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Wichita, KS, United States
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  • Heartland

  • A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
  • By: Sarah Smarsh
  • Narrated by: Sarah Smarsh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite memoir of 2018

  • By NMwritergal on 11-25-18

Very hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I had a tough time following who and when the story was telling. One minute. She was in 1970’s and without notice, she was back in 50’s. Years were not always specified. I needed a family tree to be able to follow who was being portrayed.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Cold Brew

  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

The perfect proposal leads to a chilling cold case. Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear. After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike decides to put a ring on Clare's finger, Clare's eccentric octogenarian employer is there to help. While the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this Series!

  • By Marcia L. Berbeza on 01-14-17

Last 40 min

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

Last 40 minutes included the narrator making corrections during recording!!!! It was a welcomed addition!

Hard to get started and a little hard to follow. I had to reverse multiple times to understand.

  • Find Her

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,266

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

Easy to get lost

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

Jumps around quite a bit! Many times I had to rewind multiple chapters just so I could get the story straight as to where we currently work. It's a good storyline was a good plot, but it just jumps around and off a lot.

  • Broken

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613

When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death. He doesn’t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn’t understand her role in the death of Grant County’s popular police chief. He doesn’t understand why that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SERIES IN WRONG ORDER!!!!!!

  • By KM on 08-30-12

Narrator not the best

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

The narrator of this book Natalie, displays a very phony southern accent. Her regular voice is fairly good, but her southern accent needs a whole lot of work.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601

Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sure Kelsey makes poor choices, who doesn't?

  • By Bonnie on 10-12-14

No suspense, no plot

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

Did not find a plot to this book at all...I think I will skip the other books in the series

  • Rock Chick Revolution

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677

Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn't even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she's up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn't know it. As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she’s never going to get what every Rock Chick should have - her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she’s a Nightingale through and through. She just isn’t sure what to do about that. But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The grand fin-Ally

  • By quilteragogo on 12-05-14

Loved Rock Chick Series

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

Sad to see last if the series finished. Loved this series... Each fed into the next and the last brought it all together! Thanks Kristen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Still Alice

  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Lisa Genova
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,873
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,936

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narrator, I returned it

  • By Laura on 01-26-14

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

Needed to read this book after Julianne Moore received Oscar. Now I need to see the movie.

Loved the story line and all it represents, but author as narrator may not alert be the best option. Narration was flat... No changes in characters voices and there was no excitement when excitement was due. Other than narration, book was great!

  • Forever You

  • By: Sandi Lynn
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 542

Forever You, is the highly anticipated sequel to USA Today’s best seller Forever Black. Connor Black’s life consisted of his company and his use of multiple women. There was never going to be love, relationships, or a fairy-tale life. Emotionally dead and damaged after a personal tragedy, Connor Black vowed never to love or fall in love with a woman - until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident and changed him forever. He starts experiencing feelings and emotions he never felt before and finds himself being drawn into her world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connor's POV...Oh So Good!!!

  • By Romance Lover on 12-19-13

Same as Forever Black...just from a different pers

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

Reviewed: 01-21-14

What would have made Forever You better?

If it was not the same book as Forever Your except written from Conner.

What other book might you compare Forever You to and why?

I have not run into this before. Forever Black and Forever You are the same story, with the exception that Forever Black is told by Ellery and Forever You is told by Conner.

What does Felicity Munroe and David Benjamin Bliss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

David Benjamin Bliss does not do female characters very well. He has a wonderful voice though. I wish Denny's voice was the same in Forever You as it was in Forever Black...I could visualize Denny in Forever Black, but just could not grasp him visually in Forever You.

What character would you cut from Forever You?

None of them...all of the characters add to the book.

Any additional comments?

If you have read Forever Black...skip this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Distant Shores

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 314

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a future together. But after the children leave home, they quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job offer, Elizabeth puts her needs aside to follow him across the country. Until the sudden death of her father changes everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hit way too close to home

  • By Kiki Gee on 01-28-17

Bernadette Quigley not the best narrator!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-13

Would you listen to Distant Shores again? Why?

Bernadette Quigley could not decide if she was a southern belle or an austrialian lassie. Her reading was quick and abrupt. One sentence did not flow into the next. Her inflections were in the wrong area.

Would you be willing to try another one of Bernadette Quigley’s performances?

NO!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

NO! Needed to take a break from Bernadette Quigley