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Debra McKellar

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  • The Christmas Pearl

  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Celia Weston
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Theodora is the matriarch of a family that, in her opinion, has grown into a bunch of truculent knuckleheads. They've all come together to South Carolina to celebrate Christmas. But this Christmas looks nothing like the extravagant, homey Christmases Theodora grew up with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never too old to learn or to love

  • By Debbie on 12-20-13

A Gem!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I loved this short little vignette... just the thing to start the Christmas season! Filled with nostalgia and wonderful descriptions of the sounds sights and smells of Christmas. Truly magical!

  • Lowcountry Bonfire

  • Liz Talbot Mystery Series, Book 6
  • By: Susan M. Boyer
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Private Investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews have worked their share of domestic cases. So when Tammy Sue Lyerly hires them to find out what her husband is hiding, they expect to find something looney but harmless. After all, this is the guy who claims to have been a DEA agent, a champion bull rider, and a NASCAR driver. But when he turns up dead the morning after Liz and Nate deliver incriminating photos, Tammy Sue becomes the prime suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How much I love Lowcountry

  • By Karen M. Troutner on 12-14-17

Great narrator, just for fun

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Nothing deep or serious but fun... love the series and Loretta Rawlins has just enough southern to pull it off!

  • The Devil in the Junior League

  • By: Linda Francis Lee
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 686

Mercedes Hildebrand Ware is a member beyond reproach...until her life begins to unravel. When her husband betrays her, steals her money, and runs off to places unknown, it's something Frede would prefer to keep under wraps. The last thing she needs is to become fodder for the JLWC gossip mill. And to make matters worse, there's only one person in town who stands a chance at helping her get revenge - Howard Grout, a tasteless, gold-chain-wearing lawyer who has bought his way into Frede's tony neighborhood.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun chick lit

  • By Lori on 08-07-09

FUN!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

If you are looking for a diversion... here's a good, fun escape! The narration is superb... though as a Texan, I would probably identiy the accent as more Southern belle than Texan but perfect for this story!

  • A Hundred Summers

  • By: Beatriz Williams
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 668

Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak. That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview. Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from Lily's past: her former best friend and her former fiancee, now recently married - an event that set off a wildfire of gossip.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This one is JUICY.

  • By Amber on 09-10-13

Loved this!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

What did you like best about this story?

In addition to the characters, I enjoyed the geographic and period setting. I felt I could see the homes and the landscape.

What about Kathleen McInerney’s performance did you like?

She didn't dramatically overdo her efforts to differentiate the characters, but still did this effectively.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked the way the author moved back and forth between time periods.

Any additional comments?

Look forward to reading Beatrix Williams' other books.

  • The Sins of the Father

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,949

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can';t Wait for the Next One!!!

  • By Margaret Campbell on 05-24-12

Riveting!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

This second in the series did it to me again: Left me wanting more! How can Archer do this to me ? Thank goodness the books are already written and I don't have to wait a year for the next publication...

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,421

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

Love Kate Morton

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

I loved this book... Surprises everywhere... Love Kate Morton's books... She can't write them fast enough for me... Caroline Lee is beyond fabulous.

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  • Party Crashers

  • By: Stephanie Bond
  • Narrated by: Ann Richardson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Jolie Goodman never yearned for a life in Atlanta's fast lane. All she wants is a career in real estate, and she's willing to sell shoes at Neiman Marcus over the holidays to make ends meet. But recently, her boyfriend vanished - with her car - and her search for answers leads her to some very exclusive circles. Jolie hooks up with a pair of retail fashionistas who have made crashing society bashes an art form, and soon finds herself rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous...and rubbing other body parts with one of Atlanta's most eligible bachelors!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and entertaining

  • By Beatrice on 09-02-13

Fun

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

Just the thing for a reprieve from anything really serious. Love how Bond slyly slips humor into her stories and characters!

  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,130

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Interesting conclusion

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

Reviewed: 02-21-15

This last installment of Follett's trilogy is fulfilling and true to his prior novels... Having lived through the history of this particular book I found it intriguing to see the unfolding of history through the character's lives. If I had one wish it would have been that the American side of history would have been less partisan... But I guess if we can't expect Congress or our news networks to be objective...*sigh* how can we expect it from anyone else??? Oh for the voice of a good moderate....!!😉

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