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  • Brokedown Cowboy

  • By: Maisey Yates
  • Narrated by: Lillian Thayer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

There are lines best friends shouldn't cross, but in Copper Ridge, Oregon, the temptation might be too much.... If practice makes perfect, Connor Garrett should be world champion of being alone. Since losing his wife, he's concentrated exclusively on his family's ranch. Until Felicity Foster needs a place to stay, and Connor invites her to move in temporarily. That's what friends do. What friends don't do? Start fantasizing about each other in their underwear. Or out of it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the copper Ridge series

  • By GREWUP on 05-23-18

Voice annoyed me.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Any additional comments?

Predictable and somewhat annoying. The girl seems desperate, but of course, all is fine in the end. Woh woh.

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  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,977
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,642

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator?!

  • By D. Hawkins on 07-24-17

TOOO SLOWWWW

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Would you try another book from Naomi Novik and/or Julia Emelin?

I might try another book by them because the story was very well done.

Any additional comments?

Good story. Just so many details, which sometimes were great, and others just bogged everything down. It was just SLOW. I wanted more action, more things to happen and the story just kind of dragged on while you waited for it to get somewhere. I read to the very end and left the last couple chapters behind. I just couldn't do it.

  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,863

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Couldn't put this down

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

I listened to this book in two days flat. Couldn't put it down. I just kept wanting to hear more. The narrator was fantastic and the characters very interesting. I truly felt for Carrie, the main character, and wanted to hear more of her perspective. I was desperate to finish the book because the read was just so mesmerizing. An absolute winner. Very well done.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,959

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

It grew on me.

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

What did you like best about A Man Called Ove? What did you like least?

I liked where it went towards the end. I felt that the book started out slowly and I wanted to stop listening, but I kept going and it got better. Ove grew on me as did the story. It was hard though because the main character is so grumpy that you see everything through his eyes and as an optimistic person, that irked me. I wanted him to get over being a jerk and just deal with life. But that's what the book is about. How he deals with life. By the end, I understood.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Man Called Ove?

When the little girl called Ove her grandpa. So cute.

What about George Newbern’s performance did you like?

The narrator was spot on with Ove's character. It made me cringe sometimes how rude and annoyed the character and narrator sounded. But the story was interesting.

Could you see A Man Called Ove being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not really. It's too slow.

  • True to the Highlander

  • Loch Moigh, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Longley
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900

A life hangs in the balance… A king held for ransom, a country under thumb, clans at one another’s throats. Malcolm of clan MacKintosh has enough to worry about without finding a mysterious lass sleeping on the side of his road. He tries to help her — in his overbearing, arrogant way — and winds up flat on his back. God’s blood, who is this woman…and why does she captivate him so?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You're not the "Bossame"!!

  • By 🌸DARA on 08-19-14

HATE THE NARRATOR

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

Would you try another book from Barbara Longley and/or Angela Dawe?

I would be interested to see if any of the Barbara Longley's books are any good, but I could never listen to the narrator again.

Would you ever listen to anything by Barbara Longley again?

Only if there was a different narrator.

How could the performance have been better?

Narrator was absolutely horrible. I couldn't even listen to the story because I was so distracted by the lilting, halting voice of the narrator. It felt like the words were just

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No idea, couldn't get over the narrator's lilting, choppy voice. It was like up and down and up and down and didn't sound like a real person. It was horrible. I just could not pay attention to the book.

Any additional comments?

Disappointing as I was looking forward to hearing this one on my commute. I may just try the book itself.

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