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  • The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood...somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story with Lovable Characters

  • By Maryalice Davis on 02-03-18

Jane Austin revisited

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

This book is so much like a Jane Austin book that I kept forgetting is wasn't. Well written with the manners and airs of Jane Austin but reminding us of the limitations women had in society and their lives.

  • Taking Charge

  • The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964
  • By: Michael R. Beschloss
  • Narrated by: Michael R. Beschloss
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Taking Charge brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great as an audiobook

  • By Amanda on 11-22-11

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

A part of history. Interesting snap shot of an era plus the intimate background of a controversial president during a difficult time in US history.

  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

  • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,693
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still good fun!

  • By Dylan on 08-03-17

Normally love the series but

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

This book seems very bleak - not the light-hearted struggling in love and keeping up appearances jovial and witty story one usually expects from Ms. Bowen. Belinda's tale is tragic, given her social standing and the era. The mystery is decent but seems over shadowed by depression and WWII. It was passable but not what I have come to expect. Darcy and the pending marriage now seem almost like an impossibility and no longer mysterious, only like a pending tragic ending.

  • The Other Woman

  • By: Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 90

Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news…until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn’t content to work on puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a “bridge killer” hunting young women. As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected….

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Badly Flawed Production Ruined it For Me

  • By John Ellenberger on 10-09-12

Just not that interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

The story tries hard but it's just not that interesting. The plot twists don't really work and you don't get enough information about the characters to care what happens to them. It tries to have a hanging moment but they are so contrived and end up like a bad soap opera on the end of a paragraph.

Narrator is just ok -- occasionally she wanders off into a Boston accent but it seems completely random.

  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Is she nuts or just obsessed? Well written and performed. Couldn't wait to hear more. Highly recommend

  • Maisie Dobbs

  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Rita Barrington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,207

Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. After the War I and her service as a nurse, Maisie hangs out her shingle back at home: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS. But her very first assignment soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful discovery

  • By Lori on 08-07-09

Highly engaging

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

You can almost see the story unfolding. Well written and well narrated. Engaging story and mystery. I want to hear all the books now.

  • The Singles Game

  • By: Lauren Weisberger
  • Narrated by: Heather Lind
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 584

Charlotte "Charlie" Silver has always been a good girl. She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon became one of the top juniors in the world. When she leaves UCLA - and breaks her boyfriend's heart - to turn pro, Charlie joins the world's best athletes, who travel 11 months a year, competing without mercy for Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weisberger aced it

  • By lmb5 on 07-16-16

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

The cut throat world of tennis and women. Entertaining listen. Narrator is fine, story is light and great for summer or a road trip. Recommend

  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,421

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality.

  • By KC in Lex on 09-08-14

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

Interesting story with a twist - keeps you guessing until all is revealed. Recommend

  • A Beautiful Blue Death

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #1
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 749
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 753

Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, likes nothing more than to relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist the chance to unravel a mystery. Prudence Smith, one of Jane's former servants, is dead of an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I like cozy

  • By Sheryl on 05-21-12

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

Interesting twist, fast paced story. Keeps you guessing until all is revealed. Would buy again.

  • The Moonstone

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 480

No, the "Moonstone" isn't a celestial relic, it's a gigantic yellow diamond of unearthly beauty that was given to Rachel Verinder as a present on her 18th birthday - and stolen that very night! Betteredge, one of the most beloved butlers in English literature, is the focus of this seminal detective novel, which examines how one family's life is turned upside-down by the theft. And find out why the answers to all of life's problems can be found in the pages of Robinson Crusoe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best readings ever

  • By Catherine on 05-22-03

Very long

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

As others have said, it is very long and slightly tedious. You don't have to play close attention because many parts are repeated.It eventually wrapped up with some suprises. Good for a very long drive or a rainy day.