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  • A Matter of Class

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mary Balogh
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    Reginald Mason is wealthy, refined, and, by all accounts, a gentleman. However, he is not a gentleman by birth, a factor that pains him and his father, Bernard Mason, within the Regency society that upholds station over all else. That is, until an opportunity for social advancement arises, namely, Lady Annabelle Ashton.

    Susan says: "Wonderful romance with a twist"
    "Surprise!"
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    I thought it was going to be a sugary, brainless story... the kind I listen to because they reduce stress. I did not expect the plot twist. I didn't see it coming... but you might since you're reading this. I enjoyed the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Down Home Murder: Laura Fleming, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Toni L. P. Kelner
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (287)

    When a tragic family accident brings Laura Fleming back home to Byerly, North Carolina, the sleuth discovers that her beloved grampaw's fatal fall from a ladder in the old mill was not an accident.

    U. Gruber says: "Surprisingly offensive"
    "I'm from NC as is the plot."
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    Granted, the book is 20 years old. There are very few mills left and I haven't seen anyone in a Klan march since the 1990's. It seems like the plot was designed as a computer program.... if we are at point A, how did we get here? and the heroine works backwards to determine who murdered her grandfather. But it bothers me that every path she picks is correct (except for actually picking the murderer because that would be too easy). It does, however, make it a very logical book. I was not happy with the quality of the reader's voice.... she made it a little too Southern. On the other hand, the plot actually had everyone in the her family as the list of suspects. Makes the family reunion a little more interesting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tier One Wild: A Delta Force Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dalton Fury
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (268)

    Former disgraced Delta Force commander Kolt "Racer" Raynor has earned his way back into The Unit after redeeming himself during an explosive operation at a black site in Pakistan. But he is about to face his deadliest challenge yet. The most wanted man in the world, American al Qaeda commander Daoud al Amriki, and his handpicked team of terrorist operatives, have acquired stores of Russian-built, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (SAM's) from ex-Libyan spies in Cairo.

    Jeff says: "My Mitch Rapp Replacement"
    "My son and I listen together."
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    We commute together - he's over 20 and I'm a woman. It's hard to find books we both like.... without being embarrassed. There are a few gory parts, but the book/series is fast-paced and interesting to both of us. We think it would make a great movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Business Law: Contracts

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Frank B. Cross
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    What is a contract? How can you make one binding? How can you avoid being prematurely bound by one? What remedies are available if someone breaches your contract? These questions and the other important issues of legally enforceable promises are covered in these eight lectures. As you'll learn in these eight lectures, contractual agreements are one of the principal mechanisms for ordering life in society. Professor Cross lays a comprehensive foundation in the practical and intricate body of law that governs contracts.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent introduction to contract law"
    "This lecture makes sense"
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    I know nothing about the law so I thought I'd try to learn something. This is a great lecturer. I've listened to it twice. He's interesting and gives good examples. I enjoy his cases - the partnership that went to court because one partner didn't think the other was being fair in sharing the goods.... and they ended up hung because they were highwaymen. Vocabulary is important but he gives good definitions. I think I have a better understanding because of this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carpe DiEmily: A Romantic Comedy Adventure, Parts 1 & 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Riley J. Ford
    • Narrated By Gillian Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Emily Keane has her life all planned out. She's played by the rules and never stepped outside her box, and now she will finally be rewarded with everything she always dreamed of: a job promotion, a fiancé, and a future she can count on. But when her perfectly planned world falls apart, Emily is plunged into the wildest year of her life. From the beaches of California to Jamaica, New York, and Europe, Emily finds herself on a madcap race against time, running from an unscrupulous organ broker who wants her dead, all the while checking items off her unusual bucket list.

    Melissa C. Douthit says: "Carpe Liber!"
    "Could have been so good....."
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    (This review reveals the plot as set forth in the first 3 chapters.)

    I told my co-workers I was reading a great book! This girl had lost her boyfriend, lost her job and was going to kill herself... but someone offers to buy her organs and gives her lots of money. Wow! What a great beginning. But by the middle of the book, I couldn't wait for it to end. Go ahead. Give them your organs. So sad. Could have been so good......

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fearless in High Heels

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Gemma Halliday
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    Morning sickness sucks. Which is why fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer has spent the last six weeks being a couch potato and Moonlight vampire movie devotee. But when Maddie's best friends finally convince her to venture out, Maddie stumbles on a dead body of a girl who has been bitten on the neck, and life suddenly imitates art in the most deadliest of ways. Now Maddie is smack in the middle of a murder investigation involving a deadly dance club and a coven of Hollywood "vampires".

    Cynthia says: "Entertaining in High Heels!!"
    "Entertaining in High Heels!!"
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    So much fun to read! I laughed my way through the mysteries. I read all of them. How can you not enjoy a girl who uses her Macy's card to try to jimmy a lock (but the card breaks so the police know she was there)..... when she should have used her Neiman's card instead since it was already maxed out. (Poor girl! She found out her father used the same shade of lip gloss that she used!)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Spying in High Heels

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gemma Halliday
    • Narrated By Caroline Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (297)

    L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300-pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her?

    Annette says: "Very fun listen"
    "I'm so glad I found this series!!"
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    Maddie is, like, so totally awesome! How can you help but love a girl who won't take "no" for an answer, loves to shop at Macy's and Neiman's and is mad about shoes? I have to commute to work and listen to books while I'm driving. This series has made my time in the car so much more fun!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sporting Legends - Kitty and Fred: Memories of Wimbledon Tennis Champions Between the Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Paddy Feeny
    • Narrated By Paddy Feeny, Kitty Godfree, Fred Perry
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Kitty Godfree - Women’s Singles Champion at Wimbledon 1924, 1926Fred Perry - Men’s Singles Champion at Wimbledon 1934, 1935, 1936. Compiled and presented by Paddy Feeny. This recording was made in 1991 when Kitty Godfree was 95 and Fred Perry was 82.

    Cynthia says: "Entertained us on our trip"
    "Entertained us on our trip"
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    We love tennis so we were prepared to like this - but my husband was so interested, he made me rewind and play again if we missed a part because of outside noise. It has actual interviews with former tennis greats and is written in a light, friendly style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5302)
    Performance
    (3502)
    Story
    (3508)

    Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

    Charles says: "Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one"
    "These characters have become my friends."
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    I can't wait for each new book. The story lines are thrilling. I want more like this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Anne Bronte
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    Just as Anne had to use a male pseudonym in order to publish, Helen Graham, the novel's protagonist and a battered wife, must assume an alias in order to gain freedom from her suffering. With her young child, Helen takes up residence at Wildfell Hall, shrouding her past in secrecy, yet earning the attentions of a young, unmarried country gentlemen.

    Joseph R says: "What if Darcy had gone over to the Dark Side?"
    "Wonderful story!! Performed beautifully."
    Overall
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    I liked the story within a story technique to see the events from multiple perspectives. It shows a strong woman with high ethical standards.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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