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  • I Owe You One

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,741

Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first”. And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. When a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees - she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer’s owner, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh

  • By Anonymous User on 02-08-19

Slow but sweet

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

It doesn’t grab you at any point and draw you in fully ... a bit predictable and slow, but it is sweet and cute and overall a feel good book.

  • Every Breath

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,119

In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • poor narration + weak plot =wasted credit and time

  • By Pat on 11-20-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Hard to believe it is based in truth because it is that good. Couldn’t put it down . An all time fav !!

  • The Last Song

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Pepper Binkley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Um... WOW!

  • By Brittina on 03-15-10

Sweet and everything you want from Sparks

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

Emotional and sweet .... I really liked this one. It felt genuine and not too slow ...

  • The High Tide Club

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793

When 99-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000-acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She wants Brooke to help her make amends with the heirs of the women who were her closest friends....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a good story but...

  • By RocketDog on 05-25-18

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

A beach read ... just average ... long ... predictable, but the characters were loveable and some good twists

  • When Life Gives You Lululemons

  • A Devil Wears Prada Novel
  • By: Lauren Weisberger
  • Narrated by: Laura Benanti
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,306

Welcome to Greenwich, CT, where the lawns are manicured, the Long Island iced teas are extra strong, and heads turn when an infamous new neighbor arrives for an extended long weekend. After Emily Charlton left Miranda Priestly and Runway magazine, she migrated to L.A with her husband, working as an image consultant to the stars. But recently Emily's lost a few clients. She's struggling. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent and relaunch a gorgeous former model whose mugshot graces the cover of the New York Post, Emily jumps at the chance. Relaunching Karolina is the big leagues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great reader! The acting was the best I've heard!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-18-18

Great beach read

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Fun. Obvious but fun. I love that following Emily’s life continues. Perfect summer read. The new characters Were good as well

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • See Me

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,006

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Nicholas Sparks Has Ever Written!

  • By Wendi on 01-07-16

good

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

not his best. not his worst. a bit slow to start. a bit unrealistic. too long.

  • This Is Me

  • Loving the Person You are Today
  • By: Chrissy Metz
  • Narrated by: Chrissy Metz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,771
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,760

In This Is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave listeners both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy's This Is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments and leaves the listener feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tell it like it is

  • By April Hunter on 04-04-18

love love loved it

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

she is real and raw and has no excuses or apologies. I couldn't stop listening. just amazing.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,467

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

a good one

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

slow to start, but you really get involved with the characters. a bit obvious at times, but a good one.

  • Surprise Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,544

After being together for 10 years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together, and panic sets in. They never expected "until death do us part" to mean seven decades. In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different kind of Sophie Kinsella

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-18

yawn yawn yawn and depressing

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

not a whole lot of fun here ... I like this author for an escape and even when her characters are in tough situations there is usually some humor. this was just sad and boring.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness (Brilliance Audio Edition)

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,970

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

this is my favorite of hers so far

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

slllllloooow to start. hard to believe at parts. but sweet and characters are well developed. enjoyable easy listen.