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  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,831

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality.

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-08-14

Unimaginative

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

It had some promise, but it is like the author didn’t know where to go or what to do, so she just neatly wrapped it up in a frankly dumb, unbelievable and unimaginative way. Waste of time.

  • After On

  • A Novel of Silicon Valley
  • By: Rob Reid
  • Narrated by: Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Felicia Day, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882

Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it. But what's the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book with great performances!

  • By Amazon Kunde on 08-11-17

Funny, entertaining...long

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

The author’s observations of culture and language, especially as these apply generationally are humerus and delightful. I’ve recommended this book to several tech friends, just b/c it’s very funny. That being said, it is a long novel and I found myself ready for it to wrap up hours before the conclusion. I don’t feel that way about all novels of equal length....

  • Texas Rich

  • By: Fern Michaels
  • Narrated by: Erin Yuen
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Young Billie Ames naively fell for the exciting pilot Moss Coleman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II. Within a few months, she was pregnant, married, and traveling across the country to Austin...to the 250,000-acre spread known as Sunbridge and into the tantalizing world of the Texas rich. In a vast land dominated by the industrious Colemans, Billie fights to maintain control of her life and her marriage.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Trite- and has the author ever been to Texas?

  • By jennifer on 12-18-18

Trite- and has the author ever been to Texas?

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

This was a complete waste of time. It is a trite story wrapped around stereotypes. Seriously, the dialogue must come from John Wayne movies, but it’s set in the 40’s-90’s.... if I heard one more “little lady” I would have pulled my hair out. I don’t think the author has ever visited Texas, much less gotten to know our people. I truly can’t believe this got published.

  • Razor Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,023

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl - and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book this year!

  • By green ice cream garden on 09-19-16

Witty, funny, thoroughly entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I love Carl Hiaasen books. When I'm in the mood for a really funny read, he is definitively on the top of my list. This book is no exception to that rule. The dialogue, sarcasm, wit, and unique story are all blended seamlessly to create a story that is amusing and engaging. I want to hang out with Hiaasen!

  • Fangirl

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,067

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life - and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow Series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Freshman Comes into Her Own

  • By FanB14 on 05-12-14

Didn't hate it...Didn't love it

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

If I liked anything about this book, it was learning about fan fiction writing. I had no idea that existed, but then I've never followed any type of "franchise" story or movie line. I don't buy much chic-lit and this might also be young adult, which I rarely venture into. However, I purchased this, along with a few others, after reading several heavier tomes and wanting some easy novels for a brief respite. I didn't really find much to relate to in this story and felt pretty ambivalent at the end. Most of the characters were pretty one dimensional and solutions to problems seemed to come neatly wrapped with a bow. Beyond that, I found the story an okay listen, but nothing that I will even remember in a year.

  • The Hypnotist's Love Story

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,566

Ellen O’Farrell is a bit unusual. She’s a hypnotherapist. She’s never met her father. And she can’t seem to keep a relationship going. (Okay, that’s more normal that we want to admit.) When Ellen meets Patrick, she’s hopeful nevertheless. But when he says he needs to tell her something, she fears the worst. When Patrick reveals that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him, Ellen thinks, "Is that all?" She’s more intrigued than frightened. She’d love to meet her. What she doesn’t know is that she already has.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a twisted love story...so interesting!

  • By S on 01-23-13

I have liked other Moriarty stories better

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I have enjoyed several of L. Moriarty's books. This one was okay, but not quite as meaty or intriguing as some of the others. I still had a nice listen and it held my interest, but I just wasn't enthralled with it. Performance was good and I will continue to read this author...maybe just don't get your hopes up for a hold onto the edge of your seat story here.

  • I've Got Your Number

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • i enjoyed it.

  • By leah on 02-16-12

Just plain fun

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I had fun listening to this book. It is a simple story with amusing dialect exchanged between the two love interests in the story. It was just an easy, entertaining listen. The narrator seemed in tune with the character and enhanced the story and dialogue with her fun, upbeat voice.

  • Ain't She Sweet?

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Kate Flemming
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But 15 years have passed, now she's come home, broke, desperate, and too proud to show it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner from Susan Elizabeth Phillips

  • By sophie on 10-19-04

I never thought I'd root for a bully...but I did

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

While I did not find the main character exactly likable and I absolutely loathe bullies, I found myself enjoying the journey this character took in this story. I also enjoyed that a mean entitled jerk had to experience the way the other half lives and adjust. The only think I hated in the book was the narration of the male love interest's voice/ accent. It was performed as such a stuffy, upper crust English that it just didn't fit with the background of the character described. That threw me off a bit. Overall, though, this was a fun listen. It's not great literature, but it is an entertaining read/ listen.

  • Paper Princess

  • By: Erin Watt
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687

These Royals will ruin you...Ella Harper is a survivor - a pragmatic optimist. She's spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she'll climb out of the gutter. After her mother's death, Ella is truly alone. Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Angsty YA Steprother type book

  • By Ana's Attic on 02-16-17

Juvenille and silly

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

So some seem to love this book and others hated it. I thought I'd see for myself. I found it to be predictable, raunchy, and frankly silly. Every cliché you can imagine, from petty sexual innuendos (too many to count), to petulant rich kid stereotypes, to fight club scenes in a shipping container yard (yes, and it just happens to be right around the corner from one of the richest neighborhoods in the country) made this story completely unbelievable and almost unreadable/ listenable. I can't believe it even got published- who is the editor who accepted this nonsense?

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,997

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You To All Who Recommended This!

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-26-16

So glad somebody took on this topic

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

As I write this, I note that this week’s public shaming is “permit Patty.” Poor woman lost her job as CEO of her own company over a confrontation regarding bottled water and noise. I’m so glad that an author has taken in this subject. He does a wonderful job of exploring how society is using the power of social media and how as a group, society may be going a bit overboard in its reactions to infractions of civil rules.