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  • Temptation by Moonlight

  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: R William James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Pittsburgh, 1900. The mysterious Vanderhorn family hires Nora Bennett as a nurse and companion to her injured, handsome, stepson Alex. Nathan Vanderhorn is drawn to Nora, even though he's betrothed to the socially elite Celeste. Though Nora vies to steer clear of the family problems, a sinister plot pulls her in deeper than she'd ever imagined. Who in this strange household could she trust?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Sweet!

  • By Jan M on 08-19-17

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

Early in the book I thought the story was going to play out quickly and felt disappointed. To my delight, the story took on some unexpected twists that did not follow the usual historical romance template, making it a pleasurable read as the hero and heroine faced unusual obstacles.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spinster

  • By: Suzanne G. Rogers
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Staring down life as an old maid, newly jilted Clare flees to a country home she's inherited from her grandmother. She doesn't count on clashing with her handsome neighbor, whose gentlemanly manners and education are at odds with his workingman image. As their relationship unfolds, however, she discovers the mysterious Meriweather Holcroft is not at all what he appears to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clean good story & plot.

  • By XmasMom on 06-07-17

A lot of twists!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

Would you listen to Spinster again? Why?

As a rule I don't reread a book or listen more than once to an audio book, but I do think I would give this book a second go.

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

A welcome state.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this spirited spinster who refuses to let her shameful state define her. She sets out to make her own place in the world with no concessions to society. Her handsome neighbor infuriates her even as she is drawn to him.This spinster was not a vapor fainting female and I enjoyed her story with all of its twists and turns.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stealthy Steps

  • Nanostealth, Book 1
  • By: Vikki Kestell
  • Narrated by: Reba Buhr
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

My name is Gemma Keyes. Other than my name, I am utterly forgettable - so those who never paid much attention to me in the first place haven't exactly noticed that I've disappeared. Vanished. Oh, it's much more complicated than it sounds. And let me tell you, invisibility comes with its own set of problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and Creative

  • By GloryQuilts on 12-09-16

Enjoyable Read

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

What made the experience of listening to Stealthy Steps the most enjoyable?

Stealthy Steps was a fun journey into the imaginative world of nanotechnology.

What about Reba Buhr’s performance did you like?

She has a nice voice for narration but at times I felt her voice was to Young Adult.

Any additional comments?

It was an even read with tension holding consistent in the story line.

  • Hotline Girl

  • By: RJ Conte
  • Narrated by: Piper Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Arabella Rose is the county's best suicide hotline telephone operator. But very few know the personal reasons behind her passion, until a call from a strangely compelling man shakes up her entire world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing Modern, Tastefully Written

  • By Alliji on 08-03-16

Refreshing Modern, Tastefully Written

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

If you could sum up Hotline Girl in three words, what would they be?

Emotional, witty, freeing

Which character – as performed by Piper Lewis – was your favorite?

Toby Beastly

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

When Toby opened his heart to love.

Any additional comments?



Arabella Rose lost her father to suicide and feels the need to pay off her debt to her loved one. She puts in long hours on the hotline and the calls tend to have similar elements until she receives the call that rocks her world and rips open her heart.

I enjoyed this refreshingly modern retelling of a favorite fairy tale. Suicide is an emotionally laden subject but the author’s use of tasteful wit and banter lightens the mood as a beautiful story of forgiveness unfolds.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reaper's Run

  • Plague Wars Series, Book 1
  • By: David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Artie Sievers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

When U.S. Marine Sergeant Jill Repeth's blown-off legs begin to regenerate, she thinks it's a medical miracle. But the breakthrough that's healing her war injuries is exactly what the government desperately wants to contain - by any means necessary. Hunted, she must cross an America wracked by strife, to try to find a family who may already be dead, searching for the inhuman secret of what started it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the next one!

  • By Alliji on 03-13-16

Looking forward to the next one!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

What made the experience of listening to Reaper's Run the most enjoyable?

The writing and narration were excellent. The story was compelling and the main character believable

Which scene was your favorite?

