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  • The Aviator's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Melanie Benjamin
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (481)
    Story
    (490)

    For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

    Audrey says: "The Megalomaniac's Wife"
    "Interesting ... Good read!"
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    What a read! I had such mixed emotions reading this book. Most of the time I just wanted shake Anne Lindbergh for not standing up for herself. But then I had to step back and look at the time and society and she did what every good wife did back then ... she kept persevering to make everything seem wonderful to the world in spite of what she was feeling internally. In today's world (in America), her options would be wide open. Anne Lindbergh was a smart woman who had the capacity to love beyond all things. And she did that with a passion. My heart broke with the kidnapping of her child and the fact that she had to grieve privately for her little son. This was my first time reading Melanie Benjamin and I enjoyed the way she told the story. She kept it interesting yet made the reader wonder what was coming next. I can't say I enjoyed the story, but I enjoyed the way the author revealed it and grabbed my attention. Kudos to Ms. Benjamin.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Tea at Sunrise: Sweet Magnolias Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    Emotionally wounded single mom Sarah Price has come home to Serenity, South Carolina, for a fresh start. With support from her two best friends – the newest generation of Sweet Magnolias – she can face any crisis. But sometimes a woman needs more than even treasured friends can provide. Sexy Travis McDonald may be exactly what Sarah’s battered self-confidence requires.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Author - AWFUL Narrator"
    "Sweet Read"
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    Sweet read. I always enjoy Sherryl Woods' books and this one was no exception. Their setting in the South makes them delightful and fun. I’m enjoying this series. I will say that I did not care as much for this narrator as the previous ones. Being from the South, I did not enjoy the fake Southern accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Oracle: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (524)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (207)

    In Washington, D.C., a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms, shot by an assassin's bullet. But the death leaves behind a greater mystery: a bloody coin found clutched in the dead man's hand, an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi.

    Ed says: "Maybe an OK book if you like the word 'feral'"
    "Fantastic Read"
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    I absolutely love James Rollins and this book was no exception. Rollins makes the unrealistic realistic and makes us think about what will happen if something like this were to happen in today’s world. With what we know governments have done in the past, it really makes us think about how we would react. Fantastic read and thought provoking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Signature of All Things: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (889)
    Performance
    (814)
    Story
    (821)

    In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

    Dina says: "An Educational and Epic Oddity"
    "Average, nothing spectacular"
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    I really, really, really liked Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and was so looking forward to this book, especially after the reviews that it initially received on multiple sites. And when it started it was pretty good, but after a couple hundred pages or so, I found that the book was like the moss that Alma loved so well. It just grew and grew and grew with nothing much to show for itself. This book would have been much better had it been shortened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (348)

    Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

    cristina says: "The demise of a great, fun author"
    "Best of the Series"
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    All I can say is WOW. This was the best of all the Clifton Chronicles books so far. The book started off right where the previous one left off, yet could still be enjoyed by someone who had not read the series. I found that I read it every second of the day and often times when I really needed to be doing other things. And the ending left me knowing that there HAS to be more books to come. I love Jeffrey Archer and can’t wait for more work from him. Great job on a much anticipated book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everneath

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brodi Ashton
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (219)

    Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned - to her old life, her family, her boyfriend - before she’s banished back to the underworld... this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance - and the one person she loves more than anything.

    Kale says: "A Hauntingly Beautiful Debut"
    "Not for Me"
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    I really didn’t enjoy this book. I tried to get into it, and I normally enjoy this genre, but this book fell short in every area. The plot was weak, the story just didn’t seem to be well written and the characters fell flat in my estimation. I know a lot of others liked the book, but it just wasn’t for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mirage: The Oregon Files, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (588)

    In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax - but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren't so sure. There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America's interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

    Matthew says: "Hey, where did my ship go???"
    "Just ok ..."
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    I didn’t feel like Mirage was one of Clive Cussler’s best books. I thought it fell short of his normal outstanding quality; however, it was still an ok read. It had a good plot, but almost everything in the book happened to Juan Cabrillo. Don’t get me wrong, Juan is great, but this was just a little too much going here and there throughout the read. Sure hope his books get better instead of like this one since I normally enjoy them so much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10826)
    Performance
    (6850)
    Story
    (6882)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "One of the best books I've ever read!"
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    One of the best books I have ever read and that’s saying a lot! I loved the story of Louie Zamperini and the many things he faced in his life. He was a MAN who was able to face life’s adversities and managed to come out on top. The reader feels Louie Zamperini’s lows such as when he is held prisoner during the war and causes us to cheer his highs, his Olympic days. This is one of those books where you will laugh, cry and when the book is over hate that it’s come to an end. Laura Hillenbrand is a top author who knows how to catch the attention of a variety of readers … from young to old … and enable each of us to love and want more of her books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Little Night Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lucy March
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1061)
    Performance
    (971)
    Story
    (963)

    Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends - but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman....

    Elizabeth says: "Not quite Molly Harper, but not bad.."
    "Cute"
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    Cute Story. I thought this book was a good, quick read. It had a good, but predictable plot, but was one of those reads that left the reader smiling … most of the time. I didn’t care for the ending which was a little dark for me, but overall I enjoyed the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rise: An Eve Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Anna Carey
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (100)

    When she lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended. Trapped in the palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic princess of The New America - and the blushing bride of her father's top adviser - Eve's whole life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going is Caleb's memory, and the revolution he started. Now, Eve is taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover subversive in the King's court, she plots to take down The New America, beginning with the capital, the City of Sand.

    S. A. Sutphin says: "terrrible ending"
    "Good read"
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    Unlike many readers, I liked this last book in the series. I liked the role that Eve played in this book a little more than in Book 2. I thought that Eve did what needed to be done. In addition, it was nice to see that Charles was one of the good. The ending was a bit abrupt, but the best thing, the expected thing, did happen. Good series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Once: An Eve Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Anna Carey
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (145)

    For the first time since she escaped from her school many months ago, Eve can sleep soundly. She's living in Califia, a haven for women, protected from the terrifying fate that awaits orphaned girls in The New America. But her safety came at a price: She was forced to abandon Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. When Eve gets word that Caleb is in trouble, she sets out into the wild again to rescue him, only to be captured and brought to the City of Sand, the capital of The New America.

    Andrew says: "Great Book, Dumb Main Character..."
    "Entertaining"
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    Written as the second book in the Eve trilogy, the book was entertaining and a good read. However, in this book, the main character, Eve, acts like a princess yet still is in a state of rebellion. After all she had been through; Eve should have been tougher and more solid. Although I thought this book was a little weaker than the first book, but it is still entertaining enough that I will read the third book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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