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  • The Lady Chosen

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Stephanie Laurens' hot-blooded romances, including her New York Times best-selling Bar Cynster series, have earned her legions of loyal devotees. The beginning of an exciting new saga, The Lady Chosen introduces the distinguished war veterans of the Bastion Club, single gentlemen not entirely committed to staying that way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why Jill Tanner?????

  • By Julia Aryeh on 07-28-08

Ruined by narrator!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-13

I really hate to dog a narrator but must in this case. While I didn't feel that this was one of the strongest stories by Stephanie Laurens it was done no favors by Jill Tanner. Jill's reading was slow, unenthusiastic and it was often hard to distinguish between the two main characters. I never realized how often Stephanie Laurens used the word "grimaced" until I had to sit through Jill Tanner's pronunciation of the word. It drove me up a tree! This book could only have benefited with Simon Preble.

  • Texas Cooking

  • Texas Hill Country Series, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

According to USA Today, best-selling author Lisa Wingate “dishes up fun and charm” with her touching romance novels. In Texas Cooking, Wingate tells the story of Colleen Collins, a big city reporter who thinks she’s seen and heard it all until she visits the tiny town of San Saline. Listeners from all walks of life will relish this tale of passion, new beginnings, and the comfortsof good food and good conversation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice book!

  • By Guiselle on 07-12-10

What a sweet story.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-13

Texas was my first home and this really had me thinking of home. I enjoyed the several stories all wrapped in one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Georgette Heyer romance

  • By bebe on 06-04-10

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-13

This is my first book by Georgette Heyer. I can see myself becoming a devoted fan.

  • Dead Ever After

  • A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,018
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,030

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Welp, At Least She Didn't Do An Anita Blake

  • By J Barrington on 06-23-13

Extremely Disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

Maybe I just expect too much from a book that is to wrap up a wonderful and entertaining series. To say the least, I was extremely disappointed. The storyline was predictable, there was no mystery, no romance and very little interaction with the key characters that built the series. This quick listen just made me sad.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Storm Prey

  • A Lucas Davenport Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359

Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck-and find themselves for just one second face-to-face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining & Edgy

  • By book me! on 05-20-10

I love this series.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

Sanford once again delivers an action packed story with great and quirky characters. Looking forward to the next installment.

  • Envy

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,641

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Envy

  • By DMHVetSurveyor on 05-26-07

What a story!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-12

Wow. This was a engaging suspense with fabulous plot twists. So many wonderful elements to this book!

  • Dead Until Dark

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,362

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Vampire Said ....

  • By Pamela on 07-24-08

A wonderful series.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-12

I came to the Sookie Stackhouse party late and did not have high hopes of enjoying myself. What a pleasent suprise! I did part of the series on Audible, part on Nook and part on paperback. I read 11 books of the series in 14 days, preordered the latest and read it in one day.

I would highly recommend this series for the fun, quirky characters and would doubly recommend the audible version for Johanna Parker's narration! She did a superb job!

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527

After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book, but hardly abridged

  • By Jeff on 09-18-09

Very enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-12

This was my first audiobook and I must say that it was a fabulous was to begin. I am hooked!

  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,311

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance.

  • By Robert on 08-20-11

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-12

This is a beautiful story and is beautifully told by the narrator. I laughed, cried and was sorry when it was over!