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  • The Storyteller's Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Sejal Badani
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past. Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi - her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant - who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roots India style

  • By kyle schmidt on 09-06-18

Wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I loved this book. There are two separate but related stories that both pulled me in and I didn't want to stop reading/listening! I went back and forth between the Audible version and the Kindle version. I thought the narrator did a very good job with most of the characters. The only one she struggled with was Stephen. I think she had a hard time going from an Indian accent to a British accent in the same conversation. All in all a wonderful book that I highly recommend!

  • Out of Africa

  • By: Isak Dineson
  • Narrated by: Julie Harris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 908

Danish countess Karen Blixon, known as Isak Dineson, ran a coffee plantation in Kenya in the years when Africa remained a romantic and formidable continent to most Europeans. Out of Africa is her account of her life there, with stories of her respectful relationships with the Masai, Kikuyu, and Somali natives who work on her land; the European friends who visit her; and the imposing permanence of the wild, high land itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to enjoy this

  • By Tyler Tanner on 10-08-14

Ho Hum

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

The narrator was very good but the sound quality was aweful! I wanted to hear this since I had recently listened to Circling the Sun. I thought I'd hear some of the love story from the other woman's point of view. Instead this story was very average. If you didn't know any of the background it would not have even made a whole lot of sense. If it had not been so short I would have given it up.

  • Matchmaking for Beginners

  • A Novel
  • By: Maddie Dawson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Joyce Bean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917

Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life - a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes - just as Blix told her it would. When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more astonished to find that she’s inherited Blix’s Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blix’s unfinished “projects”: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Wanted to Like It More

  • By Marshallchick on 06-24-18

Totally enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was sweet, light, and fun! The narration was fabulous!

  • Spilled Milk

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: K. L. Randis
  • Narrated by: K. L. Randis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059

Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. When social services jeopardize her safety, condemning her to keep her father's secret, it's a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she's been hiding. In her pursuit of safety and justice, Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, better than the read .

  • By Mary T Buerkle on 04-08-17

Wow, just wow!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

This was quite a book. The author did a fabulous job writing her own true story. I listened to the book on Audible which she also narrated and did a great job. I wholeheartedly recommend reading this book!

  • Toward the Sea of Freedom

  • By: Sarah Lark, D. W. Lovett - translator
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

In mid-nineteenth-century Ireland, charming Kathleen and dashing Michael harbor secrets and dreams. Imagining a life beyond the kitchen and fields of the wealthy family they both work for, they plot to leave their homeland, marry, and raise the child Kathleen is secretly carrying. The luck of the Irish, however, is not on their side. Soon, they find themselves swept up in circumstances they never could have fathomed. Kathleen is forced to marry against her will and immigrate to New Zealand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic "What Might've Been"

  • By Felicia Johnson on 04-21-16

Way too long!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

This is a nice story but it is way too long! The 20 hours took forever. I wanted to find out what happened so I didn't quit but I did listen at 1.25 speed for the entire book. After investing all of those hours, the ending was lackluster. I will say though that the narrator did a great job.

  • SEO 2018 Search Engine Optimization - A Complete Guide

  • By: Kenneth Lewis
  • Narrated by: Kevin Gillispie
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

SEO 2016 is your comprehensive, must-have guide on how to optimize your marketing efforts to produce the greatest outcome - great for those relatively new to SEO and a fantastic resource for more advanced SEO strategies as well.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bait and switch title/cover, old information

  • By Tech Medic NJ on 02-06-18

Terrific Guide to a Complicated Subject

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

This is a terrific guide to a complicated subject. This book does a good job of putting the process into understandable language yet it is extremely thorough with handling and explaining the complex matter of search engine optimization.

I received the Audible version of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you have a website or are considering launching a business, I wholeheartedly recommend this book as a wonderful guide to understanding the search engine process.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rental Property Millionaire

  • Comprehensive Beginner's Guide for Newbies
  • By: Michael McCord
  • Narrated by: Eddie Leonard Jr.
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This book contains the secrets of success in the rental property business, broken down and simplified for beginners. All the info you need to begin is right here, delivered in a way that won't overwhelm a newcomer with unnecessary information.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Short, Informative Book

  • By Tennis Player Peggy on 10-26-16

Great Short, Informative Book

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

This is a great, short and to-the-point instructive on how to evaluate, purchase and manage a rental property. I received the Audible version of this book in exchange for an honest review and as the owner of 2 rental properties, I was very interested to learn more on the subject. I will say that the book is spot on and pretty much covers all of the topics that a new investor would need to know.

The narration is great and enhanced the understanding of the content. If you are thinking of investing in rental property, I heartily recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on Kaanapali Beach

  • Leila Kahana Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: R. Barri Flowers
  • Narrated by: Jane Boyer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her new partner, Detective Jonny Chung, take on the case of a beautiful college instructor found murdered on the island's famed Kaanapali Beach, even as Leila continues to be haunted by a frustrating case of serial murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complex detective mystery in a beautiful locale

  • By Leslie F. on 04-10-16

Engaging Multi-dimensional Mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

This was a very enjoyable mystery with duel complex plot lines. It is book 2 in a series and I did not read book 1 but it didn’t matter as this is a stand alone book. Detective Leila Kahana is a likable detective and I thought all of the characters were well developed.

I received the Audible version of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The narration by Jane Boyer was very good.

All and all this was an entertaining and enjoyable book to which I am glad that I listened. If you like mysteries, I would heartily recommend it!

  • I Wish for You

  • By: Camilla Isley
  • Narrated by: Rhiannon Angell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

A year ago when the love of her life dumped her for no apparent reason, Ally thought she had hit rock bottom. But now that she has seen him with another woman, and one she knows only too well, her life seems to have reached a whole new level of low. Yet, when she stumbles across an ancient object infused with magical powers and a stranger with a dark past appears out of nowhere promising to grant all her wishes, she finds herself hoping again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Five Magical Wishes.... Four Beautiful Stars!

  • By Cheri on 07-30-16

Very Cute Original Contemporary Fairy Tale

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

This was such a cute book and I really enjoyed it. It was a fairy tale yet it’s one of those stories we’d all like to believe is plausible. And, although the ending was somewhat predictable from the start, I found myself a little surprised at what happened with James. I do think that Ally pined away a little too much for James almost to the point of being naively blind but it all made for a good storyline.

I received the Audible version of this book in exchange for an honest review and the narration by Rhiannon Angell was very good!

In summary, this is a very fun story and a delightful, quick read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Unforgivable Love Story

  • By: B. L. Berry
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is unforgivable. She wanted to forget her past. He wanted to change the course of his future. She was everything he never knew he needed. He became her unexpected. Everything was perfect. Until....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unapologetic Love Story!

  • By Troublemer on 08-01-16

Not your typical love story

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

This is not your typical “love story”! The story line sucks you in from the beginning but just as you think you know where the story is going, everything changes! This is one of those books that is really hard to review without giving too much away. There are many plot twists and turns.

I will say the development of the main characters was excellent and it was a nice change of pace to read (listen) from different perspectives.

I received the Audible version of this book in exchange for an honest review and the narration by Meghan Kelly was very good! She has a very pleasing voice and was able to give the characters their own distinct voice.

In summary, this was a very enjoyable book which I would highly recommend!