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  • Take Three

  • Above the Line Series
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Roxanne Hernandez, Don Leslie, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

The third book in the Above the Line series follows filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison as they celebrate their first successful movie. But in the midst of family relationships, broken budgets, and conflicting dreams, Chase and Keith must find their way through the maze of pain and questions that comes with everything they thought they wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Book :)

  • By Amanda on 06-03-10

touching and real

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-17

I love Karen Kingsbury Baxter series. her books are so touching and real. Great read.

  • Someday

  • Sunrise Series #3
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 133

Pressures of the celebrity lifestyle weigh heavily on Dayne and Katy Matthews as they take on separate movie projects. Tabloid rumors talk of trouble and unfaithfulness between the two. And then a dramatic cover photo threatens to destroy everything they've worked to build together. Only Dayne knows the truth about the photo, truth that would help Katy believe him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Book - So Far

  • By Granddaddy on 08-06-17

inspirational

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-16

I love The Baxter and their story I look forward to hearing it and at times applying to my own life. Touching,tear jerker great book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forever

  • Firstborn Series #5
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152

Katy Hart is thrilled about her future with Hollywood's Dayne Matthews. But as she plans a wedding and looks for a house on the shores of Lake Monroe, she receives tragic news. Now everything about the future they planned together is hanging in the brink. Only a miracle can help them find their way through. Now Katy and the Baxters must travel to Los Angeles and sort through their options.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book too short

  • By Maria Romero on 05-04-16

Good book too short

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-16

I like following the story of Dayne and Katie it reflects the surprises and struggles of life but with God in its midst. It makes you think of how lucky you might be. It shows that forgiveness is enlightening. The narration was good but it was just too short. Can't wait till the next story. This is a clean book so no sex scenes which I enjoy.

  • Forgiven

  • Firstborn Series #2
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 167

A-list Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews wrestles with the shocking information he learned about his past in Karen Kingsbury's best-selling novel Reunion. Now Dayne must come to terms with the reality of his situation and find both forgiveness and family along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical

  • By Robert Finkbohner on 11-07-18

Heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 10-29-15

These are the stories that reminds us of what our faith is about. The characters with all our similar flaws and problems but turning to their religion to resolve their issues peaceably.

  • The Bridge

  • A Novel
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but her heart is back in Franklin, Tennessee, where five years ago she walked away from a man she cannot forget, a rare sort of love she hasn’t found since. Ryan Kelly lives in Franklin and spends plenty of time at The Bridge - the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin - remembering the long hours he and Kelly once spent there. Now, Ryan and Molly’s favorite bookstore is in trouble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • different reason for listening to a book

  • By Stevon on 12-21-15

Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

I loved this story. Great characters,great story line, great ending. A book for those that are looking for a reality on how God is with us at all times and in all situations.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rock Addiction

  • Rock Kiss, Book 1
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine O. Keef
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 799

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media's harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad-boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin and a touch that could become an addiction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • really disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-10-16

Good interaction

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-15

was,a bit long and repetitious but I liked the story and the main character interaction.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • All I Want Is You

  • Coral Cove, Book 1
  • By: Toni Blake
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Christy Knight grew up in Destiny, Ohio, but lately she feels that her future lies elsewhere. Her parents are gone and the beautiful jewelry she creates doesn't pay the bills. Maybe it's time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who's smart, sexy, and solvent. Her rugged handyman neighbor fits the first two categories, but he's all wrong for her. If only he didn't have such captivating blue eyes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and entertaining

  • By Maria Romero on 05-26-15

Funny and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

The story line was very entertaining. the characters were complex but intriguing but the twist at the end was the best. Loved the narration and the author will get another book from thus author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Billionaire Wins the Game

  • Billionaire Bachelors, Book 1
  • By: Melody Anne
  • Narrated by: Lilly Swan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 713
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 712

Joseph Anderson has decided it's time for his three successful sons to find brides. Joseph wants grandchildren to fill his mansion, and he wants them immediately. His eldest son, Lucas, is successful in all areas of his life, except love, and Joseph begins matchmaking. He finds Amy Harper and deems her the perfect daughter-in-law. He just needs to get her and Lucas to both realize they're made for each other. Anderson is wealthy, sexy, and stubborn. He has no desire to have any woman enter his life, causing chaos, or using his family's name.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Completely predictable...

  • By SIMARA on 02-18-15

sweet

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

This was a really sweet story. The characters were all very accepting and forgiving. Almost a Cinderella story. Liked how it didn't drag on and had the right balance of intimacy. The narrator was good and had good inflection. All in all it was very enjoyable.

  • One Perfect Spring

  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

Claire Summers is a determined, independent single mother who is doing her best to make lemonade out of the lemons life has handed her. Keith Watson is a results-oriented workaholic with no time for a social life. As the executive assistant to a local philanthropic businessman, he's used to fielding requests for donations. But when a letter from Claire's 11-year-old daughter reaches his desk, everything changes. The girl isn't asking for money, but for help finding the long-lost son of an elderly neighbor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Heartwarming

  • By Maria Romero on 02-17-15

Very Heartwarming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-15

I loved this story. It is my first read for this author. I found both the story line and narrator to be intriguing and added the right amount of inflection bringing tears to my eyes. If you think you know what's coming you you will be very surprised.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Reluctant Bachelorette

  • A Romantic Comedy
  • By: Rachael Anderson
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Reilly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her town's charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and it's up to the viewers - not her - to decide which bachelors stay or go.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and Funny Romantic Comedy

  • By Valeria on 06-20-14

Funny

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

the story was good but it seemed to drag on some of the chapters could have been condensed. The narrator was monotone and t9 be honest if it wasn't for the story line I would have stopped listening to it. No steamy sex scenes which I appreciated.