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  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • Written by: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting and informative

  • By Lia M. on 2018-06-18

More interesting than I thought it would be!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-16

Although the author states 1 in 25 people don't have a conscience and that you pretty much can't go through life without having known one to some degree, I don't believe I have. There is one person that I now question his/her conscience but am not certain they are indeed without a conscience. This book will certainly help me determine that.

This is a great read even if you are not affected by someone who likely has no conscience. The examples are easily relatable and the author does a really good job explaining things. I believe there was only one area she lost me in. Other than that I really enjoyed the book.

  • Still Missing

  • Written by: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very well told & entertaining book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-07-22

A very well told & entertaining book!

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-22

This is my fist book by this author. I can't wait to see what other books she has wrote. I am very interested in trying another one written by her!

I couldn't stop listening to this book. It had a great story and was even surprising in some areas. The characters were really relatable and I could wait to find out how it ended. Totally 5 stars in my opinion!!

  • Redemption

  • Memory Man Series, Book 5
  • Written by: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man's name: Meryl Hawkins. He's the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn't changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Amis Decker story!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-07-21

Another great Amis Decker story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-21

I have throughly enjoyed each book in this series. The story pulls you in and keeps you guessing. I really hope there will be another book in this series!

Both narrators did a good job!

  • The Duchess

  • Written by: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Turned out of her ancestral home by her vicious half brother, the orphaned daughter of an English duke and a French noblewoman makes her way to Paris and takes in abused French streetwalkers, transforming them into sought-after courtesans in the city's most exclusive bordello, Le Boudoir. It is only the beginning of her return to the upper reaches of society and ultimate justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-18

Simple yet very entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-08

I am still a fairly new fan of DS. I really enjoyed this book and how it ended. Narration really added to the story and brought out the best in each character.

  • The Woo-Woo

  • How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family
  • Written by: Lindsay Wong
  • Narrated by: Eunice Wong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

In this jaw-dropping, darkly comedic memoir, a young woman comes of age in a dysfunctional Asian family whose members blamed their woes on ghosts and demons when in fact they should have been on antipsychotic meds.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable

  • By Sierra Skye on 2018-11-28

Wow! Human resiliency at its finest!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-28

This is truly an unbelievable story that I fear is all to true for more families than it should be. It also begs the question, how do you stop the craziness that was Lindsay's childhood from being passed on through generations? Not everyone is meant to have children and how Lindsay & her siblings were treated truly saddens me & makes me even more grateful for the wonderful childhood my parents gave my brother and I!

Lindsay has done a great job turning what I am sure are horrific memories into a comical yet truthful look into mental health issues. Let's face it, there was some serious mental health issues in her family that have been left untreated. It surprises me how a child can come through the experiences that were not only so negative and crazy but never seemed to have physical touch in a loving manor which I believe all children require to develop compassion, love, confidence and self esteem. I would think that writing this book would help her let go of the painful memories and move forward hopefully with a more positive outlook on life.

I truly enjoyed this book and thought it was written in such a manor that made me laugh yet also cringe at what some people have to overcome. It was a good purchase!

  • My Sister's Keeper

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe, Julia Gibson, Barbara McCulloh, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13 she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story that makes you think

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-06-24

A story that makes you think

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-24

This story sure makes you think about your own morals and ethics and makes you wonder what you would do in that situation.
The story was really well written and the narrator did a fantastic job as Well. This is the first book I read by this author. I would certainly try another one.

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  • Length: Not yet known
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-06-14

What a great book series!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-14

This was such a great book. I loved the characters and the story line kept me guessing. I sure hope there is another book in the series, soon! Highly recommend this book however I do feel the whole 3 book series is worth the 3 credits!

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  • Length: Not yet known
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable Read!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-05-17

Very Enjoyable Read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-17

For what the book is about I will leave you to read the publisher's summary.

I was referred this book by a dear friend. She said I would really like it and she was right. It had a great story line with great characters and was easy to follow. The narrator also did a marvelous job. Can't wait to dive in to the next one in the series.

  • The Cast

  • Written by: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with Zack Winter, a television producer visiting Manhattan from Los Angeles, everything changes.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I believe this is my first from D. Steel.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-02-03

I believe this is my first from D. Steel.

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-03

I believe this was my very first book by Danielle Steel. I have to say I found it quite boring and was surprised when it was over. I said out loud "that was it? ". I will say her style of writing I really like so this won't n be the last book I read. I however found it somewhat repetitive. Not sure which book of hers I should try buy this was just so so for me.

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  • The Villa

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite NR book

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-01-26

Not my favorite NR book

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-26

I rate this 3.5☆
I have recently become a really big fan of Roberts! I love how she can tell a story with such great character development that you can relate to them all. This book however wasn't my favorite though. I didn't care much for Sophia's character and the interactions between her and Ty.

The beginning had me almost stop a few times. I found it somewhat overwhelming with so many characters & their back stories. I got Donato and Tony mixed up as they were both cheating husband's and I found it hard to follow & keep straight who was who. However once it got a bit further into the story it got better and was easy to follow.

I wasn't overly impressed with the narrator. I just found her somewhat irritating at times. I think it was how she pronounced things in "Italian" I found annoying and not natural.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful