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  • Smut

  • By: Karina Halle
  • Narrated by: Lidia Dornet, Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad's ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career. What Blake and Amanda don't want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that's exactly what they both get when they're forced to collaborate on a writing piece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satirically good!

  • By Danni on 08-17-16

Great Characters

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I loved the premise of this book and fell in love with the characters. The opening scene not only hooked me, but cracked me up. Halle does a great job of threading this throughout the rest of the story. I loved and feared Fluffy - such a unique piece of the story and great comic relief. Good sex scenes, good character bonding, overall a fun read.

  • Rain Reign

  • By: Ann M. Martin
  • Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger's syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms (even her name is a homonym). She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Rain was a lost dog Rose's father brought home. Rose and Rain are practically inseparable. And they are often home alone, as Rose's father spends most evenings at a bar, and doesn't have much patience for his special-needs daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful; touched my heart; made me cry!

  • By Wayne on 03-02-16

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

This is a beautiful story about the love between a girl and a dog, and doing what's right, being brave, and autism! Just a beautiful story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Untamed

  • Medieval Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Lowell
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 411

A hero of the crusades, Dominic le Sabre has returned in glory and in triumph to claim his reward: the beautiful Saxon bride awarded to him by the conqueror king. But Lady Margaret of the Blackthorne cannot yield to the bold Norman invader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!

  • By Diana on 06-29-08

Awful

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

What could Elizabeth Lowell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

This book drove me nuts because it was all about mistrust, jealous, and male dominance - that's it no other plot. I was along for the ride with an arranged marriage and a medieval knight, but after they got married the book became a constant battle over her virginity and jealousy over her brother/former fiance. There was a skeleton plot with lots of irritating drivel in between.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anne Flosnik?

No one - Flosnik was great.

What character would you cut from Untamed?

The hero

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time or money.

  • Kushiel's Dart

  • By: Jacqueline Carey
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 31 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,120

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kushiel series in order

  • By Glen Gaines on 10-27-09

Long but good

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

I struggled to remember all the names and people in the story. I did really enjoy the story but I'm not sure I will read the rest of the series.

  • Play Dead

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,497

Theirs was a marriage made in tabloid heaven, but no sooner had supermodel Laura Ayars and Celtics star David Baskin said “I do” than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, David went out for a swim - and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura has a thousand questions and no answers. Her search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years - while on the court at the Boston Garden, a rookie phenom makes his spectacular debut....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harlan Coben is the Master

  • By Philip on 10-01-10

Just when you think you have it figured out

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

What made the experience of listening to Play Dead the most enjoyable?

Scott Brick as a narrator was awesome. He does all the accents and does a wonderful job of having a voice for each character.

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

Yes. I had a hard time putting this down. Just when I thought I'd have it figured out there would be another twist that I hadn't considered.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

The Aussie sheriff.

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

There was a section at the end when I had a reveal moment that had me gasping and exclaiming what I knew. No laughing or crying - maybe a little head scratching.

Any additional comments?

I know some reviews said this was a horrible read but I didn't feel that way at all. I was very much engaged in the writing and the story development. I liked the characters and the interactions. It was a solid book. Still not one of my favorites but still a good read. It is dated as it takes place early 90's but worth the read.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,940
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,760

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

A good moral lesson

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

Beautifully written and a quick read. A story about not giving up on your dreams, finding your way past obstacles, true love, and sometime the things you want most are not that far from home. Jeremy Irons as narrator was phenomenal!

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,845

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

Great writing and good story

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

It took me a few chapters to get into the book but once I did I couldn't put the book down. The top thing I loved about this book was the strong female heroine. The thing I liked least was that the kids were violent and I'm not sure it was necessary. Excellent narrator!

  • Wethering the Storm

  • Mighty Storm Series, Book 2
  • By: Samantha Towle
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

Even the bright California sun can't whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake's wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn't want kids, which just may be a deal breaker. Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they've fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the second part to the Jake & Tru's story!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 08-22-13

I just couldn't find the plot

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

Reviewed: 03-20-15

I liked the first book but this second one was hard to finish. I struggled to find the plot of the book and the only real action happened in the last hour and a half.

The book picks up nicely after the end of the first. Then it's all about how much they love each other and how great live is for them. I actually found myself groaning every time Tru starts gushing about how wonderful Jake is and can't believe she was good enough for him. Both characters are in a scary co-dependent relationship with massive trust issues and it was kinda sad to see how they both tried to control the other person. I did a lot of eye rolling.

I usually like this narrator too but maybe it was the character but things started to sound whiney and desperate. I think it was the tone of the book and not her performance that made me give such a low review.

  • Deep Thoughts from a Hollywood Blonde

  • By: Jennie Garth, Emily Heckman
  • Narrated by: Jennie Garth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

For the first time ever, Jennie Garth is putting it all out there, sharing her joys and her sorrows, her successes and her failures, with candor and a surprising, even bawdy, sense of humor. From her sudden rise to fame as a golden-haired teen beauty, to recently redefining herself as a single working mother to three growing girls, Jennie Garth has defied the odds and thrived in a town that can be more than a little tough on its blondes.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing...

  • By jeffrey on 07-03-14

Realistic, Sincere, and Heartwarming Growth

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

Reviewed: 03-07-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Deep Thoughts from a Hollywood Blonde to be better than the print version?

YES! It's read by Jennie Garth which makes it much more real and you get a chance to hear her inflection and passion. She is a great narrator actually and I'd love to hear her read more.

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

The honesty. When she talks about her dad, her kids, her cast mates, you hear her pride, genuine respect and love that she feels for each person.

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

I wish - But - it was two sittings and less than 24 hours.

Any additional comments?

There was a little repetition which was a little annoying for me but I enjoyed the overall book immensely. It was a journey!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 25 hrs and 47 mins
    1,187 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • DisneyWar

  • By: James B. Stewart
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 25 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

Once upon a time, one man ruled America's greatest entertainment company. This is the untold story of his triumphs and failures, and of the revolt that cost him his kingdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Bottom Line

  • By Rob on 08-19-06

True Life Corporate Soap Opera

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

Reviewed: 01-08-14

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

I do think the audio edition is better than the book because I loved the narrator. Aside from the narrator this is a big book and not a light read. It's heavy and meaty and fascinating all that the same time. However I would like to go back through the print copy and see how many times the words "million" and "billion" were thrown around.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There really isn't a character. I found myself drawn to Katzenburg's story and did additional research and reads. But I liked all of the characters because it was like one giant corporate soap opera you were always changing who you rooted for even the villain.

What about Patrick Lawlor’s performance did you like?

Everything! He's awesome! I actually picked up other books that he narrated. He has a recognizable voice, good pacing and inflection.

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

Yes and no - it's big and I don't know if anyone could do it in one sitting. It took me several weeks to finish and I liked the opportunity to take a break and dig deeper into the topics such as their internet business, relationship with the directors and actors, the shows on network television.