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  • Blackberry Winter

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Jio
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

Seattle, 1933: Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, good night and reluctantly leaves for work. She hates the night shift, but it’s the only way she can earn enough to keep destitution at bay. In the morning - even though it’s the second of May - a heavy snow is falling. Vera rushes to wake Daniel, but his bed is empty. His teddy bear lies outside in the snow. Seattle, present day: On the second of May, reporter Claire Aldridge awakens to another late-season snowstorm. Assigned to cover this "blackberry winter" and its predecessor decades earlier, Claire learns of Daniel’s unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story buried under turgid narration

  • By Anne on 07-11-13

get to the end

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

it is a long story , get to the end it is so beautiful 80 years
too know how much your mother truely loved you beautiful.
it took snow to discover history

  • Always

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Jio
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

Enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiancé, Ryan, at one of Seattle's chicest restaurants, Kailey Crain can't believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a journalist and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As she and Ryan leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice book - fairly predictable

  • By Glenda on 03-12-17

great listen great exc experience on love always

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

always follow your heart when it comes to love
I will go to any length for my true love

  • The Cartel 6

  • The Demise
  • By: Ashley & JaQuavis
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942

Las Vegas: a city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartel's plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but it comes with great sacrifice. The stakes have never been this high, and the rules of the game have never been this hard to manipulate. And when one dead girl, one scorned wife, and one hole in the desert launch a chain of catastrophic events, the Cartel is sent on a downward spiral as they battle the Arabian mob and fight traitors within their circle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the wait!!!

  • By Amazon customer on 07-19-16

great I cannot wait to hear the next one I hope so

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

loved it I can't wait to hear more please c
keeping coming I really enjoy this trilogy and more

  • Thong on Fire

  • An Urban Erotic Tale
  • By: Noire
  • Narrated by: Kim Johnson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

It's a hard knock life for Saucy Sarita Robinson, and the rules of the game are clear: Get yours or get had. When her father gets popped in an armed robbery and her mother turns to drugs, Saucy is left to scratch out a life for herself on the streets of Harlem, and this city-slick vixen refuses to become a victim. Young, hot, and hungry for the spotlight, Saucy uses her assets to get whatever she wants: 128th Street has its own rules, and she knows them well.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reader didn't read with a lot of enthusiam

  • By Winton D Jones on 10-22-15

not rhat good

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

Reviewed: 11-23-15

not that goonot that hood of lsten tradgic how the fast life is no yoo

  • Guns & Hoses

  • By: Brenda Cothern
  • Narrated by: Michael Vasicek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

Tigger Flint and Thomas Flame shared an instant mutual hate for one another from the day they met in sixth grade. Their dislike grew into competition and rivalry throughout high school as they were stuck in the same honors classes and played the same sports. That hatred and rivalry followed them into adulthood as one became a cop and the other a fireman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth reading

  • By BrattyOz on 08-20-15

it was terrible

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

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

it was terrible

Would you ever listen to anything by Brenda Cothern again?

no it was not what I thought

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Vasicek?

it was terrible

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

it was terrible

Any additional comments?

it was terrible

0 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • The Darkest Child

  • By: Delores Phillips
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

Delores Phillips' heart-rending debut novel is set in 1950s Georgia where most of Rozelle Quinn's 10 children can pass as white. Her brightest child, Tangy Mae, however, has the darkest skin of them all, and she longs to continue her education. But Rozelle thinks it's time for 13-year-old Tangy Mae to follow in her own footsteps and earn money "cleaning for whites" and bedding men at the "Farmhouse."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

  • By KayeTidwell on 06-12-11

it was beautiful

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

Reviewed: 03-19-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Darkest Child to be better than the print version?

these was my first listen

Who was your favorite character and why?

MAXS THE YOUNGER BOTHER, ALSO TANGIE, MESHO. ALL OF THEM

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

I WILL HAVE TO LISTEN I HAVE NOT YET

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

YES

Any additional comments?

IT MADE ME CRY LAUGH GET MADE VERY SAD BUT SO TRUE FOR SOME FAMILIES EVEN TO DAY WHO HAS TO LIVE THIS WAY. MOTHER'S NOT KNOWING HOW TO REALLY LOVE THEIR CHILDEREN . CHILDREN SO AFARIAD THAT THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR THEIR MOTHER AND SIBLINGS, EVEN WHEN IT'S WRONG. DIRT SHAMEFUL. AND FIRIGHTEN. NOT KNOWING WHO YOUR FATHER IS. EXPERIENCEING ABUSE IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE AND BELIVE IT IS LOVE OR MY FAULT I DESERVED IT ARE TO HATE HATE SO STRONG I KILL

  • Tuesdays with Morrie

  • 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,491

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient, and wise who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live

  • By AudioAddict on 04-17-16

a easy listen

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

Reviewed: 11-06-12

Would you listen to Tuesdays with Morrie again? Why?

it is very encouragen to all that who reads it

What did you like best about this story?

how the meet every tuesday talked about life. moories lovies for life greattttttttttttttt.

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

this book touch home sending time with someone who is sick but did not give up on life

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

to be ok with death. living in victory. time will shared on a Tuesday

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Language of Flowers

  • A Novel
  • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,280

A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You don't need a green thumb to enjoy this one

  • By Diana - Audible on 04-16-12

The Love of Flowers

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

Reviewed: 04-24-12

What made the experience of listening to The Language of Flowers the most enjoyable?

Victoria was awesome great personality sassy, smart, indepented

What other book might you compare The Language of Flowers to and why?

The Semmerty

Which character – as performed by Tara Sands – was your favorite?

Victoria, Elizabeth

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Family love of Flowers

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this the way it was from her child hood with her adult hood. That as a child who do not trust anyone. She was able to started with Elizabeth slowly. The the shop lady who gave her a chance. Her roommate in her small blue room Then Blake them having sex. Them having a baby. Her knowing her self loving to eat, knowning Blake will come looking for her. Her forgives of her self and the other. How she gave Merdiathe a hard time all the time.

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,289

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the Movie!

  • By Heather Feuerhelm on 03-31-12

It was very interesting to have a story of love to

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

Reviewed: 04-24-12

Where does The Time Traveler's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It,s about number 3

What did you like best about this story?

The love part .How they was able to have a baby..How each time he traveled and lost his shoes and clothes. How he came back, the fact that he enjoyed reading, the wedding
how his wife waited on him as a young lady and after he lost his leg. her unconditional love for him

Which scene was your favorite?

him being in the look cage with no way out naked.

Who was the most memorable character of The Time Traveler's Wife and why?

All of them.

Any additional comments?

The sex they always had, them loving coffe. how she was able to remember. How he was able to see in the future how he explained to the doctor about his pregnant wife about their son disabilty. How the doctor was very skeptical how did he know. how the doctor did not believe him, then decide to help the have a baby even after all the miscarriage.