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  • A Run for Love

  • Oklahoma Lovers, Book 1
  • By: Callie Hutton
  • Narrated by: Lara Wells
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Feisty schoolteacher Tori Henderson values her independence and has no use for a husband. When she finds herself the legal guardian of her two nieces and two nephews, and facing eviction from her Kansas home, she enters the 1889 Oklahoma Land Run and confronts a new set of challenges. The biggest obstacle being her new neighbor, cocky lawyer Jesse Cochran, the son of a whore - a man determined to put his past behind him and start a new life and family of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A love story

  • By Samantha McCoury on 07-03-16

Story Sadly Lacking

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This story was sadily lacking any depth in plot or its characters. However, it did contain some graphic sex which is not for everyone.

Would you ever listen to anything by Callie Hutton again?

Not likely. I am returning the book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Lara Wells’s performances?

Her voice was annoying but tolerable. I would not purposely choose a book with her as a narrator.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Run for Love?

graphic sex . It was too much in detail. Unfortunately, the story lacked detail and depth.

Any additional comments?

This book actually talked about condoms and sponges in an western. Really???

  • Highlander's Bride

  • A Moment in Time, Book 1
  • By: Lexy Timms
  • Narrated by: Stacy Hinkle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 54

Mya woke one morning in a field, a stag grazing close by as if it didn't even notice her. She lay bare, like a babe from the womb, except for a wool blanket wrapped around her tightly. A grown woman with no memory, no family, no money, nothing. Kayden McGregor found her while hunting. He was after the stag and nearly shot her with his arrow instead. Unable to leave her to the wolves of his clan, he took her to his home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • worst attempt at Scottish accent

  • By Emelia on 12-02-18

not worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

no little plot except for sex. narrators voice annoying and had awful accent when doing male characters. characters were flat and uninteresting

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  • Free: Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

  • By: Pappy Pariah
  • Narrated by: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Ari Fliakos, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3,492
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,174
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3,175

By turns tender and terrifying, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff captures America on the verge of political upheaval in 2016 and introduces us to a man who just might be able to save us from the oncoming horror. Yes, Bob Honey - carnival carny, sewage specialist, and government operative, among other occupations - has spent years in preparation, crisscrossing the world in the employ of a mysterious government program that pays in small bills.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just friggin weird man...

  • By agreenbuddha on 12-12-16

Not PG<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-26-16

If you have kids, this is not for their ears. Topics and language not appropriate for younger listeners.

  • The Sin Eater's Daughter

  • By: Melinda Salisbury
  • Narrated by: Amy Shiels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 823

Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. Although she's engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn't a member of the court. She's the executioner. Goddess-embodied Twylla kills with a single touch. So each week she's taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love her. Who could care for a girl with murder in her veins?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good, bad, then good

  • By Ka on 05-05-15

More Appropriate for an Older Audience

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book is darker and should be intended for an older audience. The book also has some strong anti-religious themes throughout the book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The twists at the end were interesting. However, the ending made you feel like it left you hanging. The ending felt like there was no closure to the story.

What about Amy Shiels’s performance did you like?

The book was well read by the author. Amy Shiels' performance had the appropriate amount of emotional content.

Did The Sin Eater's Daughter inspire you to do anything?

To take a closer look at the books that children are reading now days.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Riki-Tiki-Tavi

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

This is a selection from The Jungle Book, in which a mongoose saves the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb

  • By bb on 04-07-16

superb

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

I can picture this story in my mind like it was the film. Excellent narration .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On Silver Wings

  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 940
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 868

When the Colony on Hayden's world went black, a team was sent to investigate. It was supposed to be a training mission: skip in, find out the Casimir Transmitter had gone dead, report back and wait for resupply from the Fleet. By the time the only surviving member of the team made landfall, it was spectacularly clear that this wasn't a training mission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best, but better than many on audible

  • By Desmond on 10-27-15

Sci fi survival story

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

this book was hard to put down. the main character was interesting. plot was riveting. could done better developing other characters.

  • Some Fine Day

  • By: Kat Ross
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 584

A generation ago, continent-sized storms called hypercanes caused the Earth to flood. The survivors were forced to retreat deep underground and build a new society. This is the story that sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist has heard all of her life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not great

  • By Gina on 04-01-15

interesting Sci fi

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

Reviewed: 12-30-15

it was a book that was hard to stop listening to. good plot. good characters.

  • A Wilder Rose

  • By: Susan Wittig Albert
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

The Little House books, which chronicled the pioneer adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, are among the most beloved books in the American literary canon. Lesser known is the secret, concealed for decades, of how they came to be. Now, best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert reimagines the fascinating story of Laura's daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, an intrepid world traveler and writer who returned to her parents' Ozark farm, Rocky Ridge, in 1928.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Author Chose Her Angle And Ran With It

  • By Sara on 11-27-15

Totally Modern Rosie

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

What did you love best about A Wilder Rose?

It presented a Rose Wilder who was her own person and did not make decisions based on what her mother or society wanted. The author pieced bits of history into a narrative to tell about this amazing women. Yet Rose remained devoted and committed to her family.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Wilder Rose?

The moment that impressed me was when she realized that the Little House of the Prairie books were going to be famous. She decided not to make a name for herself and leave the credit for the books to her mother.

Which scene was your favorite?

Rose was a strong willed independent woman who generously adopted sons. However, she was a bit too demanded with them. One of her sons told her he was not going to do what she wanted and stormed off.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Wild Rose, Laura Ingalls' wilder child.

Any additional comments?

It is amazing that it took so long for the world to learn that Rose Wilder was actually the "ghost writer" for her mother's books.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,253

For twenty-five years, the trusted family doctor in a small Wyoming town had been raping and molesting the women and children who most relied on him. Mostly Mormons, the naive victims sometimes realized on their wedding nights the truth about what had happened in Dr. Story's office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible events, fascinating story.

  • By Mindy on 07-25-15

Chilling Story

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

What did you love best about Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell?

The story drew you in. It was well written and kept you guessing what would happen next, It is a well written crime drama. It was a better story than I thought it would be.

What did you like best about this story?

The story was written by the ladies point of view. It also showed the side of the story of the town's people that supported Dr. Story. This doctor was clever enough to fool half a town that he was innocent by his clever selection of victims and his postion in the community. The doctor did enough "good works" in the town that no one wanted to believe him capable of what he was accused of. Even the victims had difficulty believing that their beloved and trusted physician was capable of such actions.

Which scene was your favorite?

In the court room when they pronounced the verdict, Dr. Story was shocked that they found him guilty. Prior to that, he was smirking.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Don't see the doctor alone.

Any additional comments?

This book is for adults because of the nature of the crimes committed. It was sad that it took 20 women to come forward to accuse the doctor of rape before anyone would prosecute the case. Even then, many in the town refused to believe them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Fierce Highlander

  • Highland Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Andrew Bryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 664

Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans - her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he's left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family? Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her - give up her son or the man she loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a great story

  • By seelk on 02-04-15

Sexy HIghlander Roman

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

What did you like best about My Fierce Highlander? What did you like least?

The plot and characters are good. Unfortunately, the book is sexually explicit.

What could Vonda Sinclair have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less detail in the lovemaking scenes.

What does Andrew Bryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Love his accent. His voice brings chills.

Could you see My Fierce Highlander being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Mel Gibson and Reese Witherspoon

Any additional comments?

I would be happy with this book if were not explicit. I would have rated it higher if the book focused more on the story than on sex.