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  • Relationship Advice for Women

  • How to Talk to Men, Understanding Men, How to Seduce a Man
  • By: Paul Clooney
  • Narrated by: David Gadow
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Whether you're trying to improve your relationship, searching for a new man to build a relationship with, or you've been out of the game too long and need a refresher, this book can give you lots of pointers that will help you talk to men effectively. It will make you more confident next time you talk to a man who can't seem to respond the way you'd like him to. You just have to know what it is that would make us open up and want to talk to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • vastly informative

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-16

simple and straight forward

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

This is short and sweet - no philosophy here. Thought provoking, not mind boggling :)

  • Silver Like Dust

  • One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment
  • By: Kimi Cunningham Grant
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Kimi’s Obaachan, her grandmother, had always been a silent presence throughout her youth. Sipping tea by the fire, preparing sushi for the family, or indulgently listening to Ojichan’s (grandfather’s) stories for the thousandth time, Obaachan was a missing link to Kimi’s Japanese heritage, something she had had a mixed relationship with all her life. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, all Kimi ever wanted to do was fit in, spurning traditional Japanese cuisine and her grandfather’s attempts to teach her the language.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful!

  • By ShimReader on 06-21-15

enlightening indeed...

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

As caucasian, I enjoyed a perspective my inlaws wouldn't discuss. Learned much. Nice narration too.

  • A Proper Pursuit

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Fresh from finishing school, Violet receives a double shock. Her dad announces his upcoming wedding and then confesses an old lie - her mom didn't really leave for a sanitarium 11 years ago. But why then did she leave? Under cover of visiting the World's Fair, Violet travels to the stately Chicago home of her saintly grandmother and three eccentric great aunts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just simply entertaining and FUNNY!

  • By Christine on 12-25-10

Good, but a little too "preachy"

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

A fun read with an excellent narrator. Could have enjoyed better with less "preaching".

  • The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

  • Tales From Ivy Hill, Book 1
  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to run a business. However, with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must find a way to bring new life to the inn. Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most enjoyable Book!!

  • By KN on 03-18-17

A very enjoyable storyline

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Quaint but pleasantly colorful characters keep this storyline lively. Did not want it to end!

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  • The Tutor's Daughter

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

RITA finalist and Christy Award winner Julie Klassen draws high marks from fans for her meticulous attention to detail in her inspirational historical romances. With The Tutor’s Daughter, Klassen sweeps listeners away to the blustery Cornwall coast, where Emma Smallwood and her widowed father take up residence with a baronet and his four sons. As Emma begins teaching the two youngest boys, she becomes plagued by mysterious events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous narration for Jane Austenesque story

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 04-22-13

Very enjoyable read without vulgarity.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

Pleasantly read with an interesting, but not always predictable storyliine. Would definitely recommend to a friend!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wildflower Hill

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. In 2009, London, prima ballerina Lydia Blaxland-Hunter is also discovering that life can also have its ups and downs. Unable to dance again after a fall, Lydia returns home to Australia to recuperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story telling at its best!

  • By Sara on 05-29-14

very entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

very entertaining and interesting story. I always enjoy Caroline Lee's narrations. History is interesting too.

  • The Beekeeper's Ball

  • Bella Vista Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the sleepy Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school - a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project… and the perfect place for her to forget the past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story--lazy writing

  • By DQmaine on 02-21-16

Interesting, but much repitition

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Where does The Beekeeper's Ball rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Maybe a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10.

What other book might you compare The Beekeeper's Ball to and why?

This was a sequel to The Apple Orchard, but with a lot of repeated "recollections". There was much potential for more interesting story line, like detailed information regarding Isabelle's parents (instead of repeating the same stories from the grandfather that were written in the first book). I found the repetition boring.

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

A pleasant voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

  • Nevermore

  • A Novel of Love, Loss, & Edgar Allan Poe
  • By: David Niall Wilson
  • Narrated by: Gigi Shane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

One dark, moonlit night, two artists met at the Lake Drummond Hotel, built directly on the borderline of North Carolina and Virginia. One was a young woman with the ability to see spirits trapped in trees and stone, anchored to the earth beyond their years. Her gift was to draw them, and then to set them free. The other was a dark man, haunted by dreams and visions that brought him stories of sadness and pain, trapped in a life between the powers he sensed all around him and a mundane existence attended by failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Talented Writer of the Macabre

  • By Kimberly Scott on 06-19-13

Simple, but enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Would you listen to Nevermore again? Why?

Maybe just to pick up on some of the details.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nevermore?

When Lennore passed on to another world.

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

no.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Perhaps, but I don't have that much time to listen all at once.

Any additional comments?

I am a big Edgar Allen Poe fan. I enjoyed this very much because although it is fiction, it helped me visualize him as a living person, not just a historical figure. The adventure was simple, yet interesting. I would be interested in additional adventure writings with this EAP character.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Secret Guide to Getting What You Want in Life
    
    
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        Maggie Lawrie
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 43 mins
    7 ratings
    Overall 3.7
  • The Secret Guide to Getting What You Want in Life

  • By: Maggie Lawrie
  • Narrated by: Maggie Lawrie
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

What do you want in your life? A new car? More money? Better relationships? Perhaps a new career or peace of mind? The secrets are simple, and Maggie Lawrie, one of the UK's top success coaches, helps you see how they can work for you. These same techniques have been used by successful people throughout time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • REALLY motivating!

  • By b on 02-21-12

REALLY motivating!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-12

If you could sum up The Secret Guide to Getting What You Want in Life in three words, what would they be?

Motivating, Encouraging and Refreshing!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the encouraging exercises that start out seeming a bit silly, but end up being very realistic with Maggie's encouragement!

What about Maggie Lawrie’s performance did you like?

I love her relaxing, encouraging voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Dream BIG and enjoy the receiving!

Any additional comments?

This is a great audio that is easily listened to repeatedly! If you don't take this first step and continue on a focused path, you will never find out what your dreams are, much less recieve them!

  • The Hope of Refuge

  • Book 1 in the Ada's House Amish Romance Series
  • By: Cindy Woodsmall
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The widowed mother of a little girl, Cara Moore is struggling against poverty, fear, and a relentless stalker. When her stalker ransacks her home, Cara and her daughter, Lori, flee New York City for an Amish community, eager for a fresh start. But she discovers that long-held secrets about her family history ripple beneath the surface of Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, and it’s no place for an outsider. One Amish man, Ephraim Mast, dares to fulfill the command he believes that he received from God - “Be me to her” - despite how it threatens his way of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cindy Woodsmall is more thoughtful than any others

  • By Kathy on 08-19-12

Well Done! A LOT of characters!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-12

If you could sum up The Hope of Refuge in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining Inspiring Relaxing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ephraim. He was the

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

No, but I was impressed that one Narrator could do such a nice job voicing so many different characters!

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

When the Bishop apologized to Cara.

Any additional comments?

Definitely recommend this read to anyone who is fascinated with Amish living.