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  • Witch Is When the Penny Dropped

  • A Witch P.I. Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Adele Abbott
  • Narrated by: Hannah Platts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Two murders and more crazy than you can shake a stick at. Just another day in the life of PI (and witch superstar) Jill Gooder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PLEASE SIR...MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?

  • By Divine Lunacy on 04-19-17

I'm in love with this series!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I'm on the sixth book in this series and I have to say there is never a dull moment. So darn funny and so well written. The narrator is one of the best I've ever heard. By the way with well over 600 books in my library, I would know, and not to be bragging. She narrates each character so differently and moves in and out of each one with such ease. Sometimes I become bored with series, but not with this one. I can't wait to get to the next one, and have listened to an entire book in one day. I must slow down to make them last. I have yet to see what else the author has written and see what the narrator has narrated. But, I'm sure they'll be great! Also, let me say, the characters are written so well, I just love them and it makes me want to be a part of them. Please give the series a try.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Bachelor Establishment

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667

High adventure and dark mystery combine in a sparkling historical romance, by Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay from The Chronicles of St. Mary's. Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever and well-plotted Regency Romance

  • By Hope on 09-17-15

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

This book was well written, well narrated, and one of the best I've heard in a very long time.
I love the characters because they are closer to my age, (55) and I just fell in love with them and the story. This is one that you can't put down and also one that you don't want to end.
Hopefully I will forget it soon, so I can listen to it again. Thanks.

  • The Lilac Bouquet

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211

Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Mercy Boujarwah on 09-28-17

What an enduring story!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

I fell in love with the story from the beginning. I cried tears of joy at the end. Forgive others and yourself and live for today and sometimes you just have to let go of the past to do so!!! Please listen and enjoy.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Duke and I

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531

Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it a lot

  • By bebe on 10-03-16

What a wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

I loved it from the beginning. "The Duke and I" was easy to listen to and so easy to fall in love with. Listen to the book or read it and you won't be sorry you did.

  • Charmingly Yours

  • By: Liz Talley
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

For Rosemary Reynolds, life in tiny Morning Glory, Mississippi, is just like the fabric store she runs: it seems she's always waiting around for someone else to make the first stitch. Then a dear childhood friend passes away, leaving behind a gift that sends Rosemary on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Despite her mother's protests, Rosemary heads to New York City for a stay in her cousin's trendy SoHo loft. On her first day in town, a wrong turn leads her to Little Italy...and into the arms of handsome, outgoing Sal Genovese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One I'll listen to again and again!

  • By Allison on 09-09-16

What a great book!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

Don't let this one pass you by. Great characters, story and narration. Love the NYC and southern accent.

  • Letters from Paris

  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

After surviving the accident that took her mother's life, Claire Broussard worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown. But these days, she feels something lacking. Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother. There, she unearths a beautiful sculpture that her great-grandfather sent home from Paris after World War II. At her grandmother's urging, Claire travels to Paris to track down the centuries old mask-making atelier where the sculpture was created.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love story, a mystery, a historical novel, or all

  • By Bonnie on 11-15-16

Don't let this book pass you by.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

It has adventure, love, heartache, laughter, family and history. I could not stop listening even though I didn't want it to end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Objects of My Affection

  • By: Jill Smolinski
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 376

In the humorous, heartfelt new novel by the author of The Next Thing on My List, a personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she’s hung onto for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you can relate to "Too Much Stuff"...Read on!!

  • By Susan B. Jamieson on 08-01-12

Definitely a book of real issues.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Interesting storyline with real people with real problems. Not to give much away, only because I heard a book awhile back that didn't end well and didn't set well with me. This book was different and boy was I ever glad. Xe Sands is my favorite narrator and she once again did a super job, thanks.

  • Dakota Born

  • The Dakota Series, #1
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Like many small towns, Buffalo Valley is dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks are cracked, houses are in need of coats of paint. But despite all that, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The few people still left here are fighting for their town. Lindsay Snyder is a newcomer. She's an outsider even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again, to explore family secrets, and to reevaluate her life. And soon after she arrives, she meets a local farmer named Gage Sinclair....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIRST BUT NOT LAST!!!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-16

Not as good as her other books.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

I've listened to a lot of Debbie Macomber books and have enjoyed all of them with the exception of this one. The reason I say this is only because the men in the book were harsh to their women, very harsh at times. Maybe if I knew the reason Ms. Macomber wrote the book this in fashion, I could better understand. Some of the parts, especially about the young people and the new teacher were really enjoyable. So, with that said, it was an ok book that I struggled listening to but did finish.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Olive Branch

  • By: Jo Thomas
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

It's amazing what you can buy online these days: memorabilia, fashion accessories, a crumbling Italian farmhouse.... After a Prosecco-fuelled girls' night in gets out of hand, Ruthie Collins awakes to discover that she has bid for her dream Italian home online - and won. Recently out of a relationship, a new start is just what Ruthie needs. Anything is better than sleeping on her mum's settee.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of house flipping AND cooking shows!

  • By Connie on 09-14-15

What a lovely story!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

I just finished The Olive Branch for the second time. I am one that listens to her books several times each. As it neared the end it was just too hard not to shed a few tears. What a story! The characters, the story, the new beginnings and even the ends were magnificence. Stole away and lose yourself in an adventure.

  • The Paris Key

  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

As a girl, Genevieve Martin spent the happiest summer of her life in Paris, learning the delicate art of locksmithing at her uncle's side. But since then, living back in the States, she has become more private, more subdued. She has been an observer of life rather than an active participant, holding herself back from those around her, including her soon-to-be ex-husband. Paris never really left Genevieve, and, as her marriage crumbles, she finds herself faced with an incredible opportunity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paris As I Know Her

  • By Alexis on 10-01-15

This book had me from the beginning!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

I just finished the book two days ago and liked it so much, that I've started listening to it again. It's has all kinds of stuff from war history, family, love, and life in general. Give it a try.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful