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  • Eternal Vows

  • By: Rochelle Alers
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Among Virginia’s horse-country elite, Nicholas Cole-Thomas is the ultimate eligible bachelor. After escaping one disastrous relationship, he plans to remain single. Yet when the beautiful veterinarian working on his horse farm needs help, he invites her to stay under his roof. And the closer he gets to her, the closer he wants to be. Blurring the lines between business and pleasure is risky for Peyton Blackstone. It’s not just Nicholas’ charisma but his gentleness that enthralls her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Long Boring and pointless

  • By blahhhh on 03-10-15

Didn't keep my attention, sorry

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-13

What would have made Eternal Vows better?

Find a way to pick up the beginning.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Waiting on Carl Weber's "extended family" heard rumors of it.

How could the performance have been better?

"Pick up the pace.

What character would you cut from Eternal Vows?

all.

  • A House Divided

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Gwen Hughes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

Life is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte - except their son Matthew and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of 18. But try as she might, Charlotte can't stand Racquel's mother, Vanessa. While Charlotte schemes against Vanessa, Curtis is consumed with his own concerns about Deliverance Outreach. A mysterious figure from his past has been sending Curtis cryptic messages threatening to take away Curtis's coveted position as senior pastor and destroy everything he has worked so hard for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly disappointing

  • By Dornetta on 06-28-13

Only if there's nothing else

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-13

Would you try another book from Kimberla Lawson Roby and/or Gwen Hughes?

Sure, I always look for her books, even waited for this one. But THIS PARTICULAR BOOK WILL NOT HAVE ME WAITING FOR THE NEXT.

Would you be willing to try another book from Kimberla Lawson Roby? Why or why not?

Yes, but in my opinion, she didnt keep up with the character's character. I mean Charlotte wouldn't behave this way. She never had before, now a change in personality. Repeat readers know all of her characters. We know the difference, a turn off.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

No, not her fault.

Do you think A House Divided needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Nope, Its time to retire the family, and give up something else.

Any additional comments?

let it go already.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Counterfeit Gods

  • The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

In Counterfeit Gods, Keller applies his trademark approach to show us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message will cement Keller's reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time - for both the faithful and the skeptical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Iordanes on 07-05-17

A must for Christians with "issues"

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Counterfeit Gods to be better than the print version?

Because of timing, I only "listen" to books, so Im not sure

Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy Keller again?

Sure,

What about Tom Parks’s performance did you like?

This was non fiction so I didn't have to worry about character changes, he read clearly and the speed was perfect.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The same as the book Counterfit Gods

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Marriage Bargain

  • Marriage to a Billionaire, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,352

To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother - the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, heartbreaking

  • By SandyH on 08-12-12

It made me search Author name for next book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-13

If you could sum up The Marriage Bargain in three words, what would they be?

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS!

What did you like best about this story?

Fantastic story-line! She write like my favorite author SEP!
Enough (but not too much) sex, secrets, and silliness.
Humorous at times and keeps you wanting more

What about Coleen Marlo’s performance did you like?

She ACTED not just read the parts of the characters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Marriage, Money, Motivation! Not what it seems!

Any additional comments?

Get it, quickly!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Anointed

  • By: Patricia Haley
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 17

Patricia Haley’s inspirational series following the drama-filled Mitchell family shot her to the number-one spot on the Essence best-seller list. Anointed transports listeners back to the saga’s beginning, when Dave and Madeline Mitchell were still married, raising a family, and building a million-dollar business. Then Dave hires a pretty young assistant named Sherry Henderson, and temptation gives way to desire - setting events in motion that will haunt the Mitchell clan for decades to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Nicole Lassiter on 02-05-17

Sorry, but Just okay

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really, Typical story line- Spoiler Alert, Husband works too hard wife upset and lonely. Husband's assistant gets too close to him--yada yada...

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Noting interesting, typical storyline. heard it before.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

No the narrator did a good job for the material

Was Anointed worth the listening time?

Unless the book is truly pathetic, i listen to it all the way since I paid for it. So the MONEY was worth the listening time.

Any additional comments?

Its not really boring, don't be afraid to buy it. just don't expect some new concept and story-line that you haven't read (heard) before.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Escape

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Shannon Cochran
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 795
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 794

Instead of saying "I do" to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy Jorik hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle with a rough looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence. While the world searches for her, Lucy must search for herself, and she quickly realizes that her customary good manners are no defense against a man who's raised rudeness to an art form. Lucy needs to toughen up - and fast. Her great escape takes her to his rambling beach house on a Great Lakes island. Here, she hopes to find a new direction...and to unlock the secrets of this man who knows so much about her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story but narrator ruined it for me

  • By Linda on 07-14-12

Not Even Anna Fields could fix this one!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-12

What disappointed you about The Great Escape?

Too many extra story lines, no true flow. And I didnt care about the characters or what happened to them.

What was most disappointing about Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s story?

I may be wrong on this, but she Moved away from the true personality of the Lucy character. She tried to explain her history, after "First lady" but it didnt make it in my opinion. I didnt care for this at all. The story line didnt catch me.

What didn’t you like about Shannon Cochran’s performance?

She didnt have much to work with. It wasnt the narrator's fault this time.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NOPE, Well only one, The author is STILL Susan Elizabeth Phillips, so It wont stop me from looking forward to the next one.

Any additional comments?

Still waiting on the next one; We all deserve a second chance. Out of the many books i've read over the years this was the only one that i feel was a waste. Love ya still SEP>

  • So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore

  • An Unexpected Journey
  • By: Jake Colsen
  • Narrated by: Wayne Jacobsen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

What would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus' original disciples still living in the 21st century? That's Jake's dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him, and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known. So You Don't Want to Go To Church Anymore is Jake's compelling journal that chronicles 13 conversations with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those exchanges turn Jake's world upside-down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANKFUL

  • By Leo Free on 04-14-09

Mutliple listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-12

Where does So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its quite low on my scales only because its's not my standard for audio books. Its Kindof non fiction because this issues do go on in the real churches today.

Who was your favorite character and why?

not really a character, the book just got me to thinking alot about my church and what goes on there. It also got me thinking about my role in my church ministry.

What about Wayne Jacobsen’s performance did you like?

Loved teh performance, he read slowly ( but not too slowly) and I was able to follow his reading.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not sure, In my opinion, it shouldnt be. This should be a story that makes you THINK, not be made "Hollywood."

  • Inner Circle

  • The Wives Association
  • By: Evelyn Lozada, Courtney Parker
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Inner Circle depicts the life of Evelyn Lozada’s off-camera alter ego, Eve Inez. Much like The Basketball Wives, Inner Circle reveals everything athletes’ wives live through, complete with the cheating, scandal, manipulation, and gossip. And this time, nothing is being held back. None of the wives are prepared for how addictive their rich lifestyles can be, and they find themselves stooping to unimaginable levels of deception to preserve their social status.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised but delightful

  • By Dream on 09-11-12

Pleasantly Surprized

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-12

What did you love best about Inner Circle?

I expected it to be quite pitiful but I liked it in the end.

What other book might you compare Inner Circle to and why?

Any book by Luticia Lovely. Scandal within wealthy African American society.

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

no

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

Yes, I did during work instead of music.

Any additional comments?

I kinda wished They kept the "non MF factor " reference out. Since I also watch Basketball wives, it made it a bit predicable for me. Evelyn lost a bit of original creativity.

  • Confessions of a Video Vixen

  • By: Karrine Steffans
  • Narrated by: Karrine Steffans
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 424

Confessions of a Video Vixen is the widely anticipated memoir of Karrine Steffans, the once-sought-after sexy siren who appeared in the music videos of multiplatinum hip hop artists such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly, and LL Cool J. A top-paid video dancer, Karrine transitioned to film when acclaimed director F. Gary Gray picked her to costar in his film A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It ishard to stop listening to this one

  • By Lito Da Critic on 07-11-05

Talk about a TELL ALL!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-12

She's too much, she did it all and told a lot more.

a definite listed if you like scandal of the rich and famous.

  • The Ivy Chronicles

  • By: Karen Quinn
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 227

Fans of New York Times best seller The Nanny Diaries will rejoice in this wickedly hilarious novel, which acclaimed author Katharine Weber says is "much funnier and darker". Optioned for a major motion picture starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Ivy Chronicles skewers the twisted priorities of America's well-heeled elite.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably Better as an Audiobook then in Print

  • By Vicki on 06-03-05

YES YES YES!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-12

This is my type of book. Flow perfect, character development perfect. suspense perfect. Not only a multiple listen but my only disappointment is....

There was supposed to be a movie based on this book and YEARS later, it has yet to be released. What happened to the movie? Well in the meantime, it still have my audio-book.

I have listened to this one at least four times.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful