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Theresa L. Hughes

Bear, DE USA
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  • The Gamble

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 25 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727

Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good but long

  • By suzebo on 10-03-14

Another 17 hours and I give up

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

I really hate to diss a romance novel. I love most of them but I can't take any more of this one. The narration is terrible. If that is a real British accent the narrator should go back to school. However it can't be because a person who is an American who has lived in the UK for years but has US roots would not speak that way. The story is terrible. Why the need to repeat the narrative in the dialog? It is very annoying. The male protagonist is a Neanderthal. I don't care how physically attractive he is, he is a jerk and any woman would be a fool to hook up with him. And the female character is a fool and stupid to boot. I am putting myself out of my misery and deleting this book forever more. I want a refund.

  • The Ocean Between Us

  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

After years of following her navy officer husband on assignment around the world with their three children, Grace Bennett realizes that she’s left something behind - herself. Steve Bennett can’t understand the unraveling of his wife’s heart. He wants to set things right, but when a secret from his past is revealed just as he’s sent out to sea, their already-strained relationship is pushed to the edge. Now, with plenty of space to ponder the true distance between them, Grace begins to reinvent herself. Just as her new self is coming to terms with her family life, the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ocean Between Us is a gripping story

  • By Penelope on 07-29-13

one of Susan Wiggs best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-16

While looking for the latest and last of the willow lake books I found this one. How could I have missed it? Ms. Wiggs gives us a glimpse of what it is like to be the family of a naval officer and how the spouses of our brave naval men and women can get lost in the shuffle f2f left of deployments and constant moves. This family has to be brave and flexible and manages well during the hardships of the life of a serviceman. Wow. Read this but you will cry at times.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,054
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40,987

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 11-15-15

This is one of the best books I have listened to in recent memory. It takes place in France during WWII and centers around two sisters. The book shows a part of the war that I didn't know much about, that of the role of women in France during nazi occupation. The voice performance was near perfect and the production quality was amazing. Prepare to get lost in the story and to not want to stop listening. Given recent tragic events in France, this story highlights the bravery and resilience of the French people. Viv la France!

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  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,869

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

The worst book I have read in years

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

Reviewed: 01-18-13

Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

No.

Has Gone Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The performances were good.

Any additional comments?

I read the reviews from other reviewers and I cannot believe this got such good reviews or that it stayed on the bestsellers list. I am 52 years old. Maybe that is my problem. Perhaps it is a matter of taste as well as I could not identify with any of the characters and didn't find one of them to have any redeeming qualities. I believe that most people are good for the most part. The people in this book were awful! I hope to goodness I don't have friends that are leading lives such as these. I probably don't because I wouldn't put up with them. And I guess that is why I hated this book so much, these people were not real. Real people do not behave in this way. Even a sociopath is fallible but this character wasn't. It just wasn't realistic or fantastic enough to be believable. Please Ms. Flynn give up on your writing career. You stink. What a waste of good audible book money! BTW, I skipped through after listening for about 5 hours. I couldn't take the abysmal writing any more I had to get to the end just to see what happened. I guess that was the only redeeming quality-some suspense.