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  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,222
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,207

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Main Character Comes Off Poorly, But...

  • By Marina on 10-19-18

Not her best book by a long shot

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I struggled to finish this book because it was such a boring read! It focuses on Toby and his story. There are other characters of course but they don't take front and center at all. You don't learn about their history like you do Toby's history. bottom line is do n.j t waste your credit like I just did. This book was definitely not her best work like the Dublin Murder Squad series.

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,229

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

Excellent book!!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

This book is a really good read! Lisbeth is in true form, and she is fighting for the underdog in this book as in the last book. Simon Vance reads the story well, giving life to all of the characters and giving each one a different voice and dialect. It’s well worth your credit. I hope that there are more Lisbeth Salsnder books coming out because while the author is not Stieg Laarsen, he is a good author in his own right. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,011

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

This book was fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

I love Nora Robert's books as a general rule, but this one was especially good! It had all the elements to tease your senses. Mystery, thriller, romance, and family all rolled into one book! I loved reading about Alice and her transformation as well as the grannies and their spunkiness. BeauDean's character was spot on too. She is a take no prisoners woman with softness towards those she loves, and the horse, Sundown, and Cal, his owner, really seem to come to life throughout the book. All in all, this was a great book and I'm really glad I used my credit for it this month! The only complaint is that there won't be another book in this series because her trilogies are much shorter in length than this book is at 17 hours long. She kinda leaves the reader/listener hanging at the end so maybe there will be another book in the series. I would buy it for sure just to find out what happened in their life after this book ended!

  • Back on Blossom Street

  • A Blossom Street Book
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

There's a new shop on Seattle's Blossom Street - a flower store called Susannah's Garden, right next door to A Good Yarn. Susannah Nelson, the owner, has just hired a young widow named Colette Blake. A couple of months earlier, Colette had abruptly quit her previous job - after a brief affair with her boss. Now, to her dismay, he's suddenly begun placing weekly orders for flower arrangements!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love my Audible and Love Debbie Macomber

  • By Sandra on 08-01-12

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

I have had this book for a long time and I finally listened to it because I was looking for a book that was lighthearted and one that didn't have killing or murder in it. This book fit the bill nicely, as do all of Debbie Macomber's books. I liked the narrator and she put good voices to the characters. The voices didn't sound fake or unrealistic like so many narrators do. I will have to find the next book in the series because I want to find out if Lydia and Brad get their baby adopted or not and how Collette and Christian get along as well as Alex and Jordan. You won't be disappointed if you use your credit to buy this book. It has knitting and floral shops and just a little bit of intrigue. Just enough to make it interesting but not so much as to make you sick to your stomach because it is so raw with real life history and murder.

  • Brown-Eyed Girl

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 341

Wedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesn't believe in love - at least not for herself. When she meets wealthy bachelor Joe Travis and mistakes him for a wedding photographer, she has no intention of letting him sweep her off her feet. But Joe is a man who goes after what he wants, and Avery can't resist the temptation of a sexy southern charmer and a hot summer evening. After a one night stand, however, Avery is determined to keep it from happening again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well...darn.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-17-15

The second read was better than the first

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

I have listened to this book twice now, and I thoroughly enjoyed it both times, the second more than the first! Great read! Sadly no more Travis novels, but the 4 that Kleypas wrote were wonderful!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beach Town

  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 724

As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game. But her last project literally went up in flames, and her career is on the verge of flaming out. Greer has been given one more chance, if she can find the perfect undiscovered beach hideaway for a big-budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town called Cypress Key. There's one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino-which will be perfect for the film's explosive climax.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not The same Mary Kay Andrews I'm used to!

  • By Melissa F on 05-25-15

Wonderful read! I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

I can't find anything wrong with this book but then I usually love MKA and anything she writes. So, I guess I am biased huh? This story was a little different than her other books. Not as much humor or laughter in it like the Savannah books with Weezy and BeBe Loudermilk! The book was good overall though. Worth my credit this month!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Quiet Game

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,299

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and Good Courtroom Drama!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-09-15

Great read!!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

This was a great read and thrill ride to the finish! The narrator was very believable and even his female voices as well as the child's voice was very good. I am glad I used my credit for this book. I really like Greg Iles!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Heroes Are My Weakness

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not SEP's best work

  • By C. Macduff on 09-19-14

Absolutely fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-15

I loved the puppets! The narrator is wonderful with all of the voices she had to create. This book is true SEP! Great read for my credit!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Though Not Dead

  • A Kate Shugak Novel
  • By: Dana Stabenow
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

The residents of Alaska’s largest national park are stunned by the death of one of their oldest members, 87-year-old Old Sam Dementieff...even private investigator Kate Shugak. Sam, a lifelong resident, dubbed the “father” of all of the Park rats - even though he had no children of his own - was especially close to Kate, his niece, but even she is surprised to discover that in his will he’s left her everything, including a letter instructing her simply to, “find my father".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Aryn on 02-20-11

Very good book!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

I really liked this book. So much so that I want to read the whole series now. This was book 20, so I have a ways to go. Yet, I think I will enjoy all of them. Great way to use my credits!

  • Mistress of My Fate

  • By: Hallie Rubenhold
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Set during a period of revolution and turmoil, Mistress of My Fate is the first audiobook in a trilogy about Henrietta Lightfoot, a young woman who was abandoned as a baby and raised alongside her cousins, noble children of a lord and lady. At just 16 years old, circumstance and a passionate love affair tear Henrietta away from everything she knows, leading to a new life fending for herself on the streets of 18th century London as a courtesan, gambler, and spirited intellect of the city.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very boring book!

  • By Buff on 01-03-15

Very boring book!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

I wish I would not have wasted my credit for this book. I have had to suffer through it and it puts me to sleep. Don't waste your credit for this book.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful