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  • Third Time's the Charm

  • By: Liz Talley
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Sunshine “Sunny” Voorhees David would rather be dead than back in Morning Glory, Mississippi. But after losing both her husband and a pregnancy, she comes home temporarily to the place she swore she’d never return to. Before she can leave for good, she’ll have to fix up the dilapidated family home, convince her mother to move, and avoid the man who broke her heart. The mistake Henry Delmar made years ago has always haunted him, and now the woman whose dreams he destroyed is back. He wants her forgiveness, but this new Sunny is nothing like the innocent he remembers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Forgettable

  • By lisa on 12-02-2019

Forgettable

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

Reviewed: 12-02-2019

I suspect I slept through a chunk of this, but not interested enough to re-listen.

  • 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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much sex!

  • By Anonymous User on 21-08-2018

Insiteful

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

Reviewed: 24-09-2018

Great to hear what the big walk is like. An amazing achievement. The narrators voice suited this story.

  • Sole Survivor

  • A Novel
  • By: Derek Hansen
  • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

When Rosie Trethewey, a disillusioned doctor turned market researcher, unexpectedly inherits a shack on the remote northern tip of Great Barrier Island, she decides it's time to begin a new life. Arriving at her new home, Rosie finds she has two neighbors sharing the wilderness: Red O'Hara, a refugee from horrific wartime experiences on the Burma Railway, and Angus McLeod, a retired policeman who's abandoned a society he sees as soft and contemptible. Rosie's appearance panics Red and Angus, both fearing she'll disrupt their ordered lives...and they're right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and spicy .

  • By lisa on 12-06-2018

Short and spicy .

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2018

Love this book. Great descriptive story that sets the finale up well.
Pity about some pronunciation otherwise well told.

  • The Canal Boat Café

  • By: Cressida McLaughlin
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

The perfect summer romance from the author of A Christmas Tail. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Holly Martin. Summer Freeman returns to the waterside village of Willowbeck to rescue the Canal Boat Café, her late mother's picturesque narrowboat, which has run into choppy waters. A family friend, Valerie, has been trying to keep things afloat, but the coffee machine is jammed, the cake offerings are paltry, and not all of the locals want to see the café succeed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A narrow boat and narrow story

  • By lisa on 03-06-2018

A narrow boat and narrow story

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

Reviewed: 03-06-2018

The story idea is a good one. But there is little warmth I can feel for the main character, something is definately missing.

  • Sweet Lake

  • Sweet Lake, Book 1
  • By: Christine Nolfi
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Linnie Wayfair knows just how many people are counting on her. But knowing doesn't make doing any easier. Everyone in Sweet Lake, Ohio, wants her to muster all her business sense and return the Wayfair Inn to its former glory. Her parents hope she'll forgive her scoundrel of a brother and reconcile the family. The eccentric Sweet Lake Sirens want her to open the inn - and her heart - to new possibilities. And her hilarious lifelong friends Jada and Cat are dropping none-too-subtle hints for her to ignite a romance with Daniel Kettering.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It had promise

  • By lisa on 03-06-2018

It had promise

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-2018

But the whiney narration of some characters and the whimpy storyline was a disappointment. I won't be able to finish this one.

  • A Hundred Pieces of Me

  • By: Lucy Dillon
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

Gina is starting her life again, after a difficult few years she'd rather forget. But the belongings she's treasured for so long just don't seem to fit who she is now. So Gina makes a resolution. She'll keep just a hundred items - the rest can go. But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DOG LOVERS DELIGHT

  • By Wendy on 03-02-2015

Listened nonstop.

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

Reviewed: 23-05-2018

This was one of those books with the right amount of twists and turns to a gently told story, that was upsetting and uplifting at the same time . Loved it.

  • Two Steps Forward

  • By: Anne Buist, Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Jerome Pride
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Zoe, a sometime artist from California, has recently lost her husband. Martin, an engineer from Yorkshire, is alone after a messy divorce. Both have ended up in Cluny, central France, on a separate journey to walk the Camino: 2,000 kilometres to Santiago, in northwestern Spain. The Camino changes you, it's said. It's a chance to find a new version of yourself. But can these two very different people find each other?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listening and entertaining

  • By Janet on 31-12-2018

Fantastic weekend listen

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

Reviewed: 08-04-2018

Lovely story with great narration. A very pleasant audio book that I couldn't put down. Would love to hear more.

  • The Marriage Pact

  • A Novel
  • By: M. J. Pullen
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Marci Thompson always knew what life would be like by her 30th birthday. A large but cozy suburban home shared with a charming husband and two brilliant children. A celebrated career as a writer, complete with mahogany shelves and a summer book tour. A life full of adventure with her friends and family by her side. Instead, Marci lives alone in 480 square feet of converted motel space next to a punk rock band, hundreds of miles from her friends and family.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Promising but a bit boring...

  • By lisa on 09-06-2017

Promising but a bit boring...

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

Reviewed: 09-06-2017

Meh, couldnt finish. Seemed like an interesting idea, but ended up disliking the main character. Which is never good.

  • Fast Women

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Nell Dysart's in trouble. Her divorce is 18 months old, she's been sleepwalking through life, and the best job she can get is with a detective agency that specializes in relationship work. Determined to turn her life around, Nell flings herself into making McKenna Investigations a better place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great twisty story plus Dachshund

  • By lisa on 10-05-2017

Great twisty story plus Dachshund

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

Reviewed: 10-05-2017

Loved this well narrated tale of women who are always there for one another... keep dodging those trucks honey...

  • Ain't She Sweet?

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Kate Flemming
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But 15 years have passed, now she's come home, broke, desperate, and too proud to show it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another stunner from the awesome duo!<br /><br />

  • By lisa on 05-02-2017

Another stunner from the awesome duo!<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2017

My favourite narrator brings all of Elizabeths great characters to life. Love it. A must in any ones collection.