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  • Fast Women

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 852

Nell Dysart's in trouble. Her divorce is 18 months old, she's been sleepwalking through life, and the best job she can get is with a detective agency that specializes in relationship work. Determined to turn her life around, Nell flings herself into making McKenna Investigations a better place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great romance, good wit, and more than it seems

  • By Barbara on 08-02-08

Light fun

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

A little neurotic, but overall very enjoyable. I appreciate a light read with pleasant characters. The thread of mystery was not overly obvious.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,017

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle is by acclaimed fantasy writer Diane Wynne Jones amd was transformed into an Academy Award nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Christopher on 07-02-12

Different

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

Reviewed: 07-25-12

An enjoyable light read, with a unique story line. Witches and fantasy make for fun, but the theme can become redundant. Not so for this short read, the title gives only a hint - the moving castle - but there are many aspects that are new to this story. The novelty is appreciated.

  • Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss

  • By: Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 615

Mystery writer and dabbling recreational sleuth Sophie Katz is head over heels in love--with a three-bedroom Victorian. She's just got to have it, despite a few drawbacks. Her slimy ex is the Realtor. The rich, creepy seller wants her to join San Francisco's spirited Specter Society. And her first tour of the house reveals, well, a lifeless body clutching a cameo with a disturbing history of its own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sophie Katz Rules!

  • By SandyW on 06-18-09

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-25-12

I enjoy light reading - a heroine with redeeming traits despite her faults, an intriguing mystery to follow, additional characters to provide lightness and humor. Unfortunately, this book tried and failed on all fronts. The main character is especially disappointing, she is simply a spoiled woman with no reason to forgive the annoying attitude, no reason to believe that she deserves the guy in the end and no reason to believe that she deserves the credit for the solution of the mystery.

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  • A Discovery of Witches

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,807

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Enraptured

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

Reviewed: 07-25-12

This was a wonderful tapestry of fantasy and romance weaved into rich details that entices the reader into a world of mystery and suspense. The sequel is eagerly awaited.

  • Private: #1 Suspect

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,998

Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm--sought out by the famous and the powerful to discreetly handle their most intimate problems. Private's investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world--and they always uncover the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-12

Cheesy

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-12

Designed to sound like a corny old fashioned gum shoe. The style tends to drag on and quickly lost my attention.

  • Fever Dream

  • By: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,793

At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent, spooky thriller

  • By Snoodely on 06-10-10

Riviting

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

Reviewed: 06-14-12

What made the experience of listening to Fever Dream the most enjoyable?

Narration is marvelous. The details are gruesome, but the story line draws you in. Wonderful suspense that enticed me to go back and read all of the books in the series.