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  • 600 Hours of Edward

  • By: Craig Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435

A 39-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.). But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Good Book with a Very Difficult Hero

  • By Lulu on 08-27-12

Great character!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I love stories of people who grow and change. This character is funny, smart, and always learning... remarkable for someone with Extreme OCD. But Edward is remarkable, and when faced with a variety of situations, he adapts and learns how to think of others . I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the presentation.

  • Victoria

  • A Novel
  • By: Daisy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Anna Wilson-Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784

Early one morning, less than a month after her 18th birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died, and she is now queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. Surely she must rely on her mother and her venal advisor, Sir John Conroy, or her uncle, the Duke of Cumberland, who are all too eager to relieve her of the burdens of power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read!!

  • By Tommy on 02-06-18

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

This was my first read of a novel by Daisy Goodwin. I will definitely be looking for others from her own! The novel was very enjoyable!

  • Nine Women, One Dress

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane L. Rosen
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend, who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for 17 years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands - a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life - and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect fit for fans of "Love, Actually." It's a delight!

  • By Katherine on 08-13-16

Fun story!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I enjoyed this book and the twists around the dress! It was well written and an enjoyable read.

  • Dead Certain

  • A Novel
  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,731

Ella Broden is living a double life. By day, Ella works as a buttoned-up attorney on some of the city's most grueling cases. By night, she pursues her passion for singing in the darkest clubs of Manhattan. No one knows her secret, not even Charlotte, the younger sister she practically raised. But it seems she's not the only one in the family with something to hide. When Charlotte announces she's sold her first novel, Ella couldn't be more thrilled...until she gets a call that her sister's gone missing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Review

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-16-17

Mixed Review

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

I have enjoyed Adam Mitzner's books in the past and the basic principle of this book is very good. However, the end was not really surprising and I was surprised at the explicit sex scenes. They did not help the story and were not necessary. I was disappointed in general.

126 of 131 people found this review helpful

  • The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

  • By: Beth Moore
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,070

Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It's not like they were close. She hadn't seen him - or her grandmother, the ice queen - in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, called and said her expenses would be paid if she'd fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Thrilling to the Very End

  • By Hugo Reed on 10-25-16

Absolutely delightful!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

This is one of the most delightful books I have ever listened to! A week after I finished listening to it I actually listened to it again! It is fun, southern, full of wonderful characters, and full of mystery.
If you like Beth Moore Bible studies, you will love this. If you are not crazy about Beth Moore Bible studies, you will still love this book! If you have never heard of Beth Moore....well, you have now! Read this book!

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,626

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Not thrilled

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story could have moved a little faster. I could not get through the whole book.

What was most disappointing about Diana Gabaldon’s story?

I had heard that this was a great series. Perhaps it is better read in book form. I just could not stay with it to keep listening.

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

Yes. She is top notch always! The problem with this book for me was NOT Davina Porter!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Outlander?

I would just speed it along. The characters do not take so long to develop. After the heroine and Jamie are married there are sex scenes, sex scenes, sec scenes. Okay. I get it. Move on!

  • Don't Let Me Go

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Chris Chappell, Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,610

Former Broadway dancer and current agoraphobic Billy Shine has not set foot outside his apartment in almost a decade. He has glimpsed his neighbors--beautiful manicurist Rayleen, lonely old Ms. Hinman, bigoted and angry Mr. Lafferty, kind-hearted Felipe, and nine-year-old Grace and her former addict mother, Eileen. But most of them have never seen Billy. Not until Grace begins to sit outside on the building's front stoop for hours every day, inches from Billy's patio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational and humbling and awesome.

  • By Michele on 11-08-15

Very enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

I thoroughly enjoyed Don't Let Me Go! The characters are interesting and dear. Watching them grow through the book was very moving. The performance was excellent and amplified the characters. I recommend this book!

  • Secrets of a Charmed Life

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,194

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of the year

  • By Joyce BZ on 06-19-15

Excellent red!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the characters, the story and the performance. I have read many books about the time around WWII but Secrets of a Charmed Life explored a different side than those to which I had previously been exposed. Beautiful book!

  • A Conflict of Interest

  • A Novel
  • By: Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,310
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,711

Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A man with no character seeks revenge...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-02-12

Great Legal Read

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

Reviewed: 10-10-14

If you could sum up A Conflict of Interest in three words, what would they be?

Suspense, Intrigue, Character development (Okay, I know that's four words, but it's the best I can do!)

What about David LeDoux’s performance did you like?

Good vocalization that added to the characters but was natural enough not to be distracting. I enjoyed his reading!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was a little long for that, but I did stay up late at night trying to get to a stopping place!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Life Intercepted

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Twelve years ago Matthew "the Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost--his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful!!

  • By mary scarbrough on 02-23-15

Charled Martin does it again!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-14

Where does A Life Intercepted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I always enjoy books by Charles Martin, but this is the first one I have listened to. I enjoyed it very much and would rank it toward the top. That means that it was moving, had good character development, and kept me up late at night!

What other book might you compare A Life Intercepted to and why?

His last novel before A Life Intercepted was Unwritten. It was excellent, too.

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

The end is amazing!

Any additional comments?

For those looking for good reads without graphic sex and bad language, Charles Martin is a great choice. He has "bad guys" and action, but he does not fill his books with cheap talk.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful