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  • The Parker Inheritance

  • By: Varian Johnson
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great mystery and compelling story

  • By Virginia G. Pratt on 07-24-18

Waste of a credit!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

If I could give this zero stars, I would. The entire cast came off like miserable, angry, righteous people. Don’t be fooled by The Westing Game references. That was a good book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrong Sister

  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,761

From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Madison, Wisconsin, street. They've never met, but Tess sees the same features every time she looks in the mirror. Tess introduces herself and discovers that she and her doppelganger, Mimi, have more than appearance in common. They even share the same birthday. Mimi - confident and outgoing where Tess is understated and shy - is convinced they're twins, separated shortly after birth. When a body is discovered in a local marsh, Tess is entangled in a search for the truth....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing like anything T E Woods has written B4!!!

  • By shelley on 03-01-18

Predictable....

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Simple plot, too easy to figure out. No real suspense. Ok for a deal of the day, don’t waste a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pearl Sister

  • The Seven Sisters, Book 4
  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine, Rehanna MacDonald
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

Following the death of her father, CeCe D'Aplièse finds herself at breaking point. In desperation, she decides to flee England and discover her past; the only clues she has are a photograph and the name of a woman pioneer who lived in Australia over 100 years ago. When CeCe finally reaches the Red Centre of Australia, she begins the search for her past. With help from those she meets on her journey, CeCe begins to believe that this wild, vast continent could offer her a sense of belonging.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but got better

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-17

Bleh

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Disappointed. Couldn’t Chrissy have been a relative? Seemed very forced, like it was checking off a social requirement.

  • Dear Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Little
  • Narrated by: Bonnie Dennison
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 251

Former "It Girl" Janie Jenkins is acerbic, whip smart, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her glamour and fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a philanthropist best known for her string of rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie chops off her trademark hair, determined to chase down the one lead she has about her mother's killer. The only problem? Janie doesn't know if she's the one she's looking for.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many witticisms, too little substance

  • By cristina on 08-14-14

So mad!

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

Love the whole thing, narration, plot, mystery, all of it… And then, felt like I got hit with a frying pan on the very last page. I hope the author realizes her grave mistake.

  • On What Grounds

  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,651

Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above the Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stands out

  • By Pam on 06-07-13

Pretty darn good!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

What did you love best about On What Grounds?

I learned a lot about coffee!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No, but it was fun.

What about Rebecca Gibel’s performance did you like?

Good Narrator!

Any additional comments?

Started a bit slow, but overall, a good listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nature of Jade

  • By: Deb Caletti
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Since being diagnosed with Panic Disorder, Jade DeLuna is trying her best to stay calm, and visiting the elephants at the nearby zoo seems to help. That’s why Jade keeps the live zoo webcam on in her room, which is where she first sees Sebastian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JADE sneaked into my soul when I wasn't looking!

  • By Tom on 11-20-11

Great!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

If you could sum up The Nature of Jade in three words, what would they be?

Sweet, easy, different....

What other book might you compare The Nature of Jade to and why?

Not sure, it was different than most I have read. I very much related to Jade, although I am much older than her. It was interesting to see how she handled her anxiety.

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

She is my favorite narrator. I actually bought the book because I like her voice and intonation!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just made me smile....

  • Stay

  • A Novel
  • By: Allie Larkin
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 662

Savannah “Van” Leone has loved Peter since the day they met. The problem is, Peter has loved Van’s best friend, Janie, since the moment they met. And now they’re walking down the aisle, with Van standing nearby in a Halloween-orange bridesmaid dress, her smile as hollow as one on a jack-o’-lantern. After the wedding Van drowns her sorrows in Kool-Aid-vodka cocktails and reruns of Rin Tin Tin, and does what any woman in her situation would do: She buys a German Shepherd over the Internet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love dogs? You will love this book

  • By Patricia on 06-14-10

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-12

If you could sum up Stay in three words, what would they be?

Witty, heartwarming, entertaining...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stay?

The poop, the vomit, the vet...

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

Everything!

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

Woman's best friend!

Any additional comments?

All around fun, yet touching book. I didn't want it to end!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Royal Flush

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,837

With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a credit

  • By Marie on 02-09-13

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Royal Flush to be better than the print version?

Yes, this reader is wonderful!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Love them all, but Georgie, Darcy, and Queenie are my favorites.

Any additional comments?

This series is great, and this reader makes it even better! She is incredibly talented!