I found it hard to listen to and hard to quit listening. Edward Hermann did a wonderful job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,624
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,636

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

The Help

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-09

I enjoyed the different narrators; each character seems more alive and the story took on a lot more meaning.

  • Blue Heaven

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

A 12-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder - four men who know exactly who the children are, and where their desperate mother is waiting patiently by the phone for news of her children's fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Mystery

  • By Holly Helscher on 04-08-09

BLUE HEAVEN, UNABRIDGED

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-09

THIS GRABBED MY ATTENTION AT THE BEGINNING AND DIDN'T LET GO UNTIL IT WAS OVER.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful