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Ann Pikulinski

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  • Forever My Girl

  • The Beaumont Series, Book 1
  • By: Heidi McLaughlin
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Rose, Nelson Hobbs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907

I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I've poured my soul into my music, but I've never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile. And now I'm going back. After 10 years. I hope I can explain that after all this time. I still want her to be my forever girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • different from the movie but still great read

  • By Athena Reed on 04-30-18

Not great

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

This is the one instance where I have to say the movie was significantly better. I’m sure they adapted the movie to be more “appropriate” there were parts of the book that were honestly so raunchy and awkward that I skipped ahead. I think what ruined it most for me was honestly the narrators. The guy wasn’t too bad but still not my favorite. However, the girl drove me absolutely crazy the way everything she said sounded like a whine or like she was running out of breath. She made Josie sound so weak and desperate and I don’t think that really matches the character. Overall, not a fan. I’ll stick to the movie.

  • See Me

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,244

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Nicholas Sparks Has Ever Written!

  • By Wendi on 01-07-16

Intense!!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

The story itself was incredibly intense and would’ve made a great movie too! The performance was pretty good except I found the southern bell accent for Lilly to be quite annoying.

  • Love & Gelato

  • By: Jenna Evans Welch
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn't in the mood for Italy's famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She's only there because it was her mother's dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn't around for 16 years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina's uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina to follow in her mother's footsteps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing but predictable

  • By G. Bozeman on 08-07-17

Corny and boring

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

The premise of the story was alright, but the book itself was incredibly boring and cheesy. Lina was whiny and annoying, and there really wasn’t a sense of romance. If you’re looking for something that makes you want to listen through to the end and wondering what will happen next, this isn’t the one.

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