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  • The Signature of All Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,989
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,001

In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss this one

  • By Molly-o on 12-27-13

A Hard Book to re ie

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

This was such an interesting and world wide sweeping book. I loved the topic and the main characters. Some things seemed far fetched but interesting nonetheless. Good narration. I love a story that grabs me and this one did.

  • Slightly South of Simple

  • Peachtree Bluff, Book 1
  • By: Kristy Woodson Harvey
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus, Janet Metzger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

Caroline Murphy swore she'd never set foot back in the small Southern town of Peachtree Bluff; she was a New York girl born and bred and the worst day of her life was when, in the wake of her father's death, her mother selfishly forced her to move - during her senior year of high school, no less - back to that hick-infested rat trap where she'd spent her childhood summers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beach read

  • By Anonymous User on 07-10-17

Highly entertaining and thoughtful

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

The narration was perfect. A very well written book with though provoking and tender topics. I loved it. A happy purchase. Good time listening. But I don’t think. I will purchase the others this is the narrator you should use. Thanks audible!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Combust

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned. By her boyfriend she found in her bed...with someone else. By the contract she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete. By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low. When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still...a rebound has never looked so good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot

  • By Katina on 02-18-18

Good story, good characters

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

If you could sum up Combust in three words, what would they be?

Love story interesting. Sexy

What other book might you compare Combust to and why?

Look I don’t compare books. This book was well written. Really interesting characters. Sex wasn’t over the top. But it was hot. Not your typical story and yet it had typical components this is the 2nd book I was able to gett thru narrated by S York. I don’t care for his voice. But maybe because him reading erotica makes me want to throw up. I love Andi Arnt,.

What does Sebastian York and Andi Arndt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

See previous paragraph

  • Death of an Honest Man

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat. He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another good story

  • By Elijah Sandford on 03-03-18

Only Hamish story I haven’t liked

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

What disappointed you about Death of an Honest Man?

It was a book absolutely over packed with stories. I guess it was Hamish willingness to be so lawless . It wasn’t like his normal harmless skirting, it was full on. I was just disappointed with the side shown in this book.

Has Death of an Honest Man turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Any additional comments?

I really didn’t think it was worth the credit but I love Grahame Malcolm’s narration.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Threat

  • Mission Recovery, Book 1
  • By: Dana Marton
  • Narrated by: Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

A former Navy SEAL, Cole Makani Hunter has returned home from a disastrous black ops mission without his best friend, his hearing, or the use of his right arm. So when his ex - commanding officer assigns him to an undercover mission at a rehab center for vets to discover who leaked sensitive military information to an enemy, he'd rather be anywhere but there. Almost immediately, Cole finds himself at odds with Annie Murray - a peace-loving ecotherapist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great romantic suspense!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 01-05-18

Really entertainin

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, interesting, intriguing. Kinda scary. Interesting characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cole, very interesting .

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

No, I don’t think I have heard this narrator before. She did an exceptionally good job with each. Haracter giving them personality, reall difference so you could picture who is talking. Very very goo. Narration can be key in an audio book.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book even though I usually cannot listen to stalker books. This one hooked me. None of the characters were perfect, no one had a easy time of it but they persevered.

  • Like a Memory

  • By: Abbi Glines
  • Narrated by: Matthew Holland, Charlotte North
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Bliss York didn't live a normal teenage life. It had all been taken from her the fall that she was 15 years old and she was given the diagnosis no one ever wants to hear. She had leukemia. Seven years after spending a summer with a girl who he knew would always be his first love and the one who got away, Nate Finlay returns to Sea Breeze to help his fiancé open her new boutique clothing store. When the new employee walks in, Nate is taken back seven years to the girl he thought he'd love forever. The one who never answered his calls or returned his texts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite the same Abbi Glines magic.

  • By Ariadna B. on 10-31-17

Maybe a story not sure

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I didn’t enjoy the dialog. Maybe this is Ya but nothing worked together for me. The dialog, the complications, the male narrator , who sounded like he could have been her father. I didn’t like it.

  • Carnegie's Maid

  • A Novel
  • By: Marie Benedict
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging story

  • By L.W. on 01-19-18

Engaging story

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I enjoyed this story very much. The characters were believable and the epilogue answered myself question about where the inspiration was born.
I cannot say I didn’t like the narrator. She gave each person a very good voice. But something in her speech pattern, or high notes, bothered me. I was not able to listen in one start but that is not so bad.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Music in the Hills

  • Drumberley, Book 2
  • By: D. E. Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

After spending time combatting terrorists in Malaya, James Dering returns to Scotland. He starts a new life at Mureth House, the home of his aunt and uncle, Mamie and Jock Johnstone, where he hopes to learn to be a farmer. But he soon learns that picking up farming isn't an easy task and is made even more complicated by the unexpected ups and down of rural village life. Sheep-stealing crooks, village gossip, lovestruck teenage runaways, and a brunette bombshell all disturb the peaceful solitude James had willingly signed up for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return to Scotland

  • By Jerri C on 06-24-17

Good story, clean,

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

What made the experience of listening to Music in the Hills the most enjoyable?

If you are sick listening to the F word every sentence and you don’t want to think that men think only about sex and if you cannot stand Sebastian York’s voice this might be the series for you. I listened all the way through . It has a good story, it is of another time and it is beautiful. Hardworking folks, considerate, caring. Beautiful setting. Some intrigue.
I didn’t love the narration all the time, but it was good.




  • Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery

  • A Novel
  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Piazza
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Though Polly is busy keeping up with the demands of the season, she still makes time for her beekeeper boyfriend, Huckle. She's especially happy to be celebrating the holiday this year with him and can't wait to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a cup of eggnog on Christmas Eve. But holiday bliss soon gives way to panic when a storm cuts the village off from the mainland. Now it will take all of the villagers to work together in order to ensure everyone has a happy holiday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Gammy on 11-17-17

I had such a lovely time with this book

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

This book was exactly what I needed. I love these characters, what a mish mash with little and yet so much to recommend them. Perfect story for this time of the year. I cannot do the things I once did so easily, this book took my mind right into it and thoroughly entertained me. Thank you truly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tea Rose

  • By: Jennifer Donnelly
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908

East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. Wow wow wow!

  • By I like to shop on 04-26-16

EPIC STORY

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

Amazing writing, characters, events. Could not stop listening. So Well worth the credit. Narrator was good .