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  • 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 25,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,380

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

Enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

it was one of those books that silently ducked me in and quickly found myself engaging in activities where I could listen to the book. Parts of the plot were rather predictable but interesting enough to pull one along. Very enjoyable and the author has a great future.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Summer

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 409

It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. But just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you expect from Baldacci but

  • By Wayne on 07-11-12

Just a little hokey.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-16

The book was fun to read for the most part. The author tried to take a great subject and make it too complicated. The family court was very unrealistic but when writing the author can have it be any way they want for the book to work.

  • First Sight

  • A Novel
  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 249

First Sight is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself. When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy - or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe one novel too many....

  • By Anonymous User on 07-22-13

An insult to women

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The book not being written. When I read the summary the book sounded like a new little fling away from my normal reading but instead it turned out to be a horrible tribute to intelligent business. Seemed to be written by a male rather than a female. I don't know why but I really thought it would get better. I could not have been more wrong.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something by someone else. Danielle Steel is completely off my reading list at this point.

What didn’t you like about Arthur Morey’s performance?

Boring voice. Monotone, uninvolved in the presentation. More of performing a job than making the book come alive.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from First Sight?

The whole book.

Any additional comments?

I have not been this disappointed by a book since the last book released by Jean Auel.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,203

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

Definitely a must read.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

A book that cannot be put down exceptional in every way. War peace love hate all described and all made to think more than one way about them. Timelesd. A book I will read again and again.

  • Goodnight June

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Jio
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be. June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Story!!

  • By Trish on 07-13-14

Good story horrendous narrative

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

Reviewed: 06-03-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend to a friend. Good story, easy reading and enjoyable subject. I enjoy Sara Jio as her writings are usually light and I can sit in my reading corner or take my daily walks and listen. Sara Jio transitions smoothly from the main characters to the letter being discovered.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the letter format of the Aunt and her friend in NY.

Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Kellgren’s performances?

No. The voice did not match the characters in the story and it sounded as if she were reading a boring classic. The main character sounded as if she were 75 rather than 35 and the narrator totally ruined the story for me and I finally went out and bought a copy of the book.

Was Goodnight June worth the listening time?

No since I had to buy the book to complete the book. I have listened to many books and have never had to buy a book to finish it as the narrator was so out of sync with the characters and the book.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the story and the author and look forward to Sara's next book but I have finally put a narrator on a list to make sure I don't get another book with her as narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Friends Forever

  • A Novel
  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 398

Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, number one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey - full of tests and trials - as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed for the last time.

  • By CCB on 07-28-12

Doom and gloom

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

Reviewed: 01-26-13

Would you try another book from Danielle Steel and/or Nick Podehl?

I will not read another book from Danielle Steel. I read her in the past but her style became very repetitive and I have not read a book in at least five years, her style has grown even more stilted and without feeling. It reminded me of the writing my children did in High School. Definitely glad I listened to the book as I was multi tasking and didn't lose eight hours that I could never get back. The narrator was horrible and had no concept of voice variance. Much too monotone to be interesting.

Has Friends Forever turned you off from other books in this genre?

It has turned me off completely to Danielle Steel.

What didn’t you like about Nick Podehl’s performance?

Everything. Boring. Speech was much too chopped off. Did not know how to transition from male to female. Maybe it was the book that made him sound so bad. I will try him again.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

The book had so many possibilities as to where it went but the author took a great idea and rammed it into a wall and the book was lost after the first chapter or so. I don't need sadness and anguish in my reading, there is too much in real life and I use my reading and listening for escape and imagination not gloom and doom.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love You More

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Katie MacNichol
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119

One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you guessing all the way through!

  • By Molly on 03-17-11

Enthralled from the start

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

Reviewed: 03-16-12

Where does Love You More rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was one of the best I have listened to thus far. Intriguing and suspenseful. The book started a reader at one point and carefully guided them through a maze to an ending that was far from the beginning point.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The intrigue was apparent from start to finish. I often use my listening time to walking my dogs and the dogs were walked a lot while I listened.

I loved the way a Mother's love was constantly displayed and showed to what lengths a

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I just wanted to sit back and just listen the weaving was so well mastered.

Any additional comments?

I have recommended this book to many of friends whether they

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Magician King

  • A Novel
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,289

Quentin and his friends are now the kings and queens of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are starting to pall. After a morning hunt takes a sinister turn, Quentin and his old friend Julia charter a magical sailing ship and set out on an errand to the wild outer reaches of their kingdom. Their pleasure cruise becomes an adventure when the two are unceremoniously dumped back into the last place Quentin ever wants to see: his parent's house in Chesterton, Massachusetts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • King Grossman the Magician

  • By Douglas on 08-12-11

Disappointment from the start

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

Reviewed: 12-01-11

After being completely enamored by The Magician I was looking forward to another great work but was instead totally disappointed from the start. I kept listening thinking the story line would improve, the thought process would start reaching out but it never happened. My time is too important to me to waste it on dribble such as this.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Maine

  • By: J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 274

In her best-selling debut, Commencement, J. Courtney Sullivan explored the complicated and contradictory landscape of female friendship. Now, in her highly anticipated second novel, Sullivan takes us into even richer territory. For the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. By turns wickedly funny and achingly sad, Maine unveils the sibling rivalry, alcoholism, social climbing, and Catholic guilt at the center of one family, along with the abiding, often irrational love that keeps them coming back....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope author stays true as she continues to write

  • By Susan on 06-20-11

Hope author stays true as she continues to write

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-11

Listening to this, I felt that my own Mother had been plopped into the story and renamed. Ms Sullivan so pulled together several generations of women and respected each era they were from. I often try to do this also so I can understand younger people.

I read her first book and enjoyed it and was not disappointed with her second.

The narrator was not the best I have heard but the story line kept me reading any chance I could grab.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Land of Painted Caves

  • Earth's Children, Book 6
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 34 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,380

Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and, above all, courage. As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave - a shelter of stone. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte and has embarked on the arduous task of training to become a spiritual leader.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry but no...

  • By K on 04-02-11

Disappointment

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-11

After giving her readers five fantastic epic books to ponder and enjoy, Jean Auel insulted them by believing she could merely rehash what was scribed in her past writings. I was sorely disappointed that the book did not deliver what had been given in the past. If there were a way to get a refund for my money on an audible book, I would ask for one.

44 of 45 people found this review helpful