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  • Shelter in Place

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not her typical story! Loved it!

  • By Jbird on 2018-06-05

not was I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-07

not as good as I thought it would be. heRd great reviews about it.

I likes the relationship part but but it was not fast enough for me for the entrigue/suspense

  • One Day in December

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Laurie is sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces her new boyfriend: the man from the bus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Kaitlynn Jensen on 2018-12-24

3.5 stars

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-30

person reading the book did an awesome job. the story was alright. may read more from this author.

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  • The Birthday

  • Detective Natalie Ward, Book 1
  • Written by: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Diana Croft
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

When five-year-old Ava Sawyer goes missing from a birthday party at a local garden center, the police are bewildered by the lack of leads. That is, until two years later, when Ava’s body is found and another little girl, Audrey Briggs, goes missing. Audrey also attended that party. Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward. A mother of two teenagers, this case chills her to the bone and is a disturbing reminder of the last job she worked on. One that still keeps her awake at night.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • thought it was better

  • By Julie on 2018-12-13

thought it was better

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-13

I read alot of great reviews and I had high expectations. I did not find it suspensful or intriguing.

the audiobook was read by a lady with an English accent (and I have a hard time with accents) so I had to out alot of concentration into listening.

I had hard time with the killing of children.

  • The Ghostwriter

  • Written by: Alessandra Torre
  • Narrated by: Andrea Izzy Anthony
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me. My name is Helena Ross. I've written 15 romance novels, 10 of which have become international best sellers. But this one isn't a romance, no happily ever after in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very well written

  • By Julie on 2018-10-19

very well written

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-19

4.5 stars

The description gives you nothing.
I listen to it on audible and the voice/tone and speed kept changing so that was no fun.

I had an idea of were the story was going. I found a good 2/3 was a tad slow but got better.

The writing is fantastic but again the reading was not.

The main character is hard to like but I find that I share some of her tendencies and rules.

  • Trust Me

  • Written by: Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Trust Me is the chilling stand-alone audiobook of psychological suspense and manipulation that award-winning author and renowned investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan was born to write. An accused killer insists she's innocent of a heinous murder. A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life. Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat-and-mouse game that will leave you breathless. Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • so much whining

  • By Julie on 2018-09-24

so much whining

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-24

I feel that the book didn't go anywhere. i got no closure and was frustrated by the whining.

  • The Fourth Monkey

  • Written by: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want a sequel!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-26

slow burn

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-02

I had high hopes for this book but it wasn't as intense I was hoping it would be... I would say it's a slow burn detective book.

  • Necessary Lies

  • Written by: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Alison Elliott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Best-selling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town 50 years ago, and the darkest - and most hopeful - places in the human heart. After losing her parents, 15-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister, and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness, and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give. When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really good

  • By Julie on 2018-05-29

really good

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-29

A heartbreaking story about Ivy and Jane. They come from different backgrounds and are in different places in the story but it revolves around them. Ivy is a 15 year old girl that lives on a tobacco farm that essentially supports her whole family (sister, baby william (Mary-Ella's son and Noni,her grandmother who is diabetic). Jane is a newlywed to a physician that decides she wanted to work in the early days of their marriage. Robert has a very different view of what she should be doing but she does her own thing and becomes a social worker and has a huge caseload.

As usual, it is a very well written story. The details made me feel like I could imagine myself there. The relationship that develops between the two is a beautiful one. It was a sad story and it educated me.

I really liked it and would recommend.

  • Love and Other Words

  • Written by: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos - the first and only love of her life - the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable and inoffensive

  • By MLC37 on 2018-12-20

"YOU" - my heart melted

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-29



4.5 stars.

Oh my gosh... the emotions. I have been having a lot of stress lately and other stuff going on so im already pretty emotional and sensitive. This book thru a big a$% stick of feelings in the mix as well. So now im all over the place. This was an audiobook for me. It was very well read except that the reader would get "throaty" on some words and it was a tad annoying but not enough for me to stop reading.

The story of a young love and its progression thru the current day. The then and now aspect flowed nicely. It kept going to this big mistake. I really wanted to know what was going on. I wanted to know what could be so bad that they didn't talk for 11 years. Well i won't say any of the ending so i will leave it at that.

I would not call this a women's fiction, this is a flat out romance and it was really good. Toward the end one single tear came out (i'm not in a good emotional spot lately...)and forced the rest to stay in because i dont think i would have stopped crying.

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  • Child Taken

  • Written by: Darren Young
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey, Jonathan Keeble, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

One hot summer's day, two-year-old Jessica Preston disappears from the beach. The police are convinced she drowned, but Sandra Preston won't give up hope that her daughter is still alive. How can she? Twenty years later, another child goes missing, and Sandra is approached by a young journalist who raises questions about what really happened to Jessica Preston all those years ago.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • over rated

  • By Julie on 2018-05-03

over rated

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-03

I am probably going to be in the minority here but my gosh... this audiobook took forever... It was so long and boring. Nothing exciting was going on. There was a twist near the end but it was not worth the book. I was highly disappointed. You would think a kidnapped child would have some intrigue and pace to it. NOPE....

Even the "edgy" part of the book were slow...