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  • If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late

  • A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together
  • By: James J. Sexton
  • Narrated by: James J. Sexton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 348

If You're In My Office, It's Already Too Late. James Sexton knows this. After dealing with over 1000 clients whose marriages have dissolved over everything from an ill-advised threesome with the nanny to the uneven division of carpool duties, he also knows all of the what- not-to-dos for couples who want to build - and consistently work to preserve - a lasting, fulfilling relationship. Described by former clients as a "courtroom gunslinger" and "the sociopath you want on your side", Sexton tells the unvarnished truth about relationships. These usually derive from dishonest communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, refreshing & forthright

  • By Sherry on 04-17-18

Some insight

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

This writing had a few insights and some new ways to think about things. Nothing totally profound but I did find it to be quite thought provoking. And if anything, the stories he tells about his clients are interesting. Overall an enjoyable listen!

  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,083
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,073

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can't move. She can't speak. She can't open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn't remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller audiobook asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-18

Huge Let Down

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

I really can not understand why this book has so many great reviews. I was not trilled or captivated by any of these characters. This story is confusing and trying WAY to hard.

  • Tweak

  • Growing Up on Methamphetamines
  • By: Nic Sheff
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age 11. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Painful Journey

  • By David on 11-15-10

Family member of an addict

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Nic is so raw and honest with his emotions. As a family member of an addict, this book has helped me more than any other in my understanding and empathy for an addicts thoughts and feelings. Thank you Nic for sharing your story. I also highly recommend checking out the book that follows this one - We All Fall Down.

  • The Ghost Notebooks

  • A Novel
  • By: Ben Dolnick
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

When Nick Beron and Hannah Rampe decide to move from New York City to the tiny upstate town of Hibernia, they aren't exactly running away, but they need a change. Hannah takes a job as live-in director of the Wright Historic House, a museum dedicated to an obscure 19th-century philosopher, and she and Nick swiftly move into their new home. At first, life in this old, creaky house feels cozy. But as summer turns to fall, Hannah begins to have trouble sleeping and she hears whispers in the night. One morning, Nick wakes up to find Hannah gone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unsatisfied

  • By Michelle on 03-02-18

Unsatisfied

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

This story started out strong and had me intrigued, but then lost me about half way through and I had to push myself to finish. This story isn't scary, so don't expect that. It sort of starts out as a romance, then explores mental health and then by the end it's about spirits. Overall I felt unsatisfied and kind of just sad about the events.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,050

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

Get on with it..

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

This story starts off strong and interesting, but by the end is trying to do and say far too much. I predicted the first plot twist, but still thought it was clever and strong. The rest of the story sounds like it was never reviewed by an editor. Events and thoughts are rehashed as if it is assumed the reader has already forgotten the course of events or is too dim witted to see the blatant connection between one event and another. There is also many unnecessary layers added in, both big and small .. "by the way this, oh and this, and oh by the way I forgot to mention I am a cat person".. why are you telling me so many insignificant details?? The authors really should have spent more time fine tuning this story.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,634

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joanne Froggatt 💕

  • By Anonymous User on 09-06-17

The Narration is KING

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

The story line was interesting enough, but the narration is what really did it for me! Sometimes the story felt a bit amateur, but overall I enjoyed it.

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,714

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By TC on 07-03-17

Boring

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

I'm very confused my the amazing reviews. The story starts off with the ending, which gives away the "twist" before the story has even started. Then, the author makes it seem as though the story will be told in two perspectives, but it is almost entirely told through the eyes of Judy. Chapter upon chapter would start by saying "Judy", indicating that this chapter was through her eyes. Even more irritating was that a chapter would often end in the middle of a conversation, and then begin exactly where the conversation left off. Why the separation if it is all still through the eyes of Judy?? Anyway, besides these minor annoyances, I would not recommend this book. I found the story to be dull and underdeveloped, and the characters often irritating.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,343

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Rushed ending

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

Any additional comments?

This story was interesting and somewhat thought provoking. However, there are no "twists and turns" in this story. The story built up a lot of suspense based on the constant fear of the Agatha being caught, but each step was very predictable and straightforward. The ending really fizzled out and hardly acknowledged some of the secondary story lines. Agatha would have been easier to understand if her inner "demon" had been depicted as an inner dialogue that was her own. Instead, it seemed as though an outside source was making her do things, rather than experiencing an internal struggle. Haydens character was confusing. I felt that his changes in thinking throughout the story were unrealistic, and by the end he seemed even crazier than Agatha. I enjoyed Meg's character, but felt it was unfair that she never had to own up to her own wrong doings. I think this part of the story was what disappointed me most. I really wish the author had put more effort into finishing the story and tying up all the loose ends.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,112

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Pretty bad...

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

What disappointed you about Cake?

This story reminds me of your average chick retelling how she met her boyfriend and why he's the best ever (cute but who really cares). Nothing exciting to see here, no twists, turns or surprises, just some girl's fantasy. Overall the story was juvenile and blasé. The female narrator is easy to listen to, but the male narrator did not do it for me what so ever.

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,148

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Better than expected

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

This book was much better than I had expected, and the narrorator is absolutely fantastic!