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  • The Lost Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Alyson Richman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,475

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST book I have read in a long time

  • By Kfcarter on 11-04-13

I think about this book every day.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-13

Have you listened to any of George Guidall and Suzanne Toren ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I have heard them. Such perfect diction and emotion.

  • Night Film

  • A Novel
  • By: Marisha Pessl
  • Narrated by: Jake Weber
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,349

On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive, cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova - a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than 30 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's Real?

  • By Amanda on 01-12-14

Very interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-08-13

What made the experience of listening to Night Film the most enjoyable?

It was different. I'm not into magic, but there were fascinating twists.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Criminal

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,512

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains a lot!

  • By Joan on 11-22-12

Couldn't get into it.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-13

What would have made Criminal better?

shorten the long meaningless dialogue between the cops.

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

I couldn't finish it. Maybe there was a good story in there somewhere.

  • Stay Close

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,415
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,928

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many Secrets

  • By NOKWISA on 04-23-12

I couldn't figure it out

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

Reviewed: 10-08-13

If you could sum up Stay Close in three words, what would they be?

kept me listening

What did you like best about this story?

I couldn't figure it out and when I did, it even took a stranger turn. Excellant.
And some very good lines: " I will take a side of Lipitor with that!" made me laugh.

  • The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth L. Silver
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Amanda Carlin
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 103

Noa P. Singleton speaks not a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ends with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, a woman who will never know middle age, she sits on death row in a maximum security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. Seemingly out of the blue, she is visited by Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the heartbroken mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, but not the next "Gone Girl"

  • By Paul on 07-08-13

Boring

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

Reviewed: 07-09-13

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

Something happening. Characters I don't care about.

Has The Execution of Noa P. Singleton turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Any additional comments?

Boring. 2 hours into it and I have no interest in what happens to Noa or the rest of the characters. Seems like she should be executed.

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  • 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 47,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,506

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

Full of Surprises!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-12

What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

After the first "ah ha!" there are many more. I never knew what to expect next. Great book!

  • Fast Women

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 864
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 866

Nell Dysart's in trouble. Her divorce is 18 months old, she's been sleepwalking through life, and the best job she can get is with a detective agency that specializes in relationship work. Determined to turn her life around, Nell flings herself into making McKenna Investigations a better place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great romance, good wit, and more than it seems

  • By Barbara on 08-02-08

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Good no brainier. Not a favorite, lots more memorable books to read. But enjoyable.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jennifer Crusie? Why or why not?

Probably.

Did Fast Women inspire you to do anything?

Only to think that the book should have a different name. I didn't think any of them were "fast".

  • Dreams of Joy

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa See
  • Narrated by: Janet Song
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

In her beloved New York Times best sellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed 19-year-old daughter, Joy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dreams of Joy and all of Lisa See's books

  • By maida smith on 06-03-11

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

What made the experience of listening to Dreams of Joy the most enjoyable?

Wasn't predictable. I learned so much about history and life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pearl, even though she is so serious.

What about Janet Song’s performance did you like?

Excellent! A pleasure to hear!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I certainly could of taken it at one time, but I liked breaking it into several days to digest what was happening to them. Lots to ponder!

  • The Marriage Bargain

  • Marriage to a Billionaire, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,427

To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother - the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, heartbreaking

  • By SandyH on 08-12-12

Fifty Shades copycat

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

What would have made The Marriage Bargain better?

Not trying to copy Fifty Shades of Grey. So transparent.

What was most disappointing about Jennifer Probst’s story?

Seemed thrown together to ride on Fifty's coat tails.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Nope.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,475

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

Totally different! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

If you could sum up Where'd You Go, Bernadette in three words, what would they be?

Funny! Different! More.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bernadette is a classic! She has the nerve to do things I would love to do.

Which scene was your favorite?

Of course, the blackberry vine incident!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Her visions about housing!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful