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Jar of Hearts
Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
"Jar of Hearts grabs you by the throat! The perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists. Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind You A compelling story of murder, betrayal, and the secrets of the past... Georgina, known as Geo, is a 30-year-old rising executive when her world comes crashing down. Her high school boyfriend has been identified and arrested for a series of serial murders, including Angela, Geo'sbest friend in high school. Angela disappeared without a trace at 16 and her body has just been found. Now Geo is under arrest for helping her then-boyfriend cover it up. And it's one of her other close friends from high school, Kaiser Brody, who arrests her. While Geo is sent to prison for her part, Calvin escapes from custody and is on the run. Geo, now thirty-five, is about to be released from prison to try and start over. But someone has started killing people and dumping their bodies in her old neighborhood, with some of the markers of the missing Sweetbay Stranglerher old boyfriend Calvin. Is these killings some kind of message from Calvin? Are they some of revenge? Is she herself now in danger? Everything turns on what really happened that tragic night back when Geo and Angela were high schoolers. Everyone thinks they know the truth, but there are dark secrets buried deep within other secrets, and it may be too late for anyone to survive the truth. Jar of Hearts is a compelling edge-of-your-seat thriller that grabs readers from the very beginning and holds them rapt, as the truth of both the past and the present is skillfully unfolded, until the very last page.
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Gizmo86
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From the minute I started this book I loved it. Great characters, great mystery and plot and well written. I loved the character development and the sinister plot. It's right up my street. However, I can't help but feel like the last chunk of the book was rushed. I don't think it was embedded enough to warrant the speed it finished. The killer was revealed a bit too quickly and not built into the story enough. Loved it but slightly disappointed...

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CBee
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First book of 2020! Holy cheese grits, this book was killer (no pun intended). Didn‘t see the twists at all and the ending was incredible.
High stars read for me 👍

vkois88 This review makes me want to dig out it out of my shelf somewhere and read it... when I have the energy 😂 3w
CBee @vkois88 you should!! It‘s not a long read at all and is super twisty!!! I understand about the energy thing, totally 😂 3w
vkois88 I may be lazy and see if it‘s on Scrib‘d... I have what they think is pneumonia and I‘m pretty much sticking to one chair lol... my toddler is wearing me out for sure 3w
CBee @vkois88 oh NO!! I hope you feel better soon. Toddlers are not so understanding when the mommies are sick 😳 3w
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Enjoying some NYE reading 📖☕ happy new year all 😁🎉

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Next one.....

eanderson Good book! 3w
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SomedayAlmost
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Your secrets, and your friends, could kill you! 4.5 stars for this compelling, clever, twisty tale of friendship & murder. I stayed up late last night, compelled to listen to the end. The protagonist is an admitted accomplice to murder & “horrible person,” but you still root for her. Author implies that biology is destiny, children are murdered, & the ending is a little too abrupt, but it‘s great storytelling! #mystery #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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thebookblondie
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Geo was a likable character despite the choices of her past, and it was interesting to experience the flashbacks that contributed to the horrible events of “that night.” I figured out the “twist” pretty early on, but that‘s only because I watch way too much Criminal Minds and Investigation Discovery. I didn‘t mind that I figured it out because it just made me want to read to the end to confirm my own suspicions. 3.5/5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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SomedayAlmost
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Listening while decorating bubbles for an upcoming Halloween party. I am rooting for Geo, but don‘t trust her! #thriller #audibook #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Kappadeemom
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Why yes I can read and play golf at the same time!
I just finished this one for #scarathlon points #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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Kappadeemom
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Always travel with a book...or three #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

MrBook Great pic! 3mo
Kappadeemom @MrBook Thank you! Took this today in a very remote part of northern Florida ❤️❤️ 3mo
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SomedayAlmost
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Starts strong with good voice in the writing and a decent narrator..intrigued.#audiobook #thriller #TeamSlaughter #amlistening @Clwojick

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MysteriousBookworm
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I read this book about a year ago and it is one of my favorite books of all time. I absolutely love Jennifer Hillier. I cannot wait for the release of her new book.❤️

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Bookdragon69
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Reads like a criminal minds episode. Thriller with some unexpected twists. I can finally take this off my tbr list.

