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  • Paris: A Love Story; a Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kati Marton
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    In this remarkably honest memoir, award-winning journalist and distinguished author Kati Marton presents an impassioned and romantic story of love, loss, and life after loss. Paris is at the heart of this deeply moving account. At every stage of her life, Paris offers Marton beauty and excitement, and now, after the sudden death of her husband, Richard Holbrooke, it offers a chance for a fresh beginning.

    glamazon says: "MLF: Must Love French"
    "Non Fiction with the feel of a good Novel....."
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    I loved this Memoir. It is so well done. This writer has be ability to write non-fiction with interest of a novel. What a life you have had. Thank you for sharing this with us...K. Mazur is a fabulous narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Meeting Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Emme Rollins
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Saydah
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
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    (26)
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    (26)

    Sabrina can't believe her luck - she's always dreamed of front row seats to see her favorite band, "Trouble", but when she quite literally bumps into lead singer, Rob Burns, and he invites her backstage, she finds herself hoping her luck doesn't run out--and that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams will come true. This title makes the ultimate fantasy come true when a female fan meets a sexy rock star guitar god with enough pluck to make the g-string on your Stratocaster quiver for days.

    Malinda says: "Pretty good start to a serial romance :)"
    "Short Sweet Love story"
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    I don't think I realized how short this story was...I may not have wanted to use a credit for it. However it was worth the credit for the pleasure. Loved this narrator hope I hear her again. This is a fantasy and it allows you to enjoy it. I loved it. Rock star happens to meet girl...love at first sight. Dreamy.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frenched: Frenched, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Melanie Harlow
    • Narrated By Jillian Macie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (22)

    When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it's drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon-alone. She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.

    L.W. says: "Enjoyable"
    "Enjoyable"
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    The storyline is not a new. But it has a different angle I guess. I just really enjoyed the love story part of these two characters. I am not so young so the sex became a bit much. I wanted to know how they worked things out. It is worth the credit. A good listen. A good narrator. I love good dialog and this one was good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Season of the Dragonflies: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Sarah Creech
    • Narrated By Kate Turnbull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
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    (5)

    For generations, the Lenore women have manufactured a fragrance unlike any other. Hidden in the quiet rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, their perfumery guards unique and mysterious ingredients. A secret known only to a select clientele of movie stars, politicians, artists, and CEOs, the Lenores' signature elixir is the key to success for the world's most powerful women. Capturing the essence of sisterhood with the sweetness of flowers, Season of the Dragonflies is a beguiling tale of practical magic, old secrets, and new love.

    L.W. says: "A magical yet human story"
    "A magical yet human story"
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    I enjoyed this book. It was about a magical lineage. I found it to be quite interesting. 3 women, their lives, the challenges. It was a really good storyline. The narrator was also very professional. I liked it and it was worth the credit but something I cannot put my finger on was missing. I have no idea what. I listened in one sitting. The beginning captured me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Selkie Spell: Seal Island Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sophie Moss
    • Narrated By Hollis McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (228)

    American doctor Tara Moore wants to disappear. On the run from an abusive husband, she seeks shelter on a windswept Irish island and dismisses the villagers' speculation that she is descended from a selkie - a magical creature who is bewitching the island. But when a ghostly woman appears to her with a warning, Tara realizes it was more than chance that brought her to this island.

    American Valkyrie says: "Comforting and Engaging Voice, Exciting Story"
    "Good story"
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    Good story but not memorable. This book takes on an old legend of the seals. It reminded me of a lot of books from my 20's and that was a while ago. It was good, the author knew how to bring it to a tense climax! Worth the credit, Good narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lead: Stage Dive, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kylie Scott
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (767)
    Performance
    (736)
    Story
    (735)

    As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble. Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry.

    Kevin Ann Mullen says: "I love a book that makes you laugh out loud"
    "Enjoyable Series, Great Third addition"
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    I am not always a series person. Stage Dive is so good. Each story has its similarities but the differences are more interesting. The dialog is smart and sharp. Love this strong, independent women that know how to love. The romance is lovely, the sex is not overdone, the drama is not overdone. This author has the timing down just right. She know how to write a memorable love story and I love that! Great narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Oblivion: Maddox Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Phoebe Strole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (267)

    Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

    Allison says: "Boring, Cliched, Annoying"
    "Enjoyable listen.."
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    This is an interesting book. And those far between. It has a story, a mystery, and intrigue. I think I will need to listen again because the ending really threw me for a loop, in a good way. The drinking, smoking, tatting, piercing I think is becoming interesting to me. This writer knows how to write a story and I love that. The dialog is good, and it is real. I didn't feel that boring sense of the writer went down a check list. All these character are interesting. Young, quick to react, I was there once. I really appreciated the timing in this book. Some of you may it frustrating but I found it special. Good narration, but some the voice were not enough different for me to figure it out right away. Overall I believe you will enjoy this story. I am going to look forward to the next installment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ready for You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By J. L. Berg
    • Narrated By Eva Christensen, Kaleo Griffith
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
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    (18)

    Eight years ago, Garrett Finnegan’s world shattered the day Mia vanished from his life. He’s been struggling to pick up the pieces ever since. Haunted by memories and ghosts of the past, he chooses a solitary existence rather than risk his heart again. Mia Emerson has made one wrong decision after another but none worse than walking away from the boy who stole her heart so long ago. When her new life is turned upside down, she finds herself returning to her roots and the hometown she left behind.

    Karen says: "Heartbreaking, Heartwarming Second Chance Romance"
    "Extreme Angst"
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    Many novels are depressing, angst ridden. This one is long on angst. I find it too frustrating. With the exception of the language & sex I would label this YA.
    Narration; It seems the last 3 books I have purchase have this new way of using two narrators. Before the male voice did the male voice/the female doing female. In my opinion David Baldacci's producers do this the best. I do not like this switch back and forth male voice doing both then female doing both voices. When you are blind you have to assign the voice to the character. This story was not as difficult to separate/figure out. But the other two were confusing for me. I just do not care for this and hope it is not a trend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Defining Destiny: New Adult Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Deanna Chase
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt, Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Singer-songwriter Lucy Moore thought her life was perfect. At just 21, she's already met her soul mate and together they've landed a recording contract. But when her father dies and the love of her life betrays her in more ways than one she returns home to pick up the pieces. On the shores of Mendocino, California, Lucy has some decisions to make. Should she start a solo career? Or should she leave it all behind for some semblance of normalcy in the quiet town she grew up in? And what about Seth, the tortured artist who always seems to be there when she needs him?

    Zeny says: "Alternate Reality"
    "Worth a credit"
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    I ultimately enjoyed this book but in the beginning I really didn't care for the dialog. I also didn't realize being soul mates (as not in the vampire; shape shifter, or anyother way) in the manner we commonly use it was a paranormal activity. I also didn't think the book was served by using the two narrators, both of them are wonderful but I think the book would have been better served with one voice. I have listened to Jeffrey Kafer many times and really love his narration. The story became better as it moved along.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firefly Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Meira Pentermann
    • Narrated By Donna Postel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.

    L.W. says: "Summer Beach Read really different"
    "Summer Beach Read really different"
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    This book is probably not for you if you like your books fast and erotic. I loved it. It is a long time mystery, with a little magic and the right characters to draw you in. I enjoyed the timing but it is not a flash. I am counting this as my summer beach read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Target

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2893)
    Performance
    (2566)
    Story
    (2550)

    The president knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair.

    L.W. says: "Several Stories in One Book..So Good!"
    "Several Stories in One Book..So Good!"
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    D.Baldacci has made me feel many emotions, but he has never made me cry before. With all the cruelty, violence, twists, and turns. To find the human spirit still alive is heartwarming. There is so much in this book and it is all rich with story. I believe this one maybe my favorite but it is definitely two thumbs up for the writing. Love these narrators. The productions is so good. I believe the best in the business.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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