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  • One Day in December

  • A Novel
  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,920

Laurie is sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces her new boyfriend: the man from the bus.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's Not Romantic, Not Joyous, and Not for Me

  • By D. Fields on 12-01-18

Great listen...great story!!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I'm SO SAD this book is over!! The readers (Eleanor Tomlinson and Charlie Anson) were totally engaging...and the story is so well-written and told so well! I can't wait for another book by Josie Silver!

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Sister of Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Sabra Waldfogel
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By M. Ryder on 06-20-16

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

Well written engaging story; excellent reader! Really enjoyed this book! A different view of civil war era south.

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,226

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-17-17

Loved this book!!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Great character and story development! The reader was intoxicating. Hated leaving it. An amazing legacy for the late author...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Safe Harbor

  • By: Luanne Rice
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Artist Dana Underhill has always been a free spirit, traveling the world, filling her canvases with the mysterious colors of the seas she and her sister have sailed since childhood. Then on a calm, moonlit night an inexplicable “accident” occurs and Dana is called home to Hubbard’s Point to become a mother to her two young nieces, a challenge unlike any she’s ever known. As Dana and the girls struggle to begin a new life - and to find the truth about what happened to Dana’s sister and brother-in-law - help comes in the person of an old childhood friend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was just okay...

  • By Amy on 08-15-16

It was just okay...

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

The story was a pretty schmaltzy and boring at times. I almost gave up on it.

  • The Wicked Duke

  • The Wicked Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Madeline Hunter
  • Narrated by: Lulu Russell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Suspected of his brother's murder, Lancelot Hemingford, Duke of Aylesbury, was forced to give up his hell-raising habits in London for the anonymity of quiet country living. So, when an opportunity arises to clear his name in exchange for proposing to the niece of a neighbor, he sees no choice but to accept. Plus, seducing the reluctant maiden will be a most intriguing challenge.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's okay...

  • By Amy on 08-07-16

It's okay...

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

The story is good, but the reader's voice for the duke's character was so draggy and affected, that I almost returned it. The rest of her reading was good.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Cometh the Hour

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington, and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy and can see no way out of her financial problems until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Less eventful than the others.

  • By Daniel McAfee on 02-23-16

clifton chronicles fan!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

I'm so sad the story has ended...I sailed through all the books. just loved them!

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49,251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44,630
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44,560

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Moving

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

Amazing, inspiring and deeply moving. The reader added a richer dimension to an already rich story and characters....helping to make me feel almost like I was listening to the actual people telling you their stories.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Room

  • A Novel
  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,302

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brought Room and the outside world to Life

  • By Daryl on 07-09-14

I was mesmerized!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes...this story is full of imagination, told by a 5 year old -- even though the circumstances are unthinkable.

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

The voice of "Jack", the main character telling the story, is so unique -- that you can't compare it to anything else.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You definitely go through a full spectrum of emotions while hearing this story. I often felt 'uncomfortable' is the best way to describe it, but definitely didn't want to leave the story.

  • A Chance in the World

  • An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home
  • By: Steve Pemberton
  • Narrated by: Steve Pemberton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 210

A Chance in the World is the unbelievably true story of a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience, determination, and vision. Through it all, Steve’s story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, no matter how great our misfortunes, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a place where love awaits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, moving story

  • By Sandra on 03-27-12

A riveting story...

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

Reviewed: 02-06-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Steve Pemberton's story of his life -- especially as a young boy in the social services system is heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Listening in my car one evening, I actually had to pull over after a particularly disturbing account.

Any additional comments?

Everyone should read (or listen to) this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful