Samantha Facciolo

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PREMIUM

In the Distance with You

Though some listeners might wish longer periods of time were spent with each character or that the author had incorporated more of the Chilean landscape and history into her narrative, literary fiction fans will find this a satisfying mystery and meditation on breaking free of the past in order to embrace the future. ["Suspense, emotions, and magic course through this beautifully narrated book. Highly recommended for fans of Latin American literature and general literary mysteries": LJ 4/1/18 starred review of the Other hc.]
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The Night Market

Moore elevates what could be a familiar detective-stumbles-onto-crime-ring novel into a timely thriller with unpredictable twists and outcomes. ["Readers of noir mysteries as well as lovers of near-futuristic sf will adore this title": LJ Xpress Reviews 1/5/18 review of the Houghton Harcourt hc.]
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Eye of the Beholder: The Almost Perfect Murder of Anchorwoman Diane Newton King

A terrific audiobook for anyone interested in celebrity, obsession, and the psychology of true crime. ["Both a taut police procedural and a fascinating psychological study of an unrepentant murderer": LJ 7/94 review of the Kensington hc.]
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The Roanoke Girls

Surprisingly easy to listen to despite its dark subject matter, this gripping work is a definite recommendation for fans of mystery, romance, and coming-of-age novels. ["Atmospheric and unsettling tale of the secrets and bonds of family, set against the backdrop of small-town Kansas": LJ 12/16 review of the Crown hc.]
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Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

While narrator Amy Melissa Bentley's matter-of-fact tone can sound monotonous at times, the book is comprehensive and provocative; a must-listen for anyone who recognizes her own closet in Cline's.
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The Princess Diarist

While Fisher presents a lively reading of her own work, at times listeners might find themselves wondering when the story will end. Recommended primarily for avid Princess Leia fans and those wishing for one more Fisher performance.

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