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Bookish

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  • The Miner's Lady: Land of Shining Water, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Tracie Peterson
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    When Chantel Panetta's younger sister claims to be in love with Orlando Vittorio, Chantel knows there is no hope. The Panettas and Vittorios have been sworn enemies for decades, and young love cannot heal the deep wounds between the two iron-mining families. Yet, unable to resist Isabella's pleas, Chantel agrees to help her sister spend time with Orlando...only to have a run-in with Dante, Orlando's brother. The older, more handsome one...

    Bookish says: "Trials and Romance of Two Italian Families"
    "Trials and Romance of Two Italian Families"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Miner's Lady to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print


    What other book might you compare The Miner's Lady to and why?

    Quarryman's Bride


    Have you listened to any of Stina Nielsen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, she is one of my favorite narrators! This performance was her best so far!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No ,in two sittings! Had I started it earlier in the day I would have fiished it the same day. It was hard to put down!


    Any additional comments?

    To me this was Tracie's award winning book, and I have read several. It makes me eager to read another one of her truly exciting , romantic and good Christian creations. Tracie, you are a truly gifted author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Promise Box: Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tricia Goyer
    • Narrated By Kathy Garver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
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    (10)
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    (12)

    Lydia Wyse, a book editor from Seattle who grew up Amish, returns to the small community of West Kootenai to give comfort to her father after her mother’s death. Lydia soon finds herself falling in love with Amish bachelor Gideon Hooley. She wants nothing more than to forget her past and look forward to a future as an Amish bride. But will the pain of her childhood - and her potential betrayal of her community - keep her from committing her whole heart?

    Bookish says: "Don't waste your time."
    "Don't waste your time."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Certainly not any one of my friends.


    Has The Promise Box turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I always listen to this genre and thorougly enjoy them.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kathy Garver’s performances?

    Never! She is the worse narrator I have ever listened to .She has no talent for changing the voices of the characters.. Gideon, the main male character, sounded like he had either throat cancer or laryngitis.


    Any additional comments?

    This story was boring with no excitement. It seemed like the whole story was preaching, preaching, preaching. I do like Christian novels but this just went too far ! I will certainly return it. Don't waste your time!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Echoes of Mercy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kim Vogel Sawyer
    • Narrated By Suzy Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (29)

    When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employees - the child workers. Caroline' s fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education.

    Bookish says: "Excellent Story"
    "Excellent Story"
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    Where does Echoes of Mercy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's pretty high up on my favorites list.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was never boring, hated to have to put it down.


    Have you listened to any of Suzy Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but she is very good at distinguishing voices.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book kept me captivated.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kissing Bridge

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tricia Goyer
    • Narrated By Kathryn O'Rooney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Caught between a stifling Amish community and an unnerving outside world, a devout young woman on the run is about to become the newest arrival to West Kootenai, Montana. On the day of her sister's death, Rebecca Troyer took her first step away from the Amish. Rebecca had always strayed a little outside the fold - a job at an Englisch bakery, long weekends with non-Amish friends - but nothing could have prepared her family for what she is about to do: Rebecca is abandoning the community to attend nursing school.

    Bookish says: "The Kissing Bridge"
    "The Kissing Bridge"
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    Would you try another book from Tricia Goyer and/or Kathryn O'Rooney?

    Tricia Goyer is a good author but Katherine O'Rooney's narration was poor.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kissing Bridge?

    There was no exciting parts in the whole story.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator had just one voice for all characters. She needs to try changing it for each character so you could recognize who is speaking. Very dissapointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Daughter’s Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (243)

    In the compelling conclusion to the New York Times best-seller Her Mother’s Hope, Christy Award-winning author Francine Rivers explores the sorrow that can tear families apart and the grace that can heal the deepest wounds. Just as Carolyn had formed a stronger bond with her Oma Marta than with her mother, so Carolyn’s daughter is drawn to her grandma more than to a mom who’s caught up in the 1960s counterculture....

    Alaina says: "Great book"
    "Francine at her best!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, after reading the previous book I had reservations but this book was excellent.!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dawn was my favorite. She had many characteristics and wound up touching my heart.


    What does Stina Nielsen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Stina has a great gift of narration, Every word is very clear and understandable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many times I had the feeling of anger and times of sorrow.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book, the whole story was excelloent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Mother’s Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (526)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (324)

    Internationally best-selling author Francine Rivers—winner of a Christy Award and the ECPA Gold Medallion—crafts a riveting tale of mother/daughter bonds stretching across decades. Strong-willed Marta leaves Switzerland early in the 20th century and settles in California. Though Marta loves her eldest daughter Hildie, they often clash as they attempt to find their places in the world.

    Meaghan says: "Another Awesome Read From Francine"
    "Very dissapointed!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    NO, it had me depressed.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Francine Rivers again?

    Yes I am a fan of her's but this is not one of those.


    What does Stina Nielsen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I have always love Stina's narration, one of the best.


    Do you think Her Mother’s Hope needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, the ending left you hanging.


    Any additional comments?

    I was so dissapointed with the main character, Marta. I wanted to scream at her. She began in the beginning of the story taking control of her dear husband, having her own way.
    Then the way she treated her daughter made me so angry. She belittled everything Hilda did, I wanted to slap her. She was combatant, angry, hatefull, and just plain mean the whole story.I found myself yelling at her to behave. Then the ending........Bad!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unshaken: Lineage of Grace, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    A beautiful retelling of the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz by award-winning author Francine Rivers. Readers will be encouraged by the truth that God will faithfully provide for His children even when all hope seems lost.

    Jennifer says: "Great series!"
    "Faithfulness rewarded!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I certainly would. It shows you how close a daughter-in-law can be to her husbands mother. I don't hear much about this happening in todays world.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ruth was a perfect example of kindness and faithfulness.


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dynamite, Dynamite, Dynamite!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unafraid: Mary: Lineage of Grace, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    RobLokkesmoe says: "Excellent!"
    "Mary's trials and Tribulations!"
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    Would you listen to Unafraid: Mary again? Why?

    No, it was the one I liked least in the series.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Rosenblat, you are terrtific.Thank you for sharing your voice with all of the listeners. Looking forward to hearing you again real soon!.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unspoken: Bathsheba

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (27)

    The compelling story of Bathsheba and David as told by award-winning author Francine Rivers. Listeners will see the familiar biblical account unfold in a whole new light through the eyes of Bathsheba. This timeless story has contemporary meaning for today's listeners. A study on the biblical text is included for personal or group study.

    DeeJay says: "Beautiful love story!"
    ""Bathsheba" come to life!"
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    What other book might you compare Unspoken: Bathsheba to and why?

    All of the books in this series are beautiful.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    She has a special gift of changing her voice from a woman to a man, never confusing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I could hardly put it down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unashamed: Rahab, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (35)

    In her trademark style, Francine tells the compelling story of Rahab from the book of Joshua. Readers will gain a fresh understanding of God's work through the life of this unlikely woman in the lineage of Christ.

    Debbie says: "WARNING! Gory details in first chapter."
    "All in God' plan."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would certainly recommend this book. If you don't know the bible and want to get an idea of the life of this woman, get the book, and if you do know the story of Ruth , this will give you a new light.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes , Barbara Rosenblat is now my favorite narrator. Her femele/male voice in so perfect, you know who is speaking.


    If you could rename Unashamed, what would you call it?

    Rehab, follower of God.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unveiled: Tamar: Lineage of Grace, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Unveiled is the story of Tamar, one of the women in the lineage of Jesus. Francine brings the story to life in her trademark style, showing the grace of God in the life of Tamar and her father-in-law, Judah.

    Unveiled is the first in the Lineage of Grace series of five novellas covering the stories of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary.

    Myst Dancer says: "Biblical & Inspiring"
    "A Teaching for Responsible Living"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is well written and narrated.
    The story is from Genesis and is a lesson on what we are expected to do in God's eyes.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No I has no extreme emotions, initially it was written by the Holy Spirit.


    Any additional comments?

    Francine Rivers has a talent for making biblical stories come alive. She shows us what happens when we point a finger at the other guy. It's sort of an examination of conscience.
    The narrator is the best one I have heard in making her characters sound totally like a man as well as a soft voice of a lady. No confusion in identification.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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