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  • The Sometimes Sisters

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,019

When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as “sometimes sisters.” They connected only during the summer month they’d all spend at their grandmother’s rustic lakeside resort in north Texas. But secrets started building, and ten years have passed since they’ve all been together—in fact, they’ve rarely spoken, and it broke their grandmother’s heart. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your Best

  • By Annelda Crawford on 03-07-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I enjoyed this book. The characters were really brought alive by the narrator, she was excellent, and whilst I wouldn’t rave about it, I think that’s a personal thing, the story just didn’t speak to me as much as some others. But it’s well worth a read/listen!

  • Now That You Mention It

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 million stars!

  • By jodiod on 12-28-17

I did enjoy it, but...

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

The story was a little predictable in parts, but it was a good, upbeat story. What spoiled it for me was the narrator mumbling. The two reviews I read gushed how wonderful she was but i frequently had to rewind and listen over, and even then I sometimes didn’t catch what she was saying. She was great in other ways, different voices to identify who was speaking, I just wish she’d stopped mumbling! Not sure I’ll listen to the author’s other books now...

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,452

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I loved this novel. It’s beautifully written and makes you realize what a debt we owe to so many women who served Britain and France in the First and Second World Wars. I found it hard to put down.

  • Still Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,181
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,797

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • better than 2, not quite as good as 1

  • By Dr. Mary Young on 02-02-18

Didn’t want it to end!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

I LOVED this book! It was just what t look for, a book about a girl’s life, not just a boy meets girl and there’s nothing else in her life but the romance, more about her navigating life. This book has rich characters and a heroine to love and cheer for. This is one of those books that I didn’t want to finish, I wanted to keep reading (or, rather, listening) to Louisa’s day to day life, with updates on her family thrown in. Perhaps it’s because I identify with Louisa, an English girl living in New York (well, NJ for me) and that’s why it was extra special, but I just loved it.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,448

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Such a great concept and expertly told tale

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I loved this book. The concept alone is fantastic and that is somewhat hard to find in sci-fi these days. Even harder to find in a well written and guided story. I wasn't keen on the narrator at first bit eventually got past that and thoroughly enjoyed the book.

  • The Distant Hours

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,199
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,209

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Right Mood At The Right Time

  • By Simone on 11-13-12

Long, but a good story.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I enjoyed this story, although, as others have mentioned, it was long! There were parts I couldn’t stop listening to and parts I thought were a little unnecessary. However why on earth did they get an Australian to narrate??? At first I was really confused, especially with the mum being supposedly born and bred London but with an Australian accent! You can tell the narrator is trying really hard, and in parts she’s pretty good (I doubt I could pull off an Australian accent) but she’d slip back to her native tongue with certain words and when she had to do a number of voices in a scene. It spoilt it a little for me. But the writing was excellent and incredibly descriptive. All in all worth buying I’d say, but you may want to have two books on the go to switch it up.

  • Prime Suspect #1

  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,342

If Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison hadn't been a woman, she might not have noticed the victim's shoes…and that they didn't match the size given on the info sheet now so obviously misidentifying the dead blonde as a hooker named Della Mornay. Being so thorough, so good at the details, made Jane a top investigator; being a woman made the boys in the squadron want to see her fall on her face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • La Plante's first and best Tennyson novel

  • By Claire on 07-07-12

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

I knew I’d enjoy this but did not know how good a writer Linda La Plante is. This book is so authentic but best of all she’s not afraid to make her heroine real... not glamorous, not without fault, and not the only one to have solved the crimes but one of a team, albeit the leader. I can’t wait to listen to the other Prime Suspect books, and then the rest of Linda La Plante’s work!

  • The One & Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily Giffin
  • Narrated by: Sofia Willingham
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 813

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas - a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read only if you LOVE football

  • By Lori Morin on 06-20-14

Not as good as her usual books

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Having finished this book I wonder if there’s going to be a follow-up book written from Lucy’s point of view, as with Something Borrowed, which I loved. I was really looking forward to this book but I have to say it didn’t grab me like the others did & felt a little slow. It was a good ending tho, and as usual Ms Griffin’s descriptive writing was excellent. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood for it but it felt like the story could’ve been told in half the time. The narrator was great, if I was on the fence about listening to something in the future she’d definitely tip the scales.

  • The One That Got Away

  • A Novel
  • By: Leigh Himes
  • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 495

Abbey Lahey is a married, harried working mother of two, struggling to make ends meet in a blue-collar suburb of Philadelphia. When a tumble down a Nordstrom escalator lands her in an alternate reality, Abbey finds herself happily married to the one who got away - a dashing Philly blueblood she met briefly years earlier - and living a Cinderella life of privilege and luxury.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable but not awful.

  • By Taffy on 12-05-16

Loved

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

I looked at this book a couple of times before I went ahead and bought it. I’m so glad I did, it was a great story! I’m surprised it’s the author’s first book, she writes very well. I liked the narrator too. Highly recommended!

  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 681

Bridget Jones, the iconic character who sold 15 million books worldwide, inspired a major motion picture franchise, and became beloved as a Chardonnay-swilling everywoman, is back in this hotly anticipated third installment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another disappointing sequel.

  • By Alison on 04-20-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

This is a great book for those looking for chick-lit but don’t want a 20-something, or 30-something heroine and do want something they can relate to. Funny, poignant story of how Bridget “keeps buggering on” well read by Samantha Bond, who has just the right voice to ‘play’ Bridget.