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  • Blue Dahlia

  • In the Garden, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103

Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee - and into her new life at Harper House and In the Garden nursery. She isn't intimidated by the house - nor its mistress, local legend Roz Harper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • mmmm...not a big Susie Breck fan

  • By Diandra Huffman on 12-31-14

Great first story in the series!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

What about Susie Breck’s performance did you like?

She does very well with voices and feeling.

Any additional comments?

This book had its sad parts The beggining couple chapters especially. The story is well told. This one is told from the perspective of Stella. We get her story, and at the end the characters r just finding out a little about who the harper bride ghost really was. So there is a cliffhanger on that part.
The narrator does well, but maybe a little slow. I listened at faster speed.

So I'm conclusion this isn't a stand alone. U will have to buy the other books to get the whole ghost s story.

Worth a credit? Yes!

  • The Longest Ride

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,410

91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story

  • By Bj on 10-13-13

Great narrators!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

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

Had some very sad parts.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book because of Ron McLarty. He is very good. On this book he just fits. He sounds very much like a sick little old man. As for the female she does pretty good. Kinda annoying at first but u get use to her after a bit.
The story is pretty good. A little more believable than the movie.
Worth a credit? Yes!!!

  • The Kill Clause

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Peter Friedman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 288

Tim Rackley, a deputy U.S. marshal, watches helplessly as his daughter's killer walks free on a legal technicality. He is suddenly forced to explore his own deadly options, a quest that leads him into the welcoming fold of "The Commission".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this author!

  • By Lynn Palmer on 04-10-18

Fast moving!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

This would b a pretty good action movie. Yes, I'd go c it.

Any additional comments?

This book was pretty fast moving,so when they give info its fast. If u didnt catch something it just gets lost.
The narrator is OK does voices well.

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  • Incarcerated: Letters to Inmate 92510

  • A Future Worth Fighting For 1
  • By: Inger Iversen
  • Narrated by: Olivia Peppersmith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

One of the few white kids in a rural Kentucky town, Logan Whyte always kept to his own kind out of self-preservation. He never considered himself racist, but that didn't stop him from falling in with the wrong crowd--one that celebrated hate as much as he fought it--or from ending up in prison for eight years on an armed-robbery charge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal IR Contemporary Romance Read

  • By Nay Denise on 04-06-15

Fantasy Fullfilled!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-15

Would you listen to Incarcerated again? Why?

Yes it was a great book!

Any additional comments?

This was a very good book! It hit on stereotypes and things that r out there that I think a lot of people have. There was a bit of erotica in there that I wasn't expecting but enjoyed.
The narrator was a bit annoying in the beginning but I got use to her and enjoyed the listen.
So overall the book was very good. If u like this type of book u will like this. I do recommend this!!!

  • Starstruck

  • A Fame Game Novel, Book 2
  • By: Lauren Conrad
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Madison Parker has discovered that not all publicity is good publicity. After turning herself in for stealing some bling, the reality star is stuck doing community service while her Fame Game castmates soak up all the screen time. Not that newcomer Kate Hayes needs more attention - ever since her breakout song became an overnight sensation she's suddenly acting like she's Katy Perry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen for 'The Hills' fans.

  • By KellyEliza on 08-25-15

Good listen for 'The Hills' fans.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

Any additional comments?

I was a fan of 'The Hills' when it aired and watched it all the time. This is pretty much just like it, and I love it. Nice easy listen, and I liked trying to figured out who each character was in real life.
Jenna was the perfect narrator for these books. She does voices for some characters too. She is just great!
Is this worth a credit? If ur a 'The Hills' fan then yes most definitely!

  • Act like a Lady, Think like a Man

  • What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
  • By: Steve Harvey
  • Narrated by: Mike Hodge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995

Steve Harvey can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years - the many incredible women who can run a business, have three kids, maintain a household in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. So when it comes to relationships, why can't these same women figure out what makes men commit? According to Steve, it's because they're asking other women for advice when they should be going directly to the source.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful look into the minds of men

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-14-16

Nice to hear a man's P.O.V.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

Which character – as performed by Mike Hodge – was your favorite?

He does a nice 'lady' voice.

Any additional comments?

This book is about how to get what u want out of relationships. I didn't like some things that where said, like blaming women when a man does something shady, because apparently u have to specifically say, 'don't get up late at night to go to your mom's house.' For the most part it was informative in getting you to think in a different way.
The narrator was good. Did good feeling and voice when it was called for. I would listen to another book he narrated.
Is it worth a credit? I would say yes if ur looking for a new perspective on relationships with men, from a man.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • New Moon

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 2
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,891

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first! builds excitement for 3rd

  • By Meagan Whimsical on 09-25-15

Unlikely, but good.

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

Any additional comments?

I'm a fan of the movies I wanted to read the books too. I like the books way better than the movies!!! This book is just so good. U know just how everyone is feeling. I just love it.
The narrator is very good. I like her voice and she reads with feeling, which u don't always get from readers. I like her!
In conclusion it is we all worth a credit!

  • The Adderall Diaries

  • A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder
  • By: Stephen Elliott
  • Narrated by: Jason Butler Harner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

In the spring of 2007, a brilliant computer programmer named Hans Reiser stands accused of murdering his estranged wife, Nina. Despite a mountain of circumstantial evidence against him, he proclaims his innocence. The case takes a twist when Nina’s former lover, and Hans’s former best friend, Sean Sturgeon, confesses to eight unrelated murders that no one has ever heard of. At the time of Sturgeon’s confession, Stephen Elliot is paralyzed by writer’s block, in the thrall of Adderall dependency, and despondent over the state of his romantic life. But he is fascinated by Sturgeon, whose path he has often crossed....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone!!!

  • By KellyEliza on 08-14-15

Not for everyone!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

It is and yes I plan to when it comes out.

Any additional comments?

This book is not for everyone. Once I got into the story I did enjoy it. This book gives an accurate portrayal of someone with ADD. It will talk about 1 thing then goes off in another direction, sometimes hard to keep track of the time period ur in. (Past or present)
As for the narrator, I think he too sounds like someone with ADD. Kind of drones on, but he is not hard to listen to or boring like u might think.
As for the sexual stuff in the book, it's kind of disturbing, but I think ties in well with this book.
In conclusion , not for everyone but worth a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Palo Alto

  • Stories
  • By: James Franco
  • Narrated by: James Franco, Stacey Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111

Palo Alto is the debut of a surprising and powerful new literary voice. Written with an immediate sense of place - claustrophobic and ominous - James Franco's collection traces the lives of an extended group of teenagers as they experiment with vices of all kinds, struggle with their families and one another, and succumb to self-destructive, often heartless nihilism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hit Home

  • By Deana Dee on 08-15-16

Weird Stuff

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

Any additional comments?

Some of the stories r good. Some just drone on and on!!!
The last couple stories just would not end!!!
I still would recommend this because for the most part its good.
Now as for Franco as narrator, there is something tiring about his voice. It just puts u to sleep! For the most part he does well in the reading, but in some places its just so boring!!!
In conclusion I'd would recommend this book even though some stories r boring and Franco s voice at times puts u to sleep.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pearl Harbor Murders

  • Disaster Series, Book 3
  • By: Max Allan Collins
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Two nights before the devastating military strike on Pearl Harbor, a young half-Japanese singer is found dead on a Honolulu beach. The murder appears to be a simple crime of passion, but writer Edgar Rice Burroughs - creator of Tarzan and John Carter - has his doubts. The writer’s suspicions lead him and his son Hully to conduct a sub-rosa investigation into the sultry singer’s death. Their pursuit of the killer coincides with rumors of an imminent Japanese attack against the Pacific fleet stationed in Oahu.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not as good as some others

  • By ZUrlocker on 07-02-18

Could have been better!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

Any additional comments?

The narrator did good voices. Each character was different so that was pleasant so u could tell each character apart. However when he wasnt doing a voice his voice was almost hypnotic.
I found this book really hard to concentrate on.
The actual story of police work was pretty good, but the description was so intense that it took on a life of its own. The description went so deep that it basically took u out of the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful