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  • The Hippopotamus Pool

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 8
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924

The spunky Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson has returned to the exotic Nile valley. Parasol aloft and hot on the trail of an unexplored tomb, she must outwit a shadowy evildoer, a questionable antiquities dealer, and her loquacious son, Ramses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Desert Derring-Do

  • By Kay in DC on 02-03-08

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-13

One of the best -- really good story - funny and adventurous! And Barbara Rosenblatt is the greatest!

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,977

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

Slow start but great ending!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-13

Lagged a little at first but wound up being a great adventure. Really liked the characters and the reader did a good job.

  • Moonlight Road

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

This 10th novel in Robyn Carr’s New York Times best-selling series features scruffy-looking ex-Navy gynecologist Aiden Riordan and prickly lawyer Erin Foley. While each just wants to get away from it all for the summer, a bear scare, a bizarre concussion, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity thrust them together and kindle an unlikely romance. Then Aiden’s scheming ex-wife shows up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like Catching Up With Old Friends!

  • By Judy on 12-23-10

Not for me!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

Didn't like the characters - when one wasn't whiney, the other one was. Didn't like the story and didn't like the reader's voice.

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  • The Next Always

  • Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,738
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,126

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You need to Set your MP3 Playback to FASTER!

  • By Lynne Phelps on 05-04-12

Not as good as other Noras

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

Reviewed: 08-12-12

Slow moving plot. Kids voices were distracting. Hope others in the BoonsBoro series are more worthwhile.

  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

  • By: Lisa See
  • Narrated by: Janet Song
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070

Lily is haunted by memories of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower and asks the gods for forgiveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Becomes the Main Character

  • By GSDNH on 10-09-08

Lovely Story

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

Provided great insight in to Chinese culture at the time as well as a study of human nature.

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,768

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

Really good listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

Hadn't read any Nora Roberts for a long time. This was really good! Loved all the characters!

  • Devil's Bride

  • A Cynster Novel
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,283

Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An awesome listen!

  • By Maria on 10-22-09

I like the Cynster Romances

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

Reviewed: 08-06-12

This was very good - held my interest--entertained away the miles! Included all the requirements for a satisfying romance - confident, protective hero & smart, independent heroine.

  • One in a Million

  • By: Susan Mallery, Tanya Michaels
  • Narrated by: Marie Ellis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

One in a million - that's what widow Stephanie Wynne figured her chances were of finding a man who could help her raise her kids instead of acting like one himself. After experiencing that with her late husband, she was happy to finally be in control of her own life. Sure, it could get a little lonely, but there were ways around that…. FBI negotiator Nash Harmon was trained to be cool and detached in every situation. But when he came to Stephanie's B&B, there was something about her lively family that drew him in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Narrator Nightmare

  • By LeftyMom on 03-14-12

Interesting characters

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

Predictable story but it kept my interest and helped the miles go by. I like the author.