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  • Talk to the Paw

  • By: Melinda Metz
  • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Jamie Snyder is 34 and single but not ready to mingle. After suffering through the Year of the Non-Committal Man, the Year of the Self-Absorbed Man, and the Year of the Forgot-to-Mention-I'm-Married Man, Jamie's ready to celebrate the Year of Me - and MacGyver, of course. MacGyver is an adorable tabby with a not-so-adorable habit of sneaking out at night and stealing things from the neighbors. That's right, MacGyver is a cat burglar. MacGyver knows his human is lonely. He can smell it. It's the same smell he's noticed on their neighbor David....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Jess on 02-03-18

Fun Change From the Norm

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Fun love story. This sneaky cat plays matchmaker to not only the main characters but connects several people throughout the neighborhood. Enjoyable light read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pupcakes

  • A Christmas Novel
  • By: Annie England Noblin
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

There he stood in the doorway: overweight, depressed, and nearly homeless - a pug named Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy was Brydie Benson's latest problem, arriving on top of her messy divorce and sudden move. Brydie needed a place to start over, so this rent-free home seemed a great idea. She just never counted on Teddy or his owner, the Germantown Retirement Village's toughest customer, Pauline Neumann.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Romance

  • By MrsAlex on 12-18-17

Sweet Romance

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

Touching story that takes place during the holidays, although they have very little to do with the story line. Animal lovers will especially enjoy this book. I'm not familiar with this author but after reading Pupcakes, I'm anxious to read more of her work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Christmas Room

  • By: Catherine Anderson
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Maddie McLendon hasn't had a new relationship since the loss of her beloved husband two years ago. Broken by grief and desperate for a new start, Maddie moves to Bitterroot Valley, Montana with her adult son and her grandson. But despite the natural beauty of her new town, not every change in her life is a welcome one. Maddie's new next-door neighbor, Sam Conacher, used to be a pillar of the community, but he has driven old friends and new acquaintances away due to a recent heartbreak of his own. He seems to intrude on her life at every turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turned out very interest and exciting!

  • By Cara on 11-13-17

Refreshing change from the norm!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

I loved this book becasue it had a unique story line and each character had a significant role rather than being a filler or fluff. The narration was fantastic and really helped bring the characters to life. Highly recommend this book if you're looking for something with substance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doing It Over

  • Most Likely to, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167

Voted Most Likely to Succeed, Melanie Bartlett ended up anything but. The down-on-her-luck single mom wants a complete do-over - is that too much to ask? With her family long gone from River Bend, strong, independent Mel is as surprised as anyone to end up in the quaint small town she once called home. But with her friends, Jo and Zoe, by her side, and a comfortable room at Miss Gina's quirky bed-and-breakfast, she just might have turned the corner on a new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional - Tough Plot Line

  • By GH on 05-21-16

Disappointing...

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

I won't be wasting my time on the rest of this series. The story was great but the foul language was excessive and unnecessary. I've enjoyed this author in the past. Hopefully this issue will be confined to this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • True to You

  • By: Becky Wade
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cozart
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Exciting start of a brand-new series by a contemporary romance fan favorite. After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100% focused on the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Wonderful Becky Wade “Homerun”!

  • By Janet on 03-26-18

Wonderful Story!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

This book was such a joy to listen to. I laughed out loud in some parts and cried in other parts. It had so much substance and I hated for it to end. I can't wait to read more by this author. She truly has a gift for writing!

  • This Matter of Marriage

  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 438

The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing away. She's hitting the big three-0, and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight. But Hallie's an organized, goal-setting kind of person. She gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight in Shining Armor. But all her dates are disasters. (There's the cheapskate and the sex fiend and - well, never mind.) Too bad she can't just fall for her good-looking neighbor, Steve Marris. He's definitely not her type.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but disappointing content

  • By MrsAlex on 06-15-17

Great story but disappointing content

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

I will buy any book with Debbie Macomber's name on it because I know it will be good and will be free of sexual details. Hence the reason this story was a little bit disappointing. Content was not explicit and was minimal but really not necessary. Macomber's work is a refreshing change from the majority of romance fiction out there. I feel like this book compromised the integrity of her work. I will continue to be a Macomber fan however I hope she holds strong to her beliefs and doesn't succumb to the pressure of sexual content to sell books.

