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Mary Anne Harvey

Rhinebeck, NY
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  • Until There Was You

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she's surrounded by her lovable, if off-center, family, and she has a boyfriend-sort of. Still, something's missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking - something like Liam Murphy. When Posey was 16, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he's back, sending Posey's traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1st for this author and narrator

  • By J and M on 02-25-17

Loved it. Can't wait to listen again.

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

The narration was wonderful. It's nearly 2: in the morning. I couldn't stop listening and I'll listen again.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,344

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

This should be a must-read for everyone.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Great, insightful story. Typical John Grisham. Couldn't put it down. Loved it and it made me cry!

  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462

Tess Durbeyfield has become one of the most famous female protagonists in 19th-century British literature. Betrayed by the two men in her life - Alec D’Urberville, her seducer/rapist and father of her fated child; and Angel, her intellectual and pious husband - Tess takes justice, and her own destiny, into her delicate hands. In telling her desperate and passionate story, Hardy brings Tess to life with an extraordinary vividness that makes her live in the heart of the reader long after the novel is concluded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Davina Porter Does It Again!

  • By misaki on 06-15-15

Still Wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

It's a classic for a reason. It's wonderful and has to be listened to at lease once a year.

  • Good Luck with That

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands, Lori Gardner, Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it's learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards and learning to accept love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A journey full of emotion

  • By Meg on 08-18-18

Wonderful insights and characterizations. Powerful

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Loved it! A bit slow at the start, but so well worth the background narrative.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Grey

  • Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,393

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E. L. James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of listeners around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I was hoping it was!

  • By NEW NAME on 07-08-15

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Great to hear the love story from Christian's perspective. Narrator was wonderful. I'll listen again and again.

  • A Whole New Light

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Staci Snell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Cyn McCall knew she could always count on her late husband's friend and business partner, Worth Lansing. He could make her laugh and forget her problems. She could tease him about his many romantic entanglements. The last thing Cyn expected was to find herself longing for a man who could never settle down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Mary Anne Harvey on 11-25-18

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

Loved the conversations, the emotional tension, the love story. The sweet end is just perfect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Breakfast in Bed

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Robin Mattson
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

Hurt one too many times in the past, Sloan Fairchild is convinced that she will never be able to trust her heart to a man again. Instead, she pours all her energy into making a success of her elegant San Francisco bed and breakfast inn. But when her best friend asks her to house her fiance; for a month, Sloan opens the doors of Fairchild House to Carter Madison...and meets a man who turns her world - and her concept of herself - upside down. Carter, a best selling author, is looking for a little peace and quiet so he can finish his latest novel before his wedding. The last thing he expects is to find himself instantly attracted to his hostess - or her to him. As the days pass, Sloan tries to ignore the feelings this handsome, disturbingly perceptive man stirs in her...tries to stop herself from dreaming dreams that can never be. But as Carter reveals his overwhelming desire for her, Sloan is left to struggle against her own deepest longing: to know just once how it feels to be truly cherished. Caught between love and loyalty to her best friend, Sloan must search her soul and make a choice: to love for the moment, to walk away forever, or to fight to have it all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, very very bad audio quality.

  • By Angelia on 10-01-11

Sweet story, but the sound track is terrible

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I like the story, but whoever put the loud music bed under the words, should be fired.

  • A Time to Kill

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by 2 drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her father acquires an assault riffle - and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nobody will read this review

  • By Alicia on 08-18-16

Gripping. Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Wonderful narration, added to the suspense and drama. Great story. Made me cry. I'll listen again.

  • Every Breath

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,486

In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is riveting in that you can't stop listening. While it is listed under Fiction, the story is true.

  • By J&J on 12-17-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Cried my heart out. I'll listen often just to hear Tru's voice. I loved it.

  • Where There's Smoke

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666

No one knows why Lara Mallory opens up her medical practice in the rowdy Texas town where Tackett Oil owns everything. But everyone remembers her role in the well-publicized scandal that caused the downfall of White House hopeful Senator Clark Tackett. Now the ironfisted matriarch of Tackett Oil intends to use her money and power to drive Lara out of town...especially when Lara meets Key, the hell-raising, youngest Tackett son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Kyla on 12-13-10

One of her best!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Wonderful story. Suspenseful. Fast moving. Great love stories. Couldn't stop listening. Typical Sandra Brown. Thank you.