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  • The Greatest Risk

  • The Honey Series
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lizbeth Gwynn
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

A woman unable to connect, struggling to hide another part of her. A man burning to learn her truth, and make her whole. Through explosive passion and deep exploration, they are about to take the greatest risk of all. But will they be able to take that leap, and come out on the other side together?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Greatest Risk

  • By Listening is Reading on 10-12-18

lots and lots of Kinky sex....fun

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Liked Six and Stellan, basically good story, but all too easy! Expected more fight and tension from both!

  • The Woman Left Behind

  • A Novel
  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265

Jina Modell is assigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with a GO-team, an elite paramilitary unit. Team leader Levi doesn't have much confidence in Jina making it through the rigors of training. In the following months, however, she begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. Meanwhile, a powerful congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi's squad in Syria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Training and Teams!

  • By Jan M on 03-10-18

lots of great action, temperament, stubbornness,

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Great narrator, liked Babe, real, feminine and tough, Ace, very Alpha, good suspence quick read

  • The House by the River

  • By: Lena Manta, Gail Holst-Warhaft - translator
  • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 686

Theodora knows she can't keep her five beautiful daughters at home forever - they're too curious, too free spirited, too like their late father. And so, before each girl leaves the small house on the riverside at the foot of Mount Olympus, Theodora makes sure they know they are always welcome to return. A devoted and resilient mother, Theodora has lived through World War II, through the Nazi occupation of Greece, and through her husband's death, and now she endures the twenty-year-long silence of her daughters' absence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What is true love and happiness?

  • By Lana Lee Plum on 05-27-18

woman's strength overcomes, always true

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

charming in a way, but too simple, predictable, didn't like narrator, not suitable, not real

  • Manhattan Beach

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Egan
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Heather Lind, Vincent Piazza
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,560

Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Narrative of a Girl Diver

  • By WillowGirl313 on 10-30-17

sad story about people in war time

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

the story built around Anna, a unique modern woman growing up and becoming her own person, the people around her and how they intertwine in her life.....but so sad, slow, waited for some climax, every character disappeared, sad lonely people....best chapters: Eddie's telling about being at sea...

  • The Improbability of Love

  • By: Hannah Rothschild
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

Annie McDee, alone after the disintegration of her long-term relationship and trapped in a dead-end job, is searching for a present for her unsuitable lover in a neglected secondhand shop. Within the jumble of junk and tack, a grimy painting catches her eye. Leaving the store with the picture after spending her meagre savings, she prepares an elaborate dinner for two - only to be stood up, the gift gathering dust on her mantelpiece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, Educational, Endless Characters

  • By kindle on 04-17-16

too much bla-bla-bla

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Good idea for story. too much bla- bla, confusing, boring, best chapters: "moi", painting itself!

  • Knight

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Savannah Richards
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,358

Knight Sebring knows who he is, what he wants, and what he likes. And he gets it. But he never expected something as sweet as Anya Gage to wander into his bedroom during a party he did not expect to be having to borrow his phone. Knight tries to leave Anya to the life she deserves, with white picket fences and a man who watches football on Sundays - good, normal, and clean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OH KNIGHT KNIGHT KNIGHT YR SUCH A YUMMY BAD BOY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-16-15

always expecting something to happen already

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

lots and lots of good sex, but story a bit weak, easy going, too much

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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,948

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

A magnificent Gentleman!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Enjoyed the Characters, of course, especially, The Count Rostov, but all the characters in the hotel..Nina,.Sofie, Anna, Marina, Emil, Andre', each one plays their part in the marvelous story.The language superb, narration perfect! Total enjoyment!!

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,845

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

sad story, sad people, glorious elephants

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

struggled to listen, story weird, estranged, not convincing, a least learned about elephants, favourite animal. My first JP book...not convinced what all the hooha is about her.....maybe she's not my cup of cake....maybe try another??????

  • A Fall of Marigolds

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she's made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful!

  • By R. Burnham on 03-29-15

story, sad and hopeful at the same time, annoying

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

loss, yes, sorry and sad...in both stories...something missing! best part...Clara's beautiful understanding of true love

  • Envy

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Envy

  • By DMHVetSurveyor on 05-26-07

Suspense to the Very end, what Envy can do!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Sandra Brown is a new author for me, and I find her unique and clever, always presenting another twist to the story. While much is predictable, it is not...and new things come into view, I love her characters, described vividly, would love to meet Parker in real life! Also Maris ad Daniel. Good Story, Great narration, with all that "southern drawl!"