16 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Love's Providence

  • A Contemporary Christian Romance
  • By: Jennifer H. Westall
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark, Joe Hempel, Noel Harrison
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

College athlete Lily Brennon has always been the piece that doesn't quite fit in the puzzle, especially in her blended family, and no amount of rule-following perfection seems to bring her any closer to the love and acceptance she desperately seeks. If not for Jackson Carter, her childhood best friend and the only boy she's ever loved, she's sure she would have run away years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Thoroughly Enjoyed this Book!!

  • By Shana Browne on 02-12-17

Awful Narraration Hurts Good Story

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Female narrator makes this book very difficult to listen to. Story was good though. This might be one that's better to read than listen to.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • All I Ever Wanted

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

Turning 30 has its ups and downs. For Callie Grey, coming to grips with her age means facing the fact that her boyfriend-slash-boss is way overdue with a marriage proposal. And that she's way off track, because Mark has suddenly announced his engagement to the company's new Miss Perfect. If that isn't bad enough, her mom decides to throw her a Big Three-Oh birthday bash - in the family funeral home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating

  • By Avid reader on 01-13-17

Great! Great! Great!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

This book had me laughing out loud one minute and crying the next. I wanted to prolong my commute just so I could keep listening. The narration was outstanding - one of the best I've heard. I also appreciated the absence of graphic sex scenes - what a refreshing change! After reading this book, I would consider Kristan Higgins one of my favorite authors. I can't wait to read more of her work!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Bookshop on the Corner

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210

Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect books for her readers. But can she write her own happy ever after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book lovers the world over, the New York Times best-selling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Meg Donohue, Sophie Kinsella, and Nina George's The Little Paris Bookshop.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading

  • By Alexis☺ on 05-28-17

Fantastic book!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

Where does The Bookshop on the Corner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed this story because it had so much substance. The love story was great but it was a nice change to experience so many other trials and joys with the main character.

Have you listened to any of Lucy Price-Lewis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first book by this author but I'll definitely be looking for more!

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

The highlight of this book for me was towards the end of the story when the main character discovers that something she considered to be a private and personal retreat of sorts has actually been serving the same purpose for many other members of the town.

  • All Things Hidden

  • By: Tracie Peterson, Kimberley Woodhouse
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Gwyn Hillerman acts as a nurse at her father's medical practice in 1935 rural Alaska. Her family life has been rough ever since her mother, hating Alaska, took Gwyn's younger sister back to Chicago to live. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after he loses an affluent patient. In a snowball effect, he then loses his engagement to Gwyn's sister, Sophia. When the government decides to send a group of families to Alaska in hopes of making a better life, Dr. Hillerman sends a letter urging Jeremiah to join his practice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like stories of Alaska

  • By SYJ on 05-09-17

Great story set in Alaska territory!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Would you listen to All Things Hidden again? Why?

Absolutely! There were a lot of different story elements going on but not so many to cause confusion. The author does a great job of tying the the different parts together.

What was one of the most memorable moments of All Things Hidden?

There was an emotionally raw scene towards the end that brought me to tears. I was surprised by this unexpected twist and felt like I was experiencing the tragedy along with the characters.

Which character – as performed by Barbara Caruso – was your favorite?

Hard to say. This narrator did an exceptional job with each of the characters. She was sometimes a little "sing-songy" but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book because of her performance.

Any additional comments?

This story might be classified as historical fiction because of the place and time period, however, there is no real history threaded through the story. This in no way diminishes the quality of the story but readers shouldn't expect to be "transported in time".