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  • The Aviator's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Melanie Benjamin
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (681)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (604)

    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
  • The Best of Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1290)
    Performance
    (1094)
    Story
    (1095)

    In the fall of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

    L.W. says: "Horribly depressing"
    "Really good read"
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    The Best of Me is one of those books that almost anyone would enjoy. It reminds us of lost youth, lost love and our life in general. The book takes the love of two teens who are separated by circumstances and shows what happens when they meet many years later and with so many hard life experiences behind both of them. It makes us look within to see where we are in life, our regrets and shows how very short and unexpected life can be. Nicholas Sparks is a master at writing about love and life and this book is thoroughly enjoyable. It’s not one of his best books, but well worth the read. And when reading, especially the last third of the book, be sure and have tissues handy. They will definitely be needed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood of Innocents: The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mitchell Hogan
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (503)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (457)

    Anasoma, jewel of the Mahruse Empire, has fallen. As Caldan and his companions flee the city, horrors from the time of the Shattering begin to close in. With Miranda's mind broken by forbidden sorcery, Caldan is forced to disobey the most sacrosanct laws of the Protectors if he is to have any chance of healing her. But when one of the emperor's warlocks arrives to take control of him, he begins to suspect his burgeoning powers may be more of a curse than a blessing.

    SimiGr8spirit says: "Great read"
    "Good Read"
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    This is the second in the Sorcery Ascendant series and I found it to be a really good read. The book had plenty of action and kept the reader’s attention throughout. Never knew what was going to come next and it definitely kept my attention. I can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Crucible of Souls: The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Mitchell Hogan
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (575)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (527)

    When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers. But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths. As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction.

    Isaac says: "Good, but... Something is missing"
    "Good Read"
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    I have not read this author before; however, after this book, I don’t think it will be my last for him. Good read, fast, action-packed. Already have second book in the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leaving Time

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2131)
    Performance
    (1920)
    Story
    (1919)

    Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

    Jan says: "Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars"
    "Great Read"
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    What an unusual book. After I first started the book I didn’t think I was really going to like it … I thought there’s just too much on elephants in this story and blah, blah, blah. But shortly thereafter I realized that the book was really well written, interesting and had grabbed my attention. I couldn’t stop listening to it. Then near the end, it was just WOW! I was stunned by the big reveal in the plot. Jodi Picoult must have done an immense amount of research into elephants and is very descriptive in the lives, grieving and way that elephants live. But at the same time, she interwove it with her three main characters, Jenna, the psychic and the detective, along with Jenna’s parents and the elephant preserve. Yes, it’s emotional, but at the same time entertaining and definitely well worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1336)
    Performance
    (1025)
    Story
    (1043)

    On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

    Janice says: "Facinating history"
    "Good Read"
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    What a great read during Veteran's Day. This book will make you think about what our men and women face every day. I'm so thankful that I live in a country that has such courageous people in its Armed Forces. The author was able to capture the feelings and the setting of Shangri-la and make the reader feel that they were actually there. Enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trading Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (107)

    Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays - except he’s thinking of the wrong Leavenworth!Through an internet site, Charles and Emily arrange to swap houses for the holiday. So Emily goes to Boston - and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it’s not the prison town - it’s Santa’s village! The place is full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and...elves.

    3AM Mom says: "Like Holiday Snowflakes"
    "Good, sweet read"
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    What a sweet read. Yes, we know when Debbie Macomber writes a book that we are going to get a solid, good read and this book met the mark. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it while on a trip. This was one of those stories where you knew what was going to happen, but it is the season to be joyful and this book kept you in that mood. Good job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of Heaven: Fargo Adventure, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Russell Blake
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (351)

    Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved - and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl - and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven - begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people.

    dirtdoctor says: "What's happened to Cussler?"
    "Entertaining!"
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    I always enjoy spending time with Sam and Remi Fargo, and this book was no exception. Although it wasn’t as good as previous books, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Clive Cussler has a unique ability to write with other authors and still make the books seem like they are totally his. If you need a quick, entertaining read, then grab this book, a cup of coffee or tea, and sit down for a spell. You will be thoroughly entertained and satisfied at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mistletoe and Margaritas

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (983)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (839)

    Claire Rutledge still believes in love, despite losing her husband. So, after two years, she's not surprised by the steamy dreams telling her it might be time to start moving on. But she didn't expect her friend Justin to have the starring role.

    Phoebe E. Stell says: "Just one more reason Audible is the best!"
    "Not very good at all"
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    I really didn't care for this book. In fact, this was one of the rare times that I just simply stopped listening to the book. Just not my cup of tea. No plot, just two infatuated people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4205)
    Performance
    (3866)
    Story
    (3886)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "Wonderful Series. Loved it"
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    I absolutely loved this series. I hate to see it end. Yes, the series if LONG, but it is well worth every minute. One of the best series I have read in a while. Michael Sullivan did a great job in making his characters real and believable, even though you know they are pure fantasy. I don’t give too many 5 star ratings, but this series deserved them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5816)
    Performance
    (5348)
    Story
    (5346)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    AudioAddict says: "And I didn't think I liked fantasies..."
    "What a Great Read!"
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    What a great read! I am thoroughly enjoying the trials and tribulations of Royce and Hadrian as they conquer the evils placed before them. This is one of those series that I go right from one book to the other and it has been so good that I got the audible version and the book and have been using both so I don’t miss anything, no matter where I am. Great fantasy, great read!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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