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Georgia

kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Jack of Diamonds

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (522)
    Story
    (519)

    Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. After being taken under the wing of "Miss Frostbite", the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

    Brodie says: "On the Day we lost Bryce"
    "Exciting! Riviting!"
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    Another Bryce Courtenay brilliant book and as always narrated by Humphrer Bower .. what an exciting book. A great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Destiny: Tiger's Curse, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (248)

    With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It's a race against time - and the evil sorcerer Lokesh - in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the best-selling Tiger's Curse series.

    Regina says: "Amazing!"
    "FANTASY !!Awsome"
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    You must read all the books to have the full story.. lovely books and a good read it fantasy is your thing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Noble House

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (374)

    The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are the days of high adventure, from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes: fire, flood, and landslide. Yet they are days filled as well with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong, the heart of Asia, rich in every trade: money, flesh, opium, power.

    Lily says: "Great story, great narrator"
    "A great read.. with twist and turns ... exciting"
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    Very well narrated by John Lee, he took the characters and brought them alive, it was as though you were there and experience all that was happening.
    A great story and I would recommend the book .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9385)
    Performance
    (5083)
    Story
    (5152)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Fantasy at its best.."
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    The book started out slow , I had to start over to get the jest of the story, but once the story got going it was well worth the listening. If you like futuristic stories that is exciting this is the book for you… I enjoyed every minute of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel's Rapture

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (673)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (634)

    Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

    Katheryne says: "I swoon for the Professor!"
    "Rapture..... Yes..."
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    A must read, Gabriel is a very passionate Professor .. you must read all three books to enjoy all that these books have to offer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna Karenina

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (861)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (328)

    Considered by some to be the world's greatest novel, Anna Karenina contains two plots: the tragedy of Madame Karenina, in love with a man who is not her husband; and the story of Konstantine Levin, a sensitive man whose personal philosophy is Tolstoy's reason for writing about him.

    D. Littman says: "A classic, classically read"
    "Anna Karenina ,, a great listen"
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    Well performed .. nicely narrated by Nadia May,, well worth it even if you read the book already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel's Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1138)
    Performance
    (1020)
    Story
    (1040)

    Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

    Lulu says: "Souls Too Tortured for My Taste"
    "Oh Gabriel .. Sizzling ~~"
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    I purchased the first book for $5.00 and I had to get the other books to follow this wonderful love story.
    A glass of wine and these books .. life is good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4638)
    Performance
    (2694)
    Story
    (2695)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Barbara says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "A Good read.."
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    A family worst fear fot their kids.. I started to listen and finally got into this book it is well worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chasing Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1599)
    Performance
    (1087)
    Story
    (1100)

    Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

    M. Davis says: "Another winner by Roberts!"
    "A tribute to our fire jumpers .. a good read"
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    Nora Roberts has done it again, she gives us a look at men and women that risk their life to save our forestry from fires, and she added a liltte love and suspence to excite .
    Well worth the read you will not want to put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Danny Dunn

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (211)

    At just 16 years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His mother steers him towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go, he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is....

    Eddie says: "Oh Danny Boy!"
    "A heart warming story ..."
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    Bryce Courtenay can write a story sleeping, a lovely story of love, community.
    This book evoke every human emotion.
    Humphrey Bower is one of the best Narrators .
    This book is a must,,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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