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  • 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 1,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262

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 690
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

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 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

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 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

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 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

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 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

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 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good idea for story line, but...

  • By Janet M. on 10-07-18

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

  • The Substitute

  • Wedding Pact Series #1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean - a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable & Fun Story

  • By Amy M on 10-23-16

Narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

When I listen to the narrator I hear Reese Witherspoon . Had to look her up to verify she was real and not Reese. Of course we all knew how this would end but it was a wonderful story. And pretty hot episodes in there too

  • A Ghostly Light

  • Haunted Home Renovation Series, Book 7
  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

When her friend Alicia hires Turner Construction to renovate a historic lighthouse in the San Francisco Bay, Mel Turner can't wait to get her hands dirty. But trouble soon arises when Alicia's abusive ex-husband shows up to threaten both her and Mel, and later turns up dead at the base of the lighthouse stairs. With no other suspects in sight, things start looking choppy for Alicia. Now, if Mel wants to clear her friend's name, she'll need the help of the lighthouse's resident ghosts to shine a light on the real culprit....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOooooooo! 😀

  • By Amanda on 07-28-17

NOooooooo! 😀

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

This was a fun story. Same great characters a few more too. But at the ending I screamed as the final sentence was spoken. Aughhjjh WHEN IS THE NEXT BOOK? I can't wait 😄

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spouse on Haunted Hill

  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Where Alison Kerby's ex-husband goes, trouble follows. This time, unfortunately, he's brought that trouble right to her doorstep. On the run from a business deal gone bad, Steven, aka "the Swine", owes some scary people a staggering sum of money. No need to panic, though. He has a plan: sell Alison's Jersey Shore guesthouse to pay them off. Before Alison has a chance to read Steven the riot act, he disappears - after a mysterious man trailing him ends up full of bullet holes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is not the end!

  • By amazonian on 03-22-17

The end?

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

Is this the end of a great series with great characters. If it is I'm so sad