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Roxms2003

Olive Branch, MS, United States
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  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • A Novel
  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Terry McMillan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life - great friends, family, and successful career - aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • By Tiger 2010 on 06-11-16

Wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I liked this book a lot because I’m at that age and stage in my life, so it appealed to me greatly. Glad there was a “happy ending”, although I know that may not be reality. That being said, I really wish Terry wouldn’t read her books.

  • Bad Men and Wicked Women

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it becomes all the more complicated when his troubled daughter resurfaces. Marguax is pregnant, and when she demands $50,000 for her shotgun wedding, the tension-filled father/daughter reunion escalates into a clashing of wills and desires that spread far beyond their family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happy for another EJD book!!

  • By Tiffany on 04-27-18

EJD is my favorite author

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

LOVE the way this book flows so gracefully! Love the way he’s so descriptive that I am right there with the characters, experiencing things I’ve never felt in life. Love the political knowledge and info gained from listening. Didn’t want this book to end. Waiting for the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Happens in This House

  • By: Aleia Latay
  • Narrated by: Cee Scott
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

What Happens in This House is a dark tale of three close siblings. Joy, Jasmine, and Jackson all endured some of the most twisted and wickedest things inside of their home. Growing up in a small town in the south by the name of Canton, Mississippi, there was a saying that kept the secrets hidden for years. When sudden death comes upon their father Jack, the three siblings reunite and all of the dark secrets finally comes to the light. The old saying goes, "what happens in this house stays in this house".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • secrets

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-04-18

Frantic

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

This book had a good and interesting storyline, but frantically hopped from one topic to another without taking the time to really expound on any of it. The reader, about halfway through the book, adopted an automated tone with her “he said” and “she said” responses. It could have been so much better. And there is a What Happens 2. I want to listen but then again I don’t.

  • Sugar Baby Beautiful

  • By: J.J. McAvoy
  • Narrated by: Veronica Pace, T.A. Wellington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

When 24-year-old Felicity Harper is dragged to a sugar party, an event where wealthy men and women seek companionship, she never expects this one simple decision to drastically change her whole life. Her past is nothing but broken dreams and heartache. Her present is detached and dull. And her future? Well, before meeting Theodore Darcy, the famed film director, writer, producer and CEO of Darcy Entertainment, she would have expected more of the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly great

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 04-08-17

How do I say this?

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

JJ McAvoy is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. That being said, I could barely stand the dull monotone of Theo the love interest throughout the first part of the reading. He seemed to liven up toward the end of the book. Maybe the author planned the reading that way, but he seemed utterly boring and uninteresting to me at first. Yes I still say McAvoy’s Ruthless series is her BEST work.

  • The Girl Before

  • A Novel
  • By: J. P. Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,547

Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant - and it does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Lisa on 05-07-17

Better than I expected

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Great story with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing about how things will end. For me it wasn’t an average story where you pretty much know the ending before it happens. The storyline is somewhat boring at times but a good book overall.

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,299

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those who are "different" only! Quirky & sweet

  • By Catherine on 05-18-16

Interesting...

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

After listening to and enjoying A Man Called Ove twice, and reading reviews for this book which said it was similar to Ove I bought it. While interesting with many good parts, it was not like Ove. The fantasy portions of the book were hard to follow. If you like this author overall you will like it. It's not a book I'd recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sinners & Saints

  • By: Victoria Christopher Murray, ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

Award-winning authors Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley are both beloved for their strong female leads and juicy plotting. In Sinners & Saints, Murray and Billingsley join forces to tell a tale packed with drama, scandal, and redemption. Jasmine Bush and Rachel Adams both want their husbands to be elected president of the National Baptist Association, and they’re willing to use plenty of low-down tricks to win. But when another woman joins the fray, she proves more devious than either of them could imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL - FABULOUS - OVER THE TOP

  • By Stella on 06-18-12

Only if you're fans of these authors. I'm not.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Two pastor's wives want their husbands to be voted head of a national coalition. Deviousness and deception know no bounds with these christian women, including the present head of the coalition's wife. We have an arrest, child kidnapping, all sorts of back biting and even hopes of laundering the money of drug dealers through this coalition. Probably real world issues, but these wives consider themselves basically good. Too over the top with no substance underneath.

