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  • Changeling

  • A Novel of Sorcery and Society
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514

If 14-year-old Cassandra Reed makes it through her first day at Miss Castwell’s Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies without anyone discovering her secret, maybe, just maybe, she’ll let herself believe that she really does belong at Miss Castwell’s. Except Cassandra Reed’s real name is Sarah Smith and up until now, she lived her whole life in the Warren, serving a magical family, the Winters, as all non-magical “Snipes” are bound by magical Guardian law to do. That is, until one day, Sarah accidentally levitates Mrs. Winter’s favorite vase in the parlor.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-18

Not just a YA book

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

I enjoy MH as an author, so glad I tried on this YA title. Very well done, kept me interested through out. Ronconi did a wonderful job. I am looking forward to the next title in the series.... whenever she writes it.....

  • A Curve in the Road

  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,313

Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college. But then one fateful night, everything changes. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very meh

  • By Auda on 11-05-18

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

I could not stop listening! Excellent writer and the narrator did a great job with the tempo of the book. A very unusual story line, and twists of fate. Story line holds together throughout in a very believable way. This was my first MacLean book, I will try on another of hers for sure.

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  • How to Marry a Werewolf

  • A Claw & Courtship Novella, Book 1
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

The monsters left Faith ruined in the eyes of society, so now they're her only option. Rejected by her family, Faith crosses the Atlantic, looking for a marriage of convenience and revenge. But things are done differently in London. Werewolves are civilized. At least they pretend to be. Americans: Backward heathens with no culture, Major Channing has never had time for any of them. But there's something special about Faith. Channing finds himself fighting to prove himself and defend his species. But this werewolf has good reason not to trust human women.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A miss

  • By Dark Siren on 08-23-18

Major Channing!!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I enjoyed the Major Channing character in the previous series, its going to be fun to have Ms Carriger fully develop his personality and story line. This book did not disappoint, I am looking forward to more! Its also great to hear more about Biffy and Lyle! Keep creating!

  • Spotless

  • Spotless Series, Book 1
  • By: Camilla Monk
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

Island Chaptal - nerdy IT engineer by day, romance novel junkie by night - just walked into her messy New York apartment to find Mr. Right waiting for her. No, wait...Mr. Clean. A gentleman professional killer with a bad case of OCD and zero tolerance for unsorted laundry, March isn't there to kill her...yet. He wants the diamond her late mother stole for a sinister criminal organization. Island agrees to help him find it, facing the kind of adversaries who dismember first and ask questions later. Good thing she's got March to show her the ropes. And the guns. And the knives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Chay on 08-29-16

Quirky & Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Great beginning to this series. Monk brings fun and the unusual to the story line. Love the 2 main charters. She does each one in their foibles perfectly. Can't wait to listen to the rest of the story.

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  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,225

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-17-17

Delish! Story

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Wow, too bad we won't be receiving any more delights from Jane Lotter. An excellent and yummy story, with many surprises, lots of truths and humor. A sweet package with a bit of history thrown in for good measure. Enjoyed it, this is on the list, "listen again".

  • Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

  • A Novel
  • By: Camille Pagán
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,581

Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist - but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her. With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you for a very good listen

  • By Fred Stellabotte on 04-26-16

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

Wow, an excellent expression on the emotional rollercoaster of 2 happing at the same time "I hope this never happens to me" life experiences. Great story, a great listen. It increased my compassion for difficulty the choices we have to make when faced with life threatening illness.

  • The Short Drop

  • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,737

A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard - then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency - disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal - Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hidden gem hiding among all the generic crap

  • By Justin Messer on 12-27-15

intense

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

but very good, kept you on the edge of your seat. great performance. great writing. enjoyed it!

  • The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Max Miller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

His romantic weekend in ruins, shy 20-something artist Perry Foster learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very ugly sportscoat - and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to Perry, but that's not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the 'Northeast Kingdom' of Vermont? Perry turns to help from 'tall, dark and hostile' former navy SEAL Nick Reno.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And the Spirits say...

  • By Donald on 07-07-13

well done, slow start

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

Reviewed: 12-18-15

Not sure if it was the author or the reader, the beginning was slow and felt like "canned" writing, a bit too descriptive in a weird way. I am glad i stuck with it, enjoyed the story. This was my first novel by Lanyon and gay/male fiction. Thought it was well done.

  • Death and the Redheaded Woman

  • By: Loretta Ross
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,726

When auctioneer Wren Morgan begins cataloging the contents of the Campbell mansion, she's unprepared to find something that can't be appraised - a dead man. After the body turns out to be a criminal with ties to a recent jewel heist, Wren comes face-to-face with Death Bogart. A private eye and part-time bounty hunter, Death is searching for the stolen jewels needed to convict a murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By sonia on 05-12-15

Great new author! Very well done and enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

Loretta is a new star for sure! Loved this book,& looking forward to the next one in the series.

Great plot, wonderful characters with believable and consistent personalities. Loved all the research she added to the storyline. Wonderful humor and mystery with a bit of romance thrown in.

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  • Bet Me

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,759

Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Taking a Gamble on Love

  • By Queen Squared on 07-15-13

a piece of fun

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

Reviewed: 04-25-14

an easy listen, loved the highlight of how mothers can have such high expectations of their daughters that are so unreasonable. Crusie did a great job of satire with the mother. One of Crusie's better books.

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