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  • One Last Time

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921

I'm getting really good at cutting my losses. First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can't catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I'm determined to succeed. That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time...practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences. His chiseled abs, irresistible smirk, and crystal blue eyes are too perfect to be real. So, what do I do? Get drunk and humiliate myself, of course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A DELICIOUS AND DEEPLY FILLED DELIGHT

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-28-18

not bad

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

Reviewed: 07-10-19

I like the plot where the lead female gets vindicated and it happened twice so points there. The dialogue was witty with some good metaphors. what I thought needed more time was why they fell in love to begin with. It appears if it was just physical even though the author tried to make of sound metaphysical. Rather than imply all that a chapter or two could have been added to the romantic buildup and character development of the HHs. Narration was good. I liked that they bothered bringing a male and female voice.

  • London Calling

  • By: Clare Lydon
  • Narrated by: Emily Bennet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Jess Sharp's life hasn't exactly gone according to plan. She's 32, unemployed, and single after a devastating breakup. She's also left Australia for London to live in her parents' spare room. Her chaotic life seems to be spiraling until she meets someone who could be a game-changer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet light romance

  • By Sheena at The Lesbian Review on 03-27-18

Light British Romance

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

First I have to clarify that I'm not a Lesbian. I wanted to clarify my status so Lesbians may rightfully discount my opinion, but I do read a lot of romances so eventhough I accidentally bought a Lesbian romance, I still listened to it and will give a review. I liked the witty banter and the light feel of the book. what I didn't like was the main character...hopefully this isn't a spoiler since it happened near the beginning, but she had a one night stand with a girl and dumped her because of her voice. If there was more character development before or after this event to know this was an anomoly or how bad she felt... because of that she came off as shallow...too caring about appearances and not personality. Still because of the great dialog, I still enjoyed it.

  • The Tuscan Child

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,156

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Martha on 02-23-18

underdeveloped

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

Reviewed: 06-26-19

If she had written just about the father's romance, I would have given it a 4. That was a well crafted interesting story, but the daughter's story got a little rushed and lacked the same emotion. It was still enjoyable but thought her true talent shined in the historical side of that story.

  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847

It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures, and religions, and it was the appetites for foreign goods that drove economies and the growth of nations. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the emergence of Greece and Rome to the depredations by the Mongols, the transmission of the Black Death, the struggles of the Great Game, and the fall of Communism - the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Really Makes the World Go Round

  • By Mom in Santa Fe on 07-29-16

Very very long

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

Reviewed: 06-22-19

It was 50% ancient then 50% modern history. There were a few glib comments about sex slave trade that I'm not sure if it was the narrator's tone or the author words, but it was offputting. All and all it was way too long.

  • One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

Lady Philippa Marbury is...odd. The brilliant, bespectacled daughter of a double marquess cares more for books than balls, for science than the season, and for laboratories than love. She's looking forward to marrying her simple fiancé and living out her days quietly with her dogs and her scientific experiments. But before that, Pippa has two weeks to experience all the rest - 14 days to research the exciting parts of life. It's not much time, and to do it right she needs a guide familiar with London's darker corners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A slow burn

  • By SIMARA on 02-17-17

too much "misunderstanding"

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

I liked the characters and setting, but I don't like the usage of the "misunderstanding"...I thought the author could have played on the lady's odd brilliance a little more

  • Love & Gelato

  • By: Jenna Evans Welch
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn't in the mood for Italy's famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She's only there because it was her mother's dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn't around for 16 years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina's uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina to follow in her mother's footsteps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing but predictable

  • By G. Bozeman on 08-07-17

a YA novel

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I didn't know it was a Young Adult when I bought it so to be fair I'm rating it as my teenage self. The story line was interesting but was filled with a little too much teenage angst and a few plot holes that were a bit annoying. overall it was a moderately enjoyable read

  • The Men Who United the States

  • America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666

How did America become “one nation, indivisible”? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Winchester follows in the footsteps of America’s most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators. Introducing the fascinating people who played a pivotal role in creating today’s United States, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simon Winchester tells us the history of America

  • By KathrynVB on 10-16-14

great history lesson

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I was skeptical of his structure of the earth elements to frame the book, but it was very well done and his narrative and interesting facts, kept me riveted. The author would have made a great history teacher!

  • Lady Maybe

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853

One final cry - "God almighty, help us!" - and suddenly Hannah's world shifted violently, and a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then came the pain, the freezing water, and a hand reached for hers before all faded into darkness

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing til the end!

  • By Kathleen on 12-13-15

review

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I read a lot of romance, so I can usually finish all plots within a third of the book, but this one kept me guessing. the dialog wasn't brilliant but I punched up the score since the story was good

  • Toughest Cowboy in Texas

  • Happy, Texas, Book 1 - A Western Romance
  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Hatfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

Last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she's back to run her mother's café for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he's still the town's golden boy - and she's still the wrong kind of girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-20-17

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I read a lot of romance so I don't have problem with the genre, but I'm not a fan of the trope that puts lost loves together since they don't always develop the characters. The dialog was like listening to someone describe a movie...no zing...just facts. I can listen to anything normally but I had to quit it about 60% the way through when I realized I was just trying to get through it

  • French: An Essential Guide to French Language Learning

  • By: Language Learning University
  • Narrated by: Oshea Jephson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

By using this audiobook together with practice, you can learn to understand, read, write, and speak this beautiful language. French tends to have a reputation among English speakers as hard to learn, but it’s easier than you might think. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Robots have terrible accents.

  • By Anonymous User on 07-02-18

French accent a bit off

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

some phrases sounded more German than French. they should have used a native speaker. the phrases they did cover were reasonable beginning phrases in conversation