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  • The Proposition

  • By: Judith Ivory
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 228

Lady Edwina Bollash is a woman of importance and distinction who has never been the object of any man's affection. However, when she meets Mick Tremore, a tall, handsome young man from the bottommost rung of society, she instantly attracts his attention. As Mick wants desperately to become a gentleman, Edwina decides to transform him into a man with class.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable as well as fun

  • By M. Gould on 05-05-09

More than expected

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

As the story began, I thought this was going to be another "Liza Dolittle" tale but it was far more than that. I like the occasional light story with simple entertainment. The Proposition fit the bill.

Narration was good, especially going between a proper British accent and the tough Cockney accent. Though slightly predictable, the story and narration was thoroughly enjoyable b

  • Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

Miranda Cheever has been blessed with many things, but great beauty is not among them. Still, when she meets Viscount Tuner, she knows she is meant for him. As the years go by, fate is as kind to Miranda as it is harsh on the Viscount. He's skeptical about love with good reason - but he may be falling for Miranda

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love READING this book!

  • By Lori Mcbride on 06-29-11

Wonderful story, fantastic narrator!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was very entertaining from the beginning though it got a little draggy two thirds the way through. I wholeheartedly recommend this if you enjoy a romantic novels.

  • The Perfect Witness

  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 849

From the blockbuster bestselling author of the Eve Duncan novels comes a new, stand alone thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program. What she once put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown. She’s on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance. As only Iris Johansen can do, you won’t see the twists coming.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst book I've read this year

  • By Mari on 12-30-14

I don't like being a hater

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

Reviewed: 03-18-15

I was excited when I got this book on sale. As I started to listen to it I realized that the plot was kind of thin. It just became thinner and thinner, to the point of breaking. I wish I could say nice things about the story but it was ridiculous. On the bright side the narrator did a good job with what she had to work with. Please don't waste your time or money.

  • Silent Partner

  • By: Stephen Frey
  • Narrated by: Norma Lana
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

Summoned under mysterious circumstances to meet Jake Lawrence, one of the world's richest entrepreneurs, Angela Day may be on the threshold of a brighter future. But accepting the reclusive billionaire's tempting deal means taking a great risk. For with enormous wealth and power comes the ultimate price tag: enemies everywhere have marked the man for death. And anyone close to him, namely Angela Day, is fair game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book

  • By WW on 04-14-09

Please don't bother

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

Reviewed: 11-22-14

Any additional comments?

I rarely ever write a review but I believe I owe it to fellow Audible Listeners. To put it simply Silent Partner was lame. The plot lacked any substance. It was predictable and not entertaining. The narrator couldn't remember to be consistent with her accents for a character. I love listening to audiobooks but this was a complete waste of time.

  • King and Maxwell

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,597

It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!

  • By JR Parrow on 11-27-13

1st book I've read in the series but not the last

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

Reviewed: 03-30-14

What made the experience of listening to King and Maxwell the most enjoyable?

I like a book that welcomes me each time I return. Many books I read are for entertainment and this was one of them. Baldacci did a great job spinning a tale with just enough twists and turns that it stayed unpredictable. I liked the characters and look forward to going back in the series and learning more about them.

Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

Both are great narrators. I know a book will be good when Orlagh Cassidy is a part of it. With that said, I did enjoy Ron McLarty's character a little more.

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

No but that's not a bad thing. I go back to my earlier comment about being entertained by a book. Even when I can, I don't want to sit and watch a whole TV series in one weekend, I prefer to be caught up in the story, a little at a time.

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,836
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309

When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very easy on the ears.

  • By Rachael on 02-27-08

I thought I loved Jane Austen's work

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

Reviewed: 03-29-12

What would have made Sense and Sensibility better?

I wish the book had a less tedious plot. I kept waiting to start caring about the characters but it never came. I forced myself to listen to the first third of the book but I couldn't go any further. It was tremendously boring.The narration was good, it was just the plot I couldn't stand.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jane Austen again?

I don't know. I loved Pride and Prejudice but could not stand Sense and Sensibility.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Paris Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula McLain
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,500
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,742
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,752

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and entertaining, well read

  • By SarahHouston on 10-24-11

Wonderful novel, sad to read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-11

I liked the perspective of the story being written from Hadley Hemmingway's point of view. As with many geniuses, Earnest Hemmingway was a troubled man and those around him were made to suffer too. Though this is a fictional autobiography, I found it to be enlightening and very enjoyable.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,277
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,202
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,220

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

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

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Simply an amazing book/audiobook

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-09

I am an avid reader and audiobook listener. I have never enjoyed an audiobook as much as this one. The narrators of the book (4 in total) did a magnificent job. The author wrote a beautiful book. This is the book my thirteen year old daughter should read over the summer, not the standard dribble that her school requires.

YOU WILL NOT REGRET BUYING THIS BOOK.