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  • Marry Me by Sundown

  • By: Johanna Lindsey
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Summoned back to Philadelphia from the social whirl in London, Violet Mitchell never expected to find her brothers living on the edge of financial ruin while their father seeks new wealth in Montana's gold fields. With the family's home and social standing at risk, Violet makes a drastic decision.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorru Pilar Witherspoon

  • By Darlene on 07-15-18

reader was tedious

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Reader made is hard to listen to this. i struggled to get thru first chapters.

  • Liar, Liar

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,018

In death, Didi Storm is finally getting the kind of publicity that eluded her in life. Twenty years ago, the ex-beauty queen worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator, too busy trying to make it big to spare much time for her daughter, Remmi. Shortly before she leaped from a San Francisco building, Didi's profile was rising again, thanks to a tell-all book. To Detective Dani Settler, it looks like a straightforward suicide, or perhaps a promotional stunt gone wrong. But Remmi knows the truth isn't so simple. Because though the broken body on the sidewalk is dressed in Didi's clothes and wig, it isn't Didi.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tons of Lead-Up; Crammed up ending

  • By celeste curley on 07-30-18

Slow start - Good book

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Almost quit - Picked up towards the middle but was not one of her best.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Improper Relations

  • By: Juliana Ross
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGloven
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 240

When Hannah's caught watching her late husband's cousin debauch the maid in the library, she's mortified - but also intrigued. An unpaid companion to his aunt, she's used to being ignored. The black sheep of the family, Leo has nothing but his good looks and noble birth to recommend him. Hannah ought to be appalled at what she's witnessed, but there's something about Leo that draws her to him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Improper Relations

  • By karen on 01-22-13

Get another reader!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

The story is pretty good but the reader makes him sound like a detached professor -- even in the middle of love making.

  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 47
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 09-23-18

Story not as good as usual.

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

performance of the book was flawless and entertaining as usual. The story was just not quite there. some of them are like it was time to release a new one and just a little "under" her usual quality of mystery and thrills. most keep you reading trying to figure out "who done it."

  • Public Secrets

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,694

Emma McAvoy may have grown up in the limelight, but some secrets are hidden in a darkness no light can reach. Now on the verge of a successful career, and having fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Emma is looking to the future. Yet it’s the past that is about to catch up with her. For Emma, her childhood had been almost like a rags-to-riches fairy tale - until the tragic night that changed her family forever. But what Emma thinks she knows about that terrible night and the man she’s about to marry is only half the truth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Long, Dark, Depressing, Boring & Disappointing

  • By Lisa on 08-14-14

Good story

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Nora needs to brush up on kids. none of the thoughts and actions were a three-to-six year olds. She did get the abuse part right. Action and danger was Good. JUST a little off.

  • Secrets in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,356
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,866

The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfully full of secrets!

  • By Kathryn on 09-05-17

Entertaining but not as riveting as her usual.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

I think we've been spoiled by her usual twists and turns. This one was a little bland.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • An Irresistible Alliance

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

With his older brother's betrothal announced, Lord Michael Cynster is freed of all familial expectations. But the allure of his previous hedonistic pursuits has paled. Then he learns of the mission his brother and his fiancée have been assisting with and volunteers to help by hunting down a hoard of gunpowder now stashed somewhere in London.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pare it down

  • By C. Whitehurst on 04-19-18

DISAPPOINTED!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

This was disappointing. instead of having one really good book it was split into three. This book was like the slow detailed middle of a book. One mediocre danger scene and an equally mediocre love scene. This is not what I've come to expect from this author.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Young love — that was what Nadine and Hayden had. The kind of love that captures the soul and never dies. That is, until Hayden’s father swindled Nadine’s family, and they didn’t see each other for thirteen years. When his father suddenly dies, Hayden returns home to the family’s lakeside mansion — and to his first love. But Nadine and her two young sons aren’t quite ready to trust again. Soon Hayden is left trying to work through mistrust and misinformation to gain the love of the girl no amount of money could make him forget….

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy stories with a poor narrator

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-14-13

Waste of listening time!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

not a usual lisa Jackson -totally dragged and sounds like a brand spanking new writer!

  • Stars of Fortune

  • Guardians Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,376

To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Typical NR

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-20-15

VOICE IRRITATING! Need zero for Performance

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

Reviewed: 10-06-16

Loved story-hated the voice cutting off each word! or she used voice activated equipment and it was awful.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Apprentice in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 43
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,878
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,375

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 09-21-16

J D Robb is my FAV!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

Always liked Nora Roberts books, especially mystery/thrillers. Her books as JDRobb are equally riveting! Can't wait till Roark & Dallas have a kid -- that will be some storyline.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful