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  • Welcome to Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (997)
    Performance
    (552)
    Story
    (560)

    Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation.

    Diana says: "Crusie at the top of her game"
    "Good book, ok performance"
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    This was a really good book. It took me a chapter or two to get into it but I was happy overall with this purchase. This was my first Jennifer Cruise book and I would read another.
    The performance was just ok. The voices from the reader were great but the recording seemed very armature. You can hear pages turning, and it had an echo/microphone sound that is irritating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1014)
    Performance
    (933)
    Story
    (930)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    Marci says: "Great story. Genius writing"
    "Worth Reading (TWICE!!)"
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    This book was so well written I found myself unable to put it down. I couldn't wait to see what the big CALAMITY was!!! You really fall for the three leading ladies and their stories.
    It was so well written and kept me on the edge of my seat guessing what happened next. It's a good reminder to the lesson, "the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence!" Worth, worth, worth a credit! I've already started reading it again to see what clues I missed the first time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Collector

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2008)
    Performance
    (1797)
    Story
    (1814)

    From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend 's Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients ' extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable.

    Elaine says: "One of Nora's best in years"
    "Good (Not Great)"
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    The narration was very good, the book was pretty good.
    I felt that the main character Lila was suppose to be strong and independent but to me she came across as naïve and clueless. I think less about their instant relationship and awkward love scenes would have helped move the book along a little better.
    If you'd like a GREAT book- try THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts! (One of my favorites).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agnes and the Hitman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    Overall
    (604)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (326)

    Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her entire net worth on. Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window. His name is Shane - no last name, just Shane - and he has his own problems.

    Sharon11675 says: "Ditzy Agnes?"
    "Classic, Easy, Entertaining Book"
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    This book is one my classic go-to books when I'm between books and need something light and easy to listen to. It's nothing amazing but very entertaining.
    You know those days when you just can't catch a break? Meet Agnes!
    This book had great characters and was laugh-out-loud funny!
    If you like comedy with a splash of mystery and romance, you won't regret this purchase.
    (There is a echo thinking thing they do in this book that is annoying at first but don't worry- you get used it it!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Is Where I Leave You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jonathan Tropper
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (994)
    Performance
    (689)
    Story
    (688)

    The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family - including Judd's mother, brothers, and sister - have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd's wife, Jen, whose 14-month affair with Judd's radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch's dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together.

    Jamie says: "Greatly entertaining, not for all audiences."
    "Okay Book, Great One-Liners!"
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    The book itself wasn't anything fantastic, but it had some great scenes and really great one-liners! I hope the movie that comes out this year can bring some of those scenes to life!
    It's worth a listen if you need a laugh, just don't plan on taking too much away from this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fear Nothing: Detective D. D. Warren, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (776)
    Performance
    (669)
    Story
    (669)

    The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear… She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Fascinating look at a killer family!"
    "Another Great DD Warren story"
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    This book kept you wondering what was going to happen!
    It was a lot more gruesome than the other books in the series (or at least I hated picturing people carrying around pieces of skin- yuck!) but a GREAT storyline!
    If you've enjoyed the other Detective DD Warren books- this one will not let you down!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1485)
    Performance
    (1329)
    Story
    (1346)

    Stephanie Plum is back in all-new adventure from #1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

    G. House Sr. says: "An improvment over the last -- but not by much"
    "Same novel, different number"
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    I stopped reading this series around Fourteen or Fifteen because the books were so similar and boring me to pieces- this book follows suit! How many times can we hear the exact same story (with different skips to catch, of course)?!?!
    Stephanie loves Morelli, can't resist Ranger, wants Morelli, wants Ranger.... UGH!
    I loved the first few, after that it's like deja vu every time!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8681)
    Performance
    (7829)
    Story
    (7833)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Great, Great, Great Book!"
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    This book is so well written and has many twists and turns in it. When you think you have it figured out it takes another direction.
    This was seriously some of the BEST narration I have ever heard in an audio book!! That alone was worth my credit!
    This book was the follow up book of A TIME TO KILL. It has the same lawyer, Jake Brigance, in it from the first book but it was a totally new story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (928)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (535)

    As a sniper with the elite Massachusetts State Police SWAT Team, Bobby Dodge saved a woman and her young son by shooting her armed husband. But vicious rumors begin to circulate the next morning when Bobby loses his gun and his privileges. It turns out the dead man was the son of a prominent Boston judge and had accused his wife of poisoning their son.

    Sherry says: "I know I'm not Alone . . ."
    "What a great book!!"
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    This book was so great!
    I stumbled upon this series (started on book 5, and loved it so much I wanted to read the rest of the series) and I LOVE them ALL!
    I was surprised at how little our main character (D.D. Warren) was in this book but it was still a very good book! (Don't worry- she takes over the rest of the books and is amazing).

    Very good book- Very worth a credit!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love You More: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter, Katie MacNichol
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2261)
    Performance
    (1152)
    Story
    (1149)

    One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets.

    Molly says: "Keeps you guessing all the way through!"
    "AMAZING SERIES"
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    I stumbled upon this book (of course I always start half was thru a series...)
    and I LOVED IT!!!
    This was such a great book, I loved the narrator for D.D. Warren and can't wait to read the rest of the series!!! Waaaaay worth a credit!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catch Me: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2327)
    Performance
    (1932)
    Story
    (1943)

    Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston’s top detective to handle her death investigation. It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle. Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.m. on January 21, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours.

    Vanessa says: "OK but not her best by a long shot"
    "AMAZING BOOK!!"
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    This was such a great book.
    It kept me guessing all the way to the end!!
    The entire series is GREAT!
    I ran out of credits and PAID for this book (that's how great the series is).

    These are such great detective books and I even really like the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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