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Albany, NY, United States
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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,460

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

One of the BEST

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

I laughed out loud. I chuckled too many times to count. I nodded my head in agreement. And I flat out cried. This book was able to pull out all of these emotions and more. So well written and one of the best I have listened to in a while!

  • The Thing About Jane Spring

  • By: Sharon Krum
  • Narrated by: Pamela Dillman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

The thing about Jane Spring is...at 31, she has everything a woman could ask for and seemingly everything a man could long for - great legs, brains, rising star status in the Manhattan D.A.'s office - but she just can't find a man who'll fall madly in love with her. Men are always asking her out, but for some reason no one wants a second date.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A very silly book

  • By Jody on 07-09-07

Keeps a smile on your face

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-10

Just like Doris Day - a smile just appears on your face and stays there throughout the book. Yes, it is totally frivolous, but a wonderful, entertaining read with a good theory. Think about who you are and what you would like to change. Maybe you don't want to be Doris Day, but then............who knows!!

  • 61 Hours

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,340

A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger was disappointing

  • By JV on 05-28-10

Disappointing Ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-10

I am a huge Jack Reacher fan and always will be. I am disappointed with Mr. Hill's decision to end the story in the manner in which he did. However, it doesn't take away from an exciting and provocative story - it just seemed a bit abrupt and hanging.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Look Again

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545

When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops - the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. Her every instinct tells her to deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption was lawful. But she's a journalist and won't be able to stop thinking about the photo until she figures out the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good!

  • By Susan on 04-18-09

Thought Provoking Subject Matter

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-10

Good story. Well written. As a mother, made me do some good soul-searching and helps you realize never to take your life, your children, and those you love for granted. Things can change in an instant.

  • Kiss an Angel

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

Arranged marriages seldom happen in modern America, so Daisy Devreaux hates her father's ultimatum: marry the humorless man he has picked for her, or go to jail. It's not much of a deal for Alex Markov, the prospective groom, either. He's got no time to indulge an uptown girl. So Alex puts Daisy to work in his traveling circus, expecting the harsh realities will break her. Instead, he finds she's got heart enough for both of them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • classic Susan Phillips

  • By Loy on 06-01-07

Always Enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-09

For fun, light and truly romantic frivolity, I always turn to SEP. In Kiss an Angel, she brings to life the sights and sounds of the every day circus and weaves a heartwarming love story throughout the story. Like I said, always enjoyable!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Natural Born Charmer

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177

Dean Robillard is the Chicago Stars' hotshot quarterback. Not only does he have lightening reflexes on the field, he is also utterly gorgeous. First seen in the critically acclaimed Match Me If You Can, Dean is trying to recover (both mentally and physically) from a shoulder injury by taking a road trip. Along the way he meets Blue, a beautiful woman down on her luck, and as they spend more time together their attraction grows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another CHARMER from SEP!

  • By MSEreads on 09-27-08

Light & Fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-09

I have recently started listening to SEP audio books and find myself always smiling throughout the entire read. Her writing is carefree and fun, but she brings a nice and honest approach to human nature in all her stories. Natural Born Charmer was great and I was sorry when I reached the end. Now onto Match Me..........