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  • The Secret Keeper

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,855

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!

  • By Maria on 10-20-12

Surprise ending

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

It took me a little while to first get into this book, but I ended up being completely hooked on the characters and needed to know what happened to them. Every time I thought I had figured out the mystery, a new plot twist emerged. It had me guessing until the very end. My only complaint is that it was a little too long. It probably could have been shorter and still just as thrilling.

  • Next Year in Havana

  • By: Chanel Cleeton
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Frankie Maria Corzo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,512

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, 19-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest - until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee during the revolution. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story line but the performance...

  • By Grace F on 07-10-18

Good, but terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This book was good only because it was so enlightening about current and historical events in Cuba. The story about the grandmother was a much stronger and more interesting story than the granddaughters’s. I just could not bring myself to care about Marisol’s story and the narration was one of the worst ever. She was completely monotone and seemed to not complete words. Drove me crazy! For such an emotional storyline it completely lacked emotion in every way.

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  • Cocoa Beach

  • A Novel
  • By: Beatriz Williams
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky, Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. While an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets - secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Whelp. I dunno.

  • By J. Jones on 08-23-17

Good except for the voices

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Unfortunately the voice of Virginia was a bit difficult to listen to, as it was to pristine and perfect. I have not liked this series near as much as Beatriz Williams other books. The characters are not very likeable. I miss the witty characters from her previous books. I still wanted to know what happened in the end. I feel like there are a few loose ends that were tied up.

  • The Wicked City

  • A Novel
  • By: Beatriz Williams
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay, Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140

When she discovers her husband cheating, Ella Hawthorne impulsively moves out of their SoHo loft and into a small apartment in an old Greenwich Village building. Her surprisingly attractive new neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement at night. Tenants have reported strange noises after midnight - laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano - even though the space has been empty for decades. Back in the Roaring '20s, the place hid a speakeasy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is worth reading

  • By lyl on 03-20-17

Least favorite Beatriz Williams book yet

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I usually absolutely love novels by this author, but I just could not enjoy this one. The narrators voice, especially Ella’s, was just terrible. I think I would’ve enjoyed the whole book more if it weren’t for her whining voice and her pointless part of the story.
Ginger’s story was a little bit more entertaining, but it was hard to understand what was going on with so many moving pieces.
Ultimately this book was just OK. I think I would’ve enjoyed it more if I just read it and didn’t listen to it and could’ve imagined all of the characters a different way.