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Debbie

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  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5738)
    Performance
    (4965)
    Story
    (4959)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "This book sucks"
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    The worst credit I have ever used. I am so disappointed couldnt get past chapter 2

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Dish

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Isabel Keating
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Chef extraordinaire Gina Foxton doesn't expect anything to be handed to her on a platter. After years of hard work, the former runner-up Miss Teen Vidalia Onion is now the host of her own local Georgia public television show called Fresh Start, and she's dating the show's producer.

    Dave says: "Another Good MKA Book Served to her readers"
    "My Choice For Worst Narration Ever"
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    This is by far the worst book Mary Kay has written. The story might be better but the narrator takes away any chance of it being at the least entertaining. I am a fan of MKA but this is bad. Not interesting at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Live and Die in Dixie: A Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (111)

    Callahan Garrity is the owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta's elite. She's also a former cop and a part-time sleuth. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set. From her time on the Atlanta police force, Callahan has excelled at mopping up messes of all kinds. But she has no idea what she's getting into when she agrees to work for infamous antiques dealer Elliot Littlefield. The first day on the job, she and her crew are on the trail of a stolen Civil War diary.

    Blue says: "Narrator/editor should have checked"
    "Light Reading"
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    I have a problem with the n word. Both this book and the one before it used it. The previous one used it more ,made me cringe each time. I feel like it was unnecessary could have been done differently and still have gotten the point across.I am well aware that there are many different people in this crazy world I don't think it was necessary. Kinda ruined it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Side of Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sidney Sheldon
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Carol says: "Great Schlock!"
    "Nice Change for Me"
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    I've been reading Reacher and Bosch for the past few months. I needed a break. I had read a lot of Sidney Sheldon a long time ago. I realized I had read this but had mostly forgotten. Well written and narration was good too. Enjoyed the story and liked a break from my usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2229)
    Performance
    (1995)
    Story
    (1978)

    Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

    DMT says: "My favorite Reacher story yet"
    "Jack Is Great"
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    This is the Jack Reacher I love...BUT the story was very confusing to me I had to relisted to a couple of chapters,and kind of a let down at the end. I expected it to be a real surprise but it really wasn't to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Closers: Harry Bosch Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2282)
    Performance
    (813)
    Story
    (825)

    In Los Angeles in 1988, a 16-year-old girl disappeared from her home and was later found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. The death appeared at first to be a suicide, but some of the evidence contradicted that scenario, and detectives came to believe this was in fact a murder. Despite a by-the-book investigation, no one was ever charged.

    Wheelman says: "Thoroughly enjoyable....."
    "Throughly Enjoyed This One"
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    Really enjoyed every moment of this story and was a bit surprised about who done it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2311)
    Performance
    (1464)
    Story
    (1447)

    Jack Reacher reunites with the survivors of his old Army investigative team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. In a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

    Patricia says: "Kept My Interest"
    "A Good Read"
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    I love Jack Reacher but this was a bit confusing for me for some reason. Liked the crew being back together that interaction was great but might have to have another listen.
    Dick Hill is the best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beach House Memories

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    Autumn brings its own haunting beauty to the sun-soaked beaches and dunes on Isle of Palms, where Olivia “Lovie” Rutledge lives in her beloved Primrose Cottage with her daughter, Cara. Looking back as summer fades, Lovie can remember many island summers, but especially one. . . .In 1974, America was changing, but Charleston remained eternally the same. Lovie had always done what was expected — marrying the son of a historic Charleston family, Stratton Rutledge, and turning over her fortune and fate to his control. But one thing she steadfastly refuses to relinquish: her family’s old seaside cottage. The precious summers spent on the barrier island are Lovie’s refuge. Here, she can escape with her children from the social expectations of her traditional Southern mother, and her overbearing husband’s ambition and philandering. Here, she indulges her lifelong vocation as a “Turtle Lady,” tending the loggerhead sea turtles that lay their eggs in the warm night sand and then slip back into the sea. This summer, however, is different. Visiting biologist Russell Bennett arrives on the island to research the loggerheads. What begins as a shared passion for the turtles changes to a love far more passionate and profound than Lovie has ever known — but one that forces her to face the most agonizing decision of her life.For Charleston’s elite, divorce is an unforgivable scandal, and Stratton’s influence is far-reaching. If Lovie dares to dream beyond a summer affair, she risks losing everything: her reputation, her wealth, even her precious children.Beach House Memories — a poignant and emotional tale of a strong, passionate woman torn between duty and desire, between the traditions of the old South and the social changes sweeping America — will capture your heart. For Lovie, it is an empowering journey of seasons of self-discovery. Until this autumn, this time of changing tides, of holding on and letting go. . . .“This luminous tale — set in the South Carolina Lowcountry that we both love so deeply — was hard to put down. Fans of The Beach House will at last discover what happened during the summer of 1974. But readers new to Mary Alice Monroe need not worry, for this emotional story of love and loss stands alone.” — New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank

    jacquelynn says: "REALLY GREAT STORY"
    "Just a nice old fashioned story...."
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    I absolutely loved it!! Couldn't put it down. Learned much about turtles which I love too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brass Verdict: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4153)
    Performance
    (1715)
    Story
    (1705)

    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

    Jeff says: "Five Star Book; Three Star Narration"
    "How To Ruin A Book With The Wrong Narrator...."
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    The story was great but the narration was unbelievable!. I actually can't believe this guy has a job doing this. He sounded like a bad character in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Sometimes I had to laugh at his voice. It was hard to discern between the characters. I am afraid I can't listen to the rest of the books in this series because of him. Bad choice for a good book. To Peter Giles, "You totally blew it, dude. "

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6522)
    Performance
    (2834)
    Story
    (2845)

    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Steven says: "Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader"
    "Great Story"
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    Found a series that holds my interest. Not a Travis McGee but a great read. Great narration!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    Overall
    (1125)
    Performance
    (996)
    Story
    (989)

    Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

    GyAzJRD says: "Could have been much better"
    "Not My Favorite Reacher..."
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    It seems like the story was weak and fluffed up . The plot wasn't that great and the punchline was weaker. Seems to be something that was written without much thought. Dissappointed....hope the next is better.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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