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  • My Unexpected Hope

  • By: Tammy L. Gray
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin, Amy Landon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

After a year of grieving her divorce and living a life permanently stuck on pause, Laila Richardson is finally ready to have her own happy ending. Then a listing for a quaint cottage in another town answers her prayers for a fresh beginning - one that will bring her closer to her new boyfriend, Ben. Unfortunately, in her small town of Fairfield, Georgia, letting go of the past is virtually impossible. No one wants to see her move on, including the man who destroyed her heart to begin with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devastatingly Beautiful & Real

  • By Patiotoole on 07-18-17

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

This book has characters that were thoroughly believable. There is a most unusual romance and lots of suspense. I am so grateful to have found it and sorry to have it end.

  • The Secret Child

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914

Susie did something that she knows she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption, to keep her infidelity secret from her family. Louise, Susie's daughter, feels the effects of that decision echoing down through the years - her mother has always been difficult, too strict with her but not strict enough with her sister, Grace, who is wild and out of control. And Danny, Susie's husband, adores her but has always sensed something wrong at the heart of their marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it WAY more than I thought I would

  • By ~Portia on 07-25-18

Wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I enjoyed the characters and the story. I was so sad to have this end. I can really recommend this book

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow Wife

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Arika Rapson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Joelle D'Angelo's best friend, Mara, is left with brain damage after she suffers an aneurysm giving birth to her son. Alone and grieving, Joelle turns to the only other person who understands her pain: her colleague - and Mara's husband - Liam. What starts out as comfort between friends gradually becomes something more. Torn by guilt and the impossibility of her feelings for Liam, Joelle sets out determined to find help for Mara, no matter how unconventional the source.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Courtney on 03-07-16

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

I always enjoy books by this amazing author. This was another one that I hated to see end. I can highly recommend this book

  • Reflection

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 349

Twenty years ago, a terrible tragedy shattered the tranquility of the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Reflection. The residents of the village have never forgiven the one woman they blamed for what happened - Rachel Huber. After the incident, Rachel left the town and cut off all ties there. But when Rachel receives the news that her estranged grandmother, Helen, is ill and needs her care, she returns to Reflection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story...Superb narrator

  • By Gloria J. Bowden on 02-26-16

Such a good book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-18

I expect a lot from this author. I enjoyed this one so much and would like to give marks higher than 5..

  • Backseat Saints

  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this audio!

  • By J. E. JONES on 09-10-10

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I really enjoy this author 's books. Another great one. Lots of suspense. This goes deeply into the effects of domestic violence on the girls character.

  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written and read!

  • By Elizabeth on 03-26-12

A Wonderful Book

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

The three main characters are so well written they seem to be alive. I will miss them. The narrator is faultless. The story is original and interesting. Altogether l loved this book

  • Inheriting Edith

  • A Novel
  • By: Zoe Fishman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

For years Maggie Sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering homes of wealthy New York City clients, scrubbing, dusting, mopping, and doing all she can to keep her head above water as a single mother. Everything changes when a former employer dies, leaving Maggie a staggering inheritance - a house in Sag Harbor. The catch? It comes with an inhabitant: the deceased's 82-year old mother, Edith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful book

  • By Wendy on 08-26-17

A beautiful book

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

A book about relationships and healing. The characters came to life for me. The narration was brilliant.

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  • Where We Belong

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400

Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mom are poised at the edge of homelessness...again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has an autism-like disorder and a tendency to shriek. No matter where they live, home never seems to last long. Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge, black Great Dane who changes everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Book By This Author

  • By Me & My Girls on 03-18-15

A Wonderful Book

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I did not want this to finish. Great characters, good story and all brought to life by brilliant narration.

  • Love in the Present Tense

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: David Coburn, Jeremy Redleaf, Duana Speights
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Leonard is an eerily wise five-year-old boy with the ability to captivate everyone he meets. Pearl is Leonard's devoted teenage mother, desperately trying to hide a violent secret from her past. Mitch is Leonard's 25-year-old next-door neighbour. One day, Pearl drops Leonard off with Mitch, and never returns. As truth and fiction, memory and dreams collide, Mitch finds himself learning from a surprising source the true, magical definition of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book

  • By Wendy on 07-23-17

Wonderful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-17

I admire and enjoy this authors books and this one certainly did not let me down. I didn't want it to finish

  • An Unauthorized Guide to Catherine Ryan Hyde

  • A Short Biography of the Author of Pay It Forward and Take Me with You
  • By: Malcolm Stone
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

This article profiles Catherine Ryan Hyde. She became well known after publishing 1999's Pay It Forward, which became the basis for a popular film of the same name. Hear this article now to find out how she became a writer and how her career has developed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most disappointing

  • By Wendy on 07-22-17

Most disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

I was expecting a short 'memoir' but this did not tell me about her life,virtually only a list of her awards. I wanted to know about the person behind the books.