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  • The Book with No Pictures

  • By: B. J. Novak
  • Narrated by: B. J. Novak, Busy Philipps
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say…. BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it

  • By Sestep93 on 11-21-15

My 6-year-old loves this, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

My son heard this at school and asked me to get it for him. And while he spent the entire length of the book cracking up, I'm honestly disappointed that the entire book takes less than 8 minutes to read. Feels way too expensive for those few minutes - especially when it's the same exact thing read twice.

  • Forbidden Melody

  • By: Magnolia Robbins
  • Narrated by: Joan Dukore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Emma Harvey is a brilliant and gifted young pianist, accepted into one of the most prestigious music conservatories in the country and prepared to do whatever it takes to accomplish her dreams of playing professionally. With a renowned jazz musician for a father and a world-famous mentor growing up, she is convinced her path is easy. Until her world is suddenly silenced when she loses her hearing. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The story is breath taking

  • By SBG34 on 02-28-19

Loved the music in this story

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

After a while, I started pausing so I could listen to the pieces played by the characters. I loved this book, and I really enjoyed the idea of someone you wouldn't expect to play doing it so well. I found myself wondering whether it was actually possible.

I didn't like the ending as much since it left me with to many questions - specifically, where does Juliet go from here?

  • Love's Verdict

  • By: Carsen Taite
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Attorneys Landon Holt and Carly Pachett want the exact same thing: the only open partnership spot at their prestigious criminal defense firm. When Landon and Carly are forced to collaborate on the defense of one of the firm’s A-list celebrity clients in a high-profile murder case, there’s no question the assignment is a test to see which one of them will get the promotion. Fierce determination to stand out fuels the already heated rivalry between them, but all those late nights working on legal strategy also fan the flames of attraction. When it comes to the verdict, will they compromise their careers for love? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sad to say I'm disappointed

  • By Captain H on 09-06-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Great story, and you can never go wrong with anything narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent. I found it a bit funny to have a British narrator doing an obviously American book, but for the most part, she gets the accents right. A few words here and there are pronounced in a very un-american way (like "tacos," for example), but it's all forgivable and does not detract in the least from the story.

This was my first Carsen Taite book, and it won't be my last. 5/5 all around.

  • Lily's Fire

  • By: Lise Gold
  • Narrated by: C.C. Sinclair
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Lily, a heartbroken editor from London, has just learned the hard way that love is unpredictable. After finding her fiancee entangled with another woman, she travels to Bali to recover from her failed relationship. River is a womanizing artist with a troubled past and serious commitment issues. She traded a successful career in L.A. for a quiet, anonymous life in Bali where she works as a tour guide on weekends. After the two meet on an excursion led by River, Lily is shocked to find herself curiously drawn to her new friend. Lily has never been involved with a woman before but she can't seem to get the charming and persuasive blonde out of her head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A really enjoyable audiobook

  • By dreamer on 11-18-17

Wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

...and the narration was perfect. I think this officially cements Lise Gold as one of my favorite authors. Everything I've read by her so far has been beautiful and heartfelt, and this story is no exception.

  • Crazy for You

  • Pink Bean Series, Book 8
  • By: Harper Bliss
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Jessica Porter is recovering from a medical procedure that has left her scarred, both physically and mentally. Before she goes back to work as a TV executive, she decides to call upon the services of her trusted escort, Laurel. When a mix-up at the agency brings Liz to her door instead, it doesn't take long for her to charm Jessica. As Liz's disarming ways help Jessica slowly open up to the new reality of her body and her life, Jessica finds herself falling for Liz a little more each time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So so

  • By Yojana Ospina on 03-21-19

Great book in the series

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

One of the better books in an already wonderful series. I need to tell you about the narrator, though. She was absolutely amazing. Definitely worth as listen!

  • Bittersweet

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Best-selling author Nevada Barr delights contemporary mystery fans with novels like Deep South and Blood Lure. In Bittersweet, she departs the mystery genre for a touching story of hardship, perseverance, and love in the old West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Title for a Lovely Book

  • By Louella Eastwood on 10-06-07

Beyond good.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Once I got into the story, I wanted to finish it but didn't want it to end. I don't get books in print anymore these days, but this is one I may make an exception for, just so I can re-read my favorite parts.

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  • Touch

  • By: Kris Bryant
  • Narrated by: Brittni Pope
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

As the go-to therapist at Elite Therapy, Dr. Hayley Sims is the best in her field. It's exactly why she's just been assigned her most challenging patient yet, hockey player Elizabeth Stone. Not because Stone's injury is complicated, but because she is intense to work with and needs someone to keep her in check. When Hayley's personal life starts unraveling and she realizes she might be developing feelings for her patient, she's torn between finishing her assignment and walking away to protect herself. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to listen to the narrator.

  • By teresa d'ambrosio on 07-25-18

Book is awesome, narration not so much

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

All the characters sound exactly the same, and there was no way to tell when something was "thought" or said out loud. Story was fantastic and more than made up for it.

  • Alias

  • By: Cari Hunter
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

A car lies crashed below a Welsh mountain road. One of the young women inside it is dead, the other badly injured with no memory of who she is or what just happened. All she has is a bus pass showing her photograph and a name she doesn't recognize. As she struggles to recover from her injuries, a startling revelation shatters everything she thought she knew, forcing her into an uneasy alliance with Detective Bronwen Pryce. With danger closing in from all sides, the two women must work together to uncover the truth - even if it kills them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Her Best Yet - Highly Recommend

  • By C. Hartmann on 06-22-18

10 Stars!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Picked this up days after reading the Kindle version - as soon as it became available. The narration takes an already great book to another level. Not sure what else to say here. Cari Hunter does not disappoint. Neither does Nicola Victoria Vincent.

  • All In

  • By: Nell Stark
  • Narrated by: Hollis Elizabeth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Annie Jump Navarro has won numerous Internet poker championships under the handle supernova. When the funding of online gambling accounts becomes illegal, most of Nova's assets are frozen. Her sponsors will only continue to support her if she can win a championship bracelet at one of the live events of the World Series of Poker. She heads for Vegas, where she meets Vesper Blake, an ambitious but jaded casino host who has seen too many fools flock to the strip only to leave broke and humiliated. Will Vesper be able to successfully coach the volatile Nova to win at live poker?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling from the get-go

  • By Liane on 06-22-18

Thrilling from the get-go

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Fantastic read. The narration was ok. Just wish the narrator differentiated voices a bit more.

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  • The Brutal Truth

  • By: Lee Winter
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 167

Australian crime reporter Maddie Grey is out of her depth in New York, miserable, and secretly drawn to her powerful, twice-married media mogul boss, Elena Bartell, who eats failing newspapers for breakfast. As work takes them to Australia, Maddie is goaded into a brief, seemingly harmless bet with her enigmatic boss - where they have to tell the complete truth to each other. It backfires catastrophically. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very surprising!

  • By Tracey on 05-19-18

Great on Kindle, even better in audio.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Loved this book when I read it on Kindle, so I was excited to see the audio version. I'd forgotten just enough of the story to make this reading just as exciting as the first time. Great narration (I especially love the way Dawe did different accents) and well worth listening to.