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  • 74 Seaside Avenue

  • Cedar Cove #7
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Meet blissfully happy newlyweds Bobby and Teri Polger. He's an international chess champion, she's a salon stylist, and both will soon be confronted by deadly threats from a vindictive Russian rival.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The first books were more interesting

  • By Karen on 09-15-13

Horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-03-13

Had I known that the same narrator read this as the last one I would have skipped it.

  • 6 Rainier Drive

  • Cedar Cove #6
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

In 6 Rainier Drive listeners are whisked away to Cedar Cove, Washington, where Justine and Seth Gunderson are feeling the shock of the arson that destroyed their restaurant. They're eager to move on, but divided over which direction to take.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Romance/Family Drama

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-22-08

Painful to listen to this one

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

Reviewed: 03-28-13

These are a nice diversion for fluff books. This one, however was painful. The narrator was just awful, going from robotic to a tone at times that could best be described as snotty and judgmental. I hope to never listen to a book narrated by her again!

  • Get Your Dream Job!

  • Job Hunting and Career Success Skills
  • By: Laura Stack, Larry Iverson, Mark Victor Hansen, and others
  • Narrated by: Bob Proctor, Larry Iverson, Mark Victor Hansen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

What is it about the top percentile of high earners in business, and how can you “join the club”? Join job and career experts as they share their experience and wisdom on how to find the perfect job and get promoted faster. Explore how to approach the job market to quickly find those hard-to-find jobs, then approach these opportunities in such a way that your job application stands out from the competition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Eh, mostly hype with a few small gems

  • By Jane on 12-19-12

Eh, mostly hype with a few small gems

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

I really disliked the "high powered sales hype" flavor of this presentation. However, I did get some small gems out of this and even went on to purchase (and enjoy) one of the audio books promoted (Ridiculous Bliss by Matthew Ferry).
Overall, there was less than an hour of useful information in this audio.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just Kids

  • By: Patti Smith
  • Narrated by: Patti Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,715

Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late 60s and 70s and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By Stan on 04-28-13

Nice thought

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

While it was a nice thought that she wrote this and memorialized her friend, the book was a series of daily details of their lives. Smith's delivery was slow and i was only able to listen by turning the speed up so that she would sound like she was speaking at a normal pace. Suggestion: when performing an audio book reading lay off the weed.
There were, as others have stated, sections of the book where Smith became emotional while speaking of her friend, theses were the redeeming sections of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,746

A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Great Story

  • By Natalie J. Belle MD on 04-30-11

Good read!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

Overall this was a good book. I think it helps that I've always been a fan, but he has a "regular guy" aura and does not sensationalize the fact that he is a star.
I recommend this book to anyone wanting to be entertained while seeing what it was really like for one of hollywood's stars.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Plain Truth

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 772
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 771

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that 18-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Plain good!

  • By Susan on 08-05-10

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-12

Picoult did it again. Great listen, sad story with a surprising twist at the end!

  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,632

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's normal?

  • By Kmrsy on 11-30-13

Compelling autobiography, Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 05-20-12

The story was very compelling, as others have stated. The problem was the narration, I thought it would be so appropriate for the author to tell the story of her own life, but she was excruciating to listen to. Every sentence sounded like she was bored, it was as if she knew that to end a sentence with a rising tone sounded questioning or unsure, so she did the opposite, trailing down at the end of each sentence. The result sounded bored and almost a monotone. This is one that I really, really wish I had listened to the sample before buying it, I would have read the book instead of listening.

  • The Girl on Legare Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997

A this sequel to The House on Tradd Street. When Melanie Middleton was seven years old, her mother, Ginnette, left home, abandoning her husband and her daughter. Now, nearly 33 years later, Ginnette has returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to confront her past and make amends with the daughter she left behind. Melanie is less than thrilled when her mother reappears in her life and asks for her help in buying back the family home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Believable Paranormal Ghostly Story

  • By Kathy on 01-28-10

Another great book by Karen White

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

Reviewed: 12-26-11

As i stated on my review of "The House on Tradd Street", I loved the story and overall the narration was good, I like listening to this narrator's voice. The book needs edits to remove the extremely long pauses throughout the book just like the previous title. Each time the narrator paused for an unusually long time I thought that my program had hung as it sometimes does. I would think that the audio could be edited to remove these long pauses which detract from the listening experience.
Otherwise I highly recommend this book and I look forward to more from this author!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House On Tradd Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537

Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised

  • By Joanna on 08-17-09

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-11

I loved the story and overall the narration was good. One suggestion I would make would be to remove the extremely long pauses throughout the book. Each time the narrator paused for an unusually long time I thought that my program had hung as it sometimes does. I would think that the audio could be edited to remove these long pauses which detract from the listening experience.
Otherwise I highly recommend this book and I look forward to more from this author!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Moon Over Manifest

  • By: Clare Vanderpool
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903

Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it's just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Wonderful Family Story

  • By Debbie on 04-23-14

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 12-26-11

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A great story of a young lady who learns the history of a town and by doing so learns a personal history. I love the narration of Jenna Lamia, and I can believe that she really is the young character!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful