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  • Attempting Elizabeth

  • By: Jessica Grey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55

Kelsey Edmundson is a geek and proud of it. She makes no secret of her love for TV, movies, and, most especially, books. After a bad breakup, she retreats into her favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice, wishing she had some of the wit and spirit of Elizabeth Bennett. She falls asleep reading Darcy’s letter to Lizzy and awakens to find herself in an unfamiliar place that looks and sounds suspiciously like her favorite book. Has she somehow been transported into Pride and Prejudice, or is it just a dream?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By Teresa Niehenke on 03-03-15

really cute and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

I enjoyed the journey of this story between the real world and the fictional one. I wanted there to be an epilogue, but overall very satisfied. I would recommend this book.

  • The Corset Diaries

  • By: Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

No woman in her right mind would consent to wearing a corset for a month. Especially a "skinny-challenged" woman like Tessa. But dreams of being debt-free dance in her head at the offer of appearing in a reality TV show. "A Month in the Life of a Victorian Duke" is about real people pretending to live on an English estate, circa 1879. And Tessa's leading man - a real-life duke - is so handsome she can barely breathe, with or without the corset....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, Sexy and a little surprising - Spoiler-ish

  • By Jennifer on 01-12-14

warm and inviting

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

I really enjoyed this book. all of the characters were fun and quirky making an enjoyable story

  • After Math

  • Off the Subject, Book 1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Appelusa McGlynn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Scarlett Goodwin's world is divided into Before and After. Before she agreed to tutor Tucker Price, college junior Scarlett was introvert, struggling with her social anxiety disorder and determined to not end up living in a trailer park like her mother and her younger sister. A mathematics major, she goes to her classes, to her job in the tutoring lab, and then hides in the apartment she shares with her friend, Caroline.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really liked this one. Great NA

  • By CJ on 01-15-15

not happy enough

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

the characters had a lot of drama in their early life and have a hard time being together too. I like the story line but was too raw and emotional for what I wanted in a story today.

  • Deadly Encounter

  • FBI Task Force, Book 1
  • By: DiAnn Mills
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston's airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man's motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747. Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deadly Encounter

  • By Susan Fryman on 10-29-16

enjoyable keeps you guessing

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

the book has well written characters. the case being solved is interesting and keeps you guessing

  • Challenge

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Charlotte Cole, Martin Foster
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Camden Harris, the famously hot, hulk of a footballer is laid up in a London hospital. But his busted knee doesn't stop him from running his well-practiced game on Indie Porter - his redheaded spitfire of a doctor. She's not his type, not even close. But she could be the perfect distraction from the soul-crushing damage this injury could cost him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • British, sporty romcom perfection

  • By Jules on 02-02-17

loved the story and narration

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Just read this book!! it is sweet and sexy, the drama is just enough to keep you interested. one of the best books out of the last 10 I have read.

  • The Dumpster: One Woman's Search for Love

  • By: Becky Due
  • Narrated by: Rachael West
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Nicole, a cute, average, 20-something woman, is looking for love in all the wrong places. Who would have guessed that a dumpster in the back alley below her bedroom window would hold the key to finding love?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • just ok

  • By M. Rawson on 01-04-19

just ok

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

listened to the first 45 min and couldn't get on board with the story. teh main character just felt too desperate for love and the characters seemed to extreme for me to finish the book

  • Geekerella

  • A Novel
  • By: Ashley Poston
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,320

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh new take on the Cinderella tale

  • By Kathleen Y. Danis on 05-02-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

it was sweet and endering. it made me cry at places. it has a nod to Cinderella, but not in a way that feels fake. highly recommend

  • The Best Kind of Magic

  • By: Crystal Cestari
  • Narrated by: Jeannie Tirado
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Amber Sand is not a witch. The Sand family Wicca gene somehow leapfrogged over her. But she did get one highly specific magical talent: she can see true love. As a matchmaker, Amber's pretty far down the sorcery food chain (even birthday party magicians rank higher), but after five seconds of eye contact, she can envision anyone's soul mate. Amber works at her mother's magic shop - Windy City Magic - in downtown Chicago, and she's confident she's seen every kind of happy ending there is: except for one - her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Keep you Company Book

  • By Jackie on 02-09-19

really sweet

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

I liked the ups and downs of the book. but the main character's ups and downs about her relationship at the end got tiring. probably appropriate for a YA audience.

  • A Princess Next Door

  • Rothman Royals, Book 1
  • By: Noelle Adams
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32

I was born the oldest princess of a tiny country in the Alps, which means my future has been planned out for me since I was an infant. I was supposed to marry a rich, arrogant stranger to help restore the royal bank accounts, but I decided to go to college in the States instead. It was the one act of rebellion in my very sheltered life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cute story

  • By M. Rawson on 12-10-18

cute story

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I liked the book well enough. I typically like the narrator but she let the European accent slip off and on through the performance and I almost didn't read the book because of that.

  • Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

Twenty-six-year-old Gaby Barreto might be a lot of things (loyal, sarcastic, one of the guys, and a pain in the butt, depending on which family member you ask), but dumb isn't one of them. When her twin brother invites her to go on tour as his band's merch girl, she isn't exactly screaming at the top of her lungs with joy. But with no job opportunities pounding on her door, an ex-boyfriend she would still like to castrate, and no end in sight to moving out of her parents' house in Dallas, it would be dumb to say no to the chance of a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Love Story...narration was not the best ....

  • By Denise on 11-15-15

cute story

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

this was a cute book. I liked the characters and there was enough going on to be engaging, but no stupid drama to make me want to skip ahead.