  • Black Rainbow

  • By: J.J. McAvoy
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Vincent, Marcio Catalano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

After an erotic one-week fling with a musician she meets in a bar, Thea Cunning never expects to see Levi Black again. Then Monday morning comes around, and she discovers that her former lover is not only her professor, but he's also one of the top criminal lawyers in the state of Massachusetts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Verdicts In .... Five Solid Stars!

  • By Cheri on 06-11-16

Not McAvoy's strongest work

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

I was hoping this book would have the strength of the Callahan series but it didn't. Never the less it was good. I'm interested in listening to/reading more of her work.

  • The Secret She Kept

  • By: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

How far will you go to save someone you love and trust when they’ve kept a dangerous secret for years? That’s the question facing Lance Kingston, a successful Houston magazine executive whose recent marriage to beautiful, high-powered attorney Tia Jiles seemed to promise a bright future for both of them. But under the surface, a fierce and frightening storm was brewing. That’s because Tia never revealed to Lance what she and her family have known since Tia was 17....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • indenial

  • By JALAYNE on 10-31-13

No! Unless you're a fan of this author

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

I'm trying to listen to the end but this book is crazy. I will never purchase another RTB book. Not to give too much away, but we have a prominent magazine owner who marries a lawyer. She has a mental illness. I applaud the author's attempts to bring mental health issues and the stigma attached within the black community to light, but can somebody do some research? We have a LAWYER in 2012 who is ashamed of her mental illness and keeps it from her new husband. She is ashamed of mentally ill relatives. She has run up about $20,000 in credit card debt from spending while manic and has bad credit, but she's a LAWYER, handling million dollar court cases, and got a promotion because of her work ethic-but she can't pay off that debt? Her new husband meets a homeless family member who is mentally ill and HAS NO CLUE what is going on with the family member, yet he publishes a magazine. The main character ran out of/stopped taking her medicine and was "fine" for 9 months but a week after she gets married she's out of control. She jeopardizes her new marriage and job. She then gets medicine and takes double the dose in order to become stable in a hurry, while psychiatric medicine may take weeks to get into one's system. She tells a co-worker and best friend about her illness and that "friend" calls her crazy and tells her of an incident where some "crazy person" killed their family and asks if she will kill anyone. AND stops being her friend. They work in A LAWYER'S OFFICE in 2012. And yes, I know that people can be uninformed (ignorant) in all walks of life, but really? There's more madness. I'm off my soap box. Never again.

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  • Stalker

  • By: Brenda Hampton
  • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

After a brutal divorce, Abigal Wilson vowed to never love again, but when Brent Carson crosses her path, she simply can't resist his good-guy persona that exemplifies perfection. From A to Z, Brent appears to have it all. Abigal falls head over heels for him - until the unthinkable happens. Brent's announcement - "I'm just not that into you" - sends Abigal on a downward spiral. She can't cope with ill treatment from another man, and now nothing would please her more than to see Brent making his way to the gates of hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dang

  • By Jalissa on 03-10-17

I didn't know what to think

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

What did you like best about Stalker? What did you like least?

This was suppose to be a 30 something character with a great figure. While the book was well read, the narrator's voice and attitude made her sound older and much more intelligent that the character turned out to be. As I went through the crazy roller coaster of this book waiting for the craziness to come to an end and this woman to get on with her life, she never did, until the end, when she was forced. The book kept me listening, and I was satisfied with the ending which shut down the madness.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Definitely change the narrator so that the voice would match the age and "crazy" of the character.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I had to keep telling myself that this character was younger than the narrator made her sound, and crazier. The book kept me listening because my thoughts were "surely this lady is going to be stopped somehow."

Do you think Stalker needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No follow up, and if anybody is really that crazy, I don't want to know them.