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  • A Gentle Rain

  • By: Deborah Smith
  • Narrated by: Suzy Harbulak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Touching!

  • By 🌸DARA on 12-02-13

Beautiful...

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Oh my, what a stunning story. Colourful, gentle, heart breaking, warm, sad and so much more. The narration was partly brilliant when voicing Lily, Mack and Joey and excruciatngly bad when voicing Cara ans Ben. Eliminating periods and mixing up the male and female voices in a monotone drone. I had to play back many times to understand and make sense of the story. How on earth can a narrator be brilliant and the worst ever in one and the same story?! The book itself is just plain beautiful.

  • One Good Dragon Deserves Another

  • Heartstrikers, Book 2
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,894

After barely escaping the machinations of his terrifying mother, two all-knowing seers, and countless bloodthirsty siblings, the last thing Julius wants to see is another dragon. Unfortunately for him, the only thing more dangerous than being a useless Heartstriker is being a useful one. Now that he's got an in with the Three Sisters, Julius has become a key pawn in Bethesda the Heartstriker's gamble to put her clan on top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still fun and funny, with a few minor issues

  • By Wesley on 10-22-15

Exquisite storytellers

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Both author and narrator are superb. Top notch storytelling. All I can say is: WOW!

  • Lunch with Buddha

  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

A novel about family, open-minded spirituality, and the American road, Lunch with Buddha accompanies the characters from Breakfast with Buddha as they move further along the path toward lasting peace of mind. Facing one of life's greatest emotional challenges, Otto Ringling takes comfort in a loving family and offbeat lessons from eccentric spiritual teacher Volya Rinpoche.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By anna on 05-29-15

Absolutely brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

The narrator should get an Oscar for his performance. I laughed out loud and had tears rolling down my cheeks at other times. I loved breakfast and could not imagine a sequel that could be at least as good. It is. I pre-ordered dinner with Buddha, in the meantime I am going to listen to breakfast and lunch again. I have never listened to a bookagain because there is too much good stuff out there. This time I am. Amazing, down to earth, emotional, beautiful and absolutely totally utterly brilliant.
This is for everyone, blue collar, white collar, religious, atheist, computer geek, farmer, house wife or bank clerk. These are feel good books that make you think and think a bit more.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Daily Rituals

  • How Artists Work
  • By: Mason Currey
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119

Kafka is one of 161 inspired-and inspiring-minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing else like this one

  • By Debra B on 10-23-14

A book to listen to again and again

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

The short stories are informative and reveal a lot about the character of the subjects. It makes you realize that you choose your own path by your actions, reactions and habits.

  • Under a Vampire Moon

  • An Argeneau Novel, Book 16
  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

Escaping a horrible marriage, Carolyn Connor has no desire to think about men - a vow she's determined to keep while on vacation in St. Lucia. She'll take the Caribbean sun and sea and plenty of tropical drinks with those cute umbrellas poolside, thank you. She absolutely does not need male company, no matter how tan and rock-hard his body may be. Easy enough, but then Carolyn meets the charming Marguerite Argeneau, who is infamous among her family for her matchmaking prowess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST-HAVE FOR ARGENEAU FANS

  • By JPac on 04-25-12

Bad

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

Reviewed: 05-02-13

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The super slow drawl of the male narrator is excruciatingly painful to listen to. The main characters are females and I may have enjoyed the book with a female narrator, but this was impossible to listen to.