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Blissfully Booked

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  • Fool Me Once: First Wives Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Catherine Bybee
    • Narrated By Emma Wilder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (561)
    Story
    (556)

    Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and early - and it isn't something she plans on repeating. She's content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. When she joins some of her recent divorcées on a celebratory cruise, her only vow is fun, sun, and new friends. But Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one.

    Wayne says: "Good, if you like chick lit"
    "Robotic Narration"
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    I wanted to like this. Was looking forward to some Catherine Bybee magic, instead I found myself annoyed by this mechanical noise. It's like having SIRI read to you. I'll just read the book for myself

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tayari Jones
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3595)
    Performance
    (3265)
    Story
    (3253)

    Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

    Lisa N. Haynes says: "Loved the Story, but..."
    "Giving you something to thing about"
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Tayari Jone’s writing flows smooth, familiar, easy. It’s like sitting around the kitchen table listening to kinfolk laugh, tease and bicker with one another.


    Ladies, imagine your husband (or significant other) being dragged from your bed in the middle of the night by Police. Wrongfully accused of rape. Tried, convicted and sentenced 12 years of his life for a crime you know he did not commit. You are his alibi. He was in bed with you all night.


    Would you move on with you life because 12 years is too long to be inconvenienced by his tragedy? Or would you stay by his side and fight for him?


    Although the ending was satisfying , it was no a happy one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8667)
    Performance
    (7926)
    Story
    (7881)

    Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

    Jan says: "Such a talented author and narrator..."
    "Brilliant Storytelling "
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    In early 1970s A damaged man with a mental disorder relocates his wife and daughter to rural Alaska and builds a wall around his property to protect his family from “the rest of the world” (he’s a doomsday lunatic, borderline schizophrenic). He’s controlling and abusive in a time when there were few options for abused women.

    The construction of this wall sets off a chain of events that destroys so many, including the reader. This story broke me but I couldn’t put it down.
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    It is centered around the teenage daughter who grows up in this abusive environment forced to live in the wilderness and learn survival skills.

    -Walls don’t just keep people out. They trap people inside-

    Told with such descriptive imagery, rural Alaska becomes as much of a character as Large Marge. Mad Earl. The crazy guy that married the goose, Matilda.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Belles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dhonielle Clayton
    • Narrated By Rosie Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (130)

    Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control beauty, and beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But it's not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite - the Belle chosen by the queen of Orleans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land.

    Alexis - Fantasy Fanatic says: "Beautiful! A book that all young girls should read"
    "Steampunk Fantasy Fiction (YA)"
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    Beautiful Descriptive Writing
    I admire a writer that has the creativity to build otherworldly places within the pages of a book. Dhonielle Clayton does it. And does it well in this steampunk series.

    Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the ostentatious fantasy world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else.
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    For Camellia, being a Belle is not enough. She wishes to be chosen by the Queen to be the Favourite. The most Desired Belle
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    The story begins wrapped in cuteness, sprinkled with glitter, scented with flowers 🌸 It made me “awww” and “oooh” as I read.
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    Somewhere in the mix, the plot turns Dark. I’m talking Monstrously hideous exposing a villain of epic proportions.
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    There is an underlying message here, playing off the human obsession with vanity and outward appearances.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Chemist

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24348)
    Performance
    (22400)
    Story
    (22363)

    She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

    bebe says: "Listened all night!"
    "Wonderfully Complex"
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    It had taken me a while to get into the story. Not that it dragged or that the build was slow to start. I went into this blindly. I didn't bother with the blurb. The Author's name was enough. I didn't know what to expect until it grabbed hold of me an I fell into the story.

    Thrilling details about a burned CIA agent who uses chemicals as her weapon of torture to extract secret information. She unwittingly receives an assignment to question a suspect and that's where her well thought out plan falls apart. "Well thought out" is not to be taken lightly. She is borderline paranoid and Obsessive Compulsive.

    Stephanie Meyer has created a complex piece that is well researched without a plot hole to be found. My biggest gripe is that I wanted more. I'm sitting here wondering "How is Lola doing?"

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Not Quite Dating: Not Quite Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Catherine Bybee
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1698)
    Performance
    (1482)
    Story
    (1478)

    Working the graveyard shift as a waitress, single mother Jessie Mann has no time to waste on a Texan with big dreams and a skinny wallet. And that’s just what she sees when Jack Morrison ambles into the diner where she works. After a childhood of financial instability, Jessie swore she’d do better by her son. But with Christmas just around the corner, saying no to Jack and his cowboy good looks is easier said than done.

    SIMARA says: "A pleasant surprise!"
    "I love Cathryne Bybee's writing"
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    The reading execution left something to be desired. The voices were comically exaggerated (annoying).and made this book difficult to enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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