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  • Alaskan Holiday

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Laurel Rankin, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 455

Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community - including Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of Ponder’s famed sourdough starter, and, in particular, the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith. Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she’ll be returning to reality and the career she’s worked so hard for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this is a book full of character personality!

  • By Sharon Bedford on 10-06-18

Couldn’t make it through chapter 3

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I found the male voice narrating this story grating on my nerves and had to stop listening. At first I thought I could listen for 4 hours. But when the owner of the inn’s character started talking, I just couldn’t do it.

  • My Brilliant Friend

  • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,630

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Parte Uno Dei Quattro--It's Worth it to Keep Goin'

  • By W Perry Hall on 09-14-16

Too Histrionic!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

There was a prologue, but the story didn't explain the outcome. Maybe I'm too simpleminded, but I didn't recognize a plot in this book. The storyline was the girl going on and on of her life until the age of 16, that's it. Maybe that's why the book was loaded with over reactions to almost everything that happened. I lived in Naples for 3 years and I thought I might enjoy this book. I didn't.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • From Here to Home

  • Too Much, Texas, Book 1
  • By: Marie Bostwick
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Mary Dell Templeton prefers the quiet charms of Too Much to the bright lights of Dallas any day. She's relieved to be moving back to her hometown - and bringing her cable TV show, Quintessential Quilting, with her. There are just a couple of wrinkles in her plan. Her son, Howard, who is her talented cohost and color consultant, and who happens to have Down syndrome, wants to stay in Dallas and become more independent. Meanwhile, Mary Dell's new boss hopes to attract a different demographic - by bringing in a younger cohost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real as Texas

  • By kjnlor on 02-02-17

As good as all the others in the series!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I'm happy to say each book in this series is as good, or better, than the others!!!

  • A Lowcountry Wedding

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding - or two! - in Charleston's fabled Lowcountry. A centuries-old church, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a storied ballroom, a sand dune at sunset.... Yet when a stranger arrives, a long-held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to concentrate

  • By JoAnn Hall on 05-12-16

Best one yet!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

This story did not disappoint!!!! I loved the story! It was a great conclusion to the series!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,211

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

This is now my favorite book, surpassing Little Women which has been my favorite since 1974. The main character is so likable, that's saying a lot coming from a cynical person. And the narrator nails it! The ending was brilliant! I never listen to books twice because I hate redundancy. But I will eventually listen to this one again!

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    Length: 15 hrs
    1,605 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Light Behind the Window

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic historical story... loved it!

  • By Maria on 07-13-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-27-16

I love historical fiction that is told as a story in modern times and this definitely did not disappoint!

  • See Me

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,580

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Nicholas Sparks Has Ever Written!

  • By Wendi on 01-07-16

Great except...

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

What did you love best about See Me?

The story line was great. We were kept guessing until the very end. Also, the book wasn't bogged down at all with specifics that were irrelevant.

What other book might you compare See Me to and why?

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What about Christopher Ryan Grant’s performance did you like?

Grant did an awesome job! His voices for each of the characters were very distinguishable without being cartoonish.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

There were 2 things that bugged me. 1, it was hard for me to believe that the Maria was a lawyer because she wasn't very bright. That really bugged me. I found myself saying, "For a lawyer, did you really just say that?" And 2, there was no music during the performance except for the very ending, and then there was suspense-type music. It totally didn't fit because it was so random. I actually thought that maybe I accidentally opened another app while listening. It just didn't fit with the whole book.

  • Little Mercies

  • By: Heather Gudenkauf
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 485

Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity - the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children's advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story; hated the narration

  • By Ryan's Mom on 07-04-14

Great story line

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

This was one of those books that was hard for me to stop listening to. The story really opened my eyes to how life isn't all black and white. Unless we, as observers of other people's lives, know the backstory of all the circumstances leading up to an incident, we have absolutely know right to judge people.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Next Always

  • Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,600

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You need to Set your MP3 Playback to FASTER!

  • By Lynne Phelps on 05-04-12

I'm in love

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

I loved the characters, the setting and the plot. I think I'm in love with the performer! But, I teach pre-k so I know what 5 year old boys should talk like. I cringed every time he read the boys' lines, especially the youngest! Becket's voice was perfect!!!

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,506

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I felt like a bit of a voyeur

  • By Ella on 03-10-09

Don't give up!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

Any additional comments?

I almost gave up listening to this book during the first chapter. I did NOT like how it was written (the whole book is a compilation of letters to and from the characters in the book). However, after I finally got used to the way it was written, I fell in love with the book! You get different perspectives of all the characters depending on who(m) is writing the letter.