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san diego, california, United States
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  • Alcohol Addiction Recovery

  • Understand & End Alcoholism Once and for All
  • By: Johnathan Newman
  • Narrated by: Adam Brooks
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Do you wish you could stop alcoholism right now? Or you simply want to stay sober and feel in control of your life again? Alcohol Addiction Recovery is the right audiobook for you, as we take real life lessons, methods, and case studies and show you how you can stop alcoholism straight away. We show you the psychology behind it and, more importantly, how to solve the problem at its roots. We will provide several proven methods and successful case studies to encourage and motivate you.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Overall nothing new here!

  • By sharon on 03-19-18

Overall nothing new here!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I am glad it was not very long....There was really nothing very helpful for a person dealing with an alcoholic friend. Going to an Alanon meeting would be better.

  • Water's Edge

  • By: Robert Whitlow
  • Narrated by: Joseph Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Robert Whitlow is a practicing lawyer acclaimed for his legal thrillers. In Water’s Edge, hot-shot Atlanta attorney Tom Crane is poised to become a partner in his firm when his father dies in a boating accident. Then on that same day, he loses his job and his girlfriend, as well. Returning to his hometown to close out his father’s smalltown legal practice, he uncovers a hidden stash of two million dollars. Soon he finds himself entangled in a web of intrigue and murder that endangers his life - and drives him to his knees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robert Whitlow's best!

  • By Susan P on 03-19-13

Interesting Story

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

overall I liked the story but had a problem with some of the voices....I really did not care for one of the main characters "Rose" and the accent was TERRIBLE. The southern voices were not very authentic....The voice for Main character "Tom" was very good.
the plot kept you guessing about who the bad guys were so it held my interest to the end.

  • The Noel Diary

  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: Richard Paul Evans
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 212

Jason Chercher is not doing well in love or life. Just two weeks after his wife leaves him, he receives a phone call that his estranged mother has passed away, days before Christmas - leaving her home and all her belongings to him. Frankly, he would like to see everything just burned. But curiosity about his past and anxiety about his future fuels him to make the drive from Salt Lake City to her home in Medford, Oregon. Maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays alone, watching reruns of Christmas classics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Evans Christmas story

  • By Teresa on 12-31-17

Excellent! Another Beautiful Christmas Story

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Another great Book by R.P. Evans. Its Full of real people with real emotions and Struggles. A Novella that packs a powerful punch and leaves you with Hope.
Ultimately a story of Forgiveness.

  • Sweet Tea Tuesdays

  • By: Ashley Farley
  • Narrated by: Linda Henning
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia's porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn't have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For 26 years they have met on Tuesdays at four o'clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their personalities, these best friends anticipate many more years of tea time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pulled on the Heart Strings...

  • By Shawnah Anderson on 10-19-17

Did Not Like It

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

I took a chance on this one. I had . never heard of the author..the synopsis sounded interesting but the characters were
rather shallow....I did not like the gay angle which came into the story after @3 hours. I Did not finish it. I Would not get another book by this author. I wish there was a way to assess content before wasting 3 hours on an audio book. There are too many GOOD books in my
list to waste time on stories I do not appreciate.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hourglass

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens, Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

It's 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby, a place she's been only once before. Together with a local girl, she rents a beautiful townhouse and slowly begins to settle in to her new life. But Tenby hides a secret, and Nora will soon discover that this little town by the sea has the power to heal even the most painful memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy it!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-12-17

Another Good One By Tracy Rees

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

I did not enjoy this book by Rees as much as her other two....mainly because of the narration. The voice for Chloe and the other teens in Wales went from cloying to shrill and
the Welsh accents were a little hard to understand. The narration for "Nora " was fine.
I liked the story a lot and the character development was good.
However I must say I am a little tired of the style of writing that jumps back and forth between
generational characters. I wish authors would go back to a straight forward style and just tell the story the way Ann Tyler, Rosamunde Pilcher or Nevil Shute does.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,430

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Quite Good

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

I really liked the narrator....the story was unusual, I liked the character development....
However I could have done without the bad language especially at the end.

  • Love in an English Garden

  • By: Victoria Connelly
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

The Jacobs family has lived at Orley Court for generations. But when Vanessa Jacobs is widowed and left to manage the property, she finds costs spiralling out of control. In order to stay in their beloved home, she and her daughters will have to sell part of it off - a decision that drives a wedge between Vanessa and her mother-in-law. The new owners of the north wing are Laurence Sturridge and his father, Marcus. Both of them long for an escape: Laurence from the monotony of his City career; Marcus from the grief of losing his wife.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the worst narrator!

  • By Veronika on 04-13-17

Pretty Good Story

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

The first time I read this author...The story was pretty good and the descriptions of the garden were nice. I Liked the characters although there were quite a few story lines
going at the same time... a lot of switching back and forth...I DID NOT like the narrator....her voice was cloying....the only reason I stuck with it was because the story was held my attention.. Will not listen to another book with this narrator.

  • The Language of Hoofbeats

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Laural Merlington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple yet captivating story

  • By Chicago & Indiana Scientist/Gardener/Hiker on 05-22-15

DID NOT LIKE THIS ONE

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I have listened to several books by this author and enjoyed them. This One No!
It should be titled"Language of a Gay relationship" I wish I knew this was the story line before I purchased this title. I liked the teen horse /connection but the gay characters
took over the plot. I was willing to continue until the gay friends entered the picture with their
plans to have a baby of their own rather than adopt. That was too much for me.. I.did not finish the book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Iris in Winter

  • By: Elizabeth Cadell
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Reynolds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

High Ambo, in England, is the setting. It is winter, and Caroline West - a very human, placid, and unexcitable person - has gone there to escape her late husband's relatives. Like so many good-hearted people, she is immediately put upon. Caroline's sister Iris comes first, full of impulse and determination to be a reporter - an ambition abruptly deflected by a handsome young schoolmaster - an authority on birds. Then comes Robert, with his sweet, ingenuous fiancée Polly, and thus making the three-ring circus of a genuine Cadell household.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh my! It's so romantic!

  • By topcatrules on 05-26-17

Terrible Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

Normally I am a big fan of Elizabeth Cadell but this story was dumb and the narrator
(the grand daughter of the author) was awful...the story was almost incoherent ...I am used to the sometimes zany characters of Cadell but this was too much.
Maybe it was just meant to be read not listened to! I also purchased "The Lark Shall Sing "; with a different narrator so I hope will be a better listening experience .




1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Women at the Ready

  • The Remarkable Story of the Women's Voluntary Services on the Home Front
  • By: Patricia Malcolmson, Robert Malcolmson
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

From the summer of 1938, British women from all walks of life joined the Women's Voluntary Services (WVS). This disparate band of women came together for the common good - to help serve and protect their communities. By 1941 a million women had enrolled. These brave and dutiful women played a vital role in Britain's victory. The positive impact of the WVS on wartime society was universally acknowledged. They were instrumental in implementing the large-scale evacuation of children from bomb-targeted cities, in the care of the wounded, and in keeping those in war service fed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Interesting Story ....Well Told

  • By sharon on 06-25-17

Very Interesting Story ....Well Told

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

I really enjoyed learning about the WVS (Women's Voluntary Services) and their
amazing work during WW2 . Hearing the details of the scope of what the women in
this incredible organization accomplished for evacuees, displaced persons and victims of the Blltz was nothing short of incredible.
Without the hard work of these selfless women the suffering in England during the war years would have been far worse.
Good narration made this book well worth listening the 11 and 1/2 hours.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful