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  • Now That You Mention It

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 million stars!

  • By jodiod on 12-28-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

I have loved all of Kristan Higgins’ books and have anxiously awaited each new one. That being said, this one was a disappointment. While it was well written and very professionally read, the story was overly sad and drawn out. Midway thru, I couldn’t stand the drama any more and skipped ahead to the last few chapters to see how it turned out. I so hope that her future books are a bit more fun and less heartache.

87 of 94 people found this review helpful

  • Reckless in Love

  • The Maverick Billionaires, Book 2
  • By: Bella Andre, Jennifer Skully
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

Sebastian Montgomery rose from nothing to become one of the most powerful media moguls in the world. Yet beneath the seemingly perfect facade of his life, the past still haunts him. Because when he lost his parents in his teens, he also lost his faith in love. When he discovers Charlie Ballard and her incredible metal sculptures, he is awed, inspired - and he can't help feeling things he swore never to let himself feel again. Soon, Sebastian wants not only Charlie's art, he wants her as a woman, too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A NICELY PACED CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 01-07-16

Too much drama and sex

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

Overall the story could have made a great read. However the melodramatic way the two main characters faced every bump in the road was too false. While I have no problem with romance and sex in a story, the way this couple jumped into bed constantly was a bit gratuitous.

  • Homeport

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Erika Leigh
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722

The unseen assailant attacked Dr. Miranda Jones outside her Maine home as she returned from a busy lecture tour. After terrorizing her with a knife held to her throat, he stole her purse, slashed her tires, and disappeared. Shaken and bruised, Miranda was determined to put the assault out of her mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun thrilling mystery with some art and sex.

  • By S. Powell on 01-11-09

One of Nora's best!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

Loved this one...kept me guessing till the end. Great combination of humor, romance and intrigue.

  • Forget Me Not

  • By: Fern Michaels
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Illustrator Lucy Brighton loves her work. Her animal characters Izzy, Bizzy, and Lizzy have their own comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon, and their popularity has given Lucy financial stability and freedom. Yet none of that quite erases the lingering ache of a cold, lonely childhood. Then Lucy receives a call to say that her mother and father have been killed in a car crash. While settling their affairs in Florida, Lucy begins to realize how little she really knew about their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light, Feel Good Story . . . Good Listen

  • By Debbie on 04-16-15

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-20-15

The premise of the story was good. However the dialog and narration was overly dramatic and sophomoric. Did not actually seem as if it was written by a writer of Fern Michael's ability.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Promises

  • Sweet Magnolias, Book 8
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

When Elliott Cruz first courted struggling single mom Karen Ames, it was a romance worthy of any Sweet Magnolia fantasy. The sexy personal trainer made it his mission to restore Karen’s strength - physical and emotional - and to charm her children. Now, a few years into the marriage, colliding dreams threaten to tear them apart. Elliott’s desire to finance the business opportunity of a lifetime with their hard-earned “baby money” stirs Karen’s deep-rooted financial insecurities.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of Time

  • By Deborah on 08-31-12

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

Though I liked the overall story, I found Karen, the main character to be too whiny and too much of a perpetual victim. I kept wanting to tell her to just grow up! I was also disappointed in how the author depicted the Catholic Church's philosophy re divorce and annulments. I was especially surprised that she supported the mistaken belief that an annulment means any children of the marriage are bastards. An annulment means that the couple did not receive the Sacrament of marriage- not that they were not legally married.