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I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!

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  • The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of America's Most Renowned Horsemen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Buck Brannaman, William Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (108)

    In The Faraway Horses, Buck Brannaman shares his renowned methods for horse training and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical adviser.

    Amanda says: "Great Uplifter"
    "Educational!"
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    I've had horses for years and I learned a few new things from Buck! Would recommend!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Hundred Summers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Beatriz Williams
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (176)

    Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak. That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview. Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from Lily's past: her former best friend and her former fiancee, now recently married - an event that set off a wildfire of gossip.

    L.W. says: "What a Memorable Summer Read"
    "Wonderful!"
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    Awesome book! Picked it partially because of the narration, she was super good! I liked the time period of the book and the real life story about Nick and Lily. It held my interest and it was over to fast. Will listen again and highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Long Time Gone

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Pilar Witherspoon, Jennifer Ikeda, Susan Bennett
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (127)

    When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens - Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with "Bootsie", her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories.

    Margaret says: "The Sisterhood of Figuring Out Life"
    "Great story"
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    I loved the history about this book, but did not care for the narrators. Normally, I like Karen White narration, but this one, I almost did not listen to the entire book. The story line kept me wanting more, so I finished it. On another note, can't wait for more of the Tradd Street series Karen!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Save the Date

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (205)

    A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime - one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all. Told with Mary Kay Andrews' trademark wit and keen eye for detail, mark your calendars for Save the Date!

    Jen says: "Delightful!!"
    "Another great one!"
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    Mary Kay Andrews and Kathleen McInerney are awesome together! I will read this book again! I couldn't wait to jump in my car and listen - the ending was superb!!! Keep writing Mary Kay!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Violet Grant

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Beatriz Williams
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (62)

    Manhattan, 1964. Vivian Schuyler, newly graduated from Bryn Mawr College, has recently defied the privilege of her storied old Fifth Avenue family to do the unthinkable for a budding Kennedy-era socialite: break into the Mad Men world of razor-stylish Metropolitan magazine.

    gustavetoutant says: "Great Story"
    "Awesome!"
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    Loved it! I also enjoy listening to Kathleen McInerney!! Held my interest, totally. This was around 1914 and I love history. The story line kept me wanting for more! Violet's life was indeed secret until her niece............. : )

    A must listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • After the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Meredith Orlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    A multiple RITA nominee, Karen White crafts engrossing stories that have found a special place in the hearts of fans nationwide. After The Rain stars freelance photographer Suzanne Paris. On her own since the age of 14, Suzanne has no intention of settling down in tiny Walton, Georgia. But to her surprise, Walton residents have a way of making even reluctant guests feel right at home. And the new connections she builds come in handy when a dark figure from her past returns, determined to ruin her life.

    Marian says: "My favorite Karen White, (so far)"
    "Excited to jump in the car to listen!"
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    Great book! All of Karen White's books for far, I have enjoyed. There was some suspense, which was great, and the book kept going forward with new surprises. Narration was good, will listen again! Suzanne Paris is to hard on herself and had a troubled childhood. Things work themselves out - glad I purchased!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spring Fever

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (312)

    Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance.

    Sharon says: "Still funny, interesting characters, laughs"
    "I liked !"
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    Great story about Anna Jane and her marriage, x-husband, and future husband. She has trial and tribulations along the way with family, friends, and acquaintances. Everyone is not as they seem and Anna Jane finds out how deceitful some people can be. Will listen again! Great narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Return to Tradd Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (148)

    Facing her future as a single mother, psychic Realtor Melanie Middleton is determined to be strong and leave her past with writer Jack Trenholm behind her.

    Cheryl says: "Another great story!"
    "Excellent!"
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    Melanie and Jack are at it again! And with the ghosts in the house, it makes it as interesting as all the other books that Karen White has published in this series! I love it when Karen leaves a cliff hanger at the end, so that the story can continue. Highly recommend. The narrator is great and I hope that Karen continues to use Aimee Bruneau. On pins and needles till the next chapter in the life of the Trenholm's. To quote Karen, "In other good news, there's a chance that the series could make it onto the small screen in a TV series in the near future". I'm so excited !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wildflower Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kimberley Freeman
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (401)

    In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. In 2009, London, prima ballerina Lydia Blaxland-Hunter is also discovering that life can also have its ups and downs. Unable to dance again after a fall, Lydia returns home to Australia to recuperate.

    Sara says: "Story telling at its best!"
    "Wonderful!"
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    What a life to have led!!! Wonderful characters, narrator, and story line! Some people were so critical back then and unforgiving. Beattie Blacksland worked so hard to get ahead and it paid off for her. She didn't let the naysayers get the best of her.

    Historial books are my favorite. History is important, I think, so that we know what happened before we were all here. I will listen to this book again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3080)
    Performance
    (2759)
    Story
    (2777)

    Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

    Margaret says: "Escape to the land down under..."
    "Unexpected !"
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    Liked the book alot. Almost felt sorry for the husband, but the secret he kept, deserved to be told. Would read this book again, like the narration too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5130)
    Performance
    (2913)
    Story
    (2952)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "Oh my goodness!"
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    Best book ever! Absolutely could not wait to jump in my car and listen! Great narration, characters - what an imagination by the author! I am sure that the things that are in this book really happened back in the early 1900s. People were so proper and stressed about their good name and reputation, that they would do almost anything to protect it. I was sad when the story ended and I hope there is a sequel !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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