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  • Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

  • Improve Your Reading and Listening Skills in Spanish
  • By: Claudia Orea
  • Narrated by: Lucia Bodas, Abel Franco
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Learn Spanish and improve your Spanish listening skills with these short stories. Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1500+ Spanish words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy while Learning.....

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-17

Could be so good

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

The performance, quality, and the pdf are outstanding but the stories are so so sad!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crazy Little Thing

  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Lori Reyes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,409

Sadie Turner is not a control freak, just…orderly. When a cheating spouse topples Sadie’s impeccably tidy world, she packs up her kids for a summer vacation at her aunt’s lake house, hoping to relax, reboot, and pick up the pieces away from men. All men. But eccentric Aunt Dody has other plans: she’s determined to see Sadie have a little fun - with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor. Tall, tanned, muscular - and even great with her kids - Desmond is Sadie’s worst nightmare. He must have a flaw - he’s a man, after all - so Sadie vows to keep her distance. But as summer blazes on, their attraction ignites....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Notes for the Narrator

  • By J on 12-01-14

Narration is unbearable.

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Couldn't finish book so the Overall & Story ratings aren't accurate but I had to entire something in order to post a rating for the Performance.

  • The Mutual Admiration Society

  • A Novel
  • By: Lesley Kagen
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72

FACT: Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old Theresa "Tessie" Finley, she's in over her head. PROOF: After hearing a scream and catching a glimpse of a mysterious man carrying a body beneath the flickering streetlights in the cemetery behind her house, Tessie adds solving a murder case to her already quite full to-do list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted metaphors funny and how.

  • By Lois on 06-16-18

Love Lesley Kagen

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

Funny and heart warming. A delightful story. I am so glad this book was available on Audible.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Nickel Bay Nick

  • By: Dean Pitchford
  • Narrated by: Dean Pitchford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Eleven-year-old Sam Brattle is already having the worst Christmas ever - his dad's bakery is going bankrupt and his mom is spending the holidays with her new family. To make things worse, Nickel Bay Nick, the anonymous Good Samaritan who leaves hundred dollar bills around Nickel Bay at Christmastime, is a no-show, so this year the rest of the town is as miserable as Sam. When he stumbles upon the secret identity of this mysterious do-gooder, Sam is stunned to learn that he might now be his town's only hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Layered & Entertaining

  • By dena on 07-02-16

Layered & Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

LOVED IT! This is a GREAT book with amazing narration. If you like this book as much as I did I recommend Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

  • Bellweather Rhapsody

  • By: Kate Racculia
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Fifteen years ago, a murder/suicide in room 712 rocked the grand old Bellweather Hotel and the young bridesmaid who witnessed it. Now hundreds of high school musicians, including quiet bassoonist Rabbit Hatmaker and his brassy diva twin, Alice, have gathered in its cavernous, crumbling halls for the annual Statewide festival; the grown-up bridesmaid has returned to face her demons; and a snowstorm is forecast that will trap everyone on the grounds. Then one of the orchestra’s stars disappears—from room 712.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zany lovely book, great narrator

  • By Anna on 06-19-15

One of the best books ever!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

OH MY GOD! I just finished listening to this audiobook. It is amazing. So intricate, funny and enjoyable. I couldn't believe the ending- never saw it coming.

If you love this book I think you would also like author Joshilyn Jackson, especially Gods in Alabama. As for me. I am just about to start Kate's book This Must Be The Place. I can't wait.

I also want to mention that Jessica Almasy is my favorite narrator and her performance is stellar.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

  • By: Julie Schumacher
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

I'm Adrienne Haus, survivor of a mother-daughter book club. Most of us didn't want to join. My mother signed me up because I was stuck at home all summer, with my knee in a brace. CeeCee's parents forced her to join after cancelling her Paris trip because she bashed up their car. The members of "The Unbearable Book Club", CeeCee, Jill, Wallis, and I, were all going into 11th grade A.P. English. But we weren't friends. We were literary prisoners,

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING

  • By dena on 06-19-15

OUTSTANDING

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

Reviewed: 06-19-15

I loved this book! The plot, characters, and narration were outstanding. And, the dialogue was so crisp and interesting that I want to listen to the book all over again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Honey

  • By: Sarah Weeks
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Melody never knew her mother. She died just after Melody was born, and it's been just her and her father for nearly eleven years now. Compared to the stories she's heard of her mother's remarkable personality, Melody feels completely unremarkable. And then her father starts acting mysterious. Determined to figure out what's wrong, Melody follows some leads to a nail salon, where she makes new friends, and even finds an old one from her mother's past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Tiffani Stinson on 11-17-16

Don't miss Sarah's other book PIE!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-15

Sarah Week's book Pie is one of my FAVORITE kids books. I was slightly disappointed with the serious backstory in this book that is meant for children. Still entertaining but if you are trying to choose between the two don't miss out on PIE!

  • A Seaside Practice

  • Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor
  • By: Dr Tom Smith
  • Narrated by: Dr Tom Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Heartwarming and gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom's stories capture the beauty of the Lowlands, the joys and sorrows of its inhabitants and the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful - just too short

  • By Susan on 04-05-10

Lovely Book!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-14

If you, like me, loved the James Herriott books you will be delighted with this book. Usually I think it is a mistake when the author is also the narrator, but in this case it was perfect! Tom Smith's voice is melodic and pleasant.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Night Magic

  • By: Lucy March
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,847
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,842

Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends - but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really hope this turns into a series...

  • By Shelly on 01-07-13

Love this writer!!! Not so much the story

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

Reviewed: 02-22-14

The writing is superb and I was very interested in the characters. I was not very interest in the story though because of the magic (fantasy fiction) aspect. I realize genre is very popular right but I hope to see other genres covered by March.

  • The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

  • By: Kelly Harms
  • Narrated by: Reay Kaplan, Suehyla El-Attar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

When their lives and personalities intersect, however, they discover that more than just a million-dollar dream home awaits them at the water’s edge. These three women (oh yes, Aunt Midge comes along for the ride!) arrive at their newfound mansion only to uncover what exactly it means to truly be "home." Filled with wit and charm, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is Kelly Harms's enchanting and heartfelt debut - a testament to the many, many ways love finds us, the power of a home-cooked meal, and just what it means to be lucky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific debut novel!

  • By Beth on 09-26-13

Destined to be a movie. Laugh Out Loud FUNNY!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-13

What a great book and the narration was outstanding! I think Kelly Harms is going to be a very famous author. She has the ability to create such wonderful, unique, lovable characters, it reminds me of Fannie Flagg. I didn't want this book to end.

If you loved this book you might also like the Rose Gardner books by Denise Grover Swank.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful