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Angelee

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  • By: Ellie Monago
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Noah Berman, Kristin Watson Heintz, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Everyone loves therapist Michael Baylor. He’s handsome. He’s respected. And he’s provided a safe place for his female patients. Now he’s dead, and a detective is casting a tight net for the murderer - because the good doctor may have done some very bad things with the women who trusted him. That’s if their stories check out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I hate when there’s a good story with

  • By Angelee on 03-14-19

I hate when there’s a good story with

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

I hate when there’s a good story with a terrible narrator. I can’t tell if one of the actresses
Is acting, but she has the most annoying accent and semi lisp. It’s like she’s faking a euro accent. Not sure if I can finish this thing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Strawberry Hearts Diner

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153

Being broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson's plan. Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke - along with her last-ditch hope of staying with her cousin in Louisiana. When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner, the memories of the two years she spent there as a teenager - and the lure of the diner's beloved strawberry tarts - are enough to draw her in and plant her feet...but only temporarily.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable narration, horrible story

  • By Sarah Tang on 09-20-17

Feel good kind of story

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Loved the narrators voice and the way she distinguishes each characters voice. The story is predictable but so sweet. Love to see it as a hallmark movie.

  • The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness

  • By: Maddie Dawson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Newly orphaned, recently divorced, and semiadrift, Nina Popkin is on a search for her birth mother. She's spent her life looking into strangers' faces, fantasizing they're related to her, and now, at thirty-five, she's ready for answers. Meanwhile, the last thing Lindy McIntyre wants is someone like Nina bursting into her life, announcing that they're sisters and campaigning to track down their mother. She's too busy with her successful salon, three children, beautiful home, and...oh yes, some pesky little anxiety attacks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky and So much emotion

  • By Diane S. on 02-20-19

So good. Not your typical coming of age

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

First off, I typically enjoy anything narrated by Amy McFadden. Honestly, it’s why I chose this book. So glad I did.

It really isn’t your typical coming of age story. The main character is in her 30s, a grown woman a bit of a mess after losing her adopted mother. Feeling alone in the world sets on a mission to find her birth mother. She goes on her own journey and well... just read it or listen. It’s so good. I loled and teared up at times.

Amy McFadden does such a great job with each of the characters and getting into their characters. I want to listen again.

  • Before I Knew

  • The Cabots, Book 1
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 747

Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story/Bad narration

  • By MHelf on 09-26-17

Debating on just reading it myself

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

If you could sum up Before I Knew in three words, what would they be?

Complex Family Drama

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator has me debating on finishing the book by just reading it myself. When she reads as the female characters (Most of them anyway) it's fine. It's when she is reading the male characters, she makes them sound so malicious, which i don't believe that is what the author is trying to convey. I listen to audiobooks all the time and often narrators develop/define each character's voice very clearly so it's easy to follow along. There were times when i wasn't sure whose voice she was in. Except for the moms, she was really good with differentiating the moms voices.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were points where i was close to crying, the various relationships are complex. Some made more dramatic than necessary.

Any additional comments?

Read the book before listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful