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Oakland, CA, United States
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  • Two by Two

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,480

At 32 Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six-year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive, and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I Am Stunned At The Good Reviews!

  • By Wendi on 10-17-16

Heart warming!!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Loved the narrator and the pace of the story. All the characters seemed realistic. Was a usual expected tear jerker for me.

  • Queen Sugar

  • A Novel
  • By: Natalie Baszile
  • Narrated by: Miriam Hyman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984

Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her 11-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that's mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man's business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't think I would like it but I loved it 😊

  • By Colette M. Cummings on 12-05-16

Interesting, educational read!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

Recommend this book to my ladies book club and other friends. Very entertaining, fast read.

  • Vegas Rich

  • By: Fern Michaels
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

With a heart full of dreams, Sallie Coleman leaves Texas and heads west determined to get as far from the squalor of her dirt poor beginnings. With its shifting sands, smoky saloons, and bingo palaces, Las Vegas seems like a paradise. A paradise where an extraordinary twist of fate makes Sallie the most powerful businesswoman in Nevada.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get this booK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-26-10

Keep it coming

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Very excited to get more about the Coleman's. I am very anxious to start the next book. Good narration and interesting story!

  • Love at First Flight

  • One Round Trip That Would Change Everything
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Juliana isn't looking for love. When she meets Michael, a prosecutor who sits next to her on a plane, Juliana has been dating Jeremy for 10 years. But Jeremy is hedging about marriage, and Michael promises to give her everything she's ever wanted in a relationship. Michael is supposed to be getting married. But he is drawn to Juliana in a way he never was to his beautiful but manipulative fiancée. When they get off the plane, Michael and Juliana can't tear themselves apart. But with desperate exes who won't let go, love at first sight is tested beyond endurance....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why can't judge a book by it's cover?

  • By Kristin on 03-20-13

Very good story! Fresh and interesting!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-15

Smooth moving story with interesting glitches and heartfelt conclusion. The narrator does a good job. Anxious for more by Marie.

  • Where There's Smoke

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643

No one knows why Lara Mallory opens up her medical practice in the rowdy Texas town where Tackett Oil owns everything. But everyone remembers her role in the well-publicized scandal that caused the downfall of White House hopeful Senator Clark Tackett. Now the ironfisted matriarch of Tackett Oil intends to use her money and power to drive Lara out of town...especially when Lara meets Key, the hell-raising, youngest Tackett son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Kyla on 12-13-10

Great intriging story!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-14

What made the experience of listening to Where There's Smoke the most enjoyable?

The various characters and their stories.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Where There's Smoke?

The conclusion.

What does Natalie Ross bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

An abundance of talent. Natalie Ross is one of my favorite female readers.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final chapter.

Any additional comments?

I love Sandra Brown and have listened to almost 20 books on tape but I was really impressed with this one. Actually one that I started a few years ago but got away from it, Glad I finished it!

  • Fast Women

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 874

Nell Dysart's in trouble. Her divorce is 18 months old, she's been sleepwalking through life, and the best job she can get is with a detective agency that specializes in relationship work. Determined to turn her life around, Nell flings herself into making McKenna Investigations a better place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great romance, good wit, and more than it seems

  • By Barbara on 08-02-08

Fun and very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-10-12

What did you love best about Fast Women?

Fast, fun, entertaining

What other book might you compare Fast Women to and why?

Welcome to Temptation because of the facets of the women and the love stories evolving.

Have you listened to any of Sandra Burr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is great typical Sandra Burr performances. I always love her narrations.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

Any additional comments?

I want to continue to listen to Jennifer Cruise. This is my fifth book in two weeks.

  • Happy Ever After

  • The Bride Quartet, Book 4
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

No man has rattled wedding-planner Parker Brown in a long time, but the motorcycle-riding, raven-haired Mal seems to have a knack for it. His passionate kisses always catch her off guard, much like her growing feelings for him. Parker’s business risks have always paid off, but now she’ll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a great close to this wonderful series.

  • By Jessica on 03-17-11

Great reading as we're the other three!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-12

I enjoyed all the books in the series as I have the many other Nora Roberts books.

  • A Wallflower Christmas

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady-in-waiting, and if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable addition to the series

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-26-13

Good!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-11

This was the final in the Wallfloer series. It was enjoyable reading as were all the others.

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  • Tough to Tame

  • A Long, Tall Texans Story
  • By: Diana Palmer
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

For over three decades Diana Palmer has wowed Romance fans with passionate tales from America’s heartland. In Tough to Tame, listeners are transported to Jacobsville, Texas, where veterinarian Dr. Bentley Rydel works hard and has little time for the opposite sex. Into his world comes Cappie Drake, an assistant at the clinic where he works—and the woman who’s going to tame this hot-tempered Texan if it’s the last thing she does.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with an excellent outcome!

  • By Stills on 12-06-11

Great story with an excellent outcome!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-11

This was my first time being introduced to Diana Palmer's writings. Enjoyed the book especially as a native Texan. I have already downloaded another book with great anticipation.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Happy Birthday

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

Valerie Wyatt is the queen of gracious living and the arbiter of taste with a successful TV show. Since her long-ago divorce, she’s worked hard to reach the pinnacle of her profession and to create a camera-ready life in her Fifth Avenue penthouse. So why is she so depressed? All the hours with her personal trainer, the careful work of New York’s best hairdressers, cosmetic surgeons, and her own God-given bone structure and great looks can’t fudge the truth or her lies about it: Valerie is turning sixty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, a nice story

  • By DLA on 09-03-12

Great story with an excellent conclusion!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-11

As usual Danielle Steel does not disappoint. She is definitely one of my favorite writers.