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mendon, MA, United States
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  • What We Find

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit - and experiencing levels of anxiety she's never faced before. She knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan's Crossing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, Enjoyable Read

  • By Melstamps on 04-27-16

cute story, wished it was longer.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

love romances. this was cute, but seemed like it went by too fast. worth the listen.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Schooling the Duke

  • The Heart of a Scandal, Book 1
  • By: Christi Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Finishing school instructor Mrs. Rowena Bryant is hated by her students, revered by the headmistress, and absolutely determined to maintain her financial security. Deceived years ago by the only man she'd ever given her heart to, Rowena relies on no one but herself - that is the best way to keep her most scandalous secret. When Graham Linford returned from war on the cusp of death, he discovered he'd been betrayed by the woman he loved.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DISAPPOINTING!!

  • By Edwina "I Love books" on 05-08-17

lost in the narrator's​ s voice

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

Struggled to listen sometimes. Tha narrator has a sleepy voice and sometimes monotone. the story felt like it was rushed to finish in the last few chapters. listen to sample beige you commit.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Trap

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The heir to Martina Cole’s crown with a story of murder, the underworld, violence and treachery. The Butlers are the kings of the East End. Vinny and Roy Butler are the apple of their mum’s eye. Queenie knows they can play dirty, but when it comes to family they look after business and make her proud. Nothing and no one can bring them down. Brotherly love. But Vinny seems to have crossed the wrong person and his cards are marked. And with the brothers joined at the hip, Roy may just be in the firing line too…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The ending fell flat

  • By Kathryn on 10-26-15

The ending fell flat

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

Reviewed: 10-26-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was mostly enjoyable, some parts were too predictable.

Would you recommend The Trap to your friends? Why or why not?

No, Not good enough for someone to spend the money on.

Do you think The Trap needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. I think the chance was lost with the ending coming up so short. It seemed like something was building and then poof, done.

  • Deep in the Valley

  • Grace Valley, Book 1
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

Welcome to Grace Valley, California - where blood runs thicker…ties are stronger…and love is all the more sweet. Visitors to the town often remark about the valley's peace and beauty - both of which are plentiful. Unlocked doors, front porches, pies cooling in the windows - this is country life at its finest. But visitors don't always see what lies at the heart of a community. Or just beyond.… June Hudson grew up in Grace Valley, the daughter of the town doctor. Leaving only to get her medical training, she returned home and followed in her father's footsteps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Marriage Made in Heaven

  • By Robbie on 04-16-13

Entertaining story great narration worth listening

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Would you listen to Deep in the Valley again? Why?

I would listen to this again because it is an easy listen and entertaining story. I like Robyn Carr in general.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are well developed in the story.

What does Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Therese Plummer is an amazing narrator. Her range of voices for each character makes it seem as if several people are reading parts. She has a great voice and quite a talent.

  • His Bonnie Bride

  • By: Hannah Howell
  • Narrated by: MacNab Ashford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

Storm Eldon was first caught up in the war between England and Scotland as a young girl, when she and her family were held hostage by their sworn enemies, the MacLagans. Years later, Storm finds herself trapped in the clutches of her Scottish adversaries once again. Now she must fight to preserve her loyalties, guard her virtue, and resist the charms of Tavis MacLagan, her handsome Highland captor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Wishy-Washy Highlander!!

  • By 🌸DARA on 12-27-13

Kept me entertained

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

Reviewed: 12-23-14

Would you consider the audio edition of His Bonnie Bride to be better than the print version?

No, I was satisfied with audio.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Storm was a feisty female in a time in which it really wouldn't have been acceptable. I liked that.

Which scene was your favorite?

Tavis finding out he had twins.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no.

  • Ocean Beach

  • By: Wendy Wax
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 341

Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery, and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They've been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get back on her feet financially, Avery could restart her ruined career, and Maddie would have a shot at keeping her family together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, Easy Listen

  • By AudioAddict on 12-02-14

Hard to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 10-24-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narration. It took the narrator more than 1/2 of the book to change her inflection.

Would you be willing to try another book from Wendy Wax? Why or why not?

Not so sure.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amy Rubinate?

Anyone.

Do you think Ocean Beach needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,171

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

Good teen book. Enjoyed it for the most part.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Only for teens, it doesn't have the depth for most adult readers.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the emotion that was so easy to feel in the characters.

What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Kate, like all other narrators, brings audible personality to the characters.

Any additional comments?

There were a few too many abuse segments (drags on a bit) and then the end just hits the listener in the face.

  • Fire Along the Sky

  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384

With epic sweep and breathtaking adventure, Sara Donati's best-selling saga of an Early American family's struggle for survival in the Northeast wilderness continues with the story of an indomitable woman and an unforgettable journey of redemption across a young nation threatened by the flames of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unparalleled performance

  • By Kathryn on 08-28-13

Unparalleled performance

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

Reviewed: 08-28-13

Where does Fire Along the Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right up there with the Diana Gabaldon series.

Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

I think Kate Reading is one of the most talented audio book performers I have ever listened to. She does voices and accents, male and female. Just amazingly talented.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Wilderness

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 30 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,993

Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate readers from the start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful surprise

  • By I like to shop on 04-26-16

Fabulous job by Kate Reading. Great story too.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-13

What made the experience of listening to Into the Wilderness the most enjoyable?

So easy to listen to and get lost in the story.

What did you like best about this story?

The descriptions of the scenes and the strength of the character's emotions are wonderful.

What does Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her ability to do so many haracters including at least accents from three languages is great!

Any additional comments?

The story brings in characters from Diana Gabaldon's books. Is there a connection?

  • Cherish

  • By: Catherine Anderson
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Race Spencer leads a lonely life out west, until he stumbles upon Rebecca Morgan, the only survivor of a terrifying robbery. Sweeping the helpless beauty into his powerful arms, Race carries her away to safety. Rebecca's life is no longer in danger, but her virtue is decidedly threatened. Race arouses feelings in her she never knew she could experience, especially toward such a hardened man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Romance, But:

  • By Susan on 05-09-07

Disappointed by following other reviewers feedback

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

Reviewed: 04-06-13

What disappointed you about Cherish?

The story was rather lame.

What was most disappointing about Catherine Anderson’s story?

The story has era inconsistencies. It wasn't spread over the time in a realistic manner, for example, Rebecca's ability to come in and out of shock induced catatonic states with little effort or time. Also, she is able to go from Bible thumper to going along with strange men after the trauma of her family's death in a couple of days.

How could the performance have been better?

Spacing out the story realistically and making the dialog less juvenile.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Almost immediate disappointment in my purchase.