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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,899

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Fantastic read. Couldn't put the book down.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

Suspense, intrigue and history make this book interesting. One of the best I've read in a long time!

  • Our Red Hot Romance Is Leaving Me Blue

  • A Novel
  • By: Dixie Cash
  • Narrated by: Holly Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

The Domestic Equalizers are back in Our Red Hot Romance is Leaving Me Blue - a hilarious new Texas hoot from the ever-popular Dixie Cash. Join Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin as they take up ghost-busting and rush to the rescue of a recent widower in tiny Salt Lick, Texas, who's being haunted by his late wife... or not. Listen to it and laugh.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lighthearted series, but this is not the best book

  • By Share Faerber on 04-20-14

4+ series, not the best story, but still listen

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

The story line is not as goid as prevoius books but still worth the time to listen. Some good laughs within the story. Love the character's names.

  • Fat Fridays

  • By: Judith Keim
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

When Sukie's husband shacks up with her Pilates instructor, her domestic drama becomes the talk of her small Georgia town. Friends from her married life prove fickle, and Sukie hides at home, terrified of encountering the town gossips at the grocery store. Betsy, Sukie's neighbor, invites her to join "Fat Fridays", a weekly gathering at a local café where the women order whatever they crave - no calories counted. Over sausage pizza and sage advice, Sukie gets a grip on her new life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs work

  • By Amanda on 02-05-17

Almost a Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

The story of a group of women with struggles, weaknesses and the strength they find with their friendship.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deep in Death

  • Shelby Nichols, Volume 6
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Running "errands" for her mob-boss employer Joey "The Knife" Manetto often ends with Shelby in trouble, making her cautious about continuing her association with him. Instead, she focuses on a new client, who hires Shelby to find her missing mother. What seems like a routine case turns into something more sinister and deadly than she ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am now addicted to this series!

  • By Wayne on 09-24-17

Very good series!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

This is very good series. No offensive language or explicit scenes yet adds twist to the story that enhance the plot and keeps one's interest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Damaged

  • A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381

Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, and from the teachers who are supposed to help him. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help, and Mary DiNunzio is on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No humor, no fun, no Mary DiNunzio here.

  • By Michele on 08-22-16

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

This is a fantastic series. Somewhat predictable , each character seem to have it's own sequence of repeatable events. Still an interesting read/listen.

  • Black Rose

  • In the Garden, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530

At 45, Rosalind Harper is a woman whose experiences have made her strong enough to bend without breaking - and weather any storm. A widow with three grown sons, she survived a disastrous second marriage, and built her In the Garden nursery from the ground up. But now her future is under attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ghost on the rampage amidst the fragrant flora

  • By mendolynne on 04-26-13

Kept Me Entertained

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

Reviewed: 01-17-15

This series was a nice break from cozy mysteries I have been reading. More corse language and intimacy than I am accustomed to but I am going to finish the series.

  • Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti

  • Magical Bakery Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Bailey Cates
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875

As a new witch - not to mention owner of Savannah's most enchanting bakery - Katie Lightfoot is still getting used to casting spells, brewing potions, and mastering her magical powers. But that doesn't mean she can't find time to enjoy a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy . . . until she stumbles upon a corpse. The dead man's tattoo reveals he was a member of a secret society - and it turns out he's missing an object that was very important to the group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun!

  • By SandieRS on 11-11-13

Adding Characters and Dimension to the Story

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

Reviewed: 07-17-14

Would you listen to Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti again? Why?

Yes. The story continues to develop adding more characters and dimensions.

Which character – as performed by Amy Rubinate – was your favorite?

All were good.

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

Extreme reaction not needed.

Any additional comments?

Cozy mystery

  • Brownies and Broomsticks

  • A Magical Bakery Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Bailey Cates
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,421

Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees. While working at the Honeybee Bakery - named after Lucy's cat - Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty - Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Little Mystery with your Magic

  • By Kathryn on 03-28-13

Easy Listening

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

Reviewed: 07-17-14

What did you love best about Brownies and Broomsticks?

Easy to listen to, the story kept me interested, narration was very good

What was one of the most memorable moments of Brownies and Broomsticks?

The characters were vivid.

What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

Nice smooth voice that is easy to listen to.

Any additional comments?

Relax and unwind

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mother's Day Out

  • The Margie Peterson Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Karen MacInerney
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

With a husband who works long hours trying to make partner and two rambunctious kids that are running her ragged, Margie Peterson is like any other worn-out suburban mom. When she decides to take a job as a PI for a seedy local detective agency, everything changes. It doesn’t take long for Margie to get in over her head: Her first day on the job she totals her minivan, mistakenly enters a drag contest, and winds up in the bathroom with a dead transvestite. But when Margie finds her home number in the victim’s phone, things really start to get interesting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That was fun!

  • By karen on 08-11-14

It had my attention from the start

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

Reviewed: 07-12-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

Margie was my favorite character because she is so humble.

What about Cris Dukehart’s performance did you like?

Her voice fits the main personality well.

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

Twisted

  • Intervention

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction: staging an intervention. But when 18-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment and her interventionist is found dead at the airport where she was last seen, Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By JlN on 11-09-10

Could not stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-14

What made the experience of listening to Intervention the most enjoyable?

Great story and performance. Christian mystery at it's finest.

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

The plot was alway gaining speed and depth.

What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

There was not anything I did not like.

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

Yes! If I had the time.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful