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  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Heiny
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 246

When Graham Cavanaugh divorced his first wife, it was to marry his girlfriend, Audra, a woman as irrepressible as she is spontaneous and fun. But, Graham learns, life with Audra can also be exhausting, constantly interrupted by chatty phone calls, picky-eater houseguests, and invitations to weddings of people he's never met. Audra firmly believes that through the sheer force of her personality, she can overcome the most socially challenging interactions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Is Normal Anyway??

  • By Sara on 09-04-17

Don't know which i loved more the book or narration.

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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: 06-24-17

I loved this book I will look to see about other books the writer may have written and the narrator may have read. Need more!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Franchise Affair

  • By: Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep.Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No way out

  • By Janice on 10-05-17

Hope more will be on Audible from this author

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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: 03-13-17

I really enjoyed this book. Her other book on Audible "Brat Ferrar" is excellent also. The author's literary style is to be envied by anyone wanting to write a novel.

  • Past Imperfect

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Richard Morant
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 799

Damian Baxter is hugely wealthy and dying. He lives alone in a big house in Surrey, England, looked after by a chauffeur, butler, cook and housemaid. He has but one concern--his fortune in excess of 500 million and who should inherit it on his death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read Snobs instead

  • By cristina on 02-14-13

I thought this book was much more involved than Snobs.

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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: 09-22-16

I love everything Julian Fellowes does and I think a modern piece like this would be great to see on film. The 60's would be as far back as it goes but then again that was a long day at time ago. Another age as well.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,284

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

Immediately bought the next two books

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

I really enjoyed everything about this book. I tend to listen to more historical fiction and/or mystery stories but this one was so good i am excited that i have two more books ready to go.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A God in Ruins

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,615

A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula's beloved younger brother, Teddy - would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • FRUSTRATING BUT GOOD

  • By Janna Wong Healy on 10-27-15

One of the best books ever

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

I read the first book and went for this immediately and found this one to be even better. So impressed with every aspect of it and wish I could write as well.

  • A Fine Summer's Day

  • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo! Prequel Success!

  • By Christy on 01-11-15

Haven't read the others but will read them now

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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: 08-02-15

Very well written and read. There are a lot of mystery series out there and I can tell that this series is above average. Can't wait to listen to more.

  • Ross Poldark

  • A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640

Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead, he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hats off to the Screenwriters and Actors

  • By Donna Miller on 07-05-15

Glad I am listening to this series

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Watched Poldark back in the 70s and am now watching the new Poldark On my way! Master Piece. They are doing a great job sticking to the story which I like. Winston Graham is a great writer. Will read more of his work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Something Fresh

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters. Blandings has imposters like other houses have mice. On this occasion there are two of them--both intent on a dangerous enterprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story. Well Read. but. . .

  • By Heather on 10-29-13

Everything Wodehouse is funny and cute.

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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: 07-08-15

Looking forward to reading the next Blandings book! Wodehouse has such an enjoyable way of writing and his books are very cheery.

  • A Dance to the Music of Time: Third Movement

  • By: Anthony Powell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of 20th-century London. Hailed by T Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrave no battle on his cheek...

  • By Darwin8u on 10-31-16

Story gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 06-24-15

You may have to stick out the beginning when so many characters are introduced and seemingly endless character points are discussed but it's worth it. Once you know the names and the backgrounds the story becomes very satisfying.

  • In Dublin's Fair City

  • Molly Murphy Series, Book 6
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

Molly Murphy's beau Captain Daniel Sullivan may be out of jail on bail, but he's still a ways from clearing his name, and his foul mood has Molly in search of a little breathing room when providence steps in in the form of a proposition from New York City's renowned theatrical impresario Tommy Burke. America has been very good to Tommy, and now that he's getting on in years, he'd like to pass some of that good fortune on to his family back in Ireland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Such a Fun Series!

  • By Simone on 07-22-14

Narrator is getting better

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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: 05-23-15

At first Nicole Barber was too breathy for me as Molly but her narration is so much better and the books are really quite good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful