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A. Montgomery

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  • The Painter's Daughter

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. She often walks the cliffside path along the North Devon coast, popular with artists and poets. It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree, the first man to tell her she's beautiful. Captain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother's neglected duties. Home on leave, he's sent to find Wesley.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Elizabeth Jasicki?

  • By DatPixieGirl on 01-17-16

One I could listen to over and over again.

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

This book is awesomely written with a perfect balance of drama, suspense, and romance. Read it. You will love it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Coming Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Stacy Hawkins Adams
  • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

If forgiving your ex-husband was easy, everybody would do it. Brent had cheated on Dayna and coldly said goodbye to her seven long years ago - dashing her hopes of having children or growing old with the love of her life. Working hard to make herself successful as a hospital executive, Dayna has moved on, finding comfort in a new dating relationship with a faith-filled colleague, Warren. But when Brent resurfaces on her doorstep at just the wrong time, Dayna’s heart threatens to come unglued.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but...

  • By A. Montgomery on 02-13-14

Good story but...

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

Reviewed: 02-13-14

The narrator really took away from the reading. Her drawl and slow speech made the characters sound slow. Occasionally, the voice matched the character, but the book would have benefited from a better narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ray of Hope

  • By: Vanessa Davis Griggs
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Best-selling author Vanessa Davis Griggs pens compelling tales eagerly devoured by fans. Here spoiled teens Crystal and Sahara get sent to live with their grandmother, Ma Ray, for a summer without cell phones, Internet, or boys. Upset their summer is ruined, the girls attempt to rebel against their grandmother’s strict rules. But they don’t succeed, because Ma Ray was once a wild child like her granddaughters—and she knows every trick in the book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Uplifting

  • By KweenBie on 01-10-18

That Missing Old School Grandma... She's Back!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Where does Ray of Hope rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Grandma. Yess. Loved her.

What does Patricia R. Floyd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great voice that made the book wonderful.

If you could rename Ray of Hope, what would you call it?

Perfect how it is.

  • Prophet

  • By: R.J. Larson
  • Narrated by: Brooke Heldman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

"Close your eyes, Ela of Parne. Close your eyes and you will see." Ela Roeh of Parne doesn't understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet. She’s undignified, bad tempered, and only 17 - not to mention that no prophet of Parne has ever been a girl. Worst of all, as the elders often warn, if she agrees to become the Infinite's prophet, Ela knows she will die young. "Istgard has turned their back on Me. See the evil they do."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prophet (R. J. Larson)

  • By W. on 04-18-12

The Infinate

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Where does Prophet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely at the top of the list.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is an interesting journey of excitement, love, action, and devotion. Yes, would make an excellent movie.

What about Brooke Heldman’s performance did you like?

Perfect voice for the book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction however, it is different from any that I have read.

  • Tumbling

  • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Both Noon and Herbie have secrets. Because of this she can’t be intimate with her husband, and he sneaks out to a hot jazz singer named Ethel - who has a secret of her own. When the city proposes to build a road through their neighborhood, Noon begins a crusade to keep it from happening - and maybe save her marriage in the process. Tumble into this amazing novel and feel the love and warmth of a special block in South Philly. This is an extraordinary depiction of the true meaning of family and fellowship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Mother's Love

  • By Carla on 08-03-16

You'll Want to Listen in One Sitting

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

If you could sum up Tumbling in three words, what would they be?

Reaping what you have sown.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Probably, Herbie or Noon. Herbie because of his patience. Noon because of her open arms in difficult situations.

What does Myra Lucretia Taylor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice is absolutely perfect. Each character uniquely portrayed.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Cry. So much drama, but the family togetherness balanced this book.

  • Goodness and Mercy

  • By: Vanessa Davis Griggs
  • Narrated by: Caroline Clay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

In Goodness and Mercy by award-winning author Vanessa Davis Griggs, Gabrielle’s girlhood dream of becoming a dancer slips away when life takes an unexpected turn. But after she meets the man of her dreams at church, everything seems to be falling into place—until a past secret threatens to tear her life all apart and puts her newfound faith to the ultimate test.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Nina on 11-02-10

From Sinner to Saint

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

Reviewed: 05-27-12

What did you love best about Goodness and Mercy?

The spiritual journey this young lady goes through.

What other book might you compare Goodness and Mercy to and why?

To me this is different from anything I have read in a good way.

  • Straight Talk, No Chaser

  • How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man
  • By: Steve Harvey
  • Narrated by: Steve Harvey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343

In the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey gave millions of women around the globe insight into what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In his new book, he zeros in on what motivates men and provides tips on how women can use that knowledge to get more of what they need out of their relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is exactly what is says it is!

  • By Brent on 06-04-12

Things that make you go hmm.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, there is some good info in this book.

What does Steve Harvey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hearing the author read the book brings the passion that he has for the information he is providing. He did a good job.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Letters to a Young Sister

  • By: Harper Hill
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Winner of two NAACP awards for his writing, bestselling author Hill Harper is an acclaimed actor known for his role on CSI: NY. A Brown University and Harvard Law School alum, Harper is also a passionate public servant. In this book he offers comforting advice for today's youth through his own wisdom as well as that of such luminaries as Michelle Obama and Angela Bassett.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep writing young brother.

  • By Charles Henderson on 03-02-10

Some truths here.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-12

Yes, the book does at have some good information, but not enough to keep me listen.

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,516
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,547

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hated the story.

  • By Bobbalinks on 11-25-16

Rated four stars by others.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-12

I did not enjoy this book. In my opinion it had no direction or purpose. From the beginning it just shove you into the story without explanation of why, where, or what. It slowly divulges details, but it was totally uninteresting to listen to. The narrators voice was perfect for the book, but I still could not finish it.

15 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • I Say a Prayer for Me

  • One Woman's Life of Faith and Triumph
  • By: Stanice Anderson
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Stanice Anderson, motivational speaker and author of 12-Step Programs: A Resource Guide for Helping Professionals, delivers a personal guide to dealing with failure and turning to triumphs. By examining her own obstacles, Anderson relates to problems that many people face today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It started out good.

  • By A. Montgomery on 05-27-12

It started out good.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-12

It started out good but as the story went on it just did not hold my attention.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful