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  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,821

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Great book, not sure about the ending?

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Writing, story, narration were all great, but I wouldn’t recommend the book because the ending was anti-climactic!

  • Breakaway

  • By: A. M. Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

As Tampa Bay's star center, Mark Carmelo's life was hockey, and after a bitter and public break up, all he wanted to do was focus on the game. Until he saw her - the one that got away, the one he thought he'd never see again. For 13 years, Stevie West drowned in her lackluster life. Recently divorced from her “roommate” with passionless benefits, she was ready to start over on her own. Until she ran into him. The same man she'd met one year ago. The temptation that had finally given her the courage to find herself again. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 04-03-18

I certainly appreciate hockey more!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

This was a straightforward love story. If you are looking for a not-complicated, no cliffhangers, or edge of your seat story, than this will work for you. It’s an engaging story without any major drama. The characters are honest and tell it like it is people. It was very refreshing not to have the is she (in this case female lead Stevie) going to tell him or not twist that I was expecting, but rather, she always told him upfront the situation or feelings and let things play out.
The narrators were spot on, and perfect as Stevie and Mark. Tracy Marks has that effortless voice and Aaron Shedlock had the perfect rich tone for Mark.
Definitely glad I picked this one up for a shorter listen and will be looking forward to the next in this series.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,795

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

So deliciously twisty!!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Wow! This was the perfect break from the monotony of book premises that I’ve listened to lately. The plot was original and the authors laid out the story so well giving you the twists and turns at just the right places. It was written so well and I couldn’t wait to listen everyday. The narrator Julia Whelan was perfect. I think I might do a re-listen immediately.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Up in Smoke

  • A King Series Novel
  • By: T.M. Frazier
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers, Troy Duran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

I'm a man without a conscience. I deal in murder and mayhem. I'm the best at what I do. Frankie Helburn is supposed to be an easy job. A means to flush her father out of hiding. Simple. Except there isn't anything simple about Frankie or the secrets she's keeping. She's stubborn as hell and the sexiest god damn thing I have ever seen, sending dark, dirty animalistic desire coursing through my veins. She's cocaine with legs. A f--king addiction that makes me question things I've never questioned before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Two Pennies

  • By Tre Talbot on 04-18-18

How about that cover?!?

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

TM nails it again. I absolutely adore this series and can’t wait for more. I think this was my least anticipated wait in the series but it turned out to be one of the best books. Smoke is hot, untouchable, and just yum. I liked that the female character had some grit. And I really loved the appearance of favorites like preppy and Rage (love that girl)!
This is jump to the front of the TBR listen!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Man Hands

  • By: Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

At 34, I'm reeling from a divorce. I don't want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn's Dips and Balls. But my friends aren't having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I'm still taking a hard pass. Free designer cocktails, they say. And that's a game-changer. Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That's when I lose my mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Comedy Gold!

  • By bookbruin on 03-15-18

That was Laugh Out Loud, so funny!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Seriously been waiting for a looooong time for another laugh out loud book. Oh my lord, did this book deliver. Hilarious!! Definitely two thumbs up.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Roman Crazy

  • By: Alice Clayton, Nina Bocci
  • Narrated by: Randi Geddens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She's left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer licking her wounds - and perhaps a gelato or two - with her best friend, Daisy. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery's thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she'd see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By CC Romance Connoisseur on 10-14-16

Never really peaked.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

I feel like the plot would start to peak, and then fall flat. There was a small drama at the end of the book, but the excitement lacked a crescendo.
I read a review that this book was so funny, but I didn't laugh out loud once- not even a chuckle- not sure what that reviewer thought was funny.
The narrator was really good and the book was well written, just not my cup of tea obviously. If you like sweet and simple without a lot of drama then you would probably enjoy this book. I feel like other reviewers did not appropriately represent this book and therefore my expectations were skewed.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fiercely Emma

  • Cake Series, Book Three
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

Emma, older sister of renowned rock star Jake McKallister, has crafted a quiet existence for herself. Fiercely independent, scorned at work, and indifferent to relationships, she's spent the past decade trying to move on from the crime that shook her family to the core. But unfinished business from Emma's troubled past looms heavy, threatening to destroy the fledging love she's found with the only man to ever jump-start her wounded heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love J. Bengtsson

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-17

Best book in the series yet!!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

Another great story and I can't get enough of this series or the McKallister clan. The stories are great, the jokes are funny, and this family is awesome. I want to be an honorary McKallister for just one day!! Emma and Finn are perfect and I love their chemistry. Their banter is sweet and funny. And I loved getting to know more of the family especially during Dad's birthday week (so funny). Also the narrators are fantastic- can't wait to one click the next book- hoping it's Quinn.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mother Road

  • By: Meghan Quinn
  • Narrated by: Greyson Ash, J.F. Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

It all started when my brother, Paul, convinced me to go on one last family road trip across the Mother Road with him and my dad. Just like old times, right? Wrong. What Paul fails to mention is his best man, Porter, will be joining us, who just so happens to be my childhood crush and the man who broke my heart four years ago. What is supposed to be a fun family bonding experience across Route 66 turns into a war of pranks, awkward moments and bathrooms full of dirty flannel shirts and day-old beard clippings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little juvenile for my tastes.

  • By Daniele on 08-18-17

A little juvenile for my tastes.

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

Although this book had moments of hilarity, I think I would recommend this for the later teenage reader. A lot of brother and sister ribbing with very juvenile undertones and the gross factor contributing to most of the jokes.
The narrators did well with the characters and the premise of the story was great, but I got very bored in the middle with the repetitive gas and penis jokes. Just not my cup of tea I guess.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stroked

  • By: Meghan Quinn
  • Narrated by: Morais Almeida, Yvonne Syn, Douglas Berger
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god. His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water. On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, covered up only by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal. I hate to admit it, but I'm head over heels infatuated with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great as a love story alone, but also made me laugh until I cried.

  • By Daniele on 08-06-17

Great as a love story alone, but also made me laugh until I cried.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

So glad that I listened to this one as an audiobook as the narrators did a fantastic job portraying these characters!! I had so many laugh out loud moments, most revolving around Paisley's awkward moments, that quickly turned hysterical.
Every time Bellini's chapters came on, I braced myself and made sure I was alone so I didn't accidentally throat punch someone close to me since her little monologues really captured the essence of her self-centered bitchery.
Reece and Paisley have so many intricacies involved in managing their relationship that I was fascinated from the start. I love that Reece is a swimmer and the Olympics scene made me tear up. I felt all the emotions in this book!!
Also I am wondering if the Ms Quinn is setting up for some future stories from some of the secondary characters because there were at least 3 characters that I'd love to hear more from especially fellow swimmer Bodhi.
Loved- seriously everyone needs to hear this audio!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Franco

  • Bright Side Series, Book 3
  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Jeremy York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Franco Genovese is the drummer for world-renowned American rock band Rook. He's got it all. A killer smile. Tattoos. Talent. Razor-sharp wit and humor. And a heart as big, and generous, as they come. Life is good. Steady. Uncomplicated. Just the way he likes things. Until one night at an unassuming L.A. bar changes everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Franco's story made my heart happy!

  • By Cyndi on 05-01-17

A rebound from Gus.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I have to be honest that Bright Side is one of my favorite books ever and when Gus came out I was so excited, and then I was kind of let down. I liked Gus, but it was kind of predictable and a little too scripted after the typical romance for me, but Franco was a come back for me. I liked that some of the humor from Bright Side was back and it was a little less of a patterned romance. The wit and sarcasm of these characters were great and I'm glad I finally listened to this. Jeremy York is an awesome narrator and made a great Franco.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful