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RENTON, WA, US
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  • The Bourbon Kings

  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,063

For generations the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege - as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet. For Lizzie King, Easterly's head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes it's Dallas with Bourbon but I loved it

  • By Katherine on 08-30-15

Just Ok

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

Normally I'm a fan of JR Ward and the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Decided to give this a try but found the characters to be just OK. Didn't really get invested in any of them. The narrator's voice was annoying when acting the female characters parts, making them all sound like whiners.

45 of 51 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 165,486
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152,768
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152,606

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Loved this story!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-15

I didn't think I would like it as much at first but I got really engaged with it and looked forward to listening every chance I got. I was disappointed the story had to end.

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  • Sweet Anger

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Television newscaster Kari Wynne blamed her shattered life on one man - D.A. Hunter McKee. He hadn't directly caused her husband's death, but he had destroyed his reputation. Still, the desire that exploded every time they met was almost overwhelming.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Yuck

  • By Holmes-y on 08-08-08

Yuck

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-08

I've read and listened to many Sandra Brown books. This is one that I could un-listen too. The dialog was trite and the whole overall story was forced. It seems that this is one of her first tries. There are many other Sandra Brown novels that are much better. Give Envy, Richoette, The Alibi or Chill Factor a try. Those are well worth the credit. This story isn't.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Savage Skies

  • Savage Series, 100
  • By: Cassie Edwards
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Cook
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Shirleen has always been self-reliant and adventurous, but after dealing with a husband who beat her, the disappearance of her four-year-old daughter, and kidnapping at the hands of the notorious Comanche renegade Big Nose, she's almost given up hope. When the most handsome man she's ever seen sweeps in to rescue her, she sees a man in whom she can finally put her trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-08

Blech...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-08

I thought I would give a new romance genre a try and was thinking that this would be a good try. Where I imagined listening to a "Dances with Wolves" type story, I'm getting a dismal 1950's TV plot script. The writing of the story is full of trite phrasing (ex... "oh my darling")and the characters are so one dimensional that I'm finding I don't really care about any of them.

I'm going to finish listening to the story only because I'm stubborn and finish what I start. But I'm feeling like it is a chore. Don't waste your credit!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful