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Waupaca, WI
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  • Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

  • And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
  • By: Alyssa Mastromonaco, Lauren Oyler
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Mastromonaco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119

If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would sound something like this. Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women, and a promising debut from a savvy political star.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and funny

  • By Jean on 04-06-17

women in politics

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

it's a good book about politics without getting too political. definitely democratic, and fills me with pride about having Obama as a president.

it's a good listen if you miss the good ol days.

  • Bluegrass Undercover

  • Bluegrass Brothers
  • By: Kathleen Brooks
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Cade Davies is an ex-Army Ranger, teacher, and the new head coach of the high school football team in Keeneston. He barely has time to adjust to all of the changes in his life before he runs into the school's fiery new guidance counselor and a new threat to the peaceful town of Keeneston. DEA Agent Annie Blake was undercover to bust a major drug ring preying on high school athletes across the South. After her transfer from Miami to Kentucky, Annie looks to make her career by solving the biggest case the DEA has open.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Musings

  • By Reader Lady on 08-18-16

entertaining, but doesn't fit the bill.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

it's not great, it's cute. characters are well thought out and they captured small town USA like a dream.. however it's like a poorly thought out crime mixed with a pg13 romanace, they think the thoughts but when it comes to the intimate scenes.. it's like a cloud a smoke, and then a "we made love in the kitchen"

hmph.
its not worth a credit imho. but worthwhile for a listen if you have the romance package if you go into it not expecting much romancing.

  • I Woke Up Dead at the Mall

  • By: Judy Sheehan
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

Last night Sarah was a bridesmaid, dressed in a hideous mango chiffon. Today she wakes up dead at the Mall of America. This is where the universe sends teenagers who were murdered. In fact most malls are haunted. The living don't notice it, what with all the bright lights, sales, and free samples. The dead just pass through them while finishing up the business of their former lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light and fun even though everyone is dead

  • By Angelmarie on 03-24-16

a feel good story

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

it takes you for all the twists and turns of the after life. it's funny, sad and infuriating all at the same time. the only downside is that the narrator deeply fails at doing accents in a male voice, but just deal it it

  • Cream Puff Murder

  • A Hannah Swensen Mystery
  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

Fan-adored author Joanne Fluke always satisfies the cravings of listeners who like their mysteries served with a sugary sweet confection. Hannah Swensen, like most women in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is not a fan of Ronni Ward - the man-stealing gym bunny. So when Ronni turns up lifeless in a Jacuzzi - accompanied by one of Hannah's cream puffs - the long list of suspects begins with Hannah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cream Puff Murder

  • By Andra on 07-08-09

4 hrs into a 9 hr book...

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

finally someone gets murdered.

until then, you learn about her work outs.
and.. apparently there's recipes that are read off to you. do I care about the 20 mins of cookies? no. that's why I didn't buy a cookbook to be read to me.

  • The Beauty of Perhaps

  • By: Eryn Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Molly is the last person who should answer the ad for a teaching job on the remote Scottish island of Lilliebrae. Truthfully, she only took the job after her life in America went from bad to worse. From day one on the island, Molly's sure she's not meant to stay. When a rugged journeyman arrives, things get even more complicated, and she's pushed even further outside her comfort zone. With his help, Molly works on finding the beauty of perhaps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a Scottish flavor

  • By Maggie Tuliver on 06-26-17

very lovable charcaters

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

really enjoyed the character build up and the real life distractions! detailed description of the landscape was almost as good as the description of the Scotish men.

  • Amish Promises

  • Neighbors of Lancaster County
  • By: Leslie Gould
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

When Joel and Shani Beck arrive at their new home on Juneberry Lane in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they're looking for peace. Joel's recently returned from Iraq and is recuperating, and Shani is just happy to have her family back together. They can't imagine any trouble with their Amish neighbors, the Lehmans, but things get off to a rocky start when their son accidently hurts Simon, one of the Lehman boys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Wendy Glosser on 01-23-17

good story but religious.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I am not a religious person, so getting a book that's dripping in godliness was not what I was going for...
but it's pretty good. I live in Amish country and really enjoy my neighbors and that's what sparked me getting the book.
charcaters are very well done, storyline is predictable, and narrative is convincing
worth it for the romance package, not worth it for me for a credit.

  • 50 Acts of Kindness

  • By: Ellyn Oaksmith
  • Narrated by: Wendy Rich Stetson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Being overly kind isn't in Kylie Harrow's nature. This has never been more evident than when Kylie vents her frustrations to an innocent employee - and the whole scene is posted online, tanking her career and earning her the dubious distinction of "world's worst boss". But when she flees home to the South, Kylie finds her childhood home has changed. The high school quarterback is now the hot and handsome sheriff. Her mother has turned her home into a nudist colony.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally crazy and entertaining fun

  • By J and M on 05-29-16

cute

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

it was an uplifting story, abrupt ending but still worth it. Feel good sort of book.

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  • Eat Slay Love

  • Living with the Dead, Book 3
  • By: Jesse Petersen
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Sarah and David have survived the zombie apocalypse. They stood side by side and fought mad scientists, the undead, and even bionic monsters . . . until the unthinkable happened. A zombie bite. But not even that could stop them. Now, with a possible cure in hand, they're headed east, looking for a safe zone behind the rumored "Wall." They're feeling pretty optimistic. That is, until Dave stops sleeping and starts lifting huge objects. Eat. Slay. Love. Because they haven't got a prayer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Action & Characters

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 12-16-13

stupidly funny and more

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

you know those books that you listen to because you need a little light in your life but couldn't careless about the ending... this isn't it.
Sarah and David are a wonderful pair that keep the light in their marriage and my heart going. of course they leave you on a cliff hanger so there has to be more!!

  • Daughters of the Night Sky

  • By: Aimie K. Runyan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851

Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she's dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband—a sensitive artist who fears for her safety—can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of Russia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator sets the scene

  • By Jake's Handler on 02-16-18

slow going then it takes flight

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I was going to give up, but then the book took off. A great story of Female leadership and pride and working towards what you believe in. great character development.
The end has a heartwarming twist that is so worth it!

  • The Boy on the Bridge

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,594

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Bridge Worth Crossing

  • By John on 05-23-17

cannot stand alone

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

in comparison with the first book it is subpar. 7hrs in, and I still can't fathom this book having anything to stand on if it's not for the readers knowledge of how the last book ended.
Really I'm just in it to see how Rosie ends up abandoned. 7 hrs in and nothing to write home about. save your credit

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