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  • Tails, You Lose

  • Witch City Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Carol J. Perry
  • Narrated by: C. S. E. Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

After losing her job as a TV psychic, Lee Barrett volunteers at the Tabitha Trumbull Academy of the Arts. When the school handyman turns up dead, Lee's clairvoyance begins bubbling. The Tabby is housed in long-vacant Trumbull's Department Store. As Lee and her students work on a documentary charting the store's history, they unravel a century of family secrets, deathbed whispers, and a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels hidden right below the streets of Salem. Even the witches in town are spooked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY

  • By Linda Louise on 07-25-15

Story is ok.. Narrator needs some work

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I enjoyed the story, but the narrator's voice is nearly monotone and the character voices need more distinction. She has potential, though.

  • Secondborn

  • Secondborn, Book 1
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777

Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic. On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode's eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she's to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bella Swan's Cousin

  • By A. Capito on 02-14-18

egad - i'll have to read this one

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I can't get past the narrator's child voice that sounds the same for every character. I'll have to read this one. I can't speak to the book itself, but I'm forced to give an over all review.

  • Beauty and the Mustache

  • A Philosophical Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 4
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit. Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed, Snorted and Cried

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-15

Narration annoying

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I cannot tell u if i like the book because I cannot stand to listen to the narration. I'm going to get the kindle version of this one and hope the rest of the series doesn't use this narrator. I've loved the others, so odds are good I'll enjoy the story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance

  • Knitting in the City, Book 1.5
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace, Sebastian York
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn - former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat - is ready to propose marriage. In fact he's more than ready. If it were up to Quinn, he would efficiently propose, marry, and beget Janie with child all in the same day - thereby avoiding the drama and angst that accompanies the four stages of prematrimony: engagement; meeting the parents; bachelor/bachelorette party; and overblown, superfluous wedding day traditions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wedding to End All Weddings

  • By Angela S. on 04-11-17

I just loved this story..

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

The author made me want to know these people. I hope there are more stories.

  • The Dead Key

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,839

It's 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland's largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault's safe-deposit boxes were lost.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not good.

  • By Guy on 05-05-17

Very engaging

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

I really enjoyed this book. The story line completely kept me engaged and looking forward to my next session. The narration was great, too. Highly recommended.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh

  • KIYA Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Katie Hamstead
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

When Naomi’s sisters are snatched up to be taken to be wives of the erratic Pharaoh, Akhenaten, she knows they won’t survive the palace, so she offers herself in their place. The fearsome Commander Horemheb sees her courage, and knows she is exactly what he is looking for… The Great Queen Nefertiti despises Naomi instantly, and strips her of her Hebrew lineage, including her name, which is changed to Kiya. Kiya allies herself with Horemheb, who pushes her to greatness and encourages her to make the Pharaoh fall in love with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and engaging

  • By Sharon Bayliss on 05-25-14

Can't get to the story

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

The narration of this story is just awful in my opinion... over acted. I can't even get past it to find out if I like the story. I'll try reading it myself as it received good reviews for the story itself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silver Suitcase

  • By: Terrie Todd
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

It's 1939, and Canada is on the cusp of entering World War II. Seventeen-year-old farm girl Cornelia is heartbroken when she learns that her beloved soldier, Henry, has been killed in a train wreck. Alone and carrying a heavy secret, she makes the desperate choice that will haunt her for years to come. Never telling a soul, Cornelia pours out the painful events of the war in her diary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spiritual journey

  • By Tanya M. Spiegel on 05-26-16

So moving

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

I really enjoyed everything about this...the character development, the unexpected revelations, the gentle witnessessing of faith. I felt myself well up tears for this family's grief and my own, though for quite different reasons. And of course, well, Kate Rudd as a narrator is always a great contribution to the story's telling.

  • Reason to Breathe

  • Breathing, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Donovan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,149

In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great story

  • By Tonya on 07-17-13

Living the Emotion

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

While this story is difficult to hear at times, knowing that while it's fiction, it really is someone true story, it was so compelling. I found myself really connecting to the characters, rooting them on, talking to them as the story went on, barely being able to contain my desire to want to enter the story and save that girl.

The author did an amazing job at character development. And Kate Rudd.. well that woman brings every story she narrates alive. She is by far my favorite narrator.

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,238

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Heart-wrenching and Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I think I experienced every possible emotion listening to this book. It gave me greater insights into the tragedy of slavery as well as the oppression of women. The story was beautifully told and the performance was magnificent. I found I had to listen to it in small doses as I was so affected by the trials of Maddie and her family. It is well worth your time and a must for your heart.

  • The Atopia Chronicles, Book 1

  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Nick Podehl, Angela Dawe, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 632

In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world’s elite flock to Atopia, an enormous corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind’s insatiable appetite for natural resources.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I tried and I tried...

  • By Jeri on 07-10-14

Fran Drescher as a narrator? Ears are bleeding

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

There are 4 narrators and if I EVER have to hear the first female narrator again doing her impression of a New Yorker I will ... well.. lets just say it's like listening to Fran Drescher on the Nanny.. I can barely make myself finish her section. I might just read up to the next section when a new narrator takes over. Its just painful

Was The Atopia Chronicles, Book 1 worth the listening time?

No. I think I'll read the rest of it