LISTENER

Ellen

Prospect, CT, USA
  • 45
  • reviews
  • 59
  • helpful votes
  • 168
  • ratings
  • Honey Moon

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

It's the stuff dreams are made of. Hollywood discovers a South Carolina orphan, Honey Jane Moon, and makes her a star. She lives a roller-coaster life. Now, though, she's all grown up, a child star no longer, but still dramatic and passionate. Two men, Dash Coogan, a cowboy movie legend, and Eric Dillion, the town's bad boy, know how fiercely she loves and lives. What Honey wants is the family she never had. She'll take the man who latches onto her dreams and who can hang on for the ride!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Loved this book.

  • By Jennifer Johnson on 06-09-11

SEP never disappoints

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-10

I love almost everything Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes but I really liked Honey Moon. The characters are so likable and the dialogue is witty. At times, very touching.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Voyager

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,994

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Gabaldon book

  • By Karen on 12-09-09

Good Read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-10

Definitely not as strong as Outlander or Dragonfly in Amber but this story was good. After reading the other books in the series, I feel as if I know the characters and I was eager to listen to the next installment. I was a little disappointed. This book on it's own tended to drag a little in parts.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,029

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

The best!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-10

I highly recommend this story. I had Outlander on my wishlist for months and never purchased it as the time travel aspect of the book did not appeal to me. When I finally purchased it and began listening, I couldn't stop. The story was riveting and I fell in love with the characters.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,985

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

Another masterpiece

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-10

I loved this book. I thought the story was just about as good as the first story in the series, Outlander. Terrific narration.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Mile in My Flip-Flops

  • By: Melody Carlson
  • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

In RITA Award-winning author Melody Carlson's light-hearted tale, 30-something Gretchen Hanover learns that renewing a heart takes as much grace as renovating a home. Jilted just before her wedding, she turns to home improvement TV - and ice cream - to soothe her broken heart. And when Gretchen's grand plan to flip a house soon flops, a certain carpenter - at first - only makes matters worse.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I do not recommend this one

  • By Ellen on 02-03-10

I do not recommend this one

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-10

I was unable to get through this one. Typically I'm able to finish even when the story is not very good - not this one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Seduce Me at Sunrise

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942

Kev Merripen has longed for the beautiful, well-bred Winnifred Hathaway ever since her family rescued him from the brink of death when he was just a boy. But this handsome Gypsy is a man of mysterious origins - and he fears that the darkness of his past could crush delicate, luminous Win. So Kev refuses to submit to temptation...and before long Win is torn from him by a devastating twist of fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it! Love it! Love it!

  • By Elizabeth on 07-31-12

Decent read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-09

Considering that Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite authors this one was disappointing to me. I wasn't crazy about the gypsy sub-plot and found the male protaganist to be surly and unattractive. My disappointment in this one will not discourage me from buying other selection by this author.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

All Night Long audiobook cover art
  • All Night Long

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Kathy Garver, David Colacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Shy, studious Irene Stenson and wild, privileged Pamela Webb had been the best of friends for one short high school summer. Their friendship ended the night Pamela dropped Irene off at home - and Irene walked in to discover her parents' bodies on the kitchen floor. It was ruled a murder-suicide, and Irene fled Dunsley, determined to wipe out every memory attached to her northern California hometown. But now she has been summoned back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent book, not so decent narration

  • By Talismom on 08-21-08

Good story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-09

I liked the way the way the story unfolded and I really liked that the narration was done by both a male and a female. I didn't find the the main female character to be all that likeable so that's the reason I didn't rate higher.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Anyone But You

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

Ignoring her insistent best friend, some interfering do-gooders, and the ubiquitous dog Fred - not to mention her suddenly raging hormones - 40-year-old Nina thinks anyone but Alex would be a better bet for a relationship. But the more silver-haired stiffs she dates, the more she suspects it's the young dog-loving doctor she wants to sit and stay!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jennifer Crusie knows how to have fun

  • By Bonnie on 09-30-08

Cute

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-09

This is a cute and fluffy selection. The main characters continuing obsession with her age got to be a little annoying.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Breath of Scandal audiobook cover art
  • Breath of Scandal

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,787
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,218

On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lifted by Narration

  • By Margaret on 05-01-09

Excellent selection

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-09

I thoroughly enjoyed this selection. I found the story to be thoroughly engrossing. I noted before purchasing that some reviewers did not like the male narration but I found the narration by Dick Hill to be outstanding.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Lady of Expectations

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Jack Lester has to find a bride...But where can he find the perfect woman? She has to be attractive, kind, a good conversationalist...and most important, she has to accept him as he is: devilishly handsome, charming and, as far as anyone knows, poor as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll never find the right wife.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but distracting narration!

  • By Robin on 11-01-10

A little long

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-09

Although I enjoyed the characters, the story tended to get a little boring in parts.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful