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  • Murder in an Irish Village

  • By: Carlene O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,583

In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie's Bistro has always been warm and welcoming. Nowadays 22-year-old Siobhan O'Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery

  • By Jill, NM on 10-21-16

Disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Did not like the story within 3 chapters. Did not enjoy the narrator. I generally enjoy Irish accents but this seemed forced.

  • A Bachelor Establishment

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485

High adventure and dark mystery combine in a sparkling historical romance, by Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay from The Chronicles of St. Mary's. Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever and well-plotted Regency Romance

  • By Hope on 09-17-15

Laughter Intrigue Romance Fun

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

I just re- read this fine story for the third time. What a delight! This review has to be at least 15 words :) I’m done

  • The Best Friend

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,403

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong. Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Skip this book

  • By Tony M on 07-30-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I’ve tried to read/listen to this book twice. I am bored, primarily by the story I cannot finish it

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,532
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,537

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

A slightly charming change of pace

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Simple story. Good girl gets it all
How terrible I felt this was pure fiction. Ah well on to the next murder mystery

  • Chaos

  • A Scarpetta Novel
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,511

In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, 26-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning - except the weather is perfectly clear, with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental act of God. Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Another chance, another disappointment.

  • By Lonna on 11-24-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

Choppy and very dark I had difficulty with following Couldn't get past first few chapters Good grief not at all what I was expecting from Ms Cornwall

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  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

  • By: Beth Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,671

Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comfort Food For The Soul

  • By Karen on 02-17-10

5 star all the way!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

I love this book and the performance. One does not need to be a southern lady to relate I promise :)

  • Find Her

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,932

Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, so damn good.

  • By Christine on 02-12-16

Insightful

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

Maybe Just maybe, one can recover. Difficult to read/listen to this book, but glad I did

  • Nowhere is a Place

  • By: Bernice McFadden
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

Nothing can mend a broken heart quite like family. Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most important, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and stubbornly reluctant to reveal its secrets. But Sherry is determined to know the full story. In a few days' time, her extended family will gather for a reunion, and Sherry sets off across the country with her mother, Dumpling, to join them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Richly textured and captivating

  • By BJ on 01-19-14

Enthralled!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-14

Stayed up late to listen to the end. Spent the hours learning to love this family. I cried with them, laughed with then. The author came as close as I've ever come to understand the strenth of family and the strengh of character it takes to overcome fractures and become whole.

I will look for other writings by Ms McFaddon and I would be willing to listen to Robin Miles anytime!

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  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,941
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,483

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turn the volume down!

  • By J. Gilbert on 10-30-13

Cannot finish this book.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

Hate the performance. Felt I was 12 years old listening to it. Normally enjoy Nora Roberts but this story and especially the performance were not up to par.

  • Chaos in Death

  • In Death, Book 33.5
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598

Eve Dallas is the tough lieutenant hot on his trail, but this is unlike any case she’s ever been assigned - or any killer she’s ever pursued. A police sketch based on eye-witness testimony reveals the killer has green skin, swollen red eyes, goblin ears, and a dislocated jaw-structure that defies the human form. Is it a mask? Is it make-up? Or is the explanation more sinister? Dallas faces off against multiple suspects - all of them students of medicine capable of precisely slicing the ears, noses, and eyes of the three victims.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In Death Book 33.5 - Not Robb's best, but good

  • By L. Reiner on 10-03-11

Interesting as always

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

Reviewed: 05-13-13

I have in the past, read J. D. Robb and thus had a clear mental picture of how the characters would speak and the emotions they shared or chose not to share. I regret to say my mental picture in no way matched the narration. Sorry Ms. King, I did not enjoy your performance. I will need to continue reading J. D. Robb on my own.

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