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  • The Wedding Pearls

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Tessa Wilson's life is all over the map. She may be clumsy, but this time she's stumbled into a pickle by choice, not by accident. She's agreed to take a month-long trip around Texas jammed into a '59 Cadillac with a drama-loving teenager, two elderly spitfires, and - oh, yes - her biological mama who gave her away at birth. And the ride gets even crazier when hot-as-sin cowboy Branch Thomas crosses into her lane. They don't call him the sexiest man in the Lone Star State for nothin'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Therese M. Woolley on 10-04-16

For chick lit lovers only.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

If you love the Hallmark channel, this one is for you. The premise was ridiculous. The ending was predictable. The whole thing was boring and way too long.

  • Collared

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the "DNA dog".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Boy, this series just gets better and better!

  • By Kathi on 08-04-17

The best book I've read this year!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

David Rosenfelt never disappointments. With this book he outdid himself! I've enjoyed all the "Andy Carpenter" books and this was the BEST of them all. Funny, plenty of twists and turns and lots of surprises. Thoroughly enjoyable.The narration by Grover Gardner was spot on as always. Don't miss this one!

  • Brat Farrar

  • By: Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,227

A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizeable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick’s mannerisms, appearance and every significant detail of Patrick’s early life, up to his 13th year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great all around

  • By Catherine on 10-23-11

Boring and poorly narrated.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

It was very predictable and dull. The narrator was no help and seemed to be in a hurry to get finished. Big disappointment.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Nothing Girl

  • The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326

Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder.... Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heartwarming tale of self-discovery. Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband - the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not To Be Missed!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-28-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-16

Well written and full of surprises. Characters were well described and easy to "see" in your mind's eye. I became completely engrossed in the story and hope there is a sequel. A lovely book,most enjoyable.

  • The Danish Girl

  • By: David Ebershoff
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 793

Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife, this tender portrait of a marriage asks: what do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife on an afternoon chilled by the Baltic wind while both are painting in their studio. Her portrait model has cancelled; would he slip into a pair of women's shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish the painting on time?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Feelings

  • By Nicole on 02-07-17

Waste of time and my credit.

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

This book was very dull and terribly boring and didn't live up to the hype The author describes in painfully slow and overdone detail about "things" and "places"'not people. In fact you will learn very little about anyone in this man's life.Very little is written about the actual physical transformation of this young man into a young woman. If you keep reading because you want to find out how it all turns out,don't bother. There is literally NO ENDING. I know I'm shouting but I feel ripped off by this "Frankenstein like "medical experiment that was supposedly based on a real person. To sum it all up it I feel it was falsely advertised. Save your credit.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Worth the Wait

  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

Thirteen years ago, Vivi LeBrun was sketching a rooster and eating Oreos when she first met - and fell for - her friend's brother, David St. James. Since then, her love for David has only intensified thanks to years of friendship with his family, who rescued her from a lonely, tumultuous childhood. As she travels to Block Island to vacation with the St. James siblings, Vivi daydreams about reuniting with David, hoping he'll finally see her as his soul mate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DNF @ 45%..

  • By Trish R. on 03-26-17

Boring, besides being poorly written and narrated.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-15

The worst book I've read all year. I couldn't even finish it. Who publishes this junk?.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Plus One

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,525

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math-whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages...maybe ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes I need a book that is just fun to read.

  • By Kathy on 07-05-14

Not what I expected from JoJo Moyes

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

I've read 4 other books by the author and enjoyed them all. The premise of this book was not believable and the narration was distracting and unpleasant to me. I seem to be in the minority here ,however,that's my feeling.

  • An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

  • An Irish Country Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly came to the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, young Surgeon-Lieutenant O'Reilly answered the call of duty to serve in World War II. Fingal just wants to marry his beloved Deirdre and live happily ever after. First, he must hone his skills at a British naval hospital before reporting back to the HMS Warspite, where, as a ship's doctor, he faces danger upon the high seas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 07-13-17

Deja vu all over again!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

This book is a "cut and paste'" edition from all the former books in the Irish Doctor series. I frankly felt cheated that I used a credit to re-read all the stories I had read before, In addition,it was VERY CONFUSING. The author tells of the first wife and then switches back and forth to the second wife (20 years apart) with out any explanation. That being said, I still recommend all the preceding books in this delightful series. The excellent narration is the only reason I kept reading.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,574

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • All the hallmarks of a good story but...

  • By The Fett Man on 07-16-16

All talk , no action!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

I think we were all hoping for another Lisbeth Salander novel but it didn't happen. Not even close. Simon Vance's narration was also surprisingly disappointing . It was a terrific trilogy....but sadly......"end of story".

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heartbreak Hotel

  • By: Deborah Moggach
  • Narrated by: Nicky Henson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 489

When retired actor Buffy decides to up sticks from London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. In possession of a run-down B&B that leans more towards the shabby than the chic and is miles from nowhere, he realises he needs to fill the beds - and fast. Enter a motley collection of guests: Harold, whose wife has run off with a younger woman; Amy, who’s been unexpectedly dumped by her (not-so) weedy boyfriend; and Andy, the hypochondriac postman whose girlfriend is much too much for him to handle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ear-break Hotel

  • By Dubi on 10-23-15

Very disappointing book.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-15

The irritating narration alone was enough to ruin this story. Confusing and poorly written.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful