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  • The Moon Sister

  • The Seven Sisters, Book 5
  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Imogen Wilde
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

After the death of her father - Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe - Tiggy D’Aplièse, trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland. There she takes a job doing what she loves: caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird. Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gypsy who has lived for years on the estate, tells her that she possesses a sixth sense, passed down from her ancestors....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator has a stuffy nose!

  • By Daniele on 02-03-19

Another Standout of the Series

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I really adored the latest installment in The Seven Sister series. Tiggy was an easy character to root for and didn't require as much redemption as say Cece from The Pearl Sister with her brashness. I liked how in contrast to Cece, Tiggy was sweet and thoughtful which was refreshing. Although she was not without her flaws that were worked through during the novel. Overall, Tiggy's story is now one of my favorites along with Star and Maia's.

I did find Lucia a bit maddening and much preferred the present storyline to the past. Luckily, Maria in the past balanced out the storyline and made it easier to read. Riley really did a great job though presenting a realistic portrayal for what someone like Lucia might behave like given her upbringing.

I am as intrigued as ever to find out more about Pa Salt. This novel definitely dropped a few new clues as to who he may be and what might have occurred. Riley has done spectacular work building up the mystery and I eagerly await Electra's story.

  • 99 Percent Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Sally Thorne
  • Narrated by: Jayme Mattler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

If Darcy Barrett hadn’t met her dream man when she was eight years old, the rest of the male population wouldn’t be such a let-down. No one measures up to Tom Valeska, aka the best man on Earth, not in looks, brain, or heart. Even worse is the knowledge that her twin brother Jamie saw him first, and claimed him forever as his best friend. Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99 percent. One percent of Tom has had to be enough for Darcy, and her adoration has been sustained by his shy kindness. And if she’s honest, his tight t-shirts. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunately, Not worth the wait

  • By Kimberly on 02-02-19

A Wonderful Follow-Up to The Hating Game

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I personally loved Sally Thorne's second novel. I thought it was very realistic how fraught with flaws and complexities Darcy was and although she could be a bit maddening, it was easy to understand her character and motivations. I liked watching the development of her from start to finish, aided by Tom.

Thorne does such an amazing job at building her characters. Tom was impossibly endearing although he too had his own issues to work through which I appreciated. Even Lorena was such a detailed character despite the fact that all the descriptions of her were told through memory.

I thought this novel had just as many sweet moments as The Hating Game and also the same level of banter and wit. I also appreciated how well structured this novel was- there was just the right amount of flashbacks and transitions between. I really liked how Thorne kept the novel grounded in the present while providing just enough memories from the past to enlighten the reader.

Jayme Mattler was so well suited to voicing Darcy, I couldn't imagine a better narrator for the role. Her voice had so much character and that same gravelly quality that I imagine Darcy's voice would have. She also did a great job providing variety between each character's inflection to distinguish who was speaking.

  • I Owe You One

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first”. And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. When a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees - she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer’s owner, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh

  • By Anonymous User on 02-08-19

Uproarious and Clever

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I Owe You One is one of my favorite novels of Sophie Kinsella's to date. I loved how reminiscent it was of her earlier works with the key facets of a meet-cute, flawed protagonist, and nuanced yet humorous supporting characters. In particular, I Owe You One really reminded me of I've Got Your Number which is my favorite novel by Kinsella.

I loved how complex Fixie and found her lack of assertiveness to very real and relatable. I especially appreciated how much attention to the plot Kinsella played, her novels are never solely about the romance and she does a wonderful job on focusing on the character's whole life, rather than just the love aspect.

So many bits in this book had me laughing out loud, especially the Farrs staff members and customers. The descriptions of Greg and his antics were hysterical. If you liked all the antics that occurred in Wedding Night (also by Kinsella) you'll definitely adore this one.

Fiona Hardingham couldn't have done a better job at narrating. She does a magnificent job at nuancing each character's voice and really bringing the book to life with her inflections. She definitely knows how to read the comedic moments in a way that makes them even funnier.

  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,502

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters, good and bad, are well portrayed

  • By Jennifer on 08-14-18

Unique and Compelling

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I loved this book much more than I thought I would. I purchased it on a whim during a 2-for-1 credit sale and wasn't expecting too much since I hadn't done research on it. I was quickly spellbound by this book though and found it hard to stop listening. I especially loved Helen Duff's narration, she really did a great job handling the variations in each character's voice. Normally, I don't like when narrators perform accents but Lily's Ukranian accent was not at all distracting.

I really loved the depth of the character of Alice. I was instantly enamored by her quirks and her affection for her family. Lily also was very endearing and it was hard not to feel empathetic for her plight. I especially enjoyed the scenes with her and Russ, they brought comedic light to a sometimes heavy novel.

This was a really beautiful story and if you're a fan of Liane Moriarty or Kate Morton, I think you'd especially enjoy this novel.

  • P.S. I Still Love You

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313

Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect summer read☀️

  • By Marte on 05-28-18

A Good Follow-Up Albeit Weaker than the First

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Although the sequel is a little weaker than it's predecessor, it still makes for a fun read. It picks up right where the last book left off so I was glad I read at a time when all three books had already been released. I do wish that this book featured more growth, especially from Peter. I think Han wrote the character of John Ambrose McLaren a little too well and it's hard not to start to see Peter in a more negative light due to John's addition to the series.

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,341

Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A YA for Rom-Com fans

  • By The Reading Date on 07-02-14

Even Better Than The Movie

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I was skeptical to read To All The Boys I've Loved Before for a couple of reasons. The first being that it's set in high school and I assumed it might only be relatable to that age group. I also thought the premise might mean there would be really cringeworthy moments that would seem immature. Then, the movie came out and I decided to watch and loved it. Deciding it didn't matter that I knew the plot (due to the movie) I decided to give this book a try.

Overall, it greatly exceeded my expectations. It was fun getting to read all the little details to Lara Jean's character and I was appreciative to get the background on the Covey family. I liked how much attention Han paid to really incorporating the significance of Lara Jean's mother throughout the book and did feel the movie didn't quite convey that. I also loved the moments like Dr. Covey trying and failing to cook the Korean dish, it was even better to read than to watch.

It was also interesting to see what got cut in the movie and what stayed in. I would say anyone who's seen the movie should still give this a try! It's just as or even more enjoyable even if you know the movie outcome.

Also, I must say it was not at all cringeworthy or immature at any points. Han very realistically portrayed adolescence and all the ups and downs of high school. It reminded me a lot of Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella in that even though the protagonists are young, they're still written to be relatable to all ages. Han truly succeeded in writing a relatable coming-of-age trilogy, to all ages.

  • The Beau & the Belle

  • By: R.S. Grey
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Luci Christian
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

A full-length standalone romantic comedy from USA TODAY best-selling author R.S. Grey. Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies. I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras. That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window. A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great Romantic Comedy

  • By Heather 🌸Book and a Blanket🌸 on 07-30-18

Reminiscent of The Hating Game

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

This was a great read and my favorite so far by R.S. Grey! I thought the romance was really well developed and I enjoyed the pacing. I also thought this had a unique setting and I liked the backdrop of New Orleans.

Part one of this story is a little slow going but I really encourage sticking with it. The past arc really provided the perfect backstory to truly sell the chemistry between the two leads. I have felt with some of other Grey's novels that they are a little rushed so it was nice to see her take her time with this one. Overall, a perfect summer novel!

  • Spoonbenders

  • A Novel
  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,400

Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering. There he meets Maureen McKinnon, and it's not just her piercing blue eyes that leave Teddy forever charmed but her mind - Maureen is a genuine psychic of immense and mysterious power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just the Right Amount of Everything!

  • By JILL CAVANAUGH on 07-02-17

A Truly Magical Story

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

I bought this book on a whim and am amazed at how this book turned out to be so much more than I ever expected. It may be a little slow to start, but you'll soon find yourself entranced by The Amazing Telemachus Family. I had initially found Frankie to be really unlikable but his character development is quite remarkable. I ended up falling in love with almost all of the characters. I don't want to go too in depth because I think this book is best read without knowing too much about the plot but I really do suggest taking a chance on this amazing novel.

  • I'll Be Your Blue Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Marisa de los Santos
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

On the weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman named Edith Herron. During the course of a single conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to do what she should have done months earlier: break off her engagement to her charming - yet overly possessive - fiancé. Three weeks later Clare learns that Edith has died - and has given her another gift. Nestled in crepe myrtle and hydrangea and perched at the marshy edge of a bay in a small seaside town in Delaware, Blue Sky House now belongs to Clare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Well-Built Novel with an Inspiring Heroine

  • By Karissa on 04-20-18

A Well-Built Novel with an Inspiring Heroine

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

What made the experience of listening to I'll Be Your Blue Sky the most enjoyable?

While I truly loved this novel, I think perhaps it would have been better read on paper rather than listened to. De los Santos has a very descriptive writing style that I think would have been beautiful to read on paper. As a result of that, many sentences seemed to have dragged on and I would need to replay others to "get" what was being said.

Normally, I never have an issue with audiobooks and find them easy to follow along with. But with this novel, there were some tricky moments. Especially in the case of the ledgers which featured shorthand, the narration of them got so repetitive, I found myself utterly lost in the nonsensical words. I'm sure when being read, though, it made much more sense.

But again, don't let that dissuade you from listening to this audiobook. It's worth the listen! If possible, I think it would be great to own a hard copy or ebook version I'll Be Your Blue Sky to read along with the audio simultaneously.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I'll Be Your Blue Sky?

The way the story came together, to me, was the most memorable aspect of the novel. I really wasn't sure what to expect with this story but it ended up being far more impactful than I had anticipated. The story is so beautiful and has a powerful message. It really made me want to give back in some way like Edith did throughout her life.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration in this story, unfortunately, was not my favorite. I did prefer the narrator of Clare as opposed to that of Edith's because she read with more enthusiasm and spoke in a way that helped keep me engrossed. While I did appreciate Edith's narrator infusing the character in her voice, it was a little too calming and therefore, made me feel a bit drowsy when listening.

If you could take any character from I'll Be Your Blue Sky out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would most certainly take Edith to dinner out of all the characters in I'll Be Your Blue Sky because I would love to hear her story firsthand. Her character is so selfless and giving to others, I would really appreciate getting more insight into what made her that way.

Any additional comments?

I really did love this story overall! It's slow to start but well worth the read. Even though the audio version is not perhaps ideal, it doesn't take away from the story. I will definitely be recommending this book to others and will hopefully re-listen at some point.

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  • 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 506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

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

The Seven Sisters Series Continues To Impress!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I absolutely would recommend this audiobook and have done so many times. The Seven Sisters Series is by far my favorite series I've ever read. Each book is better than the last and I love how unique each sister's story is.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pearl Sister?

Cece's character development really made the story. Like many others, I initially didn't like her in the past books given her domineering personality. But I must insist, she's worth a try in this novel and Riley successfully redeemed her character.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to see what happens next in The Seven Sisters Series. I love how each story always includes a snippet of what might be Pa Salt so I really hope that mystery continues to develop with each new novel.