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  • This Is How It Always Is

  • A Novel
  • By: Laurie Frankel
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,802

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story mirrors our life -- to a point -- spoilers

  • By 1mom3kids on 11-14-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

One of the best books I have listened in a long time! Beautifully written and narrated.

  • Remember Me

  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but then - you realise - she wants your life.... When Sharni and Tom move into 24 The Pines, it seems like Clare and Chris have the perfect neighbours. Sharni is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare's two-year-old, Ben. As Sharni's influence touches everyone around her, Clare finds herself fighting for her sanity as well her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Mystical Lady on 11-21-17

Kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Excellent audible book. I couldn’t stop listening and was shocked at the ending. Worth a credit!

  • The Stolen Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,394

In 1944, 23-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess' new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best book I have ever listened to!!!

  • By Sandi Johnson on 11-26-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

It isn’t often that I take the time to write a full review but feel strongly about this book! I found myself wanting to listen to it nonstop. Normally I seem to figure out the direction a book is going and am disappointed and bored. Not the case with The Stolen Marriage. It kept me in suspense the entire 10+ hours. I also think the narrator plays a huge role in the success of a book. Susan Bennett is one of the best!! Use a credit! You won’t regret it!

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  • Gone

  • Deadly Secret, Book 2
  • By: Elisabeth Naughton
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Three years ago, Alec McClane and Raegan Devereaux lived every parent's worst nightmare: their one-year-old daughter, Emma, was abducted from a park when Alec turned his back for just a moment. Emma was never found, and presumed dead. The crushing trauma, plus Alec's unbearable guilt, ended the couple's marriage. Now a four-year-old girl matching Emma's profile is found wandering a local park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Jennifer Veer-Boyes on 01-30-17

Overall a good listen

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

I enjoyed the story for the most part, as it was fairly entertaining, but the sex scenes were cringeworthy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Painted Veil

  • By: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440

First published in 1925, The Painted Veil is an affirmation of the human capacity to grow, change, and forgive. Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, it is the story of the beautiful but shallow young Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to a remote region of China ravaged by a cholera epidemic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What An Unexpected Delight!

  • By Cathy on 10-22-08

Boring

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

This book did not capture my attention. I found it to be boring and felt the ending was anticlimactic.

  • Smart Girl

  • The Girl's Series, Book 3
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626

Brilliant designer Miko Jin is a hopeless romantic. She's spent most of her life falling in love over and over again...with the men she finds in the pages of her favorite novels. When Miko meets Liam Ashton, it's love at first sight. At least, for her. Sure, the two of them are polar opposites, and yes, he seems to be dating someone new each week. But Miko knows what true love is and that you can't rush it - after all, what she lacks in real-world experience, she makes up for in book smarts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first two

  • By Jennifer on 09-03-16

lighthearted, easy listen

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

listened to the other two in the series so I had to listen to this one as well. Another predictable book but easy to listen.

  • Party Girl

  • The Girl's Series, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,609
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442

Landon Brinkley's dreams are all coming true. She's landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite, taking her from small-town Texas to the bright lights of LA. Landon soon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event - even a child's birthday party - is de rigueur and the whims of celebrity clients are life-and-death matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Good

  • By Holly Helscher on 07-13-16

Predictable, but cute

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

Any additional comments?

Easy listen. It reminded me very much of The Devil Wears Prada but was still entertaining.

  • Unwritten

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

Father Steady Capri knows quite a bit about helping others. But he is afraid Katie Quinn's problems may be beyond his abilities. But there is one person who still may be able to save her from herself. He will show her an alternate escape, a way to write a new life. Ultimately, he will need to leave his secluded home and sacrifice the serenity he's found to help her. From the Florida coast, they will travel to the French countryside where they will discover the unwritten story of both their pasts and their future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo

  • By Jan Grizzel on 03-29-15

Couldnt get into it

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Slow story. Continually had to rewind and listen again because I kept zoning out. Not one of my favs.

  • Flat-Out Love

  • By: Jessica Park
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,562

He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy. So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagles likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves. Complicated? Awkward? Completely. But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved this book!

  • By OutOfStyle1989 on 01-17-13

Silly

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

Silly story line. I like listening to Julia Whelan, which is why I decided on this. It just wasn't very interesting.

  • All the Missing Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Ms. Megan Miranda
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,691

It's been 10 years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne's case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched. The decade-old investigation focused on Nic; her brother, Daniel; her boyfriend, Tyler; and Corinne's boyfriend, Jackson. Since then only Nic has left Cooley Ridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stay with it

  • By Amber on 07-03-16

Confused!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

What would have made All the Missing Girls better?

an easier to understand storyline.

What do you think your next listen will be?

a thriller

Which character – as performed by Rebekkah Ross – was your favorite?

the narrator was great, throughout.

Any additional comments?

The storyline was very hard to follow. It kept jumping around and I had a hard time keeping up with what was happening. I feel like I need to listen to the entire book again but don't want to waste my time.