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  • When You Make It Home

  • By: Claire Ashby
  • Narrated by: Piper Brown
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She's learned her lesson and has her mind set on success - until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theo saved this from being an "I threw my kindle"

  • By ReadMeAStory on 02-11-17

Cute & Sweet

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

What made the experience of listening to When You Make It Home the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the story line and how sweet Meg was as a character.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Theo explained that he left to heal himself so he could be whole for her and the baby.

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

I liked that Meg saw Theo for who he was on the inside, not his physical appearance or abilities.

Any additional comments?

I'm becoming quite hooked on having a book I'm reading and a book I'm listening to going on at the same time, that way I can "read" even when I'm driving.

  • Call the Midwife

  • A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,494

At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've listened to this year

  • By Richard on 06-12-13

Highly recommend this most enjoyable book!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

I listened to this book on Audible and absolutely loved it! Each chapter brings a new adventure in the author's midwifery career of giving antenatal care to the poorest of the poor. Hearing about the living conditions of the women, the family life, and the babies being delivered, all during 1950's London, was quite fascinating. Even though most chapters could stand alone as independent essays, I found the flow of them together to work beautifully and I was always happy when I'd have time to listen to a new one. Another thing I enjoyed was the voice of the lady reading the story, she did an excellent job and I felt a part of what was going on in listening. Since I've finished "reading" this book, I can't wait to now see the people come to life in the television version I have saved on my DVR. I'd highly recommend listening to this book, it's funny, sad at times, interesting, but most of all, enjoyable!

  • The Substitute

  • Wedding Pact Series #1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean - a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable & Fun Story

  • By Amy M on 10-23-16

Enjoyable & Fun Story

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

Reviewed: 10-23-16

If you could sum up The Substitute in three words, what would they be?

steamy, lighthearted, fun

Who was your favorite character and why?

Megan was my favorite character because she was sweet and kind.

What about Shannon McManus’s performance did you like?

I will say it was funny to me to hear the narrator speak the men's voices (first time I've listened to a book with this), but she did a good job in consistency of all because I could tell from the tone which character was speaking each time.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I wanted to keep listening and was annoyed life was getting in the way!

Any additional comments?

I have listened to books before, but not many. After recently signing back up with audible.com, I chose a few books to download and, after looking at the list decided I needed something a bit lighthearted. The Substitute sounded like just the ticket from the description and I wasn't disappointed. I found myself looking for opportunities to listen to the story, I wanted to know what was in store for Megan and Josh, the main characters (and now look forward to book 2!). The Substitute is a steamy, fluffy chicklit book that is perfect for a weekend getaway, rainy day curled up in front of the fire, or just about anytime you want to "read" something simply for fun.

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