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  • 44 Charles Street

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor - even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her lawyer boyfriend Todd, is desperate. The owner of a struggling art gallery, and suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse, Francesca does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders. Soon her house becomes a whole new world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Danielle - Did you really write this?

  • By Loretta on 05-01-11

Good Book Shocking Narration

3 out of 5 stars
1 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-11

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it except for the narration. Firstly most of her books lend themselves to a female narrator rather than a male. In this instance I broke my policy of not buying romantic novels unless they are read by a female. I always buy her books regardless as long as they are narrated by a female. Doing so this time I finished the book but it was hard to put up with the narrator he was really bad. I would not buy it for this reason only.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Shall We Dance

  • By: Maggie Alderson
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Loulou Landers is about to turn 49 and she's feeling seriously overlooked. She hasn't had a relationship for 20 years, her 21-year-old daughter Theo is giving her the cold shoulder, and is that really a bunion making it so painful to walk, or is Christian Louboutin losing his touch? Theo can't see what her mum is so hung up about. It's only another birthday. And she has more important things to think about - mainly herself. For not only is Loulou permanently single, but so is Theo – despite her legendary good looks. But over the course of a summer, everything changes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shall we...say it's just OK?

  • By Colleen on 03-18-12

Shall We Dance

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-11

I read Cents and Sensibility by this author and loved it. The narrator was great. Assuming this book would be as good I made a mistake for once I did not listen to the sample. Big mistake.

This book is terrible I can't believe anyone would agree to print it! The story is boring, and mind numbing. Do not waste your time.
The narrator is woeful. She starts off talking as a 21 year old girl sounding like a 5 year old absolutely pathetic constantly changing this character's voice. I have listened to over 60 audiobooks and this is the only one I am finding hard to finish I am trying but skipping a lot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful