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Susan Fryman

I love Christian fiction and cozy mysteries. I'm blind now, so I listen to all my books.

Alamogordo, New Mexico | Member Since 2013

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  • The Tattered Quilt

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Wanda E. Brunstetter
    • Narrated By Renee Ertl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (21)
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    (19)
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    More lives need some mending... Amish widow-turned-newlywed Emma Yoder Miller begins another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students, all with tattered pieces of their lives that need mending. Selma is a belittling busybody. Terry is a rugged roofer who just wants a casual date with a pretty classmate. Blaine loses a bet and has to join the class, where he soon finds himself in friendly competition with Terry. Anna’s mother signs her up in a desperate attempt to keep Anna from leaving the Amish faith.

    Susan Fryman says: "The Tattered Quilt"
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    What did you love best about The Tattered Quilt?

    All of the characters were entertaining and enchanting. Some of them didn't start that way. I love quilting and stories of the Amish, so that was intriguing as well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best part was how the class and the instructors lives unfolded and problems were overcome. There were also several unpredictable moments.


    Which character – as performed by Renee Ertl – was your favorite?

    Emma was probably my favorite character being narrated. I could picture her quite clearly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it usually takes me a few days.


    Any additional comments?

    Mrs. Brunstteter's books are always enjoyable and I listen to all I can find. I do hope there's more in this series. Ms. Ertl did an excellent job reading the story. She's quite natural and does an excellent job with all of the characters. I look forward to listening to more narrations by her as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Storming the Black Ice: Pacific Rim, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Don Brown
    • Narrated By Simon Bubb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
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    (8)
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    (8)

    When British geologists discover the world's largest oil reserves under the desolate, icy tundra of Antarctica, Britain and Chile form a top-secret alliance for control of petroleum resources that will rival the economic power of OPEC. But when their discovery is uncovered by an Argentinean intelligence officer, a surprise-attack against a secret British outpost in Antarctica triggers a war. Britain and Chile are in a military standoff against Venezuela and Argentina, and when the war escalates, Britain asks America for help.

    Susan Fryman says: "Storming the Black Ice"
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    Would you listen to Storming the Black Ice again? Why?

    This was an engaging, riveting story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The submarine encounters. I also enjoyed the developing relationships.


    Any additional comments?

    The suspense and narration were excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Woman of Courage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Wanda E. Brunstetter
    • Narrated By Jaimee Draper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Take a 3,000 mile journey with Amanda Pearson as she leaves the disgrace of a broken engagement and enters the work of a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, and Amanda is near death before reaching her destination. Among those she meets are an Indian woman who becomes her first convert and a half-Indian trapper who seems to be her biggest critic. But love follows her into the wilderness and will determine the course of her future.

    Susan Fryman says: "Woman of Courage"
    "Woman of Courage"
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    What did you love best about Woman of Courage?

    I loved everything about this book. The setting, the time period, all of the characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Amanda. Her faith was amazing throughout this story. Also she was willing to learn about new cultures and ways.


    What about Jaimee Draper’s performance did you like?

    She was easy to understand and I never tired of listening to her.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm hoping this is a beginning of a new series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • NIV Audio Bible (Dramatized)

    • UNABRIDGED (75 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Zondervan
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    (100)
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    The New International Version of the Bible is today’s most popular modern-English translation. This digital download of the NIV Audio Bible, Dramatized brings the Bible to life with this true-to-text dramatization of the Old and New Testament. The fully orchestrated background enriches the text reading and enhances the total experience. Digitally engineered from start to finish, this audio Bible delivers an inspiring and uplifting encounter with the Word of God.

    Monet says: "Excellent narration but should be easier to search"
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    Would you listen to NIV Audio Bible (Dramatized) again? Why?

    Definitely. By listening I'm picking up even more than by reading.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator did an excellent job. I listen to this for hours at a time and never lose focus or interest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Bride: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Beverly Lewis
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
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    (24)
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    Nineteen-year-old Tessie Miller is the youngest of her Old Order parents' five daughters--and the only one yet to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus Smucker, and come wedding season, they plan to tie the knot and start a family together. But Tessie's father disapproves. Ammon Miller has his reasons, and he has put his foot down. The marriage will not go forward. Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus take matters into their own hands, eloping to exchange their vows in the fancy, English world.

    Miriam says: "Beverly Lewis new book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    All of Mrs. Lewis's books are excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed Tessie. She had such a strong presence to do the right thing.


    What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She did an excellent job. My husband listened to the entire book, too. This was due to the talents of both the author and narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I've always loved the setting of Hickory Hollow. I also love the Wise Woman. I admired the character of Mr. Smucker. Looking forward to more by the author and narrator. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raptor 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ronie Kendig
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
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    (15)
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    (15)

    Captain Dean Watters keeps his mission and his team in the forefront of his laser-like focus. So when Dean’s mission and team are threatened, his Special Forces training kicks into high gear. Failing to stop hackers from stealing national security secrets from the military’s secure computers and networks isn’t an option. Zahrah Zarrick is a missionary teacher to Afghan children in Mazar-e Sharif. And a target.

    david basnight says: "Blah!"
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    If you could sum up Raptor 6 in three words, what would they be?

    Memorable, engaging, suspenseful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Raptor 6?

    There were several moments. One was the captivity of Z and Dean.


    What about Adam Verner’s performance did you like?

    This was the first time I listened to him. He did an outstanding job, perfect for this book. I never tired or got bored listening to him.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The most moving moments for me was Z's ability to maintain her faith and not grow bitter through all she endured and witnessed. Her faith never faltered.


    Any additional comments?

    I love all the books written by this author. She does wonderful research and her books are realistic. Her words are so descriptive the listener is transported to the scene in the books. The narrator added an extra depth to a wonderful story. I also enjoyed the setting of this book. All the characters are memorable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder Simply Brewed: An Amish Village Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Vannetta Chapman
    • Narrated By Renee Ertl
    Overall
    (19)
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    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    When the coffee shop manager is murdered in Middlebury’s Amish Artisan Village, two women from different walks of life must join forces to solve the mystery. Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and Amber Wright is optimistic about the growing profit from her collection of Amish shops - until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead.

    JenWith says: "Not impressed with this one"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Excellent start to the series. I enjoyed the setting and characters.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This was quite suspenseful, several red herrings. Also the method of murder and attempted murder were unique.


    What about Renee Ertl’s performance did you like?

    This narrator always does an excellent job. She keeps the listener's attention.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to more in this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Distortion: Moonlighters, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated By Nan Gurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    A husband's lies can have deadly consequences. When Juliet Cole's husband of 15 years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack. Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she meets the killers' demands.

    Susannah says: "Loved the Story... but why the switch???"
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    What made the experience of listening to Distortion the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was excellent. Very easy listening.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Most definitely. There were unexpected villains, life and death injuries. Also poor Julliette as she found out what was behind her husband's murder.


    Which character – as performed by Nan Gurley – was your favorite?

    I couldn't choose a favorite. All were excellent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire ending was phenomenal.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to hearing more books by this author and other performances by this narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Threads of Grace: A Patch of Heaven Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kelly Long
    • Narrated By Christine Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    In the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, the beautiful and weary Amish widow Grace Beiler is not looking for a husband - especially one so much younger than she is. But handsome - and smitten - Seth Wyse stumbles upon a way to help her, and they marry to keep Grace’s autistic son safe from his ill-intentioned uncle. Grace soon discovers that she is far from immune to her young husband’s experienced charm and realizes that her first marriage has not destroyed her capacity for love.

    Carrie Fancett Pagels says: "Another Stunning Romance From Kelly Long!"
    "Threads of Grace"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Threads of Grace to be better than the print version?

    I always enjoy the audio versions best.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the story of Grace, Seth and Abel. This was such a great series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered: Alaskan Courage, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dani Pettrey
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (64)

    A rising star, Dani Pettrey has received critical acclaim and popular accolades for her suspenseful fiction. In this exciting follow-up to Submerged, Piper McKenna is shocked when her brother, Reef, shows up covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder is dead - but despite the evidence, Reef swears he’s innocent. Deputy Landon Grainger, a close friend of the McKennas, is determined to get the facts - even though he has deep reservations about what he must do to get them.

    Susan Fryman says: "Shattered"
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    Any additional comments?

    This has been a wonderful series. I enjoyed the story of Landon and Piper. The setting of this story is refreshing as well.

    1 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
    (37)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    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"
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    Any additional comments?

    I'm loving the entire series. I enjoyed the courtship of Sarah and Grant. I also liked how the Amish community began to accept Grant, the Englisha vet. The visions of the gardens Sarah designed were delightful. The narrator also did an excellent job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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