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Jane

Jane Chicago, IL, United States Member Since 2010
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  • "4 ½ stars. I enjoyed it. A though..."

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    It’s fiction but educational - about historical botany developments.

    At times it felt more like a textbook biography than fiction. There’s a lot of narrative. She did this. She felt that. Those parts could have used a little more dialogue or action. That’s what I’m used to in fiction. Still, it was enjoyable and thought provoking.

    The beginning is about Henry Whittaker and how he built his wealth in the plant industry - like growing trees in a new location to produce malaria medicine. He was born in England and later moved to Pennsylvania. The rest of the story is his daughter Alma - following her entire life. She was born in 1800. She had an excellent scientific mind. She studied plants and mosses. She wanted to love a man, but that was unlikely due to her large size and unpleasant appearance.

    The “signature of all things” is the idea that God provides plants to help or heal the human body - with clues. For example: the walnut helps the brain and looks like a brain. A plant that helps the liver has leaves that look like a liver. Other subjects in the story are Darwin’s theory of evolution, survival of the fittest, human altruism, and self sacrifice.

    There were two sadnesses in the book. One, the story follows Alma to the end of her life. And that by definition is always sad - one’s life ends. The other sadness was something Alma always wanted but never got. I felt sad for her, but there was also a lot of wonderful in this story.

    One of the most important things in books is characters. That was great here. It was fascinating how different Prudence and Alma were. Prudence was so odd - and her choices and actions odd. Ambrose was unique - special. Henry’s life was not typical. Alma was interesting throughout. And other characters provided more variety. This is not “we’ve heard it before.” This is a unique collection of characters.

    NEGATIVES:
    I was unhappy and frustrated with one part. Alma asked a man questions about his actions and relationship with Ambrose. Those were important questions. The man did not give direct answers. He gave vague answers and I had to ASSUME things. I did not like assuming. I wanted the author to tell me specifics - what, how, and why things happened. I wanted to KNOW that story, and I did not get it.

    There are illustrations in the book that are not available for the audiobook. The publisher should have made a pdf file of these pictures - for audiobook buyers to download.

    SEX SCENES:
    There were several sex scenes of someone pleasuring oneself. Those were briefly described, not a lot of detail. There were also references to men with men; they were told, not shown.

    NARRATOR:
    The narrator Juliet Stevenson was fine. However I never got used to the way she said “Tahiti.” Her pronunciation might be typical British, but every time she said it, I felt off in a way that brought me out of the story.

    Genre: historical fiction

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    The Signature of All Things: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

    Dina says: "An Educational and Epic Oddity"
  • "A wonderful relationship - much mor..."

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    A full story, a good story. This is romance with a womens fiction feel. There is a lot of grief in the first third of the book. A mother Lee loses her 25 year old son Greg in a motorcycle accident. Chris is Greg’s roommate and coworker. Chris mourns the loss with Lee and her family. I don’t want to read books about grief and depressing topics. But this was less troubling than I expected. The author wasn’t focused on making me cry or feel bad. Instead the funeral and death was more of a vehicle for Chris’ and Lee’s paths to cross, repeatedly. Their actions, interactions, and help for each other and compassion for each other was so sensitive and loving to watch. It was wonderful watching them fall in love, even though Lee resisted - for good reasons. She was 45 Chris was 30. Yet it was a wonderful love. It made me want to fall in love like that.

    There were interesting side stories about their families. Lee’s 23 year old daughter wanted to date Chris. She had no idea that Chris only had eyes for her mother. Lee’s 14 year old son had unexpected and fun reactions. There is a touching side story about Chris helping a troubled teen.

    NARRATOR:
    Sadly the narrator was a bad fit. Barbara Rush has a quivering deep elderly lady voice. It did not fit a sensual sexy woman falling in love. It did not fit the sex scenes - think 70 year old lady having sex. Also she overly sweetened her voice for Lee’s dialogue - like a Snow-White-Disney-princess type. It didn’t feel right for Lee or her children.

    The recording sounded odd. It had a muffled sound like talking through a blanket. I got used to it after a while, or it got better.

    Genre: grief with contemporary romance, older woman younger man

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    Family Blessings

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    • By LaVyrle Spencer
    • Narrated By Barbara Rush
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    M says: "Depressing to listen to"
  • "Settling for someone you don’t love,"

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    and then finding value, and it’s good. And your life is better.

    Readers in the mood for “true love” with passion and seduction, will not want this. Some find it sad. Although I wasn’t sad. I felt calm and pleased at the end.

    THE STORY:
    Adam’s father dies leaving huge debts. Adam needs to sell the family’s London house and possibly the ancestral home. A friend arranges a meeting between Adam and Jonathan a wealthy business man. Jonathan wants a title for his daughter Jenny. In return he will pay Adam’s mortgages and other things. The wedding is arranged and occurs.

    OPINION:
    I loved watching Jenny. She is short, stout, unattractive, and quiet. She knows Adam will never look at her with romantic feelings. She accepts that. Her goal is to give Adam a comfortable life. She turns out to be an ideal wife. Things she does are perfect for what is needed. She is thoughtful, cares about others, and desires to please both her father and husband. She has become one of my favorite characters. So solid, so true. And at the end, Adam realizes what a treasure he has in her.

    This book is not romantic love. It’s a different kind of love. Before Adam met Jenny, he and Julia had a romantic love - an infatuation. Adam never felt that way for Jenny. But at the end, Adam was comfortable, laughing, and happy in his life with Jenny.

    A few times my mind wandered. I forget what those parts were about. Some of them were military things. So I wasn’t fully engaged all the way through. But I enjoyed the relationships and characters as a nice change from traditional romance, which the author is famous for.

    The narrator Phyllida Nash was good.

    Genre: relationships fiction, regency

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    A Civil Contract

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    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
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    Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

    Janet says: "Excellent Narration"
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  • Amy Falls Down: A Novel

    "Not Chick Lit!!"

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    A comedy, A life study, A culture study, A yummy study of words, phrases and life in a delightful humorous and very sarcastic tale of an aging writer/author. Amy McFadden did an excellent job with the voices and pace, I especially loved her voice for Maxine!! I loved this book!

  • Porch Lights

    "Another WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    What did you love best about Porch Lights?

    The descriptions of the Island life, made me miss living there. The story line was done exceptionally well, DBF does not disappoint in any way. I love the inclusion of so much history told in true southern story teller fashion. I couldn’t stop listening. A very moving story with out any sappiness.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved Annie and Deb's friendship. The gift of a true friend was warmly presented.


    What aspect of Robin Miles’s performance would you have changed?

    The Narrator would leave character and would speak in an accent that wasn't southern for sure. It was only slightly annoying. I would not seek her out in future books.


  • Me Before You: A Novel

    "A difficult subject done very well"

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    Moyes did an amazing job of building a great story out of a very complex subject. I didn't want to stop listening! The complexity of love and loss, relationships,dysfunctional family all delivered with wonderful imagination and grace. This was a wonderful piece of entertainment!

  • The Ex-Debutante

    "Fun book, enjoyable story line, well done."

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    What did you like best about this story?

    the journey of mothers and daughters, and our expectations, what we think it should be, and the beauty and peace of embracing it how it is.


    Any additional comments?

    Susan Bennett did excellent narration!!

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  • "Favorite Heyer Audible!"

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    I have listened now to many, many of Georgette Heyer's titles, but this remains my favorite. Clifford Norgate does an excellent job of staying in his many character's voices. Richard Armitage and Anne Flosnick are other favorites, but Norgate's execution of this story is priceless. Let's face it this story is filled with such wit that it is a gem of a tale for a talented narrator. I am listening to it for the 2nd time and find myself chuckling all the time. It's excellent. Don't miss it!

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    Frederica

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    • Narrated By Clifford Norgate
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    Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

    connie says: "not run-of-the mill chick lit"

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    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
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    Molly Somerville knows she has a reputation for trouble. She did give away her $15-million inheritance, but, hey, nobody's perfect. Yes, Molly's happy about almost everything...except her long-term crush on the daredevil quarterback for the Chicago Stars. That awful, gorgeous Kevin Tucker, a man who can't even remember her name! One night, Molly's penchant for running into trouble runs her right into Kevin himself, turning her world upside down.

    Donna A says: "5 stars"
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    Happy Ever After: The Bride Quartet, Book 4 (






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    No man has rattled wedding-planner Parker Brown in a long time, but the motorcycle-riding, raven-haired Mal seems to have a knack for it. His passionate kisses always catch her off guard, much like her growing feelings for him. Parker’s business risks have always paid off, but now she’ll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart….

    Amy says: "Wonderful ending!"
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    Frederica

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    Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

    connie says: "not run-of-the mill chick lit"
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  • 4.3 (353 ratings)
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    Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

    But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

    A says: "Teen years favorite comes to Audible --at last!"
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    Janet says: "Excellent Narration"
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    Me Before You: A Novel

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    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
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    All Fall Down

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    Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, aging parents, a demanding daughter, and a marriage. But when the website she develops takes off, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. Her husband’s becoming distant, her daughter’s acting spoiled, her father is dealing with early Alzheimer’s, and her mother’s barely dealing at all.

    Michelle says: "Love Jennifer Weiner!"
  • The Signature of All Things: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Elizabeth Gilbert Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

    The Signature of All Things: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

    Dina says: "An Educational and Epic Oddity"
  • Big Little Lies (






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    Big Little Lies

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    Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

    Mary says: "Audible only downloaded books 2 & 3""
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    When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

    Masha says: "Frustratingly bad read"
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    Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

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    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

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    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
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UNABRIDGED) by Mary Kay Andrews Narrated by Kathleen McInerney

    Save the Date

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    A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime - one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all. Told with Mary Kay Andrews' trademark wit and keen eye for detail, mark your calendars for Save the Date!

    alexa says: "Best ever!"
  • Attachments: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Rainbow Rowell Narrated by Laura Hamilton

    Attachments: A Novel

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    • By Rainbow Rowell
    • Narrated By Laura Hamilton
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    Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder, coworkers at The Courier, know the newspaper monitors their office e-mail. But they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers, and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period. Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill still can’t believe that it’s his job to monitor other people’s e-mail.

    Julie says: "Just what I'd hoped for"
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  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Fannie Flagg Narrated by Fannie Flagg

    The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel

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    Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

    MissSusie66 says: "New favorite!"
  • The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Bernie Su, Kate Rorick Narrated by Ashley Clements

    The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel

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    • By Bernie Su, Kate Rorick
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    There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters - beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters.

    Samantha Schaffer says: "A lovely addition to the LBD universe"
  • The Italian Girl (






UNABRIDGED) by Lucinda Riley Narrated by Eva Alexander

    The Italian Girl

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    • By Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated By Eva Alexander
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    Rosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life. In the years to come, their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other - a love that will ultimately affect the lives of those closest to them. For, as Rosanna slowly discovers, their unison is haunted by irreversible events from the past.

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (






UNABRIDGED) by Sophie Kinsella Narrated by Emily Gray

    Confessions of a Shopaholic

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    • By Sophie Kinsella
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    Sophie Kinsella's debut is a romp through the perils of shopping and spending, spending, spending! Becky can't resist a sale, and she's only a little overdrawn on her VISA. Readers will laugh aloud at Becky's retail adventures as she finds new and creative ways to relieve her increasingly credit card debt. Emily Gray's narration bounces along with Becky and her buying whims, while delivering a humorous account of what happens when credit goes bad.

    Evelyn says: "Not so much!"
  • Big Little Lies (






UNABRIDGED) by Liane Moriarty Narrated by Caroline Lee

    Big Little Lies

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    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
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    Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

    Mary says: "Audible only downloaded books 2 & 3""
  • Katwalk (






UNABRIDGED) by Maria Murnane Narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal

    Katwalk

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    Katrina Lynden has always walked a straight line in life, an approach that has resulted in a stable career and pleased her hard-nosed parents but that has also left her feeling unfulfilled - and miserable. When her best friend suggests they quit their Silicon Valley jobs and embark on two months of adventure in New York City, Katrina balks at the idea but ultimately agrees, terrified yet proud of herself for finally doing something interesting with her life.But when her friend has to back out at the last minute, Katrina finds herself with a tough decision to make.

  • Low Expectations (






UNABRIDGED) by Elizabeth Aaron Narrated by Penelope Rawlins

    Low Expectations

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Aaron
    • Narrated By Penelope Rawlins
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    Georgie has a glamorous career in fashion. Her boss doesn't know her name, but working for a genius will pay off one day. She hopes. She also has great friends.Granted, they're sometimes a bit superficial, but who wants to discuss a global crisis on a Friday night? And she's enjoying her single life. Eighteen months of celibacy, and not a hot prospect in sight. Perhaps life's not quite what she was hoping for.... But how can she change it, and what does she really want?

  • The Marriage Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Alison Weir Narrated by Julia Franklin

    The Marriage Game

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Julia Franklin
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    Their affair is the scandal of Europe…Queen Elizabeth cannot resist her dashing but married Master of Horse, Lord Robert Dudley. Many believe them to be lovers. The formidable young Queen is regarded by most as a bastard and a heretic, yet many seek her hand in marriage. Desperately insecure, Elizabeth embarks on a perilous balancing act, using sex and high-powered diplomacy to play what becomes known as The Marriage Game.

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  • Breathing Lessons (






UNABRIDGED) by Anne Tyler Narrated by Suzanne Toren

    Breathing Lessons

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Breathing Lessons covers the events of a day in the life of Maggie Moran, nearing fifty, married to Ira and with two children. Her eternal optimism and her inexhaustible passion for sorting out other people's lives and willing them to fall in love is severely tested one hot summer day. Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Deer Lick to attend the funeral of the husband of Serena, Maggie's childhood friend.

  • The Beekeeper's Daughter (






UNABRIDGED) by Santa Montefiore Narrated by Penelope Rawlins

    The Beekeeper's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Santa Montefiore
    • Narrated By Penelope Rawlins
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    England, 1932: Grace Hamblin, the beekeeper's daughter, knows her place and her future, until her father dies. She’s alone, except for one man who she just can't shake from her thoughts…. Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. But when he has to go home to England, he promises to come back, if she will wait for him. Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them.

  • A Girl Called Summer (






UNABRIDGED) by Lucy Lord Narrated by Penny MacDonald

    A Girl Called Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lucy Lord
    • Narrated By Penny MacDonald
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    Bella and Andy have escaped the rat race for the sun-drenched, relaxed lifestyle on the island of Ibiza. But with a run-down house to make habitable and a distractingly gorgeous neighbour, is their island idyll all that it seems? Tamara Gold has been Hollywood's most notorious car crash since she was a child star. Now clean and sober, and engaged to Tinseltown's hottest leading man, it seems like she's finally conquered her addictions, if not her bratty behaviour. But a summer in Europe with all the hedonistic lures of Ibiza beckons.…

  • For Better For Worse (






UNABRIDGED) by Pam Weaver Narrated by Jenny Funnell

    For Better For Worse

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Pam Weaver
    • Narrated By Jenny Funnell
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    July 1948: As Britain recovers from WWII, Annie Royal is looking to the future. Recently married to Henry, and with a baby on the way, she and her new husband are happily settled in the seaside town of Worthing. But a knock at the door brings Annie's world crashing down. On her doorstep stands Sarah and her two young children. As they talk, Sarah reveals that she is Henry's wife - and she has been searching for him since he walked out on their family a year ago.

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  • Will You Remember Me? (






UNABRIDGED) by Amanda Prowse Narrated by Melody Grove

    Will You Remember Me?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Amanda Prowse
    • Narrated By Melody Grove
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    Poppy Day is an ordinary woman. She's a 32-year-old stay-at-home mum with two gorgeous children, while her husband Mart tours with the army. Her simplest pleasure is having her family together in a happy home. But Poppy is too busy to notice the fatigue in her body and the menacing lump growing on her breast. If there's anyone strong enough to defeat cancer it's Poppy. But does life really work like that?

  • What a Girl Wants (






UNABRIDGED) by Lindsey Kelk Narrated by Penelope Rawlins

    What a Girl Wants

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lindsey Kelk
    • Narrated By Penelope Rawlins
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    Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her back-stabbing flatmate - and her life. Should she gamble all on the new photography job she's landed, or snap up the offer from long-time crush and best friend Charlie to start up on their own - in more ways than one? There's just one small thing she hasn't mentioned. Or rather, one tall thing. He's handsome, infuriating and called Nick.…