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  • The Thief

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590

Having allied themselves with the Band of Bastards, the Brotherhood is committed now more than ever to eradicating the Lessening Society. Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over. Throe, Xcor's former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-11-18

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

J. R. Ward is a talented writer. I can't wait to read her next Black Dagger Brotherhood book!

  • The Outliers

  • The Outskirts Duet, Book 2
  • By: T. M. Frazier
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, June Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

They loved one another. Fiercely. Possessively. Crazily. Always. The love Finn and I share? It's the kind you can never recover from. The kind you never want to recover from. That's why we'll do everything and anything to protect it. When my past chases me all the way to The Outskirts, we have to make a choice. Let the lies destroy our chance at a future together...or bury them deep in the swamp where they belong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved Part 2

  • By J. Huch on 02-01-18

Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

I truly enjoyed reading the Outskirts Series (including Outliers & Outskirts). I've read all of T. M. Fraser's books. The narrators were enjoyable too!

  • Tempest

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 162

What kind of mail-order bride greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss? One like Regan Carmichael - an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses. Shooting Dr. Colton Lee in the shoulder is an honest error, but soon Regan wonders if her entire plan to marry a man she's never met is a mistake. Colton, who buried his heart along with his first wife, insists he only wants someone to care for his daughter. Yet Regan is drawn to the unmistakable desire in his gaze.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Annee on 07-11-18

Outstanding!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Mrs. Jenkins' books never disappoint me. She is an excellent writer and I've read all of her books. I am one of her biggest fans!

  • The Wedding Gift

  • By: Marlen Suyapa Bodden
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844

When Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, he presents her with a wedding gift: the young slave she grew up with, Sarah. Sarah is also Allen’s daughter and Clarissa’s sister, a product of his longtime relationship with his house slave, Emmeline. When Clarissa’s husband suspects that their newborn son is illegitimate, Clarissa and Sarah are sent back to her parents, Cornelius and Theodora, in shame, setting in motion a series of events that will destroy this once-powerful family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! You must listen to this audio book!

  • By C. Crawford on 01-19-14

Excellent Book!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-17

The Wedding Gift is an excellent book. While listening to the story, I experienced many emotions. I suggest you read/listen to this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing Down a Dream

  • A Blessings Novel, Book 8
  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Lynnette Freeman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Tamar July has never had a great relationship with certain members of her family. But when her cousin calls her with the news that she's dying and wants Tamar to plan the funeral, she's shocked but is willing to drop everything for her. After a horrendous storm, Gemma finds a young boy and his little sister walking on the side of the road. When Gemma contacts Social Services to try to become their foster mother, she's told a white woman cannot foster African-American children. In the midst of these trials, Jack and Rocky are trying to plan their wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Debbie on 07-10-17

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Wow! Another great story about Henry Adams and the unforgettable residents. I can't wait until the next book is released.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Say Goodbye for Now

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930

On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family is where you find acceptance and love

  • By Ezinwanyi on 12-17-16

Great Love Story!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

What a great story. Unfortunately, I knew of numerous hidden interracial relationships while growing up in a small southern town. Many of the relationships survived the hate. True love and true friendship are unbreakable. Catherine Ryan Hyde is a wonderful author.

  • The Chosen

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,303

Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier's fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla. Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor's life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A FINGER-LICKING BANQUET FOR ALL BDB FANS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-07-17

J. R. Ward Does It Again!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

I can't get enough of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. I can't wait until the next book.

  • When You're Ready [Soundtrack Edition]

  • By: J. L. Berg
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Scott Aiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Years after suffering the tragic loss of her husband, Ethan, which left her alone to raise their young daughter, Clare Murray still holds the last letter he wrote with the words "When You're Ready" written in his familiar messy handwriting, unable to break its weathered seal. Ready for what? He was her entire world, and Clare had accepted a life without him, without love. Until years later fate brings her to an emergency room and face-to-face with a stormy-eyed doctor intent on changing her mind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • tried too hard and not at all at the same time

  • By Anne Saul on 12-19-16

Wonderful Love Story!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to a lovely and touching story about two broken individuals finding and sharing love. I also enjoyed the sound effects throughout the story.

  • Chasing Fire

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,639

Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story + Great Narrator

  • By RL Green on 08-19-12

Suspense, Action & A Little Romance!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-16

If you want to read a story full of action, suspense and a little romance, this is the book for you. I wasn't sure if Chasing Fire would hold my interest throughout the story but it proved me wrong. This story is about brave men and women who live life dangerously, work hard and care for each other.

  • Lost Lake

  • By: Sarah Addison Allen
  • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,080

The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a lifetime ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby’s past. Her husband, George, is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So bummed.

  • By Tara Saunders on 04-23-14

Charming Story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-16

Wow! Lost Lake sounds like a place everyone would like to visit. It's a warm and fuzzy story for all ages.