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Peachtree Corners, GA
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  • On Second Thought

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Sands Xe, Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046

Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married - she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless breakup he chronicles in a blog - which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half sister, Kate, who's already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Diane on 02-24-17

Heartwarming and funny....

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I didn't think I was going to like this book, but I ended up not being able to stop listening. I didn't think I was going to like either sister, but their character development was so honest and logical that I couldn't help rooting for both them. A quality read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All I Ever Wanted

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

Turning 30 has its ups and downs. For Callie Grey, coming to grips with her age means facing the fact that her boyfriend-slash-boss is way overdue with a marriage proposal. And that she's way off track, because Mark has suddenly announced his engagement to the company's new Miss Perfect. If that isn't bad enough, her mom decides to throw her a Big Three-Oh birthday bash - in the family funeral home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating

  • By Avid reader on 01-13-17

Funny, tender and sweet...

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

this was a wonderful read., full ofvdelightful charactersvyou come to root for and Ove found a new narrator in Xe Sands. I look forward to listening to more of her performances.

  • Dead in the Water

  • By: Annelise Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Deputy Coroner Mattie Winston is starting to feel like she's in way over her head...As the single mom of an energetic toddler and an investigator working for the medical examiner's office in small-town Sorenson, Wisconsin, Mattie is used to her life being a juggling act. But now that she's moved in with Detective Steve Hurley and his teenaged daughter Emily, and has started planning their wedding, her home life is looking more like a three-ring circus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an entertaining series!

  • By sonia on 03-05-17

Not quite as good as the rest of the series

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

I enjoyed this installment although I didn't enjoy it as much as I have previous installments. It will interesting to see what happens next.

  • Shattered Lies

  • Web of Lies
  • By: Kathleen Brooks
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Valeria McGregor was a better shot, a better fighter, and smarter than everyone she'd ever gone up against as an agent for the DEA. Then she'd uncovered illegal activity within her own organization and was fired as part of a cover-up. That was how she'd joined the secret group who reports only to the president. Valeria fully plans to find the men and women hell bent on ruling the world from the shadows, but she also has revenge on her mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Trilogy! Excellent Narration!

  • By Tracy T on 12-20-17

excellent series ending!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

these was a great ending to a well written series. I would highly recommend it

  • Half Empty

  • First Wives Series
  • By: Catherine Bybee
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

Trina Petrov’s marriage-by-contract was only meant to be temporary. But when tragedy strikes, Trina is left one of the wealthiest women in the world. To recover from the shock, she takes some time off in Italy, swearing not to fall for any men while there. But that doesn’t mean she can’t fall for anyone on the trip home. Country-music superstar Wade Thomas is lying low in a hotel bar when he gets the cold shoulder from the woman next to him. He’s used to fans fawning at his boots, and Trina is a refreshing change - so is the fact that she has no idea who he is.

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

  • By faerea on 08-02-18

This is a great series!!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Mystery, action, intrigue and a good love story! I'm highly anticipating the next installment. I want all if these women to be happy; including Sasha!

  • One Last Look

  • By: Linda Lael Miller
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

A senseless murder. A sizzling adventure. Clare Westbrook is a survivor who built her law practice from sheer determination - and an unexpected inheritance. Now Clare, carrying her lover Tony Sonterra's child, has taken the biggest risk of all: saying yes to his marriage proposal and finally burying her lifelong commitment phobia. So why is fear running through her veins and haunting her dreams?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Series..unanswered questions

  • By Gift Diva on 06-28-18

Good Series..unanswered questions

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I have now read all 3 books in the series and I enjoyed it overall, although by the end, Clare was getting on my nerves taking unnecessary risks. There are some unanswered questions left that hopefully will be resolved with another book

  • Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

  • Cupcake Café Series, Book 1
  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 452

Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is at filing, so when she's laid off from her desk job, Issy decides to open her own little café. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all of her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a fun bit of fluff

  • By Robin on 04-09-14

Unexpectedly Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I had no expectations going to my Jenny Colgan book, but I think I may become a life long fan. She had me laughing and shedding a few tears all at the same time. Very well told and I loved Michelle Ford's narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White like Her

  • By: Gail Lukasik PhD, Kenyatta D. Berry - foreword
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother's decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness. Haunted by her mother's fear and shame, Gail embarks on a quest to uncover her mother's racial lineage, tracing her family back to 18th-century colonial Louisiana. In coming to terms with her decision to publicly out her mother, Gail changed how she looks at race and heritage.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By yolanda m. collier on 06-06-18

Interesting and well done!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I'm not usually a big fan of non-fiction, but after seeing the author on the Meghan Kelly show (in a clip on You Tube) I had to learn more. Her mother's story is one that has a bright and beautiful light shined on it and I'm sure she is extremely proud. There are so many stories like this in our community and so many of us don't know or can't completely trace our ancestory. I was excited right along with her during her journey. It makes me want to start my own journey to learn more about my father's family who I know nothing about. I highly recommend!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Shark and I

  • By: Cara Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,127

They tell you there are plenty of fish in the sea, but nobody mentions the sharks. Plunge into this hot, hilarious audio-first romance by USA Today best-selling author Cara Lockwood!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too short, but I loved it

  • By Lina Marie on 11-04-17

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

great story and narration. Well written and engaging...I could not stop listening. Looking forward to more from this author!

  • Sweet Tea and Sympathy

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,287

Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot's rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society and made elegance and glamour her business. She's riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she's blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start - and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Ms. Harper

  • By green ice cream garden on 11-30-17

another great story by Molly Harper

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

the story started a little slow but it ended up being a great read. The narrator is one of my favorites