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  • The Life She Wants

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,501

In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City, and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Distraction

  • By PA Person on 03-07-17

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-19

This is a beautiful story of redemption and Second Chances. great storyline and ending. I I am looking forward to more books by this author.

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,081

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Full of twist and turns…..

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. it was full of suspense to the very end. I was a little confused at first but it came together well at the end.

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,742

Alice Love is 29, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital, where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over - she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

Slow Start.... Great ending

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

while I found it hard to get into in the beginning, I ended up liking this book. there were some pretty depressing moments but there were also times of humor. Being a counselor I enjoyed Elizabeth's commentary to her therapist. this book makes you think a lot about your priorities and what is important to you. It also makes you think about what others may be going through overall I would recommend this book

  • To the Moon and Back

  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing killed his mother. Every year, Brady visits the memorial site on the anniversary to remember her. A decade ago on that day, he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed in the attack. Brady and Jenna shared a deep heart connection and a single beautiful day together at the memorial. But after that, Brady never saw Jenna again. Every year when he returns, he leaves a note for her in hopes that he might find her again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • nice

  • By Pat on 07-29-18

This is a great book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I love how Karen is great about connecting her books. Been a long time fan. I knew how it would end but still loved the journey to get there.

  • Small Town Rumors

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964

Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee - and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas - has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Hallmark movies, you'll like this

  • By Ruth on 12-08-18

Reminds me of Home!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Growing up in West Texas not far from where this story is set made this book extra good. My hometown was even mentioned.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heaven Adjacent

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215

Roseanna Chaldecott spent her life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, something snaps. Unsure of her future, Roseanna heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no plans to return. In the foothills of the Adirondacks, Roseanna discovers the perfect hideout in a ramshackle farm. Its seventy-six acres are rich with possibilities and full of surprises, including a mother and daughter squatting on the property. Although company is the last thing Roseanna wants, she reluctantly lets them stay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just the best!!

  • By kthompson1004 on 07-25-18

I really loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I loved this book. it was very quirky. First book in a while that I did not want to put down. This author is fabulous. Thank you Amazon for listing this in Kindle Unlimited.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Coming Clean

  • By: Kimberly Rae Miller
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Rae Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411

Kim Miller is an immaculately put-together woman with a great career, a loving boyfriend, and a tidy apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. You would never guess that Kim grew up behind the closed doors of her family’s idyllic Long Island house, navigating between teetering stacks of aging newspapers, broken computers, and boxes upon boxes of unused junk festering in every room - the product of her father’s painful and unending struggle with hoarding. In this moving coming-of-age story, Kim brings to life her rat-infested home and her childhood consumed by concealing her father’s shameful secret from friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's Like a Car Wreck...

  • By Elisabeth on 02-09-14

Very Sad But Interesting Read

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

This book was hard to read. The author had a rough life. However, as a counselor I found it interesting. Might have help to speed it up a bit.

  • All There Is

  • By: Violet Duke
  • Narrated by: A. T. Chandler, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Emma Stevens is ready for a fresh start in Juniper Hills, but she still lives with the impossible guilt of her past: having failed to rescue her little stepbrother from a fire that decimated her childhood home and her family. Her next-door neighbor may have been the one to drag her out of the burning building that night, but it doesn't exonerate him since he caused the fire. Not even when he shows up fourteen years later to help salvage her bakery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Violet Duke hits all the feels!

  • By Xiaguan on 12-02-18

Good story line!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-18

I liked the story line. I was not as thrilled about the erotic talk but if that is your thing you will like it.

  • The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi

  • My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began
  • By: Kathie Lee Gifford, Rabbi Jason Sobel
  • Narrated by: Rabbi Jason Sobel, Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 407

As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God's Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn't until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek - along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel - that she found the fulfillment of those desires. As you journey through The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi, you'll also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt and honest journey.

  • By Anonymous User on 03-09-18

A book for all believers

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Kathy Lee made the scriptures come alive. I now know more about the bible. it makes me love the Lord even more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Firefly Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,168

Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Chick lit meets Forrest Gump

  • By Lisa on 12-29-10

you'll laugh and then you'll cry

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I really enjoyed watching the joys and struggles of the friendship between Katie and Tully. It is a great reminder to be be happy with the life that the Lord has given you. money and fame will never be enough.