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Lexicon1982
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I could not put this book down!!! I really liked the main character Geo‘s complexity and back story! Without giving away spoilers the twisty-ness was awesome! If you like character driven thrillers definitely pick this one up! I‘ve never read this author‘s work before but she knocked it out of the park! High 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Stars !

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DebinHawaii
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#AyupAugust
“Once I ran to you...Now I‘ll run from you...” the lyrics made me think of these thrillers by Jennifer Hiller that feature #TaintedLove or relationships gone (very) bad. 🖤

allureofbeauty I actually started jar of hearts but I still need to finish it. 5mo
squirrelbrain Jar of Hearts sounds really good... and I love the picture montage! 🖤❤️ 5mo
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Tera0707
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Well that escalated quickly! I stayed up too late finishing this because I had to have the answers, and I‘m super sleepy this morning. But it was worth it. So many secrets and twists are exposed throughout the whole story and I gasped out loud a few times. Very much character driven as well as plot driven. ***there are some triggers in this story so proceed with caution***

ladym30 What a sweet pup!❤️ 5mo
Tera0707 @ladym30 thank you 😊 5mo
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BeaG
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A must read! There are some things covered that may not be easy for everyone. Things like rapes, domestic violence, murder. Excellent story told by alternating past and present.

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TamTracy
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I listened to this audiobook and very much enjoyed it. It was twisted and graphic and very very good! The overall ending was a bit predictable but the details were good! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

swishandflick I loved this book! 6mo
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Jeannineth
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Her boyfriend is a serial killer and she is on trial as the accomplice after the fact in her best friend‘s murder. OMG where have you been all my life. Loving it so far!!!!

SarahHarts_books I loved this book!! By far my favorite of her books.💖 9mo
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bookish.mum
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How did your reading go in February? I started full time study early Feb so I didn't think I would get to read as much as I did in January, but I'm pretty pleased I managed to read three books 😄

Jar of Hearts 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Dry 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Just Breathe 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#jenniferhillier #jarofhearts #janeharper #thedry #andrewdaddo #justbreathe #bookworm

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LaraReads
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My day off, because I work all weekend. ? Spending the morning #audiojournaling (this book is kinda an intense listen so far). I‘m so excited to jump into #litsylove and make some new bookish friends & pen pals! Big thanks to Misty for getting it all organized! Obviously Noël thinks she is mommas best helper too! #catsoflitsy

RachelO Noël‘s looking extremely creative there! 11mo
LaraReads @RachelO Right? You wouldn‘t believe all the creative stuff she has typed into my computer (that she is sitting on). Might be the next great (kitty) novel. 😹 11mo
Slajaunie She‘s so precious! She just wants to spend time with her favorite person and help out. 11mo
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LaraReads @Slajaunie Thank you! Yes she does! She was my rescue at Christmastime 2 years ago. She has no control over her hair, her curiosity, or her love of pens, bookmarks, and washi tape. Like mother, like daughter. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww she‘s beautiful!!! 😽😽❤️❤️ 11mo
Slajaunie 💙🐾 11mo
Kerrioke Your cat is a beauty 😻 11mo
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Bookish.SAM
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This was only OK for me. I was more impressed with the beginning than the end. I liked that it started at a place a little different than usual (the trial of a crime). But by the end the eye rolling was starting as dialogue/actions/closure got a little unrealistic. Maybe these trending/thriller-type books aren‘t for me or maybe it‘s these books in #audio format that doesn‘t agree with me🤷🏻‍♀️
I wanted to love it, and it was entertaining, but...

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Bookjunkie57
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Mehso-so

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Bookjunkie57
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After a solid month of reading I‘m finally finished. I can‘t say I loved every minute but I was not disappointed by the ending. #MarathonOfABook

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Me the last 5 chapters of this book.

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Chrissyreadit
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@guinsgirlreads this was amazing! I love my books and mug, and bath bomb- that my daughter is literally campaigning for because it‘s not fair that I have swaps- and pen, and notepad....and the sharpies.....post #2 cupidgoespostal

guinsgirlreads Haha 😊 Hope you enjoy! I couldn‘t get over that mug, I had to get it for you! 11mo
Chrissyreadit @guinsgirlreads you have no idea! That mug is the best valentine ever! 11mo
Gaylagal2 Very pretty ❤️ 11mo
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LaraReads
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As close as I‘m getting to #roses tonight. ♥️🌹Trying to pack for a quick road trip this weekend, and wondering how many books I can get away with packing before hubby starts rolling his eyes. 🤞🏼🤓📚 #literarylove

Stephaniereads1 I loved this book! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
vkois88 This one sounds good 11mo
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Bookjunkie57
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Why does every part of this book start with something tragic?

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Bookjunkie57
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I‘m seriously not loving this book. I‘m hoping it gets better but it‘s getting worse. I‘m on page 70 but I won‘t give up until page 100

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bookish.mum
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I've just started reading this book and I'm liking it so far 😊

#jenniferhillier #jarofhearts #currentlyreading

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mommymendes
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Omg! Who's read this? This book is insane! On page 100 and can't stop reading...don't know if I will sleep tonight.

Bookjunkie57 I‘m on about page 60. Not totally sucked in yet but your post gives me hope. 12mo
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Bookjunkie57
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Almost 4 hours in on day one. And I managed to read a bit of all 3 of my books. #24B4Monday

kstadt929 What app is this?? I keep seeing it and I think I need it! 12mo
Kaye 👍🏼 12mo
Bookjunkie57 @kstadt929 it‘s called TimeCamp it‘s made for freelancers but I find it perfect for readathons 12mo
kstadt929 Thanks! I‘ll have to check it out! 12mo
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mrozzz
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I had a genuine shock ~30 pages from the end when Hillier brilliantly handed over the last bit of information I needed to see what had been going on. That alone was very well done. Any thriller fans will be, well, thrilled to read this. In its entirety, the creepy character histories + police procedural read like a blend of an angsty Megan Abbott and the cool crime contemporaries like Sarah Bailey, Jane Harper, Rachel Caine or Karin Slaughter.

catebutler Adding to the list! 12mo
KarynGood Loved this book! 12mo
RadicalReader @mrozzz cannot wait to be able to check out this book have it on my list to devour 12mo
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MellieAntoinette Beautiful nails! 12mo
mrozzz Hope you like it!! @catebutler 12mo
mrozzz @KarynGood ☺️ I want to pick up more by Hillier! 12mo
mrozzz @RadicalReader certainly worth the read! Looking forward to your thoughts on it! 12mo
mrozzz Thank you so much! 💜😃 @MellieAntoinette 12mo
vivastory Great review! I'm sold! 12mo
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Bookjunkie57
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Forget the electronic devices. I‘m going analog. #AmReading

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CathyJ
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My library haul. Which one should I read first?

TheLibrarian Jar of Hearts! 13mo
Samantha.1020 My vote is for Jar of Hearts! 13mo
Christine11 I really enjoyed Pieces of Her! Hope you do too! 😊 13mo
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Jess7
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Jar of Hearts was one of my favorite thrillers this year and I‘ve heard great things about Sadie.

I have teamed up with bookstackedblonde on bookstagram ( https://instagram.com/thegreeneyedreader ) to give four (4) books to one (1) lucky winner! This #giveaway is US only. If you would like to enter for a chance to win visit this link to my post on #instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsBfQ33nmKV/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ewffc9...

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Amanda4
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In the author's note she writes "Geo's experiences inside Hellwood stern from a blend of several real life professions I've researched, plus my own twisted imagination". All I have to say is that imagination is twisted. Im just wondering why Geo's pregnant again....? All the evil seemed to come from her, well most of it, the evilist part of the evil. Maybe a sequel with the new baby?

Reggie Lol, what craziness are you reading?!! 13mo
Amanda4 Idk? I've been picking crazy books! 🤪 13mo
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Djspens
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Just finished this. It definitely kept me interested. Murder and the lies that follow....I was not expecting the ending, yet I'm not sure I like how it ended... It was definitely a page-turner. @StMartinsPress

CathyJ I just finished this and that is exactly how I feel. I enjoyed most of the book but the ending fell a little flat for me. 11mo
Djspens @CathyJ I just went and stalked your page a little lol it looks like we like a lot of the same type of books! I just finished Educated, wow that was a great book! 11mo
CathyJ @Djspens I loved educated! 11mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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Book #💯 for the year! 🤗 (pictured here with my in-laws' tree, old fashioned!)
I really couldn't put this one down. I started it as an #audiobook on #Libby but had to switch to the physical book because, gesh what a page turner! A thriller with heart! Pun intended 😏 It wasn't something I'll remember for years to come, but it was just what I needed right now, a break from some of the more literary novels I've been reading. Also, there are some TW

tpixie TW ?? 13mo
BookishMarginalia @tpixie I‘m assuming trigger warnings 13mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @tpixie trigger warnings 13mo
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tpixie @BookishMarginalia @PerksOfBeingABookworm thanks! I‘m not certain why I have never noticed that before! 😊 13mo
Chelsea.Poole @tpixie - yes trigger warnings. I ran out of room and realized the review I typed up sounded like it was light and fluffy and that's definitely not the case! Rape, murder, and other gruesome scenes are throughout. 13mo
JoRead Thanks for the TW heads up 👍 13mo
Booknerd2 Love the picture!!! 13mo
tpixie @Chelsea.Poole just my kind of book! 13mo
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Djspens
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This is up next. Shopping is done and wrapped, time to relax with a book and glass and wine.

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eanderson
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#audioworkout this morning before a busy day. I like that listening to an audio book helps with still getting books in while in a little slump. This book however has caused me to say NO! out loud several times already! 😳😂

taraWritesSci Books that cause that kind of reaction are great. People back away slowly, questioning their life choices, or whether a snack is really worth interrupting the mom beast in the kitchen. 😜 13mo
eanderson @taraWritesSci I agree!!! 😂 My husband asked me what I was getting worked up about. As soon as I said I was listening to an audiobook he got it! 😂 13mo
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Mrscastro
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Coffee ✔️ Chocolate ✔️ Book ✔️! Happy Sunday Friends!

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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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After falling into a bit of a reading slump I wanted something fast paced and engaging and this fit the bill. I‘m torn between giving it a so-so or a pick - but since it accomplished what I needed it to do, a fast read that I didn‘t have to think too much about, I guess it‘s a pick. The characters were uneven and the ending was absurd, but I wasn‘t expecting much from this. Warning: there is a lot of violence and rape depicted in detail.

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Well I stayed up WAY too late reading this one- I had thoroughly enjoyed Hillier‘s Butcher, but I straight up loved this dark and twisty page turner... I can sleep on the plane tomorrow.... or start a whole new book in just four hours when the car picks up to go to Houston! #BooksOverSleep

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4.5 stars!! I really enjoyed this book, although trigger warning for rape! I‘ve never read a Jennifer Hillier book before and I look forward to reading her other books one day. The twists and turns keep coming in this one and you feel for the characters. Highly recommend! I really enjoy January Lavoy‘s narration. I‘ve listened to some others narrated by Lavoy and enjoyed those as well!

RadicalReader @MyNamesParadise tiniest book I have ever seen 1y
MyNamesParadise @RadicalReader it‘s a playaway audio device. Like an MP3 player just with the book on it. It takes a triple A battery. 1y
RadicalReader @MyNamesParadise that‘s the coolest thing I have ever seen. Where can I get one and what would I type in to find such? 1y
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MyNamesParadise @RadicalReader I got mine from my library system! They‘re digital audio players. If you search a title in your library‘s catalog it would show up under available formats. They can only be purchased in bulk by library systems I believe! 1y
RadicalReader @MyNamesParadise thank you so much it is awesome how generous libraries are with ensuring that their material can be enjoyed by all 1y
MyNamesParadise @RadicalReader definitely! They‘re good when I have to do mind numbing tasks at work and they can also be hooked up to a car‘s auxiliary jack. My jack is busted so books on cd for me. I‘m reading like 10 different books right now. 1y
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