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Pflugerville, TX, United States
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  • Word Gets Around

  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Best-selling author Lisa Wingate serves up small-town values with humor and romance. Lauren hasn't returned to her hometown since her husband's death. But when her dad needs her help, she heads for their horse ranch in Daily, Texas. There she must prepare a "broke down" race horse for his role in a movie that will alter the fortunes of her dad, a Hollywood star, and a screenwriter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Texas females should not sound like Gomer Pyle

  • By Bonnie on 06-23-16

Texans aren't hicks!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

i really hated the way the narrator made the characters sound like complete hicks. The accent was definitely not a Texas accent. The story, however, was very good. If you can get past the accent, you will enjoy the story.

  • Never Say Never

  • By: Lisa Wingate, Johanna Parker
  • Narrated by: Peggity Price
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Kai Miller has never put down roots and doesn’t intend to change. Yet when a hurricane evacuation brings her to Daily, Texas, she begins to reexamine her tumbleweed ways. After meeting Kemp Eldridge, she can almost see herself settling down—until her dreams are dashed when she hears he’s promised to another. But locals have learned to never say never—especially when Aunt Donnetta is cooking up a scheme.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but worth finishing.

  • By KARLA F on 07-25-10

i enjoy small town stories

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I like the way Lisa Wingate tells a story. The accent really wasn't a Central Texas accent, so that was a little disturbing. Overall, I enjoyed the story.

  • A Gathering of Secrets

  • A Kate Burkholder Novel
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first it looks like an accident, but when the body of 18-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside - burned alive - Kate suspects murder. But who would want a well-liked, hardworking Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation and discovers Daniel had a dark side. He was a sexual predator. His victims were mainly Amish women, too afraid to come forward, and he's been getting away with it for far too long. Now someone has stopped him, but who?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS!!!!

  • By shelley on 09-10-18

Another great story

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I loved this book. My only complaint is that there is too long of a gap between Books.

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,853

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By CD9 on 06-05-18

Another Best Seller for Nora

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I always enjoy Nora's books. My only complaint is that there is too much time between books. This was a good story. It's a little disturbing because of all the shootings we have these days, but I enjoyed the intertwine of characters.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,853

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Best Book I've Read in a while

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

I really liked this book. It had me hooked and I had trouble putting it down. I like the fact that it was based on truth and had to research after finishing the book to find out more.

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,707
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,975

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Noooooooooooooooooo!

  • By H. Jamieson on 08-12-17

Boring

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

I like Harry Bosch and would probably like this book with a different narrator. It was way too mono-toned and I got bored listening to it.

  • Down a Dark Road

  • A Kate Burkholder Novel
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he’s headed for Painters Mill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Installment To The Series

  • By Lia on 10-12-18

Loved it! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

I love the Kate Burkholder stories. My only problem is there is too much time between books.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99,138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,813
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91,385

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love Trevor Noah....story a bit redundant

  • By Betty S. Humphries on 11-29-17

Awesome Book!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

I totally enjoyed this book. He and his mom are an inspiration. I couldn't hardly stop listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darkness

  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for "fantastic storytelling" ( RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life - and that of a handsome stranger - before they're swallowed up in darkness forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do authors get to pick the narrator?

  • By Julie on 05-15-16

Crude and disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

The sex scene was crude and went on WAY too long. The story ended without climax.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Never Die Alone

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 313

It should be the best day of their lives. Too bad they never get to see it. On the cusp of their twenty-first birthday, he strikes. His victims are always twins, their ritualistic murders planned in exquisite detail, down to the moment when they breathe their last together....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator Ruined This

  • By Natasha on 09-08-15

Slow and repeated

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

I think I would have preferred the abridged version and read the hard copy so I could skim over all the repeated dialog. I really do not like this narrator and wish I had paid attention to who was narrating before purchasing

2 of 2 people found this review helpful