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  • The Good Sister

  • Written by: Gillian McAllister
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Martha and Becky Blackwater are more than sisters - they're each other's lifelines. When Martha finds herself struggling to balance early motherhood and her growing business, Becky steps in to babysit her niece, Layla, without a second thought, bringing the two women closer than ever. But then the unthinkable happens, and Becky is charged with murder. Nine months later, Becky is on trial and maintains her innocence - and so does Martha. Martha sets out to uncover exactly what happened that night and how things could have gone so wrong.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • By Julie on 2019-07-04

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-04

It was an audiobook for me. I didnt like all the different voices. It was very soft spoken and so slow....

Story wise.
It is a very thought provoking subject but it was slow and not edgy or suspenseful. Dont get me wrong, a baby died and that is horrible. I cant put myself in her shoes and I'm not a big fan of reading about kids death or torture but she I didnt like it very much.

Sorry :(

  • The Secrets We Keep

  • Written by: Kate Hewitt
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Tessa arrives at the little house by the lake with her two children, it is an escape. The rental house may be a bit small – but it’s theirs for the summer. A place to hide.... However, their isolation is disrupted by the family from the big house next door. Three children and their glamorous mother Rebecca – who seems determined to invite Tessa into their lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • so long

  • By Julie on 2019-05-24

so long

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-24

** spoiler alert ** I feel this was a waste of time. The story didn't go anywhere and it wasn't about much... I just felt horrible about the end. I think that she just put that ending there as a filler. I feel horrible that she chose that ending...

Im just so disappointed about the whole thing... :(

it took me forever to listen to this...

  • The Huntress

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina's bravery and cunning will keep her alive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator kills it, decent story

  • By E.V. Ritchie on 2019-03-18

good

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-23

Good book, a tad slow. LOTS of character development. The author covered the main characters perspective so well but she didnt really go into detail about Ana. Why did she do those things, whatvwas her role in the war.

Narrator was amazing.

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  • Stillhouse Lake

  • Written by: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Jodey Schmidt on 2019-01-24

slow beginning, lots of character development

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-13

great narrator, not too fond of different voices she makes it was still good.
would like to hear the second one .

  • 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 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

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
  • Utterly incredible

  • By Georgina on 2018-10-19

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 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

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 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

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.