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  • The Accidental Werewolf

  • Accidentally Friends, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Cassidy
  • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,075

When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle, her blond hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings put her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics in serious jeopardy. Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Thinking Keegan Flaherty is clearly insane, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake than just her highlights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Cassidy's humor!

  • By mississippi on 07-18-14

One of the worst

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

One of the dumbest books I have read. Ms. Cassidy needs a new line of work. A total waste of money.

  • The Charm School

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467

Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Good

  • By Char on 11-07-09

WOW–From the first page to the last, I was caught

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

WOW –From the first page to the last, I was caught up in this compelling, fast paced novel.

Never thought I’d like this genre of espionage but I couldn’t put down this masterful writer. I knew the book was fiction, but it made me think about what the government can do, has done, and will do.

The characters came to life right from the get go with the hero up to his neck in trouble. This was my introduction to Nelson DeMille who kept this fast pace saga going by keeping the people 'real'.

A great read that really makes one wonder if things like this happened. Very thought provoking with twists still coming right up to the very end.

  • Murder in an Irish Village

  • By: Carlene O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,874

In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie's Bistro has always been warm and welcoming. Nowadays 22-year-old Siobhan O'Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new suspense mystery series!

  • By Wayne on 12-05-17

A mystery until the end

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I liked the fact that the romance was not forced. Instead it remained true to the genre of a cozy mystery. Having just been to Ireland I could picture the kind of places she was talking about. Most towns are just like this one. The mystery remained just that until the end. There were a lot of possibilities.

  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penny Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,141

France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything - her family, her reputation, and her life - to see her husband again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite Portrait of Sophie and Liz

  • By FanB14 on 09-03-13

Disappointment

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Not up to JoJo's other books. It starts out very slow and did not catch my attention. There are two different time periods and two different women. The author tried too hard to tie it all together in the end and it did not work. I had to go over the last two chapters twice in order to understand what was happening. I would no recommend it.

  • Deck the Hallways

  • A Fixer-Upper Mystery
  • By: Kate Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Alex Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Even during the holidays, Shannon is more spackle than sparkle, which is why she leaps at the chance to transform a grand old Victorian mansion into 10 charming apartments for homeless families. Filled with the spirit of the season, all of Lighthouse Cove turns out to help - including her best friends, a troupe of far-from-angelic Santa Claus impersonators, and her father, Jack. But their merriment is soon dashed by a heated scuffle between Jack and the miserly president of the bank who's backing the project.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good holiday story.

  • By DRS on 01-07-18

Think light hearted Christmas story

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

A Wonderful Life for Shannon! Small town, a mean and hated banker, Shannon Hammer volunteering her time and construction company to turn a Victorian into apartments for low income families, and then throw in a dozen Santas. Except with all else that is going on, Shannon has to clear her father of murder. OH, such a WONDERFUL LIFE.

  • The Lost Carousel of Provence

  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Long, lonely years have passed for the crumbling Château Clement, nestled well beyond the rolling lavender fields and popular tourist attractions of Provence. Once a bustling and dignified ancestral estate, now all that remains is the château's gruff, elderly owner and the softly whispered secrets of generations buried and forgotten. But time has a way of exposing history's dark stains, and when American photographer Cady Drake finds herself drawn to the château and its antique carousel, she longs to explore the relic's shadowy origins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By T Heskett on 09-23-18

It's a let down from Juliet who's a favorite autho

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

It was so disjointed it seamed like someone played that game where you add a line, a pass it on to the next person who adds a line, and so on BUT no one read any of the forgoing ideas. I didn't mind stories being intertwined in three different time periods that go back and forth. I did mind that after all the discussion of Cady's parentage it remained completely unsolved. I felt cheated. I love Juliet Blackwell and have read and recommended her other books but not this one

  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

  • A Novel
  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096

Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story!

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 12-06-13

NOT JUST about the filling station - fun to read

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

The title made me pick up the book but I learned a lot about the women who stayed behind during WWII and the WASPS. I always thought they were a part of the US Air Force. What a courageous bunch of women they were. Sookie was my favorite character but all the gals, and their antics, and marketing ideas were fun to learn about, especially the roller skates. What a hoot! These women paved the way for us. Enjoyable and interesting read.

  • Lone Wolf

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Celeste Ciulla, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,987

In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky. Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Jodi Picoult plot, chik lit but good

  • By PlantCrone on 02-29-12

Not for me - far fetched

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I really like Jodi Picoult but this book was a struggle to get through. I could not buy into a man who would leaves his wife and children to go live with a pack of wolves for two years. Thus, I also had a difficult time with the family dynamics of the brother and sister being pitted against each other. This difficult subject matter would have been better presented in the light of a normal family. I had a difficult time getting through the book.

  • Grace

  • A Novel
  • By: Natashia Deón
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 870

For a runaway slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic master. That's what 15-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation. Striking out on her own, she leaves behind her beloved Momma and sister, Hazel, and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a freewheeling, gun-toting Jewish madam named Cynthia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story of several women's journey

  • By Lillian Rodriguez on 11-19-16

Boring - Not for me

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

The book did not kept my attention. I purchased this book based on the reviews I read. When I started reading I found the narrative confusing, in fact, there were times I wasn't sure who was speaking. I was so bored with the book that every time I tried to muddle through I'd fall asleep. I should have returned it.

  • Tribute

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412

Finally out of the celebrity spotlight and away from her mother's demands, Cilla is free to do what she loves: fixing up houses for profit. Her current project is personal. The Shenandoah Valley farm house was once the vacation home of Hollywood luminary Janet Hardy, Cilla's grandmother. When Cilla uncovers a stash of her grandmother's private letters, and begins asking questions about the past, she becomes the target of a crazed killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Huh?

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-22-10

Surprise villain

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I didn't see the end coming. I had a totally different villain picked out. Surprise!