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  • Just After Midnight

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling from her mother’s sudden and suspicious death. While Sarah’s grandmother scrambles to get custody, Faith is charged with spiriting the girl away on a journey that will restore her hope: Sarah implores Faith to take her to Falkner’s Midnight Sun, the prized black mare that her father sold out from under her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reader Comments

  • By Aaron W.C. on 12-06-18

Heartfelt and beautifully crafted

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

This book caught and held me almost from the first. This author's ability to put the reader in the moment, watching events unfold through the eyes of the main character (Faith), is amazing, and the narrator follows the author's lead beautifully.

  • Carry On, Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: David McCallion
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

>i>Carry On Jeeves once again follows the humorous everyday lives of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman Jeeves. As the helpful soul that he is, Bertie continues to try to come to the aid of his friends whenever they're in need, and although his intentions are always for the best nothing ever seems to work out quite right for anyone until Jeeves steps in and invariably saves the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply a Masterpiece!!

  • By Alfie on 03-01-16

Not the best performance

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This book includes the story of Wooster's first meeting with Jeeves, which is a nice bit of history if you haven't read it before. I'd recommend a different version, though. Wooster's efforts to be witty sound rather dull and mundane in this performance. I switched to the version narrated by Jarvis and found the stories much more lively and interesting.

  • Sylvester

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She finds him insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and begin a new-found liking and respect for each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged... but its Richard Armitage!

  • By Abigail on 02-19-11

This abridged version loses a lot

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Still a great book, but a lot of my favorite moments are missing in this highly condensed version. Edmund's button and boot tassels scenes are missing entirely, The narrator is easy to listen to, but I prefer the version narrated by Nicholas Rowe because it is more faithful to the original.

  • Brant's Return

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418

Brant Talbot runs a glitzy network of high-end bars in New York City, enjoying all the benefits of the lavish lifestyle he's worked so hard to achieve. When he learns that his estranged father is dying, he must return to his family’s Kentucky horse farm - and to a past he thought he left behind. While facing long-buried truths, he collides with his father’s secretary, Isabelle Farris. Despite his undeniable attraction to the beautiful, independent young woman, he sees secrets in her eyes and believes she has designs on Graystone Hill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit by Mia Sheridan!

  • By Ashley D on 08-16-18

Lyrical

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Amazingly, this author manages to maintain a lush, lyrical atmosphere with lots of depth, even as she describes the complexities of loss and grief, through the first half of the book. It reminded me of some of the more swooning moments of the Room with a View movie. This is mostly to the author's credit, but the book is performed by two fantastic readers who were well up to the challenge of rendering all the layers of thought and emotion. The tone changes about halfway through, and the themes of grief and loss get more urgent just as I expected the story to wrap up. I almost decided to abandon the book at this point, but I'm so glad I didn't. The writing gets a bit choppier toward the end, with a few clumsy moments, but still well worth the read.

  • Against the Rules

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

When Cathryn Ashe was 17, she ran away to the anonymity of the city after a romantic encounter with Rule Jackson, the manager of her father's ranch. Now, eight years later, her father has passed away, leaving her the ranch, and Cathryn returns to claim what's hers...and to challenge Rule like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Boss Lady Comes Home~ early Howard~ good~

  • By Molly on 07-21-15

Creepy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

It's her ranch, but he's the only one who can run it. He also knows she belongs to him, and until she surrenders, he will mock her, treat her with contempt and arrogance, and kiss and handle her with or without her consent. But it's ok, because as much as he frightens and enrages her, his touch makes her mindless. Maybe if I'd been able to hack it past the 6th chapter the author would have found some excuse for the hero's misogynistic behavior, but I kept hoping the heroine would grow a spine and get a restraining order.

  • Midnight Rainbow

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Brenda Sweeney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

A romance in the jungle - Grant Sullivan, tough, masculine and handsome, is a retired military expert entrusted with a mission in the Costa Rican jungle - to find hostage and socialite Jane Hamilton Greer. When Grant rescues her in a rather cavalier and physical fashion, no love is lost between them. But gradually, their mutual attraction and passion becomes apparent and the jungle smolders in more ways than one.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator nightmare

  • By blackdog on 01-18-14

Decent book, annoying performance

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Decent story, but the little-girl voice doesn't go with the strong, competent heroine, and the hero's lazy drawl slows even the most exciting escape scene down to Sunday picnic pace.

  • Trade Me

  • Cyclone, Book 1
  • By: Courtney Milan
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit Cyclone Systems. But when he makes an offhand comment about what it means to be poor, she loses her cool and tells him he couldn't last a month living her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-warming.

  • By ReadingMad100 on 08-17-18

Never lags

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Stunning writing and performance. Beautifully written with lots of attention to detail and satisfying connections between various subplots. The performance does the writing justice. I found some of the falsetto voices distracting, but not actually irritating. Xe Sands gives a spectacular performance, with great pacing and nuance. This book has more profanity than I was comfortable with, but it was believable within the story.

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  • Northanger Abbey

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,531

When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of "Gothic novels" by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Johnny on 08-01-09

Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

A great performer makes this amazing book even more enjoyable. Many readers fail to capture Austen's parody and humor and make characters clownish or irritating by reading them as caricatures. This performer captured the difficult nuances in the story perfectly.

  • Death in the Stocks: Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 1

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 258

In the dead of the night, a man is found murdered, locked in the stocks on the village green. Unfortunately for Superintendent Hannasyde, the deceased is Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, especially his odd and unhelpful family members. The Verekers are as eccentric as they are corrupt, and it will take all Hannasyde's skill at detection to determine who's telling the truth, and who is pointing him in the wrong direction. The question is: who in this family is clever enough to get away with murder?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Wrong Narrator

  • By Elizabeth on 12-10-14

Comic repartee lost in snarky narration

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Heyer's deft farce, performed as interminable angry bickering in cartoonish voices. Stick to the ebook.