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  • Montana Dreams

  • The Wildes of Birch Bay
  • By: Kim Law
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

When Jaden Wilde’s girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal just months before he receives his master’s in counseling, he’s convinced that it’s cold feet. Until he learns that her no came at the advice of a new age “dream reader.” But Arsula’s hardly the woo-woo hippie his scholarly mind imagined. She’s charming, smart, and uncannily perceptive. And before long, he’s drawn to her - despite his ongoing skepticism for how her practice works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-10-19

If you like being the third wheel...

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Then you’ll LOVE this book!
It’s about an unconventional women & a conventional mans relationship. Add some trademark Hallmark channel sap and BOOM! You have your story.
The end.

  • Girls of Glass

  • By: Brianna Labuskes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Godley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

When the granddaughter of one of Florida’s most powerful judges disappears, it triggers a personal trauma for Detective Alice Garner: the kidnapping and murder of her own child. As a flood of painful memories comes rushing back, Alice sees herself in the guilt-ridden and emotionally fragile mother Charlotte Burke, who has become the target of a rush to judgment. All too familiar with Charlotte’s situation, Alice is reluctant to cast any blame. Her gut instincts tell her that Charlotte’s anguish is rooted in something else - somewhere too dark for the truth to be seen. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An all-nighter!

  • By Carole Nabozny on 01-21-19

Finally! *Spoiler*

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

There is finally a book that doesn’t stop right or tap into someone conscience right before a trigger is pulled. So many books stop before pure righteous evil justice is served but this one doesn’t, love it for that!

  • The Spies That Bind

  • A Gallagher Girls Prequel
  • By: Ally Carter
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,416

The first day at a new school is tough for any kid, but it's especially scary when you're going to a school for spies. Cammie Morgan has spent her whole life dreaming of becoming a Gallagher Girl, but she has no idea what she’ll face when she arrives at The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. Secret passages? Check. Lab experiments that might make you lose your eyebrows (and other body parts)? Check. Classmates who are the smartest, strongest, most intimidating girls in the world? Double check. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun listen

  • By RThompson on 01-08-19

*For Tweens*

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

First book of this series I’m reading and as a mother of a 12 year old... I couldn’t get past the feeling I was listening to my 12 year old tell me some made up BS story that couldn’t end quick enough.

  • Stalker

  • By: Lisa Stone
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship - even if it’s through a screen. When a series of crimes hits Derek's neighbourhood, DC Beth Mayes begins to suspect he's involved. How does he know so much about the victims' lives? Why won’t he let anyone into his office? And what is his mother hiding in that strange, lonely house? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ending gave me chills!

  • By Mystical Lady on 07-01-18

Hated everyone

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Not one person could I latch on to like or cheer for; I hated the voices and especially the characters. All of them.
I cannot believe I even finished this book, it was so anticlimactic.

  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926

Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Chick Lit

  • By A on 02-04-08

Characters

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Why is every British female always clumsy, aloof, a bit stupid, insecure and have diarrhea of the mouth? Seriously, every book I’ve read with a British female as the main character, has all these traits and more. STOP IT.

  • Tell Me Lies

  • A Novel
  • By: Carola Lovering
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill, Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 141

Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother, whom she's never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer - new friends, wild parties, stimulating classes. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • HATE IT

  • By Xrystyna on 09-15-18

HATE IT

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I have no idea what the point of this book was or the point that was supposed to be made... if any.
I cannot believe I wasted my money on this piece of crap.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Neighborly

  • A Novel
  • By: Ellie Monago
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Cristina Panfilio
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

Kat and Doug felt like Aurora Village was the perfect community. Minutes from the city, affluent without pretension, low crime with a friendly vibe - it’s everything Kat never had, and that she’s determined to provide for her infant daughter. But everything changes overnight when Kat finds a scrawled note outside their front door. That wasn’t very neighborly of you. As increasingly sinister and frighteningly personal notes arrive, each one stabs deeper into the heart of Kat’s insecurities, paranoia, and most troubling, her past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weird but not a good weird

  • By Getshotzi on 04-03-18

WTH

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I don’t even know what I just read... for real. I can’t imagine that if the book details matched the actual book story I would’ve bought this book.
90% of this story wasn’t needed; it was like the bull crap filling you’d write in essays just get the correct word count.
Horrible.

  • Bone Music

  • By: Christopher Rice
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 639

Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew - a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit - until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superhuman miracle drug!

  • By shelley on 03-05-18

Stick with it*

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

You know who is who within the first few chapters but DON'T give up! It turns out to be fantastic.

  • The Buried Book

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,769
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,762

It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Truth Hurts

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-30-18

Uh...

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

70% of this book was absolutely uncalled for & not needed in the slightest; especially the gruesome descriptions about the animals (and not just because It was animals, there was zero need for it).

  • The Unclaimed Victim

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

In 1938, at the height of the Great Depression, a madman hunts his victims through the hobo jungles of Cleveland, terrorizing the city. Ethel Harding, a prostitute struggling to survive both the cold streets and the Torso Killer, takes refuge with a devout missionary sect - only to find that its righteous facade conceals the darkest of secrets. Sixty years later, the police find the butchered body of Alfred Wiley in the woods. But before his daughter, Kris, can even identify the remains, things he never told her begin to surface one by one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uniquely talented historical mystery author!

  • By Wayne on 11-16-17

Get through the first two chapters

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

It'll be worth it; the accents for me were unbearable but stick with it.
Once you get accustomed to all the different voices/accents it's not a bother.