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  • Love, Rosie

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Amy Creighton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

Rosie and Alex are destined for each other, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, they are separated as teenagers when Alex and his family relocate from Dublin to Boston. Like two ships always passing in the night, Rosie and Alex stay friends, and though years pass, the two remain firmly attached via emails and letters. Heartbroken, they learn to live without each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Goes on waaaay too long - and the ending doesn't deliver.

  • By Laura on 12-14-17

Goes on waaaay too long - and the ending doesn't deliver.

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

I liked this story, but it just went on and on and literally spans FIVE decades for two characters. I found it frustrating bc you knew they'd end up together but it just took SO BLOODY LONG. Like this book could've easily been half as long. The correspondence only storytelling format grew tiresome. Also *spoiler alert* after sitting thru decades of these people's lives and emails, they only finally get together on the last page and Don't. Even. Kiss. Wtfffff?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Time Was

  • Time and Again, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,226

Stranded in the present, time traveler Caleb Hornblower's biggest problem isn't returning to the twenty-third century - but falling head over heels for the beguiling Liberty Stone, who shows him a love more powerful than time itself. Though Caleb knows he belongs in the future, how can he leave the past, and Liberty, behind?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • boring story, terrible characters

  • By Jessica on 05-28-15

Consent's a bit iffy in this one

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

What did you like best about Time Was? What did you like least?

Best? Interesting premise, I suppose.

Least? The male protagonist seemed to disregard the female character's comfort or consent and just go for it and question why she was so "rigid". It made me pretty uncomfortable. I get the author, in her mind, was probably doing it for romance build up, but eee. Yikes. Numerous times the female character told him to stop, or stay away from her, and he disregarded it and plowed forward, or questioned why she was so uptight.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Consent, for starters.

  • The Dark Days Pact

  • The Lady Helen Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Alison Goodman
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Summer, 1812. After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton, banished from her family and training as a Reclaimer with the covert Dark Days Club. She must learn to fight the dangerous energy-wielding Deceivers and prepare to face their master, the elusive Grand Deceiver.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wordy, wordy, wordy

  • By bigdjunta on 02-02-19

A satisfying sequel

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes -anyone who likes fantasy or supernatural, as well as historical fiction, will love this. It is absolutely necessary to read the first book as this is not a standalone.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Helen - I loved seeing her arc as a character grow stronger and stronger. She was independent, strong, brave and such a departure from who she was in the beginning of Novel 1.

Any additional comments?

My god, the Duke of Selburn storyline was infuriatingly annoying. He just keeps hanging around, lingering though no one in the book, including Lady Helen, can stand the man. He is constantly telling Helen what to do, even though she is a warrior and has told him to buzz off. He spends most of the book being a busybody and a pest and a distraction for the plot and I was BUMMED when he was kept on throughout the book in a way that means he'll be in the following books. My advice to the author? Lose the Duke.

  • The Time of My Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Amy Creighton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Lucy Silchester has received an appointment card. Actually, she's been invited along a few times to this appointment, but she keeps brushing the gold-embossed envelope under the shag pile carpet. She's taken her eye off the ball and has busied herself with work (a job she doesn't love), helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, seeing her family, and devoting her time to their life dramas. But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment that she can't miss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed Out Loud in Places!

  • By Janice on 06-11-17

Absolute stunner

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

I've listened to this one three times and it's still one of my faves. The story is redemptive, different, charming and still very relatable. Lucy, the protagonist, is living a boring lifeless day-to-day until her literal Life, an actual person, orders an audit of her life to fix it. Both the main characters are so weirdly lovable and remain interesting. The reason this book is so good is that it sneakily gets you to examine your existence and wonder if your "Life" were to contact you, would it be happy? Would it want to change things about yourself? The narrator is also fantastic, except for how she pronounces the word "awkward" (ooork-werd?!)

Either way, this book is a goddamn delight and you WILL love it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Obsession

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,696

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up - especially the determined Xander Keaton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Total Letdown

  • By McChica04 on 07-11-16

Starts out promising, slow descent into boring and cliche

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

The first half of this book was so good! Really interesting premise. After most of the major plot points have been set up, it just peters out. The characters stop being interesting and become sadly one-dimensional and the story becomes incredibly predictable. The romance tilts into him just telling her what to do most of the time. Even though the stalker storyline does add some spice, it too becomes predictable and by the end, you don't care too much what comes of anyone. The narration was fine at the beginning, but eventually becomes a bit too much - too overdone.

85 of 92 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,456

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

Good plot, unlikeable characters

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Make the characters more interesting, less wooden, and make Brooks (her boyfriend) completely different. He sounded dumb and was often chauvinistic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Sister's Grave

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,557

Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good...

  • By Rebecca on 10-18-15

Fantastic twist!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Overall, a formulaic fun mystery - but very impressed by the twist. Didn't see that one coming.

  • You Can Trust Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

On a quiet, gray Saturday morning, Livy arrives at her best friend Julia's flat for a lunch date only to find her dead. Though all the evidence supports it, Livy cannot accept the official ruling of suicide; the Julia she remembers was loud, inappropriate, joyful, outrageous, and loving, not depressed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall-pretty good plot

  • By Tania S Dawson on 06-07-15

Literally gripping the edge of seats around town

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

Reviewed: 10-19-15

Where does You Can Trust Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

On a scale of one to favorite, with similar books, this is about a 9. Slow to catch on, but worth staying with it.

What did you like best about this story?

I think I liked the main protagonists' character arc. She grows and changes and emboldens as the story thickens and becomes much more likeable and strong by the end of it.

Which scene was your favorite?

The Bus Stop or the Cliff scene. You'll know the ones.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Your friends are close, your enemies are far closer. (?)

Any additional comments?

Loved that I guessed who it was before they revealed it, although I must admit it was very hard in this one (if that's your sort of thing). I don't think I've listened to a novel this suspenseful in a while.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Luckiest Girl Alive

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Knoll
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,638

Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: a glamorous job at a glossy magazine, an enviable figure with the wardrobe to match, and a handsome fiancé from a distinguished blue-blood family. But Ani FaNelli is an invention, that veneer of perfection carefully assembled in an attempt to distance herself from a shocking, sordid past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange, unnerving, confusing.

  • By Candice on 12-06-15

Dark as they come

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

Very good performance of a very dark storyline. Even though it is such a dramatic story, it's enthralling and worth a listen. A well written story with a complicated protagonist.

  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penny Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,191

France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything - her family, her reputation, and her life - to see her husband again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite Portrait of Sophie and Liz

  • By FanB14 on 09-03-13

DEFINITELY earns a perfect rating

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

This story is so rich, and so compelling. I found myself listening to this every chance I got - almost canceling plans just to keep going! It's also beautifully performed - the narrators handle all the characters emotions and depth and accents really well.

This would be the audiobook I would suggest to non-audiobook listeners, to get them hooked too!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful