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  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,848
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,721
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,735

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

A brilliant combination of novel and sociological term paper.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I purchased this book after watching the movie because I suspected it would be even better (as novels most often are) than what the screenwriters and editors could put into a two hour movie. I was beyond correct. This is a book I will listen to more than once because it is that much better than the movie. I particularly enjoyed the authors statement at the end, as it expresses the reasons she wanted to write the book so very well. If you have seen the movie or not, this book is a must read.

  • Dreams from My Father

  • A Story of Race and Inheritance
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,753

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly true story about Obama told by Obama

  • By Kristin on 03-15-09

Good Medicine for my soul

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Amazing storyteller for an amazing story. My soul has hurt for the past year and this was the medicine it needed

  • The Chosen

  • A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,659
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,432

Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier's fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla. Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor's life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A FINGER-LICKING BANQUET FOR ALL BDB FANS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-07-17

I will be a minority

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Sigh. I have never wanted to like Xcor, so I am unsurprised that JR was unable to get me there. There are cases when an author was actually able to force me to reassess a character I hate, Styxx n the Dark Hunter series is one, but for some reason I still hate both Xcor and Layla. In fact. Think I dislike her more than him. I just couldn't buy into the whole happy, lovey way JR went about it. To keep things balanced, JR Ward messed with some of my sacred characters which put me off even more. Having said all of that, this is still the BDB and I will still buy every book she writes about them for as long as she chooses to write about them. This just didn't turn out to be a favorite of mine.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Just Stop Me

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 9
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

Lots of young women dream of being a princess. Nina Jones isn't one of them. After escaping from her palace/prison by burying herself under sacks of fertilizer, she ends up in a beach cottage on New Zealand's South Island. She's meant to be looking after a cantankerous widower. Too bad she doesn't know how to boil an egg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and different addition to the series

  • By Deor on 12-17-16

Another good book

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

I enjoyed this book. Not as much as some in the series, better than others. Why there was a narration change for this book is unknown, but it threw my enjoyment, so it could be I would have enjoyed it more if I read it. I really missed the player interaction in this book. Well past halfway before any interaction and then just with Hugh and Josie. Still hope she continues to write these

  • Styxx

  • Dark-Hunter, Book 22
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 31 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge. As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother's side. They've spent more centuries going at each other's throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it...

  • By C. Mendez on 09-06-13

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

Where does Styxx rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Oh, well this is difficult. I lived the book, but would have preferred the other narrator for consistency of character voices. I have listened to probably 500 audiobooks, I would rank this in the top 10%

What was one of the most memorable moments of Styxx?

When Acheron remembers their real past

What three words best describe Fred Berman’s voice?

Calming

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

Wanted to, but quite impossible. I did finish it in less than three days though.

Any additional comments?

I did not think Ms Kenyon would ever be able to make me like Styxx. Not only did she accomplish it, she got me to empathize with him and start to dislike Acheron. Don't even get me started on Rhyss

  • Wyoming Wildflowers

  • The Beginning
  • By: Patricia McLinn
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Ed Currick's and Donna Roberts' worlds couldn't have been any more different - a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire - and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet romance!

  • By SparkysGirl18 on 07-04-15

Great backstory

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

Reviewed: 06-19-15

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

Yes, especially if they have already read the series. I loved learning more about the original love story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Maudie

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

I originally read Almost a Bride. Then listened to the series on Audible. Julia does a fantastic job differentiating between the characters. I had no problem knowing who was taking while listening to this book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Snowberry

Any additional comments?

I received a copy of this book from the author as a promotional gift. There was no agreement for a review of the book. However; I felt honor bound to provide one. I would pay for this novella and highly recommend it, especially to those who have read the other books. It was a wonderful trip back to where it all began.

  • Kissed by a Rogue

  • By: Tanya Anne Crosby
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Jessamine Stone vows to wed no man but her onetime fiance Christian Haukinge. She sets out to win back Christian's affections, unaware that her brother has already offered him a bribe to break her heart. Driven by something dark, Christian agrees to the devil's bargain, but soon finds Jessie's innocent passion, trust, and faith undermine his resolve for vengeance. Now only the woman he has betrayed can heal his deep and scarring wounds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration by Laurel Schroeder made this AudioBook

  • By Gaele on 06-06-14

Enjoyable book, great narration

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

Reviewed: 05-15-14

Would you try another book from Tanya Anne Crosby and/or Laurel Schroeder?

Absolutely. I have always enjoyed Tanya Anne Crosby books, and have found a new favorite in Laurel Schroeder

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I have to say the most and least interesting aspects of this story are both the Revolutionary War connection. It could have been much more interesting, but was not as well developed as I would have liked

Have you listened to any of Laurel Schroeder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first Laurel Schroeder narration, but it is not my last. I truly enjoyed her tone and character differentiation.

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

No. Ms Crosby finished this story.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook has some editing issues. There are several points were there are sentence/phrase repeats, but this did not detract too much from the story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Teton Sunrise

  • Teton Romance Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peggy L. Henderson
  • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Evelyn Lewis' secret dream of marrying her brother's best friend is shattered when he leaves their hometown to seek his fortune elsewhere. For six long years, she's waited and wondered if he would return. After the shocking murder of her parents, her brother is the only family she has left. Refusing to accept a betrothal to a man she doesn't love, she decides to take control of her destiny and confront her parents' killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't wait to hear more!

  • By AmazonCustomer on 02-20-14

Thouroighly enjoyed listening to this book

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

Reviewed: 02-28-14

Where does Teton Sunrise rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would place this book in the middle range of all of my audiobooks. Having said that, I have listened to over 300 audiobooks, and this is one I will remember.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved that this story was not at all predictable. I listen/read a very popular mystery series obsessively, and Ms Henderson completely surprised me in the end.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

While I really enjoyed Steve Marvel's voice, it is smooth and not distracting, I really did not like how he did Evelyn and Henry's voices. It is difficult to imagine she is raising her voice at Alex when the narrator is doing a high pitched whisper.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending of the book brought me to tears. Without giving storyline away, it is completely worth the journey to get there.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was my first by this author, but it will not be the last. I anxiously await the rest of this trilogy. Despite my reservations about Evelyn's voice, I do hope Ms Henderson stays with the same narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Heart

  • By: Lori Brighton
  • Narrated by: Ashford MacNab
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Wanton. . .Leo Roberts is next in line for an earldom and the power and fortune that come with it, but he is uncultured, unrefined - and completely untamed. . .until governess Ella Finch arrives upon the scene. Can so young and inexperienced a woman tutor him in the manners and mores of his class? Leo's mysterious past has rendered him an outsider, too wild for polite society. But he finds her innocence most intriguing. . .

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Dawn Bear on 11-04-13

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-13

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

Yes. Loved this story, loved the narration and it is a Whispersync special too.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ella is strong and steadfast, even in her insecurities.

Which character – as performed by Ashford MacNab – was your favorite?

This is a toss up I loved how well she went between Leo's British and Colin's American accents.

Any additional comments?

I have a new fave female narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • His Brother's Bride

  • Banks Brothers' Brides, Volume 4
  • By: Rose Gordon
  • Narrated by: Michelle Anne Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

While traveling around America, Elijah Banks makes a promise he's unable to keep. So to guard his family's name and his sister-in-law's feelings, Henry Banks tells this beautiful stranger that he is the brother she seeks and impulsively agrees to marry the stunning beauty who introduces herself as Elijah's intended.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Miserable narration

  • By Dawn Bear on 10-24-13

Miserable narration

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

Reviewed: 10-24-13

What did you like best about His Brother's Bride? What did you like least?

I ended up turning off the narration and just read this book. The book was as enjoyable as the rest of the series, in print

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator, who also narrated the rest of this series, emphasized every other word...to ad nausium. It became so frustrating, I could not finish listening. I am not sure why the over emphasized words, when she only did this in the last two books, but it should have been dealt with before release.

Did His Brother's Bride inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

Not worth the money

1 of 1 people found this review helpful