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Renee Kelley

Missouri City, TX
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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86,254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78,506
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78,060

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Update and knowing now

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

I enjoyed listening to Michelle. Initially I had a difficult time getting into the book. Once I let the chapters move on to chapters three and on, did the book begin to get interesting and kept my attention. There was a lot; of course that someone like me would not have known, which is why the book was written. Michelle did a great job with sharing her story about Hope, family, and being a presidential wife.

  • Sisters

  • A Novel
  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Sam Freed
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Candy is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion's latest supermodel. Her sister Tammy has a job producing a hit show on TV. In New York, oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer. And Annie is an American artist in Florence, living for her art. On one Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family's annual gathering. But before the holiday is over, tragedy strikes, and their world is utterly changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sisters

  • By Stephanie on 04-04-08

Sisters

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

This story was by far the best read! I thought it a tragic one initially, but it drew me in since life is just like that. My emotions were up and down once the situation with the mom happened. I felt terrible for them. A great gory about how life is!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Fight

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles, the perfect marriage. Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith soaks up the conflict between good and evil as it plays out in real time. When her family returns to the United States, she begins blazing her own trail, swimming against the tides, spurred on by her freethinking liberal grandfather, determined to become a lawyer despite her traditional, conservative father's objections.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good book, but....

  • By Anna on 07-13-18

The Good Fight

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

It took me a very long time to get through this book. I wasn’t wowed over it. The title kept coming up as it related to different story connections and that was alright.
I did however, enjoy the characters in this book. Mrs. Steele did a good job interchanging characters and using several ethnicities. That was a plus and showed talent.

  • The Right Time

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father - and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father's untimely death, at 14 Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds 26 mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to understand the five star ratings given this book

  • By Karyn Mazzeo on 10-21-17

Great read

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

I enjoyed reading this book or should I say listening to this book. It kept my interest from beginning to the end. Loved the characters and felt the pain of love and lost of loved ones. The ending was a really great love story from the guys that took advantage of her. I felt so bad for her. With age comes wisdom though.

  • Matters of the Heart

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 280

Hope Dunne has carved out a name for herself as a top photographer, known the joys of marriage and motherhood and the heartbreak of loss. In her chic SoHo loft, Hope is content with her life, finding serenity and beauty through the lens of her camera. She isn't looking for a man or excitement. But these things find her when she accepts a last-minute assignment to fly to London at Christmas and photograph one of the world's most celebrated writers - an Irish-American author known for novels of thrilling literary darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than expected

  • By Rachel on 03-12-12

Kept me wondering

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

This book was fun to read and suspenseful. I just knew she would get killed or in the end, wind up pregnant when it was all over.
I did get mad at the character when she kept going back for more when it was sooo clear to me that he didn’t want her. I found myself calling her crazy.

  • Mirror Image

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: John Fleming
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

To look at one was to see the other. For her family, even the girls' own father, it was a constant guessing game. For strangers, the surprise was overwhelming. And for the twins Olivia and Victoria Henderson, two remarkable young women coming of age at the turn of the century, their bond was mysterious, marvelous, and often playful -- a secret realm only they inhabited. Olivia and Victoria were the beloved daughters of a man who never fully recovered from his wife's death bearing them in 1893. Shy, serious Olivia, born eleven minutes before her sister, had taken over the role of mother in their lush New York estate, managing not only a household but her rebellious twin's flights of fancy. Free-spirited Victoria wanted to change the world. She embraced the women's suffrage movement and dreamed of sailing to war-torn Europe. Then, in the girls' twenty-first year, as the First World War escalated overseas, a fateful choice changed their lives forever. It began when Victoria's life was about to become a public scandal. It led to a painful decision, and brought handsome lawyer Charles Dawson into the Hendersons' life and family. Hand-picked by the twins' father to save his daughter's reputation, Charles was still mourning his wife's death aboard the Titanic, struggling to raise his nine-year-old son alone, determined never to lose his heart again. Charles wanted to believe that for the sake of his son he could make an unwanted marriage work. But in an act of deception that only Olivia and Victoria could managa, the twins took an irrevocable step, which changed both their lives forever; and took one of the twins to the battlefield of France, the other into a marriage she longed for but could not have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very nice story

  • By iouone2005 on 03-24-19

Almost didn’t read

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

When I began this book, it was really boring. I put it down twice then open the third try, I was able to get through it. It wasn’t the best one I’ve read from Mrs Steele. It was a stretch!

  • Dangerous Games

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 346

Bringing together a cast of fascinating characters in a riveting tale of ambition and corruption, politics, passion, and ultimate justice, Dangerous Games is a thrilling drama from number-one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Book

  • By S. Zapata on 03-10-17

Renee's View

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I thought this story had a lot of interesting scenes going on. I enjoyed reading this book. Kept my attention throughout!

  • Southern Lights

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Eleven years have passed since Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of her ex-husband's betrayal and the cruelty of his prominent Charleston family. Now an assistant D.A. in Manhattan, Alexa has made a name for herself as a top prosecutor while juggling her role as devoted single mom to a teenage daughter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok ish

  • By Heidi on 12-19-09

My opinion

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

The story began slow. I was ready to return it, but I kept listening and found myself loving the story a lot.

  • Not Quite Dating

  • Not Quite Series, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817

Working the graveyard shift as a waitress, single mother Jessie Mann has no time to waste on a Texan with big dreams and a skinny wallet. And that’s just what she sees when Jack Morrison ambles into the diner where she works. After a childhood of financial instability, Jessie swore she’d do better by her son. But with Christmas just around the corner, saying no to Jack and his cowboy good looks is easier said than done.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant surprise!

  • By SIMARA on 12-19-12

Good read

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

The ppl was enjoyable. Glad they were able to get together. I like happy endings.

  • Wild Hunger

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 7
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998

When half-wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother...and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend - warmly familiar and intoxicating. Trick Hardy, enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

The jury is still out on this one

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

While I did enjoy listening to the story, I was not impressed with the recorders voice. I thought her to be too assertive in her working of how she thought the characters should be. I also could have done without all of the cursing. It brought the story line to a lower level of intellectual appreciation.