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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Paris Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Paula McLain
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2075)
    Performance
    (1462)
    Story
    (1467)

    Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

    Pris says: "Delighted in Del Mar"
    "Wonderful novel, sad to read"
    Overall

    I liked the perspective of the story being written from Hadley Hemmingway's point of view. As with many geniuses, Earnest Hemmingway was a troubled man and those around him were made to suffer too. Though this is a fictional autobiography, I found it to be enlightening and very enjoyable.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Proposition

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Judith Ivory
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (147)

    Lady Edwina Bollash is a woman of importance and distinction who has never been the object of any man's affection. However, when she meets Mick Tremore, a tall, handsome young man from the bottommost rung of society, she instantly attracts his attention. As Mick wants desperately to become a gentleman, Edwina decides to transform him into a man with class.

    Mary says: "Very enjoyable as well as fun"
    "More than expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As the story began, I thought this was going to be another "Liza Dolittle" tale but it was far more than that. I like the occasional light story with simple entertainment. The Proposition fit the bill.

    Narration was good, especially going between a proper British accent and the tough Cockney accent. Though slightly predictable, the story and narration was thoroughly enjoyable b

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (163)

    Miranda Cheever has been blessed with many things, but great beauty is not among them. Still, when she meets Viscount Tuner, she knows she is meant for him. As the years go by, fate is as kind to Miranda as it is harsh on the Viscount. He's skeptical about love with good reason - but he may be falling for Miranda

    Teresa says: "Light and fun romance."
    "Wonderful story, fantastic narrator!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was very entertaining from the beginning though it got a little draggy two thirds the way through. I wholeheartedly recommend this if you enjoy a romantic novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Iris Johansen
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (567)
    Performance
    (496)
    Story
    (498)

    From the blockbuster bestselling author of the Eve Duncan novels comes a new, stand alone thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program. What she once put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown. She’s on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance. As only Iris Johansen can do, you won’t see the twists coming.

    Mari says: "Worst book I've read this year"
    "I don't like being a hater"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was excited when I got this book on sale. As I started to listen to it I realized that the plot was kind of thin. It just became thinner and thinner, to the point of breaking. I wish I could say nice things about the story but it was ridiculous. On the bright side the narrator did a good job with what she had to work with. Please don't waste your time or money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Partner

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stephen Frey
    • Narrated By Norma Lana
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Summoned under mysterious circumstances to meet Jake Lawrence, one of the world's richest entrepreneurs, Angela Day may be on the threshold of a brighter future. But accepting the reclusive billionaire's tempting deal means taking a great risk. For with enormous wealth and power comes the ultimate price tag: enemies everywhere have marked the man for death. And anyone close to him, namely Angela Day, is fair game.

    WW says: "Really enjoyed this book"
    "Please don't bother"
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    Any additional comments?

    I rarely ever write a review but I believe I owe it to fellow Audible Listeners. To put it simply Silent Partner was lame. The plot lacked any substance. It was predictable and not entertaining. The narrator couldn't remember to be consistent with her accents for a character. I love listening to audiobooks but this was a complete waste of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King and Maxwell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2239)
    Performance
    (1952)
    Story
    (1957)

    It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

    JR Parrow says: "Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!"
    "1st book I've read in the series but not the last"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to King and Maxwell the most enjoyable?

    I like a book that welcomes me each time I return. Many books I read are for entertainment and this was one of them. Baldacci did a great job spinning a tale with just enough twists and turns that it stayed unpredictable. I liked the characters and look forward to going back in the series and learning more about them.


    Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

    Both are great narrators. I know a book will be good when Orlagh Cassidy is a part of it. With that said, I did enjoy Ron McLarty's character a little more.


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

    No but that's not a bad thing. I go back to my earlier comment about being entertained by a book. Even when I can, I don't want to sit and watch a whole TV series in one weekend, I prefer to be caught up in the story, a little at a time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sense and Sensibility

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (751)
    Story
    (759)

    When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for.

    Jo says: "Superb - Justice to Jane Austen and Emma Thompson"
    "I thought I loved Jane Austen's work"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Sense and Sensibility better?

    I wish the book had a less tedious plot. I kept waiting to start caring about the characters but it never came. I forced myself to listen to the first third of the book but I couldn't go any further. It was tremendously boring.The narration was good, it was just the plot I couldn't stand.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jane Austen again?

    I don't know. I loved Pride and Prejudice but could not stand Sense and Sensibility.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28564)
    Performance
    (15088)
    Story
    (15138)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Simply an amazing book/audiobook"
    Overall

    I am an avid reader and audiobook listener. I have never enjoyed an audiobook as much as this one. The narrators of the book (4 in total) did a magnificent job. The author wrote a beautiful book. This is the book my thirteen year old daughter should read over the summer, not the standard dribble that her school requires.

    YOU WILL NOT REGRET BUYING THIS BOOK.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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