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  • The Watch That Ends the Night

  • Voices from the Titanic
  • By: Allan Wolf
  • Narrated by: Michael Page, Phil Gigante, Christopher Lane, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

More than 2,000 men, women, and children are on board. Here on the first-class promenade is millionaire John Jacob Astor, who hopes his return from Egypt with his pregnant teen bride will invite a minimum of media attention. And here, in the third-class common room, a beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida, discovers first love. And there in the distance, shrouded in darkness, an ancient iceberg lies patient, awaiting its encounter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling retelling, evocative performance

  • By DONNA on 12-15-12

Didn't really enjoy it...

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

Reviewed: 08-25-12

This became a case of "I bought it and I'm darn well going to finish it'. I've listened to just about every Titanic book out there and this one was my least favorite. The evil talking iceberg was downright creepy. It never occurred to me that the iceeburg not only anticipated the collision with great pleasure, but also derived personal satisfaction in the deaths of the passengers. Each time the iceberg spoke I wanted it to be over with. The same goes for the obnoxious talking rat whose voice and words were annoyingly repetitive. The voices and words of the men in the mailroom bordered on annoying as well. Sorry to say I can't recommend.....

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Twenties Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777

When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie - a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance - mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than 75 years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Kinsella

  • By Marie on 05-03-13

Wonderfully Entertaining!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-10

Sophie Kinsella does it again! I just loved this story! Great narration, too....If you are a fan of Sophie this is another great listen..if you aren't, you will be soon!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • L'Affaire

  • By: Diane Johnson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

When Amy Hawkins, a young dot-com executive from California who has made her fortune at the top of NASDAQ, overhears a pair of elderly and thus much wiser socialites decry the new generation for their incompetence in all things worldly, she sets off for Europe to find culture, her roots, and maybe a cause to devote her considerable fortune to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful comedy of manners

  • By london girl on 10-24-03

Gave Up

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-07

I'm with the previous reviewer..I had to give it up..It was boring and not worth the time...

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Little Stalker

  • By: Jennifer Belle
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

When Rebekah Kettle takes stock of her life, she isn't happy with what she finds. It's time to take action. She starts a relationship with a quirky paparazzo with whom she's suspiciously compatible, and she befriends an eccentric older woman who needs her companionship. It seems things are looking up. But, unexpectedly, Rebekah discovers that Mrs. Williams' apartment has a view straight into Arthur Weeman's town house, where she can watch the object of her obsession's life displayed like a silent movie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • takes awhile to get into, but enjoyed it.

  • By Stephanie on 08-17-11

Bizarre....

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-07

This book was bizarre..I couldn't finish it. The narrator reads the entire thing, or up to where i stopped, as if she's patiently explaining to a toddler why he can't have candy before dinner..it's a condescending slow process to listen to it! And she uses a baby voice...That combined with the total lack of direction made this really bizarre...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Things We Once Held Dear

  • By: Ann Tatlock
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

After Neil Sadler returns to his hometown following the tragic death of his wife, he is reunited with Mary Beeken, whose alcoholic husband brings her no end of misery. As a devastating event from the past bleeds into the present, Neil and Mary strive to resurrect hope for the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facing Ghosts . . . Going Home

  • By Debbie on 07-11-15

Ho Hum...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-07

This was a sleeper...I wanted to jump ship after 2 hours but I paid for it and was going to finish it! Which I did, but it never improved and i was relieved when it ended...it just didn't have anything in it that hooks the listener in...it's a bit aimless...and boring.

  • Natural Born Charmer

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190

Dean Robillard is the Chicago Stars' hotshot quarterback. Not only does he have lightening reflexes on the field, he is also utterly gorgeous. First seen in the critically acclaimed Match Me If You Can, Dean is trying to recover (both mentally and physically) from a shoulder injury by taking a road trip. Along the way he meets Blue, a beautiful woman down on her luck, and as they spend more time together their attraction grows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another CHARMER from SEP!

  • By MSEreads on 09-27-08

UGH!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-07

This is yet another shallow plotless book ..if you enjoy characters defined by frequent descriptions of what they are wearing, or thoroughly predictable big strong guy saving not so pretty but also very predictable girl, this one is for you! I found it too boring to continue...

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Ravenscar Dynasty

  • A Novel
  • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family's future changes forever. When Cecily Deravenel tells her 18-year-old son, Edward, of the death of his father, brother, and cousins in a fire, a part of him dies as well. Edward is comforted by his cousin Neville Watkins, who is suspicious of the deaths. They vow to seek the truth, avenge the deaths, and take control of the business empire usurped 60 years before.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not that great

  • By D. Mains on 09-08-07

Not Good...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-07

Listened for a few hours and gave up...thought it really blah...I can't recommend...

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hummingbird's Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

It is 1889, and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16-year-old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful rancher Don Tomas Urrea, wakes from the strangest dream, a dream that she has died. Only it was not a dream. This passionate and rebellious young woman has arisen from death with the power to heal, but it will take all her faith to endure the trials that await her and her family now that she has become the "Saint of Cabora".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My New Favorite Book

  • By Steph on 10-27-06

Yawn...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-07

I gave it a few hours and then stopped..I just couldn't get into it and found myself constantly drifting...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Roots

  • The Saga of an American Family
  • By: Alex Haley
  • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
  • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,192

Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive! DO NOT WIKI THIS BOOK!

  • By avoidthelloyd on 09-17-14

Words can't express...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-07

How incredible this story is. I wish it could be a mandatory read for older teens...There is so much to learn in it's pages. Avery Brooks is phenomenal..This is a story that will have you crying and laughing and wondering how these things could have happened. I did see the movie many years ago and can safely say the book goes deeper and tells the story in a much larger way... I'm not a writer and I don't have adequate words to express how wonderful this listen was...I can only highly recommend...

43 of 49 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret History

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: Donna Tartt
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,892
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,336

The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By Ann on 03-06-11

Stick with it!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-07

After about an hour of listening I was dismayed at having picked another "sleeper"...I stuck with it on principle and was very glad I did! It picked up and was very much worth the time. I highly recommend....I'm not going to elaborate further as the review above mine says much of what I would say...

3 of 5 people found this review helpful