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  • Lighthouse Beach

  • A Novel
  • By: Shelley Noble
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

 When Lillo Gray pulls up to Kennebunkport’s most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows she’s made a big mistake. She’s not even sure why Jessica Parker invited her to her posh wedding. They haven’t seen each other since they were unhappy 14-year-old girls at fat camp. And now they’re from two completely different worlds. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving Story

  • By Nana Mar on 07-12-18

Left me wanting to hear more of the story

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Few stories leave me wanting to hear more. There are so many ways this story could be continued. Breakout of how each of the four main characters went and what changes they made. It is rare that i want this from a story but didn’t want it to end.

  • Summer in Sonoma

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Kate Turnbull
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

A RITA Award winner, New York Times best-selling author Robyn Carr has garnered popular acclaim for her contemporary romances. Set in beautiful Northern California, A Summer in Sonoma follows the trials of four women who’ve been friends since seventh grade. As they teeter on the brink of 30, they learn that life can change in an instant—and having old friends to lean on may never be more important.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Virgin River But Ok

  • By Amanda on 03-17-11

Realistic and hopeful

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I enjoyed this realistic story of life issues that each couple experienced. I loved Walt and how things portrayed out for him and Cassie. Having read Virgin River and knowing Walt there you wanted him to cone clean on his story but I totally understood why he didn’t. You wanted their relationship to progress and honestly admire the patience.

  • Where Azaleas Bloom

  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Single mom Lynn Morrow is determined to put food on the table for her son and daughter. Her soon-to-be-ex-husband has failed to meet his obligations time and again - but it turns out that Ed is struggling with his own demons. Enter contractor Mitch Franklin, an unlikely knight in shining armor. A widower with two grieving sons, Mitch once admired Lynn from afar. Now he sees in her not only the sweet girl who got away, but a woman desperately in need of support.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite story

  • By JoyD on 11-02-18

Favorite story

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

This was not the normal story and i enjoyed the story, the narrator and her performance.
This ranks up there with the first three books.


Janet Metzger does a great job on reading the book! Thank You!

  • Welcome to Serenity

  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

When Jeanette Brioche helped launch The Corner Spa in Serenity, South Carolina, she found a whole lot more than professional satisfaction. She discovered the deep and loyal friendships that had been missing from her life. But even the Sweet Magnolias can't mend the terrible rift between Jeanette and her family or persuade her that the holidays are anything more than a season of misery.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish the book

  • By Compute on 09-01-12

Narrator is inexperienced.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Basically she read the book. No changes in tone for the characters in the book.

I’ll finish listening but it won’t be the same as previous readers for this series.

  • The Family Gathering

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

Dakota Jones is the second youngest of four children who had a difficult upbringing living with parents who struggle with mental illness. He escaped his family as soon as he could by joining the military. Now, after several tours of duty he has been discharged. He has nowhere to go and no solid plans for the future. Refusing to return home to his parents he arrives in Sullivan's Crossing where his brother Cal and sister Sierra have each experienced the healing power of the place and its people. Nestled at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails, the area attracts those looking for answers or direction or a new lease on life. Dakota will come to terms with his less-than-perfect family and will plant the roots he's never had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HOME RUN AGAIN!!!!!!!

  • By Artkeep on 04-23-18

Fantastic Story and performance

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I struggles to begin the whole Sullivan’s Crossing series but once i was in the story I was caught up and a part of this family. I laughed, cried and enjoyed the series. As always listen in order on the series.

  • Christmas in Snowflake Canyon

  • By: RaeAnne Thayne
  • Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiance has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story, not so nice narration.

  • By Kandis on 01-13-14

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

From how the story began the whole line and ending were unexpected and a treat to listen to.

  • The Homecoming

  • Thunder Point, Book 6
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989

At the age of 19, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!!

  • By Vickie Dever on 08-29-14

Probably my favorite Robyn Carr book!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Such a true and touching story, realistic and warm.

Please read all of the series first !

  • Virgin River

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,163

Recently widowed, grieving Los Angeles midwife/nurse Melinda Monroe answers a small upstate town's ad for help. Nestled amongst California's giant redwoods, quaint Virgin River is host to many quirky characters - including bar owner Jack Sheridan, who may be just the man to make Melinda smile again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Virgin River Rocks

  • By Rusty on 11-25-16

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Yes i could see the outcome in some parts of the story. But the twist to get there were intriguing and unexpected but yet warm and loving. On to book 2

  • The Beach at Painter's Cove

  • A Novel
  • By: Shelley Noble
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 448

The Whitaker family's Connecticut mansion, Muses by the Sea, has always been a haven for artists, a hotbed of creativity, extravagances, and the occasional scandal. Art patrons for generations, the Whitakers supported strangers but drained the life out of each other. Now, after being estranged for years, four generations of Whitaker women find themselves once again at the Muses. Leo, the Whitaker matriarch, lives in the rambling mansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read that takes you along for the ride!

  • By Yelena Tishchenko on 04-13-18

The Beach

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Not what you expect a story to be when titled The Beach....at time the story line and characters were confusing and a very slow start. I am glad i stuck with it to the end. The story made me laugh and cry.

5 of 6 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 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 715

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

Not predictable

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

A slow start to the story but as the story progressed I could not predict the next step. Of course the happy ending.