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  • There's a Word for That

  • By: Sloane Tanen
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

A hilarious and moving chronicle of a wildly flawed family that comes together - in rehab, of all places - even as each member is on the verge of falling apart. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There's a word for that... adore

  • By Rachel on 04-17-19

Love, love LOVE! Could not stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

This book is about families and the disfunction that makes each unique. The cast of characters are lovable and even dislikable, which makes it even better.
There are laugh out loud moments but poignant and heartwarming moments. The storyline is truly solid and woven together beautifully. I immediately searched for more from this author but didn't find any. I'm looking forward to the next gem!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • The Dream Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part. 

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

  • By Cyndi on 10-05-18

A real Treasure

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

This was a book that was so enjoyable that I’m sad t is over. Perfect narration, moving story, characters that seem real. The perfect listen!

  • Winter in Paradise

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494

Irene Steele's idyllic life - house, husband, family - is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband's death. He was found on St. John, a tropical island paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. Investigating, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What???!!!

  • By Linda Brown on 11-06-18

Hooray! Best Winter book yet!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

First let me say I have planned my Nantucket trip for next summer based on Elin Hilderbrand's books. I love to hear all about the little shops and beaches and the characters. When I saw a beach on the cover that was Winter but no snow, I was a little skeptical.
Oh how joyous I was to be wrong! This is by far my favorite of the Winter books and at the top of the Nantucket ones. Very engaging story, characters I could FEEL.
Great job, I'm so excited for the next one with this plot line!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Spark of Light

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Jodi Picoult
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,683
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,461

The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center - a women’s reproductive health services clinic. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter. Then he finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Least favorite Picoult book

  • By Stephanie Stupack on 10-09-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I have listened to several Picoult books and there are many that are worth hearing over and over again.
This is not one of them. It was disjointed and not very interesting, no character had depth.
Bummer.

  • I'm Fine...and Other Lies

  • By: Whitney Cummings
  • Narrated by: Whitney Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737

A hilarious and emotional personal account of the life, times, mistakes, and crippling codependence of comedian, producer, director, actress, and writer Whitney Cummings. Full of intellect, pathos, and profundity, I'm Fine...and Other Lies is, in Whitney's words, her first book, which means her last date. With her signature incendiary edge and self-deprecation, Whitney comes clean about what has shaped her into the trailblazing comic that she is today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've been waiting for this woman to write a book!

  • By Giggle Pants on 10-09-17

I wanted to like it

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

Probably great to read, but this is one case that calls for a different narrator. Almost every sentence ends with the sound of a question mark? or maybe two?? I think the content is worthy, funny, and insightful. However, I could not endure any more question-sounding sentences. I have enough questions of my own, that's why I ordered the audio book! Alas, I am giving up less than half way through.

  • The Fall of Lisa Bellow

  • By: Susan Perabo
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

A masked man with a gun enters a sandwich shop in broad daylight, and Meredith Oliver suddenly finds herself ordered to the filthy floor, where she cowers face to face with her nemesis, Lisa Bellow, the most popular girl in her eighth-grade class. The minutes tick inexorably by, and Meredith lurches between comforting the sobbing Lisa and imagining her own impending death. Then the man orders Lisa Bellow to stand and come with him, leaving Meredith the girl left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect tone.

  • By Life is Good on 10-20-17

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

I listened to the whole thing, still not sure what the story is about. I love this narrator but the book was not a favorite.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Marriage Lie

  • By: Kimberly Belle
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,367

Iris and Will have been married for seven years, and their marriage is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Florida, Iris' happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board, and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. Grief stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? What is in Seattle? And what else had he lied about?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • W.....T......F..... Seriously....?!

  • By Wendi on 09-07-17

Not great

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

I haven't finished the book so it may not be fair to write a review but since the narrator is ruining it, this is all I've got. It seems to have a semi-decent plot, similar to the Goldie Hawn movie from the 90's "Deceived". It is dragging and dragging and I am not interested enough in the characters to keep listening.
It's the old "picture perfect marriage gone wrong" storyline, not new and no shocking twists that I've discovered halfway through the book.
Sorry, not a winner.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crosstalk

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 727

In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only, the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé, Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learn when to say no

  • By Mozershmozer on 01-21-17

So bad

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

It seems to be place I the future, but Brad and Angelina are still married. The story is so far-fetched that it's unbearable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The City of Mirrors

  • A Novel (Book Three of the Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,059
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,427

The Twelve have been destroyed, and the 100-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew - and daring to dream of a hopeful future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Would not recommend.

  • By Chem Nerd on 05-09-18

Best Trilogy EVER

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I admit, I was prepared to be disappointed. I was thinking "there is no possible way this can be as good as the first two". But I am happy to report that I was wrong.
This is such an fantastic story and has so many characters to know about that it never gets boring. All three books are worth listening to over and over again. This is coming from a NON-SciFi reader, so I'm encouraging others who may not lean toward the sci-fi or fantasy to get on board the Passage Triology. You won't be sorry.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Redemption Road

  • A Novel
  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165

Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After 13 years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen.... This is a town on the brink. This is Redemption Road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilled John Hart is Back

  • By L. O. Pardue on 05-09-16

Not what I was hoping for

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

The story might be ok, but I can't get into it because the narrator reads like he is dreading the next page.
It is not a relaxing or envigorating listen, it is STRESSFUL (the only way I can describe it). Make sure you listen to an excerpt before buying, the entire book sounds that way (droll, no enthusiasm whatsoever).
I won't be downloading part 2, but if it makes a sudden exciting change then I stand corrected!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful