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  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5411)
    Performance
    (2233)
    Story
    (2250)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "great listen."
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    there are many twists and turns in this story and it keeps you on your toes. I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Company of Others

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (171)

    Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family.

    Nilda says: "Disappointed"
    "good"
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    Performance
    Story

    a good listen but the story drug in a few places and there were a few too many characters to keep track of.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the 19th century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the 20th. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

    A User says: "Wow"
    "Riveting story that I just couldn't turn off"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to In the Heart of the Sea the most enjoyable?

    The reader was fantastic. He made you beleive that you were actually there seeing what he was reading to you about.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The believeablilty of the reader


    Which character – as performed by Edward Herrmann – was your favorite?

    Any of the boatmen. They all had a tale to tell that was just engulfing.


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

    I was just so involved in the story and the whalemen and the events that happened I could almost smell the salt sea air as Edward had us sailing along on the Essex. Fantastic!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a keeper that I will listen to again and again. I always learn more each time I re-listen to a book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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