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  • Hidden Riches

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992

When Dora Conroy, a Philadelphia antiques dealer, purchases a curious selection of auction items - objects she judges to be humorous novelties, she unknowingly becomes the deadly focus of an international smuggler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Valerie Ng on 10-28-09

Enjoyed the story but not the narration

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

I listened to 2 other Nora Roberts books before this one and really enjoyed them. The story of this book was just as well-written and really kept my attention. However, I was just not a fan of the narrator. I just couldn't buy into the voice of the 2 main characters. The narrators of the other 2 Nora Roberts' books were so good; so this narration was very disappointing. However, I stayed with it for the good story.

  • Secrets of a Charmed Life

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,344

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of the year

  • By Joyce BZ on 06-19-15

Captivating Book

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I was intrigued by this book when I read the summary of it. It held my attention from the moment it began. The story has great depth, the characters are all of us, flawed and trying to find their way after great trauma and huge mistakes. The narrator does an excellent job of capturing the essence of the characters. My favorite quote, "When you make a choice, even if it is a bad one, you have played your hand, you cannot live your life as though you still held all your cards."

  • The Ink Master's Silence

  • Glass and Steele, Book 6
  • By: C.J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

When the editor of The Weekly Gazette is killed, controversial journalist and ink magician, Oscar Barratt, asks India and Matt to investigate. As the recipient of threatening letters written on magic paper, he believes he was the intended target. With suspects ranging from Oscar's brother to guild masters and London's elite, India and Matt have a lot of investigating to do. But the more they dig, the more dark secrets they uncover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding series!

  • By Kiren on 09-01-18

Outstanding series!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I started listening to this series because Audible suggested it. I became captivated. I have listened to all the books more than once and was eagerly awaiting the release of the latest installment, The Ink Master's Silence. It does not disappoint! The character development is excellent and the narrator is superb. She makes an already well-written book simply come to life. I have already begun listening to this book again and look forward to reading other series from this author.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

  • By: Gabrielle Zevin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,218

The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books - the only bookstore on Alice Island - has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tale for Booksellers

  • By B. Leon on 04-15-14

Funny, Sad and Poignant

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I really loved this book. I thought that the narration was good. But I really connected to the story most of all. The intertwining of the lives of the characters and their complicated but likable personalities was fantastic. I hope if you are on the fence about this book you give it a try. I think that you will be surprised.