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  • Limelight

  • A Novel
  • By: Amy Poeppel
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

In a smart and funny new novel by the author of the critically acclaimed Small Admissions, a family’s move to New York City brings surprises and humor as their lives merge with the captivating world of Broadway. In an audiobook that delivers laughs, warmth, and delightful wish fulfillment, Poeppel dives into celebrity culture and modern motherhood with her trademark style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story!

  • By A Happy Reader on 05-11-18

Fun but unreasonable plot

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The plot is ridiculous, that said, the book is enjoyable. The performance is okay, not as good as some other performers.

  • The Book Club

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Beware: Title Is Deceptive !!

  • By Fran Foster on 02-07-16

Generally, liked it

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

But, I wish the writer would join the body positivity movement and stop equating fat with bad.

  • You Can Stop Humming Now

  • By: Daniela Lamas
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones, Daniela Lamas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research. To the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights and culminate in survival or death. But these are only the most visible narratives. As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, or years as a result of our treatments and technologies?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlighthening

  • By GMA on 07-29-18

Very disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I love this type of book but this one was so boring that I couldn't finish.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,113

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Not up to her usual

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

The book just goes on and on. I kept waiting for the story and finally gave up. It's boring and upsetting. I usually enjoy Kristin Hannah's books but not this time.

  • Be Frank with Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,282

Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 stars -- more resolution would give it 5

  • By Kelly on 02-02-16

Incredibly boring

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

What disappointed you about Be Frank with Me?

Just boring and repetitive. I gave up.

What was most disappointing about Julia Claiborne Johnson’s story?

The topic was a good one about a child on the autism spectrum but I couldn't keep listening because it was so boring.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was fine.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Julia to the Rescue

  • A Miss Julia Novel, Book 13
  • By: Ann B. Ross
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

A new Miss Julia novel from New York Times best-selling author Ann B. Ross is a special treat for her devoted fans as well as those new to the adventures of the titular senior citizen. This time out, the proper Southern lady has a couple doozies on her plate. It seems that her friend Hazel’s PI husband, J.D,. has gotten himself in some trouble in West Virginia - and he’s one tirade away from landing in a jail cell. Meanwhile, a crew of misfits has followed wealthy Agnes Whitman back to Abbotsville, and they have all the makings of a crazy religious cult!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just plain bizarre

  • By John S. on 12-21-12

Disappointing Miss Julia

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

Reviewed: 06-06-12

What disappointed you about Miss Julia to the Rescue?

I love the series but this one fell way short. It was homophobic and anti- any religion but mainstream. Miss Julia is way better than this story.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ann B. Ross again?

Yes, I'd try again.

Have you listened to any of Cynthia Darlow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, Cynthia Darlow was fine.

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

Its always good to catch up with the characters in the story.

Any additional comments?

Give us back our open-minded Miss Julia!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • An O' Brien Family Christmas

  • A Chesapeake Shores Novel, Book 8
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Dating Matthew O’Brien - a playboy and a younger man - cost Laila Riley her career and her parents’ respect. A high price, even for love - and when Laila decides it was just a fling, she breaks it off, despite Matthew’s objections. But the O’Brien family has other ideas, and they conspire to get Laila to join them on a Dublin holiday. It’s a great time to get away from it all, but Laila has reservations about the trip. Matthew’s bound to be there, and she’s far from immune. What if she can’t resist temptation?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay short book

  • By MaxineSap on 09-28-11

Love the O'Brians but

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

Reviewed: 04-08-12

Would you try another book from Sherryl Woods and/or Christina Traister?

Yes, I really like the series and the O'Brians. I do wish that Sherryl Woods wrote a bit better and stopped using the same words and phrases over and over. Why does she use the word