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  • Baking & Babies

  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

"I'm pregnant." Molly Gilmore had a good life before she uttered those two stupid words. While preparing to graduate from culinary school and building up the courage to make a move on her hot, sugar-cookie-smelling pastry instructor Marco, she can't wait to finally have the GREAT life she's always dreamed about, instead of just the good one she's been living. Always known as the quiet ninja, she fully intends to stay hidden in the shadows with her nut-job family, so they have no chance to embarrass her around the man she's crushed on for two years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended series

  • By Maria on 08-07-18

Silly and lewd

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

I wii say the narrator was good. The story, however, was incredibly stupid unless you want to read about blow jobs with resultant vomiting, sex toys and sex with food to mention a few.

  • Every Man a Menace

  • By: Patrick Hoffman
  • Narrated by: David DeSantos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 321

San Francisco is about to receive the biggest delivery of MDMA to hit the West Coast in years. Raymond Gaspar, just out of prison, is sent to the city to check in on the increasingly erratic dealer expected to take care of distribution. In Miami, the man responsible for getting the drugs across the Pacific has just met the girl of his dreams - a woman who can't seem to keep her story straight. And thousands of miles away in Bangkok, someone farther up the supply chain is about to make a phone call that will put all their lives at risk.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Life is too short to listen to this

  • By walker on 07-31-18

Unbearable

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Maybe it was mostly the narrator with the extremely harsh, irritating voice; maybe it was the lousy and angry dialog. Not sure but I join the rest of the folks who couldn’t even get through Chapter 1.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,099

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Twisty and tedious

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Interesting plot though way too drawn out. President Clinton inserted some of his autobiography into the story and, at the end, presented his platform in great detail.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,190

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

Robert Dugoni, personal

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

This book is completely unlike any of Dugoni’s books I have read. This is somewhat autobiographical and tells a fascinating story about a boy with a rare physical condition and how it affects his entire life. I really enjoyed it and recommend it.

  • Turning the Tables

  • By: Teresa Giudice, K. C. Baker
  • Narrated by: Teresa Giudice
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 792

The star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and three-time New York Times best-selling author offers a behind-the-scenes look at life in prison, her marriage, her rise to fame, the importance of her family, and the reality TV franchise that made her a household name in her explosive and ultimately uplifting first-ever memoir.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh my, horrible narration!

  • By Becky on 02-11-16

How great am I?

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

This book is a self-agrandizing story written and read by Teresa Guidice. I believe Ms. Guidice when she describes herself as a loving, doting Mother to her daughters as well as a loving daughter and wife.
What’s harder to listen to is her description of prison and how remarkably respected and loved she was there.
I think I would like Teresa in person. The book: well, not so much.
Know before you use a credit that Ms. G is a poor reader. Very. At least listen to the preview before purchasing.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,739

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story=Terrible

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

Contrived and convoluted?

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

The premise of the book: law schools for profit might be very crooked, was interesting. The main characters are cool. Plot development went off the rails.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Priest: A Love Story

  • By: Sierra Simone
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Elena Wolfe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001

There are many rules a priest can't break. A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God. I've always been good at following rules. Until she came. Then I learned new rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Wow! Wow!

  • By Shanna on 07-12-17

Enough is enough...

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Way too many salacious descriptions of sex for this reader. I think there was a story in there but any story was lost in hundreds of descriptions of his penis. Enough!!
The narrators are both good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Quiet River

  • By: Natasha A. Salnikova
  • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Lisa and Matt Collins spend a weekend at the small town of Quiet River, where their son, Evan, meets a woman who says he looks like her son, and gives him cookies. The next morning a hotel clerk gives them another bag of cookies and explains that somebody brought it from the kitchen for Evan. Lisa sees something change in the clerk's eyes but ignores it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A thrilling read!

  • By Sairaika on 02-21-18

Meh!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Story very much like other books from this author.

Narrator sing-song. Detracts from listening experience.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Her Last Whisper

  • A Novel
  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

An expert in the psychology of serial killers, she's faced down more than her share of human monsters. But Charlie can also communicate with the spirits of those who die violently, an extrasensory skill that has helped the FBI bring lethal predators to justice. Now, after narrowly escaping death a second time, Charlie's ready to step away from the edge - before her luck runs out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Series

  • By Marilyn Rondeau on 02-17-15

Not my favorite Karen Robards

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

Enjoyed the first two books in the series and found this one lacking and overtaxing my imagination. Premise: meh!! Agree with another reviewer who described the sex scenes as being too long.
Better next time?

  • Save Me

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

From the best-selling author of Think Twice and Look Again comes an emotionally powerful novel about a split-second choice, agonizing consequences, and the need for justice. Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in her daughter Melly’s school in order to keep an eye on Amanda, a mean girl who’s been bullying her daughter. In the aftermath of a massive explosion, Rose finds herself faced with the horrifying decision of whether or not to rescue Melly or usher Amanda to safety.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Protagonist Was Shallow and Unbelievable

  • By C. Byrnes on 04-20-11

Disappointing for Lisa Scottoline

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

I'm an avid Scottoline fan but this book disappoints. Yes, all of her plots are far fetched but the relationships are the best part of her writing. In Save Me, the entire premise is ridiculous "How dare you save your daughter before my daughter was completely, 100% safe?
The narrator was mostly great but her reading of the "Mean mothers" was irritatingly dramatic and aggressive. So that's my Review.
Please, Lisa, bring your on more of Mary and Judy and Bernie!!