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  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,765

One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping novel, excellent production

  • By David on 01-18-11

Classic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I first read this book in high school. It is a great mystery with many twists and turns. The narration was just okay for me. There were some places where it was very quiet then it got really loud. Is was not easy to listen to. I still enjoyed the story itself.

  • Natural Disaster

  • I Cover Them. I Am One.
  • By: Ginger Zee
  • Narrated by: Ginger Zee
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

Before becoming America's first-ever female network chief meteorologist or appearing on Dancing with the Stars, ABC News's Ginger Zee checked herself into a mental health hospital.

Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One. is Ginger's heartbreaking, hilarious, and harshly honest life story - from Dickhead's (you won't soon forget that name) deck on Lake Michigan to her storm-chasing dream at ABC News.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Barb49 on 02-25-18

"You Are Worth It"

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I've been watching Ginger since she first worked in Chicago. This is a very honest look at herself. She shares all the "behind the scenes" of her career and most importantly, she shares intimate details of her life. A life dealing with depression, an eating disorder, attempted suicide, dysfunctional relationship after dysfunctional relationship, and how she finally got the real help she needed to become the grown up, strong woman she is today.
She encouraged anyone suffering from depression to get help because "you are worth it." Sometimes it takes going through many therapists before finding the right one.
I liked her story. There are some R-rated words that she could have left out, in my opinion, or even toned them down a bit. I don't think it would have taken away from the drama of the situation in which they were used (said by another person).
That said, I think anyone who is a fan of hers will enjoy listening to this book.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,685

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, that was wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-18

Most Delightful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

A most delightful performance of Emma! I loved the actors and narration of this beloved story. I highly recommend it all Austen fans.

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  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,707

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Nice Interviews!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Hi Bob is an entertaining set of conversational interviews. I really enjoyed listening to them. As Bob said, post production made it seem as if it was a group setting when it was actually one on one. I thought it was very well done!

  • Keep Moving

  • And Other Tips and Truths About Aging
  • By: Dick Van Dyke
  • Narrated by: Dick Van Dyke
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,514

With a fun and folksy way of addressing its audience, Keep Moving serves as an instruction audiobook on how to embrace old age with a positive attitude. The chapters are filled with exclusive personal anecdotes that explore various themes on aging: how to adapt to the physical and social changes, deal with loss of friends and loved ones, stay current, fall in love again, and "keep moving" every day like there's no tomorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want it to end

  • By Debbie on 10-25-15

Tips and Other Stuff

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

This is more than tips and truths about aging. It is Dick Van Dyke's life experience and what works for him. This book is also full of stories about his life and his personal opinion of things, which he is entitled to. I enjoyed listening to his narration. I liked how he talked about his family. I'm glad he is happy.

  • The Christmas Heirloom

  • Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations
  • By: Karen Witemeyer, Kristi Ann Hunter, Sarah Loudin Thomas, and others
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce, Stephanie Cozart, Emily Pike Stewart, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In "Legacy of Love", Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job and introduce her to the woman's grandson. Widow Ruth Albright uses the family brooch as collateral for a loan from the local banker and hopes for a second chance at love in "Gift of the Heart". In "A Shot at Love", Fleeta Brady never expected her family's brooch might be how a fellow hunter turns her attention from competition to romance. Maddie Winslow stumbles upon an old family brooch in "Because of You". Might it finally be her turn for love?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Lovely!

  • By A+D on 10-19-18

Simply Lovely!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

I very much enjoyed each novella in this collection.
The connection through the brooch was very unique. I love that it was passed from mother to daughter. True love really did come to those that wore it. The authors did a wonderful job connecting the stories yet keeping each a full story on its own.
I look forward to more from each of the authors!
I highly recommend this holiday collection!

  • A Sparkle of Silver

  • Georgia Coast Romance Series, Book 1
  • By: Liz Johnson
  • Narrated by: Amy Melissa Bentley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Ninety years ago, Millie Sullivan's great-grandmother was a guest at oil tycoon Howard Dawkins' palatial estate on the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Now, Millie plays a 1920s-era guest during tours of the same manor. But when her grandmother suggests there is a lost diary containing the location of a hidden treasure on the estate, along with the true identity of Millie's great-grandfather, Millie sets out to find the truth of her heritage - and the fortune that might be hers. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Sparkling Ending

  • By A+D on 10-16-18

A Sparkling Ending

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I have to be honest, it took me a while to get into this story. But once I did, I was fully invested and finished without stopping.
Millie and Ben are on such an adventure, trying to solve the mystery of Great Grandma Ruth's journal and find the hidden treasure. Each has their own reason why they need money though they are very reluctant to talk about it.
I loved how Millie talked to herself, to the point of the voice in her head taking over and arguing with her. (I can relate)
I liked how Grandma Joy gave such great advice on her more lucid days. Dementia is different for everyone, I think the author portrays this very well.
The romance between Millie and Ben came as a surprise to them. It was very sweet.
No spoilers, but I must say that I loved the conclusion.
The narrator did a great job of bringing the story to life.

  • At Home in Wishing Bridge

  • Wishing Bridge Series, Book 2
  • By: Ruth Logan Herne
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

After surviving the streets of South Philly, Thea Anastas never thought she’d wind up working in rural New York. But a call from a friend in need convinced the nurse practitioner to make the trip. Now her temporary position is making a difference in Wishing Bridge - though Thea can’t afford to make a difference, to fill a gaping hole in the sweet, small town. After all, the current medical practice is being dissolved in three months, and bigger opportunities are luring her away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, predictable, and very preachy.

  • By linda on 10-30-18

Faith, Hope, and Love!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Faith, Hope, and Love are on full display in 'At Home in Wishing Bridge' beautifully written by Ruth Logan Herne.
The people of Wishing Bridge are real, struggling with family issues, grief, difficult choices, and things beyond their control. But most handle it with grace and a helpful attitude. Powerful prayer warrior Maggie is a great example of how to get through the tough times.
The bond of friendship between Thea, Kelsey, and Jazz is stronger than ever. The attraction between Thea and Dr. Ethan was surprising. I loved it!
I also loved the inclusion of children in this book.
Here portrays them with a full range of emotion and feeling.
I admit to a few tears and cheers as I listened to this story. I hope there will be another.

  • Love on the Line

  • By: Deeanne Gist
  • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

A Christy Award winner and RITA finalist, best-selling author Deeanne Gist crafts inspirational fiction of the highest order. Set in Texas at the turn of the century, this historical gem finds Georgie Gail as a tough-as-nails switchboard operator trying to make a living in a man’s world. So when the handsome Luke Palmer is hired as her colleague, she’s anything but pleased. What Georgie doesn’t know is that Luke is an undercover Texas Ranger chasing a gang of train robbers - and they’re headed her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When Not All Is What It Seems

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 09-03-13

Historical Romantic Western

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I read this book a few years ago and enjoyed listening to it again. I can't say what my favorite parts are because they are all spoilers.
I loved the undercover Texas Ranger and how he fell for the "Hello girl" Georgie. She is a great bird lover and a distraction for Luke. I really liked her personality.

The narrator was okay. There were times that I had to pay extra attention to hear if it was a male or female character, or a child. I did get used to it though.

  • Aboard Providence

  • By: Keely Brooke Keith
  • Narrated by: Amy Marie Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In November 1860, Marian Foster joins a group of Virginia families who are sailing away from America to form a new settlement off the coast of Brazil. As an amateur botanist, Marian eagerly anticipates exploring a new land. She boards Providence confident in the group's plan, but during the voyage, her heart is drawn to Jonah Ashton, the secretive and sullen ship's physician.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes we have to change our view of success

  • By Anne Rightler on 09-20-18

Exciting Adventure!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This was an exciting, adventure filled book! Lost at sea for months in what should have been a two week voyage to South America. Finally reaching land, not knowing where. Eight founding families begin a new life on "The Land"
There are some secrets and surprises too. No spoilers from me.
I think the narrator did a fine job. There were 2 places where she repeated a word or phrase as if she was starting over. I did find it a bit distracting when the background changed, as if using a different recording booth. But it was not enough to change how I feel about the story which is very good.
*I won this Audible book in a newsletter giveaway. No review was asked of me. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.