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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,331

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Grisham novel.

  • By Jonas on 11-26-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Not much more to say. I thought it was an excellent book. Would recommend it to Grisham lovers

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  • The Other Boleyn Girl

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,198

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phillipa Gregory Takes You There

  • By Theodore on 11-20-11

Read this over and over

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Love this book and the narrator is fantastic. She makes the characters really come to life. And the story is fantastic.

  • I Am Watching You

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,958
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,954

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Cathy Glenn on 12-13-18

Loved this book.

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Excellent narrator. Great storyline. Twist at the end to surprise you.May re-read again at a later date.

  • The Four Swans

  • A Novel of Cornwall, 1795-1797
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576

Cornwall, 1795-1799: Although Ross Poldark, now something of a war hero, seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer with his wife, Demelza. All four women - the four swans - whose lives touch Ross' face crises in these years. For his wife, Demelza; his old love, Elizabeth; his friend's new wife, Caroline; and the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth, these are times of stress and conflict.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Edlyn on 12-17-18

Not as entertaining as the previous ones.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

Not my favorite in the series. Too much description re English politics and not enough interaction among the characters. Not sure if I will continue with it.

  • The Blissfully Dead

  • By: Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 508

When the body of a teenage girl is found in a London hotel, DI Patrick Lennon is mystified. Nobody saw her or her killer enter the hotel, and there is no apparent motive - until a second teenager is found and Lennon realises somebody is targeting fans of the world's biggest boy band.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blissfully Surprised

  • By Chickincharge on 05-12-16

Not a great read.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

Just OK. Kind of predictable once you get into it. Characters and plot not very realistic.

  • Deadly Affair

  • A Georgian Historical Mystery: Alec Halsey Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Career diplomat Alec Halsey has been elevated to a marquessate he doesn't want. His lover has decided she won't marry him after all. What's more, the suspicion that he murdered his brother still lingers in London drawing rooms. So returning to London after seven months' seclusion may have been a mistake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deadly Smart and Sexy to Boot!

  • By jerelyn on 04-27-15

Dissapointed

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

Reviewed: 03-29-16

Rather hard to follow the storyline. Had to keep re-reading chapters to get an understanding of the characters. Should have returned it.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Salt Redux: Sequel to Salt Bride

  • Salt Hendon, Book 2
  • By: Lucinda Brant
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

How does a brother cope with life knowing his sister is a murderess? How can a nobleman have the life he has always wanted when a lurking evil consumes his thoughts and haunts his dreams? What will it take for good to triumph over evil?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Powerful Duo of Author & Narrator!

  • By BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN on 11-16-15

AS Good as the First!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

Love her writing and the narration. Would recommend for sure. Great story - want more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Amy Snow

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216

Winner of the 2014 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating historical fiction

  • By Olivia on 10-09-15

Good book but a bit too long.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

Found it a bit long with storyline dragging out. Also descriptive text became somewhat boring.

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,549

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

Best Book Ever

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

This has to be the best book I have read in a very long time. Narration was excellent and story line will keep you engrossed for hours.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • And Only to Deceive

  • Lady Emily, Book 1
  • By: Tasha Alexander
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 344

For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tiresome

  • By nkevinsc on 03-05-15

Just a boring book

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Had a hard time to get through this book - very boring and dragged on and on.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful