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  • Juror #3

  • By: James Patterson, Nancy Allen
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,364

The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eh

  • By Mickey on 09-17-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I kept waiting for this book to improve but it never did. The narrator is not believable and I found her to be whiny.

  • No Apparent Distress

  • A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine
  • By: Rachel Pearson MD
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

In medical charts, the term "N.A.D." (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America's medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor - and the poor suffer from their mistakes. Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved the candor of this book.

  • By Anna on 05-24-18

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

This is such a depressing book. Not what I expected at all. Total waste of a credit.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfect Couple

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,917

It's wedding season on Nantucket. The beautiful island is overrun with summer people - an annual source of aggravation for year-round residents. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin - with the bride-to-be discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony - everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the maid of honor, the groom's famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield - and no couple is perfect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect summer listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-05-18

HORRIBLE

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

What a depressing book. I kept waiting for something good to happen. Listened all the way to the end and was so disappointed. Don't waste your credit or time!!!!

  • By Invitation Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

 The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins, at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent!

  • By sharon on 05-31-18

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

This is a great feel good book about family pulling together and what is truly important in life.

  • Firefly Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,751

Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Chick lit meets Forrest Gump

  • By Lisa on 12-29-10

What a GREAT book.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

ot will make you laugh, cry and remind you to cherish your friends and family through all of life's ups and downs.

A definite must listen.

  • Driving Miss Norma

  • One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living
  • By: Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove, Nan McNamara
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma - newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage - rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, "I'm 90 years old. I'm hitting the road." Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads - her retired son, Tim; his wife, Ramie; and their standard poodle, Ringo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Bill and Leslie on 08-11-17

Inspiring Story

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

The story was a little slow for me to get into but the more I listened the better it got. What an inspiration to LIVE LIFE to the fullest even with a dire diagnosis.
I hope I have that much life in the end.

  • Buried Bones

  • By: Carolyn Haines
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Award-winning author Carolyn Haines visits sleuth Sarah Booth Delaney and the Mississippi Delta in Buried Bones, the second novel in this popular series. Local legend Lawrence Ambrose knows the secrets of everyone in town, and he isn’t above spilling the beans in a tell-all biography. But when his biographer turns up dead and the manuscript goes missing, it’s up to Sarah to dig up the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super book!

  • By Hollister C. Price on 04-30-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

As much I enjoyed the first book in this series, I couldn't wait to listen to the next. What a disappointment! Hope the next is better.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,800

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Haunting and true to life

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

This is one of those stories that will grip your heart and make you question people a d their motives. it is about families torn apart and reunited. Very moving.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In Twenty Years

  • A Novel
  • By: Allison Winn Scotch
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 741

Twenty years ago, six Penn students shared a house, naively certain that their friendships would endure - until the death of their ringleader and dear friend Bea splintered the group for good. Now, mostly estranged from one another, the remaining five reluctantly gather at that same house on the eve of what would have been Bea's fortieth birthday.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well written unlikable characters

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-26-17

Couldn't finish - OFFENSIVE language

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

This has the potential to be a good story but I have a hard time with any story that uses God's name in vain. When are writers going to realize that profanity and vulgarity does NOT make a story better????

  • The Night the Lights Went Out

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Cook, Susan Larkin, Tiffany Morgan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overdramatic and silly

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-17

True southern story

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Loved this story and all of the multi-layers of the characters. I could see so much of our own town as this story unfolded. Definitely worth your time. Few stories grab my attention and leave me hanging when I have to stop listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful