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Merritt Island, FL, United States
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  • The Heir

  • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 21

Edward Deravenel is the king of his company at last: a man who sought and won a business empire and the favors of many women. Now it is 1918, the war is over, an influenza epidemic is sweeping England, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and the treacherous middle brother of the family, George. And the politics of inheritance are intense, as different family factions vie for the honor.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Little payoff for such a long novel

  • By Book and Movie Lover on 05-20-08

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I reread this series every couple of years. I love How Edward Deraveau put in place strategies that endured for generatiions after his death. I also admired him for his belief that a woman could run a large company as well as man and Elizabeth proved that. Great series ☺

  • Melting the Ice

  • A Series of Elements, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Johns
  • Narrated by: Greg Patmore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Along with her triplet sisters, Lady Beaujolais Ashbury is a celebrated beauty, but after five seasons she has yet to find a match she finds tolerable. Since her father refuses to arrange a marriage, it is rumoured in London society that she is holding out for a duke. Benedict Stanton, Duke of Yardley, vowed never to marry again when his first marriage ended in a scandalous divorce. Having retreated to the country for nearly a decade, he is thought to be a coldhearted recluse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it

  • By A. on 07-10-18

Enjoyed it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

This was a great story. The narration and the sound quality are not good. I only finished it because of the story.

  • The Girl Who Was Taken

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,125

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-07-17

Fascinating read

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Long but worth the time. This was a great mystery. I kept assuming the culprit and was totally surprised when I found out who dunit.

  • Small Town Rumors

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842

Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee - and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas - has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Beaver State on 07-05-18

I enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

When I started listening, I wasn't sure if I could tolerate the Texas accents for an entire book but the story was so good, I got used to it quickly. The story line held my interest and I was anxious to hear what will happen next. I was surprised by the ending, though. Clever! I was left with a question...why hide the grandchild's birth or maybe I missed it when I answered the phone?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • After Anna

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,101

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nauseatingly saccharine

  • By cathy journeaux on 04-29-18

Ok

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I just couldn't get into this book. I think the story could have been told in fewer hours.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Devil of a Duke

  • By: Madeline Hunter
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

He's infamous, debaucherous, and known all over town for his complete disregard for scandal, and positively irresistible seductions. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is obscenely wealthy, jaw-droppingly handsome, and used to getting exactly what he wants. Until his attention is utterly captured by a woman who refuses to tell him her name, but can't help surrendering to his touch....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun+ Exciting= great

  • By karen on 04-25-18

ok

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

kinda silly. but I listened because Rosalyn Landor narrated it and I kept waiting for it to get better to no avail. Too bad because it never got better. oh well, c'est LA vie in the unfamiliar author world .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Payment in Blood

  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

The producer of a troubled play invites the cast to spend the weekend in his remote Scottish Highlands estate to hash out the problems. When the housemaid finds the playwright murdered in bed, Thomas Lynley and his partner must unmask the villain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fair for Elizabeth George

  • By Jennifer Pineiro on 05-09-16

Ok

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

There were so many characters and different story lines and such a long book that it was hard to keep track of what was going on. Except that it was not hard to see the main character's prejudice. After a while, it just became noise. But I won't give up on this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Heard That Song Before

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

Kay Lansing grew up the daughter of the landscaper to the wealthy and powerful Carrington family. One day, accompanying her father to work, six-year-old Kay overhears a quarrel between a man and a woman that ends with the man's caustic response: "I heard that song before." That same evening, young Peter Carrington drives the 19-year-old daughter of neighbors home from a formal dinner dance at the Carrington estate, but she is not in her room the next morning and is never seen or heard from again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By ASDQM1 on 09-10-15

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-18

Great mystery. I enjoy a good mystery, this one notwithstanding. I hardly ever read Mary Highinst Clark. I'll consider reading more of here books.

  • Someone to Care

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Two years after the death of the Earl of Riverdale, his family has overcome the shame of being stripped of their titles and fortune - except for his onetime countess, Viola. With her children grown and herself no longer part of the social whirl of the ton, she is uncertain where to look for happiness - until quite by accident her path crosses once again with that of the Marquess of Dorchester, Marcel Lamarr. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous story with mature H/h

  • By Cate F. on 05-09-18

Enjoyed it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Great story about people finding themselves and realizing their value and worth. Narration was excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It Happened in the Highlands

  • By: May McGoldrick
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

When Captain Wynne Melfort ended his engagement to Jo Pennington 16 years ago, he never imagined he would see her again. But after he uncovers information that could reveal the truth about Jo's parentage, Wynne feels bound by duty to right an old wrong and inform her of his find. He didn’t expect for feelings long thought dead to resurface, for in his mind a love departed was gone forever. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable<br />

  • By Gail on 04-02-18

Couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Kind of a different take on a money hungry family. Jo was a very strong personality. The narration was good, too. I look forward to any sequences.