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  • The Cast

  • Written by: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with Zack Winter, a television producer visiting Manhattan from Los Angeles, everything changes.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • easy read

  • By PAMELA S STEVENS on 2019-02-04

I believe this is my first from D. Steel.

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-03

I believe this was my very first book by Danielle Steel. I have to say I found it quite boring and was surprised when it was over. I said out loud "that was it? ". I will say her style of writing I really like so this won't n be the last book I read. I however found it somewhat repetitive. Not sure which book of hers I should try buy this was just so so for me.

  • The Villa

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite NR book

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-01-26

Not my favorite NR book

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-26

I rate this 3.5☆
I have recently become a really big fan of Roberts! I love how she can tell a story with such great character development that you can relate to them all. This book however wasn't my favorite though. I didn't care much for Sophia's character and the interactions between her and Ty.

The beginning had me almost stop a few times. I found it somewhat overwhelming with so many characters & their back stories. I got Donato and Tony mixed up as they were both cheating husband's and I found it hard to follow & keep straight who was who. However once it got a bit further into the story it got better and was easy to follow.

I wasn't overly impressed with the narrator. I just found her somewhat irritating at times. I think it was how she pronounced things in "Italian" I found annoying and not natural.

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  • Shelter in Place

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not her typical story! Loved it!

  • By Jbird on 2018-06-05

Another enjoyable Nora Roberts read!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-10

I wasn't too sure if I was going to like this book with the topic having to do with a mass shooting. However Nora was able to tastefully tell an interesting story.

The characters were certainly relatable and were very well developed. I like how she was able to weave the effects of such an event into the plot and show how it affects the characters all differently.

The story was engaging and I loved almost all of it. The one part I got tired of hearing over and over again was how Reid kept flirting with the Grandma. Too much and at times was just yuck!

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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rabbit didn't have a hope in Hell!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-01-09

Rabbit didn't have a hope in Hell!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-09

Wow this was a really good read, even since I have never heard of this lady prior to the Daily Deal option to buy this book. Rabbit certainly didn't have a hope in hell of making it out of poverty and of all things normally associated with it. Yet she did! It wasn't because she had a lot of family support either.

I had never even heard of this lady prior to purchasing the book. However with such a high star rating (I believe it was around 4.8 stars) & so many others stating it was a good story and was told with a fair amount of humor throughout, I thought I would give it a go. I am really glad I did! I had several good chuckles and even a few laugh out loud moments. I think what Rabbit never mentioned was that hard work and Mike challenging her to give up the hustle and get a legal job went a long way to getting her out of the drug trade. It helped put her on the right path to a better life for her and her children.

The only complaint I have is there were a couple times I couldn't understand what she had said. Also a few times I didn't understand the lingo she used. I also didn't like how she said "she didn't have a choice" to a couple bad decisions she made throughout. I believe you always have a choice and breaking the law and bringing in young family members to hold product or sell it, is a choice! A bad one at that, but a choice none the less. However it still didn't stop me rating this 5 stars! It was a good easy listen.

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  • Written by: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • winner

  • By jolene on 2019-03-15

Sorry, but fiddle broken on this one

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-29

I was really looking forward to this book however I just found the "talking dog" aspect was taken way too far. There were times I almost stopped listening, I just found some of it quite corny and predictable and so unrealistic. The narration was great though!

There were parts I rather enjoyed and hence I gave the book an overall the stars. I enjoyed the part where the lawyer is trying to make "the phone call" without the security agency being able to listen in or trace it. This was very well written and thought out in a very entertaining way.
If you can get past a genetically engineered dog that can talk by arranging scrabble tiles to express himself and understands all aspects of human living you will likely enjoy this book. This dog also has an extreme sense of his sixth sense to the point where he is psychic. For me it required far too extreme suspension of disbelief to give it a higher rating.

Also, the story line of the crazy repair man who terrorized Nora was just odd to me. She didn't call the company he worked for to complain not to mention, you would think there would have been several complaints about him prior to it going where it did.

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  • Safe with Me

  • A psychological thriller so tense it will take your breath away
  • Written by: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it's her turn to get even. Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn't like to let people to get too close - she knows how much damage they can do. Then one ordinary day, Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It is a tough listen

  • By Carol Cutforth on 2019-02-27

Well written psychological thriller

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-17

Boy some of Anna's train of thoughts really got on my nerves and I almost turned the book off a couple of time's. I guess that means K.L. Slater did such a good job of building this mentally disturbed lady it got under my skin. However, I can certainly understand Anna's dislike (or hatred) of Carla as she certainly could have made better decisions in the scheme of things. Some of Anna's thoughts got me really irritated and made me think how someone could even see things the way she did. I guess with the"right" set of circumstances anything is possible.

The narrator did a pretty good job of vocally distinguishing between characters and did a great job overall narrating the story. I would look for other books from this author for sure!

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • Written by: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have a new Author I really like!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-07

I have a new Author I really like!

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-07

This is my first novel by this author. It had a great story line which included material nothing close to anything I have ever read before. How refreshing!

The story was very original and the time went by like that. I couldn't believe it was the end of the book. I actually looked to see if I had a faulty audio version. Nope I didn't.

My only complaint is as time I got confused as to who was who. No big deal, I just had to go back a few times. Still 5 star worthy in my opinion. I presume there is another book in this series and will use a credit to get it!

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  • Voodoo River

  • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 5
  • Written by: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

.A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption 36 years before. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds out there's something much darker going on. Other people are also looking for Taylor's parents - and some are ending up dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great novel by Crais!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-14

Another great novel by Crais!

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-14

This had a great story line, relatable characters and good pacing.

I have read his previous books and have enjoyed them as well. I will certainly pick up the next Elvis Cole & Joe Pike book.

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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smart Lady!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-21

Smart Lady!

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-21

Although I enjoyed the story I did find the poker stories to be a bit repetitive at times. I am not sure if I missed something in the book but felt the "consequences" were not spelled out in a clear fashion. I found it confusing that she and her lawyers had determined as long as she followed certain guidelines she was not breaking any laws. So why was she avoiding authorities? I just found some things were contradicted & left me a bit confused. I multitask while listening so perhaps some info was lost in doing so.

  • The Fallen

  • Written by: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Canada Snowbird on 2018-07-15

Another great book from David

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-14

I sure do enjoy Mr. Baldacci's story telling! He has a great ability to develop such amazing characters and tells their story like no one can! 5☆ on this one! Thanks #Audible1

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