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  • Loving Mr. Daniels

  • By: Brittainy Cherry
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Jennifer Stark
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474

It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soul mates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soul mates. When I arrived in Edgewood, Wisconsin, I didn't plan to find him. I didn't plan to stumble into Joe's bar and have Daniel's music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOSS, LONGING, LIFE.. & FORBIDDEN LOVE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-15-16

Awful!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Very cliche and overly angsty and wordy. Whole story could have been told more effectively with half the words.

  • Resonance

  • A Golden Beach Novel
  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: Susan Fouche
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Fame... It's all Angela Peters has wanted for the last 12 years. Determined to keep their focus on their band, Panic Station, she and Garrett made a pact that they'd never sleep together. No relationships. No distractions. Now, on the brink of getting everything she wants, she wakes up in bed with her drummer the day before their big tour begins - a recipe for disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Changing Up The Series

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 03-29-17

Awful!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

while I enjoyed the first book in this series I'm REALLY struggling with book 2. it just drags on and on and on. The characters lack dimension and aren't really likeable.

  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,271

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly small amount of actual turtles.

  • By Meg on 11-03-17

Couldn't finish.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

The story was mildly entertaining. Definitely written for the young adult audience, maybe even preteen. I couldn't finish because the narrator was horrible and it was very distracting. It sounded like she'd just learned to read and her accent was not typical of a person from Indiana.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Soaring

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259

When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was time to sort herself out. In order to do that and win her children back, she moves to Cliff Blue, an architectural masterpiece on the rocky coast of Magdalene. Her boxes aren’t even unpacked when she meets Mickey Donovan, a man who lives across the street, a man so beautiful Amelia takes one look at him and knows she wants it all from him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "HELL YES" FOR WOMEN!

  • By Yvette on 04-06-15

Yogie bear voice is very distracting.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

I'm really surprised by the chosen narrator. She has a very old voice when narrating the adult females. A weird contrived voice for kids parts. Most annoying is her adu my male voice which sounds her Yogie bear. So much that it's distracting . Story is good. Would be better if re-recorded with different narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Get Well Soon

  • History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
  • By: Jennifer Wright
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,009

In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know syphilis could be so fascinating.

  • By Carrie Arnold on 02-09-17

Misleading title. Author takes many liberties.

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

The title Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them did initially grab my attention. This subject matter is of great interest to me. I love history and all things medical/health related so combining the two sounded perfect at the onset. Unfortunately, barely into the beginning of the book, I realized that the book is partly an autobiography and author Jennifer Wright fancies herself a comedian as she inserts her self-righteous jokes and jabs. I quickly realized that I was getting only half of what I bargained for. While she does provide some insight into the subject of historical plagues there is a healthy dose of the author's political opinions as well as a blatant dislike of Christians/Christianity. She also dispenses a pretty healthy dose of medical opinion and last I checked she is lacking an MD. I prefer my historical nonfiction to be both based solely on history and as accurate as possible. I did not realize I bought an opinion piece with brief shoddy references to historical accounts. Thanks, but no thanks, Jennifer. You should stick to writing flimsy magazine articles.

17 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,179

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Sequel

  • By Tim on 03-15-13

Ken Follett is a crazy socialist.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

Any additional comments?

Ken rewrites history to suite his views. He is crazy. I've listened to the whole series and he honestly gets a little crazier in each book. Here's an idea....how about a book written from a neutral perspective based on facts. Book one was entertaining, book two still good but goes a little more left. Book three he looses all credibility in my opinion. His writing style is quite good but he needs to keep his opinions to himself. When I read historical fiction I expect it to be based on fact not completely rewritten to suite an agenda.

  • Beautiful Secret

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Penfield, Jonathan Cole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553

The fourth full novel in the New York Times, USA Today, and number-one international best-selling author Christina Lauren's Beautiful series, which began with Beautiful Bastard.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Naill's is a great addition to the series

  • By Jennifer on 06-15-15

Best One Yet!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-15

Any additional comments?

This was the best book yet in this series. Very steamy and believable storyline. Loved it!!