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  • Black Hills

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254

A summer at his grandparents' South Dakota ranch is not 11-year-old Cooper Sullivan's idea of a good time. But things are a bit more bearable now that he's discovered the neighbor girl, Lil Chance, and her homemade batting cage. Even horseback riding isn't as awful as Coop thought it would be. Each year, with Coop's annual summer visit, their friendship deepens from innocent games to stolen kisses, but there is one shared experience that will forever haunt them: the terrifying discovery of a hiker's body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Michelle on 01-12-10

Interesting...but long

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-11

A suspenseful book set in the Black Hills...predictable but the setting of a wild life refuge makes it interesting and even a little educational. Worth the read even though it is a little long. I'd recommend the abridged version.

  • Not Another Bad Date

  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 456

Rachel Gibson's spunky New York Times best-selling romances are confectionary treats for listeners. Curvaceous Adele Harris is prepared to give up dating forever. But when she travels home to console her sister, whose marriage is on the rocks, she runs into ex-flame Zach Zemaitis - and passions are reignited.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Second chance love with a ghostly twist...

  • By SIMARA on 06-23-12

FINALLY Rachel Gibson on Audible!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-09

I love Rachel Gibson books and was thrilled to finally find a couple on Audible. This book is everything I enjoy in chick lit: funny, smart, good character development and not overly cheesey (just enough to keep it light).

There is a little more to this book than just boy meets girl (again) but also how life goes on after first loves fail. As soon as the book ended, I wanted to start it over and listen again! Great reader too!!!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • What I Did for Love

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 421

Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating. What should a down-on-her-luck actress do?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good not Great!

  • By Michelene on 01-29-09

SEP does it again!!! LISTEN TO THIS BOOK :-)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-09

I am a huge SEP fan and looked forward to this book from the time I knew it was forthcoming and it definately does not disappoint. Great character development and a few twists and turns along the way so you hope you know the outcome but there are some surprises. Nice to revisit some old SEP characters too - April Robillard Patriot & Jack Patriot!! I love all SEP books and dare I say...this might be my favorite....

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sushi for Beginners

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Lisa Edwards, top London magazine editor, has been fantasizing about promotion to New York. Instead, she's asked to launch a new women's magazine in Dublin. She thinks nothing could be worse - until she meets her new staff. They're friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic - in other words, they wouldn't last two minutes in London!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Up to Par for this Author

  • By Theresa on 01-11-09

Not Up to Par for this Author

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-09

I am a huge fane of Sophie Kinsella/Marian Keyes/Madeline Wickham and this just didn't do it for me. Out of the 18 hours of audio, I think only 4 or 5 were enjoyable. At the end it came together and there were some moments of humor and memorable quotes, but this was really disappointing. I gave it three stars because of the last few hours that were what I am accustome to with this author. Skip this and listen to Remember me or any Susan Elizabeth Phillips or Susn Mallery book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Glitter Baby

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another SEP Winner

  • By Theresa on 01-02-09

Another SEP Winner

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-09

This is an old book that SEP updated and re-released. It is easy to "read", funny at times, sad, sexy and traditional SEP - a great read. Unlike other authors that I've read that have rereleased older books, SEP does this one in a way that makes it seem like she wrote it recently (though I liked the old version too). If you like SEP, you can't go wrong.

PS Good choice for the narrator. I was curious who could possibly narrate after the fabulous Kate Fleming / Anna Fields. Julia Gibson does a nice job. I've enjoyed her work with Catherine Anderson as well.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

  • By: Janelle Brown
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

When Paul Miller's pharmaceutical company goes public, making his family IPO millionaires, his wife, Janice, is sure this is the windfall she's been waiting years for - until she learns, via messengered letter, that her husband is divorcing her (for her tennis partner!) and cutting her out of the new fortune.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Life Ain't So Perfect

  • By Theresa on 12-28-08

The Perfect Life Ain't So Perfect

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-08

I really enjoyed this book. A moving story of how a Mom and her two daughters deal with their own personal issues as well as a family crisis. All three face what measures success and how other people's opinions truly shape our lives. This book makes one think about what is and isn't important in their life and the things we thought were, might not really be. Real life gone wrong and somehow made right again in a surprising way. You won't be disappointed!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Bachelor

  • By: Carly Phillips
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

After news of his mother's weak heart summons him home, globetrotting journalist Roman Chandler loses a coin toss with his brothers that determines who will relinquish his bachelor status to give their mother a grandchild. Roman decides to settle down without giving up his travel-intensive job, and as one of the most handsome men in town, he can have his pick of the local women - except for Charlotte Bronson, his high-school crush.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bachelor

  • By Ann B. Davis on 12-10-08

Fun and Mysterious!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-08

You can't go wrong with Carly. Her books always deliver humor, warmth and of course a love story. I appreciate the unusual challenges her characters deal with.

As with Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Susan Mallery, you just can't lose here!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Separate Beds

  • By: LaVyrle Spencer
  • Narrated by: Liz Dykhouse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

In Separate Beds, two attractive, headstrong people meet - and fireworks ensue.

Catherine Anderson and Clay Forrester come from two completely different worlds, but one blind date leaves them forever linked. Clay, a handsome law student, and Catherine, a serious, bookish undergrad, experience an evening they will never forget. Fortified by the beauty of the night, as well as a bottle of wine, they share a night together. A few short months later, Catherine discovers she's pregnant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming story

  • By Amy on 10-28-08

Old,dated and predictable

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-08

I think this was written in the 70's and it shows. A home for unwed mothers and unable to take the Bar exam due to an illegitimate child?? Had it's own charm in a round about way. I kept thinking of the movies from the 60's and 70's with all the cheese. Not the worst book I've ever read, but no upside until the very end. The end could have been the middle of the book and made a bunch of good stuff at the end.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fancy Pants

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 553

For Francesca Day, it's not the end of her world, but close to it. She's London-bred, wealthy, and sophisticated, but fate leaves her flat broke and stranded on a back road in Texas. Now she's got to deal with reality without her rich girl props. How can she do it? In Dallas Beaudine, gritty and handsome, lies the answer. He stops his car to help Francesca, whose life needs a tune-up, as well as her car. Stopping could lead to the biggest mistake, or best time, ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By LeftyMom on 07-04-07

Sooo Hot!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-08

I love these characters in this book. Worlds apart and so different but you can relate to all of them. This book is written so that you feel you really know these characters and know exactly what all of their surroundings look like without being too bogged down in too much detail. This book could have gone on another few hours and I would have gladly kept listening. Very funny!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dream a Little Dream

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

Rachel Stone is a widow and single mother, broke and alone. Worse, her late husband, a televangelist, stole five million dollars, none of which came to her. Nor did she know about the theft, but it still makes her an outcast, and she is desperate. Then she meets Gabriel Bonner, who gives her a job. Romantic sparks fly, but love is never easy. Gabriel has a tragic loss of his own, and his family, fearing Rachel's motives, campaigns loudly against her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read Nobody’s Baby first

  • By Gina on 05-25-07

Sweet, sexy and fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-08

This is one of the sweetest books I've ever read. The characters are really deep and troubled and you can't wait to get to the end of the book to see how it all works itself out. Funny, witty, sexy, sarcastic and sweet.

If you like the SEP books, this is a winner. If you've never read one, this will hook you.