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  • Fitness Junkie

  • A Novel
  • By: Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
  • Narrated by: Jo Piazza, Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin - the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin - her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: lose 30 pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Vaguely entertaining with a complete plot

  • By The Gutless Wonder on 07-14-17

I really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

So far from my life, it was fun to listen to a story about a woman with unlimited funds dive into the world of loosing weight and figuring out her life. I haven't enjoyed an audio book in a while and I enjoy this.

  • The Tribes of Palos Verdes

  • By: Joy Nicholson
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Medina Mason is a defiant, awkward newcomer to the affluent beach community of Palos Verdes, California. As her parents' marriage disintegrates and her beloved brother falls prey to the temptations of drugs and the lunacy of their mother, Medina surfs to survive, finding a bitter solace in the rough comfort of the waves. This is the moving story of growing up "different", of the love between siblings, and of one girl's power to save herself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was dark

  • By chrispy on 10-30-17

It was dark

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

I forced myself to listen to the entire book. I just kept thinking "do these people have any clue?" Seeing someone self-destruct in front of your eyes you don't do anything? Ugh

  • The Party

  • A Novel
  • By: Robyn Harding
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 519

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet 16 birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not one likable character

  • By Lynn R. on 10-10-17

These people can't get out of their own way

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

It kept my attention but during the entire book, I kept shaking my head thinking "these people are so self-destructive". I just wanted to shake some sense into them. The reason why I purchased this book was because Cassandra Campbell is my favorite narrator.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • It Happens All the Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Amy Hatvany
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99

Amber Bryant and Tyler Hicks have been best friends since they were teenagers - trusting and depending on each other through some of the darkest periods of their young lives. And while Amber has always felt that their relationship is strictly platonic, Tyler has long harbored the secret desire that they might one day become more than friends. Returning home for the summer after her college graduation, Amber begins spending more time with Tyler than she has in years. Despite the fact that Amber is engaged to her college sweetheart, a flirtation begins to grow between them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrated

  • By kimberly on 07-20-17

not so much

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

I usually like Amy's books. But this one, not so much. I found the characters not likable. towards the end of the book, I really wasn't invested in them. I do not recommend.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Love & Gelato

  • By: Jenna Evans Welch
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn't in the mood for Italy's famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She's only there because it was her mother's dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn't around for 16 years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina's uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina to follow in her mother's footsteps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing but predictable

  • By G. Bozeman on 08-07-17

Not what I thought it would be...

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

This book has so many positive reviews. I chose this book because of the backdrop - Italy (Florence) But I was disappointed with this. I didn't realize that the character was only 16-ish. I just couldn't relate being older.
Maybe if I was in high school I would appreciate it more.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,702
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,591
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,541

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

  • By Kim on 11-04-15

I really enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

I didn't know about this when it actually happened. I just started to watch her show on A&E and I was fascinated about the subject matter. She is an amazing narrator and her delivery was amazing.
I highly recommend this book.

  • Pretty Much Screwed

  • By: Jenna McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 275

For Charlotte Crawford, the worst part about being dumped after 20 years of marriage is that her husband, Jack, doesn't want another woman; he just doesn't want her. Forty-two and clueless, Charlotte is a fish out of water in a dating pool teeming with losers. Just when she thinks she's finally put her failed marriage behind her, it comes back to bite her in the ass...hard. Without warning, Charlotte finds herself staring down the barrel of a future she wouldn't (she would totally) wish on her worst enemy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The mispronunciations drove me crazy!

  • By AudiobookWorm on 11-08-16

it was just ok

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

I felt that the book at times was rushed. Some parts of the book were day to day then all of the sudden a few weeks went by. The storyline and characters didn't develop the way that I felt they should. I ended up not really caring about the main character. Not very likable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Widow Waltz

  • By: Sally Koslow
  • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Georgia Waltz has things many people only dream of: A plush Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park, a Hamptons beach house, valuable jewels and art, two bright daughters, and a husband she adores, even after decades of marriage. It's only when Ben suddenly drops dead from a massive coronary while training for the New York City Marathon that Georgia discovers her husband - a successful lawyer - has left them nearly penniless. Their wonderland was built on lies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre story

  • By Joanne on 10-31-17

Meh.....

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

Reviewed: 12-07-15

I really wanted to like this book, as the description seemed really interesting. Very blah story and very blah narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monday's Lie

  • By: Jamie Mason
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

Dee Aldrich rebelled against her off-center upbringing when she married the most conventional man she could imagine: Patrick, her college sweetheart. But now, years later, her marriage is falling apart and she's starting to believe that her husband wants her gone... for good.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story idea..could have been better

  • By PlantCrone on 04-08-15

it was a waste of a great narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

I am a huge fan of anything narrator Cassandra Campbell does. This book however was a huge disappointment. I love this type of book but this story was too slow.

  • Things You Won't Say

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Every morning, as her husband Mike straps on his SIG Sauer and pulls on his heavy Magnum boots, Jamie Anderson tenses up. Then comes the call she has always dreaded: There's been a shooting at police headquarters. Mike isn't hurt, but his longtime partner is grievously injured. As weeks pass and her husband's insomnia and disconnectedness mount, Jamie realizes he is an invisible casualty of the attack. Then the phone rings again. Another shooting - but this time Mike has pulled the trigger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for my long car ride

  • By chrispy on 06-04-15

Perfect for my long car ride

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

I am listened to all of Sara Pekkanen's book and I have enjoyed them. Getting narrator, Cassandra Campbell read it just makes it better. I actually do a search for the narrator when choose this book.
It was a very interesting storyline, always enjoying the different character perspectives. I recommend this book.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful