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  • Facing West

  • A Forever Wilde Novel
  • By: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

I left my family and tiny Texas hometown 15 years ago to escape small-town gossips and to give my mom and sister the chance at a better life. But when a phone call from an attorney back home informs me that my sister passed away, leaving me custody of her newborn baby, I'm shocked out of the steady life I've built for myself running a tattoo shop in San Francisco. The thing is: I don't do babies. And I don't do small towns. Or commitment. And I especially don't do family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Michael Pauley Blew it out of the Water!

  • By Mega Listener on 02-02-18

Better than the Marion series

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

I liked the Marion series, but this is my favorite Lennox novel so far. Characters were dynamic and endearing- can't wait for more in the series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss an Angel

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

Arranged marriages seldom happen in modern America, so Daisy Devreaux hates her father's ultimatum: marry the humorless man he has picked for her, or go to jail. It's not much of a deal for Alex Markov, the prospective groom, either. He's got no time to indulge an uptown girl. So Alex puts Daisy to work in his traveling circus, expecting the harsh realities will break her. Instead, he finds she's got heart enough for both of them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • classic Susan Phillips

  • By Loy on 06-01-07

One of SEP's Best

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

Reviewed: 03-23-12

This is one of SEP's best novels. I was skeptical from the description but the characters are likable and the plot is relatively plausible. It was definitely worth the credit.

  • Touch of Power

  • By: Maria V. Snyder
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finding I love this author!

  • By Amanda on 03-23-12

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-12

This one of the best books that I've listened to in a long time. Snyder is very talented at balancing action, mystery, fantasy, and romance. The only complaint that I have about this book is that I'll have to wait way too long for the sequel to be published.

  • Because You're Mine

  • Capitol Theatre Series, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

Lady Madeline Matthews would rather shame herself than sacrifice her freedom – which is why, to avoid a marriage to an aging, lecherous lord, she seeks out the company of Logan Scott. A torrid affair with the notorious womanizer would surely condemn her in the eyes of good society.Though a legend in the bedchamber, Logan is, in truth, an intensely private man tormented by past betrayals. Now a forward little minx is disrupting his life with her vibrant charm and unspoiled beauty, a high-spirited enchantress completely at sea in London’s sophisticated whirl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging characters, too much conflict

  • By Cate on 10-31-11

Engaging characters, too much conflict

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

Reviewed: 10-31-11

The characters are typical Kleypas: likeable, enagaging, well-developed. However, the conflict between the hero and heroine picks up too strongly in the second half of the book and goes on for too long. I kept waiting for the negative tension to be addressed and resolved but it kept going and going. The nature of the conflict is also pretty cringe-worthy and a little heartbreaking.

Despite this, I don't regret spending my credit on this book. The rich characters and unpredictable plot is (eventually) rewarding.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful