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  • Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

  • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom's abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress' closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia's eyes to the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stellar

  • By Connie on 06-10-15

slight disappointment

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

I liked it, but toward the end, it started falling apart. I was very disappointed in the ending. There was no resolution between Julia and Jule

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • An Unexpected Love

  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller's compelling tale of duplicity, romance, and redemption, Sophie Broadmoor risks losing wealth and reputation when she's swept off her feet by a dashing stranger. On an 1897 Atlantic crossing, Sophie meets a widower whose promises make her heart sing. But when she finds herself in a compromising situation, she's glad a true gentleman comes to her rescue.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious morality tale.

  • By Marta on 08-19-18

Narration or Recording?

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

Would you listen to An Unexpected Love again? Why?

Probably not, but that is ONLY because I have so many, many other books I want to get through before I die. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, and laughed out loud several times.

What was one of the most memorable moments of An Unexpected Love?

When Sophie realized what "love" really is.

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

Linda's narration was wonderful, as I was able to recognize voices of characters before they were identified. Although, I started realizing about half way through "Part 1" that the "s" sound was dropped off at the end of sentences, if the word should have ended with and "s" sound. It doesn't occur with in a sentence, though, so I wonder if it was the recording? It "distracted" me for the rest of the book, as I found myself "finishing" those words in my mind, but I still enjoyed her deliverance.

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  • The Journey

  • Kentucky Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Narrated by: Jaimee Draper
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Can a heart once torn by love's rejection find a new beginning? Titus Fisher has often made poor choices. When he lived in Pennsylvania he chose the wrong girl, who broke his heart. When he moves to Kentucky, he finally discovers that he possesses woodworking skills. Will he stick with it or return to the old comforts—and love—from his life in Lancaster?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator too young.

  • By 1sleepingwell on 08-18-13

Narrator too young.

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

Reviewed: 08-18-13

What would have made The Journey better?

An older narrator.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I "thought" it was going to be a good Amish love story.The narrator removed my interest in it.

What didn’t you like about Jaimee Draper’s performance?

Jaimee made ALL of the characters sound like "teens with an attitude".

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Journey?

I didn't get far enough into it to be able to make that decision.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Friday Night Knitting Club

  • By: Kate Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 350

Walker & Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club is the ad hoc creation of some of Georgia's regulars, who stroll into the shop looking for tips on knitting and end up finding much, much more. Once a week, they gather to work on their latest projects and to chat - and occasionally clash - over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to like it but constantly disappointed.

  • By flimfrik on 10-24-09

Couldn't "get into" it.

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

Reviewed: 08-18-13

What disappointed you about The Friday Night Knitting Club?

The beginning was so "dragged out" that I couldn't finish the book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Don't know at this time.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

When I came to a stopping place, I didn't feel an "urgency" to go back to it. It couldn't hold my interest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful