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  • Carnal Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1198)
    Performance
    (1030)
    Story
    (1042)

    New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.

    Karen says: "The wait has ended"
    "Great Listen"
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    I'm a big fan of Nora Roberts, but wasn't sure how her books would translate in an audio format - I was pleasantly surprised! Part of it had to do with the narrator, who did a great job of embodying the different characters and their voices. The story/plot also was interesting with plenty of twists and turns. Very enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7017)
    Performance
    (4973)
    Story
    (4963)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Very good read"
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    I really enjoyed this audio-book. The narrators were excellent and really brought the story to life - I could envision the characters as they spoke. The story itself is also compelling; sometimes when I listen to an audio-book the story will drag just due to the nature of the medium, but not so in this case. This story began well and kept going all the way through. My only criticism is that the author (I felt) fell back on duplicating the story through the characters, meaning what befell Mrs. Pike befell Lavinia, which made it a touch predictable, but this is a small quibble. Be forewarned though, this is a deeply sad story - it is hard to fully grasp the depth of suffering and pain people like these characters went through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10318)
    Performance
    (9216)
    Story
    (9191)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Very Entertaining"
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    I bought this on a whim, and I have been pleasantly surprised. There is some great wit (I love Oberon and his obsession with sausage), and the historical perspective is very interesting. Luke Daniels brings great depth to the characters which makes for a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Drop of Crimson: Night Huntress World, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2850)
    Performance
    (1917)
    Story
    (1930)

    He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together, because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

    Kickez says: "Read the "Night Huntress" series 1st!"
    "Good Story; Not so Great Narration"
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    I feel like I'm being critical by saying this, but I had a hard time getting past Tavia Gilbert's narration. She has a very clipped way of talking that is annoying and overrode the entertainment of her character voices - enough so that I am not sure I can listen to another book by her. I also found Denise's character to be eye-rolling whiny at times...but despite these flaws the book was still entertaining.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3459)
    Performance
    (2756)
    Story
    (2744)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
    "Loved it!"
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    I really liked this autobiography. Lowe conveys a wit and honesty that I find rare in Hollywood celebrities - a great listen all around.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3109)
    Performance
    (2770)
    Story
    (2776)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "Great book, but so sad!"
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    I got this booked based on all the rave reviews, also not really knowing what to expect. The story was interesting and the characters well developed. The narrator brought the characters to life as well. What I didn't expect was how incredibly sad the story is. Without divulging any of the plot, suffice to say that I listened to this while driving and by the time I reached the last 45 minutes I was crying so hard that I almost had to pull over! So - lovely story, but be prepared to have some tissues on hand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (18355)
    Performance
    (14172)
    Story
    (14118)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "LOL Funny"
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    I think Tina Fey is hilarious, and this book just confirmed that opinion. Rocketing through her childhood, career and motherhood with snarky side remarks this book kept me seriously entertained.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Cold Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2357)
    Performance
    (1148)
    Story
    (1146)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

    Lisa says: "Still the Best"
    "Tons of Detail"
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    Would you try another book from Truman Capote and/or Scott Brick?

    This book was so full of minute detail that I could barely get through the first 1/2 of the audio recording. Scott Brick did a very good job with the narration but it just wasn't enough to make me want to finish the book. A disappointment, because if the book was more concise I think it would have been an interesting read. Perhaps it would have been better in text instead of audio?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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