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  • All the Way

  • Romancing Manhattan Series, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Joe Arden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Finn Cavanaugh owns a successful law firm with his brother and brother-in-law in Manhattan. On the rare occasion that he has down time, he spends it at his home in Martha’s Vineyard. But when Finn’s troubled niece goes to stay with him for the summer in Martha’s Vineyard, he’s reluctant to take time off from work. That is, until he meets his beautiful new neighbor, London. When London, who is staying on Martha's Vineyard after experiencing tragedy, meets the young girl next door and her uncle, they lure her out of her shell as she finally begins to heal from the wounds of her past.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • IT’S OKAY.. BUT SADLY, & IMO, NOT HER BEST WORK

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 08-26-18

Another great book

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Another great book by: Kristen Proby. I love her books and can not wait for her next books!!!!!

  • Love With Me

  • With Me In Seattle Series, Book 11
  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Joan Delaware, Lee Samuels
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Jace Crawford heals hearts for a living. More than that, medicine is his life. To become the leading cardiothoracic surgeon on the West Coast, he’s made sacrifices. No social life. He barely has time to sleep. Love? Forget about it. But when everything goes horribly wrong on his table, and he unexpectedly loses a patient, Jace is suspended from work. When a man has nothing but his job, what does he do when that’s gone? Joy Thompson collects unwanted strays. A dog with one eye, a three-legged cat, a bird that swears like a sailor? All part and parcel of her veterinary business.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of Kristen Proby's best

  • By Customer2000 on 02-07-19

Another great book!!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Another great book by: Kristen Proby. I love her books and can not wait for her next books!!!!!

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  • His Bright Light

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Traci Godfrey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

From the day he was born, Nick Traina was his mother's joy. By 19, he was dead. This is Danielle Steel's powerful, personal story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his courageous battle against darkness. Sharing tender, painful memories and Nick's remarkable journals, Steel brings us a haunting duet between a singular young man and the mother who loved him - and a harrowing portrait of a masked killer called manic depression, which afflicts between two and three million Americans. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heartfelt

  • By Mickey O on 12-16-18

Great book!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

At last I found this book!!! Danielle Steel. She is a great author and mother.

  • Beauchamp Hall

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

Beauchamp Hall is a spellbinding new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless number-one New York Times best-sellers have made her one of America's favorite storytellers. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One her best

  • By S. Zapata on 11-21-18

Beauchamp Hall

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Great book, one of her best. I usually like her older books, but this is one of her best recent books. This book needs a sequel!

  • Midnight Valentine

  • By: J.T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Megan Dunn arrives in Seaside, Oregon a broken woman with a dream: open a B&B like she planned to do with her husband, Cass, whose life was tragically cut short five years ago. But the old Victorian she bought needs extensive renovations and the one man who can help her - Theo Valentine - takes an immediate and intense dislike to her. Left scarred and unable to talk after a terrible accident, the reclusive Theo is a contractor whose plans to renovate the building Megan bought are eerily similar to her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL MYSTIC MASTERPIECE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-15-18

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

What would have made Midnight Valentine better?

Have two narrators to read the book one as Theo and one for Megan

What was one of the most memorable moments of Midnight Valentine?

when Theo/ spoke for the first time

Have you listened to any of Teri Clark Linden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no she has nor red anything for before

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

sadness and happiness

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Savor You

  • A Fusion Novel
  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Abby Craden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Cooking isn't what Mia Palazzo does, it's who she is. Food is her passion...her pride...her true love. She's built a stellar menu full of delicious and sexy meals for her restaurant, Seduction. Now, after being open for only a few short years, Mia’s restaurant is being featured on Best Bites TV. To say Seduction is a wild success is an understatement. All the blood, sweat, tears, and endless hours of work Mia has put into the restaurant have finally paid off. Then Camden Sawyer, the biggest mistake of her life, walks into her kitchen....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! ❤❤

  • By Salena on 04-25-18

I love this book

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

What did you love best about Savor You?

Everything

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mia

What does Sebastian York and Abby Craden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't because I have never been able to read a normal book.

Any additional comments?

Its sad that the series is over

  • Endurance

  • A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
  • By: Scott Kelly
  • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

From the NASA astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and dare to think of your own a little differently. The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant insight behind the curtains!

  • By Hans T. on 04-23-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Would you listen to Endurance again? Why?

Yes i will read or listen to this book again and again. in my pinion Scott Kelly is the right narrator for this book. i love it when the author is the narrator of their book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Endurance?

When a gorilla wa in space that was great

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

Scott Kelly is the right man to reasd book

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

it did make laugh and cry

  • The Beauty of Us

  • A Fusion Novel
  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she's been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Kate on 01-27-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 08-22-17

What did you love best about The Beauty of Us?

Kristen Proby is a great athorÞ I love this series. This is a great book I can not wait for the next book in this series.

Which character – as performed by Abby Craden and Sebastian York – was your favorite?

I love Sebastian York

Any additional comments?

I love this series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Legacy

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

At the age of 38, Brigitte Nicholson has a job she likes, a man she loves, and a book on the women’s suffrage movement that she will finish - someday. Someday is Brigitte’s watchword. Someday she and Ted, a rising star in the field of archaeology, will clarify their relationship. Someday she will have children. Someday she will stop playing it so safe. Then, on a snowy day in Boston, Brigitte’s life is jolted.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Was Left Wanting

  • By Teahouse Fox on 11-01-10

Great book but the Narrator could be better

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Good story but the narrator isn't the best. I changed from the Danish version and started the English version with the Danish narrator still in my head.But I'm keeping both versions.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The character Mark was great! However Brigitte was a little hesitant.

What didn’t you like about Arthur Morey’s performance?

He was very bad mainly because I read the Danish version first, and the Danish Narrator was better and my ears didn't like this one. The English narrator could have been better.

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

A good feeling.

Any additional comments?

My favorite character in the book was the distant cousin Wachiwi of Brigitte.

  • Amazing Grace

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Tom Dheere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers with crystal and silver as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The evening is perfect - until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to scream....In the earthquake's aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • too nice

  • By C Ohana on 11-13-08

great book

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

Reviewed: 08-13-16

Amazing Grace is a great book. Ilove it Danielle stel writes many great books.
The story line os great