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  • The Ultimatum

  • The Guardian, Book 1
  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rare Find

  • By Kimberley A. Heart on 07-03-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

So good, bummed web it was over! Can't wait for next in series!!!!! Characters of Bianca and Rogan are so enticing!

  • Dark Carousel

  • A Carpathian Novel, Book 30
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard's blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn't know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait - to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte's brother and mentor.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging

  • By Debbie Doo on 08-06-16

Not my favorite-

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Seemed to be more about the sex than the story
Love the carpathians but... this was just not as good as the others in series

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,675

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina Anderson on 11-01-16

Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

This was amazing. Beautiful, heart wrenching, I cannot thank Jodi enough for making me look at how I see the world and opening my eyes in a way that I pray God continues in everyone.

  • Without Warning

  • Elite Guardians, Book 2
  • By: Lynette Eason
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Katie Singleton, a partner with the Elite Guardians Protection Agency, stumbles upon her next assignment quite by accident. Spotting blue lights at a familiar restaurant, she stops to investigate, only to discover that owner Daniel Matthews has become the target of someone who will go to any lengths to put him out of business. Daniel might be concerned, but he's not convinced that a bodyguard - and a female one at that - is necessary. A new attack and his niece's urgings are enough to make him reconsider.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Eason

  • By Tee on 08-12-16

What happened at the end!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

I enjoyed this book for the most part...felt the end did not gel with the essence of Daniels character. He didn't know what was happening with the restaurants rebuilding yet while everything was going on he was at all locations and seeking answers everyday- suddenly when Martin and Sarah are gone he ignores it for 5 weeks?
Also- what about the "gold mine" of artifacts under the restaurant? Just gone, never to be mentioned or dug out?
It was nice to see faith and family rebuilt!
God is amazing and having a character like Riley profess her belief constantly in all that she was going through is inspiring!!
Can't wait to start the next book in the series!

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,259

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

This is one of the most fascinating, poignant books I have ever had the pleasure of reading! The detailed descriptions are such that I saw, smelled, tasted, heard and touched every scene.
Well done!! I'll be re- reading!

  • The Savannah Project

  • Jake Pendleton Series, Book 1
  • By: Chuck Barrett
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 327

Terrorism, duty, and personal safety collide when Jake Pendleton, an investigator for the NTSB, is called to investigate an aircraft accident in Savannah, Georgia during the St. Patrick's Day celebration. The accident, which at first appears to be quite run-of-the-mill, turns out to be anything but. Since Jake is not willing to pretend there are no suspicious circumstances and more than the usual share of rather unlikely "coincidences," he sets off a veritable avalanche of secrets, violence and treachery.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Even Scott Brick couldn't save a story arc

  • By Andrew Pollack on 05-25-14

Surprising!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

Enjoyed this so much! Ups and downs, twists and turns, even when I figured out who was involved there was always more.

  • Always Watching

  • Elite Guardians Series #1
  • By: Lynette Eason
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common; they're also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son. But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • finally a good ending!

  • By julie on 05-15-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-16

Lynette Eason delivers again! Rachel Dulude's performance is perfect! Every nuance was spot on. I can't wait to reconnect with all of these new friends in the next section of their journey.

  • When the Smoke Clears

  • Deadly Reunions Series #1
  • By: Lynette Eason
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

After a brush with death due to equipment failure, smokejumper Alexia Allen is ordered to take time off while the incident is under investigation. She makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she is confronted with murder, arson, and a handsome detective. But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense, drama, insight

  • By Marla on 01-13-16

Love the book!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

I did not like the performance- the up and down cadence was distracting and disappointing.
The story is amazing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Shot

  • Chesapeake Valor, Book 1
  • By: Dani Pettrey
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation, and their world - and friendships - crumbled. Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it! Love it! Love it!

  • By Spiritwind4ever on 04-24-16

So good!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

Loved this! Enjoy getting to know new friends and building my faith as I learn from well written characters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gansett after Dark

  • Gansett Island Series, Book 11
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Owen Lawry is days away from leaving Gansett Island to attend the trial of his father, who is charged with assaulting his mother almost a year ago. He has spent his entire adult life trying to outrun his violent past, but the upcoming showdown with the father he hasn't seen in more than a decade has him spending far more time in the past than in the present. His biggest challenge is convincing his pregnant fiancée, Laura McCarthy, to sit out the trip.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narrator, disappointing story

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-27-14

Remains fresh even after 10 books

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

Love this family! So nice to see them all continue to grow and thrive. The curves just keep coming!