Hide Away

Hide Away
Author: Jason Pinter
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 9781542005906
ISBN 13: 1542005906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hide Away Book Review:

"Pinter is in fine form with Hide Away. You'll burn through the pages." --David Baldacci From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning thriller about a vigilante who's desperate to protect her secrets--and bring a killer to justice. On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she's a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma...or worse. But crime follows her everywhere. When the former mayor winds up dead, Rachel can't help but get involved. Where local detectives see suicide, she sees murder. They resent her for butting in--especially since she's always one step ahead. But her investigative genius may be her undoing: the deeper she digs, the harder it is to keep her own secrets buried. Her persistence makes her the target of both the cops and a killer. Meanwhile, the terrifying truth about her past threatens to come to light, and Rachel learns the hard way that she can't trust anyone. Surrounded by danger, she must keep her steely resolve, protect her family, and stay one step ahead, or else she may become the next victim.

Hideaway

Hideaway
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 1250207126
ISBN 13: 9781250207128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hideaway Book Review:

"Reading Hideaway is like a mini vacation, as Roberts transports you from the sun-drenched mountains of Big Sur to the rolling hills of Ireland to the bustling streets of New York City." - Associated Press A family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel, Hideaway. Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star—yet still an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared. Some may have considered her a pampered princess, but Cate was in fact a smart, scrappy fighter, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bloodied, exhausted girl huddled in his house—but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge, reuniting her with her loved ones. Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a shocking betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years spent away in western Ireland, peaceful and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul. Finally, she would return to Los Angeles, gathering the courage to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life. What she didn’t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long-ago night—one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance...

Hideaway

Hideaway
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-07-05
ISBN 10: 1440619670
ISBN 13: 9781440619670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hideaway Book Review:

Strange visions plague a man after he survives a near-death experience in this chilling thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. Surviving a car accident on a snowy mountain road is miraculous for Lindsey Harrison, but even more so for her husband, Hatch, who was clinically dead for eighty minutes. After experimental procedures bring Hatch back to life, he awakens with the terrifying feeling that something is it out there. But it soon becomes apparent that the evil stalking Hatch is within him—a dark force of murderous rage that hides within us all...

The Hideaway

The Hideaway
Author: Pam Smy
Publsiher: Pavilion Children's
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN 10: 1843655225
ISBN 13: 9781843655220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hideaway Book Review:

The wonderful long-awaited second novel from Pam Smy, celebrated author and illustrator of Thornhill. The Hideaway tells the story of a boy, Billy McKenna, who runs away from a difficult situation at home and takes refuge in an overgrown graveyard. While hiding there he meets an elderly man who is tending the graves in preparation for a day in November when something magical is set to happen. The book is written in two alternating narratives, both different aspects of the same story. One thread tells of Billy's experience of hiding away in the graveyard, his mixed-up feelings and emotions, and the supernatural events he eventually witnesses. The other tells of his mother's situation at home and the police search for Billy. Covering themes of family, childhood, separation and reunion, domestic violence and doing the right thing, this is an important and beautiful book for middle grade readers right up to adults. Billy's story is illustrated throughout with tonal and textured black and white drawings, until the event on All Souls' Eve, when the text gives way to a series of double page images of the supernatural happening. The Hideaway is a compelling, exciting and emotional story that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.

Hideaway

Hideaway
Author: Penelope Douglas
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 9781976333002
ISBN 13: 1976333008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hideaway Book Review:

DEVIL'S NIGHT is returning! Hiding places, chases, and all the games are back... BANKS Buried in the shadows of the city, there's a hotel called The Pope. Ailing, empty, and dark-it sits abandoned and surrounded by a forgotten mystery. But you think it's true, don't you, Kai Mori? The story about the hidden twelfth floor. The mystery of the dark guest who never checked in and never checks out. You think I can help you find that secret hideaway and get to him, don't you? You and your friends can try to scare me. You can try to push me. Because even though I struggle to hide everything I feel when you look at me-and have ever since I was a girl-I think maybe what you seek is so much closer than you'll ever realize. I will never betray him. So sit tight. On Devil's Night, the hunt will be coming to you. KAI You have no idea what I seek, Little One. You don't know what I had to become to survive three years in prison for a crime I would gladly commit again. No one can know what I've turned into. I want that hotel, I want to find him, and I want this over. I want my life back. But the more I'm around you, the more I realize this new me is exactly who I was meant to be. So come on, kid. Don't chicken out. My house is on the hill. So many ways in, and good luck finding your way out. I've seen your hideaway. Time to see mine. *Hideaway is a romantic suspense suitable for ages 18+. While the romance is a stand-alone, the plot is a continuation of events that began in CORRUPT (Devil's Night, #1). It is strongly recommended that you have read Corrupt prior to reading this.

Hide Away

Hide Away
Author: Iris Johansen
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 1466887206
ISBN 13: 9781466887206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hide Away Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller, Hide Away is an explosive Eve Duncan novel from Iris Johansen Iris Johansen's beloved forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is back and now the stakes are higher than ever. Dramatic changes are on the horizon for Eve and Joe Quinn and their relationship may never be the same. Faced with the task of protecting Cara Delaney, a young girl with ruthless enemies who want to see her dead, Eve takes her away to the remote Scottish Highlands where they join Jane MacGuire in search of a hidden treasure. But nowhere is far enough away to protect Cara from danger. With enemies closing in from all sides, Hide Away is a high-octane thriller that fans will not want to miss.

Hidden Away

Hidden Away
Author: Maya Banks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 1101477407
ISBN 13: 9781101477403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Away Book Review:

A man who shoots first and asks questions later falls for the ultimate moving target in this sexy, action-packed KGI novel. The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t... Most people would take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat, but Garrett Kelly only accepts the job keeping tabs on Sarah Daniels—who’s in hiding after witnessing a murder committed by her half-brother—for the chance to take down a person enemy of KGI. A disciplined soldier like Garrett is trained for so much more than a babysitting gig, but he soon realizes that there’s more to Sarah than what’s in her file. Garrett is considering seduction as a tactical maneuver, but when he glimpses Sarah’s dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe—even after she disappears on him. Garrett doesn’t know exactly who, or what, Sarah’s running from. Whatever it is, she’s running for her life...

Scamper s Hide Away

Scamper s Hide Away
Author: Patricia Eytcheson Taylor
Publsiher: Patricia R Taylor LLC
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 0984563032
ISBN 13: 9780984563036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scamper s Hide Away Book Review:

Scamper, the big grey squirrel that lived in Aunt Boo's backyard, dreamed of finding a cozy hide-away for the winter. He searched and he searched and he searched until he found the perfect hide-away. It was warm and comfortable and filled with everything a squirrel could ever want to play with.Scamper was so happy in his new hide-away until Aunt Boo heard his tiny footsteps in the attic. Then Scamper's hide-away wasn't so cozy and fun any more.

Hideaway

Hideaway
Author: Nicole Lundrigan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 0735237824
ISBN 13: 9780735237827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hideaway Book Review:

"Authentic, disturbing and unbearably tense, Hideaway will leave you reeling." --Shari Lapena, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Couple Next Door Gloria Janes appears to be a doting suburban mother and loving wife. But beyond her canary-yellow door, Gloria controls her husband, Telly, as well as seven-year-old Maisy and her older brother Rowan, through a disorienting cycle of adoration and banishment. When Telly leaves, Gloria turns on Rowan. He runs away, finding unlikely refuge with a homeless man named Carl, with whom he forms the kind of bond he has never found with his parents. After they are menaced by strangers, Rowan follows Carl to an isolated cottage, where he accidentally sets off a burst of heightened paranoia in Carl, and their adventure takes a dark turn. Gloria is publicly desperate for the safe return of her son while privately plotting ever wilder ways to lure Telly home for good. Her behaviour grows more erratic and her manipulation of Maisy begins to seem dedicated toward an outcome that only she can see. The two storylines drive relentlessly toward a climax that is both shocking and emotionally riveting. Suspenseful, unsettling, and masterful, Hideaway explores the secrets of a troubled family and illuminates an unlikely hero and a source of unexpected strength.

The Hideaway

The Hideaway
Author: Lauren K. Denton
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 0718084241
ISBN 13: 9780718084240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hideaway Book Review:

Now a USA Today and Amazon Charts Bestseller! “A story both powerful and enchanting: a don’t-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author When her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back home, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in life. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay, Alabama. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed The Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it—no small task considering her grandmother’s best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there. Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid drywall dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected. Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags’s friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed her grandmother’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways. When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice—stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans. “Two endearing heroines and their poignant storylines of love lost and found make this the perfect book for an afternoon on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea.” —Karen White, New York Times bestselling author

Hideaway

Hideaway
Author: Hannah Alexander
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 0369700295
ISBN 13: 9780369700292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hideaway Book Review:

A safe haven…turned deadly As an ER doctor, Cheyenne Allison is used to handling emergencies—until her own sister codes on the trauma bed. Devastated, Cheyenne retreats to an isolated farm in Hideaway, Missouri. But peace and solitude are in short supply in this picturesque Ozarks town. A dangerous vandal has the community terrorized, and Cheyenne finds an unexpected demand for her medical skills. Mayor Austin Barlow is convinced the culprit resides with Cheyenne’s charismatic neighbor, Dane Gideon, whose ranch for foster boys has given rise to previous violence. Cheyenne distrusts Austin, while Dane inspires her respect, and perhaps something more—although she can’t share the faith that sustains him as the violence turns deadly. Then Cheyenne, already pursued by a past nemesis, becomes the vandal’s target, and she can only hope that Hideaway will prove her sanctuary…and perhaps a place to call home.

The Hideaway Inn

The Hideaway Inn
Author: Philip William Stover
Publsiher: Carina Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 1488076278
ISBN 13: 9781488076275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hideaway Inn Book Review:

High school wasn’t the right time or place for their relationship to grow, but now, fifteen years later, a chance encounter changes both of their lives forever. No one in the charming river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, needs to know that Vince Amato plans on flipping The Hideaway Inn to the highest bidder and returning to his luxury lifestyle in New York City. He needs to make his last remaining investment turn a profit…even if that means temporarily relocating to the quirky small town where he endured growing up. He’s spent years reinventing himself and won’t let his past dictate his future. But on his way to New Hope, Vince gets stuck in the middle of nowhere and his past might be the only thing that can get him to his future. Specifically Tack O’Leary, the gorgeous, easygoing farm boy who broke his heart and who picks Vince up in his dilapidated truck. Tack comes to the rescue not only with a ride but also by signing on to be the chef at The Hideaway for the summer. As Vince and Tack open their hearts to each other again, Vince learns that being true to himself doesn’t mean shutting down a second chance with Tack—it means starting over and letting love in. Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters. A new Carina Adores title is available each month: The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron Just Like That by Cole McCade Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters Better Than People by Roan Parrish The Love Study by Kris Ripper The Secret Ingredient by KD Fisher Just Like This by Cole McCade Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love by Kim Fielding

Christmas Hideaway

Christmas Hideaway
Author: Wendy Davy
Publsiher: Pelican Ventures Book Group
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 1522303634
ISBN 13: 9781522303633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas Hideaway Book Review:

Material witness Mandi Foster is running. And for good reason—if she testifies her family will pay the ultimate price. With no choice but to hide until the trial is over, she finds an isolated cabin to ride out Christmas alone—except she isn't alone. A mysterious stranger follows her through a treacherous winter storm into the Blue Ridge Mountains, and then saves her from a potentially fatal accident. But as coincidences pile up, Mandi suspects her handsome rescuer is harboring dangerous secrets. Security Specialist Rylan Copeland is hunting. And for good reason—he has witnessed murderers walk away unpunished. He isn't about to let that happen again—not when he can do something to stop it. But as he catches up to Mandi, danger comes in ways he hadn't anticipated. Will he convince her to testify in time? Or will another killer get away with murder?

Mountain Hideaway

Mountain Hideaway
Author: Christy Barritt
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 1488008175
ISBN 13: 9781488008177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountain Hideaway Book Review:

A woman in danger seeks refuge in the mountains in this exciting suspense from USA TODAY bestselling author Christy Barritt. After being caught collecting evidence on her ex-boyfriend’s criminal dealings, Tessa Jones has no choice but to go into hiding. She feels safe in her mountain refuge, right up until private investigator Trent McCabe comes knocking—and bullets start flying their way. Now for the second time, Tessa is on the run. And Trent’s mission has shifted from tracking down a missing person to keeping the brave beauty alive. Trent once lost a woman in his care, and he won’t make the same mistake again. But Tessa trusts no one—not even Trent. Out in the wilderness with danger closing in, Tessa must make a choice: rely on the handsome stranger...or take her chances with a killer. From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Blue Ridge Hideaway

Blue Ridge Hideaway
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0373366469
ISBN 13: 9780373366460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Ridge Hideaway Book Review:

"Armed with a can of pepper spray and fuming mad, Dorie Howe is determined to get what's hers from the old con man who fleeced her. Even if she has to cut a deal with his ex-cop son, Bret Donovan. With her brother in jail and no way to pay his lawyers, she's desperate enough to agree to Bret's terms."--Cover.

Corrupt

Corrupt
Author: Penelope Douglas
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2015-11-13
ISBN 10: 9781518783876
ISBN 13: 1518783872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corrupt Book Review:

Erika. I was told that dreams were our heart's desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession. My boyfriend's older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He's handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college's basketball team and now gone pro, he's more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than on me. I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid. For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away. Now, I've graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven't stopped watching Michael. He's back, and the dirt I've seen isn't content to stay in my head anymore...Michael. Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika. My brother's girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven't had her body, I know that I have her mind. That's all I really want anyway. Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college. In my city. The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they're out.

Hide Yourself Away

Hide Yourself Away
Author: Mary Jane Clark
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429902965
ISBN 13: 9781429902960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hide Yourself Away Book Review:

Watch your back. Trust no one. And when a killer closes in, hide yourself away. It should have been an ideal week during a perfect summer in "America's First Resort." But just hours before the KEY News crew arrives for their broadcasts from Newport, Rhode Island, the skeleton of a socialite who disappeared fourteen years ago is found in a dank tunnel beneath a famous mansion. It doesn't end there. Next, the socialite's daughter is found at the bottom of the Forty Steps that lead from the legendary Cliff Walk to the ocean. And soon, the town is talking about the scandal and a killer whose work may be only beginning. When one of the KEY News interns is killed in a suspicious car accident and another disappears, this year's crop of fledgling journalists are targets, including Grace Callahan, not so young at thirty-two, who came to the City-by-the-Sea determined to launch a future in television news. She and the other KEY interns have been told that at the end of the summer one of them will be offered a full-time position. Grace, a single mother fighting for custody of her preteen daughter, needs the job more than any of the other interns do. As their number dwindles one by one, Grace must face the real danger that lurks in an otherwise idyllic town. But can she uncover a murderer who does not want the secrets buried beneath the city's fabled mansions to come to light? With its lightning-fast pace and unpredictable twists, Hide Yourself Away is Mary Jane Clark at her suspenseful best. Readers beware. You won't want to miss a word, because with a Mary Jane Clark novel, every word is a clue.

The Summer Hideaway

The Summer Hideaway
Author: Jenny Hale
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN 10: 1786815206
ISBN 13: 9781786815200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Summer Hideaway

The Summer Hideaway
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN 10: 0778317005
ISBN 13: 9780778317005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer Hideaway Book Review:

Claire, hiding from a dangerous past, finds solace in working as a private nurse for the elderly George Bellamy, but when George's grandson, Ross, returns home from war, Claire struggles against the attraction she feels for him.

The Perfect Hideaway

The Perfect Hideaway
Author: Alys Murray
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN 10: 1838885978
ISBN 13: 9781838885977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Hideaway Book Review:

Annie Martin is thrilled to have moved from the hectic buzz of L.A. to the small town of Hillsboro, Northern California, where the most happening bar only plays honky-tonk and nowhere does a good matcha latte. But the best thing about Hillsboro? The Anderson sisters. At their noisy family dinners, Annie can almost forget the mistakes she made back in the city, trying to fit in. Annie has repaid the sisters’ friendship with some obvious-but-effective matchmaking and now there’s only one Anderson still looking for love. But Rose is surprisingly prickly about an enforced happy-ever-after, and when a meticulously planned meet-cute ends drenched in the town fountain, Annie realizes this project calls for someone with a deeper knowledge of the Hillsboro bachelors. Local reporter and all-around grouch George Barnett has been a thorn in Annie’s side since she came to town. He knows all too well that everyone has secrets and he thinks the story of why social media darling Annie Martin swapped stilettos for sneakers might be the scoop that makes his career. Annie is sure her skeletons are under triple lock and key, so she offers him an exclusive, if he’ll help her find a match for Rose. But the more George and Annie try to control the love lives around them, the less they’re able to sway their own hearts. As Annie’s infectious laugh begins to bring down George’s barrier of surliness, can he open his heart and let her in for real? And can Annie be brave enough to trust the man who could be her future, with the secrets of her past? A heart-warming story of friendship and finding love in the most unlikely of places, fans of Robyn Carr, Debbie Macomber and Carolyn Brown will adore The Perfect Hideaway. Readers love The Perfect Hideaway: “I love this series… heartwarming and uplifting, it made me laugh and root for the characters but it also moved me to tears because it’s the story of two hurt and lonely people who meet and change their life.” Scrapping and Playing, 5 stars “Alys Murray has hit another home run for me with this book… I just could not wait to turn each page to see what was going to happen.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “A wonderfully, heartfelt and charming novel. If you enjoy the lovey, butterflies in your stomach and heart melting moments Hallmark movies deliver, then you’re going to absolutely love this… wonderful romance novel that shouldn’t be missed.” Tamsterdam Reads, 5 stars “Feel-good romance that genuinely had me laughing out loud!… The perfect book to read whilst you’re chilling with a your feet up and a glass of wine/cup of tea!” Curled Up With a Good Book, 5 stars “I fell in love with The Perfect Hideaway right from the beginning. Annie, George and Rose made me laugh and cry with their quick wit and insecurities… Alys Murray is one of my new favorite authors!” Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars “I absolutely adored this little romantic gem of a book.” Netgalley reviewer “Gorgeous story… Alys Murray has found the perfect recipe for romance and her stories are enchanting. Enjoy, you’re in for a treat.” Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars “Charming romantic book… kept me hooked into the book until the end.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “A wonderful read for a summer’s afternoon, a light hearted and heartfelt tale of finding love in the unlikeliest of places.” Tales of a Natural Spoonie, 5 stars “Hopeful and happy. Flirty and fun. Alys Murray’s sweet small-town romances will touch your heart and make you smile… This was a delightful story that just made me feel good!” Audio Killed the Bookmark, 5 stars