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  • Four White Roses

  • By: Judy Ann Davis
  • Narrated by: Bob Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

When widower Rich Redman returns to Pennsylvania with his young daughter to sell his deceased grandmother’s house, he discovers Grandmother Gertie’s final request was for him to find a missing relative and a stash of WWI jewels. Torrie Larson, single mom, is trying to make her landscape center and flower-arranging business succeed while attempting to save the lineage of a rare white rose brought from Austria in the 1900s. Together, the rich Texas lawyer and poor landscape owner team up to rescue the last rose and fulfill a dead woman’s wishes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wholesome!

  • By G C on 06-07-18

Mixed views

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I thought the description sound great and it is something I would read. I really liked the romance between the two characters and I loved the girls, they sounded so sweet. However, I just found it slow going. It took a while for it pick up. This is not to say that it was not interesting. I wanted to to know about the mystery they tried to solve. It, for me, just dragged. This is my personal opinion and others might think otherwise. I noticed a lot of the reviews loved it. Would I read another book by this author? yes I would. Would I still recommend it? I actually would recommend it. It had romance, there was some intrigue and suspense, a mystery and it was also about family, loss, friendship, community and second chances.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Warriors

  • By: M J Sewall
  • Narrated by: Christopher James Mayer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

How would you like to read minds? Freeze time itself? See any place in the world through a mirror? It may sound glamorous and exciting, but to the teenagers manifesting these talents, it is the beginning of a terrifying adventure that will challenge everything they thought they knew. In a sleepy California town, five teenagers discover that they are part of a secret struggle, with talents that none of them ever imagined. Before they know it, they're plunged into an ancient battle of good versus evil that will question everything they know about the world, and themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great plot with a very good narration

  • By Lidia Chymkowska on 05-24-18

Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I have not read anything by this author but I read the description and it got me intrigued. I was not disappointed. After a slow start (for me) the story picks up.
This is full of action adventure, suspense and intrigue, I would highly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Bubbles in the Wine

  • Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Volume 4
  • By: Mary Jo Burke
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

From USA Today best-selling author Mary Jo Burke comes the next deliciously deadly episode in the best-selling Aloha Lagoon Mystery series. After Simone Ryan is stood up at the alter by her fiancé, Elliott, she decides to enjoy her would-be honeymoon in paradise alone. She checks into the Aloha Lagoon Resort's bridal suite and promptly begins to drown her sorrows in champagne. But when Simone steps out onto the balcony to take in the glorious Hawaiian scenery, she gets an even better view. Hot local baker, Liam Bentley, is out for a stroll on the beach.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun simple Mystery

  • By cosmitron on 05-25-18

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I really liked the narrator in this book. I thought she bought out the main character. I didn't just get told what she was like but I also felt it. She really bought out the personality of the characters.
The book itself is heavy on the romance and the mystery isn't too bad, I have read a lot worse. There were moments that made me smile, which I really like in a cozy mystery.
Another reviewer mentioned sex in this book well I listened to it and the sex scene happens behind closed doors. Yes sex is discussed but it does not go into detail, so if you want a cozy mystery with plenty of romance and no sex then this is for you.
I really enjoyed listening to it and I would highly recommend it.
It can be read as a stand alone.

  • Mud

  • Chronicles of the Third Realm War, Book 1
  • By: E. J. Wenstrom
  • Narrated by: Tom Zadoyko
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Trapped by his Maker’s command to protect a mysterious box, Adem is forced to kill anyone who tries to steal it. When a young boy chances upon Adem’s temple, he resists temptation, intriguing the golem. As the boy and his sister convince Adem to leave the refuge of his temple, the group lands in a web of trouble. Now Adem will do whatever necessary to keep his new young charges safe, even if it means risking all to get rid of the box. Their saving grace comes in the form of an angel who offers to set Adem free of the box’s magic by granting his greatest desire - making him human.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting.

  • By Layla on 07-03-18

Interesting.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Once I started listening to the audiobook, I thought that it sounded intriguing. I wanted to know more about this world that the author introduced us too. My only complaint is that I found it had quite a few slow moments and this dragged the book down. Other then this I thought the book is good and I would recommend it.
The narrator did a great job in voicing all the characters.

