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  • Death in an English Cottage

  • Murder on Location Series, Book 2
  • By: Sara Rosett
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

It's spring in England, and location scout Kate Sharp has returned to the quaint village of Nether Woodsmoor with its lush gardens, budding hedgerows, and mellow stone cottages to work on a Jane Austen television documentary. The unique opportunity also gives her the chance to explore a possible romance with Alex, the deliciously rumpled local scout. Rumors of recently discovered Jane Austen letters stir up the production, but then tragedy strikes and a stranger dies in a fire in a village cottage. Soon it's evident that the fire wasn't an accident, but murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Light Mystery

  • By sharon on 10-07-18

Nice Light Mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This is a new author for me. I liked the story and appreciated the fact that there was no bad language or sex
to detract from the plot. I will look for another book by this author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Maisie Dobbs

  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Rita Barrington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,079
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,075

Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. After the War I and her service as a nurse, Maisie hangs out her shingle back at home: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS. But her very first assignment soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful discovery

  • By Lori on 08-07-09

The First Book in a Great Series

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Love this series!I It is interesting and full of historical details. The main character, Maise Dobbs is a role model for her time.
I have read all the books now and still love them and look forward to each new book which come out once a year
usually in the spring.

  • Portrait of Jennie

  • By: Robert Nathan
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Eben Adams is a young painter in Depression-era New York just looking to make a living. His work has thus far left influential art dealers unimpressed. Then Eben happens upon a young schoolgirl named Jennie in Central Park. Intrigued by her mystical quality and her knowledge of things that happened well before her time, Eben begins to sketch a portrait of the young girl. The drawing turns out to be the most emotional piece Eben has ever done, and he finally gets the boost in his career he's been seeking. But before he can finish the portrait, Jennie vanishes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hate to say it The Movie is Better

  • By sharon on 09-13-18

Hate to say it The Movie is Better

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

This is a classic story by Robert Nathan which I first read it in High School Lit.and liked it for the unusual story line(at the time)
Then I saw the movie and LOVED IT.I believe Robert Nathan did the screenplay and really improved on his own story.The music by Debussay was haunting. However this audio book was spoiled by the narration. The voice did not fit. I thought I was getting Stephen Thorne (who has a deeper, more suitable voice for this book) and it is Stephen R Thorne????
It is still worth the listen though.,afterwords see the movie!

  • This Rough Magic

  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Helen Johns
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

The pioneer of romantic suspense, Mary Stewart leads her listeners on a thrilling journey to a Mediterranean island paradise in this tale of mystery, murder and intrigue, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. Lucy Waring, a young, out-of-work actress from London, leaps at the chance to visit her sister for a summer on the island paradise of Corfu, and what's more, a famous but reclusive actor is staying in a villa nearby. But Lucy's hopes for rest and romance are shattered when a body washes up on the beach and she finds herself swept up in a chilling chain of events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PERFECT BEACH READ, rediscovered

  • By Susan on 08-02-18

Mary Stewart Classic

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I am so glad audible is releasing one of my favorite authors of all time! This is such a great well written mystery from a MASTER writer ! I hope the rest of her books will follow Especially my 3 favorites" Airs Above The Ground", "Moon Spinners",
and "My Brother Michael" No one compares to MS. The narration was perfect.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Capital Gaines

  • The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
  • By: Chip Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Melinda Paul, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,337
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,871

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of four in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read Now

  • By Brett Ritchison on 10-17-17

AS Good As Magnolia

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

A Good book and great narration by Chip Gaines...he is as real as he seems insight into why their show is so popular.

  • Random Harvest

  • By: James Hilton
  • Narrated by: Carter Thompson, Kelly Hennessey, Rachel Hansen, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Published in 1941, Random Harvest was contemporary to its first audience, and is painted against the backdrop of the gathering storm in Europe. However, it doesn’t focus on military threats or political wrangling. Instead, it tells the very accessible story of a profoundly good man with normal aspirations who consistently put the needs of others first, and as a result, lived a life he never could have imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read the Book First

  • By Lynn Adamson on 10-27-17

Good Story ...Poor Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I thought I would like this book in audio form but The poor narration took away from the story. The Movie was better!!!

  • 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 124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

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 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 219

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 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

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