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  • Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Vol. 2

  • Just for Fun, Just My Luck, Just Not Mine
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 36 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

What happens in Fiji stays in Fiji. Except when it doesn't. Emma Martens and Nic Wilkinson have no history together except one perfect week. Nothing in common anymore except the most important thing of all. Getting together again would be messy. Complicated. Scary. And, just maybe, worth every risk....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rosalind James + Claire Bocking = Fantastic!

  • By Amanda Morgan on 06-29-16

First 3 books were better...

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

While I enjoyed this boxed set, it didn’t have the pull for me to never stop listening as the first boxed set had. I found myself drifting into other thoughts while listening rather than being rapt. Claire Bocking did a great job as usual, though. I’ll continue listening to Rosalind James of course - and I’d definitely recommend all of her work!

  • Sweet Tea and Sympathy

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,924

Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot's rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society and made elegance and glamour her business. She's riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she's blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start - and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Ms. Harper

  • By green ice cream garden on 11-30-17

Not as good as Molly’s others..

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

This book was just ok. The main character was not someone I instantly took a liking to...or ever, really. She was ungrateful and kind of a witch to her family. I also felt like there could’ve been a little more character building in the other characters. It sort of felt like the book went so quick to end up where it did. Narration was done well though.

  • On Second Thought

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Sands Xe, Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944

Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married - she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless breakup he chronicles in a blog - which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half sister, Kate, who's already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Story!!

  • By VickyJ on 03-19-17

All the Feels

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

If this is your first Xe Sands/Amy Rubinate narration, their voices might take some getting used to, but once you become accustomed to their unique voices, you’ll really get into the story. They are such great narrators. And the story itself..sigh. So good. Kristan Higgins has quickly jumped to the top of my favorite authors list. This book was emotional and funny and happy and sad and written so well; I really felt connected with the characters. And I LOVE the fact that there was mention/some storyline of a couple characters from a previous book. I’m a happy camper!

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  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,378

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Best narrator I’ve ever listened to

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Ok. I’m fully a chick-lit kinda girl. I have never ever read a Stephen King novel, nor seen any of his movies. However. The assassination of JFK has always fascinated me and I decided...why not. I have never been so enthralled in a book before. The narrator was absolutely amazing. His accents were spot on. His various voices didn’t irritate me, because they legitimately sounded like different people (rather than other narrators who do poorly disguising their own voice.) It was so much history (yes, some of the timeline was flubbed, but it’s whatever) but the girly girl in me got a little bit of romance, too. The entire book had me guessing. I thought I knew what would happen, where the story would end up...and I got it so wrong, but yet, I don’t feel incomplete or unsatisfied as I have with other books.

  • A Girl's Best Friend

  • By: Lindsey Kelk
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

A festive treat from the author of the best-selling I Heart series. After the crazy six months she's had, if there was a "clear history" button for your life, Tess Brookes would be the first in line to press it. When the opportunity arises to join her best friend, Amy, in New York for Christmas, Tess jumps at the chance. The only slight hitch is that Nick, the man who broke her heart, lives there. And Charlie, the man she turned down, has just started talking to her again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking narration

  • By AnnieK on 04-11-16

Can't get enough!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

The first book I liked, the second book I liked more and the 3rd book I loved. At first I had a hard time with the author's need to keep me in the dark about situations but I learned to be patient and she wraps everything up nicely in a bow. Can't wait to read more from Lindsey!

  • About a Girl

  • By: Lindsey Kelk
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

The brand new summer bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey KelkTess Brookes has always been a girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii - she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right? But Tess is soon in big trouble.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ahhh okay...

  • By lzydaizy on 08-02-16

Pretty good!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

The story was great! And I know it was supposed to be this way, but I don't like that it left things untied. I need to know about Milan or the agency. I need to know about Nick or Charlie. I feel so unsatisfied! The other thing I disliked was the narrator had the same slightly annoying voice for at least 4 characters. Not unlistenable but still quite grating.