  • Infected, The Shiners

  • By: Tara Ellis
  • Narrated by: Tara Ellis
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

An alien plague. A sixteen-year-old girl. A fight to save the world. When a rare meteor shower unleashes a mind-altering infection, the people Alex loves begin to change. They’re smarter, faster, emotionless, and they have a plan. One that doesn’t include her. Guided by cryptic clues left behind by her deceased father, Alex follows a trail of increasingly shocking discoveries. Earth’s history isn’t what she learned in school, and a new hive mind threatens to rewrite the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enter a Future of mystery and suspense.

  • By cosmitron on 06-07-18

YA SciFi

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I was hooked from the beginning. The author had me intrigued and I wanted to see where she was going to take us. It is not a bad book and other young adults might like it. It is suitable for all since there is no profanity or sexual content and some mild violence.
I thought the author who narrated the book was not that bad, I only wish that she would put more emotion when she is voicing the characters. I want to feel when they are angry, upset, happy without being told. But other then this she voiced the characters out quite well.
I would recommend it to those who love SciFi, YA and Dystopia.

  • Della

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Historical, Book 2
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Della Stout can hardly believe it when her father tells her he's lost it all - the money, the house, the servants, their entire fortune. But things only get worse when they inform her she's to be sent west, as a mail order bride. When she meets her husband to be, she's less than impressed - by him and the dusty little town he lives in. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet mail order bride!

  • By PATRICIA on 06-10-18

Sweet historical romance.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. This is a story were by you don't have to think, there isn't really any suspense or intrigue but I actually liked it. I think this is due to the fact that the author shows us parts that are important in the story and they are also short, so things actually move quite quickly. I thought the author really thought this through and I would highly recommend it.

  • The Mangrove Suite

  • Clean, Book 1
  • By: Tim Niederriter
  • Narrated by: Dan McAdam
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Jethro finds a woman he thought lost, but her memories have been taken. She has become a clean. Aeons govern and regulate the cities that remain on Earth. From their alien veins springs a substance that allows humans to communicate through telepathy. In their minds lurks the power to remove human memories. Jethro's actions push both him and the clean called Rain into the heart of action and intrigue the likes of which he has never known before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blade Runner in a Alternative Universe.

  • By cosmitron on 04-21-18

Different

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

The narrator unfortunetly does not suit this audiobook. However, the book is interesting. I found it slow to begin with and confusing but as it progressed it picked up and got more intriguing.
Would recommend.

  • Finding My Forever

  • By: Shevawn Michelle
  • Narrated by: Giselle Lumas
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

We all have that one person who we know are meant just for us. The one who we tell our innermost secrets to, share our joy, every triumph, every loss, every fail with. That doesn't always mean that we get to be with them, but it is a driving force that keeps us pressing forward, trying to conquer the unconquerable, always searching for ways to beat the odds. For Braxton Caulder, that person is Allie Johnson.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What?????

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 02-07-17

Sweet romance

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I liked it to begin with and I even liked the main character but I found it slow. I did not really like the main female. There were times I felt like slapping her and I did not understand why he loved her. But this shows what true love is like.
It is OK, others might like it more then I did.

  • The Legacy of Dragonwand

  • Legacy of Dragonwand Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Peyton
  • Narrated by: Austin Freeman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Over 1,000 years ago, nearly all the ancient wizards were destroyed after the Wizard Wars. However, the one who started the war still remains, having worked his will in secret. If he can find the last Dragonwand, he will regain his powers as the dark dragon. Unaware of the Dragonwand or the betrayer, 16-year-old Markus is looking for a wizard who will give him a letter of recommendation for the College of Wizardry. During his journey, he stumbles upon Tolen the Wise, who sends Markus on a quest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy

  • By Layla on 06-19-18

Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

There is nothing new in this book, however, it is a well written story. It is shorter then I expected but I was still recommend it.

  • So Many Roads to Choose

  • Oregon Trail Dreamin', Book 4
  • By: Kathleen Ball
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

It’s finally time for Smitty to settle down after all of his trips on the Oregon Trail. He has Lynn and a houseful of orphans, but he also had a wife who he’s always been faithful to. Brenda lied and said she was with child, Smitty’s child, over ten years ago. It’s time to dissolve their marriage. Upon arriving at Brenda’s house, he finds Brenda and her mother May dying of tuberculosis and just as ornery as ever. Lynn knows Smitty is married and respects the vows he took. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clean historical romance

  • By Layla on 06-19-18

Clean historical romance

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

This is an easy listen too. The book is predictable but that is not a bad thing. I did, however, feel like banging the main characters head at times but it has a happy ending.
Would recommend.