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Clinton Township, MI, United States
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  • Family Jewels

  • Rose Gardner Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

Trouble always comes to those who court it. Rose Gardner's ability to see glimpses of the future has gotten her into hot water time and again, but so have her curiosity and her sense of daring. Those very qualities helped her defeat the most powerful man in Arkansas - a man so adept at hiding his crimes there was no way to defeat him inside of the law - but her success came at a steep personal price. Now she's throwing herself into her landscaping business, trying to live a life that's as orderly as one of her gardens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read if you must know back stories

  • By Bookbell on 12-06-17

Took a minute

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I was not aware that there were previous books with the characters so I didn’t know any of the history. Took me a little while to sort it all out but after that I really enjoyed the book!! Looking forward to the next one.

  • The Hating Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Sally Thorne
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She's charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do not read negative reviews! This was a new favorite!

  • By adele gibson on 10-18-16

Fun!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

I really enjoyed this book!! Who knew hating someone could be so much fun!! Made me smile!!

  • The Hot One

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485

Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers? Yeah. I'm that guy. But the instant I run into her again I've got one goal and one goal only—a second chance. The plan? Go big or go home. Fine, at first glance, stripping naked at my ex-girlfriend's place of work might not seem like the brightest way to win her heart again. But trust me on this count—she always liked me best without any clothes on. And sometimes you've got to play to your strengths when you're fighting an uphill battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TRUE TO FORM, LB DELIVERED A SIGHWORTHY LOVE STORY

  • By CAROLYN on 03-04-17

It was OK

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

It just didn't have enough substance for me. I ended up just fast forwarding to the predictable end

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gabriel's Angel

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,232

All Gabriel Bradley wanted was solitude. But when a very pregnant - and very beautiful - woman ended up at his remote cabin during a blizzard, desperate, alone, and on the run, the modern-day Scrooge couldn't turn her away. For Laura brought him the gifts of passion, hope, and life - he needed only the courage to reach for it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pregnant Laura needs a friend~ Gabriel~ 4 STARS~

  • By Molly on 11-26-15

Kinda long for a shorter book

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

Not one of my favorites. It seemed to drag on. There are better Nora Roberts books out there!

  • Got Your Number

  • By: Stephanie Bond
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

In the style of Susan Anderson, RITA Award of Excellence winner Stephanie Bond creates an adventurous, romantic whodunit with Got Your Number. Mixing Murphy’s Law and old flames, she takes listeners on an unforgettable road trip.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • GETS BETTER - JUST TAKES A WHILE!!

  • By Sylvia on 09-06-12

GETS BETTER - JUST TAKES A WHILE!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-12

What did you like best about Got Your Number? What did you like least?

If you can make it thru the first part of the book, it does get better. The first part just dragged.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was fine.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I am not a huge fan of C.J. Critt. I had to listen to it at 1.5 speed because she was just talking to slow.

Did Got Your Number inspire you to do anything?

No

  • Beguiled

  • By: Lori Foster
  • Narrated by: Zoe Winslow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

P.I. Dane Carter assumed his murdered twin's identity to find his killer. Angel Morris was his main suspect - a woman his twin had betrayed. Now Dane could destroy her trust again. By falling in love with her...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The P. I. Series on Audio

  • By L.D. on 07-30-09

Only so so

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

Reviewed: 08-02-12

Would you try another book from Lori Foster and/or Zoe Winslow?

I would try another Lori Foster book but will avoid Zoe Winslow.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Very predictable.

What didn’t you like about Zoe Winslow’s performance?

It just sounded like she was reading from a script. She sounded very fake.

Do you think Beguiled needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. The story was completed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Ann Patchett
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,834

We are excited to present our members with a gift that is truly unique: an original essay, available exclusively here at Audible, written and voiced by best-selling author – and fellow listener – Ann Patchett. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a very real love story, and one that is much more about the journey than the destination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Was this our holiday present?

  • By Liz on 12-13-11

Short but interesting.

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

Reviewed: 02-26-12

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this short story from Ann Pachett. Makes you stop and think about how you really want to spend your time here on earth and with who.

  • Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte

  • By: Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,000
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,127

Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccionos can be. So Sophie knows it's not paranoia, or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FABULOUS FIND

  • By Sandi J Wilson on 06-22-09

Very enjoyable!!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-12

What other book might you compare Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte to and why?

Stephanie Plum series.

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

I have never listened to Gabra Zackmans performances but was very pleased. I am very happy to see she does the other books in this series. I hate when the main characters voices are different when you read other books by the same author.

Any additional comments?

I can not wait to read the next book - Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights!! Cant get enough of Shopie.