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  • A Spark of Light

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Jodi Picoult
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center - a women’s reproductive health services clinic. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter. Then he finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story told in Reverse

  • By Erin P. on 2018-11-04

An infuriating waste of a credit

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-14

I usually enjoy Jodi Picoult, but I can't finish this one. It's tedious. The author goes round and round the issue of abortion until I want to scream--enough already! I'm not even tempted to fast-forward to see who gets out alive and who doesn't--it's that annoying.

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  • The Millionaire's Wife

  • Written by: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Can you ever really know the ones you love? When a woman is killed on the other side of the world, Anna Blackwell realizes that her past has caught up with her. That her greatest fear is about to come true. That it's her turn next. Uncover a web of lies and deceit in this chilling, twisty suspense thriller.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish it.

  • By Christine M. on 2018-10-19

Couldn't finish it.

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-19

An infuriatingly foolish tale told by a weak, stupid woman. The story line lacks credibility--no one could be that much of an idiot. The only saving grace is the narrator.

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but not great

  • By Julia on 2018-05-02

Meh

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-04

Great story line, which kept me interested, but I almost wondered if the author was being paid by the word, as there was much repetition and pontification throughout. Not for anyone with a weak stomach, as there are several violent scenes, which contain graphic details.

  • The Punishment She Deserves

  • A Lynley Novel
  • Written by: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and his pugnacious and deeply loyal Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from past books who join Lynley and Havers, but listeners new to the series will quickly see why Elizabeth George is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The hours just flew by.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-04-21

Kept me interested

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-04

There were so many concurrent stories that I never tired of this book, despite its length. Well written and well narrated.

  • The Woman Next Door

  • Written by: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Bea Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder. Everybody needs good neighbours.... Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa's daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven't been so close. Hester has plans to change all that. It's obvious to her that despite Melissa's outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By SA Conr on 2018-09-18

Returned before finishing

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-26

Narration was great, but the plot was slow moving, and the story line was just depressing.

  • Poison

  • A Dismas Hardy Novel
  • Written by: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can't stay away from the courtroom for long, and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences. Grant Carver, the vigorous patriarch of the Carver family and its four-generations-owned family business, has been murdered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable

  • By Christine M. on 2018-03-01

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-01

After enjoying many Dismas Hardy novels, I found this one to be tiresome and predictable. Time for Dismas to retire.