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  • Crystal Cove

  • Friday Harbor, Book 4
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Will the Real Lisa Kleypas Please Stand Up

  • By Kellie on 02-08-13

Crystal Cove Friday Harbor Finale

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

I liked this story. Although a bit more fanciful than the others, it did sum up the series pretty well. She did play in a couple of the recurring characters. I liked it but not as much as the others in this series. However rooted in fantasy, the tale is still classic Lisa Kleypas when it comes down to the love story. Not a heart wrenching tale, but entertaining at most. Overall, not the best from Lisa Kleypas, but a solid performance.

  • Night Road

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524

For 18 years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows - her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy - until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Took awhile to get into but worth it

  • By selena on 05-10-11

Immensely Moving

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

Reviewed: 02-26-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Night Road to be better than the print version?

I don't have the print version, but the narrator was excellent and, I'm sure, enhanced the entire experience. I don't think I could ever read this book and not remember the narration. Unforgettable!

What did you like best about this story?

It hit so close to home. It felt like this was something that could've happened to me or anyone I know. So many elements of this story felt real. On many levels, I could relate emotionally to this story. Such a tear-jerker. I read the reviews before reading, but I still cried so much, I went through half a box of tissues!!

Which character – as performed by Kathleen McInerney – was your favorite?

It's a toss-up I loved Zack! But Lexi, Mia and Jude were just as good.

Any additional comments?

This was probably the most moving story I have encountered in a very long time, if ever. It was so touching, I had to re-tell it to family/friends. Whenever I just see the title, I get chills! Well done Kristin Hannah. I will not ever forget this book.

  • Love Unscripted

  • The Love Series, Book 1
  • By: Tina Reber
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,096

Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine a life where fans would chase him, paparazzi would stalk him, and Hollywood studios would want to own him. While filming in Seaport, Rhode Island, Ryan ducks into a neighborhood bar for a quick escape from legions of screaming fans... and finds much more than he expected. Nursing a recent heartbreak, Taryn Mitchell believes men are best kept at a safe distance. But when Ryan Christensen unexpectedly bursts through the front door of her pub, she can’t help but be drawn in

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WELL WRITTEN AND NARRATED LOVE STORY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-15-12

Loved the series!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

What made the experience of listening to Love Unscripted the most enjoyable?

Taryn and Ryan's character have such great dialogue. The supporting characters are also well developed.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Unscripted?

Too many, too important to the story to tell.

What does Madeleine Maby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She does Ryan's character very well.

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

Just listening to Ryan and Taryn's relationship unfold was very moving.

Any additional comments?

Such a good series, I need a third book!!!

  • Love Unrehearsed

  • The Love Series, Book 2
  • By: Tina Reber
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

When A-list movie star Ryan Christensen ducked into her pub to escape his screaming fans, never in a million years did Taryn Mitchell think her life was about to change forever. But now, eight months later, after a whirlwind romance, Taryn wakes up in Ryan’s Hollywood hotel room to find a diamond to die for on her left ring finger - and her face splashed across the cover of every gossip magazine. Ryan’s very public proposal is catnip to the tabloids, his management team is worried, and Taryn must figure out how a small town girl like her fits into his glittering world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it better than unscripted...

  • By laurie eller on 01-03-13

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

Would you listen to Love Unrehearsed again? Why?

Yes, and I have. Love Ryan and Taryn's story. The dialogue is so realistic.

What other book might you compare Love Unrehearsed to and why?

Similar to Love in the Afternoon, but much better character development.

What about Madeleine Maby’s performance did you like?

She did great switching between characters. Great pacing.

If you could take any character from Love Unrehearsed out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Hands down...Ryan.

  • Point of Retreat

  • Slammed, Book 2
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Kamran R. Khan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins". "Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 08-09-18

Wonderful sequel!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-13

What made the experience of listening to Point of Retreat, Volume 2 the most enjoyable?

Learning more about Will and Layken after Slammed and getting a better glimpse of the supporting characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The love shown between Will and Layken. Although they are young, they overcome so many obstacles together. A really touching story.

What three words best describe Kamran R. Khan’s voice?

Fast, monotone, emotionless. Vocals needed work!

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

Yes. When Will performs the slam for Layken.

Any additional comments?

Loved the two books...I want more!

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