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  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962

Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Chick Lit

  • By A on 02-04-08

somewhat predictable but fun

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

Reviewed: 05-17-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

less predictable LIFETIME channel ending - a real twist to make the story more unique would have been nice...

Would you be willing to try another book from Sophie Kinsella? Why or why not?

not sure

What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

performed well

Could you see Can You Keep a Secret? being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

yes on one of the women drama networks

  • The Madman's Daughter

  • Madman's Daughter Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Megan Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London - working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true. Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward - both of whom she is deeply drawn to - Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nicely executed twist on a classic

  • By Gregory on 03-21-14

exciting read

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

Reviewed: 05-17-13

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

The book it not predictable -

Who was your favorite character and why?

Edward - full of mystery

Which character – as performed by Lucy Rayner – was your favorite?

all were well performed

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

19th century incredible hulk tale

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winter White

  • A Belles Novel, Book 2
  • By: Jen Calonita
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Isabelle Scott and Mirabelle Monroe are still reeling from the revelation that they share more than just the roof over their heads. The media has pounced on their story and the girls are caught up in a flurry of talk-show appearances and newspaper interviews. They’ve put on a happy public face, but someone is leaking their true feelings to the press. While it seems like the world is watching their every move, at least they have each other. But with cotillion season right around the corner, Izzie and Mira have barely had time to process their newfound sisterhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brayden and Hayden

  • By Amyleigh0383 on 01-05-19

Entertaining read- not as exciting as 1st book

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

More intrigue surrounding main character

If you’ve listened to books by Jen Calonita before, how does this one compare?

Not as exciting as 1st book in this series

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performance was good

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sisters of APF

  • The Indoctrination of Soror Ride Dick
  • By: Zane
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

Fans of Zane’s APF sorority stories, which have appeared in earlier collections including The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth, wanted more, and Zane has given it to them. Here is a book-length story about the sexy escapades of APF, a sorority dedicated to sexual freedom and the fulfillment of its members. Their on-campus antics are off the hook, and Zane, as ever, turns the heat up so high the pages are practically sizzling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By Shaunta on 12-12-11

Sexy mindless fun

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

Reviewed: 01-02-13

Would you recommend The Sisters of APF to your friends? Why or why not?

Maybe -edgy, not hardcore, uncomplicated plot

What does Nicole Small bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Read well - emphasized the right words

Could you see The Sisters of APF being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

On cable- with more character development might be good for a short run

  • Power & Beauty

  • By: Tip "T.I." Harris, David Ritz
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Hip-hop artist Tip "T.I." Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer. Now, working with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, T.I. applies all his talent and experience to the world of fiction by creating the epic love story of Power and Beauty. After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul “Power” Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim's ways, he'll make something of himself - and perhaps be worthy of Tanya “Beauty” Long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suprised by T.I.'s story telling skills

  • By Dream on 07-11-12

I liked this one- sexy & mysterious

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Power & Beauty to be better than the print version?

I like audio- I listen while I drive and work out.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

left you wanting more...

What does Prentice Onayemi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Any additional comments?

I didnt take T.I. for a writer- good story

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alphas #1

  • By: Lisi Harrison
  • Narrated by: Adriana Stimola
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 39

Eccentric billionaire Shira Brazille founded the super-exclusive Alpha Academy on exotic Alpha Island to nurture the next generation of exceptional dancers, writers, musicians, and inventors. It's a dream come true for 100 lucky girls, but those not measuring up can be sent home at any time for any reason. The one left standing will win worldwide fame. Who will it be?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Juvenile and Superficial.

  • By Crystal on 02-09-14

Looking forward to Audible bringing Part 2

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

What did you love best about Alphas #1?

Over the top fiction that left you wanting to know what happened to the characters- searching for Part #2

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,682

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Worth listening to despite the length

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

Was Steve Jobs worth the listening time?

It was LONG but overall worth it. Some spots were S-L-O-W, but his story was fascinating

  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written and read!

  • By Elizabeth on 03-26-12

Overall quite entertaining - slow start

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

Reviewed: 08-09-12

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Once I was engaged , I wanted to know how things were going to end.