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  • On Second Thought

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Sands Xe, Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married - she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless breakup he chronicles in a blog - which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half sister, Kate, who's already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Diane on 02-24-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I love both of these narrators and they did an excellent job. The story was touching and engaging. I cried and laughed. My favorite laugh was when they described the ex boyfriend. Enjoy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alaskan Holiday

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Laurel Rankin, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 294

Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community - including Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of Ponder’s famed sourdough starter, and, in particular, the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith. Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she’ll be returning to reality and the career she’s worked so hard for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this is a book full of character personality!

  • By Sharon Bedford on 10-06-18

Not a fan

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I am not a fan of the male narrator. To me his voice should be a bad guy in a book.

I’m also not a fan of the book. This is the second book of hers i tried and don’t care for. I like her stories as hallmark movies but the books are painful. I wasn’t sure I could make it through four hours but I did and it’s a story I’ll soon forget.

  • The Summer That Made Us

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

A television talk show host returns to her childhood summer home to rebuild her life after she's fired for falling ratings. The return is bittersweet as the house has been neglected for years. She's flooded with memories of the wonderful summers she spent with her sisters and cousins before a tragic event changed everything. Working to uncover what really happened the last summer they were all together, she reaches out to her family and the women all gather for an uneasy family reunion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story -

  • By melissa davis on 09-11-17

Intriguing story

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Always enjoy this narrator. It’s a good comfy voice. The story was entertaining and easy to follow

  • A Long Time Gone

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon, Jennifer Ikeda, Susan Bennett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288

When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens - Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with "Bootsie", her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Sisterhood of Figuring Out Life

  • By Margaret on 07-06-14

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

I loved the narrative.
I loved the way the author wove the different stories from different eras together and the wee bit of mystery and love Love for family was apparent

  • The Family Gathering

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

Dakota Jones is the second youngest of four children who had a difficult upbringing living with parents who struggle with mental illness. He escaped his family as soon as he could by joining the military. Now, after several tours of duty he has been discharged. He has nowhere to go and no solid plans for the future. Refusing to return home to his parents he arrives in Sullivan's Crossing where his brother Cal and sister Sierra have each experienced the healing power of the place and its people. Nestled at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails, the area attracts those looking for answers or direction or a new lease on life. Dakota will come to terms with his less-than-perfect family and will plant the roots he's never had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HOME RUN AGAIN!!!!!!!

  • By Artkeep on 04-23-18

Story and narration

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I’ve always liked this narrator. Like listening to a friend

The story is a continuation of one I enjoy. I can’t wait for the next chapter in these characters lives

  • One Less Problem Without You

  • A Novel
  • By: Beth Harbison
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Meet Prinny, Chelsea, and Diana. Prinny is the owner of Cosmos, a shop that sells crystals, potions, candles, and hope. It's also a place where no one turns down a little extra-special cocktail that can work as a romance potion or heal a broken heart. But Prinny is in love with her married lawyer, and she'll need nothing short of magic to forget about him. Chelsea works as a living statue at tourist sites around Washington, DC. It's a thankless job, but it helps pay the rent. That and her part-time job at Cosmos.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak story, good narrator, save your credit

  • By Margaret on 02-10-17

Three women

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I like how their lives are intertwined. I was sad in a few spots and sand wanted smack the man but in the end a little bit of evil makes you feel good

  • Finding Love

  • A Salty Key Inn Book, Book 3
  • By: Judith Keim
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

As Regan Sullivan continues to work with her sisters, Sheena and Darcy, to meet their Uncle Gavin's challenge to make the Salty Key Inn a success, she wonders why she can never find the man of her dreams. Her sisters are happily settled with men they love. Why can't she do the same? When she's involved in a motorcycle accident with Brian Harwood, Regan learns to think differently about both her appearance and herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for next book

  • By Amanda on 05-29-18

Can’t wait for next book

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

These stories are fun and positive. I love when families work together.

My only issue is with the voice of Darcy...she is so young yet her voice sounds like an old smoker 😀

  • A Magical Match

  • Witchcraft Mysteries Series, Book 9
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

Lily Ivory and her friends are planning a 1950s-themed brunch to benefit the local women's shelter. When a figure from her past shows up unannounced, threatening her unless she returns something that belonged to him, Lily's fiance, Sailor, steps in to defend her. After the same man is found dead later that day, Sailor is the primary suspect. He swears he's innocent, but multiple witnesses ID him as the perpetrator of the assault. Lily vows to clear his name...only she's not sure where to start with the mounting evidence against him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can’t get enough of Lily and Oscar!!!

  • By Amy E Pruitt on 04-07-18

Can’t wait

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I can’t wait for the next story. I can see it now. But did his one seem short? Or was it that good that tome just flew by

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Frost Cracks a Caper

  • Jayne Frost, Volume 4
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus' niece, heir to the Winter Throne, and now private investigator. Sort of. When Lark Bramble, an old frenemy, shows up in Nocturne Falls, Jayne finds herself reliving the painful past and trying to make responsible decisions that won’t mess up her future. But being an adult proves harder than she thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FULL OF WONDER, SUSPENSE AND LOTS OF SURPRISES

  • By Lisa B. on 12-17-17

Fun and silly

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

These stories are a fun retreat from real life. This one had a few surprises and a great little ending. I’m anxious to know the next chapter in the this winter elf’s life

  • Finding Me

  • Salty Key Inn Series, Book 1
  • By: Judith Keim
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Sheena Sullivan Morelli and her sisters, Darcy and Regan, receive the unexpected news that their Uncle Gavin Sullivan has left them a hotel on the Gulf coast of Florida. The gift comes with a twist. They must live together for one year at the hotel and prepare the hotel to receive guests within a year. Dreams of sitting on the beach sipping margaritas are shattered when they see the property in need of renovation. Facing the unexpected and working together, the three sisters learn a lot about each other and the gift of family love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good and sappy summer read.

  • By Amazon Customer (Traci) on 08-12-17

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

The story was fun. Fun to hear and fun to imagine I was part time of "the challenge". Did not like the daughter or her voice. Hurt my ears and wasn't keen on Darcy's voice. Sounded like a 70 year old smoker

1 of 1 people found this review helpful