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Indio, CA, United States
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  • Maude

  • By: Donna Mabry
  • Narrated by: Shana Gagnon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350

In 1906 I was barely over 14 years old, and it was my wedding day. My older sister, Helen, came to my room, took me by the hand, and sat me down on the bed. She said, "You've always been a good girl, Maude, and done what I told you. Now you're going to be a married woman, and he will be the head of the house. When you go home tonight after your party, no matter what he wants to do to you, you have to let him do it. Do you understand?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tough women with a tough life, yet very enlightening.

  • By JH on 04-17-16

Women like this are a thing of the past

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

What a great, exciting and sad story. I loved the narrator. The calm, almost expressionless voice exuded the steady ongoing life of this woman. She learned what she had to do, learned well and made the decisions that were right for her family. One of the best books I've listened to.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,879
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,152

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

Careful what you wish for

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

Reviewed: 08-21-14

A story of wanting approval, but not getting it. A family of riches, but only in the monetary sense. It's good writing with a great plot and leaves you with a sense of What the Heck?

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Firefly Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,020

Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Chick lit meets Forrest Gump

  • By Lisa on 12-29-10

Girlfriends Forever

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

Reviewed: 08-21-14

What an inspiring story of friendship, trust, love and endurance. Let's hope that what we have in life with our friends endures the test of time with that same patience and acceptance. A great book! I will look for this author again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss Me Like This

  • The Morrisons
  • By: Bella Andre
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Kiss Me like This is the first audiobook in a new-adult contemporary romance series about the Morrisons by New York Times best-selling author Bella Andre.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ummm No.

  • By Cathrine A Cooper on 07-18-18

Bella takes a dive

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

Reviewed: 08-12-14

Honestly, this is not even good writing. Adult contemporary - rubbish. Certainly not worth the money.

  • Once We Were Brothers

  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,624

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5-Star Thriller with History and Heart

  • By Ella on 11-22-14

The Ultimate Betrayal

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

Reviewed: 08-06-14

Couldn't stop listening. A story of generosity, selflessness, trust and betrayal. No one could have imagined it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,856
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,793

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Outlander! How you take over my LIFE!

  • By DebbieK on 07-21-14

Leaving you Wondering

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

Reviewed: 06-19-14

I thought this may be the last book. But, no. When is the next? Answered all my questions, met my expectations, except what happens next. Do I have to wait so long for the next book? What a great story on history, medicine, but not wondering on love.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,534

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect title especially for the audio format!

  • By Abby R. on 03-05-13

Jodi Picoult at her best

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

Reviewed: 05-10-14

Sad, Intriguing, hopeful. I loved the book. One of Jodi Picoult's better reads.

  • Unlucky 13

  • Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707

The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened to the Women's Murder Club?

  • By Jaci on 05-16-14

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-10-14

It's always exciting, always waiting for something to happen, always on the edge of your seat. Great Listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Single Thread

  • The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1
  • By: Marie Bostwick
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward, Lorna Raver
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,221

Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isn’t....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Signing Up for the Series!

  • By Becky Price on 10-16-14

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

A story of more than one lady whose life wasn't the perfect dream. The main character Evelyn Dixon got the short end of the stick in her marriage, but it turned out to be one of the best things that could have happened. The other character, Abigail, will have you wondering what her story was and how a single thread would weave her into your heart.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Americans

  • The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 8
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

The definitive volume in Jakes’s best-selling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy - and its futureIn the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent’s original American dream. As Gideon Kent’s health deteriorates, he fears for the future of his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Americans

  • By BookReader on 03-02-16

American History

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

Reviewed: 01-26-14

I've done all of the Kent Chronicles. What I've learned is American history. Jon Jakes has an amazing knowledge of history. I listened and learned. However, the breasts, please, all the men notice the breasts. I say, "get over it". A question I'd like to ask is why is every main character a physical fighter. Regardless, it's a good series. Put your headphones on and do some housework or gardening. It's a great time filler.