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Claire

Indio, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Secrets: The Michelli Family Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kristen Heitzmann
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Adored for her sweeping Rocky Mountain Legacy series, Kristen Heitzmann inspires countless fans with her tales of Christian faith and romance. The search for a family secret drives Lance Michelli to the old villa once owned by his grandparents. But its present owner, Rese Barrett, is independent enough, and beautiful enough, to derail his efforts, distract his heart and stir his faith.

    Jenny says: "Not the complete book..."
    "All around Good Listen"
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    The series was a good listen. Secrets is the first of the book series followed by Unforgotten then Echoes. I found parts of the book and series to be very slow but it came together in the end. I thought the characters of Rese and Lance to be a bit boring at times, but the knight in shining armour always comes through. Put your headphones on and clean your house. The time will pass.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (815)
    Performance
    (736)
    Story
    (739)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    RayRay1974 says: "Very conflicted about this book."
    "Careful what you wish for"
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    A story of wanting approval, but not getting it. A family of riches, but only in the monetary sense. It's good writing with a great plot and leaves you with a sense of What the Heck?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firefly Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1168)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (668)

    Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

    Cherri says: "slow read"
    "Girlfriends Forever"
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    What an inspiring story of friendship, trust, love and endurance. Let's hope that what we have in life with our friends endures the test of time with that same patience and acceptance. A great book! I will look for this author again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss Me Like This: The Morrisons

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    Kiss Me like This is the first audiobook in a new-adult contemporary romance series about the Morrisons by New York Times best-selling author Bella Andre.

    Max Connors says: "Not the Sullivans"
    "Bella takes a dive"
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    Honestly, this is not even good writing. Adult contemporary - rubbish. Certainly not worth the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Once We Were Brothers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ronald H. Balson
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice.

    Simone says: "Almost Perfect"
    "The Ultimate Betrayal"
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    Couldn't stop listening. A story of generosity, selflessness, trust and betrayal. No one could have imagined it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3887)
    Performance
    (3629)
    Story
    (3619)

    Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

    G. House Sr. says: "Eloquent Fabulous Historical - Grand Continuation"
    "Leaving you Wondering"
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    I thought this may be the last book. But, no. When is the next? Answered all my questions, met my expectations, except what happens next. Do I have to wait so long for the next book? What a great story on history, medicine, but not wondering on love.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3398)
    Performance
    (2966)
    Story
    (2981)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Suzn F says: "The Baker, The Nun, The Virgin and The Monster"
    "Jodi Picoult at her best"
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    Sad, Intriguing, hopeful. I loved the book. One of Jodi Picoult's better reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unlucky 13: Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (855)
    Performance
    (747)
    Story
    (748)

    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

    Jennifer Bailey says: "Pointless Waste Of Time"
    "Great Listen"
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    It's always exciting, always waiting for something to happen, always on the edge of your seat. Great Listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Single Thread: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Pam Ward, Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (340)

    Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isn’t....

    betty says: "Just a hint."
    "Delightful"
    Overall
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    A story of more than one lady whose life wasn't the perfect dream. The main character Evelyn Dixon got the short end of the stick in her marriage, but it turned out to be one of the best things that could have happened. The other character, Abigail, will have you wondering what her story was and how a single thread would weave her into your heart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Americans: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    The definitive volume in Jakes’s best-selling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy - and its futureIn the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent’s original American dream. As Gideon Kent’s health deteriorates, he fears for the future of his family.

    Claire says: "American History"
    "American History"
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    I've done all of the Kent Chronicles. What I've learned is American history. Jon Jakes has an amazing knowledge of history. I listened and learned. However, the breasts, please, all the men notice the breasts. I say, "get over it". A question I'd like to ask is why is every main character a physical fighter. Regardless, it's a good series. Put your headphones on and do some housework or gardening. It's a great time filler.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fire Witness: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lars Kepler, Laura A. Wideburg (translator)
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    Flora Hansen calls herself a medium and makes a living by pretending to commune with the dead. But after a gruesome murder at a rural home for wayward girls, Hansen begins to suffer visions that are all too real. She calls the police claiming to have seen a ghost, but only one detective puts aside his skepticism long enough to listen: Joona Linna. Linna has spent more time at the scene of the crime than any other detective would.

    Claire says: "Scared to Death"
    "Scared to Death"
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    What remarkable writing. Where does that come from? I couldn't sleep one night so I started listening to this book. Okay, then I really couldn't sleep! From the very beginning I was mesmerized, scared and intrigued by the story. The prime character Joona Linna is complex and at times endearing. The twists and turns throughout the story will keep you on your toes.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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