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  • The Liar

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,045

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By MaxineSap on 06-07-15

Turning It Around

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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: 09-19-18

This is a story of a woman tragically betrayed and left with her young daughter and and unbelievable debts when she had thought her husband was wealthy. He wasn’t even her husband and she lost everything.
She returned to her family who her husband had isolated her from and was welcomed back with open arms.
There are many surprising twists and a budding romance when suddenly her dead “husband” comes and takes her hostage.
Can her family and friends save her?

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,477

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By CD9 on 06-05-18

A Cliff Hanger

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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: 09-05-18

From the beginning of this book to the very end I felt that I was hanging from a cliff, needing to know what would happen next. The cliffs ranged from violent murder, to sweet love of family, friends and lovers.
I will definitely listen to this one again!

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,803

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Deborah on 02-07-18

The Great Alone

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

This is a story about the effects of suffering as a Vietnam POW and it’s a story about bringing that suffering into the harsh isolation of life in Alaska. But most of all, this is a wonderful story about people, relationships and love with some very surprising twists and turns that left my heart smiling!

  • The Look of Love

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Jio
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Born during a Christmas blizzard, Jane Williams receives a rare gift: the ability to literally see true love. Jane has emerged from an ailing childhood a lonely, hopeless romantic when, on her 29th birthday, she receives a card from the midwife who delivered her. Jane must identify the six types of love before the full moon following her 30th birthday - or face grave consequences. When Jane falls for a science writer who doesn't believe in love, she fears that her fate is sealed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whimsical Love Story

  • By Becky on 08-16-18

Whimsical Love Story

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

As my title suggests “The Look of
Love “ is a whimsical story about the 6 types of love. I appreciated that there was no graphical sexual details in this book.

  • Dreams of Falling

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus, Cassandra Campbell, Susan Larkin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Night the Lights Went Out comes a stunning new novel. Author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this new contemporary women's fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Karen White-friends, family, secrets and love

  • By Haveenoughstuff on 06-07-18

Dreams of Falling

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I often have difficulty in listening to audiobooks that are written as “then” and “now “ format. However, Karen White has written a book that weaves the lives of three generations into past, present and even a glimpse of future. I would truly enjoy a sequel to this book to see more of the future she left hanging!
This is a good audiobook for someone who can’t listen to a book straight through. I listened to it over a period of several days but never felt lost when I started listening again!

  • Animal Dreams

  • A Novel
  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman's struggle to find her place in the world. At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, "If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She reads my heart

  • By Sue Spahr Hodges on 08-03-18

A Complex and Sweet Story

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I knew that Barbara Kingsolver was a great story teller when I listened to “The Bean Tree” (and I’ve re-listened to that story many times)!
Animal Dreams is another story that I will listen to many times. The plot, while at first seeming disjointed, is simply a matter of the author’s gift of weaving many stories together then masterfully creating one complete story!
I enjoyed this book and recommend it highly!

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  • Catch of the Day

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 620

Maggie Beaumont's luck is about to change. Sure, she's known for her bad romantic choices-her former boyfriend broke up with her by bringing his new girlfriend home for a visit. And then there was the crush she had on a gorgeous young Irishman, who turned out to be Father Tim, the parish's new priest. But romantic salvation has arrived in the form of handsome, if surly, fisherman Malone. It turns out there's a heart of gold underneath his barnacle-clad exterior. Will this catch of the day turn into the dish of a lifetime?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It really pains me to rate this this way....

  • By A. Renea on 10-12-13

A Real Catch

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I found this to be a touching story with misunderstandings about love between families, romantic interests and even communications. I appreciate that it was romantic (in both serious and funny ways) but was not graphic in describing sexual details.
I like more romance and relationships and less sexual details!
I will listen to this story again!

  • The Bad Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Joy Fielding
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

A hostile relationship with her sister and a complicated past with her father's second wife have kept Robin estranged from her family for many years. But when her father's new family is attacked in their house, with her father and his wife in critical condition in the hospital, she returns home determined to put her experience as a therapist to use to help mend fences and care for her young stepsister, who survived the attack relatively unscathed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, couldn't put it down!!

  • By Avid Lifetime Reader on 03-16-18

Who IS The Bad Daughter?

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

This book had twists and turns throughout , so the reader never knows what might come next.
There are actually three daughters in the story, all clearly a little bit bad but the real thing that keeps you from wanting to listen past bedtime and in the bathroom is which one turns out to be truly bad.
Well written and equally well narrated, The Bad Daughter is one of the best audio books I’ve heard in a long time!