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  • Write Every Day

  • How to Write Faster, and Write More (Rock Your Writing)
  • By: Cathy Yardley
  • Narrated by: Cathy Yardley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

Or maybe, when you’ve got the time and energy, you either waste time and then wonder where the day went… or you face a blank page, unable to type “anything decent.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good pep talk and advice

  • By milica virag on 08-13-15

Helpful and Motivational

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

What did you love best about Write Every Day?

This book is for all writers regardless of career level. I felt as if the author was speaking to me personally. Three of the four obstacles really hit home for me. 1. Time and not having enough of it or not managing it well. 2. Energy and not having enough and not managing it well. 3. Process and not being aware of what works for you.

I was impressed with this audio book. The message, suggestions and advice were on POINT. I've even purchased Rock Your Plot.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Write Every Day?

OMGreatness. In the section on support network, I found myself saying "YEP, Yep, and YEP." So agree with the author. Avoid the energy vampires.

Have you listened to any of Cathy Yardley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first Cathy Yardley performance. She was awesome. I'm an avid audible listener. In my humble opinion, she is MUCH better than some of the other narrators. Cathy could moonlight doing voice work. Yes, she was that food.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to listen in one sitting, however I was taking detail notes so it took me two sittings to complete.

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  • The Million Dollar Deception

  • By: R. M. Johnson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Now that they are together, Monica wonders if the younger Lewis is the right man for her. Lewis senses Monica drifting and promises to get his life and career in order. But scheming ex-husband Nate is just as determined to steal Monica back - and destroy Lewis in the process.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like the book

  • By Davette on 03-29-14

Wow!!! One Crazy Story

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

Would you listen to The Million Dollar Deception again? Why?

I would listen the entire Million Dollar Divorce series again. I'm a fan of RM Johnson. I like his writing style. He has the ability to take some far fetch ideas and make them believable.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Originally, Monica was my favorite character. However, in this second novel Monica comes across as REALLY dumb and naïve to me. In this book, I didn't have a favorite character, I sort of disliked them all, in a good way.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Free’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listen to three Kevin Free performances. This is by far one of his best. The others he performed with a female narrator. I think he does better as a solo narrator.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had such extreme reactions to this book. I screamed, "NOOOO." I laughed and cried at the end. Freddie killed is father at a young age. He was never rehabbed from that crime, and in the end he was STILL capable of cold blood murder.

  • Sizzling

  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Alyson Silverman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543

A spiteful article about the former pitcher and current playboy, Reid Buchanan, questions his talent in the bedroom. And the newspaper's just the first bad news. Reid's grandmother Gloria's broken hip means she needs constant care, but Reid hired Nurses 1 and 2 for their bedside manner with him. So for Number 3 he chooses Lori Johnson, the first candidate who seems immune to his brand of charm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sizzling!

  • By Scottie in TX on 01-08-07

There is a reason this book was FREE!!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Please understand this is just my opinion. I'm not a fan of the tuff ugly duckling heroin Lori. I know it's character development, but I didn't like Lori and her storyline. And, the narrator didn't due Lori's character any justice. I would make changes to Lori's character. Her story was important, but she needs BETTER development.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

A little more character development and new narrator would make this book more enjoyable.

Which character – as performed by Alyson Silverman – was your favorite?

Alyson Silverman was just a reader. All the characters sounded the same. Pretty much impossible to have a favorite.

Do you think Sizzling needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

For all the reasons stated above, I do believe Sizzling needs a follow-up

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  • Irresistible

  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Cecelia Frontero
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

When ex-Marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's just the neighborly thing to do. And when Elissa finds herself baking him a thank-you pie, she's just returning the favor...right?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • exciting

  • By MaxineSap on 11-04-07

Good Family Saga Series

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

What made the experience of listening to Irresistible the most enjoyable?

The story and characters were so believable. Often with romance novels, authors go overboard with the rich handsome Hero. Walker was believable, which made this novel very enjoyable. So far, Irresistible is the best book in the series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Irresistible?

There were several memorable moments:1) Throughout the novel Zoe and Walker had their BONDING moments. It was memorable when Zoe realized what makes a great father and she asked Walker, "So, are you my daddy?" Walker said, "Yes" simply priceless.2)Gloria, the evil villain. In the middle of one of her evil villain rants, the woman has a heart attack, collapsed and broke her hip. DAMN!!!3)Namoi one of my favorites from book #1 returns. She kissed Walker and Elisa saw them. Elisa told Walker, "Kissing that Bitch"...You go girl. LOL, but those are my memorable moments.

What about Cecelia Frontero’s performance did you like?

I hate it when production changes narrators within a series. Cecelia did a great job. I know which character was speaking at all time.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't intend to listen in one sitting, however I did. I wanted to know how it was going to end. And the story was very interesting not a dull moment.

  • Delicious

  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

Cal Buchanan needs a top-flight chef to take over his failing Seattle restaurant, The Waterfront. He can afford to hire the best in town, the only problem is that the best happens to be his ex-wife, Penny Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DELICIOUS

  • By Gloria on 09-10-07

Slow Start

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

Reviewed: 09-27-15

Would you try another book from Susan Mallery and/or Therese Plummer?

I would try another book by Susan Mallery and Therese Plummer.

The Buchannan series was good. I received book three in the series for free and feel compelled to complete the series. It was not the best novel, but it's worth continuing the series.

Therese Plummer was a great narrator. I would listen to other books narrated by Therese.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gloria Buchannan was by far my favorite character. Gloria wears the saying "that evil bitch" on her sleeve. She was evil!!! However, her antics carried the storyline, which made this a great book. No one really gave Gloria a taste of her own medicine, so I will keep listing to the series, cause I have a feeling it's coming.

