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  • Blindsided

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Karis Walsh
    • Narrated By Betsy Zajko
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (137)

    Guide dog trainer Lenae McIntyre left the high-speed world of television news writing behind, and now she helps other visually impaired people adjust to life with their canine companions. She teaches her students and their dogs to trust each other, but a past betrayal and the determination to be self-sufficient and independent keep her from trusting her heart to see love. Cara Bradley compensates for her family's shallow celebrity lifestyle by devoting her life to helping others, while keeping to the background.

    zenabuff says: "Blindsided is Awesome!"
    "Meh"
    Overall
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    Slow to middle and lack luster to end. Never really grabbed me just a kind of boring listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Left Field: Lillian Byrd Crime Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Sims
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Lillian Byrd has been searching her soul after the gut-wrenching experience of killing someone in self-defense. Scrabbling to make ends meet, she takes a job as a quasi detective, solving life's little mysteries for a pair of eccentric women in one of Detroit's last prestigious neighborhoods. When she spots a corpse on the next-door lawn, she jumps back into honest work as an investigative journalist. Her friend, Mercedes, reveals that the dead woman, Abby Rawson, played on a women's softball team she manages and pressures Lillian into taking her spot.

    Pam says: "Good series"
    "Good series"
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    Story

    I liked all of these books a lot. Each book in the series was interesting and funny, I was never bored. Narrator did a superb job with all characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Come and Get Me

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Julie Cannon
    • Narrated By Heather Miles
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    What would you do if an irresistibly desirable but utterly untouchable woman whispered to you, "If you want me, you'll have to come and get me?'" That's exactly the situation that Elliott Foster, CEO of Foster MacKenzie, finds herself in when she meets the alluring Lauren Collier, Chief Legal Counsel of a Fortune 500 company. Elliott never has a shortage of attractive women willing to share her bed, and she doesn't care if they are attracted to her or just her money.

    Me & My Girls says: "There's a Really Good Novella Here"
    "Narration issues"
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    I found the narration to be annoying and got in the way of a decent story. Her inflection in certain cases seemed really off and made it difficult to listen to the entire story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unexpected

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jenny Frame
    • Narrated By Nicola Victoria Vincent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (241)

    Self-made business owner Dale McGuire has always enjoyed two things in life: women and fast cars. Now in her mid-30s, she's restless and can't work out why. Then one day a 10-year-old boy turns up, claiming to be her son, and her simple ordered world turns upside down.

    Mrs. NY says: "Did not disappoint!"
    "Sweet story"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This is how the genre should be written! Ok, maybe just a little more sex ;)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Best Friend's Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Meghan O'Brien
    • Narrated By Faith Clarke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (184)

    At 12-years-old, Claire Barker developed a massive crush on her best friend Sarah's older sister, the handsome, butch Alex Williams. Now 27 and a successful entrepreneur, Claire's interest hasn't waned - despite Alex's fashion photography career keeping her overseas for months at a time. When Alex moves home unexpectedly, she and Claire end up enjoying a surprise, wine-fueled reunion that alters their relationship forever. Are Claire's dreams about to come true, or will real life prove to be more complicated than her fantasies?

    Leslie says: "Great story overall"
    "I'm 3 hours in"
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    and I just don't think I can listen to the rest. Audible can have this one back. In my opinion, you have to build anticipation for the sex. Otherwise, it is just more or less soft core porn and not exciting at all to me, just words.

    I mean, I get the times when you first get together and all you do is have sex...but I'm reading it, not doing it, I'm gonna need a little more.

    I do like the fact that it has more graphic and real lesbian sex. A lot of books just pussyfoot around the edges. But again, it is better when you lead into it. More story would go along way with this book. Maybe it comes later, but it is too late for me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rachel Maddow
    • Narrated By Rachel Maddow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2031)
    Performance
    (1832)
    Story
    (1830)

    Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

    Yvette Z Vandermolen says: "Better Tribute Than Yellow Ribbons"
    "Not really a Military person but"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Rachel has written (spoken) in the same delivery style as her shows accustomed delivery. I find it holds my attention on a subject that I know nothing about. The content is balanced across the political spectrum and just points to the nuts and bolts without much judgement. Was an enjoyable listen to the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • First Position

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Melissa Brayden
    • Narrated By Katrina Holmes
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (238)

    Anastasia Mikhelson is the rising star of the New York City Ballet. She's sacrificed creature comforts, a social life, as well as her own physical well-being for perfection in dance. Even her reputation as the Ice Queen doesn't faze her. Though Ana's at the peak of her career, competition from a new and noteworthy dancer puts all she's worked for in jeopardy.

    realdog says: "Bravo"
    "Boring"
    Overall
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    Was not for me, loved previous works but just could not get into the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Strong Is the New Beautiful: Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean, and Harness Your Power

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Lindsey Vonn
    • Narrated By Teri Schnaubelt
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    Olympic Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn wants women to stop thinking about "losing weight fast" and instead focus on loving their bodies for what they are and what they can do. Lindsey is a small-town Minnesota girl at heart turned world-champion skier, but that didn't come without hard work. In Strong Is the New Beautiful, Lindsey lays out the never-before-seen training routines and her overall philosophy that have helped her become the best female skier in the world - tailored for women of all shapes and sizes.

    Pam says: "Basic book"
    "Basic book"
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    Not very interesting, helpful or inspiring. I probably should have rated it a 2 but I am feeling generous today. I guess if you are really new to working out this may be a bit helpful. Not being read by Lindsey is a bummer if you are a fan and just want to hear her. No idea why she would not read the book herself. She keeps referring to an enhanced version to find some workouts and stuff but never says how to find it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Built to Last

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Aurora Rey
    • Narrated By Gwenn Dawson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (282)

    Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she knows nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow. Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family's construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living.

    Santiago says: "You will love this love story."
    "It did not completely suck"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Narration was not that great. Not her voice but the accents and male voices. The story was not that interesting but ok.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Damn Straight: Lillian Byrd Crime Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Sims
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    After her narrow brush with death in Holy Hell, you'd think Lillian Byrd would have learned to keep her head down, but when a friend in crisis calls from California, Lillian jumps on a plane and wings her way from Detroit to Palm Springs - and danger. It's the long weekend of the Dinah Shore golf tournament, the wildest women's sporting event in the world, when thousands of lesbians descend on the desert and take over. At a prechampionship party, Lillian leaps into a slippery romance with a top LPGA star. But her superstar athlete has a secret.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great"
    "quirky little book"
    Overall
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    I liked this 2nd offering almost as much as I did the first one. I love Todd the rabbit! It is a refreshing mix to the lesbian genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forward: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Abby Wambach
    • Narrated By Abby Wambach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (427)

    Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women's rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world.

    YNaples says: "More to offer..."
    "Revealing book "
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    To the point and well written. You get the story behind the headlines and a look at how she thinks about certain people and life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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