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    • 223 Orchard Street

    • By: Renee Ryan
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Irish immigrant Katie O’Connor and her younger sister, Shannon, risk everything to journey to America at the turn of the twentieth century. As each woman passes into an intimidating, stirring, and unpredictable New York City, she is forced to rethink her dream of a better life. It isn’t until Katie begins serving the sick in the depressed slums of the Bowery alongside Dr. Titus Brentwood that she discovers her true calling. Meanwhile, fate directs the vulnerable Shannon down an unsettling path that could put her life at risk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Performance was wonderful

    • By Thomas Ashley Daniels on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Girls' Night Out

    • A Novel
    • By: Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 376

    For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of time.

    • By Yikes on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Sound of Rain

    • By: Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 773
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 662

    Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she's flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chase - whose murder case ended her career. As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing ending

    • By Kym on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Trail of Broken Wings

    • By: Sejal Badani
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990

    When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she'd fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a powerful story!

    • By gitty on 09-27-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Last Thing She Ever Did

    • By: Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,022

    The community along Oregon's Deschutes River is one of successful careers and perfect families. For years, up-and-comers Liz and Owen have admired their good friends and neighbors, Carole and David. They appear to have it all—security, happiness, and a beautiful young son, Charlie. Then Charlie vanishes without a trace, and all that seemed safe is shattered by a tragedy that is incomprehensible—except to Liz. It took one fleeting moment for her to change the lives of everyone she loves—a heartrending accident that can't be undone.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I just couldn't get into it....

    • By Michelle on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Black-Eyed Susans

    • A Novel of Suspense
    • By: Julia Heaberlin
    • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse, Eric G. Dove, Karen Peakes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,836
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,400
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,394

    As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving "Black-Eyed Susan," the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above their shared grave. Tessa's testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and compelling - Gillian Flynn readalike

    • By Donna on 08-27-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Weight of Silence

    • Nicole Foster Thriller Series, Book 2
    • By: Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Homicide detective Nicole Foster has finally balanced an unsteady life and is anxious for a second chance. There’s no better place to start over than at the beginning - back at her childhood home on the Washington coast, where’s she raising her niece and keeping an eye on her increasingly fragile father. But Nicole’s past is never truly behind her - not when a disturbing new case stirs dark memories of the haunting investigation that shattered her career. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What goes around comes around...

    • By shelley on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Good As Gone

    • By: Amy Gentry
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,943

    Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic - but Anna, Julie's mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worse than a waste of time

    • By Wayne on 12-10-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Winter Over

    • By: Matthew Iden
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,057

    Each winter the crew at the Shackleton South Pole Research Facility faces nine months of isolation, round-the-clock darkness, and one of the most extreme climates on the planet. For thirty-something mechanical engineer Cass Jennings, Antarctica offers an opportunity to finally escape the guilt of her troubled past and to rebuild her life. But the death of a colleague triggers a series of mysterious incidents that push Cass and the rest of the forty-four-person crew to the limits of their sanity and endurance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A psychological thriller

    • By Brian on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Brush Back

    • V. I. Warshawski Series, Book 17
    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she'd be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that's precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo's plea for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, lousy narrator, can't speak Chicagoan

    • By Beverly on 08-16-15

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Once an Heiress

    • By: Renee Ryan
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Boston society darling Gigi Wentworth leaves behind everything she holds dear for the sake of love - only to learn that the man with whom she'd planned to elope is nothing but a thieving scoundrel. Abandoned in New York City and saddled with debt, Gigi must sell a prized family heirloom, but even that sacrifice isn't enough to get her home. Her determination drives her to take on work as a lady's maid, keeping her identity a secret...until she's discovered by a former friend with a hidden agenda.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Too drawn out and not worth the time

    • By Marcheta on 10-02-17

    Regular price: $16.09

    • A Thin Dark Line

    • By: Tami Hoag
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,942

    Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He’s stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge. He’s not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman’s mutilated body. She still hears the phantom echoes of dying screams. She wants justice.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Respectfully disagree with the other reviewers

    • By JD on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Three Daughters

    • A Novel
    • By: Consuelo Saah Baehr
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720

    Born in rural Palestine, just before the dawn of the 20th century, Miriam adores her father and is certain his love will protect her, but she soon finds that tradition overrides love. Uprooted by war, Miriam enters a world where the old constraints slip away with thrilling and disastrous results. Miriam's rebellious daughter, Nadia, is thrilled with the opportunity for a modern life that her elite education provides. But when she falls in love with an outsider, the clan reins her back with a shocking finality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling

    • By valerie on 12-18-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Halo Effect

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne D. LeClaire
    • Narrated by: Will Damron, Karen Peakes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    It was supposed to be a typical October evening for renowned portrait artist Will Light. Over dinner of lamb tagine, his wife, Sophie, would share news about chorus rehearsals for the upcoming holiday concert, and their teenage daughter, Lucy, would chatter about French club and field hockey. Only Lucy never came home. Her body was found, days later, in the woods. The Eastern Seaboard town of Port Fortune used to be Will's comfort. Now, there's no safe harbor for him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Painful and tragic contemporary fiction novel

    • By Wayne on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Intrusion

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary McCluskey
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 180

    Kat and Scott Hamilton are dealing with the hardest of losses: the death of their only child. While Scott throws himself back into his law practice in Los Angeles, Kat is hesitant to rejoin the workplace and instead spends her days shell-shocked and confused, unable to focus. When an unwelcome face from Kat's past in England emerges - the beautiful and imposing Sarah Cherrington - Kat's marriage is thrown into a tailspin. Now wealthy beyond anything she could have imagined as a girl, Sarah appears to have everything she could need or want.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real page turner

    • By Victoria Schwimley on 07-19-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • His First and Last

    • Ardent Springs
    • By: Terri Osburn
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    At eighteen, Lorelei Pratchett couldn't wait to get out of her hometown. Twelve years later, her Hollywood dreams have fizzled and she's back - temporarily, she thinks. Though she throws herself into saving the old theater and starting a baking business, small towns have long memories, and Lorelei's wild past still haunts her. It doesn't help that her ex-boyfriend, Spencer Boyd, is even hotter, smarter, and more distracting than before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it . easy read.

    • By Patty B. Christiansen on 04-26-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Funhouse

    • By: Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 979
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 873
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 875

    Once there was a girl who ran away and joined a traveling carnival. She married a man she grew to hate - and gave birth to a child she could never love. A child so monstrous that she killed it with her own hands.… Twenty-five years later, Ellen Harper has a new life, a new husband, and two normal children - Joey loves monster movies, and Amy is about to graduate from high school. But their mother drowns her secret guilt in alcohol and prayer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Early, not so good, Koontz

    • By Michael on 02-15-15

    Regular price: $19.99

    • As Good as True

    • By: Cheryl Reid
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    August 1956. After a night of rage and terror, Anna Nassad wakes to find her abusive husband dead and instinctively hides her bruises and her relief. As the daughter of Syrian immigrants living in segregated Alabama, Anna has never belonged, and now her world is about to erupt. Days before, Anna set in motion an explosive chain of events by allowing the first black postman to deliver the mail to her house. But it's her impulsive act of inviting him inside for a glass of water that raises doubts about Anna's role in her husband's death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As. Good as. True

    • By MaryWood on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Sarah M. Eden British Isles Collection

    • Six Historical Romance Novellas
    • By: Sarah M. Eden
    • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells, Karen Peakes, Karen Cass, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The SARAH M. EDEN BRITISH ISLES COLLECTION contains two brand new historical romance novellas A FRIEND INDEED and A HAPPY BEGINNING, as well as four hand-picked readers' and reviewers' favorites of Sarah's popular Timeless Romance Anthology novellas. Listeners will love this selection of six historical romance novellas set in the British Isles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful heartwarming short stories

    • By songbirdsue on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Shadows

    • Fianna Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Megan Chance
    • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Grace Knox has grown up hearing the folktales of her Irish ancestors, especially about the warriors who fought for control of Ireland. In 19th-century New York City, however, these legends are far from Grace’s mind. She’s much more concerned with how to protect her family from debt collectors, and whether her childhood friend Patrick Devlin will propose. Patrick is a member of the Fenian Brotherhood, a group of young Irish American men intent on fighting for the independence of their homeland, whatever the cost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love

    • By gabrielle mayberry on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $13.99

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