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  • Love in a Nutshell

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees.

    Heather says: "Great!"
    "Not so nutty"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Quick listen, not my favorite.

    Would you recommend Love in a Nutshell to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, not much to the characters.

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lorelei King?

    Lorelei King drives me nuts! (fits with the title :) Sometimes all I hear are her drawn out and overdramatized "he said..." and "she said...". Her narration calls attention to her and not the story.
    Maybe Susan Bennett, I think she would be great with Janet's sense of humor!

    Did Love in a Nutshell inspire you to do anything?

    Just miss Stephanie Plum.

    Any additional comments?

    I love Janet E! Love the humor and the quirky characters and her plot surprises. Gotta love smart and sexy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bulls Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A satisfying tale of honor, chance, and star-crossed love infused with Southern wit, grace, and charm - the story of two old Southern families. The Langleys have more money than the Morgan Stanley Bank. And they think they have more class. The Barrett family made their 19th-century fortune in a less distinguished manner: corner grocery stores and liquor stores.

    Charlotte says: "Another great beach book"
    "Loved Betts McGhee!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bulls Island the most enjoyable?

    Great Low Country love story with lots of twists and turns. Honest dialogue and some very funny parts. Interesting characters with story lines that play out through the book. Visually rich descriptions of Charleston and the islands.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Betts was a smart and funny heroine. She goes out and makes a life for herself and learns the value of family when she could truly appreciate it. Nice mix of NY and Charleston adventures.

    What does Julia Gibson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think Julia does a good job of varying tone and accent with the different characters without making herself one of them. Very easy going, pleasant read.

    If you could take any character from Bulls Island out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    JD Langley. He is smart and gorgeous and he knows what he wants...finally!

    Any additional comments?

    Love Dorothea Benton Frank! Wonderful smart, funny and quirky characters that you care about. I love the meandering story lines that all come together in a smooth finish. Thank You!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Hoping for a sequel!"

    This book was touching and very moving. The story was profound and characters felt like friends. I am hoping there will be a sequel so that I can see where life takes them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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