#Review – THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton with James Patterson

The President Is MissingThe President Is Missing by Bill Clinton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How true could this story be?!? As I was listening, I could envision something like it happening, which really makes you wonder if something hasn’t already be intercepted. The story seemed so real that it was making you think – did this happen, would this happen, is it happening now? An intriguing read for your next cross-country trip!

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#5Stars #Review – FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8)First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was the first book that I have ‘read’ in the Chicago Stars series. I really enjoyed the narrator of the audiobook – good voice inflection and range. Storyline was fun and enjoyable – loved the mix of suspense and romance throughout the story. Enjoyable listen for a long drive, as once you begin listening, you won’t want to stop.

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#Review – TWO BY TWO by Nicholas Sparks

Two by TwoTwo by Two by Nicholas Sparks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh, what happens when a marriage goes down the drain and there is a child involved? One would hope that this book would tell the story of how all marriages that end are treated but you never know nowadays. I appreciated that Russ and Vivian worked together in considering their daughter’s feelings during their split. The aspect of the importance of family is felt throughout the book. The narrator did a great job including voice infliction for the different characters and really brought the story to life.

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#Review – A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON by Debbie Macomber

A Girl's Guide to Moving On (New Beginnings, #2)A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An enjoyable read that features two women that comfort each other in trying times, even though they should not be friends as one is the mother of the ex-husband of the other. At times I did not like Nikolai as he seemed a little overbearing but I craved his bread every time it was discussed. The irony of Jake being upset that Nichole moved on had me fuming to backhand Jake – he moved on while he was still married, at least Nichole was divorced and took her time. Great weekend read for the cabin!

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#Review – EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline

Every Fifteen MinutesEvery Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars – Wow! This book had me guessing until the end and who I thought was responsible turned out not to even be a party to the incident! How is that for twisted! What a suspenseful read during driving. The narrator had good influx of tones for the story and made the story come to life.

This review of based on the audio version.

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#Review – MODERN LOVERS by Emma Straub

Modern LoversModern Lovers by Emma Straub

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This review is of the audio book and narrator.

I really struggled with the narrator of this book. I enjoyed the premise of the story but the narrator really strained me to keep my interest. The reader could relate to the drama of the characters and that nothing seemed too out of touch with reality, which I really look for in a book.

I really wish the audiobook makers would have an announcement when each disc ends so the listener doesn’t re-listen to parts of the book. It is frustrating to the listener as we cannot watch the numbers on the CD drive since we are driving and we listen to the beginning of the CD again until we realize that we already heard that part.

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#Review – MILLER’S VALLEY by Anna Quindlen

Miller's ValleyMiller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After hearing a lot of positive talk about this book, I thought I would check it out. Due to time constraints, I listened to the book. I make this disclosure as a narrator can have a reflection on a review. The story line was great – I come from a small town so I can understand the dynamics and issues when the ‘big’ government comes in to make changes. Even though I no longer live in my small town, anything to goes on there still has an effect on me. You never leave the small town, just as this story tells. The story was well written and with great detail but left me wanting more. The epilogue did answer some outstanding questions and finished the story.

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#Review – THE RUMOR by Elin Hilderbrand

The RumorThe Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a pleasant story about just how rumors can cause unnecessary drama in your life. What may seem to be evident is not always the truth. Oh the dramas of living in a small town and the quick spread of gossip – be it true or not. Growing up in a small town, I know the feeling of the spread of gossip! The audio narrators did a great job telling the story and brought the book to life. I wish more publishers would utilize a small announcement when the disc is done as I find myself re-listening to the story and after a few minutes realizing I already heard this part then switching, which is very frustrating.

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