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Williamston, SC, United States
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  • Invitation to Die

  • An Emily Castles Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Helen Smith
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50

Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles is out of work…again. So when famous romance author Morgana Blakely offers her a job helping out at a conference in London, Emily accepts. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die. As a cast of oddball characters assembles at the conference hotel, grievances, differences, and secrets begin to emerge. When Winnie goes missing, and then is found murdered nearby, Emily begins to suspect that someone involved with the conference is responsible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious, quirky, engaging mystery

  • By Melanie on 10-20-13

COULD NOT FINISH

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

Would you try another book from Helen Smith and/or Alison Larkin?

NO

What was most disappointing about Helen Smith’s story?

Long and drawn out

What didn’t you like about Alison Larkin’s performance?

boring narriation

Any additional comments?

Very little do I give one stars. I could not finish it which is rare for me...I listened 2 more hours then I should have after I kept thinking it would get better.

  • Deeds of Mercy

  • Book Three of the Mark Taylor Series (A Psychological Thriller)
  • By: M.P. McDonald
  • Narrated by: Lyle Allan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In Deeds of Mercy: Book Three, an unexpected visitor from Mark's past brings him unwanted attention from the authorities. Unable to decide who is friend and who is foe, Mark becomes a fugitive from the law, but with thousands of lives at stake, he is forced to put aside his fear of capture, and instead, seek help from his pursuers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It should be about the voice

  • By Zenman on 02-18-15

Could not get into at all

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

Reviewed: 09-25-13

Would you try another book from M.P. McDonald and/or Lyle Allan?

No will not try another

Any additional comments?

I only listened a little over 12 minutes, I did not like it even that much to give even more of a chance then that. I very little give one stars, this is one that got it across the board from me.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fountainhead

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,339

One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Fountainhead

  • By Zachary on 06-04-10

Did not enjoy at all

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

Reviewed: 03-17-13

What would have made The Fountainhead better?

just did not like the subject

What do you think your next listen will be?

The decendants

Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Hurt’s performances?

Maybe, did not like content of the book

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I never got past the first 15 minutes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Informationist

  • A Thriller
  • By: Taylor Stevens
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,015

Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information - expensive information - working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back. Until now....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a start!

  • By Diana - Audible on 04-17-12

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

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

Good leading female character.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All

Which scene was your favorite?

Revenge scene, don't want to give to much away and ruin it.

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

Ending.

Any additional comments?

Had trouble stop listening ... Was very good.

  • Southern Fried Divorce

  • A Woman Unleashes Her Hound and His Dog in the Big Easy
  • By: Judy Conner
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

This often sweet, occasionally angry, but mostly hilarious true story of one Southern woman's swim through the murky waters of marriage and divorce is a quirky gem. Judy Conner refers to her former husband simply as "That X," which is perfectly understandable considering some of the antics he pulled. Although the stories of her X are sometimes humiliating, they are always funny. And Conner makes one thing perfectly clear. She and her X shared a love - albeit a surreal one - that was completely true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Jaymie on 07-04-15

Ive heard better

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I liked the narrator but the story was a little weak for me.

Would you recommend Southern Fried Divorce to your friends? Why or why not?

Not really,it was ok but not one of best book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder of the Cat's Meow

  • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 15
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Christine Leto
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

When ex–Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an online dating service called Cupid’s Cat’s Meow, out-of-town visitors flock to her bowling alley for the speed dating and cat show events that she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny’s scheme sounds harmless enough, but school psychologist Skye Denison knows all too well that an influx of strangers in Scumble River always spells trouble….

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another good mystery

  • By Laurie on 10-29-12

Another good mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

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

I enjoyed listening to this cute mystery.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

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Which scene was your favorite?

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Could you see Murder of the Cat's Meow being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

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Any additional comments?

I do like the entire series and always enjoy visiting the characters in the series

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,046
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,061

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

One of favorite audible books ever

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

Reviewed: 12-06-11

What did you love best about The Help?

The culture of the south and the women structure that intertwined across economic lines and heritages.

Who was the most memorable character of The Help and why?

I cant choose just one. They are all strong characters and making you want to glimpse even more into their lives and families.

Any additional comments?

Many that do southern dilect readings come across sometimes a little to strong. This was the right mix and those of us from the south have new wonderful southern strong women in liteature to uphold.