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  • Along the Infinite Sea

  • By: Beatriz Williams
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Each of the three Schuyler sisters has her own world-class problems, but in the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler's problems are in a class of their own. When Pepper fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction, she thinks she's finally found a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries, the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rollicking yarn that holds you in its grip

  • By Jane on 11-20-15

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

The plot behind the story is intriguing and I enjoyed the plot in general. However, the constant back and forth between the various time periods was very annoying. While that may have worked well in a written form, please remember this is AUDIBLE, and I don't believe many people can get through an audio production in a couple of sittings. Also, when you get lost (who is this speaking? What is going on? Which era are we in now?) it is more difficult to go back and figure it out unlike a book that you leaf through to find the answer. My recommendation is to skip the Audio book and try the written form....I'm guessing it is better.

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  • Master Quilter

  • Elm Creek Quilts, Book 6
  • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Master quilter Sylvia Compson, the sage voice guiding the Elm Creek Quilters, is getting married. The occasion should be festive, but things turn sour. The quilters have prospered, but now their unity is threatened. They must either iron out their differences or face a future that may not be spent together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love the series, but this has too many repeats

  • By Mary C on 11-16-14

Love 1-5, hate book 6

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

This book tells the story (over and over and over again) from several characters perspectives. It would not be so bad if there was a huge difference of perspective, but there isn't so you heard each event over and over again. I have never been so happy to have a book end.

  • Apart at the Seams

  • Cobble Court Quilts, Book 6
  • By: Marie Bostwick
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, Joyce Bean
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian - a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed quickly, then twins, and gradually their bohemian lifestyle gave way to busy careers in New York. Gayla's second love affair is with New Bern, Connecticut. Like Brian, the laid-back town is charming without trying too hard. It's the ideal place to buy a second home and reignite the spark in their 26-year marriage. Not that Gayla is worried. At least, not until she finds a discarded memo in which Brian admits to a past affair....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love all these books - this one too!

  • By Jodie on 05-02-18

Go back to the beginning Marie!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-14

What did you like best about Apart at the Seams? What did you like least?

I love this series and I have read all of them but I have to say that the further into the series she gets, the farther Marie gets from the basic premise that she started with....quilting. I read these books for the relationships between the women and what goes on "in the quilting circle". Books 1-3 were GREAT. 4 and 5 wandered far afield and now this one is very far afield from the origins of the series.

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  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,826

A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Great Story

  • By Natalie J. Belle MD on 04-30-11

Never dreamed I would LOVE it!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-13

What made the experience of listening to Stories I Only Tell My Friends the most enjoyable?

The best part of this book was that it was read by the author. Thats not always a plus....I had an experience with a story I was really interested in and it was read by the author and I absolutely could not get through it. Thankfully it was later made into a movie which I enjoyed. Anyway.....to hear about Rob Lowe's experiences from his voice with its inflection and tone was extremely entertaining. He is very entertaining and he really is able to make you feel his experiences....perhaps its the actor in him. I have always liked him, but was not an adoring fan....you don't have to be to enjoy this book. Its warm and very honest; he lays his faults right out there with his gifts. Extremely entertaining....great read!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well Rob of course

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

Reading doesn't give you the voice inflection, tone and emotion of the experience.

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

Could not put it down...so to speak. Yes, I wanted to listen to it all in one sitting!

Any additional comments?

Really good book and you don't have to be a Rob Lowe fan to enjoy it. Although I must say after listening to this book, I AM a fan and I hope he writes another.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful