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  • Firefly Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,585

Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Chick lit meets Forrest Gump

  • By Lisa on 12-29-10

A little Lifetime Movie-ish

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Performance and story is a little on the cheesy side.

Glad I learned about Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

  • Of Mess and Moxie

  • Wrangling Delight out of This Wild and Glorious Life
  • By: Jen Hatmaker
  • Narrated by: Jen Hatmaker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026

Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure mean they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not even Christian and I was LOL’ing

  • By amberonamazon on 10-16-17

Jen Hatmaker is a white Oprah.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Jen is an every girl's best friend to every girl. I loved every single word.

  • Jonathan Unleashed

  • A Novel
  • By: Meg Rosoff
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46

Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn't remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Whimsical modern love from a guy's point of view

  • By Annie M. on 07-25-16

Male Ally McBeal wannabe

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

I tried. I really did. It had all the makings of silly comedic joy. And I enjoy quirky characters who insert crazy little fantasies into their real life a la the Ally McBeal, Scrubs, and Limitless tv shows...shows that I love, btw. This felt like a book version of these characters, and I was excited to read it.....buuuut.....

But the fantasies came too fast, too often, without giving the reader time to connect with the main character. Gave me the feeling that I could care less what happened to him. Too many relationships were introduced too quickly and soo much unsubstantiated self inflicted chaos surrounded Jonathan that had no rhyme or reason...I just had to give up.

But the narration was top notch.

  • Never the Bride

  • A Novel
  • By: Rene Gutteridge, Cheryl McKay
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Jessie is a big believer in love, but although she's spent her whole life fantasizing about what her marriage proposal would be like, reality has yet to match her dreams. Until one day God shows up and offers to write Jessie's love story for her. There's just one catch: she must surrender all control. When she does, Jessie discovers that divine things can happen when we let go.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!!!

  • By TDRA89 on 10-25-09

Great message wrapped in an entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

I very much enjoyed the story. The main character was perfectly imperfect. The narrator's voice, however, did not match. Jesse's age needed the voice of a mature woman but this narrator sounded as if she was reading the top story of the evening news. A little too canned. However, the story took over and I was able to overlook it. I enjoyed the fun fiction with a "holy" twist. I categorize it as "Devine Comedy" ;)

  • And Again

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Chiarella
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Joy Osmanski, Rebekkah Ross, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

Would you live your life differently if you were given a second chance? Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda - four terminally ill patients - have been selected for the SUBlife pilot program, which will grant them brand-new, genetically perfect bodies that are exact copies of their former selves - without a single imperfection. Blemishes, scars, freckles, and wrinkles have all disappeared; their fingerprints are different; their vision is impeccable; and, most importantly, their illnesses have been cured.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I hoped

  • By Alice on 01-15-16

Having chronic illness, I was so intrigued. But...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-16

I got a little more than half way through and realized I disliked every single one of the main characters...and their partners. So I stopped listening. Such a shame. I was so hopeful for this story, and intrigued by its premise. Every one has someone they know and/ or love who is stuck inside a body that doesn't represent who they really want to be because of an illness or disability. This story could have been something that represents people who have a fantasy that a sick body can be made whole again while alive on earth. I liked that the characters were completely imperfect. I also found it interesting that each character needed to go through child like emotions again. Unfortunately, the focus on the negative and selfish thoughts ( not to mention how off putting the many multiple uses of the "F-word" was) left me feeling sad and a little sickened by it.

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