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  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,285

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

I enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I enjoyed listening to this story. The narrator did a very good job. I would call it a page turner but not one I'll listen to more than once.

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,492

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

One of my Moriarty Favs

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

I loved the characters in this book. I've enjoyed all of Moriarty's books but these characters were quite likeable. The plot is good and it keeps you interested.

  • Lingus

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,517

When 25-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she's both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expects is to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute little addictive read

  • By Misty on 02-02-16

Another Series Author Junkie

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

My laptop is dying but I want you to know that this author is fantastic at creating romantic suspense character. Sweet story with just enough good stuff

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to King Lear (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

  • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
  • By: William Shakespeare, Mike Reeves
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Terrence Hardiman, Lucy Robinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Here is the multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance, with comprehensive commentary and analysis, enabling students to fully understand and appreciate the play. Judge for yourself whether Lear is "a man more sinned against than sinning" in this moral tale that pits wisdom and age against ambition and youth. Experience and examine the power of Shakespeare's most cruel and violent tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes Shakespeare Accessible

  • By Edward on 07-01-12

Shakespeare is fun!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

I'm using these guides to familiarize myself with plays that my son is in. They make the stories come alive and I listen to them over and over. Wish all of Shakespeare's works were on Smart Pass

  • Just Imagine

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 386

The War Between the States may be over for the rest of the country, but not for Kit Weston. Disguised as a boy, she's come to New York City to kill Baron Cain, the man who stands between her and Risen Glory, the South Carolina home she loves. But unknown to Kit, the Yankee war hero is more than her bitterest enemy; he's also her guardian. And he'll be a lot harder to kill than she's figured on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Susan Elizabeth's great formula

  • By Laura C. Pailler on 02-07-10

Early SEP - still good

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of my all time favorite authors. This was the last of her books that I didn't own. It's OK - it's Susan, just not the fully developed characters of her newer books.

  • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Hamlet (Dramatised, Commentary Options)

  • By: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 136

The multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Universally accepted as Shakespeare's finest play, we peel back the layers of Hamlet to discover how and why it deserves such a place of honour in world literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great introduction to Hamlet

  • By Jane on 01-25-10

Shakespeare Understood!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

I can actually watch Shakespeare performances now and understand what's going on. Very enjoyable.

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,910

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unexpected Gift.

  • By Amanda on 12-07-11

Listened twice!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

A delightful listen. Narrator is easy to understand and creates solid personas for the characters. Well written and told from Christopher's perspective (a young man with asperger's). Really enlightening

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Divine Comedy

  • Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
  • By: Dante Alighieri, Stephen Wyatt
  • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, John Hurt, David Warner, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740

Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revisiting the land of the dead

  • By Zaubermond on 10-21-16

Not for hearing impaired

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

Reviewed: 01-18-15

I have a hearing loss but can listen to well narrated books. Too much background noise

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,052
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,542
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,530

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Brandon on 09-09-14

A lot of information

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

Reviewed: 06-17-14

I enjoyed this book but will have to listen to it again. The narrator speaks quickly with dialect - which is pleasing to the ear but, I'm hearing impaired and had to slow the narration down.

The book is well thought out and very interesting

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,313

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

A good story

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

Reviewed: 06-17-14

I enjoyed this book - it's worth a credit definitely. The best part is the older lady's stories.