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  • A Gift from the Comfort Food Café

  • By: Debbie Johnson
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Worthing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Christmas has never been Katie Seddon’s favourite time of year. Whilst everyone else shares memories of families coming together and festive number ones, the soundtrack to Katie’s childhood wasn’t quite so merry. But since she moved to the village of Budbury on the gorgeous Dorset coast, Katie and her baby son have found a new family. A family who have been brought together by life’s unexpected roads and the healing magic of a slice of cake and a cupful of kindess at the Comfort Food Café.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love, love, love it!

  • By louise on 01-09-19

I love, love, love it!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I love this book. It is my second one from Debbie Johnson at the Comfort Food Cafe. I just want to live here and be around these people. This is such a quirky bunch of characters and I like them all. I hope she keeps writing this series. I would hate to think that I won't hear from them again. I hope the next one has Auburn finding a geek at Tom's house. I have to believe that if everyone who is shy, scared, or lonely could live here, it would draw them out. I can't rave enough about her books. I am such a fan now.

  • Looking for Me

  • By: Beth Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

Beth Hoffman’s bestselling debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, won admirers and acclaim with its heartwarming story and cast of unforgettable characters. Now her unique flair for evocative settings and richly drawn Southern personalities shines in her compelling new novel, Looking for Me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is like listening to a friend....

  • By Jill on 07-11-13

loved this book.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

this book had a good plot. it also had interesting characters and the story line kept my attention

  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

  • A Novel
  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100

Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story!

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 12-06-13

fabulous story.

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

I love this book. the story is intriguing and the character development is good. I highly recommend it.

  • The Strawberry Hearts Diner

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

Being broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson's plan. Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke - along with her last-ditch hope of staying with her cousin in Louisiana. When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner, the memories of the two years she spent there as a teenager - and the lure of the diner's beloved strawberry tarts - are enough to draw her in and plant her feet...but only temporarily.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable narration, horrible story

  • By Sarah Tang on 09-20-17

not much of a plot

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

if i hadn't lived in a tiny Texas town i probably would have liked it better. My experience was that if u weren't from there, there was nothing that would make u fit in. There was really no plot other than rednecks falling n love. Unless you are a really simple person i would skip this book.

  • The Undomestic Goddess

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • laugh out loud funny

  • By Susan on 05-13-08

So funny I have listened to it twice!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

I loved this book. The entire premise is a little whacky but this is a wonderful book about the least domestic person ever. It is so funny and every time I think of her curtsey, I laugh again. I really don't like English accents but I imagine I am going to buy many more of her audible books after this one.

  • The High Tide Club

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610

When 99-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000-acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She wants Brooke to help her make amends with the heirs of the women who were her closest friends....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a good story but...

  • By RocketDog on 05-25-18

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

this book started off a little slow but it is such a good story. the characters were well developed and the book had some excellent plot twists.

  • Less

  • By: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,087
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,080

You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Endearing, funny, but sometimes overly clever

  • By Lili on 07-30-17

did not live up to expectations

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

This book sounded interesting. and promised great writing and travel adventure. This was a complete letdown. in my opinion it was a self-indulgent whinefest. Every. criticism of his character's writing actually applies to the writer. i thiught the plot and the charactets weren't fully developed. i almost didnt finish it.

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  • Every Crooked Nanny

  • A Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,014

After 10 years of cleaning up the dirt on Atlanta's streets, Callahan Garrity is trading in her badge for a broom and a staff of house cleaners. But, though the uniform is a little different, Callahan soon finds herself right back in the middle of a mystery when a client's pretty, pious 19-year-old nanny is gone...along with the jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents. Before she knows it, the meticulous Callahan is up to her elbows in a case involving illicit love triangles, crooked business deals, long-distance scams, and a dead body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For light entertainment - Also reviews explained

  • By Chicago Laura on 07-05-13

good mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

this was a good story even though it seemed to start a bit slow. i wish the narrator did more defined character voices. she has a good voice but she needs to work on voice distinction.

  • It Takes Two

  • Our Story
  • By: Jonathan Scott, Drew Scott
  • Narrated by: Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

It Takes Two: Our Story shares never-before-revealed tales of the Scott brothers' childhood and rise to fame - from starting their first business at seven years old and their years modeling and acting to their first house purchase at the impressive young age of 18. They soon found their true passion in life, combining their natural gifts for entertaining with the skills they learned from buying, renovating, and selling homes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Steve on 10-27-17

nice surprise

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

this was a good lesson on what can happen if you work hard. i boight this because it was on sale. i enjoyed it.

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,939
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,933

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

interesting story

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

The storyline is interesting and different. The narrator has a good and distinct voice which would have worked well for bernadette but not all of the characters. She didn't change voices at all between characters making me wish i was reading instead of listening to it.