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  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,232

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Emily - Audible on 07-17-15

Not a fav for me

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

This book was not bad, but not great either. In fact, had I not been listening to it on Audible while cleaning out my basement, it may have been one of the few books I would’ve put to the side and maybe never get back to. The narrator was good so it was not a narration issue. I think it may have been all the hype and the fact I was expecting so much more from it. Several times while listening to it, I wished it would end soon so I could get on to another book. Sorry to say, it won’t be a recommendation from me.

  • The Library of Light and Shadow

  • A Novel
  • By: M. J. Rose
  • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

On a snowy night in February in a penthouse high above Fifth Avenue, Delphine's mystical talent leads to a tragedy between two brothers. Devastated and disconsolate, Delphine renounces her gift and returns to her old life in the south of France, where Picasso, Matisse, and the Fitzgeralds are summering. There, Delphine comes to question everything and everyone she loves - her art, her magick, her family, and Mathieu....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wouldn't recommend it

  • By Cynthia Lee on 01-27-18

La Lune #3

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Delphine is the La Lune daughter in this 3rd installment of this series. She is an artist that creates shadow portraits in which she sees character traits or secrets of her subjects. Another enjoyable read.

  • The Secret Language of Stones

  • The Daughters of La Lune, Book 2
  • By: M. J. Rose
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Nestled within Paris' historic Palais Royal is a jewelry store unlike any other. La Fantasie Russie is owned by Pavel Orloff, protégé to the famous Faberge, and is known by the city's fashion elite as the place to find the rarest of gemstones and the most unique designs. But war has transformed Paris from a city of style and romance to a place of fear and mourning. In the summer of 1918, in places where lovers used to walk, widows now wander alone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • La Lune #2

  • By Teresa on 10-11-18

La Lune #2

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

This continues the series of daughters of LaLune with Opaline who has a supernatural connection with gems and stones. Enjoyable listen. I love listening to these stories so I don’t have to stumble over the foreign word pronunciations.

  • The Witch of Painted Sorrows

  • The Daughters of La Lune, Book 1
  • By: M.J. Rose
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother's Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it's dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young architect. Together they explore the hidden night world of Paris, the forbidden occult underground, and Sandrine's deepest desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By April on 10-05-15

La Lune #1

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

M J Rose makes France in 1890 come alive. The Daughters of La Lune series.

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,678
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,419

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

Kudos to narrator Davina Porter

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Kudos to Davina Porter, the narrator of this series on Audible. She is making these stories so enjoyable. I’m ready for #3!
I started the first Outlander book years ago and never finished it because it was so long and the Scottish vocabulary was daunting. After seeing an episode on a free Stars weekend, I decided to check it out in Audible. Wow! Talk about fantastic!! I am hooked!

  • The Wild Girl

  • By: Jim Fergus
  • Narrated by: Chris Baskous
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

When Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind by joining the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on their search for the young son of a wealthy Mexican landowner who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. But the expedition's goal becomes compromised when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great historical story

  • By Teresa on 10-11-18

Great historical story

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Another great story from Jim Fergus. It takes the reader back to a time we all should learn more about. A time when the military and white landowners treated Native Americans so wrong. It brings home more injustices that all of us growing up in the 60’s read from our history books..... actions and thoughts so totally different than what truly happened. This is fiction based on true history. A great listen.

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,917

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

Thoroughly enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this Audible Original! I was so ready to hear more. Thanks Audible for this freebie!

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,046

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Fell in love with the Scots

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I completely fell into the time period right along with Claire. I read this book quite some time ago, but listening to it was such a wonderful experience. The narrator was great. Now, I’m ready for the next one in the series.

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,775

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Deborah on 02-07-18

Another great emotional Kristin Hannah!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Not as memorable as The Nightingale, but just as emotionally charged and compelling. It was truly an Alaskan adventure read!

  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,096

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Seriously! What are they thinking?!?

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

This was a good book and I’m glad I read it, but I was frustrated with it. I felt it somewhat unbelievable. I felt agitated with the main characters and their decisions. I found myself thinking what is she thinking and why would she think that’s a good decision. A little far fetched. But.. all that being said, it obviously got my emotions going and I was surprised by the ending. So it did its job of entertaining me! Enjoy!