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  • Every Breath

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,448

In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is riveting in that you can't stop listening. While it is listed under Fiction, the story is true.

  • By J&J on 12-17-18

Everybreath

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I enjoyed the story. Not my favorite story, but very much enjoyable to listen to. Safe Haven is by far my favorite!!

I really enjoyed listening to the female narrator. The male was hard for me to listen to. His voice was really bothering me.

I really did enjoy the book, but it isn't something I will long to read again and again (like safe haven or walk to remember). For these reasons, I can't justify 5 stars.

That being said...it may just be one of those books for you! Everyone has different things that speak to them. It may be the book you want to pick up over and over again!

  • The Magnolia Inn

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

Inheriting the Magnolia Inn, a Victorian home nestled in the East Texas pines, is a fantasy come true for Jolene Broussard. After living with the guilt of failing to rescue her self-destructive mother, Jolene knows her aunt and uncle’s B&B is the perfect jump start for a new life and a comforting place to call home. There’s just one hitch: stubborn and moody carpenter Tucker Malone. He’s got a half interest in the Magnolia Inn, and he’s planting his dusty cowboy boots squarely in the middle of her dream. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Magnolia Inn

  • By Debbie on 01-16-19

enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

I really enjoyed this read. Made me want to open a bed and breakfast! lol.

  • The Passion Translation: The New Testament (2nd Edition)

  • With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs
  • By: Brian Simmons
  • Narrated by: Brian Simmons
  • Length: 36 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 125

The Passion Translation is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every listener an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!

  • By Dysruptor on 06-29-18

Enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

i enjoyed listening to this. Very soothing. i enjoyed the performance and background music, made it very soothing.

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,962

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

repeatable read

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

This book never gets old!! I can always pick it up when I am in the mood for a good adventure and can re-read the entire book with fresh excitement. Brilliant writer!!

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  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683

Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals - but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as usual

  • By cstardancer on 05-13-11

excellant<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

I love love love love the women's murder club series. It Never lets me down!

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198,052

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Great read

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

The performance was spectacular. He really captured the character. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Lots of adventure and lots of fun! Wish it wouod have been a trilogy :(. I really like the concept of this alternate world.

  • Positive Parenting

  • An Essential Guide
  • By: Rebecca Eanes
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 120

Popular parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as advice for connecting with kids at each stage, from infancy to adolescence. This heartfelt, insightful advice comes not from an "expert," but from a learning, evolving parent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It saved my life

  • By Samantha khalil on 05-22-17

positive parenting

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

The narrator sounded like a robot voice that you hear on automated voice systems. i couldn't get past that. I did like the material though. I made lots ot notes of things I wanted to try.

  • Instinct

  • By: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,461

A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Patterson's best work!!!!

  • By Jennifer on 07-06-17

Good read...but it lost my attention at times.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

The narrator was great, but the story line lost my attention at times! I emjoyed it though it wasn't my favorite.

  • Kind Is the New Classy

  • By: Candace Cameron Bure
  • Narrated by: Candace Cameron Bure
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 856

As a woman in today’s world, you know what it’s like to feel pressure on all sides from clashing cultural expectations. How can you stay true to who God has uniquely created you to be in the face of the script you’ve been given? What’s more, how can you stand your ground with grace? The classy confidence you know and love - whether it’s on set at Full House or Fuller House, Dancing with the Stars, The View, or Candace’s Hallmark films - is no act. But it hasn’t come easy. In fact, learning to stay true to herself with grace has been one of the biggest fights of Candace’s life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Suprised

  • By Naty on 05-17-18

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I have lots of respect for Candace. I grew up watching Full house. And now that I am older I look up to her as a roll model. She is a good example of what a Christian Woman should be and how we should behave towards others. I took away so much from this. It helped me to self reflect. Some of her points hit me like a brick wall and made my mental light bulb turn on!!

One thing I wish she would have touched on was how to prune those friendships that are weighing you down. What is a nice way of doing that? I had a really aggressive friend who continues to try to get back in touch with me, and i never know what to do. I know us being friends is unbeneficial to the both of us. We just have different ideas of what friendship is (like she would say I was her best friend but then say nasty things behind my back tearing my character down. Or if i confided in her, soon the whole church would know!). I would have liked an examole of how she has handled pruning some of her friendships. I guess there is really no easy way of doing it. I just hate to hurt people's feelings.

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  • The Glass Kitchen

  • By: Linda Francis Lee
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 713

Portia Cuthcart never intended to leave Texas. Her dream was to run the Glass Kitchen restaurant her grandmother built decades ago. But after a string of betrayals and the loss of her legacy, Portia is determined to start a new life with her sisters in Manhattan... and never cook again. But when she moves into a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side, she meets 12-year-old Ariel and her widowed father Gabriel, a man with his hands full trying to raise two daughters on his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was pulled right in from the start!

  • By Karen on 12-08-15

good, but wouldn't read again.

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

The narrator was great. Would read more of her books. But the story line wasn't my favorite. A bit too cheesy at times. I hated every line that talked about the "knowing". Kind of drove me crazy. I did like the recipes at the end of the book. I thought that was a clever add on.