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  • Invisible City

  • By: Julia Dahl
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling and informative...

  • By shelley on 06-23-18

Learned something new

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

Reviewed: 10-05-14

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

I like books that combine a good story and learning about culture. The story was good and it made me think

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character -

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Collector

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,191

From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want to like it--but couldn't stop!

  • By Janels on 05-02-14

Not one of Nora Roberts' best

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

Reviewed: 06-28-14

What disappointed you about The Collector?

The story is very weak. Coincidences that are just toooo far of a stretch.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

Sure, she is a great author

Any additional comments?

I had a hard time finishing it. I like Nora Roberts generally, so I kept thinking it would get better, but no luck.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fear Nothing

  • Detective D. D. Warren, Book 7
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,327

The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear… She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating look at a killer family!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-14-14

Couldn't get past the first chapter

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

Reviewed: 03-15-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I usually like Lisa Gardner but this book starts out talking about a crime scene where the woman's skin was peeled off in strips and about a cat that the same thing happened too. I can't get pictures like that out of my mind, so I had to stop listening.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Edge of Never

  • By: J. A. Redmerski
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,103

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone - including herself - when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never give reviews but WOW.....

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 04-18-13

I couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 07-02-13

What would have made The Edge of Never better?

Oh my, sorry to give a bad review but -- sooooooooooo boring. One of the main characters is a man and the other a woman. The chapters flip back and forth between characters but the narrator sounds the same in both, so I kept forgetting which was which. Very long and drawn out. No real "action".

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The beginning was OK middle was so long and boring that I didn't finish it.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Bat

  • A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,052

Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the best of this remarkable series.

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-08-12

Not for me!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The book wa just too drawn out! I couldn't even finish it. Stopped listening after about 25% done.

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    Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    192 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • The Other Side of Midnight

  • By: Sidney Sheldon
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Paris, Washington, a peaceful Midwestern campus, and a fabulous villa in Greece are all part of a terrifying web of treachery. These diverse locales serve as the backdrop for a ruthless trio - a beautiful film star, a legendary Greek tycoon, and a womanizing international adventurer - to wage a desperate war of vengeance and betrayal, love and lust, life and death. The pawn in this deadly game is Catherine Douglas, an innocent American girl. Jenny Agutter, star of theater, film and television, narrates this suspenseful and unforgettable drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Schlock!

  • By Carol on 06-10-12

A classic

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

Reviewed: 09-29-12

If you could sum up The Other Side of Midnight in three words, what would they be?

An easy listen

Which scene was your favorite?

I'd give away the ending if I told you

Any additional comments?

Read it years ago and it was just as good the second time around!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,233

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

It is very Nora Roberts

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

Reviewed: 09-04-12

What did you love best about The Witness?

I like Nora Roberts type stories, you know they will have a happy ending - maybe not the ending you expect, but still happy. The story kept me on the edge of my seat through parts of it. Lots of twists and turns!

  • You're Next

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,365

Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This guy is really cheesy

  • By Randall on 08-03-16

Good story, but too dragged out

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

Reviewed: 09-04-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

We listened this in the car on a a long trip. If I would have had other books available, I probably would have switched to another. It is a good story, but so long and dragged out -- we found ourselves saying "come on already!"

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes, because the movie would cut out the long dragged out parts.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Chaperone

  • By: Laura Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth McGovern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,885

> The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection.

  • By Amanda on 06-07-12

I really liked it!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-12

If you could sum up The Chaperone in three words, what would they be?

Surprising, historical, interesting

Any additional comments?

It was different than most of the mystery or romance novels I read. Different character types, different story lines. I really liked it. Usually I can always guess what's going to happen, but not this time!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,765

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Love the twists

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

Reviewed: 08-13-12

Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

I can usually guess what is going to happen in stories. Not with this one. It really kept me guessing.

What did you like best about this story?

Even though it had lots of twists & turns, it was easy to follow. Some books, I have to rewind and say "now who was that again?" Not this one. It was easy to follow and VERY interesting.

Any additional comments?

I have already recommended it to friends!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful