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  • A High-End Finish

  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Angela Starling
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,302

In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman - contractor Shannon Hammer. But while Shannon can do wonders with a power drill and a little elbow grease, her love life needs work. On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on.Shannon is happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry's found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she's been hired to restore, the town's attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By Diana on 12-19-14

Errors and a bit slow in delivery

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Don’t know if the written book was wrong or the narration, but the days in the story didn’t align as the story progressed. (Beginning of chapter 12 tells the events of a Thursday, but later the character recounts the happenings of the previous couple of weeks, and lists those events on a Tuesday.) I want to like the characters and the series, but it was a bit of an effort to listen.

  • With Love from the Inside

  • By: Angela Pisel
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775

Grace Bradshaw knows the exact minute she will die. On death row for murdering her infant son, her last breath will be taken on February 15 at 12:01 a.m. Eleven years, five months, and 27 days separate her from the last time she heard her precious daughter's voice and the final moment she'd heard anyone call her mom. Out of appeals, she can focus on only one thing - reconnecting with her daughter and making sure she knows the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Mary McDaniels on 09-23-16

Sad in places, but eye-opening

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Chronicles a mother and daughter separated for years and finally reunited. Pretty brutal honesty of life in prison.

  • Just Three Words

  • By: Melissa Brayden
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

Accountant Samantha Ennis craves order and structure. As the bookkeeper at the boutique advertising agency she owns with her three best friends, it's her job to apply logic to the chaos. When one of those best friends, laid-back Hunter Blair, moves in to share her loft apartment, Sam's carefully organized world is thrown wildly askew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, funny, and oh-so-sexy - and performed so well

  • By 'Nathan on 11-05-15

Didn't finish first chapter

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

Reviewed: 05-29-16

I confess I didn't finish the book....or even the first chapter. If you want a story with LGBT members as main characters, go for it. Wish there had been a review that mentioned that before I purchased it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Easy Charm

  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180

Gabrielle Boudreaux, the youngest of the Boudreaux clan, is a single mother of her young son, Sam. Running a bed-and-breakfast at the family plantation house at the edge of the Mississippi River, Gabby loves her inn, her boy, and her family. She meets new people every day and takes pride in the house and land that has been in her family for more than five generations. Blessed beyond measure, she's also lonely, although she would never admit that to anyone, until Rhys O'Shaughnessy walks through her door.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Guilty as charmed

  • By green ice cream garden on 08-06-15

Needed an "F"-word warning

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Disappointed. Story not developed adequately, and an overload of the F-word and crass sex descriptions. Louisiana drawls not very believable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Carry Her Heart

  • By: Holly Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

In her journal, writer Piper George notes the change of seasons. Each entry marks the passage of time since she became a teen mother and put her baby up for adoption. Her words flow together, painting a picture of loss, hope, and enduring love for the daughter she's never forgotten. But one autumn, a new presence appears in its pages and in her life: her neighbor, Edward "Ned" Chesterfield.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely the best story!

  • By tennismama on 08-01-15

Absolutely the best story!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

This story was so incredibly well written. I was hooked...didn't want to stop to sleep. No vulgarities, no crude phrases...just a poignant, well told story. (Hate putting the word 'just' there.)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • No Ordinary Billionaire

  • The Sinclairs, Book 1
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,088

Dante Sinclair never cared about his family's money. All the young billionaire ever wanted was to be a cop, and now that he's a homicide detective in Los Angeles, he's a damn good one. But when he is injured and loses his partner in the line of duty, he returns to his vacation home in Amesport, Maine, to recover.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Predictable

  • By Lia on 11-16-17

Glorified porn

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

Could have been an enjoyable story if not for the 100's of "f" words and other guttural phrases.

  • Mother's Day Out

  • The Margie Peterson Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Karen MacInerney
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 341

With a husband who works long hours trying to make partner and two rambunctious kids that are running her ragged, Margie Peterson is like any other worn-out suburban mom. When she decides to take a job as a PI for a seedy local detective agency, everything changes. It doesn’t take long for Margie to get in over her head: Her first day on the job she totals her minivan, mistakenly enters a drag contest, and winds up in the bathroom with a dead transvestite. But when Margie finds her home number in the victim’s phone, things really start to get interesting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That was fun!

  • By karen on 08-11-14

Kind of painful to listen to....

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

Reviewed: 10-23-14

I found it hard to believe the main character had lived to adulthood and motherhood given her ineptitude. Too bad the character couldn't have a little more common sense and attentiveness to what is going on around her.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Town Like Alice

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165

Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, beautifully told

  • By Mary on 03-27-11

Hated for it to end

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

Reviewed: 05-31-14

Different kind of book for me, but I was drawn into the story and intrigued by all the detailed recounts of events and places.

  • The Toymaker

  • By: Chuck Barrett
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 580

Former NTSB Investigator Jake Pendleton faces a dilemma as the line blurs between right and wrong. After his judgment comes into question, Jake is entrusted to his new mentor, an eccentric old man who sees beyond Jake’s flaws. A man who makes ‘toys for spies.’ A man known as The Toymaker. Jake’s first assignment reunites him with Gregg Kaplan in a daredevil mission to rescue a fellow agent held captive in Yemen. He risks his life to stop the first attack of an al Qaeda mastermind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By shelley on 12-25-13

More than I bargained for

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

Reviewed: 05-29-14

What did you love best about The Toymaker?

Got this title during a sale. Not the type of book I usually gravitate toward, but glad I got it. Didn't realize until I'd listened to the entire book that it had a prequel.

What did you like best about this story?

Loved the technology used in the story:)

0 of 2 people found this review helpful