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  • Just Imagine

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 390

The War Between the States may be over for the rest of the country, but not for Kit Weston. Disguised as a boy, she's come to New York City to kill Baron Cain, the man who stands between her and Risen Glory, the South Carolina home she loves. But unknown to Kit, the Yankee war hero is more than her bitterest enemy; he's also her guardian. And he'll be a lot harder to kill than she's figured on.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-31-08

Another Thoroughly Entertaining Story by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Just Imagine has been in my Wish List for a long time. I’m so happy I finally listened to this engaging love story. Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of my favorite authors because of her ability to lace together words so beautifully into thoroughly entertaining stories. Everything about this story and the performance was worth the credit and the time to listen.

  • Island Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Nancy Thayer
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Charming ladies’ man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages - that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn’t been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps a better read than listen.

  • By Kandis on 07-25-17

Perhaps a better read than listen.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I'm a fan of Nancy Thayer and was excited for another perfect summer book. Much to my disappointment, the story couldn't hold my interest and I stopped listening into Chapter 22. I didn't enjoy the narration at all. The male characters were stilted and robotic and the sisters were unlikeable.

  • The Identicals

  • A Novel
  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,055

Harper Frost is laid back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's run-down house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking. Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this author

  • By Janice K. Anderson on 07-14-17

Emotional & Sweet

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Sad the story ended, though smiling at the ending and charming epilogue. A worthwhile listen indeed.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Charmingly Yours

  • By: Liz Talley
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

For Rosemary Reynolds, life in tiny Morning Glory, Mississippi, is just like the fabric store she runs: it seems she's always waiting around for someone else to make the first stitch. Then a dear childhood friend passes away, leaving behind a gift that sends Rosemary on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Despite her mother's protests, Rosemary heads to New York City for a stay in her cousin's trendy SoHo loft. On her first day in town, a wrong turn leads her to Little Italy...and into the arms of handsome, outgoing Sal Genovese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One I'll listen to again and again!

  • By Allison on 09-09-16

Cute Story but...

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

The story was engaging enough to keep me interested. Unfortunately the dialogue was, for the most part, juvenile and annoying. The narrator's contrived accents did not help.

  • Jed Had to Die

  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

The happiest day of Payton Lambert's life was the day she graduated high school and watched Bald Knob, Kentucky, get smaller and smaller in her rearview mirror. She wanted more for her life than a tiny town where everyone knows your business and you can't find a decent cup of coffee for at least 40 miles. Twelve years later an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night has her packing up her life in Chicago and racing back home to the one person she ever regretted leaving behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a happy surprise!

  • By green ice cream garden on 12-19-16

Corny But Cute

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Good fun bit of fluff. A perfect book to listen to when you need a break from drama and stress.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Letter from Your Lover

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 years - an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic car accident, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Excellent Audio!

  • By careful shopper on 02-12-14

Simply beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

So happy I finally listened to this book! Every moment was enjoyable. JoJo Moyes is an elegant storyteller who weaves words into powerful imagery. The story was intriguing and entertaining from the first line. I highly recommend this book (or any book by JoHo Moyes for that matter). This one in particular if you are a sucker for a love story like me.

  • Heroes Are My Weakness

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 590

He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not SEP's best work

  • By C. Macduff on 09-19-14

Quirky beginning

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Once I got over the fact that the main character was essentially talking to herself through her puppets (!), it was an entertaining, endearing and wonderful listen. Fantastic narration and, as always, a well crafted story by the one and only Susan Elizabeth Phillips. She is truly a genius!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Law Man

  • A Dream Man Novel
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618

Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Law Man is another Kristen Ashley winner!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 12-18-13

I don't understand all the great reviews!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-14

Wow - so disappointed! I love romance and the reviews were so promising; maybe I was expecting too much. While the characters themselves are well written, and there is a good supporting cast, the main character is often ditzy and irritating. It’s difficult to get into a book when you don’t like the main character.

The story is OK but I couldn’t stand the horrible dialogue and finally gave up in Chapter 31. When the Russian mob characters were introduced that was it for me! I thought there was little or no difference in the characters’ dialogue. The narrator does a decent job with the different voices and accents but the actual dialogue is almost interchangeable. The superfluous use of swear words seems cheap and makes the characters appear ignorant. Is it really necessary to use the word “sh*#” every few words to make someone seem tough? To cover-up the poor dialogue there are words sprinkled in here and there that are far-fetched and well beyond the characters’ intelligence levels. Because of the poor dialogue the characters are not believable; I felt no connection to them and just didn’t care enough to keep listening.

I have listened to over 100 audiobooks and this is only the second time I did not finish the book. Really wished I would have enjoyed it more!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Christmas in Snowflake Canyon

  • By: RaeAnne Thayne
  • Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiance has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story, not so nice narration.

  • By Kandis on 01-13-14

Nice story, not so nice narration.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-14

Nice Christmas story, exactly what I was in the mood for during the hectic holiday season. Solid enough story to keep me interested in spite of the narration that I did not enjoy. I would recommend that anyone considering this one listen to the sample first. Probably a better one to read than to listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Simply Irresistible

  • By: Jill Shalvis
  • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 428

The proof is irrefutable: Jill Shalvis is a USA Today best-selling author whose romantic fiction is one part steam, one part soul-lifting laughter. After leaving an abusive relationship, Maddie Moore heads to Lucky Harbor, Washington, and vows to channel her inner tough girl—and land the man of her dreams.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Almost too perfect...

  • By SIMARA on 03-26-12

Good story but narration almost spoils it.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-13

Not a fan of the narration. I've listened to a few books with narrators that I didn't enjoy but this is the first time that it impacted by enjoyment of the story. I kept trying to imagine the words not spoken by the narrator. Probably a much better book to read.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful