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  • Fatal Affair

  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 946

Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Chrystal on 08-02-11

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

What made the experience of listening to Fatal Affair the most enjoyable?

I loved the interaction between Nick & Sam. Marie does an excellent job of bringing the reader into their lives.

What other book might you compare Fatal Affair to and why?

I am reading the entire series - I am currently on book three

What about Felicity Munroe’s performance did you like?

Yes she is an excellent narrator

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book is a love story - mystery - crime novel all in one. I think my favorite part was the interactions between Nick & Sam.

Any additional comments?

Excellent read

  • Shelf Life

  • The Publicist, Book 2
  • By: Christina George
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, she thinks it’s only the beginning of her troubles. As her world crumbles around her, Kate desperately looks for anyone to hold on to but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. When her career and love affair hit their expiration dates, Kate sets off on a new adventure....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • She Suffers

  • By Audio Audits on 01-14-18

Excellent Series

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

Reviewed: 03-13-15

What did you love best about Shelf Life?

I loved the Publicist and I loved Shelf Life. Kate is real - she had hopes, dreams, fears, and passion. Shelf Life took me more into Kate's life - the struggles of working in the publishing industry - the fears of being in love and the hardships associated with it all.

What did you like best about this story?

Christine does an excellent job of expressing the characters wants and needs.

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

I found Lisa to be a excellent narrator. I love being read to and Lisa did an excellent job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My heart ached for Kate ~ her struggles,being betrayed, and her love.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for a love story that involves passion, betrayal and will power to succeed ~ you will love Shelf Life! I recommend listening to The Publicist first - then listen to The Shelf Life.

  • Almost Perfect

  • By: Julie Ortolon
  • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 153

Maddy, Christine, and Amy, friends since college, are thrilled to learn their old suitemate's self-help book, How to Have a Perfect Life, has become a smashing bestseller - until they realize she used them as negative examples of how women let fear mess up their lives. The worst part is…it's sort of true. So, the three friends make a pact: They each have one year to face down their fears - and prove Miss Perfect wrong!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly fluffy

  • By Bryony on 03-16-14

Excellent Series

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

Would you listen to Almost Perfect again? Why?

Yes I will! Excellent story.

What did you like best about this story?

The interaction of three friends - the past and the present. How so much can change. How finding love can be so hard and yet so rewarding.

What does Jane Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The expressions and meaning in her words. She does an excellent job narrating. When I was small I loved being read to - I still love it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me want to read the whole series! Plus read every book Julie has written!

Any additional comments?

Almost Perfect was the first book I read written by Julie Ortolon. I am hooked. I love how she writes and how she puts so much meaning into her characters. I listened to the Perfect Trilogy series - read the Texas Heat Series and now I am listening to the Pearl Island Series. I am telling everyone about her and how great her books are.

  • Just Perfect

  • By: Julie Ortolon
  • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Maddy, Christine and Amy are thrilled that their old college suite-mate has written a best-selling book, How to Have the Perfect Life - until they realize she used them as examples of how women let fear screw up their lives. The worst part is…it's sort of true. Together they make a pact: they each have one year to face down their fears - and maybe show Miss Perfect a thing or two!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By christy jackson on 09-28-18

Excellent Series

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

What did you love best about Just Perfect?

The lives of both characters and how they are so miss matched - but so the same

What did you like best about this story?

The feeling and emotions the characters had.

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

Yes I have listened to all three books in the Perfect Trilogy. She does an excellent job - her voice is clear and she expresses so much meaning in her words.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the fact that her thoughts about him were not quite true. So funny - that has happened to me a few times.

Any additional comments?

Great series! In fact all of Julie's books I have read/listened are excellent!

  • Too Perfect

  • By: Julie Ortolon
  • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Maddy, Christine and Amy are thrilled that their old college suite-mate has written a bestselling book, How to Have the Perfect Life - until they realize she used them as examples of how women let fear screw up their lives. The worst part is…it's sort of true. Together they make a pact: they each have one year to face down their fears - and maybe show Miss Perfect a thing or two! Book Three: Too Perfect. Defying the terrible sense of direction that's scared her away from traveling, Amy sets sail as a nanny on a Caribbean cruise and promptly gets lost when they stop at the island of St. Barts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Dani0489 on 05-11-15

Excellent Series

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

What made the experience of listening to Too Perfect the most enjoyable?

Julie did an excellent job of making her characters real. This is book 3 in the Perfect series - I enjoyed all three books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Too Perfect?

The dinner meetings they had. I loved the thought of that.

Which character – as performed by Jane Cramer – was your favorite?

Amy was my favorite - he feelings - desires - fears all seemed so real to me.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The scene on the patio - the thought of that happening is so terrible - but real for some people.

Any additional comments?

The Perfect Trilogy is a excellent set of books for anyone who loves romance. My mission is to read/listen to all of Julie's books! Jane does a excellent job narrating the series

  • Falling for You

  • Pearl Island Series, Book 1
  • By: Julie Ortolon
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

What happens when Mr. Slow and Steady finds himself on a collision course with Ms. Full-Speed-Ahead? The forecast is smooth sailing for Oliver Chancellor, one of Galveston’s premier financier. Destined to take his place in his family’s bank, Chance is content with the future that’s been mapped out for him, right down to his upcoming engagement to a prim debutante. But when beautiful Aurora St. Claire crosses his path, Chance recklessly plunges into uncharted territory with nothing but his heart to guide him-and a beautiful woman to tempt him. Propelled by a lifelong dream to buy the island home reportedly haunted by her colorful ancestors, Aurora desperately needs Chance’s help in securing a business loan and she won’t take no for an answer. In the midst of convincing the hesitant blue blood to take a chance on her dream, Aurora awakes his hidden streak of red-hot passion. Before they know it, the mismatched pair are all tangled up in a reckless desire and headed for trouble-trouble in the name of love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • FIX CHAPTER 20!!!!!

  • By Erin on 06-17-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

What did you love best about Falling for You?

The emotions and feelings of the characters. Julie does an excellent job of making the characters real. People are complicated and it is so true how we see and feel differently about things that happen. This books was so real life to me - maybe because Chance and my hubby are very much alike. They have to think and then rethink about everything. I also liked how what we think is expected is not always what is best. Very good book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Chance - he reminds me so much of my husband. The way he processes thoughts and his actions.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were so many - I think the boat scene when Chance visited the boat with friends.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I really liked the book - I love listening to stories. Being read to is one of my favorite activities.

Any additional comments?

It was a great book for me - I love how Julie writes...I am on a mission to read/listen to all of her books. I have listened to the Perfect Trilogy and read the Texas Heat Series. This is the 1st in the Pearl Island series....not off to listen to Book 2 in the series Lead Me On. I really like buying the books with the Whispersync - letting me listen and read.Eva did an excellent job narrating the book. Her voice is very easy to listen too.

  • The Publicist

  • By: Christina George
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t sell, and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan. Enter the star editor, MacDermott Ellis: Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Then there's Allan Lavigne, once a revered author - now as forgotten as last year's best sellers and his nephew Nick: Tall, gorgeous, sweet, single, and ready to sweep Kate off her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a great series

  • By Kristin Andrews on 07-20-15

I loved The Publicist

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

Reviewed: 11-22-14

What made the experience of listening to The Publicist the most enjoyable?

I loved the book ~ I was immediately drawn into the book. The Publicist took me into the life of Kate, MacDermott, Allan, and Nick. I understood why they reacted the way they did. Christina George was excellent at expressing the emotions of each person addressing their wants, needs and desires. Understanding the publishing business was very interesting and at times extremely stressful for all involved.

What other book might you compare The Publicist to and why?

I really can not compare The Publicist to any other book I have read.

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

This was my first experience listening to Lisa. She was a very good story teller. Her voice was easy to understand. I will be checking into other books she has narrated.

Any additional comments?

I listened to The Publicist when I was driving. The minute I got into my Jeep to and from work I turned on the Publicist. I found myself looking forward to the ride to find out what was going on with Kate.