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  • Unraveled Sleeve

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    Betsy Devonshire has settled into her new home in Excelsior, Minnesota, as owner of the town’s needlecraft shop. So why is she suffering from terrifying nightmares? She hasn’t a clue - but thinks maybe it would help to get away for a while. With her friend Jill in tow, she heads north for a “stitch-in” at a remote, rustic lodge. But her nightmares only get worse - especially after she finds a dead woman no one else had seen.

    betty says: "Another good!!!"
    "This book kept you intrigued and interested."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, my friends would enjoy the characters in this book.


    What other book might you compare Unraveled Sleeve to and why?

    Susan Boyce's other books in this series.


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

    The reader helps bring out the individual characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ten Beach Road

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Wendy Wax
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (62)

    Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager - leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house. Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust.

    Sophia Richmond says: "Great listen"
    "Learning to live with what you are handed!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and No! There was some bad language is this book. I do not like it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ten Beach Road?

    The friendships developed by the characters in this story. I read the second book before the first so I knew a little bit about the first book. They had to work hard on remodeling the property. At my age I don't know if I could have. Takes me back to the saying 'Where there is a will There is a way".


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

    Yes, because they were all trying to achieve the same goal. Get some of their money back that was stolen from them. All the while trying to keep their family from falling a part.


    Who was the most memorable character of Ten Beach Road and why?

    She did a very good job of making the different characters come alive.


    Any additional comments?

    A pretty good read minus language.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deceived: Private Justice, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Irene Hannon
    • Narrated By Kate Baldwin
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    For four years, Kate Marshall has been grieving the loss of her husband and their three-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on an escalator in the mall, she is convinced it is the son she thought was dead. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan. The former Secret Service agent is dubious but agrees to investigate. Digging into the case he discovers that the incident may have been no accident at all.

    Janet says: "Wonderful!"
    "Wonderful!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Deceived to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version. I have been listening to Audible books for over 2 years now. No looking back. Holding a book hurts my hands, so listening is best for me and we travel a lot. Listening in the car for five hours at a time helps make the trip seem shorter.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We love Irene Hannon's books. They have suspense and keep us on the edge of our seats. We love that she is a woman of faith and she keeps it in the telling of her stories.The main character knew things were amiss in the investigation of the death of her husband and son so the ending was very surprising.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Baldwin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She keeps the characters interesting and the plot intriguing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Kate Baldwin is a very good narrator and she keeps you interested in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't want to give the story away if you haven't read or listened to it yet. I love that when I read or listen to this author there will be no bad language or sex scenes. But in no way are they boring, preachy, or uninteresting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • He's Gone

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Deb Caletti
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (108)

    The Sunday morning starts like any other. But on this particular Sunday morning, she's surprised to see that her husband, Ian, is not home. As the hours pass, Dani fills her day with small things. But still, Ian does not return. And then, like a relentless blackness, the terrible realization hits Dani: He's gone. As the days pass, Dani will plumb the depths of her conscience, turning over and revealing the darkest of her secrets in order to discover the hard truth - about herself, her husband, and their lives together.

    Nicole says: "Every Partner's Worst Nightmare"
    "So engrossing if you over look the bad language!"
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    If you could sum up He's Gone in three words, what would they be?

    I have never read a book quite like this before. In a mostly good way. Especially if you are interested in butterflies.


    What other book might you compare He's Gone to and why?

    After All These Years by Susan Isaacs. You think the main Character might have done it and they set out to prove they didn't. Although He's Gone has a moral of the story ending and After All These Years didn't.


    Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, and she is wonderful. I would listen to her again if there is no bad language.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I kept trying to guess who done it and all of the particulars and I was totally wrong and that hardly ever happens. Surprising conclusion.


    Any additional comments?

    Although This book was hard to put down the bad language took away from it. There are so many words in the English language to describe subjects and situations why don't writers use those instead? I would have given it 5 stars otherwise!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Best Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    A gripping, poignant, and masterful courtroom novel, The Best Defense is a major work from one of America's most popular writers.

    Alex says: "Couldn't put it down"
    "Language"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who doesn't mind profanity! I love a good mystery and have read hundreds without bad language.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Still looking!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Anna Fields’s performances?

    I would have to give it a lot of thought.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment!


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't even listen to 5 minutes of this book. WHY do authors use bad language in their books? I would never recommend this author to anyone! I question the narrator in their choice too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard C. Morais
    • Narrated By Neil Shah
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1134)
    Performance
    (1040)
    Story
    (1036)

    Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

    R. L. Royce says: "YIkes, I don't speak French"
    "Disappointed"
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    Would you try another book from Richard C. Morais and/or Neil Shah?

    No, since seeing ads for the movie I thought why not listen to this before seeing the movie. It was an Audible Daily Deal. I could not get into it at all so I returned it. Now I don't know if I'll watch the movie.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm not sure, I'm searching my wish list and Audible.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Neil Shah?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Sister's Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By uncredited
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2907)
    Performance
    (1130)
    Story
    (1134)

    New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

    Lisa says: "Wonderful Book, Very Emotional"
    "Surprising!"
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    If you could sum up My Sister's Keeper in three words, what would they be?

    Ending not what was expected.


    Would you recommend My Sister's Keeper to your friends? Why or why not?

    The bad language is not necessary. Because of it I won't recommend it.


    Have you listened to any of various’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The readers did a very good job. Especially Tom Stechulte, he is one of my favorites.


    If you could rename My Sister's Keeper, what would you call it?

    The mother is the keeper, maybe?


    Any additional comments?

    It was hard to follow the story line so it was confusing as to what was happening at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • True Devotion: Uncommon Heroes, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dee Henderson
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (167)

    Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior. She has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe "Bear" Baker can't ask her to accept that risk again, even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband's death is back, closer than either of them realize. Kelly's in danger, and Joe may not get there in time.

    Terri says: "Loved it!"
    "Mystery and Intrigue"
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    Where does True Devotion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Dee Henderson's books and this is the beginning of another great series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of True Devotion?

    True forgiveness of wrongs done to Kelly.


    What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

    Tom is a marvelous narrator.


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

    Yes, it kept you wanting to hear more.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • True Valor

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dee Henderson
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    Best-selling author Dee Henderson portrays the valor of naval aviator Lieutenant Grace Yates and Air Force pararescue jumper Major Bruce Stanton, and their blossoming romance. Although deployments keep them apart, their friendship develops in letters of faith and comfort. When Grace's F/A-18 Hornet crashes among Kurdistan's towering peaks, Bruce's elite rescue team races into harm's way to save her. And Bruce fears she'll never know how much he truly cares.

    Sandra says: "True Valor"
    "Intriguing suspense"
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    If you could sum up True Valor in three words, what would they be?

    Having faith in God in dire situations.


    What did you like best about this story?

    You became so involved in all the characters personalities.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    I would have to say Bruce.


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

    Yes, but you wanted to contemplate about what you read. The story has a lot of depth to it.


    Any additional comments?

    It needs another book to tie the ending up in a better way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Healing Sands: A Sullivan Crisp Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nancy Rue, Stephen Arterburn
    • Narrated By Pam Turlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Ryan Alexander-Coe is a talented photojournalist who has been on assignment all over the world. But when her two sons choose to live with their father after her divorce, Ryan must give her career up for a small-town newspaper job in order to be near them.

    Suzanne says: "GREAT!"
    "WOW!"
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    What did you love best about Healing Sands?

    It was so totally engrossing that I couldn't hardly put it down!


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of the characters just pulled you into their lives.


    Have you listened to any of Pam Turlow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, she was perfect as always. I've listened to this complete series and Pam Turlow did a fantastic job!


    Who was the most memorable character of Healing Sands and why?

    I have to say again that Dr. Crisp was marvelous.


    Any additional comments?

    I think that there should be one more at least added to this series to tye up all the ends of Dr. Crisps story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Healing Stones: Sullivan Crisp Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen Arterburn, Nancy Rue
    • Narrated By Pam Turlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    Christian college professor Demitria Costanas had vowed to end her affair with a colleague. But she gives into temptation one last time...and a lurking photographer captures her weakness for all to see. Quite literally, she's the woman caught in adultery. And almost everyone - herself included - has a stone to throw.

    William says: "first fifteen minutes but good really"
    "Gods forgiveness is what life is all about."
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    If you could sum up Healing Stones in three words, what would they be?

    The characters in this book are so real that I could hardly put it down.


    What other book might you compare Healing Stones to and why?

    Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick. It lets you see each person as an individual loved by God.


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

    Her voice and inflections of different characters is perfect.


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

    I would take Dr. Crisp to dinner. His insight into people is astonishing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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