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Frances

Upper Montclair, NJ, United States

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  • The Angel: Original Sinners, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Tiffany Reisz
    • Narrated By Lilly Rhodes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (126)

    Infamous erotica author and accomplished dominatrix Nora Sutherlin is doing something utterly out of character: hiding. While her longtime lover, Søren - whose fetishes, if exposed, would be his ruin - is under scrutiny pending a major promotion, Nora's lying low and away from temptation in the lap of luxury. Her host, the wealthy and uninhibited Griffin Fiske, is thrilled to have Nora stay at his country estate, especially once he meets her traveling companion.

    Robin in Vermont says: "Buy this on Kindle"
    "Not for the easily offended..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book delves into extremely taboo subjects - particularly if you are Catholic. Strangely, though most may feel it is immoral and shocking, I found it to have it's own sort of morality that ultimately reveals itself ..but not without crossing all sorts of boundaries. if you are truly fascinated with the world of BDSM, this might be your cup of tea. If not...it's a bizarre landscape. I literally cringed more than once. Lots of sexual content.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Monet Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jean Harrington
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Interior decorator Deva Dunne never dreamed she'd see a Monet hanging on someone's dining room wall. Then she snags a client with two Monet seascapes. Her thrill lasts until she finds one of the paintings missing, cut from its frame, and the cook shot dead. Rough-around-the edges, but gorgeous all-around police lieutenant Victor Rossi insists Deva leave the sleuthing to the police. But what could it hurt to come up with a list of suspects that doesn't include her? Then Deva finds another victim....

    Desarae says: "Second time is not the charm"
    "Enjoying this Series!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was very much looking forward to this second book in the series because I loved the main character - Deva Dunne...and I was not disappointed. It was a little like getting to spend time with someone I I had already met. Told in first person, you get a chance to hear what she's really thinking, really feeling about everything that happens. She's funny, vulnerable and sometimes flawed but always likeable. The plot keeps moving along with lots of twists and turns, larger than life characters and the growing love interest with Deva and Rossi. It's a good "beach listen" and I hope there's a new installment soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Narrows Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jim Fusilli
    • Narrated By Joe Pantoliano, Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (91)

    A powerful epic novel in the spirit of The Godfather and On the Waterfront, Narrows Gate follows the lives of three men as they clash with the dangerous and seductive environment of a Mob-riddled New Jersey waterfront town before, during, and after World War II.

    James says: "Great fun!"
    "Just finished "Narrows Gate""
    Overall

    Joey Pants was terrific!.His voices brought the audiobook experience to a whole new level.The dual narrators was just right. The story held my attention throughout . I'm glad it didn't glorify the
    Mafia or the entertainment business.
    I will find it hard to resist buying any audiobook with Joey Pants as a narrator.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nelson Johnson
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna, Terence Winter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (417)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (205)

    From its inception, Atlantic City has always been a town dedicated to the fast buck, and this wide-reachinghistory offers a riveting account of its past 100 year, from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era.

    Frances says: "I love stories steeped in History"
    "I love stories steeped in History"
    Overall

    Living in NJ, I found this story particularly interesting because Altantic City has had so many chapters to its history. I even know several surviving Pitneys and the tale they tell of their early ancestor corroborates this account. Mr. Montegna does a wonderful job. I thinking hearing this lays a terrific groundwork for the HBO series I'm looking forward to seeing this Fall.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Outrageous

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lori Foster
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (27)

    Judd Sanders couldn't believe it when the beautiful, wide-eyed woman he rescued from some drunk hoodlums started poking her gorgeous little nose into his business. She was obviously a menace to herself - not to mention to his libido. Worse, she'd blow his cover. For little did Emily Cooper know that Judd was really a cop - whose cover left him a little too "uncovered" for his liking.

    Susan says: "Outrageous"
    "good listen"
    Overall

    Even though I found some of the character's behavior a bit inconsistent..I ultimately liked the story and enjoyed the narration too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Frank Partnoy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    At the height of the roaring 20s, Swedish émigré Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression. Yet after Kreuger's suicide in 1932, the true nature of his empire emerged.

    Donovan G. Rinker says: "excellent Depression era history-biography"
    "A fascinating story well-told"
    Overall

    This was a terrific story of amazingly creative deception and greed - almost hard to believe because it had so many twists and turns. I really enjoyed LJ Ganzer's narration and energetic delivery.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Friendship

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Mildred D. Taylor
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    In rural Mississippi in the 1930s, Cassie witnesses a black man address a white storekeeper by his first name - which leads to a confrontation.

    Johnna Flack says: "Excellent Social/Moral Lesson for Students"
    "love her stories"
    Overall

    Mildred Taylor's stories are simply told, but do not spare either the young or old the complexities or deep sorrow of this time period in the segregated south. Her plots are never trite or even predictable. The narrator does a terrific job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bird

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Angela Johnson
    • Narrated By Quincy Tyler Bernstine
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Bird is determined and patient. So patient that she's been hiding out behind a farmhouse for weeks waiting for Cecil. Bird misses her bedroom, her friends, and especially her mother. But more than that, she misses the feeling of family, and that means finding Cecil, the stepfather who abandoned them.

    Evelyn says: "Well Written and Read"
    "moving and beautifully told"
    Overall

    This is a quietly moving story of both loss and hope...simply and effectively narrated. This one will stay with you for a long time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Approach ANY Woman with Complete Confidence

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Robert Portney
    • Narrated By David Robert Portney
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Guys: imagine you're out somewhere alone or maybe with a friend or two...you see an attractive woman you'd like to meet...you really want to go over and start a conversation with her...but something stops you...you keep glancing at her, and you keep thinking that you should approach her...but something stops you and you don't.

    John says: "Stay Away!"
    "Don't miss the Manual!"
    Overall

    You may download the pdf of the manual that accompanies this audio from the detail page by clicking on the link at the bottom. Don't miss it...it's an important part of the program.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Nora Ephron
    • Narrated By Nora Ephron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (230)

    With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.

    Kestrel says: "Don't make me get out of the car..."
    "not only for older women!"
    Overall

    This is hysterical...in that typical Ephron witty way...the delivery is perfect.I would love to listen to this with friends...it really makes you laugh out loud at our human foibles and, sooner or later, she'll cover one that you share too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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