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  • Tell Me a Secret

  • By: Samantha Hayes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her six a.m. run to the strict 60 minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries. When a new client arrives for his first appointment, Lorna feels her perfect life unravel in a matter of seconds. It’s Andrew, the man she’s spent the last year desperately trying to forget. It seems he can’t forget her either....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..

  • By Cap on 06-17-18

Wtf

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I found this book dragged on and on with very little happening. Then the end was way out of left field, but not really in a good way where it all ties together. It could have been an interesting story if it was about 6 hours shorter. I really just didn’t get this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Essie

  • A Novel
  • By: Meghan MacLean Weir
  • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond, Tara Sands, Erin Spencer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

Esther Ann Hicks - Essie - is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage - and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope for the future 💗

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-23-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I loved this book. Very interesting subject with reality tv and today’s world. Definitely worth a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,367

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

Happy surprise

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I liked this book a lot more than I expected to. It was entertaining, had decent character development, and wasn’t too over the top. I wanted it to keep going!

  • Beside Myself

  • By: Ann Morgan
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,021

Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places - just for fun, and just for one day - and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliantly written but painful story.

  • By Deborah on 05-04-16

Decent beginning horrible end

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

I liked this book at first but as it went on it got more confusing and more boring, not less. The end was horrible. This book had a lot of promise but did not deliver at all.

  • The Other End of the Leash

  • Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
  • By: Patricia McConnell PhD
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 560

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome information

  • By Angie on 07-06-16

Get it! Entertaining and educational

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I adored this book and bought a copy for my parents who are bribing a puppy home this weekend. I'm a dog groomer and lover and always want to expand on my knowledge but some books on dogs get can too boring for an audio version. My mind starts to drift. This book was actually laugh out loud funny and made so much sense. I laughed cried and learned a lot!

  • We Were the Lucky Ones

  • By: Georgia Hunter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati, Robert Fass
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,677

An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who are separated at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive - and to reunite.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love it but...

  • By Roz on 07-19-17

Disappointing- too much going on and no emotional connection. Hard to follow.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

My husbands grandmother survived the Holocaust so I am always eager to read books about it. This one totally missed the mark, despite being based on a true story.
It was impossible to follow. I got so frustrated trying to figure out who was who the entire story. That left me with no emotional connection to the characters which is so important in a story like this.
I also felt like it didn't do justice to the horror of that time. Which is impressive because that shouldn't be hard to do! The lack of connection to the characters played a part in that. It seemed like nothing was ever really going on. Disappointing as this is such an important topic and this being based on a true story it should have been a powerful read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Goodbye

  • By: Carla Buckley
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn, Suzy Jackson, Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854

Two cousins, Rory and Arden, lie unconscious in a hospital burn unit. The fire, which broke out in their shared college dorm room, killed another student, and the police want answers. Tension between Rory and Arden's parents was already at an all-time high before the fire, owing to a recent financial crisis and the decline of the family business. As the parents huddle anxiously in the waiting room, carefully avoiding the subject of their own unraveling relationships, disturbing truths come to light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So sad!

  • By CR on 07-04-16

Keeps you in

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

Surprisingly sad but gripping. Definitely worth a credit. Might not be exactly what you expect which is why I liked it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfect Son

  • By: Barbara Claypole White
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 521

From a distance Felix Fitzwilliam, the son of an old English family, is a good husband and father. But, obsessed with order and routine, he's a prisoner to perfection. Disengaged from the emotional life of his North Carolina family, Felix has let his wife, Ella, deal with their special-needs son by herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Kathleen L. on 08-13-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

I found this book to be moving, unique and worth the credit.
It was unrealistic yes but it was a great book if you like things going the way you hope they will without being super cheesy and eye roll worthy. I'm very glad I bought this- fell in love with the son and "maxipad"!

  • Trading Christmas

  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays - except he’s thinking of the wrong Leavenworth!Through an internet site, Charles and Emily arrange to swap houses for the holiday. So Emily goes to Boston - and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it’s not the prison town - it’s Santa’s village! The place is full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and...elves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like Holiday Snowflakes

  • By 3AM Mom on 01-19-12

Cute

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

Reviewed: 12-28-15

Perfect if you're looking for Christmas spirit fluff that wraps up happily! But the men's voices were so painfully off I pictured an old grandpa the whole time!

  • The Christmas Train

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Tim Matheson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,527

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight "misunderstanding" at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On A Whim For Fun

  • By Patti on 09-25-07

Misleading description!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

I hate say this book is awful- because I'd imagine it could be enjoyable to some people- but if the description sounds enjoyable to you- you will not enjoy this book!!

First of all- for having Christmas in the title it is not a Christmas book. Not even remotely. It takes place of Xmas but for absolutely no reason.

The mystery is lame and not a vital part of the story. The entire story is so unrealistic- if makes me laugh it loud thinking of how people actually are on public transportation of any kind. It's so cheesy and not even potentially sweet because of how stupid it is. I just didn't understand any appeal to this book. A computer could have been programmed to write a more interesting book.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful