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  • Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (69)

    Folly Beach is the land of Cate Cooper's childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought she'd wind up in a tiny cottage on this breathtakingly lovely strip of coast. But circumstances have changed, leaving Cate homeless, broke, and unmoored. Yet Folly Beach holds more than just memories. Once upon a time another woman found unexpected bliss and comfort within its welcoming arms. An artist, writer, and colleague of the revered George Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward enjoyed the greatest moments of her life at Folly....

    Stachowski says: "could not finish it.."
    "Great story - irritating narration"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the storyline. Yes, it was predictable but entertaining. Don't we read to be entertained? I found the narration to be irritating. Too me the characters sounded monotone, some even sounded like they were irritated all the time. The male characters came across as dorks. For me, the voice for John Risley did not match my visualization of him. I will listen to more Dorothea Benton Franks but I won't be listening to anymore Robin Miles.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bones Are Forever: A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (500)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (415)

    Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal. It’s a difficult assignment, complicated further by the fact that her long-time flame Detective Ryan is investigating the infants’ mother, a former (and possibly current) prostitute. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to remotest Yellowknife - mining country - to pursue an ever more sinister trail.

    Linda says: "Temperance Brennan lives up to my expectations"
    "Enjoyed!"
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    I've read enough Kathy Reichs that she has become predictable but I still enjoy her books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (113)

    Once again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned. There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets. The Lowcountry has endured its share of war and bloodshed like the rest of the South, but this storm season we watch Maisie, Liz, and Ashley deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves.

    Mary says: "The Hurricane Sisters"
    "Enjoyable!"
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    Typical DBF but I enjoy her writing style and her story lines. Robin Miles is not my favorite narrator but she is tolerable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Duet

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kimberley Freeman
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (215)

    From the London pop scene, to the opera stages of Europe; from a tiny Greek island, to a stifling manor house full of secrets and deceptions; from the sun-drenched Queensland coast, to the silent outback; Angela and Ellie are two women both looking for something. One in search of her identity and her memory; the other in search of the love that she had and lost; theirs is a duet whose last note will not be sung until the heart-stopping climax, when a shadow from the past returns to claim them both.

    A User says: "Gosh that was a great story!"
    "Good read!"
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    I painted the entire interior of a 2000 sf house listening to this. Made a task that I hate much more enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3787)
    Performance
    (3389)
    Story
    (3404)

    Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

    Margaret says: "Escape to the land down under..."
    "Great twists and turns!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Husband's Secret the most enjoyable?

    Several things made listening to The Husband's Secret enjoyable. 1. I liked the way the story lines of the three main characters were intertwined but the interaction with one another is that of acquaintances. 2. I liked the way an event impacted each character's life. 3.. Listening to Caroline Lee use her voice to distinguish the different characters. 4. I loved the way all the loose ends were all tied up in the epilogue.


    What other book might you compare The Husband's Secret to and why?

    I think The Husband's Secret could be compared to The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton because of how one event changes the course of several lives.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are so many scenes that come to mind...................


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction but I did have some anxiety.


    Any additional comments?

    I found myself making predictions that had to be changed over and over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Don't Want to Know

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (275)

    In Ava’s dreams, her son, Noah, looks just the way she remembers him: a sweet two-year-old in rolled-up jeans and a red sweatshirt. When Ava wakes, the agonizing truth hits her all over again. Noah went missing two years ago, and his body has never been found. Almost everyone, including Ava’s semi-estranged husband, Wyatt, assumes the boy drowned after falling off the dock near their Church Island home. Ava has spent most of the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, shattered by grief and unable to recall the details of Noah’s disappearance.

    Ronda Snyder says: "Can't stop listening...."
    "What a Disappointment!"
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    What would have made You Don't Want to Know better?

    This book would have been better with half the words removed. I got irritated listening to the unnecessary words used to tell the story. The f word doesn't need to be used at all.


    Has You Don't Want to Know turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Turned me off of this genre? No. Turned me off of this author? Yes. I will never bother with a Lisa Jackson again.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christina Traister’s performances?

    Absolutely not!


    What character would you cut from You Don't Want to Know?

    Most of them.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Original Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (224)

    Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish - till death did them part - for tanned-and-toned young Barbie brides. If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn't painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to the edge. She's had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he's doing her a favor keeping her around. Now, she's going to take some time forherself - in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown.

    Judith D. Collins says: "Full of Sass and Southern Humor - Loved it!"
    "Great read!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The laugh-out-loud humor


    What didn’t you like about Robin Miles’s performance?

    I do NOT like Robin Miles's southern accent. I am from the South. We do NOT sound like Miles when she performs "southern". I would prefer never to hear Miles's do southern again but I do like Dorothea Benton Frank.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Last Original Wife and why?

    Wes................he just doesn't get it.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book. Light and funny with just enough mystery to keep the reader guessing.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The House On Tradd Street

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (771)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (373)

    Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

    Joanna says: "Pleasantly surprised"
    "Entertaining."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The House On Tradd Street to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.


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

    For me, she gives the characters a 3rd dimension. I have a tendency to skim description and listening to the story being told requires that I also have to listen to descriptions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5264)
    Performance
    (3030)
    Story
    (3072)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "Excellent summer listen!"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Forgotten Garden the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the way the storyline switched between the different narrators.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Forgotten Garden?

    Answering this question would spoil the story for others.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Answering this question will also spoil the story for others.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were times I found myself smiling while I listened.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House at Riverton

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (2721)
    Performance
    (1784)
    Story
    (1781)

    Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

    Cathy says: "superbly written mystery"
    "Spellbinding!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely - the storyline is full of twists and turns


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. I would make predictions only to discover that I had to revise and make another prediction. I had to keep reading to find out what had happened.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to three other Caroline Lee performances. I have like all three and wouldn't rate one performance above the others.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It would have been great to listen to in one sitting but there was too much substance to the story to condense it into a shorter version.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (3268)
    Performance
    (2807)
    Story
    (2829)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "Excellent read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend because the story line keeps the reader predicting and correcting the predictions throughout the book. I thoroughly enjoy a book that pulls me in and doesn't let me out until the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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