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  • Until You Loved Me

  • Silver Springs, Book 3
  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

After catching her fiancé cheating - with another man - usually straitlaced, workaholic scientist Ellie Fisher liberates her wild side just long enough to indulge in a passionate one-night stand with a tall, dark stranger she meets at a trendy Miami bar. Embarrassed by her recklessness, she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy's full name, something that shouldn't have been a problem - until a pregnancy test turns positive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!!!

  • By Renee S on 08-19-17

Cute but. . .

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

My one complaint about this book is that orphanages do not exist is the USA. If you are writing a book you should probably do a little fact checking. Many Orphanages in the USA were closed in the 50s as the foster care system started replacing them and then closed in the 60s when the federal government starting backing the foster care system.

  • Her Darkest Nightmare

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only 16 when her own boyfriend, Jasper, imprisoned and tortured her - and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community, even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too repetitive

  • By Julie on 02-02-17

Slow and repetitive

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

This story was so slow and repetitive I am not sure why I listened to the whole thing. If she has cut the story in half it could have been interesting.

  • Every Waking Moment

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Lenore Zann
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Emma Wright has finally escaped the dangerous man who's controlled her every move for the past six years. Taking her 5-year-old son, she has fled across the country seeking freedom, safety, and a fresh start. But Max's father isn't giving them up so easily.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!

  • By Julie on 08-03-05

Music

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I have one complaint about this book and that is the cheesy music in between chapters. Please stop putting music in the book it is better without it!

  • Deck the Hallways

  • A Fixer-Upper Mystery
  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Alex Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Even during the holidays, Shannon is more spackle than sparkle, which is why she leaps at the chance to transform a grand old Victorian mansion into 10 charming apartments for homeless families. Filled with the spirit of the season, all of Lighthouse Cove turns out to help - including her best friends, a troupe of far-from-angelic Santa Claus impersonators, and her father, Jack. But their merriment is soon dashed by a heated scuffle between Jack and the miserly president of the bank who's backing the project.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good holiday story.

  • By DRS on 01-07-18

Please edit!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I enjoy this author and narrator but in this book they repeat the same line in several places it was so annoying to me I wish they would listen to the book before they publish it!

  • Sweet Surprises

  • Home Sweet Home Series, Book 2
  • By: Shirlee McCoy
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

In Benevolence, Washington, the Lamont family's delectable handmade chocolates are a precious tradition - and always a reason to return home. And for the most rebellious of the three Lamont sisters, they provide a chance to create a tempting new future, complete with delicious happiness....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Same story

  • By Traci on 01-09-18

Same story

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

If you have read Sweet Dreams there is no need to read this one it is the same story

  • Phantom Evil

  • By: Heather Graham
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 785

A secret government unit is formed under the oversight of Adam Harrison, famed paranormal investigator. The case: In a historic mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a senator’s wife falls to her death from a balcony. Most think she jumped, distraught over the loss of her young son. Some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits that inhabit the house - once the site of a serial killer’s grisly work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surpisingly good!!

  • By Shirley on 05-19-13

No accents please

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I enjoyed the story. I like the narrators voice and cadence but his accents were awful.

  • Angelfall

  • Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1
  • By: Susan Ee
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,429

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her 17-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You know that joke about O-HI-O? Reverse it.

  • By Jay on 10-06-12

Couldn't finish it!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

I very rarely stop a book until I am finished with it, however I could not waste anymore time trying to finish this one.

  • 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 60,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,966

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

Meh

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

There is no point to this book. It's just a long meandering trip. No beginning, no middle and no end

  • Carnal Innocence

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602

New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wait has ended

  • By Empress Karen on 04-17-12

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Just when I think I am done reading Nora Roberts because they are becoming so formulaic just writes one like this and I get sucked back in. The narrator had a nice voice the majority of the book, however occasionally he wound sound like Forest Gump.

  • Reason to Breathe

  • Breathing, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Donovan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,022

In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great story

  • By Tonya on 07-17-13

Well written

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

I have never read this author before but I'm hooked. I thought it would be a cute book for teens but I found was complex characters and I think this author wrote the abuse with a raw understanding of what happens behind closed doors.

I am going to get the next book right now.