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  • Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel

  • By: Judith Keim
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

When Ann Rutherford's husband dumps her for the bimbo in his office, unfairly leaving her without a home or a job, she reluctantly joins forces with Rhonda DelMonte to convert Rhonda's Florida seaside estate into the small upscale hotel it once was. Ann, quiet and reserved, is no match for brash, bossy Rhonda, who left the family's New Jersey butcher business after she won the Florida lottery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breakfast at the Beach House Hotel

  • By Jill XMPVWLL on 10-17-16

Second Chance at Life & Love

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

This was a delightful book. Can't wait to read Lunch & Dinner! Will there be dessert?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slightly South of Simple

  • Peachtree Bluff, Book 1
  • By: Kristy Woodson Harvey
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus, Janet Metzger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

Caroline Murphy swore she'd never set foot back in the small Southern town of Peachtree Bluff; she was a New York girl born and bred and the worst day of her life was when, in the wake of her father's death, her mother selfishly forced her to move - during her senior year of high school, no less - back to that hick-infested rat trap where she'd spent her childhood summers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENJOYABLE

  • By Cheri Lynch on 08-14-17

Did Not Like The Ending

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

The ending left me feeling like I was missing something. i hope there is a sequel.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,264

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

An Historical Fiction of Human Trafficking-1920's

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Human Trafficking isn't something that began recently. This story reflects the taking...and selling of children in the 20's & 30's, and the disturbing circumstances related to this horrific practice.
A bittersweet ending of two sisters who, along with their siblings, were stolen from their parents.

  • The Lost Hours

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Beth Devries
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

When Piper Mills was 12, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For 12 years, it remained untouched. Now a near-fatal accident has shattered Piper's dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather's death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn't exist - or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A historical mystery, fun characters - diverting

  • By V. Stone on 05-25-12

mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

i loved the story, but parts were devastatingly sad. i would recommend this book. Love horses.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,924

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Excellent: Can't Wait to See the Movie!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-16

Wasn't sure what to expect from the TV previewsof the movie, but was not at all disappointed.
Was not what I expected.
Wondering how close to the story in the book will be to the movie. Can't wait to find out!

  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,850

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The cover is a bit misleading, but...

  • By Joy Easton on 05-18-16

A gripping story oven brilliantly!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

A poignant book about the lives of three women in the midst of Hitler's rise to power.
Frightening are the atrocities inflicted on his prisoners who's only crimes were being from the "wrong" heritage or the "wrong" faith.
I pray that we never forget, for those who don't know history, forget history, or ignore it because "what we're doing isn't the same thing", are doomed to repeat it.
As I listened it struck me that though "last century" it has been only about 80 years since Hitler's cruel & demented reign of terror.
These are the stories of our parents & grandparents, family & people we have KNOWN, not just ancient ancestors.
IF you haven't studied or don't remember your high school history of the rise & fall of Hitler, study it. Find out how he rose to power & was able to so convince a nation to follow him in the torture and extermination of 11 million+ people.
This book is a mixture of historical fact and author's creative license in not only the plot but also the characters.
Though a dark time in history, I enjoed the story, as much as one can on such a subject.
5 stars

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  • Flight Patterns

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Melissa Hurst
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888

Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people's pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert on fine china - especially Limoges - requires her to return to the one place she swore she'd never revisit. It's been 13 years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting story about family secrets

  • By HollyColorado on 06-11-16

Top-notch

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

Knitted together well. I enjoyed the story & like this style of writing, each chapter from the viewpoint of a specific character.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,832

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

loved this book. learned so much about elephants I didn't know. a story woven into a beautiful tapestry. will be looking for more books by this author. bravo!

  • Second Star to the Right

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Practical, smart, and desperate to escape a shadowy past, Faye takes a job at a top advertising firm in London where she hopes she and her children can find a fresh start. When she finds the beautiful two-story flat for rent in a stately old Victorian complete with a neglected but tumbling English garden, she can scarcely believe her good fortune. But it isn't long before Faye realizes not everything in the old home may be as peaceful as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a beautiful love story! it's a must read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-15

what a delightful book!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

this was so delightfully entertaining! if you like Peter Pan, you will simply love it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Folly Beach

  • A Lowcountry Tale
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

Folly Beach is the land of Cate Cooper's childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought she'd wind up in a tiny cottage on this breathtakingly lovely strip of coast. But circumstances have changed, leaving Cate homeless, broke, and unmoored. Yet Folly Beach holds more than just memories. Once upon a time another woman found unexpected bliss and comfort within its welcoming arms. An artist, writer, and colleague of the revered George Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward enjoyed the greatest moments of her life at Folly....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • could not finish it..

  • By Stachowski on 09-20-11

Best yet!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

Of all her books, this has been my favorite. The story was grand & the narration perfect!