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  • The Hard Truth About Sunshine

  • By: Sawyer Bennett
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Despite having narrowly escaped death's clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It's only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Emotional Story!

  • By Cyndi on 04-13-17

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

I was skeptical thinking it would be too sad. It was amazingly poignant and I loved it

  • Blue Hollow Falls

  • Blue Hollow Falls Series, Book 1
  • By: Donna Kauffman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains or becoming a half-sister to a 10-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey's need for nurturing too.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lighthearted story for the start of a series.

  • By Angela Schamp on 10-13-18

OMG. Awful book

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I have read all her series. Enjoyed them all. This book is the Worst Ever!!. So much boring dialog with the worst plot. It just never ended. Very painful! Amanda Roncini is the best narrator and still was awful. It had so much potential but just kept getting worse I will not read the rest

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sugar Rush

  • By: Donna Kauffman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

When baker extraordinaire Leilani Trusdale left the bustle of New York City for Georgia's sleepy Sugarberry Island, she didn't expect her past to follow. Yet suddenly, her former boss, Baxter Dunne, aka Chef Hot Cakes, the man who taught her everything pastry, wants to film his hit cooking show in her tiny cupcakery. The same Chef Hot Cakes whose molten chocolate-brown eyes and sexy British accent made Lani's mouth water and her cheeks blush the color of raspberry filling - stirring all kinds of kitchen gossip....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just as Sweet as the Cupcakes Made by Lani

  • By Lisa M. Filipe on 08-26-14

Blah blah

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

The narrator is amazing but even she could liven the book up. Very very boring. I do like the author’s other books so I was disappointed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • First Star I See Tonight

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream - to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham's spotted her, and he's not happy. Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. "The fact is...I'm your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just...mildly unhinged."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - ok narration

  • By G Richards on 08-24-16

So disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I have given 5 stars to every book Susan wrote. Could not for this one. I hope if there is another narrator. Someone that brings more life to the characters like Amanda Ronconi. Also the book lacked chemistry, humor and did not keep my interest. So very disappointed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marriage of Inconvenience

  • Knitting in the City, Book 7
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Stephen Dexter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651

Being a billionaire heiress isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her family’s legacy. But now, Kat’s silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy. Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan O’Malley checks all the boxes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So sad to be this happy......

  • By Richard A. Burnell on 03-10-18

Best male lead

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

This was an exceptional book. The narrators were incredible. Stephen Dexter was so amazing and funny. Great story

  • Worth the Risk

  • McKinney Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Claudia Connor
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

Two hearts locked away... Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It's easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn't easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past. Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare - and the nightmare won.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Much more pain than pleasure in reading this

  • By F. G. Gailer on 10-15-17

Struggled to finish

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

What would have made Worth the Risk better?

The book started out okay and then just kept getting worse. Why all the high reviews. The storyline was so unrealistic and no character development. All the trauma was so overboard

Has Worth the Risk turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. Just the author

Which scene was your favorite?

None

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The beginning

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Kind of You

  • Trillium Bay, Book 1
  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893

Emily Callaghan never expected to spend another summer on Wenniway Island. Yet here she is, back in her quaint northern Michigan hometown of Trillium Bay, divorced, flat broke, and dragging along her precocious 12-year-old. It's a simple arrangement: Emily, a house flipper, will renovate one of her grandmother's rental properties in exchange for a much-needed loan. Once a wild child, the reformed Emily also hopes to remodel her reputation and show her family she's all grown up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome read and Awesome narration..

  • By Trish R. on 06-12-17

Great narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story was too simplistic. Boring

What could Tracy Brogan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not sure as overall very boring

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

Many. She is the only reason I finished the book. She is an amazing narrator

Was My Kind of You worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

Too many great reviews for a trivial novel

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Just Breathe

  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Chicago cartoonist Sarah Moon tackles life's real issues with a healthy dose of sharp wit in her syndicated comic strip Just Breathe. As Sarah's cartoon alter ego, Shirl, undergoes artificial insemination, her situation begins to mirror Sarah's own difficult attempts to conceive. However, Sarah's dreams of the future did not include her husband's infidelity: snag number two in Sarah's so-called perfect life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • just breathe

  • By Tracy on 10-02-09

Very very boring

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

So unrealistic and awful. I had an very hard time getting through it. Books should be a joy not torture

  • Just Kiss Me

  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

"Hello, Ms. Vivian...it's been a long time." And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her. Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry. She got what she wanted - and more - but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed

  • By Rachael on 07-29-16

So disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

I was hoping the bad reviews were wrong. They are sadly right. Not sure what happened to her writing but this was very boring

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Giving Chase

  • Chase Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Dane
  • Narrated by: Aletha George
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 438

Some small towns grow really good-looking men! This is the case with the four Chase brothers. The homegrown hotties are on the wish list of every single woman in town and Maggie Wright is no exception. Maggie has finally had it with the men she's been dating but a spilled plate of chili cheese fries drops Shane Chase right into her lap. The sheriff is hot stuff but was burned by a former fiancée and is quite happy to play the field. After Shane's skittishness sends him out the door, Maggie realizes that Kyle Chase has had his eye on her from the start.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WELL.... THE CHASE BROTHERS DON'T NEED TO CHASE ME

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-23-13

Awful childish writing

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

Why all the stars. I do not understand the high ratings. Do these reviewers really know what a good book is. I am dumbfounded. Wish I could give a negative rating

1 of 1 people found this review helpful