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Merritt Island, FL, United States

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  • The Crossroads Cafe

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Deborah Smith
    • Narrated By Kathy Bell Denton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    A Hollywood actress known for her beauty flees to a secluded mountain cabin in North Carolina after being severely scarred in a car accident. There she finds unexpected love and a new life with a man who lost his family in 9-11.

    jeanette watson says: "could not make it to 3rd chapter"
    "Worth reading"
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    This one was also verrrry long but the subject matter was worth sticking with it; especially when she realized that she was a "burn survivor and not a burn victim."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Constant Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (631)
    Performance
    (550)
    Story
    (550)

    Best-selling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. But tragically, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his young bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother Henry, become Queen, and fulfill their dreams and her destiny.

    Teddy says: "Beautiful Story..."
    "Good one"
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    I love history but have tended to steer clear of these history related novels. However, this one was enjoyable. I was able to follow the story and appreciate the history lesson. I didn't put it down until I finished it. This woman, Catherine, was an incredible lesson in determination, dedication, although possibly misguided. Regardless of the fact that she did finally become queen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bluestocking and the Rake

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Norma Darcy
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    The earl of Marcham has decided to put the excesses of his colorful youth firmly behind him so he may find a wife and beget himself an heir. But a straitlaced spinster may stand in his way after she releases a morality pamphlet exposing some of his most private misdemeanors. Determined to have his revenge and teach her a much-needed lesson, the earl decides that his best course of action is to seduce her....

    Alison says: "Such an annoying heroine!"
    "I liked it"
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    I enjoyed the mystery attached to this story. Just when I thought the book was nearing its end, another reason to make it last longer happened with another mystery. It was easy to listen to it.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Fool's Errand: Tawny Man, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (900)
    Performance
    (824)
    Story
    (828)

    For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz's mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny. Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished.

    Holly Helscher says: "Hobb is Golden"
    "Dragged on"
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    This story didn't really start until Part 2. Part 1 was a total waste.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5788)
    Performance
    (5322)
    Story
    (5326)

    A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

    Cynthia says: "Shadows Dissolved in Vinegar"
    "Very strange"
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    This was a very strange story. After listening to the preview, I thought I had a clue about the story content but was I ever wrong. I think the narrator helped me stick with the book until the end. It held my attention for the full 5 hours. If it had lasted any longer, I'm not sure it would have held my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wagered Bride: The Clearbrooks, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Teresa McCarthy
    • Narrated By Pearl Hewitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    When Lord Stephen Clearbrook loses at cards to a rich city merchant, he finds himself trapped into an engagement with the man's daughter. But Miss Elizabeth Shelby already has plans to elope with Stephen's arch-enemy! As the couple battle each other, they soon discover that nothing is safe from the outlandish wager...nothing, including their hearts.... This sweet historical romance series, about a duke's family, includes delightful, heartwarming love stories that bring the Regency period to life.

    K. April Holgate says: "Nice second book in the series"
    "Not the most exciting"
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    I think this story could have been told in half the time. I found it to be a bit boring, repetitive and drawn out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To the Grave: Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Steve Robinson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    A curiously dated child’s suitcase arrives, unannounced and unexplained, in a modern-day Washington suburb. A week later, American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is sitting in an English hotel room, staring at the wrong end of a loaded gun. In his latest journey into the past, Tayte lands in wartime Leicestershire, England. The genealogist had hoped simply to reunite his client with the birth mother she had never met, having no idea she had been adopted.

    Doreen says: "Worthwhile listen!"
    "Enjoyed this different mystery concept"
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    This book was a breath of fresh air for me. The author and the narrator are a new experience, too. It's a different kind of mystery; a nice change from the usual murder story. I enjoyed watching the main character use research to resolve the problem. I'm looking forward to reading the others in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Collector

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3169)
    Performance
    (2827)
    Story
    (2847)

    From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend 's Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients ' extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable.

    Joan says: "Good author and good narrator"
    "I liked it"
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    I'm glad I picked this one up. I read it and enjoyed it and only put it down because I had to go to sleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bargaining with a Rake: Whisper of Scandal, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Julie Johnstone
    • Narrated By Tristan Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    For 11 years, Gillian Rutherford has dreamed of escaping her family's dark secret and living a normal life. Now, faced with an unwelcome marriage that will chain her to London and the secret slowly killing her, she's desperate to save herself and the sister she adores. Salvation comes in the form of an American shipping tycoon, and all she must do is seduce him into marrying her. But Gillian's scheme hits a snag when she makes a bargain with a notorious rake Alexander Trevelle, Lord Lionhurst.

    Esmeralda says: "Why did I waste a credit on this.....?"
    "Good one"
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    I enjoyed this book. It was interesting to see how dedicated some people can be to family. The entire story was centered around family secrets and the lengths people will go to, to keep their family secrets. I'd recommend the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Early Dawn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Catherine Anderson
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    Forced from San Francisco by the slanders of her ex-fiancé, Eden Paxton heads for the wilds of Colorado. But on her way, she’s abducted and abused by ruthless outlaws—until she’s rescued by Matthew Coulter, still obsessed with avenging his wife’s murder. As Eden and Matthew try to elude their pursuers, these two wounded souls struggle to reconcile their tragic pasts—and their growing attraction to one another.

    mthrof4 says: "Good Love Story"
    "Dull"
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    This one was slow moving and dull. I thought this woman would never get rescued. Too many unnecessary details.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Well-Tempered Heart: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jan-Philipp Sendker
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (64)

    Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father's native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend recently left her, she has suffered a miscarriage, and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger's voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation.

    dean f reynolds says: "a book that touches all senses"
    "Don't Bother"
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    Don't waste your time or money or credits on this one. It's long and very boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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