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  • Practical Magic

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,754

When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers - and as their own powers begin to surface - the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't expext the movie story!

  • By JEAN9 on 09-25-14

UGH-So Boring

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I have been wanting to get this book for a while because I absolutely adore the movie. Let me tell you it is NOTHING like the movie they barley even talk about magic. I was sooo bored I just had to stop listening, I don't know if it was the author or just the story but this was not for me. I don't think I will be reading or listening to anything else by this author or narrator.
One of the few instances in my opinion where the movie is better than the book. Happy Reading.

  • Ransom

  • Highlands' Lairds, Book 2
  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028

In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Highlands' Lairds

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-06-13

So sweet and Laugh out loud Good.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

Julie Garwood never disappoints me. The stories are so sweet and good that I never want to put them down. It likes you just have to know what’s happening next. The narrator was fantastic. Her accent was spot on. I’m anxious to listen to Julie’s next book in this series. But no matter what I read of Julie Garwood I’ve never been disappointed. Happy Reading!!

  • Indigo

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Robin Eller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

As a child, Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark-skinned beauty is a member of Michigan's Underground Railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate...even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is known as the "Black Daniel," a vital member of the North's Underground Railroad network.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So excited to see Indigo on Audible

  • By MonaBeeReads on 09-05-14

Love this beautiful story. Narrator not so much

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I’ve read this story multiple times and never get tired of reading it. I decided to get the audio version but the narrator is horrible. She tries to do a French accent but you can’t understand what’s she’s saying. The only reason I understood is because I’ve read the story so many times. At times I had to rewind a bit though which isn’t good when you’re listening to a book. The story is indeed a beautiful one and I listened to the whole thing but I will be sure to stay away from this narrator. Happy Reading!

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  • Edge of Darkness

  • The Cincinnati Series, Book 4
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 24 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

The Cincinnati detectives question everything they know - and everyone they trust-in the new novel of romantic suspense from New York Times best-selling author Karen Rose. Homicide detective Adam Kimble is no stranger to battling demons. But Meredith Fallon is a different kind of weakness: one that could actually be good for him, if only he would let himself depend on her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karen Rose crafts another tale...

  • By shelley on 02-13-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Wow. Karen Rose keeps you on your toes, on the edge of your seat. This was such a great story. Can’t wait for the next. Happy Reading!!!

  • Prince Charming

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719

To escape becoming a ward of her unscrupulous uncle, Taylor Stapleton will wed Lucas Ross, a rugged American rancher. Taylor also has a secret...a precious legacy she hasn't revealed to Ross. However, as she begins to fall for her handsome new husband, Taylor dares to surrender her heart to an uncertain future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My #1 Favorite book by Julie Garwood

  • By Dawn on 02-06-13

Sweet

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

I didn’t want the story to end. Julie Garwood always creates stories that make you want to finish in one sitting. This story was very sweet and endearing. I wish Hunter and Victoria would get their own story. Happy Reading.

  • For 100 Nights

  • 100 Series, Book 2
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Avery Ross is living a dream. After struggling all of her life to make ends meet, a chance meeting with a powerful, darkly handsome man has catapulted her into a dazzling new world of penthouse luxury, elegant parties, and a wild, consuming passion with her billionaire lover, Dominic Baine. Nothing is out of his reach in business or in pleasure, yet the only woman he wants is her. Nick sweeps her to sensual heights she has never dared explore, commanding her body the same way he commands her heart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another damn cliffhanger

  • By april on 04-27-17

This story annoyed me. Female Character is a hypocrite.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

I listened to the first book and was not excited about going to book 2 then book 2 just annoyed me. Avery is full of angst and she's self deprecating. Meanwhile Nick tolerates all of it. **Spoiler Alert** Then at the end she has the nerve to be angry because he "lied to her". Well what about when she went behind his back to meet Catherine and had NO intentions on telling him and got all of Nicks back life story from Catherine?? What about when she lied about her step brother??? The only reason she told him was because she got caught with the money that Catherine paid her for her paintings. That was a huge betrayal on her Avery's part and even still he stayed with her. Meanwhile she's all upset because he set up their meeting?? What?? She's been living with him/off him for months. He has bout her lavish gifts and shes not complaining. All of that's ok but when she finds out that he intentionally set it up for them to meet because he felt connected to her art she makes this higher deal about she's so upset that she leaves. I'm just annoyed by this story. I will listen to the last book because I want to have closure but I will for sure stick my Midnight Breeds with Lara Adrian. They have never let me down. They were more believable than these two characters. Anyway Happy Reading!!!

  • Die for Me

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field. Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. The victims buried there haunt her. But the killer isn't done yet. He is cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game. Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, Karen

  • By Kelley on 12-19-08

Wow!!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

I chose to read Karen Rose's Cincinnati series because of the narrator. I had hit a funk and needed a good book and my favorite authors had nothing new out so I figured I'd listen to another one of the books in Karen's series. Well damn! I am just so glad I have stumbled onto this author. These books are graphic but so well put together. I was so entranced in getting to the end I listened to the last 8 hours in one day. The very end brought me to tears. This was a really good book. I'm moving on to the next book in the series. Happy Reading!!!

  • Maybe This Time

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,444

When Andie tries to gain closure with her ex-husband, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans. When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This Book

  • By Jessica on 11-03-11

Loved It!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I took a chance on this author because I was in a slump and I love Angela Dawe. She's the kind of narrator that can make any story awesome. But I can honestly say I loved this story. It was laugh out loud fun. I'm going to see about her other books. Happy Reading!

  • Womanizer

  • Callan's Story
  • By: Katy Evans
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away! We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more. But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy for Sebastian York

  • By James on 12-08-16

Page Turner

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

I enjoyed this story. After Tahoes story I didn't think I'd be interested in any more in this series because it was so boring. This one was so much better. I enjoyed the banter between Callan and Olivia. Happy Reading!!!

  • Silver Silence

  • Psy/Changeling Trinity Series, Book 1
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that's exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, moving

  • By Randy S on 06-15-17

I want to give it 100 stars.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

Wow!!!! I love everything Nalini has written but wow this book... it had everything. I cried with tears of mirth as I laughed and laughed and I cried tears of sadness. Valentin and Silver the perfect couple. I adored Calebs story but this rises up to be one of my favorites. The narrator deserves so many applauses she brings it all to life in such a way that you as if you're watching a movie. Beautiful story! Great story can NOT wait till the next. Happy F------ Reading!!!!