I can't decide on a favorite scene. The book flowed well and the action was well paced. I was engrossed in the story.

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

I would have liked to listen to this in one sitting, but kept being interrupted.

Any additional comments?

I am looking forward to reading the next installment. I could kick myself for taking so long to listen to this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mystery of Hollow Inn

  • Samantha Wolf Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Tara Ellis
  • Narrated by: Tara Ellis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Twelve-year-old Samantha Wolf, and her best friend Ally, are excited to spend part of their summer break in the mountains of Montana. But unbeknownst to them, Hollow Inn is bathed in mystery and legend. After arriving, they soon discover that things are not going well for Sam's Aunt and Uncle, who own the Inn. There's vandalism, ghostly sightings and rumors of lost treasures. Determined to help, Sam and Ally embark on a challenging journey to discover the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Children's Mystery

  • By CuteAsADaisy on 03-28-18

Fun Young Adult Mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

What made the experience of listening to The Mystery of Hollow Inn the most enjoyable?

I don't usually enjoy female narrators but Ms. Ellis did an excellent job.

What other book might you compare The Mystery of Hollow Inn to and why?

I was taken back to my days of reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden as I listened to this book. Reading those stories are some of the best memories of my childhood.

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

I have an hour commute each way so I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Ms. Ellis has a professional voice, clear enunciation, and personality.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ino's Love

  • By: Marianne Sciucco
  • Narrated by: Terry Murphy
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Ino prepares a Christmas feast for her successful CEO son, but when he's too busy to spend the holiday with his mother, she shares her dinner and gifts with her home health aide. Sometimes, the people who love us best are not family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Christmas Spirit

  • By Myztikal on 12-24-17

A Loving Heart

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

What did you love best about Ino's Love?

The message of love.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ino, of course!

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

No, but I would like to.

Any additional comments?

Ino truly has a loving heart in the spirit of I Corinthians chapter 13. This is a short listen and gave my spirit a lift, a perfect listen while waiting for an appointment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1

  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,828
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,716

An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Anonymous User on 01-14-05

Intriguing but left hanging

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

Overall the story kept me entertained although it did seem to wander at times. My biggest disappointment, though, was coming to the end of the book without any of the story lines having a satisfying conclusion. I understand it is a series but still felt a bit cheated at the end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Larken

  • Graceling Hall Book 1
  • By: S.G. Rogers
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

>The sole survivor of a train accident, young Larken Burke is dubbed the Miracle Orphan. Four years later, however, her life is far from fortunate. Because of her emotional and physical scars, she believes she's not marriageable. With little hope for the future, she agrees to wed a gentleman she's never met. Unfortunately, his aloof manner proves difficult to bear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Story & Great Narration!

  • By Lady M on 06-18-16

I couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

If you could sum up Larken in three words, what would they be?

Strong, wise, spirited

Who was your favorite character and why?

Larkin and Miles had a wonderful relationship.

What about Stevie Zimmerman’s performance did you like?

Excellent timing and voice

Any additional comments?

While a steady diet of Regency romance would be boring, I enjoy picking up a good one and this one was good. The author avoided the whole horrible male, suddenly falls in love by having the romance blossom slowly with obstacles popping up to slow down the eventual love scene.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Murderer's Heart

  • By: Julie Elizabeth Powell
  • Narrated by: Melanie Fraser
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Anne Blake, psychiatrist, is good at her job and believes that even the most sick at heart can be cured...or at least saved enough that they can lead a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful whodunit

  • By Cyndi Marie on 11-29-15

An excellent short thriller

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

Reviewed: 06-19-15

What made the experience of listening to A Murderer's Heart the most enjoyable?

The main character Ann was quite likable and the narrator was outstanding.

What about Melanie Fraser’s performance did you like?

Her voice is strong, clear and even withouth the annoying lower range dropout that many narrators have. A real plus to senior listeners like me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Thrillers make me shiver. I did like the ending.

Any additional comments?

Well written, wonderfully paced and easy to pick the story back up when I had to stop listening. I plan to listen to more books by this author.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful