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glenda Goodwitch

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, US
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  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,221

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ABSURD story!

  • By Debra on 06-28-18

Mediocre at best

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Although touted as a psychological thriller, it's not. Sometimes while listening I found myself thinking "Is any woman, no matter how young, this clueless?"
Admittedly the author tried to twist the plot especially toward the end where she did manage to pull it off. I listen to the whole thing, and for that I gave it an OK.

  • The Immortals

  • By: Jordanna Max Brodsky
  • Narrated by: Jordanna Max Brodsky, Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

The city sleeps. Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson. She is alone - just the way she likes it. She doesn't believe in friends, and she doesn't speak to her family. Most of them are simply too dangerous. In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed in laurel. Her ancient rage returns. And so does the memory of a promise she made long ago - when her name was Artemis.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Restarted 3 times and still couldn't get into it

  • By Jon08smom on 04-21-17

Great read

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Although I tend to be ignorant of Mythology, I found this book fascinating. From the first scene of Selene kicking some abuser's ass, I was hooked. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was that I got a little lost in the characters of immortals portrayed, although that could be my ignorance popping up. Also at times the voices (Hades and especially Clara) hurt my head.
The twists are awesome and I loved the characters for the most part. I highly recommend this book, for feminists, for lovers of Artemis and basically anyone who's looking for a fun read.

  • Crimson Shore

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,796

A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated - and sinister - than Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward, Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • They Jumped the Shark!

  • By Nan Holt on 11-15-15

Like reading two books

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I won't say terrible but. . . Definitely won't be recommending this one. The first half was pretty good and should have been wrapped up there. Instead, it devolved into the ridiculous. Bad Salem witch theory complete with evil witches and hostile Wiccans. Then it got way past any believability with a rampaging monster. Really?
I've read other books by these authors which I evjoyed, this was NOT one of them.
Now I do read horror and sci-fi so I'm not opposed to stories that are far removed from reality but this book just left me going "huh?"

  • Honor Guards

  • The Honor Series, Book 4
  • By: Radclyffe
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

When you're the president's daughter and the closest thing the country has to a first lady, your life is never really your own. When you're the woman charged to guard the first daughter, and you also happen to be her lover, every moment of every day is filled with challenges - and a mistake could cost you everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of Honor

  • By glenda Goodwitch on 11-13-18

More of Honor

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This great author continues to blend suspense and romance in wonderful ways. The characters are lifelike and believable in their hopes and fears. Abby's naration is the saucy spice bringing the characters to life!

  • The Color of Love

  • By: Radclyffe
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Literary agent Emily May is in danger of losing everything she's worked for - her job, her home, her friends, and the security she provides her older sister back in Singapore - all because she doesn't have a green card. Racecar enthusiast, high-flying, fast-living Derian Winfield is called home when the only family member she still cares about falls ill. Forced into assuming a role in her father's dynasty she's spent years avoiding, Derian needs to rehabilitate her black sheep reputation in a hurry, or the agency will likely end up being lost in a takeover.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By RH007 on 09-06-16

Maybe the Best of all!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I was totally absorbed by this book. The characters were lovely and believable. The story kept me listening late into the night. I have liked Radclyffe's books before but I think this is my favorite so far.
When it comes to narration, Abby Craden has my little lesbian heart in her hands. I could listen to her whisper sweet nothings to me forever. Makes her perfect for all these Romance books and this one I think was the best.

  • Just Jorie

  • By: Robin Alexander
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Some believe that special someone is out there just waiting to be found. Jorie Andolini is one of those people and has spent a lot of time envisioning that moment. She bumps into a woman at a grocery store, the woman drops a can of peas, Jorie picks it up, their eyes meet, and two souls connect. But it's actually a wasted trip to New York, a snowstorm, and a canceled flight home that puts her in the path of Lena Vaughn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made my top 10 list

  • By Sheena at The Lesbian Review on 06-22-16

Nice light Lesbian Romance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Cute story! Great for light reading, predictable but good humour. I would have rated it higher but I'm from New Orleans and NO ONE talks like this Narator. Please call me next time you need to know what we really sound like. Or you could !listen to Dr John.

  • Dark in Death

  • In Death, Book 46
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just a bit too BORING for me.

  • By Elisabeth on 02-02-18

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

As a follower of this series, having read all 45 books before, I found this very disappointing. It may be that I hated the naration! I feel that none of the voices were good and that of Peabody and Rourk were absolutely awful. I cringed every time either of these characters spoke. I also felt that the story line was slow and predictable. Definitely not what I've come to expect.
I started to get others in the series by Audible, but saw it was the same narator, so no, I won't be getting any others this way. I'll have to struggle with my vision to read them.

  • Stillhouse Lake

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,064

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much

  • By Patti L Langston on 07-18-17

Scarily too possible!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-18

As someone who has worked with women victims of violence, I know that things like this are all too possible. The author writes a believable, if over the top at times, character. If you like deep drama and suspense this book is for you. Beautifully narrated and highly enjoyable edge of the seat reading.

  • Still Missing

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,710

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A singular voice; a horrendous story.

  • By Richard Delman on 01-21-12

PTSD Warning!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

For those of us who are survivors of rape, domestic violence, or stalking, please be aware this may trigger emotions that are intense! Make sure you have support for yourself.
That being said, I couldn't put it down. As a survivor of all of these, I thought that short of death, no one had ever experienced worse. I was wrong. This book is heart wrenching but as I cried for her, then celebrated with her, I found another layer of healing. I loved but sometimes hated this book. I gave it 5 stars because it was so evocative.

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,728

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Magical Apocalypse "Lite"

  • By Kitty on 12-07-17

The Best Yet

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Having been a Nora Roberts/ JD Robb fan for years, I've loved many of her books and trilogies. This has got to be the very best. I can't wait for the next one in this series. The pagan spirit within me rejoiced when "and it harm none" was said again and again within these pages.
Although it is an apocalyptic and often sad story, there is also much joy and hope here, I hope others will enjoy it as I have.
The Narator did an excelent job too.