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  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,853

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

The "f" word......

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

If you don't mind language maybe this story is for you. I couldn't get past the first three chapters before I was worn out.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Shelters of Stone

  • Earth's Children, Book 5
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 33 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819

After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have reached his home, the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone-age settlement in the region known today as southwest France. Jondalar's family greet him warmly, but they are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why did Sandra Burr change the voices?

  • By michelle on 08-17-11

what happened to Ala?

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Read the books anyway but it's hard to imagine that after four books of us getting acquainted with the characters and their voices the reader (who's idea it probably wasn't) changed the voice of the main character. What??? I keep waiting for her to say, "Jondalar darlink!" The books are so wonderfully written and read someone, the producer, should have caught this change and stopped production.

  • The Valley of Horses

  • Earth's Children, Book 2
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,329

Ayla, the unforgettable heroine of The Clan of the Cave Bear, sets out on her own odyssey of discovery away from the nurturing adoptive family and friends of the Clan. She is in search of others like herself and in search of love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by the narration

  • By Rowena on 07-08-08

Fascinating read but ....

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

...be prepared for serious adult content scenes between sexes starting in chapter four, twelve and the last two. It is such a fascinating story full of information and possible scenarios or early man and could easily left to the imagination.

  • The Daughters of Ireland

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

In the green hills of West Cork, Ireland, Castle Deverill has burned to the ground. But young Celia Deverill is determined to see her ruined ancestral home restored to its former glory - to the years when Celia ran through its vast halls with her cousin Kitty and their childhood friend Bridie Doyle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Santa Montefiore book!

  • By Deborah on 08-18-17

Seems like a recap of first booke in the series.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

What did you like best about The Daughters of Ireland? What did you like least?

I'm listening to this book because of the narrator, who is fabulous, even though it seems to be covering the story told in the first book which I loved. I'll finish it but am wondering why the repeat?

  • Letters to the Lost

  • By: Iona Grey
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600

Late on a frozen February evening, a young woman is running through the streets of London. Having fled from her abusive boyfriend and with nowhere to go, Jess stumbles onto a forgotten lane where a small, clearly unlived-in old house offers her best chance of shelter for the night. The next morning a mysterious letter arrives - and when she can't help but open it, she finds herself drawn inexorably into the story of two lovers from another time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reading Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey is Time Well Spent

  • By Donna on 11-12-15

Not much left to the imagination in bedroom sceene

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

Have you listened to any of Avita Jay’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any of Avita Jay's performances but will look for her in future.

Any additional comments?

wish we could have known more about Daisy. She seemed to have been tucked away and nothing more about her.

  • Secrets of a Summer Night

  • The Wallflowers, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857

Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing — and persistent — admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition…but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Wallflowers

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-26-13

Definitely R rated....

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, typical storyline and it would have been really good but the bedroom scenes were just too much for me and I found myself fast forwarding to the next chapter.

Would you be willing to try another one of Rosalyn Landor’s performances?

No, male voices were not very good.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

NO! I don't watch R movies

  • Season of Storms

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 354

In the early 1900s, the playwright Galeazzo D’Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage, Celia disappeared. Now, decades later, Alessandro D’Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather’s masterpiece. A promising young actress - who shares Celia Sands’ name, but not her blood - has agreed to star. She is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play - and to her compelling, compassionate employer. And even though she knows she should let the past go, in her dreams it comes back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Evocative Prose

  • By Scott on 07-10-15

Great narrator but so sleepy and whispering...

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Any additional comments?

Listened through chapter after chapter wondering if the narrator was a sleepy as I was. I think there was great potential in this story but couldn't stay away even in the mid afternoon to finish. Love Susanna Kearsley book but not this one.

  • A Desperate Fortune

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549

For nearly 300 years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.... Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing - for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime

  • By Nancy Lindquist on 10-11-16

Great narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Any additional comments?

Really good voices and accents! The story a bit slow but very interesting modern day character.

  • Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart

  • An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • By: Carrot Quinn
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 795

Carrot Quinn fears that she's become addicted to the Internet. The city makes her numb, and she's having trouble connecting with others. In a desperate move, she breaks away from everything to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It will be her first long-distance hike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh and surprising thru-hikealog

  • By Beth E. on 06-05-16

Watch out for language...

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Any additional comments?

Starts out perfectly, then about chapter 3 the f bombs arrive. Really, it would have been just perfect without them!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Firebird

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,096

Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird - the mythical creature from an old Russian fable. Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna who leads her into the past on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Historical Fiction

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-06-13

Needs a different narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

What did you like best about this story?

Liked the story

Did Katherine Kellgren do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, except when in the present day. Really did not like those voices.