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  • Wait for Me!

  • Memoirs
  • By: Deborah Mitford Duchess of Devonshire
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, "How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl." Deborah's effervescent memoir chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood in the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her controversially political sister Unity in 1937, to her marriage to the second son of the Duke of Devonshire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The last of the Mitford Sisters

  • By Irene on 01-11-11

I'll Wait For You Anytime Debo

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Debo, Duchess of Devonshire, a.k.a. Deborah Mitford, had the most interesting life, perhaps of all her siblings. The youngest Mitford child, she was overshadowed by her more notorious sisters, who dabbled with facism, communism and nazism. However, this book will leave your spellbound by the world she inhabited. She became Duchess by default when her brother in law was killed, and she singlehandedly transformed the vast estate that was hobbled twice by death taxes, into one of the world's sought after destinations, that of Chatsworth. Her story gives us much insight into world events, as she was friends with the Kennedys and other nobility. But her humble self shines through. I was enthralled and sad when she passed recently. I'm so interested in all biographies and histories of the British aristocracy and Debo's life was a fascinating life well lived. “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

  • Kindred

  • By: Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Jefferson Tayte is good at finding people who don't want to be found. For years he has followed faint genealogical trails to reunite families - and uncover long-hidden secrets. But Tayte is a loner, a man with no ties of his own; his true identity is the most elusive case of his career. But that could all be about to change. Now Tayte has in his possession the beginnings of a new trail - clues his late mentor had started to gather - that might at last lead to his own family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timley

  • By Margaret on 04-13-16

Hard to Follow

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

The storyline was hard to follow with the difficult names and the accurate German pronunciation. I may have to try and listen to this again as several plot lines escaped me and left me
Puzzled. I enjoy this series but this was my least favorite so far even though (spoiler alert) Tate comes
To some
Conclusion as to his origins).

  • Perfect on Paper

  • The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson
  • By: Maria Murnane
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 623

Waverly Bryson is a successful businesswoman in her late 20s who almost has it all: a dream job in sports PR, two best friends, and a bar where everybody knows her name. What she doesn’t have is a ring on her finger. And after being ditched at the altar, she’s in no hurry to get one. Besides, plenty of other issues keep her busy, including her wayward father, a new rival at work, and an ever-nagging fear that her life is not turning out as she thought it would...or should.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By susan on 03-26-13

Unlistenable - Is That A Word?

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

This book is poorly written, is vapid and insipid. The narrator's voice is irritating. I am always surprised when books that appear to be unedited, make it into the ranks of popular titles.

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel - Millennium Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,106

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Sequel

  • By Lia on 09-21-17

Caught in the Web

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

I was skeptical that another writer could capture original author's voice. I was quickly caught in the web of intrigue and great storytelling. That I've seen the films, both Swedish and American, gave me a 3D sense of the characters that were familiar to me. The narrator was great. I didn't want it to end.

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