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  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,774

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

Disturbing

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

Reviewed: 10-15-16

What would have made Pretty Girls better?

Not listening to the first half which is all I made it through.

What was most disappointing about Karin Slaughter’s story?

That she is perpetuating what is wrong with our world and choosing to expand on the evils that already exist. I liken reading this stuff to kids playing Grand Theft Auto. It is not OK to pretend kill and what does it do to society? I'm not a fan.

What didn’t you like about Kathleen Early’s performance?

Her perfomance was fine.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Pretty Girls?

The dehumanizing parts- thus pretty much the whole book

Any additional comments?

Sorry I started it and have very ugly pictures in my mind that will take months to be rid of.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Innocent: A Novel

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,803

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

  • By Stan on 07-16-14

loose ends

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

What disappointed you about The Innocent: A Novel?

The story never melded. None of it could have or would have played out as written so it was not believable at all.

What was most disappointing about David Baldacci’s story?

The story

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

He did a great job and kept me listening

What character would you cut from The Innocent: A Novel?

Blue man, Julie, all the squadron.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful