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Sage Emshell

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  • 4
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  • Pursuit of Happiness

  • By: Carsen Taite
  • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Senator Meredith Mitchell has been groomed from young adulthood for a future run for president, and as scion of a political dynasty, every public and private move she makes is carefully calculated. But Meredith’s focus on the right causes, the right people, and the right timing evaporates when she meets Stevie Palmer, a dashing public defender with a hard knock past.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • narrator

  • By charity johnson on 02-14-19

Good Story, 'Meh' Narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

This narrator would be better suited for a different type narration all together. I could tell she was trying to differentiate between the voices of the characters, but she had the main character's voice perpetually perky at inappropriate times and it made it hard to buy into the story. Otherwise - decent story

  • The Brutal Truth

  • By: Lee Winter
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 157

Australian crime reporter Maddie Grey is out of her depth in New York, miserable, and secretly drawn to her powerful, twice-married media mogul boss, Elena Bartell, who eats failing newspapers for breakfast. As work takes them to Australia, Maddie is goaded into a brief, seemingly harmless bet with her enigmatic boss - where they have to tell the complete truth to each other. It backfires catastrophically. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very surprising!

  • By Tracey on 05-19-18

This audio book is soo good!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I've read the book first, and have now listened it it three times already. Wonderful character development; this is quite the full- bodied story. I always hope to find gems like this. Top notch narrating, can't say enough about that. Wish I cld give more stars!

  • A Touch of Temptation

  • By: Julie Blair
  • Narrated by: Heather Miles
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Stanford law graduate Kate Dawson is focused on the future laid out for her -partnership in her family's law firm and marriage. When she moves to a cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains to study for the bar exam, crossing paths with her intriguing neighbor leads to a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery that wasn't part of the plan. Landscaper and handsome butch top Chris Brent has a well-deserved reputation as a considerate lover. Sex was the deal. Falling in love ruins everything. Or does it?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Uhhh...

  • By KCul on 09-28-16

Annoying Narration, Really Good Story

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

I can usually play with the narration speeds to my satisfaction but there was no helping this one. Good thing the story more than made up for it. Still worth the listen.

  • Under a Falling Star

  • By: Jae
  • Narrated by: Shawn Marie Bryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Falling stars are supposed to be a lucky sign, but not for Austen. Her new job as a secretary in an international games company isn't off to a good start. Her first assignment - decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby - results in a trip to the ER after Dee, the company's second-in-command, gets hit by the star-shaped tree topper. Dee blames her instant attraction to Austen on her head wound, not the magic of the falling star. She's determined not to act on it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Regret.

  • By Kelli M on 11-15-16

Shldve listened to the reviews!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Sweet story.. Regretful Narration. Speeding up tempo helped some, but I was eventually too far in to not finish. Shldve just read the book!

  • Hoosier Daddy

  • By: Ann McMan, Salem West
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

Jill Fryman (Friday to her friends) is a line supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small southern Indiana town. Life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices. Things go from bad to worse when El, a sultry labor organizer from the UAW, sweeps into town to unionize the plant right after it's been bought out by a Japanese firm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised at how good it is

  • By J.D. on 04-29-15

Good!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Very good story! Sex was implied, wish she added it. Worth the listen. Superb narrator.

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  • Jericho

  • By: Ann McMan
  • Narrated by: Christine Williams
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

Librarian Syd Murphy flees the carnage of a failed marriage by accepting an 18-month position in Jericho - a small town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Her plans to hide out and heal her wounds fall by the wayside as she gets drawn into the daily lives of the quirky locals. She becomes fast friends with Maddie Stevenson, the enigmatic physician who has returned to the backcountry community to take over her late father's medical practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As Good As Advertised

  • By Me & My Girls on 02-23-15

Didn't expect to LOVE this story

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Thank goodness the story continues in a book two and three.. Can't say enough about how well rounded this story is. Great narrator.. Very much worth the listen!!

  • The Longing

  • By: Bridget Essex
  • Narrated by: Lynn Devereux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Sydney is haunted by her past. Raised by a strict, religious family, she was sent to gay conversion therapy as a teenager when she was caught kissing a girl. Now only 19, she's trying to start over with a new life and a new name, but you can't escape the past.... Caroline is the most stunning woman Sydney has ever seen. Every night, Sydney hears her singing from her apartment window, and every night, Sydney's heart aches with something indescribable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Audio!

  • By Margaret on 01-14-18

Tortured but sweet story

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Good job on keeping the story hopeful thru all the emotional obstacles. Wish she'd taken us thru a sex scene as I'm so curious how it a actually went down.

  • Raised by Wolves

  • By: Bridget Essex
  • Narrated by: Marina Barrett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Meet Becca Swift! She's got the most overbearing family in the world - because she was raised by wolves. Literally. Becca is a werewolf, and she is part of a loud and crazy, up-in-your-business pack. In her day-to-day life, she tries to keep the fact that she's a werewolf a secret. But then along comes Loren. Loren has legs for days, the most gorgeous smile Becca's ever seen, and a sense of humor that's off the charts. Becca's smitten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far

  • By Shelby on 10-08-17

Great Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

Love the narrator. Wow. Book was better than I expected.. but did I mention the narrator?

  • Naked Heart

  • By: Jennifer Fulton
  • Narrated by: Kate DeLane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Can two women who trust no one risk all and trust each other? Raised by a single mother on the wrong side of the tracks, Unity Vaughan has fought for everything she's ever achieved. Now, having made a breakthrough discovery at her biotech company, she finds her business a target for industrial espionage and a hostile takeover. She needs an expert to watch her back and spy on her enemies - which is how she finds herself in a bizarre nightclub trying to hire a woman with a flogger in one hand, a camera in the other, and a pair of corseted twins fondling her body.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much

  • By Me & My Girls on 11-07-13

Hot and Edgy

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

A really good story. And a whole lot more heat than 'simmering'. This book shld be several more chapters. Seemed drawn out appropriately in the beginning but summarized at the end.

  • In the Distance There Is Light

  • By: Harper Bliss
  • Narrated by: Charlotte North
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Two women lose the man they love. All they have left is each other. Sophie's life is turned upside down when her partner, Ian, dies in a tragic accident. The only one who can understand her devastation is Ian's stepmother, Dolores. Together, they try to make sense of their loss and rebuild their shattered lives. While their shared grief brings them closer, it also takes their relationship in an unexpected direction. Where does sorrow end and romance begin? Or has Ian's death blurred the lines too much?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Prestidge

  • By Cliente de Kindle on 02-26-18

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Very difficult to stop listening once I started. Very good story and narrator. Two thumbs up!!