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  • Garden Spells

  • By: Sarah Addison Allen
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,685

The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers.

Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.

Together again in the house they grew up in, the Waverley sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Charming

  • By ~Beloved~ on 09-09-12

Nice story, cute quirky characters

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

Reviewed: 03-14-12

I enjoyed the story. I felt the ending could have wrapped up a little better - perhaps been a little longer. The characters are interesting and entertaining. There are some funny bits. I felt the 5 y.o. in the story was wise well beyond her years - she was interesting but seemed like she should have been much older. I like the garden, the couple of town characters and the woman who brings gifts.
I am not a fan of the narrator. She ended sentences with a rising inflection/tone. Her handling of the words make it seem like more of a romance novel than what it is. Her narration felt patronizing, somehow.
This is the first time I've listened to this author and I will likely listen to (or read, depending on the narrator) more by her.

  • Catching Fire

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,459

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dissent Rules

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

The first one is quite good

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

Reviewed: 09-16-11

I will try not to give anything away and simply say that I'm not as enthralled with this one. I cannot believe in the story, in the decisions of the characters, in the logical progression - I expected more sooner, or if not more, than an explanation of why the characters would choose the way that they did, especially the main character and the rest of the tributes.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Summer on Blossom Street

  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Delilah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Knitting and life. They're both about beginnings - and endings. That's why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something - or someone! - and start a new phase of their lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, AWFUL NARRATOR!!

  • By Pamela Pashley on 12-02-10

Cute story - terrible narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-09

The story is nice, but the narrator is a big distraction. She does not read with appropriate inflection and she uses the same voice throughout - for every character. I recommend a different version of this book.

  • Tara Road

  • A Novel
  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

When two unhappy women switch homes for the summer, there are extraordinary consequences, and each learns that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. At the end of the summer, when the women at last meet face-to-face, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Material good - quality, not-so-much

  • By B. W. on 09-05-08

Fantastic Characters, Excellent Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-09

I was very unsure about this book in the beginning. But after the first few chapters, it was difficult to stop listening. The characters are excellent, the story intriguing. I look forward to reading more by the author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Courting Trouble

  • By: Deeanne Gist
  • Narrated by: Danielle Ferland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

CBA best-selling author Deeanne Gist, Christy Award winner for The Measure of a Lady, skillfully blends humor and romance in authentic historical settings. Courting Trouble, set in 1894, features a feisty, fun-loving heroine who tires of waiting for a match made in heaven and decides to settle for one made in Texas. So, on her 30th birthday, Essie launches her own secret mission to find a husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshingly proper!

  • By Jodi on 02-10-09

Dull and Poor Narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-09

The story was very dull and the narrator was completely distracting. I managed to listen to the end - and it becomes a completely different story. I do not recommend.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Justice Hall

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

A trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that leads from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot; but can Holmes and Russell catch an elusive killer, or has the murderer caught them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Holmes since Arthur Conan Doyle

  • By S. Dale on 01-15-04

Really well done!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-08

I first read this book without having read the first 5, so I thought it was well done, but perhaps not great. However, after reading this as part of the series - I find this book to be fantastic! And the characters are amazing! Read the whole series, if you can - so it will make more sense. Audible is missing 2 of the series, currently, and they are well worth a trip to the bookstore! Great book!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wives and Daughters

  • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
  • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a widowed doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford, lost her mother when she was a child. Her father remarries wanting to give Molly the woman's presence he feels she lacks. To Molly, any stepmother would have been a shock, but the new Mrs. Gibson is a self-absorbed, petty widow, and Molly's unhappiness is compounded by the realisation that her father has come to regret his second marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb! Story and Narration A++

  • By Jo on 05-24-10

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-08

Really excellent! I love the characters in the world Ms. Gaskell has created. They are engrossing, some are devilishly clever, some are very flawed, some extremely kind. And, even though she was unable to finish it, we all know how it ends. Lovely

  • 44 Scotland Street

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 999

The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels. His award-winning wit, made famous through that series, is fully on display in 44 Scotland Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smith's answer to Maupin

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-05

I would skip it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-06

I was interested in purchasing this book for the mystery and Edinburgh scenery. However, I was disappointed on both accounts. The book starts off well enough, but then goes nowhere fast - ending horribly. I would skip it.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful