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  • I Liked My Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Abby Fabiaschi
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,875

Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch...until she commits suicide, leaving her husband, Brady, and teenage daughter, Eve, heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good all around.

  • By Adam C. on 03-16-17

AMAZING!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

This book was recommended by another author and I’m so glad I listened. The narrators were excellent and I plan to listen again as well as buy the book.

  • My Oxford Year

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Whelan
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938

American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was 13: study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Karen on 05-03-18

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

This book is a must read! I bought the paperback last week, but have been too busy to sit down and read it so I decided to use this month’s credit on the audiobook. I’m soooo glad I did. Julia Whalen is so talented! Not only is she a fantastic narrator, but she can also write. I was hooked immediately and ended up making time to read it too. I laughed and cried. I loved all the characters. Such a wonderful book. I will definitely read it again (and listen too). FIVE STARS!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Idea of You

  • By: Robinne Lee
  • Narrated by: Robinne Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Solene Marchand, the 39-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she's more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solene expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of 20 years old further complicates things. What begins as a series of clandestine trysts quickly evolves into a passionate and genuine relationship.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly, this book did not live up to my expectation

  • By Mo Sytsma on 04-15-18

THE BEST AUDIOBOOK I’VE EVER HEARD

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

This book was so beautifully written and to hear the author herself bring this story to life with her amazing narration was superb!

  • With This Man

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Edita Brychta, Jack George
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 343

Life is good for Jesse "The Lord" Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he's in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He's in full control, just how he likes it. But Jesse's perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in the hospital with a life-threatening head injury.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT

  • By Lynnz on 05-15-18

LOVED IT!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Thank you JEM! I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed The Lord and his Lady. I absolutely love Jesse and Ava, their twins and friends. The narrators for the audiobook are very good and I plan to order the paperback as well. FIVE STARS!

  • The Spring Girls

  • By: Anna Todd
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Madeleine Maby, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Worldwide phenomenon Anna Todd (The After series, Imagines) presents a modern retelling of one of her favorite stories - Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Recast in the modern world, longtime and fresh fans of the beloved classic will fall in love with the March sisters all over again, told with the all the romance, sass, and drama that Anna is famous for.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow

  • By margaret ballard on 06-24-18

LOVED IT!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I’ve never read Little Women, so I have nothing to compare this book to but I absolutely loved it! ALL the narrators were fantastic. I hope Anna Todd continues writing about the Spring Girls!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Friend Request

  • By: Laura Marshall
  • Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 451

Louise has always known that if the truth ever came out, she could stand to lose everything. Her job. Her son. Her freedom. Maria's sudden reappearance threatens it all and forces Louise to reconnect with everyone with whom she'd severed ties in order to escape the past. But as she tries to piece together exactly what happened that night, Louise discovers there's more to the story than she ever knew. To keep her secret, Louise must first uncover the whole truth, before what's known to Maria - or whoever is pretending to be her - is known to all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Great Read!

  • By Elizabeth Whitaker on 11-10-17

VERY GOOD!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

I really enjoyed this book, although it has me rethinking what I share on social media. The narrator was excellent!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Left Drowning

  • By: Jessica Park
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,025

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn't expect - an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she's been in since the night a fire took half her family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Applauds for Left Drowning

  • By The Elf in the Kitchen on 02-01-14

SOOO GOOD!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

Jessica Park wrote a beautiful book and Arielle DeLisle was the perfect narrator! I look forward to more books & narrations by both.

  • Complicated

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,241

When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated was a pleasure to my senses!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 05-02-17

Not Complicated Enough For Me

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Lord knows I love KA and audiobooks, so I was excited to hear this one when it was announced it would be available exclusive to Audible first. It started off good and as the story began to unfold, I was eager as to how it would all play out, but was sadly disappointed. It had such potential and just fizzled out. Even the epilogue was lacking the usual KA awesomeness.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer Garden

  • The Bronze Horseman Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Paullina Simons
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 34 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

The Summer Garden is the third volume in Simons's magnificent trilogy - a Russian Thorn Birds - which follows a love that survived the terrible siege of Leningrad during World War Two, a heartbreaking separation, and a glorious reunion in America, only to be supremely tested by the hatred, fear, and uncertainty of the Cold War. You will never forget the lovers Tatiana and Alexander and their story of enduring love and commitment, and you will cherish every moment spent in The Summer Garden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EPIC! TIMELESS! ENRAPTURING!

  • By Kimberly on 04-03-17

A TRUE LOVE STORY!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

The love between Alexander and Tatiana....like no other couple I've read. Loved this series!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tatiana and Alexander

  • The Bronze Horseman Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Paullina Simons
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 21 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Paullina Simons's internationally best-selling blockbuster The Bronze Horseman told the heart-soaring tale of a young Russian woman's transcendent love affair with a Red Army soldier during the siege of Leningrad in the dark days of World War II. The epic story continues in Tatiana and Alexander - a novel of the enduring power of love and commitment against the devastating forces of war and the equally dangerous forces of keeping the peace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Second time around, still good

  • By Alissa on 03-29-17

AN EPIC LOVE STORY!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

Tatiana and Alexander may just be my favorite couple ever!!! I love how Paullina did flashbacks to give a backstory of the couple before and then during their struggles to be together. I'm starting The Summer Garden right now!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful