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  • A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,392
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,165

This version of the Bennet family - and Mr. Darcy - is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late 30s who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help - and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling, and the family is in disarray.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Where are my beloved characters? Not in here

  • By Canadian eReader on 04-22-16

A Fun Retelling of a Classic

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

I really enjoyed this story. Based on reviews here there are clearly some purists who likely did not appreciate the effort to modernize a classic, but I simply found the to be fun. I found Liz to be relatable and I liked the unpacking of the Bennett family with all of their quirks and offenses to make for an excellent story.

  • Heft

  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,997
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,995

Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing--Captivating--Altering

  • By Mel on 04-19-12

A Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

This was a wonderful story about finding family. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys well-developed characters and stories of perseverance and survival juxtaposed against the back drop of suburbia. I really liked Arthur and Kel's perspective.

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  • Friction

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,087

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter, Georgia, in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act and met all the court-imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely incredible in the true sense of the word

  • By Bill Graham on 09-04-15

Another great book by Sandra Brown!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

This was an excellent book! Sandra Brown always does such a great job of unveiling the plot and keeping you guessing!

  • Silenced Justice

  • A Josh Williams Novel
  • By: Joe Broadmeadow
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Lieutenant Josh Williams is back in this latest thriller from Joe Broadmeadow, Silenced Justice... When his former boss, retired Lieutenant Chris Hamlin, asks him to reopen an old case, Josh uncovers the shocking truth behind an innocent man's death in prison. In 1972, Darnell Grey, accused of a series of rapes and a homicide, is beaten to death in the prison while awaiting trial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and thrilling

  • By Claire on 09-01-18

A great cop thriller!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-15

What made the experience of listening to Silenced Justice the most enjoyable?

Brian Callanan did an outstanding job with the accents! There were a lot characters in this story and keeping them straight would have been more difficult if the narrator had not done such great work differentiating them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Josh was my favorite character because he operates with integrity but is willing use nontraditional means to reach his objectives. He is likable and I enjoyed how he is driven by doing the right thing.

Have you listened to any of Brian Callanan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No- but hope to in the future.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I hesitate to answer because I do not want to provide spoilers- but Josh's interactions with the victims were particulary poignant.

Any additional comments?

Great book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Dahlia

  • In the Garden, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,069

Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee - and into her new life at Harper House and In the Garden nursery. She isn't intimidated by the house - nor its mistress, local legend Roz Harper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • mmmm...not a big Susie Breck fan

  • By Diandra Huffman on 12-31-14

Good first boom of the trilogy.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

I read this series several years ago. I enjoyed listening to the first book- I like how the Roberts ties in a historical mystery with the current storyline.