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Helen Oradei

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  • Cowboy, It's Cold Outside

  • A Twilight, Texas Novel
  • By: Lori Wilde
  • Narrated by: Lisa Zimmerman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Wearing a too-tight “Santa Baby” costume held in by a double pair of Spanx, Paige MacGregor runs headlong into a gorgeous, grey-eyed hunk of a long, tall cowboy. And not just any cowboy, but country-Western star Cash Colton, visiting Twilight to perform in a charity concert. Most women would melt at his feet, but Paige knows all too much about self-assured men with cocky attitudes, so she tells him to get lost. Cash is in town, nursing his own broken heart, but Paige has knocked him off his feet. He’s convinced she’s perfect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cowboy, It's Cold Outside

  • By Helen Oradei on 11-19-18

Cowboy, It's Cold Outside

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Good at the end, very slow in beginning, boring in some places, pick fouth,, last

  • True Devotion

  • Uncommon Heroes, Book 1
  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior. She has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe "Bear" Baker can't ask her to accept that risk again, even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband's death is back, closer than either of them realize. Kelly's in danger, and Joe may not get there in time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Clean Story

  • By Traci on 06-12-15

True Devotion T

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Started out with fast paced action. Romantic parts slowed the action too much. Still worth a listen

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,441

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Do Not Read if You are Suicidal

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-18

most depressing account of family interrelationships. WWII in Russia was depressing, that is a given, but this book is one of no love between family members, no hope in wordly existence

  • Stalking Ground

  • A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Margaret Mizushima
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

When Deputy Ken Brody's sweetheart goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called to search. But it's mid-October and a dark snow storm is brewing over the high country. And they're already too late. By the time they find her body, the storm has broken and the snow is coming down hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • definitely a reread

  • By kandi hand on 10-21-16

Twisted Plot

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I loved the book. Action packed. Fast moving suspense. My guess for killer was wrong.

  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen

  • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 1
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,706

This program includes a preface read by the author. In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes - and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern 20th-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great mystery!

  • By Ruth on 03-24-14

Buzzed Over Appreciate<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

wonderful rendering of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series. The new author gives a woman's point of view to the stories she writes with a softer natured Sherlock. Good stuff.

  • The Wound of the World

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 3
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,014
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,984

Dante and Blays have forced Gladdic from the Collen Basin. But the victory might be only the first battle in a much larger war. With the land on the brink of starvation and politically fractured, Dante and Blays scramble to secure Collen's food, borders, and allies. Before their work is done, rumor arrives from Mallon. The enemy is mustering for another attack. Even if Collen can weather the coming storm, there's no guarantee their independence will last out the year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Genius

  • By D F on 05-13-17

review, of wound of the world

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-17

did not like contents don't like this kind of book don't like the reader

  • The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: 60-Episode Set

  • By: PDQ AudioWorks, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Basil Rathbone
  • Length: 28 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

The world-famous sleuth is back in this astounding 60-episode collection (many previously believed to have been lost) direct from the original radio broadcasts. Featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, this collection contains nearly 30 hours of Old Time Radio broadcasting at its best. Digitally remastered from the original broadcast recordings, this amazing set is a true collector's item for Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old Radio at it's best

  • By William on 04-27-14

Sherlock Holmes Radio

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

too raspy the organ could have been removed hard to hear voices just bad rerecording

  • Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase

  • By: Louise Walters
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Karen Cass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Roberta, a lonely 34-year-old bibliophile, works at The Old and New Bookshop in England. When she finds a letter inside her centenarian grandmother's battered old suitcase that hints at a dark secret, her understanding of her family's history is completely upturned. Running alongside Roberta's narrative is that of her grandmother, Dorothy, as a 40-year-old childless woman desperate for motherhood during the early years of World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it !

  • By RueRue on 10-21-15

Best Book Yet

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Thanks for the lovely story, so riveting. Performance amazing. Read it with relish. Get book

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  • America's First Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,470

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, best-selling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph - a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By SDR on 05-25-16

EXCELLENT!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

A must have for the listener. Engaging, wonderful story. Narrater the best. Historical love story

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,054
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,574

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Older children's book

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

Did not want to finish this book. Tiresome to read. made me bored, written well