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  • True Light

  • Restoration Series, Book 3
  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 238

As Oak Hollow grapples with a global power blackout, a teenager is shot in a food robbery. Jailed as the suspect, young Mark Green must prove his innocence to a community that has already judged him in its heart. But the Branning family stands with him as he fights to survive - and forgive. This is Book 3 in Terri Blackstock's Restoration series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • World is getting used to the blackout

  • By Book and Movie Lover on 05-20-08

May we learn from them....

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Wow. I have asked myself many times could I survive or would I crumble. Once again Terri Blackstock entertains us with a very well written story at the same time begs us to examine ourselves. I have loved this series.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,831

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

I would give 100 stars if I could!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I don’t know how to begin....
I was totally and completely enthralled with the Marsh girl from beginning to end. Delia Owens knows how to tell a story and you will not believe the ending. You will fell every emotion as you go through the story. I did not want it to end.

  • Love, Lucy

  • By: Lucille Ball
  • Narrated by: Lucie Arnaz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099

Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

I love Lucy

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

This was absolutely awesome. Lucy Arnaz was marvelous and I finally feel I know Lucy. Her life was anything but easy, but she never fails to make us laugh. What a great lady and there will never be another like her.

  • My Girl

  • A Montana Sky Series Novella
  • By: Debra Holland
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

When a logging accident kills his friend and Felicity Woodbury’s fiancé, Lars Aagaard steps in to lend his support. To keep Felicity’s suitors at bay during her mourning period, the two act as if Lars is wooing her. But, already smitten, Lars hopes to turn the pretend courtship to real love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Girl: A Montana Sky Series Novella

  • By AnnieS on 09-10-18

Debra Holland is the BEST

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I absolutely adored the story. It was well written and kept an even pace that held my attention from beginning to end. Debra’s descriptions of Lars home were so good I could almost see it. I loved this book
and I highly recommended it.

  • Dollbaby

  • A Novel
  • By: Laura Lane McNeal
  • Narrated by: January Lavoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943

When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been - and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum - is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ibby Bell & The Big House

  • By Debbie De on 08-15-14

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I loved every minute of this story and I feel sad now that it has come to an end. I just was not ready to let Fanny, Queenie, Doll Baby and Ibby go.

  • Gator Bait

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442

Things are starting to look up for Fortune Redding. Even though her life was at stake, the CIA assassin had balked at taking on a new identity in Sinful, Louisiana. But instead of hating it like she'd thought she would, Fortune now has friends she cares about and just finished up an incredible first date with the sexiest deputy in the state. Sure, there's been a murder or two that she's gotten mixed up in since she arrived in town, but she's hoping all of that is behind her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery, action, suspense, humor, and ...

  • By Wayne on 02-19-18

It’s just plain sinful

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

These books are laugh out loud funny. What Ida Bell Gertie and Fortune can get into never ceases to amaze me.

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,633

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, funny and fun

  • By Pamela on 06-08-16

I absolutely loved it.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

It isn’t very often that I laugh out loud while listening to or reading a book. I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions at the antics of the ” sinful ladies”. I highly recommend this book.

  • The Babysitter

  • A Gripping Psychological Thriller with Edge of Your Seat Suspense
  • By: Sheryl Browne
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it? As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces. But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How stupid were these parents!!!!!!!

  • By meg on 04-05-18

Could not get into it.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I tried several times to listen to this book and I just could not get into the storyline. I did not finish this book and that is unusual for me, I will usually keep with one until the end. This book reminded me a lot of the movie with Rebecca DeMornay called The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,609
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,589

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Meg on 05-26-16

I could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 11-19-17

Great story impeccable narration and a twist I did not see coming. I highly recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jackie's Girl

  • My Life with the Kennedy Family
  • By: Kathy McKeon
  • Narrated by: Aedin Moloney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

In 1964 Kathy McKeon was just 19 years old and newly arrived from Ireland when she was hired as the personal assistant to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The next 13 years of her life were spent in Jackie's service, during which Kathy not only played a crucial role in raising young Caroline and John Jr. but also had a front-row seat to some of the 20th century's most significant events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jackie's Girl -- A refreshing inside perspective

  • By Beth on 05-31-17

Very tastefully done.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

If you are hoping to hear a dishing of dirt on the Kennedy family, you will be disappointed. Very tasteful and respectful recanting of a life lived in the inner circle of American royalty. I thoroughly enjoyed Every minute and I do recommend it highly. It's a glimpse of Jackie, John and Caroline from someone who knew the real them and their everyday life.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful