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Christine Holbrooks

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  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,252

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

Yes you need to listen to this one!!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

What a great story!
I so enjoyed the characters and the story. I cried and laughed. Fell in love with the characters. So sad to see it end. So worth a credit you won’t be sorry.

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,115

Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her. It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her - a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Commuters Beware!

  • By Carole T. on 02-23-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

One of the best books I've read in a while. Narrator did a very good job of keeping the suspense and emotion in the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,010

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

A must listen

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

Wow! I was so drawn in my the perfect little life. The story was very well told. Love the ending

  • Water from My Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902

Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age 16. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami. Charlie tries to separate relationships from work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Trista on 06-10-15

I really enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

This is worth the listen! I couldn't stop listening. Has a good story line and some meaning at the end

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,317

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

So glad I found this book.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

This story is so heart touching. I enjoyed every bit of it. I laughed and cried. Very credit worthy

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • That Summer

  • By: Lauren Willig
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 533

When Julia Conley hears that she has inherited a house outside London from an unknown great-aunt, she assumes it’s a joke. She hasn't been back to England since the car crash that killed her mother when she was six, an event she remembers only in her nightmares. But when she arrives at Herne Hill to sort through the house - with the help of her cousin Natasha and sexy antiques dealer Nicholas - bits of memory start coming back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it

  • By A. on 06-27-14

Easy to listen story that keep my attention

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

I was looking for a book that had a little love and. Good story line. Glad I found this one. Narrator was very good made the listen enjoyable. The story swaps back and forth from the past, but very well done and not confusing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,539
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59,446

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did not disappoint...

  • By Theodore on 01-17-12

I've really enjoyed this series

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

There is so much more to this book than I had thought. I like the story line and the characters more than others. Narrator does an awesome job. Just sucks you in from the start.

  • Ashfall

  • By: Mike Mullin
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

For Alex, being left home alone for the weekend means the freedom to play his computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to search for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By Corey J. Polesel on 08-30-15

I really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

Very surprised and enjoyed this book. I want really sure if I was going to like it but I felt like I went on journey with these characters. Narrator did a good job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Strangers

  • By: Barbara Elsborg
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 452

Kate Snow's had enough of bad boys until a one-way swim in the ocean puts her on a collision course with a man she can’t resist. Charlie Storm has turned being a bad boy into an art form. Already a famous pop star, mega-success in the movie business beckons until his inner demons send him spiraling out of control and right out to sea. The last thing he expects to do before he dies is crash into a suicidal woman. When the worlds of these two strangers collide, their lives take an upward twist.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not funny.

  • By Tauna on 10-17-13

Loved this story

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

What Great find. This books had a good story line and lots and lots of romantic bits. The narrator did a nice job capturing the characters.

  • On Dublin Street

  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Paula Costello
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,213

Four years ago, Jocelyn Butler left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An emotional journey...

  • By SIMARA on 05-25-13

You will like this book!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

I was surprised at this book. It had love, romance , good story line and a great reader. I enjoyed the voices she did! Such a great book.