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Karen. Corcoran

Dorchester, SC
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  • Pardonable Lies

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlaugh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

In the third novel of this best-selling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maisie Does It Again

  • By Nancy on 05-09-06

Problem with part 1

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-10

I believe there is file a problem with Part 1 of Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear. I burned this book to CDs and put it on iPod; same issue exists with both devices. I also re-downloaded the file - no change. At about the 293 minute point, the book integrity is lost - it starts repeating - the chapters make no sense based on previous content, previous sections are repeated until 264 minutes from the end of part 1, when it gets back on track.

The story is great; the electronic filefor Part 1 is the problem which Audible needs to fix.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Honey Moon

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

It's the stuff dreams are made of. Hollywood discovers a South Carolina orphan, Honey Jane Moon, and makes her a star. She lives a roller-coaster life. Now, though, she's all grown up, a child star no longer, but still dramatic and passionate. Two men, Dash Coogan, a cowboy movie legend, and Eric Dillion, the town's bad boy, know how fiercely she loves and lives. What Honey wants is the family she never had. She'll take the man who latches onto her dreams and who can hang on for the ride!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Loved this book.

  • By Jennifer Johnson on 06-09-11

If you're looking for escapism, this is not it!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-10

I am glad this was not the first SEP book I listened to or I would have NEVER tried another one. I found the lead characters humorless, self-absorbed & way too angsty. I got depressed just listening to the book & it seemed to drag on for ages. I kept going to see if the characters would become more interesting or come to grips with some of their inner demons - all of them have major hang-ups. The ending I though was forced & not realistic. I saw no foreshadowing that allows Eric to suddenly fall in love (conveniently for the plot) with Honey... needed to show, not tell. Then when I thought there might be a happy ending, the author throws in a horrendous child molestation situation.By this point in the book I was so fed up that I can't even remember how it ends. Some kind of happy ever after w/ Honey/Eric but really no one's changed much. Sorry I spent the money & time with this story.

9 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Waking the Witch

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 11
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

Savannah Levine, sorceress, i's having a hard time convincing her adoptive parents, Paige and Lucas, to take her seriously as an adult. She's working as the research assistant at the detective agency they founded, and when they take off on a romantic vacation alone, leaving her in charge, Savannah finds herself itching for a case to call her own. Suddenly, she gets the chance she's been waiting for: Recruited by another supernatural detective, she travels to Columbus, Washington, a small, dying town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ending was annoying

  • By Ivette on 04-21-15

Another solid offering from Kelley Armstrong

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-10

I enjoyed hearing more about Savannah, especially from her point of view. The pacing was fast and there were nice twists & turns. I liked the references to the old characters I've come to love & her growing relationship with Adam. The only thing I question is the use of Joanna Parker for the narrator. I kept thinking I was listening to Sookie Stackhouse even though Joanna is a great narrator. Also there was the big cliff hanger. I hate those because then I have to wait so long for the next installment!! In general I would recommend this book to Armstrong fans.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful