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  • Accidental Bride

  • Beaufort Brides, Volume 3
  • By: Noelle Adams
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Kelly has spent her life taking care of her grandmother and being responsible, but she decides to have a little fun for one weekend in Vegas. She doesn't expect to wake up married to her best friend, Peter - and not to remember anything about it. Peter has been in love with Kelly for a long time, but she's never looked at him as anything but a friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Kelly B. on 03-12-19

Shouldn't be classified as "simmering".

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I am fully aware that different readers like different types of stories. However, when I choose the category of "inspirational" and see the rating for the book is the next to lowest rating of "simmering", I expect it not to be vulgar or have sex scenes. Heads up, for those looking for a "clean read," this is not it.

  • Pilgrim's Progress

  • Updated, Modern English
  • By: John Bunyan
  • Narrated by: Mark Christensen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you'll begin to identify today's many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he's a true follower of Christ when he's really only trusting in himself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting

  • By kellie dickinson on 02-15-18

Not the best version for an audio book

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

Pilgrims Progress is a wonderful book filled with allegories for the Christian journey. However, this particular version includes full scripture for said allegories. If a person was reading the book, it wouldn't be a big deal. However, because this is an audio book, the story is interrupted every few words to input scripture. For example (and I am just making up this quote) " Evangelist said 'You must flee" Scripture: (full scripture is read) 'Keep running and don't look back' Scripture (full scripture is read). The narrator always introduces the scripture by saying "Scripture". This happens about every sentence, sometimes occurring multiple times within a single sentence. This makes it impossible for the listener to follow the story, because there isn't enough uninterrupted dialog to focus on. My suggestion would be to read the book, or find another audible version that allows the story to flow.

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  • Falling for You

  • Texas Sweethearts, Book 3
  • By: Kathleen Y'Barbo
  • Narrated by: Pam Tierney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Sue Ellen Caldwell is living out her dream as a hairdresser at the Rhonda-Vous Beauty Shop. She and the town's deputy sheriff have been friends since their school days, but does God have something else in mind for them?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously confusing

  • By Avid Reader on 06-25-16

Ridiculously confusing

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

I should have paid more attention to the fact that this is book 3 in a series. Maybe I wouldn't have been so confused on the characters who were thrown into the story, but had no background if I had read the other books. As it was, the author throws the reader into the fray of a large group of quirky characters, who you even have to guess at what age they may be. Also, more character action would have been good instead of all the gossip scenes. Although this was a novella, the story wasn't well structured even for that genre. Also, the narration really bothered me. I am from the south, and can safely say the narrator's voice came across as more whiny then southern. I am not trying to be harsh, just honest.

  • Making Faces

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117

Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was 13. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opener

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-28-14

Emotional Roller Coaster (In a Good Way)

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

Reviewed: 10-18-14

I should probably start this review off by saying that I was the same age as the characters. I too was a senior when 9-11 occurred, so for me this book hit close to home. The author's description of events and feelings occurring during that time of history are well founded and authentic. Although I could relate personally to this book right away because of the historical aspect, I believe that every reader can relate to this story on some level. The author did an incredible job of making the characters well rounded while moving the storyline along.The reader experiences the emotions of loss, love, hope, and redemption among others, right along with the characters. I am an avid reader, and can honestly say that it has been a long time since I experienced such a roller coaster of emotions while reading a book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a well written novel.

  • Lethal Legacy

  • Guardians of Justice, Book 3
  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

The police say her father's death was suicide. Kelly Warren says it was murder - and she has new evidence to prove it. Detective Cole Taylor doesn't put much credence in her claim, and nothing in his case review suggests foul play. But when he digs deeper and discovers startling information linking her to a long-buried secret, the danger escalates. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love her books!!

  • By kdilbeck on 06-22-15

Hooked!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-14

I had never read anything by this author before, but thought the summary sounded good. I was hooked from the first chapter! The plot had enough twists and turns in it to keep me guessing what would happen next. Although the male narrators voice was overall smooth, his dialog of female characters sometime sounded....well downright weird. However, it wasn't enough of a distraction to take away from the story. I would definitely recommend this clean romance/suspense book to anyone. If you like Dee Henderson, you need to try Irene Hannon!

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  • The Ruins of Gorlan

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702

Will is an orphan and a ward of the castle. He hopes to someday become a great hero. But he is a small boy, and only the biggest and toughest are selected as warriors. He has other talents though, and they catch the attention of the mysterious Ranger Halt. Will soon masters stealth and accuracy with the bow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA?

  • By Deborah Buskirk on 10-12-12

Grabbed my attention, and didn't let go!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-14

The storyline moves quickly, so there is no time to get board. The characters are nicely developed, and the plot leaves you wanting more. This was my first book by this author, but it certainly won't be my last!

  • Faith

  • By: Merry K. Stahel
  • Narrated by: Merry K. Stahel
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Afraid of losing the only person left who loves her, Faith follows her widowed mother-in-law to a new home. But God has plans for Faith...plans that include a new love, hope, and a future. Can Faith open her bruised and hurting heart to allow a loving God and a loving man back in?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but narrated badly

  • By Avid Reader on 12-13-13

Good story, but narrated badly

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

Reviewed: 12-13-13

The storyline was good, but the narration was wanting. It didn't sound professionally done, and although it didn't keep me from listening to the story, it was distracting.

  • The First Part Last

  • By: Angela Johnson
  • Narrated by: Khalipa Oldjohn, Kole Kristi
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Bobby is a typical urban New York City teenager, impulsive, eager, and restless. For his 16th birthday he cuts school with his two best buddies, grabs a couple of slices at his favorite pizza joint, catches a flick at a nearby multiplex, and gets some news from his girlfriend, Nia, that changes his life forever: He's going to be a father.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pretty alright

  • By aziz on 08-04-16

Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 07-26-13

This is a thought provoking book that is true to life. I thought the performance was excellent. I could really sense the main character's struggle through his intonation.

  • The Noble Fugitive

  • By: T. Davis, Isabella Bunn
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Although betrothed to a wealthy Venetian, 17-year-old Serafina falls for her art tutor, Luca. When this infatuation is discovered, she becomes a prisoner in her own home. But as her family sails to America in 1832, she jumps ship in Portsmouth, England. While working as a chambermaid, Serafina meets sea captain John Falconer, a man on a dangerous mission. As their lives intertwine, can genuine faith and selfless love shield them from the menace of evil forces?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By koni on 03-03-08

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-26-13

The story began well, but often moved slowly. I also became a little confused with all of the political players in the story. I was disappointed with the performance. The narrator's voice was very smooth most of the time, but when it came to the main character's voice it had an effect of fingernails on a chalkboard. This continued until midway through the story when the narrator suddenly changes the character's voice to a smoother sounding one. Sometimes all of the male characters sounded the same in a dialogue, which made it hard to figure out exactly who was speaking. Also, if you don't like cliff-hangers, you will hate this book. Sorry for the spoiler, but I wished I had known that the book had no resolution before I listened to it. I am just one of those people who likes self-contained books, so this knowledge would have been beneficial before I purchased the book.

  • Wait Till Helen Comes

  • A Ghost Story
  • By: Mary Downing Hahn
  • Narrated by: Ellen Grafton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Twelve-year-old Molly and her 10-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their younger stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read but don't listen to this book..

  • By AppleCrazy on 07-12-14

Love It!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-13

This was one of my favorite books when I was in elementary school! I remember rereading it, so that I could feel the eerie suspense again and again. Now I am a teacher, and shared the book with my fifth and sixth grade students. They absolutely loved it! Even my male students, who are usually hard to motivate when it comes to reading, were hanging on each word!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful