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  • Remember When

  • Remember Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: T. Torrest
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class. This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone, himself included, could even dream he'd turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book full of young love and humor!

  • By Debbie on 04-19-14

Fantastic narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Narrator was great. Made the story in fact... Good enough story but entirely about teenage love.

  • Not What She Seems

  • By: Victorine E. Lieske
  • Narrated by: Jacob Aaron Miller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

When billionaire Steven Ashton couldn’t stand his high society social life anymore, he left the stress of New York on a vacation for his soul. The need to meet real down to earth people led him to a small Nebraska town. He didn’t want to lie about who he was, but he couldn’t exactly tell them the truth. Emily could have easily fallen in love with Steven, under different circumstances, but her past was catching up with her and she needed a new life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator reads like a second grader!

  • By lovetoread on 12-19-13

Couldn't stand narration

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Honestly, cannot say whether the story was good. narrator was so horrible that I couldn't listen to it. Didn't even make it more than 10 minutes.

  • Mistakenly Married

  • By: Victorine E. Lieske
  • Narrated by: Sarah May Scotti
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Penny's gotten herself into another one of her crazy messes. She's broke and about to be evicted. When her online boyfriend suggests they elope, she agrees. Why not? She loves him, even though she hasn't met him, so she blows the last of her cash on a fun Las Vegas wedding. Except, William stands her up and the limo driver picks up the wrong guy. A smokin' hot wrong guy. Too bad she doesn't find out who he really is until after the wedding.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute

  • By Stephanie Beauchamp on 07-05-18

ok story, horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Narrator was distracting. Sounded like she was in box half of the time. OK differentiation between characters voices, but awkward pauses and slightly wooden narration.

  • The Paris Key

  • By: Juliet Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

As a girl, Genevieve Martin spent the happiest summer of her life in Paris, learning the delicate art of locksmithing at her uncle's side. But since then, living back in the States, she has become more private, more subdued. She has been an observer of life rather than an active participant, holding herself back from those around her, including her soon-to-be ex-husband. Paris never really left Genevieve, and, as her marriage crumbles, she finds herself faced with an incredible opportunity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paris As I Know Her

  • By Alexis on 10-01-15

Francophiles beware...

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

If you're a French speaker, the narrator's butchery of the language will grate on you, but it doesn't overwhelm like in some other narrated stories (because there aren't as many French words!). Enjoyable read without but nothing remarkable.

  • Enchanted, Inc.

  • A Novel
  • By: Shanna Swendson
  • Narrated by: Eva Wilhelm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,636

Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story of magic.

  • By Debbie on 02-07-14

Enjoyable Read

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Narration was good. Story was interesting. Found myself laughing at good natured humor.

  • Ghostly Start

  • Harper Harlow, Books 1-3
  • By: Lily Harper Hart
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Harper Harlow can see and talk to ghosts. She's built a business out of helping souls crossover, and even though the cases sometimes go wonky, she's good at what she does. Jared Monroe wants to be a big city detective in a large market. Instead, he's forced to take a job in the small community of Whisper Cove until the right position opens up. He doesn't believe in ghosts, and yet he can't seem to stay away from Harper. These two are on a collision course for each other, but danger is in the way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narrator ever

  • By C. Woods on 08-16-17

Slightly annoying characters

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

These characters just aren't that believable. They are both annoying, whiney, and too perfect all at the same time. Everyone gets along while simultaneously being catty, and no one has the sense to tell either the main protagonist (who is way too bossy) or her best friend (who is way too up in her business) that no one would think that they're over the top, and in fact everyone is jist so happy to tell them how great it all is, despite the total dysfunction in it all.

The narrator doesn't help much. I just didn't enjoy listenjng, whether because of the minor things, like pronouncing "autopsy" as "all-topsy" or the more major. The major annoyance was that she read everything as if every sentence was ended with an exclamation point. Also, half the men had horrible nasal voices (though I did appreciate her attempt to distinguish the various voices).

The story was passable (if not slightly predictable) and the love interests pretty much fawn all over each other throughout. Even someone like me, who can suspend reality for a bit, was rolling my eyes. So, be forewarned.

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  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 7
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,007

Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best spin offs I have read!

  • By Diana Turmenne on 05-28-13

Love Amanda Ronconi, Hated Accent

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

Good story on par with other Molly Harper Half Moon Hollow stories. However, the accent of the narrator was distracting. I absolutely love Ronconi's narration (that's how I found this series), and she always does a great job. So I know it's not her but the director who told her to use such a weird accent (it sounded like a poor imitation of someone trying to speak half-Irish and half-Bostonian). Yes the character has both elements but it even says that she's supposed to have a SLIGHT lilt/Boston accent. After a while it eased, but it did take quite some time.

  • Caught Dead Handed

  • Witch City Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Carol J. Perry
  • Narrated by: C.S.E Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts, with witches, but for Lee Barrett it's home. This October she's returned to her hometown - where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives - to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late-night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good light whodunnit

  • By Margaret on 07-05-15

predictable but still enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

The narrator leaves something to be desired -- she is a little too sudate for my tastes. And I guessed the ending about 1/2 through the book. Still, it was enjoyable enough.

  • Pride And Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485

Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet deals with the issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Austen at her wittiest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High pitched mother voice

  • By Michelle W on 07-19-15

Narration sometimes odd

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

Reviewed: 04-27-15

I obviously love this story, but I found there were times that the narrator (who is generally good) reads sentences so that it was a little boring -- when the narration wasn't a character speaking, there were times (but certainly not the bulk of the reading) that it sounded rote without much thought or feeling for what was being said. It got a little distracting, but wasn't as critical since I am well acquainted with the story. The variation of character voices is good, but the

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