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  • America's First Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,282

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, best-selling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph - a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By SDR on 05-25-16

Ahh simmmply caan't baya anotha worrrd..

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-18

The raves for the narrator are surprising as the melodramatic presentation is horrible. She sounds like Melanie in Gone With the Wind......when she was dying!

I spent many years in the South and a good accent feels like home. This does not. I am getting a refund.

  • Running Barefoot

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy, crashes headlong into newcomer Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old Navajo boy full of anger and confusion, an unlikely friendship blooms. Josie teaches Samuel about words, music, and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a life, leaving his young mentor behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barefoot or Not--Run for this book

  • By The Elf in the Kitchen on 03-17-15

Good One

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Sweet love story. Characters very likable. Ms Gilbert does a good job narrating although Samual's adult voice seemed very flat at times.

  • Gracie's Secret

  • By: Jill Childs
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Time stops for Jen when her beloved daughter, Gracie, is involved in a terrible car crash. Pronounced dead at the scene, it's a miracle when paramedics manage to then resuscitate the little girl. The relief Jen feels at Gracie's recovery is matched only by her fury at the driver of the car - her ex-husband's new girlfriend, Ella. Jen has never trusted Ella, and now her worst fears have been confirmed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sneaks up on you

  • By Loves2Read on 08-09-18

Sneaks up on you

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

For the first third I was waiting for something to happen and then it hooked me. It's an unusual story line. Try to purchase on sale as a credit might be too much. The narration was pleasant except when the child was upset. Then the voice was so high pitched that it was like nails on a chalkboard.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Girls' Night Out

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of time.

  • By Yikes on 07-25-18

Cannot recommend...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Hearing three petty, unlikable women bicker through an entire book made it difficult to have any compassion for the difficulties they were facing in their relationships or business. The mystery part was not really suspenseful. I read/listened with Kindle Unlimited. If I had used a credit I would return the book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Pocket Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Crawford
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 912
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 908

Dana Catrell is shocked when her neighbor, Celia, is brutally murdered. To Dana's horror, she was the last person to see Celia alive. Suffering from mania, the result of her bipolar disorder, she has troubling holes in her memory, including what happened on the afternoon of Celia's death. Her husband’s odd behavior and the probing of Detective Jack Moss create further complications as she searches for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best "who done it" this year!!!

  • By Diana on 03-24-15

Not Good

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Several times I almost gave up and returned the book but there was just enough interest to hang in there. Now I wish I had returned it early on. The ending came out of nowhere and did not even seen connected to the story. The narration was pretty bad. I would be very irritated if I had wasted a credit but I did get it on sale. Think twice before you use a credit for this one.

  • Lying in Wait

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Caoilfhionn Dunne, David McFetridge, Lesley McGuire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

On the surface, Lydia Fitzsimons has the perfect life - wife of a respected, successful judge, mother to a beloved son, mistress of a beautiful house in Dublin. That beautiful house, however, holds a secret. And when Lydia’s son, Laurence, discovers its secret, wheels are set in motion that lead to an increasingly claustrophobic and devastatingly dark climax.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply amazing...

  • By ashley on 06-14-18

Just finished and I am creeped out!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Sort of reminds me of an Alfred Hitchcock ending. Story kept me listening and narration is good.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Falling Home

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

Cassie Madison has it all: A high-powered advertising career; a stylish Manhattan apartment; and a sophisticated, rich, and gorgeous fiancé. It's a far cry from her childhood in Walton, Georgia, home of the annual Kudzu Festival and hot, sticky summers. And then there are all the bad memories, the heartache. When Cassie's estranged sister calls to say that her father is dying, Cassie knows it's time to set aside her feelings and go home and face the sister she hasn't seen in 15 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story

  • By Nina Kemph on 02-18-15

Spoiler Alert

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Cassie was not at all a sympathetic character. She was snarky and self centered. The story line was not very believable in that after fifteen years of no contact her family and a former schoolmate are completely understanding and devoted. It was a long listen and not very satisfying. The narration is good except for distracting breath sounds. The sound volume varies and there are breaks that make you wonder if your device is still on. If you can get this on sale or through K Unlimited it might be worth it but it is not worth a credit. I usually like this author's work but this one is disappointing.

  • Unraveling Oliver

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Sam O'Mahony
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children's books; their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease - until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious and subsequently beats her into a coma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!!

  • By felicia jones on 09-21-17

Enjoyed the journey much more than the destination...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

This novel kept my attention all the way through and I enjoyed it. I especially liked the way the author introduced the different characters and points of view. At times I wondered how a seemingly unrelated character in a different country was relevant to the story, but then the author wove it all together like well made fabric with an interesting texture. It was the ending that made me give a three rating rather than a four. It would be a three and a half if possible. The ending was just unsatisfying and disappointing to me. The narration is quite good.

  • Now That You Mention It

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 million stars!

  • By jodiod on 12-28-17

Very Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

This story has a lot of layers. I laughed and cried. Though I was lucky and found it on the daily deal it would well be worth a credit. Xe Sands, as always, gave a good performance. I would enjoy a series with the people in this fictional community.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rules of Civility

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,571

Features a sample chapter from A Gentleman in Moscow, the highly anticipated new audiobook from Amor Towles - available fall 2016. This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, 25-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a yearlong journey....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bright Young Things in a Dark World

  • By Michele Kellett on 08-13-12

Enjoyed this one

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

It was interesting looking into the lifestyle and culture in New York in the 1930s. I enjoyed the characters, story, literary, art, and music references. The narrator is very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful