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  • Nappily Ever After

  • A Novel
  • By: Trisha R. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Venus Johnston has a great job and a long-term, live-in boyfriend who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous doctor. She also has a weekly beauty-parlor date to keep her long, nappy hair slick and straight. But the tedious hours and harsh chemicals in the salon have long grated on Venus. One frustrating day, she trades in the long hair for a dramatically short, natural cut and sends her commitment-balking boyfriend packing. It's a bold declaration of independence and one that has effects she never could have imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Laura K. on 08-21-09

Good book

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

This was a great book. The reading was a little robotic but the overall story was great and I understand a movie is about to be released based on the book.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,883

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Outstanding!!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

This book was completely entertaining from beginning to end. Ove showed us that there is a story behind every man. A True must 'read'!

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,026
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,988

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: The cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, and gray skies fall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hours and hours of tired...

  • By ROBIN on 07-28-16

Good Book

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

This was a good book. It started off great, moved a little slow in the middle however provided a great ending. Just get through the middle and the end will be worth it.

0 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 5,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,334

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

Great read

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

This book was awesome .. I cried, I laughed, I celebrated with these women, it was so real. For those who have ever gone through in life, with ups and downs with friends and family, would truly enjoy this book.

  • Fly Away

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other - plus a miracle - to transform their lives. An emotionally-complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark visceral storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • first one, so much better!

  • By chrispy on 05-19-13

Good book .. but dark

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

This was a good book and a great follow up to Firefly Lane but it was a dark novel. It gave great insight into the characters but it tended to be a little depressing. The aspect of afte

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,006

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was a great book. It really makes you think about decisions made and the quality of life.

What did you like best about this story?

Although somewhat predictable, the unveiling of each of the characters was very well done.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was towards the end and how the write captured their first kiss.

Any additional comments?

Great read .. for the emotional ones, have a box of tissue.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 23,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,315

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

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

Although somewhat of a confusing start, this booking rapidly pulls you in and doesn't let go. The intertwining stories of everyone in this book is amazing! Listening to it makes the experience so much better with the accents being included. Caroline Lee was phenomenal as the narrator!! A must read, or even better, listen to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Neighbor

  • By: A. J. Banner
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,181

Shadow Cove, Washington, is the kind of town everyone dreams about - quaint streets, lush forests, good neighbors. That's what Sarah thinks as she settles into life with her new husband, Dr. Johnny McDonald. But all too soon she discovers an undercurrent of deception. And one October evening when Johnny is away, sudden tragedy destroys Sarah's happiness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay...But not even close to Gone Girl

  • By Alixandra Hice on 04-27-16

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

This was a great book! At times I did not want to stop listening to it! The characters well-developed and it was a great ending. Hope they make a movie from it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • One Good Turn

  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Robin Atkin Downes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

In the brilliant new literary thriller by the award-winning author of Case Histories, Jackson Brodie, adored single-dad detective, is caught in a web of mystery following a grisly attack in the street. Two years after the events of Case Histories, which left him a retired millionaire with an occasional girlfriend in Julia, a former client, Jackson has followed her to Edinburgh for its famous summer festival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Abriged

  • By Anne-Marie on 05-01-11

Did I hear the whole book?

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

From what I heard it
was good but I only heard five chapters ... Was that the whole book?very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful