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  • Every Breath

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,406

In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is riveting in that you can't stop listening. While it is listed under Fiction, the story is true.

  • By J&J on 12-17-18

Not My Fav

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I guess I expected a bit more...maybe that was the problem...I wasn't crazy about the abrupt gap in time in the story line...and the fact that they fell in love in like two days. I am not sure but I guess after The Notebook, I expect a bit more...

  • Revenge Wears Prada

  • The Devil Returns
  • By: Lauren Weisberger
  • Narrated by: Megan Hilty
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 679

The sequel you’ve been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational number-one best seller The Devil Wears Prada. Andrea "Andy" Sachs is on top of the world, running her own very successful high-fashion bridal magazine. But she got there with the help of her rolodex - actually, the rolodex of Miranda Priestly, her former nightmare of a boss. As Andy's success grows, she realizes she'll soon have to face Miranda. Still, Andy can hardly anticipate the horrifying reality that’s approaching - a reversal so profound that she will be squarely in Miranda’s crosshairs once more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointed!

  • By Ana on 06-15-13

Underwhelmed

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

Disappointed. Things don’t come together in this book in a way that work. There are long gaps between moments in the story without adequate development. The character’s actions don’t always match up with the development. I lose a bit of respect for Andi through out the story as she sits back and lets everything that happens to her just happen. Book 1 better.

  • The Right Time

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father - and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father's untimely death, at 14 Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds 26 mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to understand the five star ratings given this book

  • By Karyn Mazzeo on 10-21-17

Lame

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I am a big reader...and yet have never read anything by Danielle Steel. I thought I should totally try her as it always seemed she was supposedly an amazing novelist. ummm...no... this was really lame and trite. Too perfectly lined up and not much depth in the development as I feel this just races across time. It is like someone is retelling a story rather than reading it firsthand. Bummer.

  • The Christmas Secret

  • By: Karen Swan
  • Narrated by: Laura Main
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Alex Hyde is the leaders' leader. An executive coach par excellence, she's the person the great and the good turn to when the pressure gets too much; she can change the way they think, how they operate, she can turn around the very fortunes of their companies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laura Main - fabulous as always

  • By Dani Harris on 01-11-19

Good for the Road

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

Enjoyed this one. Not one of this life altering books but good entertainment and found myself looking forward to listening! Reader is great!

  • Trading Christmas

  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays - except he’s thinking of the wrong Leavenworth!Through an internet site, Charles and Emily arrange to swap houses for the holiday. So Emily goes to Boston - and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it’s not the prison town - it’s Santa’s village! The place is full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and...elves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like Holiday Snowflakes

  • By 3AM Mom on 01-19-12

Trite

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

Too simple, predictable.
I love a good “bubblegum” Read but this one is a bit too much.

  • Stars of Fortune

  • Guardians Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,379

To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Typical NR

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-20-15

Trite

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

Fantasy should still be believable. Harry Potter is believable. Not this. Plot line had potential but the character development is weak and the writing craft lacking.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,120

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe I bought ths

  • By Jayson on 06-03-12

This was TERRIBLE!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-12

This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one with any expectations for a well crafted story. Which should be the demand of any reader. The story line was weak, poorly developed characters and trite writing. If I could have given it 0 stars I would.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I don't know. I will rellisten to A Discovery of Witches. Way better narrator and a story with characters less shallow.

Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe???s performances?

Absolutely not. She is not a great reader of text. I felt her interpretation of the read was weak and amateur.

You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None.

Any additional comments?

Have higher standards for those who read for you.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,022

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-09

One of the top ten of my reads ever. And I read a lot of books. This guy missed his calling. It is hard to believe this is his first book. Don't miss this.

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    Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    1,570 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Glass Castle

  • By: Jeanette Walls
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

This extraordinary memoir from Jeannette Walls is a stirring and distinctive story that has won tremendous critical acclaim. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly applauds the author's "fantastic storytelling knack", saying, "Walls doesn't pull her punches...in this excellent, unusual book."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stayed Awake Until 5 am to Finish!!!

  • By Tracie on 06-24-05

Great Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-09

I thought this book was great. I thought it interesting how much she could remember...although I know authors have the right to take some liberties. This book was a great example that the human spirit can make it out of tough circumstances. For those that thought it not believable...are you kidding? Maybe your childhood was whatever "normal" is, but there are alot of people who live lives that are hard to conceive only because you don't have the same background. To me it was pretty believable because I have experienced and seen others experience some of the same kinds of things that are written about in this book. If you are a teacher - this is a must read to remind you that you may be the only stability that some kids have!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cream Puff Murder

  • A Hannah Swensen Mystery
  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

Fan-adored author Joanne Fluke always satisfies the cravings of listeners who like their mysteries served with a sugary sweet confection. Hannah Swensen, like most women in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is not a fan of Ronni Ward - the man-stealing gym bunny. So when Ronni turns up lifeless in a Jacuzzi - accompanied by one of Hannah's cream puffs - the long list of suspects begins with Hannah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cream Puff Murder

  • By Andra on 07-08-09

Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-09

I was looking forward to finding a new mystery series and was disappointed by what I found. Usually a reader expects to get the detective and the case in the first few chapters, but the murder doesn't even happen until the 10th chapter. Character development wasn't strong or believable. I was most interested in some of the recipes...

5 of 8 people found this review helpful