What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

Therese was able to have a different voice/tone for each character. It made it much easier, because you knew exactly which character was speaking. Also, she portrayed Namomi character very well.

Did Delicious inspire you to do anything?

No, not really. The book wasn't awe-inspiring.

  • Grey

  • Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,786

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E. L. James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of listeners around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I was hoping it was!

  • By NEW NAME on 07-08-15

BEST and WORST OF GREY

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

Reviewed: 06-20-15

What did you love best about Grey?

BEST of Grey. It was nice to hear this story from Christian Grey's POV. It was a much better story and the quality of writing has improved from the trilogy. I really enjoyed the story, and loved Grey's sense of humor. Believe it or not he does have one, and the man was truly Fifty Shades. Listening from his POV you will totally understand.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Grey?

My most memorable moment was Grey's visit with Dr. Flynn. Overall memorable moments of laughter. I found myself laughing out loud often.

How could the performance have been better?

WORST of Grey. Zachary Webber has an excellent narrator voice, however the producer didn't direct him to a great performance. Throughout the novel he lacked enthusiasm. In parts where I expected a dramatic voice, he carried the same even tone. There was little difference between the male and female characters.Also, with this recording there are different pronunciations of some key characters. Leelah vs Leila and Elena vs Elaina.In my opinion, this performance would have been better if they stuck with Becca Batoe.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

If Grey's production is anything like the first film, DUH DON'T BOTHER. That film was AWFUL. Stick to the books.

Any additional comments?

I hope the author writes the remaining books in Christian Grey's POV.

34 of 49 people found this review helpful

  • The Winner

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Frances Cassidy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711

She is 20, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever. It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Sally on 09-21-12

Truly a WINNER!!1

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would highly recommend this novel to all suspense,/mystery/thriller readers. They would find everything they're looking for in this novel.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Luann Tyler was my favorite. She was so dumb that she was actually smart. Luann was a favorite because she developed into a strong woman. Throughout the novel readers will love here strength and wisdom.

Have you listened to any of Frances Cassidy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first Frances Cassidy performance. I would listen to other Frances audiobooks.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending really moved me. However, the beginning of part II, when Jackson's world started to crumble really kept me engaged.

  • Perfect Balance

  • Dr. Robert Greene's Breakthrough Program for Finding the Lifelong Hormonal Health You Deserve
  • By: Robert A. Greene M.D., Leah Feldon
  • Narrated by: Robert A. Greene M.D.
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

In this breakthrough book, world-renowned hormone specialist Dr. Robert Greene explores the connection between two of the least understood, and yet most important, physiological factors: hormones and the brain. In Perfect Balance, Dr. Greene presents a comprehensive program for reaching hormonal balance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for WOMEN.

  • By Lee on 06-10-10

A Natural Approach

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

If you could sum up Perfect Balance in three words, what would they be?

Wealth Of Information

What was one of the most memorable moments of Perfect Balance?

When the book addressed ingredients in health and beauty products and the effect these items have on our hormonal health. Such as paraben.

What does Robert A. Greene bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robert Greene's performance was excellent. You knew that he was very knowledge on the subject and very passionate about the subject matter.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When he spoke about some things I consume that are having a negative effect on my hormones. I would have never known these things if I hadn't listened to this book.

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  • The Healer

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 496

Rachel O'Malley works disasters for a living. Her specialty is helping children through trauma. For years Rachel has touched grief as she helps others through it, but now grief is something very personal - she is losing her own sister to cancer. When a school shooting rips through her community, she must lean hard against God to find the strength to help the children. For there is more than just sorrow confronting her, there's a secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A series to remember...

  • By Michele on 03-27-09

Emotionally Dark....But Great Novel

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

What made the experience of listening to The Healer the most enjoyable?

I'm enjoying the O'Malley series, so with each book my expectations are high. Dee Henderson is doing a great job, so the anticipation makes listening to this series enjoyable.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stephen and Marcus are my favorite characters in the O'Malley series. Book 6 in the series is all about Stephen and I'm looking forward to his story. I like him because, although he has not found his way, he is a strong character.

Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

The children of the novel. Every time Tom Stechschulte went into one of the kid roles his voice was hilarious. It broke up some of the darkness of the novel and made me chuckle often. Overall, I like Tom as a narrator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I didn't want to listen to this book in one sitting. First, with all the murder of the ex-wife, the school shooting and Jennifer dying in the end. Emotionally, this book was too much for one sitting. You have to be in a great state of mind to enjoy this one, because it was rather dark.

  • The Protector

  • O'Malley Series, Book 4
  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

Jack O'Malley is a fireman who is fearless when it comes to facing an inferno. But when an arsonist begins targeting his district, his shift, and his friends, Jack faces the ultimate challenge: protecting the one lady who witnessed the arsonist. The fourth book in the O'Malley series brings back Jack O'Malley from The Truth Seeker in a page-turning thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing!

  • By Lindsey on 08-27-18

Overloaded with Religion

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I was really enjoying the O'Malley series until I got to The Protector. This was not time well spent. Fortunately, with this series, a reader can skip a book and still follow the series. This was not one of the of the better books in the series.

Would you recommend The Protector to your friends? Why or why not?

I would not. Dee Henderson is on of my favorite authors. However, I think she got carried away with religion in this one. The novel was more about Jack accepting Jesus into his life. The religion aspect totally over shadowed the arson investigation and budding romance between Jack and Cassie.

What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

I'm a fan of Tom Stechschulte. He is probably one of the best narrators.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

If the author would have let the romance happen naturally. Instead, she tried to convert Jack. Therefore, the romance didn't seem believable. I didn't feel a romantic connection between the two.

Any additional comments?

I have two more novels in this series. I sure hope they live up to expectations.

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