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Elizabeth Daniels

Aurora, CO, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • A Season of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Amy Clipston
    • Narrated By Devon O'Day
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married, and Lindsay is about to be baptized in the Amish faith and is courting Matthew. While Katie Kauffman is happy for her friends who seem to have settled their futures, she is also finding herself something of a fifth wheel. When Lindsay’s sister Jessica returns to Bird-in-Hand, she finds that Jake Miller has moved on with his life. He lost hope that Jessica would ever be satisfied to settle in rural Pennsylvania and takes comfort in becoming close friends with Katie. However, it’s not an easy road....

    Betty says: "Narration disappointing"
    "Narration disappointing"
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    Love this book. I only wish the narrator was someone who researched the culture. Words mispronounched was bad enough but her overly enthusiastic, bubbly tone is very not Amish like and becomes irritating.you have to remind yourself this is Amish fiction. And if you have listened to other Amish books by people that researched the culture, like Beverly Lewis narrators you would understand what I mean.
    It makes the book lose it's Amish flavor.this book is better leaving in paper form.







    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Breath of Spring: Seasons of the Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Charlotte Hubbard
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    As a bright season brings a fresh start to Willow Ridge, Annie Mae Knepp feels she can never make peace with the past. Her disgraced ex-bishop father is furious she has taken her five siblings to live with her. She's never been truly at home in her faith...or in believing in herself. And Annie Mae fears no man will want to take on the responsibilities she's gladly shouldered. True, her quiet neighbor, Adam Wagler, has been steadfast and unshakeable in helping her through her trials, but he surely couldn't think of someone so lost as more than a friend.

    Betty says: "It will grab you!"
    "It will grab you!"
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    I listen to my books before I fall asleep at night...this book has kept me awake the past few nights. I am new to Charlotte Hubbard and wasn't sure at first as a lot of the newer authors are picking narrators that make you cringe. She has picked an excellent one in Susan Boyce...this book is very captivating. I have been listening to Amish audio books for several years and own over 100 books. I started buying them before Audible was what it is today. I Love the book, love the author and love the narrator. Great job Charlotte Hubbard! Keep up the good work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Revealing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Suzanne Woods Fisher
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Naomi King, soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked, has a gift. She sees what others can't see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don't know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether. When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something sinister is at work - something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between her and Tobe.

    Betty says: "Slow starter"
    "Slow starter"
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    This was a good book once you got into it. The main issue I had with it was there was too many characters. Took a while to sort out who was who and how they fit into the story. But because Christina Moore was the narrator I was deteremined to sort it out. She makes listening worth the effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christmas at Rose Hill Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Suzanne Woods Fisher
    • Narrated By Rachel Botchan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When a "lost" rose is discovered at Rose Hill Farm, Billy is sent to track down its origins. Get in, identify the rose, and get out. That's his plan. The only catch is that he's having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the lost rose, and he can't get those tropical blue eyes of Bess Riehl out of his mind. As the history of the lost rose is pieced together, it reminds Bess and Billy - and Amos, too - that Christmas truly is the season of miracles.

    Betty says: "Boring"
    "Boring"
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    This book was totally boring...If I never hear the word "Rose" again it will be too soon..I fell asleep while trying to get into this book. Just couldn't get into it. Too much focus on given to the rose...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joyful: Return to Sugarcreek, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Shelley Shepard Gray
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Randall Beiler will sacrifice anything to take care of his younger siblings and the family farm, even if it means forsaking love. But when his brother offers pretty Elizabeth Nolt a job cleaning and cooking for the family, Randall is furious - and feels guilty about the way he once broke Elizabeth's heart. Then he learns that Elizabeth and her grandmother are struggling to make ends meet and he knows the offer, no matter how painful, is the right thing for everyone.

    Betty says: "Great book!!!"
    "Great book!!!"
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    SSG always seems to stick with true honest Amish fiction. So many "Amish Authors" are taking Englischer stories and turning them into "Amish" books. SSG sticks to basic Amish life.Never change Shelley!!!! I have loved all of her SugarCreek books and own them all,and have listened to them many times over and over again. Great reader, great story. Love this author!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lydia's Charm: An Amish Widow Starts Over in Charm, Ohio

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Wanda E. Brunstetter
    • Narrated By Brooke Sanford
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    Lydia King is suddenly a widow and moves her son and herself to Charm, Ohio, to be close to her mother and help with her grandfather. But is her heart ready for romance when gifts begin appearing on her porch from a mysterious source? Menno Troyer, a furniture store owner, is also recently widowed and the father of four energetic boys. He has come to realize that, though he doesn’t think he’s ready to love again, his sons need a mother. Levi Stutzman, another newcomer to the area, is the only one in his family not handicapped by dwarfism, and he has dedicated his life to caring for them.

    Gloryann says: "Narrater Brooke Sanford"
    "Although good story...much disappointment"
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    Brooke Sanford is NOT an Amish narrator. The voices were so baby talk like I almost returned this book. Mature Amish women don't sound like 6 year olds!!! Very disappointed. She needs to listen to real Amish narrators and take a page out of their books!!! I am tired of these immature voices. Beverly Lewis always seems to find the best narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Butterfly Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Annette Blair
    • Narrated By Ariana Westfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Amishwoman Sara Lapp, all but shunned for studying with the local doctor to become a midwife, is shocked that, after months of waiting, her first call comes from “Mad” Adam Zuckerman, a self-appointed outcast. Adam doesn’t want her to attend at a birth, but to tend to his children because his wife has died in childbed. Adam wants to love his children, but he is afraid he will hurt them in the way his father hurt him. Without his late wife, Abby, to protect them, Adam must find someone else to care for the girls.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Good Book"
    "Should have an "R" rating"
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    I have never had an Amish book that had sexual content. Loved the book Minus the sexual content!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah’s Garden: A Patch of Heaven Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Kelly Long
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, shy Sarah King is happiest when working in her vibrant Amish kitchen garden, but new family responsibilities lead her into the confusing world of the English. Sarah finds her life turned around when she encounters the community’s new English veterinarian, Grant Williams.

    Carrie Fancett Pagels says: "A Beautiful Patchwork of Characterization & Story"
    "Loved this book!"
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    There hasn't been many good new Amish books lately. Either the story is good and performance is bad or the other way around. This is an all around good book. I have listened to it twice. Awesome book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shell Seekers

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Rosamunde Pilcher
    • Narrated By Lynn Redgrave
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    Set in London and Cornwall from World War II to present, The Shell Seekers tells the story of the Keeling family, and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. The family centers around Penelope, and it is her love, courage, and sense of values that determine the course of all their lives.

    Deftly shifting back and forth in time, each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family's history. The unifying thread is an oil painting entitled "The Shell Seekers".

    helle says: "This version of the shell seekers is only 45mins"
    "A True Classic"
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    I have treasured this book for years and was glad to see it at Audible. I have the worn out cassettes of this book. I would definitely recommend this book and any book that is narrated by
    Lynn Redgrave. My other favorite book of Rosamunde Pilcher's is Winter Solstice. Both of these books will always top my reading list.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Search: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Suzanne Woods Fisher
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Fifteen years ago, Lainey O'Toole made a split-second decision. She couldn't have known that her choice would impact so many. Now in her mid-20s, she is poised to go to culinary school when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge, the very Amish town in which her long-reaching decision was made, forcing her to face the shadowed past.

    Betty says: "A very different type of Amish book"
    "A very different type of Amish book"
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    I wasn't sure I would like this book and hesitated buying it. Only to find out I was glad I did. This story weaves it's way through the lives of Amish and English. And joining the two cultures together in an unexpected way. I would recommend this book to all true Amish book lovers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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