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The Amnesia Project

Narrated by: TJ Richards
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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Summary

Romantic suspense with a dystopian twist...

What happened behind these doors?

In the summer of 2003, three young women and a teenage girl take a trip to New York City. Only three of them return....

Paige’s disappearance makes deep incisions in the women’s lives, impacting friendships, relationships, and careers. Joy retreats. Paige’s older sister, Alice, seeks solace in alcohol. Dani vows to leave no stone unturned, feeling guilty and conflicted after 17-year-old Paige revealed her crush to her shortly before she vanished.

More than a decade later, Dani uncovers the shocking truth.

©2018 Barbara Winkes (P)2018 Barbara Winkes

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The Amnesia Project

This is first book that I listened to from Barbara Winkes and I like it.. The Amnesia Project is a book that will take you to one crazy rollercoaster and you'll love every bit of it.

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A gripping story

This is a story that will stay with me. Dani, Alice and Joy are friends planning a trip to New York before careers take them in different directions. Alice’s sister Paige is foisted upon them and Dani seems more affected than the others by this. When Paige disappears they are all distraught but Dani can’t stop looking and dedicates her life to finding her.
‘The Amnesia Project’ is a fantastic dystopian romance with a story that has so many layers. I never knew who to trust or where it was going to go. I learned not to make assumptions when reading this novel. Barbara Winkes surprised me again and again.The reason for Paige’s disappearance was shocking but worryingly not at all unbelievable. Once you’ve read it you will know why.

Dani was tenacious and her loyalty to Paige never wavered. She found herself in peril, threatened and warned off but never gave up. Paige had an underlying strength and maturity that shone through. I liked her approach from the start and was with Dani all the way as she tried to find answers to where Paige had gone and why.

I really liked T.J. Richards as the narrator. I have listened to other books read by her and find her delivery very engaging. She brings the story alive and I was glad to find she was narrating this book.

I was very impressed with this book and give it 5 Stars.

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OMG

This book is incredible. The characters, the storyline it's truly amazing. If you haven't read or listened to this book, then i can not recommend it highly enough. The narrator did a fantastic job. I was gripped by the very first chapter. I received this book in exchange for a honest review, but truly i can't stop raving about it. This book has to be in the top 5 for this year and probably ever that i have read.

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A great story and keeps you interested.

Really interesting concept and a little scarry.
The story never lost its interest complimented by a great narration.

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Terrifying and thrilling

I needed something to get me out of my head. Not sure a dystopian novel was the right choice! I have no regrets though, it was fantastic. Terrifying and thrilling.

Dani and her two best friends Alice and Joy are getting ready for their first real trip as young adults and Dani plans to come out to them some time during those ten days in New York. When Alice’s parents make them take Alice’s seventeen-year-old sister Paige with them, Alice is mad, Dani not so much. She’s got a huge crush on young Paige but when Paige kisses her, Dani does the adult thing: Paige is underage, Dani won’t act on their mutual crush before she’s eighteen. The next day, Paige disappears while the four women are walking in a crowded New York Street. For thirteen years, Dani, ridden with guilt, can’t stop looking for her, going so far as becoming a police detective instead of going to business school as planned. Suddenly a new case brings her closer to finding out what happened.

There’s a lot happening in the world right now that makes this gripping story seem absolutely believable and sooo scary. What Dani discovers before and after she gets reunited with Paige is horrifying. The writing is excellent, as is the narration by T.J. Richards. As awful as the story being told by Barbara Winkes is, this book left me full of energy from all this excitement.

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A great story, and listening experience

I loved listening to this audiobook!

I had previously read The Amnesia Project, but listening to it narrated by TJ Richards allowed me a new perspective of the story, and a chance to enjoy the suspense and thrill of the story in a new and exciting way.

TJ’s delivery of the story is perfectly paced to hook the listener, investing you in the story and the characters. She has defined the accents of each character to give the listener a unique character experience, and help decipher which is which with the first person narrative.

A great story, and listening experience.

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Loved it

Loved it! TJ Richards was amazing with the storytelling! excellent narration!
The story itself was quite scary as it is too close to reality sometimes but it was captivating and full of suspence.
I totally recomend it!

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Good suspense

Overall: Good story that I kept you listening wondering if it really could be as disturbing as you think.
Performance: Great narration that support the story well.
Story: The suspense part of the story was really good and kept me listening to this story wanting to know more. It was well thought out and enacted. The only negative thing is that romance part doesn’t get the time to evolve beyond the initial crush though it’s supposed to be much more.

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 13-08-18

Love wins!

Loved this story. Listened to this on a road trip with my wife (who at first was reading her own book but abandoned it by chapter 4 on audible ) and were hooked. The narrator was great!! Great story. It was thought provoking and kept us engaged. Well done!

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  • Beatrice Sahagún
  • 29-01-20

Mindfu$?k - in an awesome way!

OMG this book is so good. I listened through the night...couldn’t stop! This mystery is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. If I could give it 6 stars I would. If you like a good mystery this is it. And it left me thinking, ‘What if they really could do this?!”

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  • Renee
  • 15-05-19

Love this!

Story line that can be terrifying. Engrossing and felt connected to the characters. Well performed by TJ. I cannot wait to get my hands on more!

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  • Kyle
  • 10-08-18

Brilliant from Start to Finish

Narrator T.J. Richards did a fabulous job in telling this story, really helping create this books world on our heads. As for the story itself, a cross between The Handmaidens Tale and HBO’s True Detective, with a romance involved. You are hooked from chapter one and will want to binge on this book like a great TV show

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  • AS
  • 09-08-18

This Book Made Me Angry

This book is well written and suspenseful. The narration is spectacular. Without giving too much away, suffice it to say that this book could be triggering for anyone who experienced being a female in a fundamentalist cult.

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  • Dina
  • 07-08-18

Fantastic!

Finally a book that kept my attention and marvelously read! This one put all of my favorite things in one great read: a mystery, a love story and a psychological thriller!

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  • peacemaker
  • 16-02-20

Couldn't Turn It Off

I enjoyed this audiobook so much! The narrator is super all the way around. The storyline grabs you and just when you feel relaxed and settled in, the author spins things around, sucking you into the suspense. Written with great illustration, so I could see and get a feel for all that was going on. This is my first book written by Winkes but won't be my last!

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  • heather anderson
  • 23-12-19

Excellent

Excellent, excellent, excellent. The suspense was amazing. The unconditional love and constant honor. Wow this was great

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  • Tiffany M
  • 01-11-19

Exciting first chapter

The first chapter really established a lot. Character's feelings and how they interact with each other and where they were going.

Sadly sometimes I had no idea what was going on mainly because I was confused by the addition of new characters.

Before the halfway point I had had a hard time figuring out if I would like the overall book and if it was worth it (to continue reading or DNF). I wanted to stop reading mainly because All the characters started to annoy me and also the mix of Genres (Romance and what felt like a psychological thriller) got really annoying.

Seeing that both Dani and paige knew that Paige had a lot on her plate and kept thinking of and committing inappropriate actions when their lives were on the line.

*Also the quick but negative mention of an age gap did put me off a bit.

* Things progressed too fast, The Happy ending was too sweet and cookie cutter. The fact that paige had no trauma confused me.

* The ending / Villain (s) didn't feel built up

* The book felt like it had an agenda and it felt forced not at all natural.

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  • Hayde
  • 24-10-19

A really good audiobook!

I love this author's style of writing; she engages me from the beginning with this audiobook... I truly found it hard to stop listening to it at times. TJ Richards does this book justice and Barbara Winkes manages to always put together great characters and plots that are always well-developed. She doesn’t disappoint! If your a fan of this author and like a suspense with plenty of twist and or just haven’t given this book a try... then I highly recommend that you do... 5⭐️