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  • Gentleman Nine

  • By: Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,130

Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty. Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied. I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years - before he broke her heart. Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 5 Stars ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

  • By Cyndi Marie on 08-22-18

Enjoyed very much

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

Reviewed: 06-23-19

A very good take of having to choose between two loves. Happy with the outcome. Well done!

  • The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 937

Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood...somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story with Lovable Characters

  • By Maryalice Davis on 02-03-18

Boring

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

Reviewed: 06-20-19

Had to return this one, too boring. I just couldn’t get into this one. Don’t waste a credit.

  • Murder in an English Village

  • By: Jessica Ellicott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,489

The year is 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to bathtub gin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait For Next Book

  • By Sally W. Harris on 05-22-18

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-19

Just couldn’t get past the first few chapters. Don’t waste a credit on this one.

  • Every Man a Menace

  • By: Patrick Hoffman
  • Narrated by: David DeSantos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 345

San Francisco is about to receive the biggest delivery of MDMA to hit the West Coast in years. Raymond Gaspar, just out of prison, is sent to the city to check in on the increasingly erratic dealer expected to take care of distribution. In Miami, the man responsible for getting the drugs across the Pacific has just met the girl of his dreams - a woman who can't seem to keep her story straight. And thousands of miles away in Bangkok, someone farther up the supply chain is about to make a phone call that will put all their lives at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy story-great narration

  • By Kevin Kinkade on 08-10-18

Returned

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

Reviewed: 06-20-19

Didn’t get very far into this story, just couldn’t do it. Don’t waste a credit on this one.

  • Single Malt Murder

  • A Whisky Business Mystery
  • By: Melinda Mullet
  • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,572

When Abi inherits her uncle's quaint and storied single malt distillery, she finds herself immersed in a competitive high-stakes business that elicits deep passions and prejudices. An award-winning photojournalist, Abi has no trouble capturing the perfect shot - but making the perfect shot is another matter. When she starts to receive disturbing, anonymous threats, it's clear that someone wants her out of the picture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read with Excellent Characters

  • By David on 01-22-18

Excellent mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-19-19

I would give this mystery novel another round of stars, well done! The twists and turns were down right magnificent. I often can can figure out who dune-it sooner, but not this one! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen's club. Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried - and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missing. But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss - to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening again and again....

  • By ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒธSusynne๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ on 05-29-15

Fun!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-19

It’s been a while since I listened to a historical romance. This one was quite fun and amusing. Good job done by all.

  • The Switch

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,107

From the bestselling author of The Alibi comes a thriller about a woman investigating the murder of her identical twin sister. Melina Lloyd vows to stop at nothing to learn the truth and avenge her sister Gillian's death. But soon she is on the run from police, the FBI, and the mastermind whose evil plot to engineer the perfect "switch" could result in disastrous consequences on a global scale.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t waste your time

  • By Iris M. Archer on 07-09-18

Better than five stars โญ๏ธ, so here is another.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-19

My first by this author, will look for more. My first by this narrator, will look for more. Well done, well done!

  • Now That You Mention It

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 million stars!

  • By jodiod on 12-28-17

Decent story, performance and overall

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

I would not suggest paying full price for this novel or using a credit. If offered on sale go ahead and get it.

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  • Broken Angels

  • By: Gemma Liviero
  • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell, Emily Foster
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

Imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto, Elsi discovers her mother's desperate attempt to end her pregnancy and comes face-to-face with the impossibility of their situation. Risking her own life, Elsi joins a resistance group to sabotage the regime. Blonde, blue-eyed Matilda is wrenched from her family in Romania and taken to Germany, where her captors attempt to mold her into the perfect Aryan child. Spirited and brave, she must inspire hope in the other stolen children to make her dreams of escape a reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this book.

  • By James R Terry, II on 05-17-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-30-19

Totally enjoyed this novel of World War II. The hardships that so many endured during that unforgivable time is so very sad. So many souls lost and so many souls damaged. I can only pray that nothing like this ever happens again. I know that it does happen, but not with the numbers it did then. The Middle East is not much better that Hitler. And now, the United States is being controlled with a Hitler type President, what a shame.

  • Sweet Tea and Sympathy

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,461

Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot's rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society and made elegance and glamour her business. She's riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she's blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start - and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Amount of Sweet in the Tea

  • By Juliana on 12-09-17

Easy listen

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

Reviewed: 05-15-19

I did enjoy this novel. I usually go more for detective type novels but this was a really nice easy listen in between murder and mayhem.