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  • If Only for One Night

  • By: Victoria Christopher Murray, Reshonda Tate Billingsley
  • Narrated by: Mia Ellis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Her husband is a workaholic, more concerned with his family's financial situation than emotional stability, and he doesn't understand why his wife is unhappy. He doesn't understand why the house and the credit cards and the fabulousness of what he's given her isn't enough. So when Angelique meets someone new, she does something she never thought she'd do - she has an affair. It's addictive, and Angelique wants more and more, but is she willing to give up everything she has for this fantasy come true?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have found my favorite narrator!

  • By J. R. Frazier on 01-25-18

Sumnary

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-19

This book was a relationships that are so revenant in today's society. At times Men and Women struggle in the marriages but as the book shows if your honest with your true feelings whatever they may be you can live a happy ever after!!

  • The Silent Patient

  • By: Alex Michaelides
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins, Louise Brealey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,075

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing debut!

  • By Jillian Hendrickson on 02-12-19

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-19

I enjoyed this book. The characters really kept my interest throughout the story. I never saw the twist and turns coming!!

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  • Americanah

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,428

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dazzling, Romantic, and Witty

  • By Anna-Bo-Banana on 04-28-14

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Good story about different nationalities and their perception of America, Africa and many other countries.

  • The Sun Does Shine

  • Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection
  • By: Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin, Bryan Stevenson - foreword
  • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson - foreword, Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,996
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,731
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,719

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only 29 years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with an incompetent defense attorney and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in despairing silence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DOWN WITH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT!!!

  • By MUDDBONE on 04-29-18

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Very emotional story of a man accused of a crime he did not commit. For all of the people who put him on death row, how do you sleep at night?

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,449
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,864
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,884

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

What a wonderful classic love story. This story flowed from the beginning to the end. Excellent Read!!

  • Home Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Kamila Shamsie
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she's accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of most important books of this time

  • By N. D. Warren on 11-24-17

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

A very good story regarding different religious beliefs, yet still families who love each other.

  • The Sacred Place

  • By: Daniel Black
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Visiting from Chicago, 14-year-old Clement is unfamiliar with the social customs of the tiny town of Money. Striding into a general store, he offends the white store clerk by not placing his nickel in her hand. This seemingly innocuous act leads to a horrific murder and a conflict drawn along racial lines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • learning experience

  • By BearBearWolf on 02-22-19

Sumnary

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I enjoyed this story and the history behind it. This reminds me of all the pain and sorrow that my ancestors had to endure.

  • Miss Jane

  • A Novel
  • By: Brad Watson
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Morgan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Drawing on the story of his own great-aunt, Watson explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-20th-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place: sex and marriage. From the highly erotic world of nature around her to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the country doctor who befriends her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, Miss Jane Chisolm and her world are anything but barren.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Love Bird, Simply Superb

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-23-16

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I am glad that I read this book. I had never heard of the disorder that Miss Jane had. I learned so much about her and her family. I am so glad that she died at peace.

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  • The Warmest December

  • By: Bernice L. McFadden
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

 The Warmest December is the incredibly moving story of one Brooklyn family and the alcoholism that determined years of their lives. Narrated by Kenzie Lowe, a young woman reminiscent of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John, as she visits her dying father and finds that choices she once thought beyond her control are very much hers to make.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Warmest Winter

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-01-19

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Great story filled with love, joy and so much generation pain. The apple never falls to far from the tree!!

  • Another Woman's Husband

  • A Novel
  • By: Gill Paul
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

1911: When 15-year-old Mary Kirk meets Wallis Warfield at summer camp, she’s immediately captivated by her fearless, brazen, and self-assured personality. Though Mary’s family isn’t crazy about Wallis, Mary stands by her side - even years later when rumors swirl about Wallis and her reckless behavior with the Prince of Wales. But when Mary’s loyalty to Wallis comes into question, their friendship will be put to the test. 1997: After a romantic proposal in Paris, Rachel and her fiancé Alex are in a cab when the car ahead crashes. They’re stunned to learn Princess Diana is in the car.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By TXHART on 02-20-19

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Great story from beginning to the end. I loved everything about this story. iIt's a love and hate story of two best friends.