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  • Simply Unforgettable

  • The Simply Quartet, Book 1
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575

Stranded together in a rustic country inn, Lucius Marshall, who is the Viscount Sinclair, and Frances Allard share a night of glorious, unforgettable passion. But Frances knows her place, and it is far from the privileged world of the sensual aristocrat. Due to begin her teaching position at Miss Martin's School in Bath, Frances must try to forget that one extraordinary night - and the man who touched her with such exquisite tenderness and abandon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a litte drawn out

  • By Kristin on 11-10-16

Drawn out

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

This wasn’t my favorite book by the author. The story was very drawn out and I never fully understood the heroine’s argumentation for rejecting the hero again and again. After so much build up I expected more of her “scandalous” past.
The narrator is amazing as always!

  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite MZ Slow Burn

  • By Brittany M on 05-13-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

This is an amazing book. It’s Mariana’s trademark slow burn and so worth the long journey from enemies to friends to lovers. Great narration!!!

  • Overnight Sensation

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Heidi and I have been trading hungry looks all year, and everything she does makes me smile. But I don't do girlfriends, and I certainly can't get involved with the league commissioner's daughter. I need shots on goal, not a hookup and a widely misunderstood paparazzi photo. Can I resist her, though? The way she teases me should be a game penalty for interference with my libido.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensational storytelling

  • By Sin2sea on 01-23-19

I’m sorry

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

This didn’t entirely work for me. I’ve loved all of Sarina’s other books but not this one, and the reason is Heidi Jo. I found her spoiled, immature, too impulsive and whiny, and didn’t understand what Jason saw in her. The narrator did a good job on capturing her voice, but it only highlighted my annoyance with the character and her thoughtless choices.
I liked Jason, though, and the minor characters were great as always. I can’t give it more than 3 stars, however, and that’s a first for me when it comes to one of Ms. Bowen’s books, which are usually 5 star reads for me.

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  • Steadfast

  • The True North Series, Book 2
  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine, Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920

Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there is no way he can ever right that wrong. He would forever steer clear of Colebury, Vermont, if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can't find a job just anywhere. >Sophie Haines is stunned by his reappearance. After a three-year absence, the man who killed her brother and broke her heart is suddenly everywhere she turns. It's hard not to stare at how much he has changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!!!

  • By Melanie P. on 11-05-16

How old is Jude again?

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Because the male narrator sounds like he’s 50+, which is super distracting. Sophie’s voice is great, though, as is the whole story. But seriously miscast Jude, unfortunately.

  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,543
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,595

In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls - the first and second times - and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice that made her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, a New York Times best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • By NO SPIN on 12-02-16

So here’s the thing

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I loved Lauren Graham’s roles on Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, so I was excited for this book. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen - surely there had to be some good stories from her being a struggling actor, but no. The whole thing was so bland and, well, ordinary. Don’t get me wrong, it sounds like a good life she’s led and I’m happy for her. It just wasn’t particularly interesting to read about. Maybe it’s because I’ve been listening to a lot of similar ‘read by the author’ autobiographies by people with more adventurous pasts, but this didn’t catch my attention at all. I finished it (because I’m a finisher) but I took long breaks in between chapters. I’m left wondering why she wanted to write this book in the first place. Her novel was great and she’s a skilled writer. It’s just that the biggest incident in this book was when she had to show her naked butt for 2 seconds at an audition and then decided nudity wasn’t for her.
Sorry! (I still love you, Lauren)