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  • Doctor Thorne

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Doctor Thorne adopts his niece Mary, keeping secret her illegitimate birth as he introduces her to the best local social circles. There she meets and falls in love with Frank Gresham - the heir to a vastly mortgaged estate and obliged to find a wealthy wife. Only Doctor Thorne knows that Mary is to inherit a large legacy that will make her acceptable to the otherwise disapproving middle-class society to which Frank belongs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Great announcer. Bad audio production.

  • By cristina on 10-12-10

I absolutely love this story

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I love the story of Dr. Thorne. If you are a lover of Jane Austin classics, then you are in for a treat. Rags to riches and honorable character rewarded. The narrator puts in mind the voice of Mr Bennet of the original Pride and Prejudice.

  • Whiskey Beach

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,609

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Eva on 03-10-17

good murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

it was a good book and after a while the narration clicked with me. at first it was odd to have a man do a woman's voice.

  • The Seventh Sergeant

  • Three Rivers Ranch Romance, Book 6
  • By: Liz Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Life has finally started to settle down for Sergeant Reese Sanders after his devastating injury overseas. Discharged from the Army and now with a good job at Courage Reins, an equine therapy center at Three Rivers Ranch, he's finally found happiness. Then down-on-her luck Carly Watters becomes his veteran care coordinator and wants to assist him with tasks he most definitely doesn't need her help with - until a horrific fall puts him right back where he was years ago: injured and depressed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration distracts

  • By Tamara D. on 10-08-18

clean and romantic

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I liked the story line. it had good continuity and realistic attributes. I did not necessarily like the narrator, I felt she was too dramatic, and sometimes that got in the way of the story.

  • Terri

  • The Women of Valley View Book 2
  • By: Sharon Srock
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Caring for a new foster child while running a thriving day care should keep Terri Hayes more than occupied, but her heart longs for something more. She hungers for a family of her own, and at 29, she feels time ticking away. When a busted pipe floods her home, Steve Evans offers her the family's basement apartment as a temporary solution.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mundane

  • By Book Lover! on 12-25-17

Mundane

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

What disappointed you about Terri?

I tried to get engaged to the characters, but she introduced so many at once it was hard to keep them straight. It was almost like 2 stories going on at once without a clear indication of when you were in the other story. I just couldn't complete it, it was too mundane.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sharon Srock again?

Probably not.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laura Jennings?

The narrator was not the problem.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

An inside look at an aging woman desiring children and the workings of the foster child system.

  • True Betrayals

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Rose Anne Shansky
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

Kelsey Byden grew up believing her mother had died when she was three. Now at 26 and freshly divorced, she receives a letter from her mother explaining that she is alive and living on a Virginia horse farm. Deeply strung by lies told to protect her, Kelsey takes her anger out at her college professor father by going to visit her mother, who Kelsey learns spent over 10 years in prison for murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A moderately good listen

  • By Wendy on 08-11-12

great story

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

I was annoyed by the inflection of the narrator in the beginning, but became drawn into the story. the plot was good and I learned a lot about horse racing. I would recommend this to all. if you don't like the narrator, hang in there, it's still a good thing.

  • Until There Was You

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she's surrounded by her lovable, if off-center, family, and she has a boyfriend-sort of. Still, something's missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking - something like Liam Murphy. When Posey was 16, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he's back, sending Posey's traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1st for this author and narrator

  • By J and M on 02-25-17

Good story, true life circumstances

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

I liked the story, although if you had a rough childhood with bullies and people taking advantage of you, it might be a bit too realistic for pleasure. I did NOT like the voice of the narrator, too much drama.

  • Nora Roberts Land

  • Dare Valley
  • By: Ava Miles
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 729

Journalist Meredith Hale's ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about marriage, and she believed him. All dreams of happily ever after - or Nora Roberts Land, as her mother calls it - went up in smoke. But when her family asks her to temporarily help their Dare Valley, Colorado newspaper, she decides it's time to change her life and prove her ex wrong.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't Finish

  • By MABJM on 06-06-15

a great story

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

I liked the story, easy to follow. typical romance plot, but done well. The narrator had a pleasant voice and brought each character to life.

  • How to Seduce a Scot

  • Broadswords and Ballrooms Series, Book 1
  • By: Christy English
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Determined to see his hellion of a sister wed, Highlander Alexander Waters is willing to face anything - even the English. He just didn't expect his own rough manners to cause such a riot...or for a blooming English rose to catch his eye. Gently bred Catherine Middlebrook must find a respectable man to marry, or her family will be ruined. She won't allow herself to be distracted by Highland barbarians, no matter how her body may thrill whenever Alex is near. Catherine wasn't part of the plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Book Lover! on 04-27-17

great story

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

great narrator, separation of characters very distinct. a little too explicit on some sex scenes, but not ridiculous in occurrence.

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  • The Atonement

  • By: Beverly Lewis
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, who years ago stopped attending the activities for courting-age young people in her hometown of Bird-in-Hand. Now 25 and solidly past the age of Amish courtship, Lucy has given up any hope of marriage, instead focusing her efforts on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard Lucy strives, she feels uncertain that she'll ever find redemption.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow but Good

  • By Rachael on 08-08-17

save your money

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

the story was mundane and very slow, the narrator never changes voice inflection, just kind of read the story with animation, I gave up around chapter 6.

  • It's in the Duke's Kiss

  • A Danby Regency Novella
  • By: Julie Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Lady Emmaline Radcliffe always knew she never wanted to marry a man who embraced the rules of society. But when her mother threatens to secure a suitable match for Emma, Emma sets out to determine if her girlhood infatuation is the love she's been looking for. Nathaniel did save her life once, after all. But when she finds herself in the arms of the gentleman's brother - the serious and proper Duke of Blackbourne - she begins to question all she ever thought she desired.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Was Entertaining For such a Short Story.

  • By Lady M on 12-11-16

a lovely romance

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

good narration, great story, appropriate for the era in regards to wording and conduct. loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful