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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,884

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

slow start, well worth it! interesting character.

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Was sad to finish the book. I loved this man! the narrator definitely added value to the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Understood Betsy

  • By: Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

Elizabeth Ann is being carefully brought up by her Aunt Frances. Aunt Frances shares in all Elizabeth Ann's fears and slights, walks her to and from school each day, and conscientiously follows the most modern theories on child-rearing. She is the original helicopter parent. Not surprisingly, at nine years old Elizabeth Ann is timid and shy, friendless, and completely dependent on her doting aunt. Then an emergency occurs, and the fearful little girl is temporarily sent to other relatives who live on a farm in Vermont.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like a picnic on a warm spring day

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-15-16

Heartwarming story. Helicopter parents: take note!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Interesting story telling. The human spirit does find a way to succeed! I loved each character for different reasons. Great listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dead Husband

  • Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Anna Celeste Burke
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Meet Jessica Huntington, an amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card. She soon finds out that money can't buy happiness or save your neck. Her well-planned life in shambles, she's hiding out near Palm Springs, California. When her best friend's husband is murdered, Jessica and her friends are soon stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Maglis, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable

  • By Beatrice on 02-02-18

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Any additional comments?

Rambling narratives throughout the book. Poorly edited. Could have been and should have been much shorter.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sleuthing for a Living

  • Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer L. Hart
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

As a young single parent, Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor has struggled to provide for her teenage daughter. She finally catches a break when she inherits half of an apartment building in Boston from her uncle Al, along with his P.I. business. So what if she doesn't know the first thing about investigation or if their hot-but-crabby downstairs tenant is a police detective who's looking for any excuse to handcuff her?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great where is the next one!

  • By BikeVON on 11-12-16

light, humorous, easy car listen

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Will definitely buy the next book. great for driving. likeable characters. Interesting narrator. series has potential.

  • Y is for Yesterday

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,995

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence, and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-29-17

hated this book! loved every other Grafton book.

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

This book was so poorly edited. All the characters were unlikable. I wasn't sure I liked Kinsey by book's end!

  • The Old Maid

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 505

The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried ‘aunt’ Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life. The three women live quietly together until Tina’s wedding day, when Delia’s and Charlotte’s hidden jealousies rush to the surface.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching story, well read

  • By Feather on 06-13-10

lovely read!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

Richly described the values, expectations, biases, interrelationships and manners of a different age.

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  • A Mysterious Detective Mystery
  • By: E. J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Mystery author Rachel Goldman is getting used to the idea that her fictional creation, Duffy Madison, has somehow taken flesh-and-blood form and is investigating missing person cases not far from where Rachel lives. Wait. No. She's not getting used to it at all, and the presence of this real-life Duffy is making her current manuscript - what's the word? - lousy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series

  • By Beatrice on 05-13-17

completely enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

fun, interesting series. love Rachel's internal dialog. will definitely buy the next in the series. excellent reader.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,761
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,349

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

superb writing and storytelling.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

narrator grabbed me. she is excellent! she understood Jane's power and emotions, her strength and her challenges. sad this book is over.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Call the Midwife

  • A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,581

At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've listened to this year

  • By Richard on 06-12-13

excellent storytelling!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-16

I loved this book. I was transported to 1950s London. Fascinating! Enoyable! Well written.

  • Capital Dames

  • The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
  • By: Cokie Roberts
  • Narrated by: Cokie Roberts
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social, Southern town of Washington, DC, found itself caught between warring sides in a four-year battle that would determine the future of the United States. After the declaration of secession, many fascinating Southern women left the city, leaving their friends - such as Adele Cutts Douglas and Elizabeth Blair Lee - to grapple with questions of safety and sanitation as the capital was transformed into an immense Union army camp and later a hospital.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Jean on 05-07-15

Another winner from Cokie Roberts!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

Entertaining and informative; well researched as all her books are. Ms. Roberts produced an enlightening and interesting work that unfolded to tell the stories of some amazing women of different races and economic statuses. I learned more about the powerful men of that Era as well. So glad she read this book aloud. Fascinating, never dull, boring, or tedious.