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  • Little Gray Dress

  • By: Aimee Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Einstein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Emi Harrison has avoided her ex-fiance, Jack Cabot, for nearly two years. Her twin brother Evan's wedding is about to end that streak. From bad bridesmaids' dresses, a hyperactive sister-in-law, a mean girl with even meaner secrets, and too much to drink, nothing seems to go right for Emi, except when she's wearing her little gray dress. When she speed-walks into Liam Jaxon's bar, things get more complicated. He's gorgeous, southern, and has no past with Emi. He may be exactly what she needs to prove for the last time that she doesn't need or want Jack!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Look for good thing from this author

  • By GH on 12-24-17

This has given me hope!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

OMG! I like wrote this book while I was like texting my BFF!!

If that sounds good to you, then by all means get this book.

This "book" is so poorly written that it has given me hope that any of the stuff floating around in my head can be published. Don't waste your money. We're all looking at this book because of the gorgeous cover and the said grey dress is a lace long sleeved dress so that doesn't even work!

Don't waste your money!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Queen Victoria's Children

  • By: John Van der Kiste
  • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Queen Victoria and Albert, the Prince Consort, had nine children, who, despite their very different characters, remained a close-knit family. Inevitably, as they married into European royal families, their loyalties were divided and their lives dominated by political controversy. This is not only the story of their lives in terms of world impact but also of personal achievements in their own right, individual contributions to public life in Britain and overseas, and as the children of Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Was the narrator just too bored?

  • By James Bruce on 03-16-18

Was the narrator just too bored?

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

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

No. It is a plodding narration of what should be a fascinating reliving of an amazing time and amazing characters. Instead it is a monotone regurgitation of facts.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love all the characters..

Would you be willing to try another one of Jennifer M. Dixon’s performances?

ABSOLUTELY NOT

Do you think Queen Victoria's Children needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Well this is a ridiculous question.

Any additional comments?

I held on till the end, but so utterly disappointed.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • First Comes Love

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily Giffin
  • Narrated by: Emily Foster, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,298

In a dazzling, delightful new novel that's quintessential Emily Giffin, the number one New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of 30-something sisters who find themselves asking: If love, marriage, and children don't arrive in the usual order, which comes first?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best.

  • By Elizabeth on 07-01-16

Ummm? Who write this drivel?

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

So very disappointed in this book. The "star" characters were truly heinous people. You do not like them, you are not routing for them. And the ones you liked were kept in the wings.And then just when you think maybe, MAYBE this might get interesting, boom, it ends! Did her publisher call and demand an immediate submission of her manuscript? Was there some hideous accident? Did the twister come and carry her way? All plausible explanations, but I want my hours wasted on this story back!

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure yet.

What three words best describe Catherine Taber and Emily Foster ’s performance?

Fine, not great.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None that I can think of.

Any additional comments?

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!!