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ratings
34
REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • I've Got Your Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1180)
    Performance
    (1022)
    Story
    (1016)

    Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

    Erin says: "Pure fun"
    "Light and cute contemporary"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I've already recommended it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I've Got Your Number?

    I loved the Scrabble game.


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

    A great accent and the right young and slightly addled attitude for Poppy.


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with other reviewers who said Poppy was sometimes exasperating. There were a few holes in the plot, but I was impressed that the author eventually tied up all those loose strands that were bothering me. The plot really picked up steam in the last quarter or so of the book. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book and the narration too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bath Tangle

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Sian Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (167)

    Having just jilted the Marquis of Rotherham, Lady Serena takes a house in Bath with her friend Fanny. The Marquis is not amused.

    bebe says: "Don't Miss Reading This"
    "Three mixed-up couples"
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    I collect Heyer's books and have reread them many times. This isn't my favorite Heyer and wouldn't recommend it as the first Heyer to read. Serena and Rotherham are almost unlikeable, as if the author wanted to see if she could make us care about them in spite of ourselves. Some reviews said he was missing in too much of the book; however, when he does appear, attention must be paid as we learn important things about him. I enjoyed Sian's reading, because when I read the book I skip a lot. She makes every scene count and brings all the characters to life. As others have said, I couldn't stop listening until the tangle was un-tangled. This is a different kind of heroine and there's much to love for a Heyer fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
    Overall
    (2262)
    Performance
    (2026)
    Story
    (2025)

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
    "Couldn't finish it."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I don't think this was the book for me. I didn't see the humor when the whining about Seattle, and Canadians, became repetitive. I listened to more than a third of the book and although I could see where it was going, I just didn't care about or like the characters.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kathleen Wilhoite?

    I'm not sure if a different narrator would have made a difference, but I didn't care for this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It Happened One Autumn: Wallflower Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1124)
    Performance
    (705)
    Story
    (718)

    Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren’t entirely “the thing.” And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London’s most eligible aristocrat.

    Prue says: "Yay for the wallflowers"
    "Couldn't finish it."
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    Would you try another book from Lisa Kleypas and/or Rosalyn Landor?

    No thanks.


    Has It Happened One Autumn turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Probably.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator's voice is somewhat too old for the main character. Her male voices are better, but lack personality.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1724)
    Performance
    (1503)
    Story
    (1516)

    After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

    G. House Sr. says: "Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old"
    "Stephanie Plum rides again"
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    Where does Notorious Nineteen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the books in this series, this was a pretty good one.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Notorious Nineteen?

    The hospital and clinic scenes were very well drawn.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    She is so good as Stephanie that I'm sure we can't imagine anyone else doing the reading. She captures the flavor of the books and all the characters, including the men. (Ba-a-abe!)


    If you could take any character from Notorious Nineteen out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    How about Ranger and Morelli?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Convenient Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Caroline Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (110)

    When the most eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the beauty of the Winwood family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished, Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans . . .

    Marcheta says: "This version includes missing final 22 minutes"
    "Another wonderful Heyer"
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    If you could sum up The Convenient Marriage in three words, what would they be?

    Sparkling vintage Heyer.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Horry and Rule, of course.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Hunt – was your favorite?

    Hunt does an excellent job with all the characters. The narrator just disappears and the story flows along.


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

    This story isn't my very favorite Heyer but the way she develops the relationship between Horatia and Rule is subtle and moving. I have re-read it more than once and will definitely listen to this version again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breathing Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Kate Fleming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (288)

    Sometimes in life you need a little breathing room, especially when your life has just fallen apart. Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self help, knows this all too well. She's lost her fiancé to an earth mother, her accountant has absconded with her money, and her self-help empire is in shambles. She flees the country to Tuscany, waiting for life to settle down, but the biggest disaster lies just ahead. On one unforgettable night, she's about to meet Lorenzo Gage, Hollywood's favorite villain.

    Brenda says: "An enjoyable read."
    "Tuscan adventure"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This wasn't my favorite SEP title. It seemed dark at the beginning--our heroine was really burdened with problems and our hero didn't seem like the solution to any of them. The book seemed long and didn't hold my interest. The subplot was also too dark for my taste. But I did finish it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Susan Elizabeth Phillips? Why or why not?

    I have loved several of her books, and enjoy the humor in them.


    What about Kate Fleming’s performance did you like?

    She does a good job of capturing both male and female voices and also the Italian accents were convincing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catch of the Day

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Marcia Evanick
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    When Gwen Fletcher moves to Misty Harbor, Maine to fulfill her dream of opening her own restaurant, she isn't prepared for the throng of suitors who want to pay homage to the town's only bachelorette. Much to the dismay of the town's gentlemen, Gwen has only two things on her mind - getting her restaurant open before the tourist season begins and getting to know carpenter Daniel Creighton. But the uncooperative Creighton's odd behavior may preclude her from doing either of these.

    LeftyMom says: "Great story"
    "Not so hot"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book did make me smile sometimes, and the restaurant details were fun. It's definitely a "cozy."


    Would you ever listen to anything by Marcia Evanick again?

    Nope.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Johanna Parker?

    Not sure, but I did not care for this narrator. I think the story might have improved with a more skillful reading.


    What character would you cut from Catch of the Day?

    I enjoyed most of the characters, but I didn't find the book to be particularly well written. In places it needed a good editor. There were some really wonderful lines and then some awkward passages.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Twenties Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (493)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (283)

    When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie - a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance - mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than 75 years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions.

    Alison says: "Love this One of my Favorites of Sophie Kinsella's"
    "Great Aunt Sadie"
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    Not sure this is my favorite Kinsella, but it was very enjoyable. I love her intricate plots. This one requires a complete suspension of disbelief, even without the presence of the ghost. But it's always fun to see how masterfully this author wraps up all the plot lines. After getting her characters into impossible situations, she magically gets them out. I enjoyed these characters and the period details. A yummy hero too. Landor does a good job with a rather difficult challenge, since Aunt Sadie was probably not easy to portray.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Get Real

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    Eluding the law has always been high on Dortmunder's list. But getting caught red-handed is inevitable in his next caper, when a TV producer convinces this thief and his merry gang to star in a reality show that captures their next score. The producer even guarantees to keep the show from being used as evidence against them. They're dubious at first, but the pay's good, so they sign on.

    Mark says: "Westlake's best book"
    "The last Dortmunder"
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    Would you listen to Get Real again? Why?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is the last novel about John Dortmunder and his gang of thieves that Westlake wrote before his death in 2008. You don't have to read them in order; the first one was The Hot Rock. Even minor characters are colorfully portrayed and the gang members seem like old friends. This one has a clever premise and Westlake is just having a lot of fun spinning out the twists in the story in his own sweet time.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    He does a great job with the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frederica

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Clifford Norgate
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (394)

    Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

    connie says: "not run-of-the mill chick lit"
    "My favorite author"
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    Any additional comments?

    Heyer is my favorite author and I have read and reread all her regency romances. Frederica is classic Heyer. Like some others, I prefer a woman narrator, but Norgate does a good job with the various voices. I'll look forward to listening to each Audible version of these wonderful stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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