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  • Reconstructing Amelia

  • By: Kimberly McCreight
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,554

When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter's exclusive private school, she's shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter. Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension. Her daughter is dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gossip Girl

  • By FanB14 on 04-16-13

i have found a new favorite

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

it's been so long since an author kept me guessing and with a great story line. can't wait to get ahold of her next book

  • The Silver Witch

  • By: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952

A year after her husband's sudden death, ceramic artist Tilda Fordwells finally moves into the secluded Welsh cottage that was to be their new home. She hopes that the tranquil surroundings will help ease her grief, and lessen her disturbing visions of Mat's death. Instead, the lake in the valley below her cottage seems to spark something dormant in her - a sensitivity, and a power of some sort. Animals are drawn to her, electricity shorts out when she's near, and strangest of all, she sees a new vision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Entertaining

  • By L.W. on 04-24-15

i have loved all the other books but...

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

i'm sorry, this one just could not hold my interest. i've tried twice, and i have no doubt i will give it another try sometime in the future, but for now, i found myself veering off to other things until this audio book just became background noise

  • The Christmas Town

  • By: Donna VanLiere
  • Narrated by: Donna VanLiere
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing her mother would come back for her and be the family she needs. Now 20 years old, she still longs for a place that she can truly call home. Her work as a cashier is unfulfilling, and at Christmas it's unbearable with the songs and carols and chatter of Christmas that she hears throughout the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story that focuses on how no one is really ever alone

  • By Pat L G on 12-31-16

i love this story line

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

as always, i love it. i just have one question... when did Matthew chance his name to Zack?! i listen to all of these each year and just got this book this year. so it threw me for a loop when "Zack" was brought up as the child that ran away. what did i miss?!

  • The Christmas List

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: John Dossett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

The New York Times best-selling author of The Christmas Box returns with a holiday novel of hope, love, and redemption: "That's what I wanted to share with you, my dear listeners, this Christmas - a holiday tale to warm your season, your homes, and your hearts."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The good over the bad heart felt life story

  • By Gil on 01-22-12

such a fan of Richard Paul Evans

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

This is without a doubt, my favorite Christmas book. I listen to it every year, and it never fails to bring me to tears.

  • Alaskan Holiday

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Laurel Rankin, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 384

Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community - including Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of Ponder’s famed sourdough starter, and, in particular, the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith. Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she’ll be returning to reality and the career she’s worked so hard for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this is a book full of character personality!

  • By Sharon Bedford on 10-06-18

not bad

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

i usually love her books. this one was a little predictable. cute, but not really up to her usual quality.

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  • It Started with Christmas

  • By: Jenny Hale
  • Narrated by: Helene Maksoud
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Holly McAdams loves spending the Christmas holidays at her family’s cozy cabin, with its little red door and twinkling lights, tucked in the snowy hills outside Nashville. But this year will be different. Someone unexpected is joining them. After Holly and her beloved Nana struggle through a snowstorm to reach the cabin, they discover gorgeous and wealthy Joseph Barnes, who has been renting the cabin for the last few weeks, is now snowed in. And it looks like he’ll be staying for the holidays. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great story

  • By Lolasark on 12-02-18

a great story

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

i was not a fan at the beginning with some of the forced southern accents, but gave it a second try and so glad i did. this is a wonderful story. it keeps you guessing up to the end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Shot Off The Presses

  • An Avery Shaw Mystery Book 4
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Life should be good for Avery Shaw. She's got a hunky new boyfriend in local pawnshop owner (and sometime private detective) Elliot Kane, her cousin Lexie swears she'll be moving out of her house one day "real soon" and her family has been relatively quiet for a whole week. That's practically perfection in Avery's world. Then, what appears to be a random freeway shooting resulting in the death of a young mother, causes upheaval on just about every front.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Lolasark on 11-15-18

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This is such a good book, but the editing of the narration is horrific. There are so many lines repeated. not sure how this has slipped through the cracks, but it's a frustrating listen.

  • Willowleaf Lane

  • By: RaeAnne Thayne
  • Narrated by: Claire Christie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

To reboot her life, shed weight, and gain perspective, candy shop owner Charlotte Caine is passing up sweet enticements. But willpower doesn't come easily when Spencer Gregory comes back to Hope's Crossing, bringing with him memories of broken promises. A retired pro baseball player on the mend from injury - and scandal - he's interested in his own brand of reinvention. Holding on to past hurt is her only protection against falling for him - again. But if she takes the risk, will she find in Spencer a hometown heartbreaker, or the hero she's always wanted?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sweet romance that will capture readers hearts

  • By Sandy Crossen, Erotic Romance Book Blog with Sandy on 11-26-18

unsure what happened here

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

i love this series and have listened to it multiple times. this time, this particular book gave me o ly the second half of Charlotte's story. Hopefully the issue will be resolved soon.

  • Reunion Pass

  • Eternity Springs, Book 11
  • By: Emily March
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Chase Timberlake is a hometown success. He travels the world as a photographer with Thrill-seekers, Inc., a sports adventure show on cable television, with his fiancée, the show's host and a former swimsuit model. Everything is perfect - until one moment changes his life forever, sending him back home to Eternity Springs a changed man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Kimberly D on 04-06-16

i love this series

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

there's so much to love and enjoy about these characters. when you just need a fairy tale ending. i did notice that in almost every book, everyone wears yellow. as with real life, it would be nice to think of that not being everyone's favorite color. it gets a little stepford wives creepy.

  • The Story Sisters

  • A Novel
  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Nancy Travis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

The Story Sisters charts the lives of three sisters, Elv, Claire, and Meg. Each has a fate she must meet alone: one on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination. Inhabiting their world are a charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and stays there, a detective who finds his heart's desire, and a demon who will not let go.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The tragic story....

  • By Glori-Read on 08-06-09

amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

this book was so much more than i expected, but then Alice Hoffman has given me many hours of wonderful reading.