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  • Magnolia Nights

  • By: Ashley Farley
  • Narrated by: Steven Menasche, Rachel Jacobs, Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Ellie Pringle has spent endless hours and countless dollars working with a therapist to remember the lost years of her childhood. She's baffled and more than a little intrigued when the grandmother she hasn't seen in 34 years dies and leaves her a fortune. The time has come to face her past in person. Still reeling from a recent breakup of a long-term relationship, and with nothing to keep her in San Francisco, Ellie packs her meager belongings and boards a plane for the South Carolina Lowcountry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Magnolia Nights

  • By Kindle Customer,mbr on 01-18-19

interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

narrators could have been better. but they weren't irritating as I have found with many southern stories.
Hope there is a book to follow.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Southern As A Second Language: A Novel

  • Dixie, Book 3
  • By: Lisa Patton
  • Narrated by: Lisa Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Not only do Southerners talk slowly, but sometimes the whole language is hard to understand. No one realizes that more than Memphis belle Leelee Satterfield. Watching her tackle life and love in Vermont was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to antics, charades, mischief, and romance. Now that she’s back in Memphis, and starting a new relationship with Peter, the Yankee chef from her New England inn, you’d think she’d sit back and enjoy her newly crafted life back home in Dixie. But that just wouldn’t be as much fun.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I really tried to like it

  • By Kimberly Wasilewski on 05-14-14

narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

loved the first 2 books
don't know why they changed narrator , for this one doesn't fit n too slow. returning this book, for she is that irratating.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,223

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

loved it<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

thought about returning it in the beginning, but don't,
hated when it ended. good story

  • The Pecan Man

  • By: Cassie Dandridge Selleck
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188

In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still Thinking About this Book

  • By L. O. Pardue on 08-01-16

great southern story

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

excellent story n story teller. first time to hear this author. will watch for her other books

  • All the Single Ladies

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 534

Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships - between friends, family members, husbands and wives, or lovers - as beloved New York Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank. In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry, where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfully Decadent

  • By Melanie on 11-27-15

I tried

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

Would you try another book from Dorothea Benton Frank and/or Robin Miles?

If you are from the south this narrator will not impress you. Story slow, I waded through chapter 6 and had to quit. very disappointed, first time with this author and I didn't listen to the sample.

What could Dorothea Benton Frank have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

faster story and a better narrator

What didn’t you like about Robin Miles’s performance?

narrator
tooooooo slow

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointed

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