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  • Bones Don't Lie

  • Morgan Dane, Book 3
  • By: Melinda Leigh
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335

Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he's lived under the weight of that disappearance - until his father's car is finally dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that's risen to the surface.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad sheriff!

  • By Wayne on 03-14-18

Great book, but...

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Great book, but the narrator sounded like Bart Simpson. Therefore, I finally gave up listening and went back to reading it for myself. That voice was just too irritating. Sorry.

  • A Beauty So Rare

  • Belmont Mansion, Book 2
  • By: Tamera Alexander
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Eleanor Braddock, a spinster at 30, has long since dismissed any hope of marriage. But when a dying soldier whispers his final words, she believes her life can still have meaning and determines to find his widow. But this compassionate deed takes a harsh turn, and Eleanor finds herself dependent upon the richest woman in America and the most despised woman in Nashville--her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, mistress of Belmont Mansion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Voices a bit weird

  • By ann on 10-08-18

5 Star book and performance!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

Again: one of my favorite narrators. An engaging story performed with great style and panache. I’m amazed at not only Mrs. Alexander’s depth and delicacy in dealing with the Reconstruction era, but Ms Stephens’ acting, in that she didn’t feel the need to sound like a “Southern darkie” of the era.

It is a great book full of not only the first rate love story one expects of Tamera Alexander, but of familial love and loss, and of putting others before self. And then there is a strong sense of God’s love flowing throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Emma [Naxos]

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583

One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why can't all literature be like this?

  • By Theodore on 10-15-11

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Juliet Stevenson is my favorite narrator. Always does a wonderful job. While Emma is not my favorite in the cannon, it’s still a five star story.

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

This is Austen's first published novel, from 1851, which she wrote under the pseudonym "A Lady". The story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both romance and heartbreak.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I'm glad it was free of charge

  • By Ilsewdm on 07-12-17

Great book! Bad performance!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Sense and Sensibility is a book I’ve read many times and always enjoy. I downloaded it to my kindle and was offered this Audible copy of it for only $0.99. I know it’s tempting to say, “well, you get what you pay for”, but that isn’t always the case, as those of you who do both ebook and audible know.

This particular narrator, Victoria McGee, did not do very well at all. Her delivery was rather monotoned, she mispronounced words, and rarely tried to differentiate between character voices (or if she did I couldn’t tell).

Therefore, even though it’s almost free when purchased with the kindle ebook, if I had it to do over, I wouldn’t do it again.