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  • The Mistake

  • Written by: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything.... Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister, Rose. Two days later he is found dead. Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy's death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother? Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book & the Narrator is by far 1 of the best!

  • By WTHMishell on 2018-11-20

Good twist

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-23

While I did find myself getting slightly annoyed with Rose at times, I still felt for her character and found this story hard to stop listening to. I thought it was going to be an easy one to figure out but was surprised (for the first time in awhile) at the end of this one. Good buy.

  • I Am Watching You

  • Written by: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating writing style

  • By Madeleine on 2018-08-13

Interesting start... sloooowwww finish

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-08

This book could have been about 4 hours and achieved the same thing. The story was unique and interesting to listen to but I found the author doing the exact thing her characters accuse the media of doing in the book - going in circles and repeating the same details. The last three hours really dragged for me. I found the “Witness” chapters difficult to listen to with Ella continuously doing the same activity and expecting different results. As others stated, there was a bit too much rambling about floral arrangements at some points in her story. She was an unsympathetic character for me. I got the book as a Daily Deal so it was worth it for me. An easy listen with a bit of a twist, though I didn’t find myself engrossed in the narrative or the characters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Agent to the Stars

  • Written by: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wacky and fun

  • By Tee on 2018-07-05

A surprise

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-06

I got this on sale just to try something different. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the light, easy reference to and integration of aliens into the story.

Good narration with distinct, but not over the top, voices for each character.

The “I said”, “he said”, “Miranda said” after every single new speaker did become so grating that I’m not sure I would try another audible book by this author but I may try reading more of his work.

  • The Life We Bury

  • Written by: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By connie lynch on 2018-05-10

Strong start but fizzled

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-12

I really liked this story at the beginning. The narrator was great and I found it hard to stop listening. However, it quickly became predictable and far fetched and I found the story moved in a direction that lost my interest. Last chunk of the book wasn’t as gripping for me and it dawned on me just how often the author used: “she said”, “he said” and “I said” after nearly every statement. Again, strong start with a great premise for a book but, for me, the plot turned into a bit of a letdown.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Obsession

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xander Keaton.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Obsession should have been called The Boring!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-12

Started out ok ...

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-27

Right out of the gate, the story appealed to me. I was looking forward to the crime aspect of the book. Unfortunately, the story changed paths a few chapters in and I felt like I was listening to a home remodeling vlog. Over half of this book was details about renovations and furnishing a home mixed in with the main character talking about what she will be making for dinner. I have not read Nora Roberts before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. This wasn’t a pleasant surprise. Narrator was good but the story wasn’t at all what I was expecting. Easy and predictable listen.

  • Pretty Girls

  • Written by: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Girls

  • By Toni Richards-Aikens on 2018-01-01

Couldn’t get into it

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-18

Unfortunately, this one was a miss for me. I think the narrator was a big reason for that. She has a nice voice but I found myself dreading when a male character would appear. Very monotonous and dry reading for the males. I found myself paying more attention to the narrator and the way she was reading than to the actual story.

Though there seems to be a lot going on right away and some intriguing storylines, I’m returning this one after giving it a couple of hours as I just wasn’t as gripped by the story as I should be.

  • West Cork

  • Written by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was really good!

  • By AmyLee on 2018-02-19

Really well explored

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-15

A sad story that’s well told. Great narrators with an in depth look at all aspects of the crime, investigation and suspect.