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  • All My Love, Detrick

  • By: Roberta Kagan
  • Narrated by: Kevin S. Martin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

Set in Nazi occupied Europe, All My Love, Detrick follows the lives of two families, one Jewish and one German. They are bound together forever by a forbidden love. If you like Historical Sagas, you'll love All My Love, Detrick.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • horrible narrator!!!!

  • By annamaria on 07-22-14

Heart-rendingly beautiful & sad

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Well written, with engaging characters, this story of war & oppression is both entertaining & thought-provoking, leaving the reader sad, but fulfilled.

  • The Dollmaker

  • Forgotten Files, Book 2
  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

Dr. Tessa McGowan had never seen anything quite like it. But the mutilated bodies on her exam table tell a stunningly macabre tale: someone with a twisted mind is kidnapping women and altering their faces to resemble real, life-size dolls. As a forensic pathologist, it's her job to aid the agent leading the case - even if that agent is her estranged husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy!

  • By shelley on 11-17-16

Excellent murder mystery!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

The story keep the reader guessing with engaging characters & plot twists.
Well done & very entertaining!

  • Helen of Sparta, Book 1

  • By: Amalia Carosella
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Long before she ran away with Paris to Troy, Helen of Sparta was haunted by nightmares of a burning city under siege. These dreams foretold impending war - a war that only Helen has the power to avert. To do so, she must defy her family and betray her betrothed by fleeing the palace in the dead of night. In need of protection, she finds shelter and comfort in the arms of Theseus, son of Poseidon. With Theseus at her side, she believes she can escape her destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well worth reading

  • By TSingleton on 07-08-16

Cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This story was entertaining, characters engaging and believable for a mythical tale, but it left the reader in an unfinished place. in my opinion.
Too many unresolved issues and not a good place to end the tale.

  • Calendar Girl: Volume One

  • January, February, March
  • By: Audrey Carlan
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Mia Saunders needs money. A lot of money. She has one year to pay off the loan shark who has threatened her father's life and is coming after his unpaid gambling debts. One million dollars to be exact. Her mission is simple - serve as a high-priced escort for her aunt's Los Angeles-based company and pay monthly against the debt. Spend a month with a rich man whom she doesn't have to sleep with if she doesn't want to? Easy money. Unlucky in love with a spirit that never gives up, this curvy motorcycle-riding vixen plans to get in, make her money, and get out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining story.

  • By Svetik on 01-11-18

A fun romp...

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

A fun romp through the life of a 24 year old with enough emotional baggage for everyone. Great characters and plot twists.

  • I Am Livia

  • By: Phyllis T. Smith
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

At the tender age of 14, Livia Drusilla overhears her father and fellow aristocrats plotting the assassination of Julius Caesar. Proving herself an astute confidante, she becomes her father’s chief political asset - and reluctantly enters into an advantageous marriage to a prominent military officer. Her mother tells her, "It is possible for a woman to influence public affairs," reminding Livia that - while she possesses a keen sense for the machinations of the Roman senate - she must also remain patient and practical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you loved I, CLAUDIUS. You'll love this book!

  • By Fun Lovin Lady on 05-08-14

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

If you love ancient history, this brings to life characters of Rome with a deep, factual story of traditions, rituals and emotions that will keep you enthralled to the end.
The narrator brings individuality to each player with voices of the past that pull you into their lives.
Loved it!

  • Song of Edmon

  • The Fracture Worlds, Book 1
  • By: Adam Burch
  • Narrated by: Adam Burch
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

The isolated planet of Tao is a house divided: the peaceful Daysiders live in harmony while the pale Nightsiders pursue power and racial purity through the violent ritual of the Combat. Edmon Leontes, the gentle son of a ruthless warrior noble and a proud Daysider, embodies Tao's split nature. The product of diametrically opposed races, Edmon hopes to live a quiet life pursuing the music of his mother's people, but his Nightsider father cruelly forces him to continue in his bloody footsteps to ensure his legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very impelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-17

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I don't usually read fantasy or sci-fi, but this story held my attention.
Being read by the author, it was obvious that he knew his characters, and his command of unique voices truly enhanced the performance.
The story line, though quite violent, is tempered with an emotional thread that keeps the reader wondering what else could possibly happen to our poor hero - just as the story takes on a new dimension you didn't see coming, and sweeps you into a whole new venue of conflict while remaining true to the initial challenges the hero faces.
The book is written with intelligence & class not usually found in stories of this type.
Very entertaining & I feel comfortable recommending this book to those who might not otherwise give this genre a chance. Well done, Mr. Burch!

  • Lowcountry Boil

  • A Liz Talbot Mystery
  • By: Susan M. Boyer
  • Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. But when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smarter than your ordinary cozy mystery.

  • By Ian on 08-13-15

Fun read!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

I enjoyed the story & characters, but there were so many to keep track of, especially the men.
Narrator did a great job of giving the story life!
Overall, a really entertaining murder mystery with humor.
Great fun!

  • The Daughters of Palatine Hill

  • A Novel
  • By: Phyllis T. Smith
  • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio, Joyce Bean, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Two years after Emperor Augustus's bloody defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, he triumphantly returns to Rome. To his only child, Julia, he brings an unlikely companion - Selene, the daughter of the conquered Egyptian queen and her lover. Under the watchful eye of Augustus's wife, Livia, Selene struggles to accept her new home among her parents' enemies. Bound together by kinship and spilled blood, these three women - Livia, Selene, and Julia - navigate the dangerous world of Rome's ruling elite.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much substance

  • By kmk on 03-30-16

Awesome - loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

Well done and very enjoyable to listen to. I felt like I was there! Highly recommended!

  • The Saturday Evening Girls Club

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Healey
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

For four young immigrant women living in Boston's North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn't come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives - and hope for a better future. The friends face family clashes and romantic entanglements, career struggles and cultural prejudice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet Story

  • By Sara on 01-10-18

A sweet story of the early 1900's

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

A heartwarming story chronicling four young women on the verge of adulthood.
The characters follow independent paths, but remain fast friends in the the face of adversity as each is forced to make choices for their future.
Some of the verbage was a little modern, pulling out of the era at times, but the overall story flowed well and was believable.
Recommended for reader's who enjoy sweet romances with distinct heroines, hero's and villains.

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  • The Good Life

  • By: Jodie Beau
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Bentley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Twenty-two year old Roxie Golightly is a fun and carefree spirit...until she marries a wealthy man and her role as a trophy wife leaves her isolated in a condo with an ironing board and an obsessive desire to impress people. When her marriage ends after seven years, Roxie's identity is buried under layers of furniture polish and piles of designer shoes. She doubts she can ever be the person she once was. But when Roxie's charmed life is turned upside down, her best-friend creates The Good Life List to help turn it back around.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun read...

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-04-17

A fun read...

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

Narrator's voice certainly matched the protagonist's personality in a 20-something presentation.

The angst of the heroine was a little over the top at times, making me want to choke her for being so insecure, but her repeated self-doubt definitely got the point across.

The hero was a little too perfect. A minor flaw or two might have made his character more dimensional & real.

Overall, a fun story that will hold the reader's attention. Definitely recommended for young adults who can relate to someone just starting out in life on their own.