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  • Back to Your Love

  • By: Kianna Alexander
  • Narrated by: Shari Peele
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Xavier Whitted, CPA and city council candidate, is excited to get away to the Crystal Coast for his best friend's wedding. He is shocked when he runs into his high school sweetheart there, the only woman he ever truly loved. Dr. Imani Grant is just about ready to open her own dermatology practice when old feelings for Xavier resurface. Imani isn't willing to let him back into her life, until Xavier starts a new campaign: win Imani back - no matter what it takes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Maryann on 08-31-17

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

This book made me cry. Read in one sitting. Loved that street named rivers etc. were familiar as I live in the triangle area.
Shari Peele is an excellent narrator and I will look for other books read by her.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • That Thing Between Eli and Gwen

  • By: J. J. McAvoy
  • Narrated by: Veronica Pace, Fred Blogs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Eli Davenport thinks he's found the perfect woman to be his wife. She's a doctor, like he is. She's brilliant, like he is. And she's wealthy, like he is. Guinevere "Gwen" Poe thinks her fiancé is the perfect man. He's handsome, successful and he was her first. But when Eli's bride runs off with Gwen's fiancé on his wedding day, they are left to pick up the broken pieces of each other....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The fight between art and science

  • By Misty on 12-26-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

I loved everything about this book. I'm a romantic type and could see the romance building with them with their bickering back and forth based on their individual heart. Becoming friends was great and then moving to something more was so exciting. I will reread certain parts of this book. Over and over. Will look to read more from this author.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lessons From a Younger Lover

  • By: Zuri Day
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

With smoking hot hits like Lies Lovers Tell and What Love Tastes Like to her credit, Zuri Day has built a considerable fanbase for her scorching contemporary romances. When 40-year-old teacher Gwen Smith travels home to care for her sick mother, she meets a potential new mate who makes her head spin. A “black Fabio,” 26-year-old Ransom Blake knows his way around the bedroom—and he’s about to take Gwen back to school for some lust lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Book

  • By Slim on 05-17-16

WOW

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

Reviewed: 08-30-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Loved this book! Gwen is 40 and he is 26 but such an old soul. It was instant attraction between them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ransom! Handsome, sexy, mature, totally alpha male at such a young age.

Which character – as performed by Myra Lucretia Taylor – was your favorite?

I liked Chante. She was so amusing and a really good friend to the naive Gwen.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked the fact that Ransom would not consummate their relationship until after her divorce as Gwen requested, although she wanted to change her mind. He showed strength and honor to her by sticking to her request, even when she weakened.

Any additional comments?

Listen to this twice. And I never do that.

  • When Joy Came to Stay

  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

When Joy Came to Stay illustrates the miraculous power of faith to overcome even the most debilitating suffering. Maggie Stovall has a successful career and a happy marriage, but she also bears the crippling weight of a secret from her past. As she slips farther and farther into depression, her only hope lies in God's loving forgiveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hopeful inspirational novel

  • By Christine on 09-01-07

AWESOME AND INSPIRATIONAL

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

Reviewed: 08-25-14

What did you love best about When Joy Came to Stay?

It showed how one wrong decision can spiral into life changing situations that go on and on but God's hand was there all the time. They just had to believe.

What did you like best about this story?

When the child prayed for her real father, unbeknownst to her. A believing child! Who would have thought...

What about Barbara Caruso’s performance did you like?

She was good. I liked her

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Listen to God

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this book. Made me question my decisions. Stay in prayer and read the bible so you can be aware when situations arise.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rocky Mountain Oasis

  • The Shepherd's Heart, Book 1
  • By: Lynnette Bonner
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnston Brown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

He's different from any man she's ever known. However, she's sworn never to risk her heart again. Brooke Baker, sold as a mail-order bride, looks to her future with dread but firm resolve. If she survived Uncle Jackson, she can survive anyone. When Sky Jordan hears that his nefarious cousin has sent for a mail-order bride, he knows he has to prevent the marriage. No woman deserves to be left to that fate. Still, he's as surprised as anyone to find himself standing next to her before the minister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A DIFFERENT KIND OF GROOM

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-01-13

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-14

What did you like best about this story?

The faith aspect. The male character sounded a lot like Joel Olsteen and was just as humble too.

What does Anne Johnston Brown bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Helps you think about how you live your life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

23rd Psalm

1 of 2 people found this review helpful