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  • Whiskey Beach

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Eva on 03-10-17

Whiskey Beach

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Fantastic story line! I recommend this story to any that reads Nora Roberts stories. The descriptions make it so the reader/listener feels like you can visualize the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,851

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Before We Were Yours

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

This is the first story/novel I have experienced of author Lisa Wingate. This was a FANTASTIC story and I cannot wait to read more of her work!!! Thank you Lisa for the last chapter explaining the research and work put into learning about the characters.

  • Handle with Care

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris, Charlotte Perry, Alma Cuervo, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they'd been given the choice. Instead their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of "luckier" parents, and, maybe worst of all, the what-ifs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Handle with Care

  • By KarynRN on 01-08-18

Handle with Care

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Another great story by Jodi Picoult! As an RN, I have once taken care of a young boy with OI and what a challenge this young boy was. However challenging, he was the sweetest boy and took after Mom, sweet and polite.
Thank you Jodi for writing a story about something that isn’t seen very often. Nice work Jodi and please do t stop writing. 😊

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Plain Truth

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: Circumstantial evidence suggests that 18-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide - and for the first time in her high-profile career, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, fix the reading.

  • By SarahLee on 05-04-16

The Plain Truth

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

As with all of Jodi Picoult’s stories, there is always a twist at the end of every story, which I feel is very intriguing. As I began the story, I was soon able to make my opinion of the true guilty person. Great story! This would be one that I would listen to again!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,389

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • private

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 07-01-10

Private

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Another fantastic story by James Patterson!! I felt like I was right there with the characters. Thank you James Patterson.❤️

  • 16th Seduction

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257

Fifteen months ago Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect - she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing 25 people. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious and possibly unnatural heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • review

  • By amy on 05-10-17

16th Seduction

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

Wonderful story and SUPER wonderful group of stories: Womens Murder Mysteries. All these stories are great!
I certainly would recommend these stories to everyone!!!

Thank you James Patterson and Maxine Paetro for the ideas, characters etc!

  • The Pact

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

The Hartes and the Golds have been neighbors for 18 years and are very close. So when Chris and Emily's friendship reaches the next level, nobody is surprised. Then one night, the hospital calls. Seventeen-year-old Emily is dead - shot in the head by a gun Chris took from his father's cabinet. One bullet remains in the chamber, and Chris tells of his suicide pact with Emily. But the police have questions, and soon Chris is on trial for murder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A little less drama, a lot more substance, please

  • By Karen on 02-02-08

The Pact

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Wonderful story. The only thing is, there was one part of Emilies story that I felt was forgotten. I think this story was well written and the narrator was fabulous. I recommend this story and I wonder if anyone else noticed the part I mentioned.

  • The House by the Lake

  • By: Ella Carey
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,104

Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret: Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II. What's more, Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over 70 years ago in their estate in old Prussia. It's now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Listen

  • By Cynthia Piller on 08-31-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

This is a very good story comparing the past and present with each other. Am enjoying the other stories by Ella Carey as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lake House

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Stephen Lang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Six children have escaped government experiments, and a frightening brush with death. Living out in the world for the first time, they yearn to be reunited with Kit and Frannie, the couple who saved their lives, and to return to the cabin known as the Lake House. But before they can get there, they will face a horrifying evil, for one man has survived the laboratory that bred the flying children, and he is obsessed with reclaiming them for a new round of experiments - with an even more deadly outcome.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • skip this one

  • By E. Miller on 06-19-03

Weird Ending

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

James Patterson has such wonderful books and I was surprised at the ending. It was like the end of the story just stopped. The point was certainly made that the Doctor killed at the end of the story was the clone, which appears later. It was just a weird ending for a James Patterson book

  • The Longest Ride

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,360

91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story

  • By Bj on 10-13-13

Love this story!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

Nicholas has written the most wonderful stories. This story has topped my list!! This story is great! Thank you Nicholas