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  • Ain't She a Peach

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165

An Atlanta ex-cop comes to Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet - but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met. Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything - but it seems rude to embalm them and not say hello. Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Molly Harper and her stories.

  • By Nancy on 06-15-18

Always a fun listen

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I like to read/listen to lighthearted books after a long day or after a more serious book. Molly Harper never disappoints. The fact that she has Amanda Ronconi narrate thrills me.

Enjoy

  • The Wrath of the Great Guilds

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 6
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,220

The Great Guilds, fearing the loss of their control of the world of Dematr, have gathered their power and joined it with the relentless legions of the Empire. The full might of that host will fall upon the fortress city of Dorcastle. If Dorcastle falls, the revolt led by Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain will fail, and their world will soon descend into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stopping point, but not a conclusion

  • By Eugene R. White on 08-09-16

Love the series & the reader

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

This series is well worth your time & money. It’s full of adventure, battles, characters that capture you and doesn’t leave anything unanswered. Marie can be a bit childish at times but it works for her character. The character arcs are solid & nice to see.

As far as I’m concerned, MacLeod Andrews is the best narrator out there. I’ve listened to a few books simply because he was the reader. He is excellent in bringing each character to life w/distinguishing voices. You don’t have to question who’s speaking.

  • Reason to Breathe

  • Breathing, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Donovan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,041

In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great story

  • By Tonya on 07-17-13

Can't Breath

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

This is a disturbing story but so worth the read. I found myself hating the aunt yet frustraited w/Emma at times. It's a very real, raw story of physical abuse.

I wasn't a fan of the following book, Barely Breathing. It's not a horrid story it's just...unrealistic. I felt after all Emma went through she'd have been smarter, wiser. The relationship between Emma & Evan was difficult for me as she ...


... SPOILER ....



... she still doesn't turn to the one person aside from her best friend, Sara, with the truth of her feelings and whats going on with her mother. It seems odd to me that they've been dating this long and have been through enough emotional turmoial that she wouldn't turn to and/or trust Evan. It's just me.

  • FREE: Mitosis: A Reckoners Story

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,163

Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He is back!

  • By Thomas on 10-09-14

Great Short Story

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

Loved the short story. It wets your lips for the upcoming book, Firefight.

Same narrater so same perfect delivery of the characters.

Looking forward to book 2 in January.

  • The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Book 4; Origin)

  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,366

The prequel to the New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series. Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the Earth, and mankind fell to disease. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there's something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it's mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Totally superfluous

  • By Eric Francois on 11-28-14

In the beginning ...

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

I read a review that said, "Read this first!" You do NOT have to do that. I read all 3 in the original series first then read this one. I can't say reading this book first will do you any good really, in reference to understanding anything prior to reading it in order of release date. I liked this book and I felt at peace w/how the plague/illness started. I would have liked to have learned more about what Thomas and the others did while in the care of WICKED. It wouldn't have made a difference to the story, it's just what I was curious about. No big.

This will show you how the world breaks down more so than Book 2 & 3. Very interesting and well worth the read. I gave the 4 stars on "story" only because I wanted to hear more about Thomas during his stay w/WICKED. That's all.

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  • Rhythm and Bluegrass

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482

The anticipated follow up to Molly Harper's My Bluegrass Baby, which followed Sadie Hawkins as she jockeyed for the director's position at the Kentucky Tourism Commission with a sophisticated and handsome challenger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!

  • By Cindy on 10-11-13

Rhythm and Laughter

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

Molly Harper wrote it and Amanda Ronconi read it, need I say more? These two just go together.

Its fun loving, laughable characters and situations keep you wanting more.

  • The Death Cure

  • Maze Runner, Book 3
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,977
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,987

WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends — the Gladers. But it's finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test. What WICKED doesn't know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it's enough to prove that he can't believe a word of what they say. Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He'll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all. The time for lies is over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The big let down

  • By John on 09-10-15

Surprise Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

Book 3 of the Maze Runner. Loved it. Many questions answered. Wrapped up respectfully. You will have closure on what happens to your beloved characters. I'm happy I finally ignored certain reviews (only a few bad ones) and took a leap of faith.

Very good ending to the series.

  • The Scorch Trials

  • Maze Runner, Book 2
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,766

Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn't done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers' destruction—and they're determined to survive. Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An excited start that quickly fell into drudgery.

  • By Michael on 02-25-15

Maze Runner 2, Its not over yet

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

Great follow up to Book 1. Still confusing but in a good way. Exciting adventure. Awesome action. Well worth continuing this series.

  • The Maze Runner

  • Maze Runner, Book 1
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,364

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers - boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out - and no one's ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying: Remember. Survive. Run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, though a little long

  • By Darrin on 11-28-11

Action, Mystery, Suspence

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

I nearly missed out a fantastic series because for months I let a small few negative reviews sway me. One specific review sated that teenagers couldn't possibly be so stupid.

IGNORE any review that rates these under 3.5 *'s.

This series tells a compelling story where the "whats really going on here" stays hidden from you un til the very end. You have ideas & theories of your own as with any book you read. However, this one keeps you unsure till the end. I like a book w/action, mystery and suspence that you can't see through early to midway through.

The teenagers mentioned above aren't stupid. You have to read/listen to it to understand why they don't grasp whats happened to them. I'm not going to ruin it for you. If you saw the movie and thought, huh, wonder what they left out...TONS! So much is answered for you. Well, much is answered anyway. If you hated the entire premise of the movie than don't read/listen.

The narrater is fantastic, giving each character a true voice.

Enjoy

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,691

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

Life Changing

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

Reviewed: 09-12-14

I read this book upon a recommendation from a friend. She peaked my interest w/this line, "I don't want to ruin anything thing about this book but seriously, God shows up as this warm, kind black woman like from Touched by an Angel." I was all in.

This book is to be read as a parable, not as a true story. It is a book that will completely remove your mind from it's faith box. It's not pro one faith or the other as far as Christianity goes. Baptist, Chatholic, Lutheron etc. It sincerely opened my mind, my heart and gave me an understanding of the Trinity I desperetly needed.

You read it and make your own decision. The author did a fantastic job bringing the characters alive and the narrator only made it easier to connect.

Enjoy.

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