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ANKENY, IA, United States
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  • On a Night Like This

  • The Callaways #1
  • By: Barbara Freethy
  • Narrated by: Robin Rowan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

The second oldest of the Callaway clan, Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper, never questioning his choice until the job took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories. Everyone blames Aiden for what happened, but he doesn't remember, nor is he sure he wants to remember. The truth may clear Aiden of blame but destroy Kyle's reputation and hurt the people he left behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enticing story to the end!

  • By Hilary on 06-20-14

Poor Narration

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

Reviewed: 04-14-14

Loved the storyline, but felt like I was listening to a mechanical voice. The clipped words made me feel like the audio was produced by a computer reading the words. It was missing an easy flow and was difficult to make myself listen.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,875
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,869

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

What a waste of time!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

After carefully listening to so many story lines and trying to figure out how they relate, I wonder why I wasted the time listening to this book. I gained nothing from listening to this book, no comic relief, no eye opening thoughts, no entertainment, just frustration.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sunrise Point

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368

RITA Award winner Robyn Carr is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. In this 19th installment of her Virgin River series, Tom Cavanaugh returns home to take over his family’s apple orchard and settle down. Single mom Nora Crane is nothing like the kind of woman he thought he’d fall for—yet he can’t take his eyes off her. And while they have different concepts about family, they soon find out how quickly those ideas can change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mood Enhancing Series

  • By pewter on 06-18-12

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

I love listening to books in a series. This series uses some key characters in each book but doesn't make you feel like each book is a review of the all the other books in a series. The narrator is perfect. I enjoy these books!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Undeniably Yours

  • By: Shannon Stacey
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 509

Bar owner Kevin Kowalski is used to women throwing their phone numbers at him, but lately he's more interested in finding a woman to settle down with. A woman like Beth Hansen. If only their first meeting hadn't gone so badly. Beth's tending bar at a wedding when she comes face-to-face with a tuxedo-clad man she never thought she'd see again. She tries to keep her distance from Kevin but, by last call, she can't say no to his too-blue eyes or the invitation back to his room.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow, poor character development

  • By pewter on 10-24-11

Loved this easy read!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-12

This book had several characters shared with her other books. It was fun and light to listen too.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes

  • By: Dixie Cash
  • Narrated by: Peggity Price
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

In this rollicking tale, best-selling author Dixie Cash - author of My Heart May Be Broken but My Hair Still Looks Great - sets Salt Lick's own sleuthing cosmetologists on a collision course with the Big Apple. On an all-expenses-paid trip to a New York PI convention, the Texas Tornadoes hope to do some serious shopping. But that's before they stumble across a serial killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Silly but Decent Plot

  • By Julia on 06-03-12

So Light and Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-12

This book gives such a comic relief from everyday life and drama! The characters are real and the book is performed in such a way that you feel you know the characters as they talk. I'm listening to my 5th Dixie Cash book now.