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  • Cemetery Road

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 23 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age 18, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington DC. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol - and perhaps even to Washington. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cemetery Road comes to Life...

  • By shelley on 03-06-19

Fiction writing at its best romanitic southrn grit

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

If you love southern writers with their crystal clear view of life with its romance and its grittiness where people are complex humans that see themselves and others without rose colored glasses or when they do wear glasses, the glasses get ripped off, this book is for you. There is a complexed look into sexuality that is not just explicit but emotional and surprisingly so for a male writer. It is about first love, crushing loss, seeing yourself, those you love, those you think you know best, and what is right and wrong evolve and grow up from adolescence, young adult to mature adult.

The story is about a tale ripped from today's headlines following Trump's election as president and the immoral choices being made by a poker club in a small town in Mississippi. The poker club, was club established following the Civil War a more genteel version of the KKK to counteract the impact of the carpetbaggers. In today time is still about retaining power and money by way of a deal with the Chinese and a new plant built in the town over an Indian artifact site. The remains of human bones would stop the site from being built and that would hurt the project with the Chinese. This pits the poker club up against a friend of Marshal's. Marshal the main character is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist. Marshal comes back to town because of this Dad who owns the local paper is dying and becomes involved in his friend murder. The story doesn't look away, it doesn't blink there is a political viewpoint that is touchy. It is brave. It still is a tale that will age well like fine art does. The book is 608 pages long and is never dull. Every part of the story fits and moves. One of Greg Iles best since Mississippi Blood series. The narrator does an excellent job with the material holding the tempo and the action well. Worth a listen, worth a credit, worth full price.

  • Lips that Touch Mine (Grayson Brothers, Book 3)

  • By: Wendy Lindstrom
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Saloon owner Boyd Grayson is intrigued by his new neighbor, Claire Ashier, and considers her temperance crusade to shut down his noisy tavern nothing more than a game. While matching wits with the beautiful, aloof widow, he uncovers her torturous secrets that shock him to the core. Her pain affects him deeply. He wants to free Claire from her self-imposed prison, but she guards her heart with a gun and memories she can’t forget. As the battle intensifies, so do their feelings for each other. Their unexpected friendship changes the game—and also Boyd. Can he disarm Claire with his love and show her he is a man worthy of her trust…and her love?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Series Keeps Getting Better & Better

  • By 🌸DARA on 01-15-14

this series is preachy and this book in particular

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

The story of prior spousal abuse is a good idea in this series but not as well done as could be and was very overplayed with the temperance movement during its period of history. Not as well written as could be sloppy actually - this just doesn't ring right formulistic and it is slow to the point - it drags badly. 21st Century morals in the 19th Century not so easily reconciled historically speaking. I like inspirational books and well done they can be uplifting this wore me down I did an uncharacteristic skip to speed along something I just rarely do - an editor would have done this story some good. Maybe a new editor should be considered in future because there is a failure on clear display in this third book in the series.

  • A Royal Pain

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,624

The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Royal HOOT!

  • By AudioAddict on 03-08-14

Time appropriate story

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Story fits the time period bringing back characters from the first book we learn more about Darcy especially toward the very end as to how he is managing his poverty. A communist plot and help from your friends charm.

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  • The City Stained Red

  • By: Sam Sykes
  • Narrated by: David DeSantos
  • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Step up to the gates. After years in the wilds, Lenk and his companions have come to the city that serves as the world's beating heart. The great charnel house where men die surer than any wilderness. They've come to claim payment for creatures slain, blood spilled at the behest of a powerful holy man. And Lenk has come to lay down his sword for good. But this is no place to escape demons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chaos and Characters

  • By Nate Card on 12-20-17

not my cup of tea

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

So the fantasy book has a lot of humor but I just could not follow the plot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lyon's Gift

  • The Highland Brides, Book 2
  • By: Tanya Anne Crosby
  • Narrated by: Ewan MacRae
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

Known as the Lyon for his prowess on the battle field, Piers de Montgomerie accepts a challenge from King David - squash a troublesome highland rebellion. For his payment, he accepts disputed lands, but soon discovers that what he truly desires is the highland beauty whose brothers will never bow to him. Meghan Brodie refuses to be a pawn in a political game and vows not be won so easily. She resists the English Lyon...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Dawn M. on 10-28-15

Most Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

A bit fantastical for my taste mostly a farce, funny though it does stretch the imagination at points in the plot. No nearly as good as the first book in series

  • Lachlan: A Scottish Time Travel Romance

  • Immortal Highlander, Book 1
  • By: Hazel Hunter
  • Narrated by: William MacLeod
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

When Kinley Chandler abruptly lands in medieval Scotland, there isn’t much she’s leaving behind. With her body shattered and her military career over, Kinley has resigned herself to death. But in the past, all that changes. Lachlan McDonnel, the laird of a clan of immortal highlanders, can hardly believe his good fortune. Not only does the mysterious lass save his life, she awakens his heart in a way he’d thought no longer possible. But the druid spells that allow Lachlan’s clan to live forever have a dark side as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read Now!

  • By G C on 06-19-18

Undead in a Scottish Romance YUCK

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Not to my taste at all. Time travel is one device but adding the undead to it is well going to far. Not to my taste. YUK Good Narrator though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Thief's Countess

  • By: Cecelia Mecca
  • Narrated by: Sienna Frances
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Sir Geoffrey has dedicated his life to exacting revenge on the men who killed his parents and stole his birthright. The son of a baron, he has been reduced to stealing the resources he needs to reclaim his family legacy. Just when he's on the verge of success, his uncle asks him to put his plans on hold to help protect a wealthy countess. It's a distraction Geoffrey resents, even more so when he meets Lady Sara. The gorgeous, complicated, and alluring lady is everything he'd want in a woman - and everything he can't have.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The chief's countess

  • By happyjo on 03-08-19

Narration for male voices sound mechanical YUK -

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

The story is pleasant and has a nice predictable ending, an easy listen except for when the reader does the male voices and goes into a grating mechanical mode. I am not one to usually pick on narrations but this was one of the worse I heard. I barely could stand to finish the book and will not be listening to the rest of the series unfortunately. .

  • Prejudice Meets Pride

  • Meet Your Match, Book 1
  • By: Rachael Anderson
  • Narrated by: Laura Princiotta
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie's hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn't about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she's incapable of doing anything on her own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute PG-13 romance

  • By Blake H. Gilbert on 06-14-15

just didn't have the patience to listen to this

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

The story set up okay but the pity party came on just a bit too hard and strong. Lost patience with the story development and the narrator is not a fit for this material which flattens the story even more. Needed some feeling of chemistry sooner some sparks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Inconvenient Ward

  • Inconvenient Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Audrey Harrison
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

Lord Michael Dunham is bored of society, bored of fickle women, but above all that, he is afraid. His father suffered from madness, and Michael is terrified that he will inherit the same affliction. He scrutinizes his every mood swing, his every expression, to see if he can detect any signs that he is developing the symptoms. It blights his life. He has determined that he will never marry, putting a wife through the same that his mother suffered, and he certainly will never have children. The disease will die with him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story and even better listening experience

  • By Maggie Tuliver on 02-19-16

too bad it had some good point still

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

The writing is stiff and the story predictable and in a first book in this genre it doesn't always matter much if fun, funny, sweet, inspiring, simmering or steamy depending reader taste but, then there are the patronizing bits that do matter. The dialogue could have improved with a conscientious editor. I feel almost honor bond to finish a book once started and this honestly was tough. A book even in the last chapter, I wanted to push forward, the author seems to think her reader is stupid and I found myself more angry than entertained, at multiple points in the book. I have about 1500 books across genres in my Audible account this book ranks in the lower 10%. I don't like slamming what I believe is a first book and have softened the actual star rating in case a 2 ND book improves also I truly think this is an editorial failure and can be fixed in the future. I really never really expected literature but author should have used care when over explaining feelings via a narrator and hence to the reader it is a device that did not work.

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  • The Will

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,441
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,143

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KRISTEN ASHLEY AT HER BEST!

  • By Yvette on 03-30-15

terrible filled with bad language

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

A romantic classy fellow nay swear at you when dating and that may be attractive to some but 24 hours of that "sweet" talk is exhausting to me. The female character shallow and unlikeable. I pictured a Reality housewife star as she describes herself in opening chapter. Boring, mean and self absorbed. Just awful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful