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  • Lighthouse Bay

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717

This breathtaking novel travels more than a century between two love stories set in the Australian seaside town of Lighthouse Bay. In 1901, a ship sinks off the coast of Lighthouse Bay in Australia. The only survivor is Isabella Winterbourne - escaping her loveless marriage and the devastating loss of her son - who clutches a priceless gift meant for the Australian Parliament. Suddenly, this gift could be her ticket to a new life, free from the bonds of her husband and his overbearing family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Kate B. on 11-30-17

nice story, poor writing style

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

the story is captivating, but author writes like a teenager or perhaps it is directed at younger audience.

  • Ladies' Night

  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,072

Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their “divorce coach” starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Riot!

  • By Judith D. Collins on 06-10-13

no one is as stupid as some of the characters in t

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

I read several books by this author and they all consist of stupid characters doing very stupid things. maybe it's the narrator who makes them sound stupid. in either case it doesn't leave a good impression of Georgia.

  • Savannah Breeze

  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 288

Southern belle BeBe Loudermilk has lost all her worldly possessions, thanks to a brief but disastrous relationship with the gorgeous Reddy, an "investment counselor" who turns out to be a con man. All that's left is a ramshackle 1950s motel on Tybee Island, an eccentric beach town that calls itself a drinking village with a fishing problem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth it.....

  • By Donna on 10-25-06

too many stupid characters

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

I read several books by this author and they all consist of stupid characters doing very stupid things. maybe it's the narrator who makes them sound stupid. in either case it doesn't leave a good impression of Georgia.

  • The Mistresses of Cliveden

  • Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home
  • By: Natalie Livingstone
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Overlooking the Thames, the Cliveden mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish gardens. Throughout its storied history, Cliveden has been a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion - from its salacious, deadly beginnings in the 17th century to the 1960s Profumo affair, the sex scandal that toppled the British government. Now, in this immersive chronicle, the manor's current mistress, Natalie Livingstone, opens the doors to this prominent house and lets the walls do the talking.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Galina M. on 11-14-16

interesting story, poorly written or poorly read.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

interesting story, but poorly written or poorly read. not sure which made it boring and monotone. like highschool research paper.

  • When We Were Sisters

  • By: Emilie Richards
  • Narrated by: Karen White, Elijah Alexander, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,442

As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters they had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris' love and attention, but does Kris need them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey!

  • By Terri C. on 02-02-17

good book. terribly voiced.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

good book. terribly voiced. all 3 narrators are recorded at different volumes and they read at different speeds. very annoying.

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442

One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later, Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Randall on 01-10-10

Boring beginning, picks up later.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

The book is boring for the first 2 parts, which is nearly half of the book, then the story picks up

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  • Sons of Fortune

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940's a set of twins is parted at birth - not by accident. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Total Disappointment

  • By Margaret Campbell on 06-08-03

annoying music. wastes time

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

annoying overly loud music through out the book. wastes a lot of time. . .

  • White Gardenia

  • By: Belinda Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

In the tradition of Paullina Simons comes an unforgettable story of a mother and daughter from a remarkable new writer. Beginning in a small village under Japanese occupation on the Chinese-Russian border in the final days of World War II, White Gardenia tells the story of a Russian mother and daughter separated by war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating novel

  • By Paddington on 08-30-11

horrible music accompaniment

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

music accompaniment completely out of place, unpleasant and disruptive. at the end you cannot hear the narrator because music is too loud.