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Linda

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  • Wonderland Creek

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (174)

    Six-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin has won a loyal following for her inspiring historical fiction. In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley is left heartbroken when her fiancé breaks up with her just as the Great Depression forces her out of a job. To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky. There she discovers that God still has a plan for her after all.

    Sara says: "Depression Era Kentucky as a Librarian"
    "A delightful surprise"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was my first Lynn Austin book so I had no idea what to expect. Ms. Austin is a very good writer, weaving gospel into a very fun and adventurous story. The main character was so annoying at first but as she learned more about life, God and herself she began to change. Two cautions, first the ending seemed very rushed to me and left me with some unanswered questions, definitely wanted more. Secondly, I would have loved to see more development with the romance. If you like Christian novels and a fun story that keeps you wanting more I would recommend this book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Endless Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sara Donati
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (195)

    The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives.

    Linda says: "Well Worth The Wait"
    "Brilliant series"
    Overall

    I have been a fan of this series for years, it is one of my favorite of all time. I think Sara Donati did a wonderful job ending this series, it was perfect. Ms. Donati is so talented, I hope she will do an new series sometime. Kate Reading is by far my favorite narrator, so the combination is the best. If you have never read this series I highly recommend it, you will not be dissappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Word Gets Around

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lisa Wingate
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Best-selling author Lisa Wingate serves up small-town values with humor and romance. Lauren hasn't returned to her hometown since her husband's death. But when her dad needs her help, she heads for their horse ranch in Daily, Texas. There she must prepare a "broke down" race horse for his role in a movie that will alter the fortunes of her dad, a Hollywood star, and a screenwriter.

    Linda says: "The plot fell flat"
    "The plot fell flat"
    Overall

    I was excited to read this book, it looked cute and I listen to lots of christian books. This one fell short of my expecations. The author spent to much time delving into the problems of both leads of the book. The idea of the story was fun, but all energy seemed to go into talking about their demons and very little time into the plot. I would look for another read and not spend my money on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Edge of Recall

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kristen Heitzmann
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    In Christy Award winner Kristen Heitzmann's spellbinding thriller, a troubled labyrinth expert longs for serenity and security. When her college crush calls, he asks her to restore a Colonial-era labyrinth as part of an elaborate renovation project. Yet while she tries to maintain a professional relationship with this man who broke her heart, a foul presence lurks in the dark woods - and soon creeps even closer.

    Deborah says: "Review"
    "Wasn't sure at first, but ended good"
    Overall

    I like most of Kristen Heitzmann's books. At first I wasn't sure if I would like this book, The hero whinned way to much. The story is intreging and ended up keeping me very engaged. I loved how everything came together at the end of the book. While not Heitzmann's best book, it is worth the read, especially if you like very clean books with "faith" as the underlying theme.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1833)
    Performance
    (776)
    Story
    (778)

    An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy.

    A User says: "Great Listen"
    "disjointed"
    Overall

    While there were several good story lines in the book, they were to disjointed for me. So many characters that I didn't get a chance to get involved. If the author would have built the story around just a couple of the story lines I would have enjoyed the book. I was in the fifth CD before I figured out any kind of a plot.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Austenland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (774)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (369)

    Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.

    ElChangoPelon says: "Fun read"
    "Not worth it"
    Overall

    For those Pride and Prejudice lovers, the idea of this book is tempting, but don't be fooled, it isn't worth your time or money. The book has no depth at all. That would be okay if you wanted a very light read, but it isn't very much fun either.

    Most of it is pretty boring, but there are some humorous moments. I'm just glad that it was only five discs. I could have never made it through more.

    I was very disappointed and I would recommend that you pass this one up.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Rush of Wings

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kristen Heitzmann
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Best-selling author Kristen Heitzmann has inspired millions of fans with her colorful novels of Colorado, which include Honor's Pledge. In A Rush of Wings, a young woman seeking to escape her past finds refuge, romance, and a renewed faith high in the Rocky Mountains.

    Tania says: "Tear-jerker, smile grabber, a feel good story"
    "Good but slow"
    Overall

    I liked A Rush of Wings. I thought the author did a good job delving into personal faith and the struggle people have understanding it and allowing their faith to give them the strength they need to carry on. I thought the author was realistic and not idealistic regarding faith.

    While I enjoyed the book I can't say that it was one of those books that I will remember for a long time. It was probably more of an average book; the the author is an average writer and the narriator as well.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4522)
    Performance
    (1816)
    Story
    (1817)

    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

    CoCo says: "Excellent and engaging"
    "An unsuspensful thriller"
    Overall

    This is my first DeMille book and I was looking forward to listening to a new author. The first of the book had me hooked, it started great. But then I wondered, as I kept listening, if there was going to be any action. I was very dissappointed in the lack of much happening thoughout the story. I did like the authors insite into how others may view Americans and I agree that Demille can write well. I just wish it hadn't gotten so tedious. I think there are better author and doubt I will indulge in another DeMille book. Scott Brick is an awesome narriator!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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