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  • Lavender Morning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jude Deveraux
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up attending private schools and afternoon teas, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five years old, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce became an outsider - until she met Edilean Harcourt. Although she was sixty years Joce's senior, Miss Edi was a kindred soul who understood her like no one else ever had. When Miss Edi passes away, she leaves Joce all her worldly possessions, including an eighteenth-century house and a letter with clues to a mystery that began in 1941.

    Kimberly says: "Story within a Story"
    "Deveraux charm"
    Would you listen to Lavender Morning again? Why?

    I love a good Deveraux, and I thought for many years that only her historical romances were worth a read or listen, but I have come to really love her contemporary novels. They may all lead to the same place, but it sure is fun getting there! I originally read this novel as a hard cover novel, and just finished the latest in this series in paperback, so thought that I would relisten to the series and am purchasing them for the first time now. I am an hour away from finishing Lavender Morning, so I am here to purchase Days of Gold, that way I will continue to listen as soon as this one is done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hippopotamus Pool: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The spunky Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson has returned to the exotic Nile valley. Parasol aloft and hot on the trail of an unexplored tomb, she must outwit a shadowy evildoer, a questionable antiquities dealer, and her loquacious son, Ramses.

    Kay in DC says: "Desert Derring-Do"
    "The Hippopotamus Pool"

    Another amazing book by Elizabeth Peters! I was so happy to see this book come to, as I had missed it on my way through the rest of Amelia Peabody series, so when it was released here I had to listen to this series again (4th time through), and this was the crucial missing book! Ms. Peters is an amazing author who brings Egypt to life! I find myself watching anything on the television that has anything to do with egyptology, and I find that she is incredibly accurate in the historic and technical parts of her books. The humor and mystery in this, and in fact all of her books is just down right wonderful. I find myself wishing and hoping for the next book in the series! This book can, as all of her books, be read as a stand alone, or in the series format. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Deal Breaker

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big-time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail.

    Lisa says: "Deal Breaker"
    "Deal Breaker"

    I have just started reading/listening to Harlan Coben this summer, and have been more than pleasantly surprised. I started with "The Woods", and went on to "The Promise", and when I read "The Promise" I had to start at the beginning! In Deal Breaker we are introduced to Myron Bolitar, who is an ex-basketball star, and is now a sports agent/detective. I found this book to be both engaging and thrilling, and highly recommend it to one and all. I believe that it bridges many genres, and that it will keep you interested from the first page. I can't wait to read all of the Myron Bolitar novels!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Lisey's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Mare Winningham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, best-selling novelist, and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and "bools". Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went, a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive, or give him the ideas he needed in order to live.

    Joseph says: "Oh, wow."
    "Lisey's Story"

    This audio book was not what I was expecting from Stephen King. I'm not sure if it was the reader, or just a different type of book from Mr. King. It was very difficult to get into, and in fact I was only able to listen to about 5 1/2 hours of it, I was never able to finish it. I very much enjoy Mr. King's stories, Bag of Bones, and Dreamcatcher among my favorites, so I was somewhat disappointed to have wasted my credits on this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • H.R.H.

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Jay O. Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In a novel in which ancient traditions conflict with reality and the pressures of modern life, a young European princess proves that simplicity, courage, and dignity can win the day, and forever alters her world. Determined to make a difference in the world, she persuades her father to let her volunteer for the Red Cross in East Africa.

    Kathy says: "A Story of True Love"

    Another stunning novel by Danielle Steel. It takes across the African planes and into beautiful palaces. This novel was somewhat better than her usual novel, I would higly recommend this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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