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  • Anne's House of Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By L.M. Montgomery
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (300)

    Acclaimed author L.M. Montgomery continues the story of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea in Anne's House of Dreams. Anne and Gilbert move to Four Winds Harbor to start their new life together. The young married couple buys their dream house, encounters new adventures, and makes new friends. Barbara Caruso's entertaining narration brings listeners to Four Winds and makes them feel a part of this shoreline community.

    Laura says: "Don't be put off by the sample's audio quality."
    "Good story, well narrated"
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    Any additional comments?

    The narrator does a really good job on all of the characters.
    The story was better than "Anne of Windy Poplars" and as good as the more widely known first three books in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Man Called Ove

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56479)
    Performance
    (51663)
    Story
    (51576)

    Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

    Bill says: "I Laughed and I Cried"
    "One of the best books I've heard"
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    For some reason, I was reluctant to buy this book despite Audible repeatedly recommending it to me. Ove had me laughing and crying--mostly laughing --throughout this truly wonderful book.

    I wish I could give it six stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jessica Knoll
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5783)
    Performance
    (5088)
    Story
    (5103)

    Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: a glamorous job at a glossy magazine, an enviable figure with the wardrobe to match, and a handsome fiancé from a distinguished blue-blood family. But Ani FaNelli is an invention, that veneer of perfection carefully assembled in an attempt to distance herself from a shocking, sordid past.

    C. S. says: "Excellent & Real"
    "Don't give up on this one"
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    I started this on Kindle, but couldn't get into it. My bookclub is reading it, so I decided to give it a shot on Audible. Early on, I just do not like the main character--she comes across as a superficial, manipulative snob. But then you learn, piece by piece, that something happened. Something awful happened. She was broken, glued back together, and I just had to know what happened. And then I really sympathized with this teenage girl whose Mother's misplaced values left the girl desperate, and seemingly weak and helpless...until it really mattered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orphan Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (16336)
    Performance
    (14516)
    Story
    (14526)

    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Kathi says: "Moving story of sharing and transformation."
    "I couldn't put it down"
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    I often come across books that make me eager to get back to the car so that I can hear more. I hardly ever come across one that makes me want to wear headphones when doing chores, and buy the Kindle version too, so that I can keep reading when I don't have headphones ready. This is one of those rare books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128389)
    Performance
    (113289)
    Story
    (113140)

    Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    BookReader says: "The Girl on The Train"
    "A really good read/listen!"
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    I got hooked right from the start, and it kept getting more and more interesting right up to the end.

    Very well written. The main character didn't know what to believe and so neither did I. Thoroughly enjoyed it, cover to cover!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Power French Accelerated/8 One-Hour Audio Lessons/Complete Written Listening Guide/Tapescript

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mark Frobose
    • Narrated By Mark Frobose
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (62)

    Want to learn to speak authentic French quickly and easily and have fun in the process? Designed to teach you to speak French while on the go, Power French Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat and positive 8 hour audio language program whose 144 study units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand real spoken French at optimal speed.

    Catherine says: "Amazingly Effective! Breaks All Conventions"
    "This is great if you've studied French before"
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    If you took French in high school and haven't used it in, ooh let's say a couple of decades, then this is really great. I don't think it'd work for someone new to French, unless they know a similar language (maybe Spanish) and have a real aptitude for languages.
    But, as a refresher course, it's great.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Carol Cowan, Michael Hanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (544)
    Story
    (550)

    Reporter Holly Thorne is intrigued by Jim Ironheart, who has saved 12 lives in the past three months. Holly wants to know what kind of power drives him, why terrifying visions of a churning windmill haunt his dreams, and just what he means when he whispers in his sleep that an enemy who will kill everyone is coming.

    Malia Nash says: "A real disappointment"
    "This one was a let-down"
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    It was gripping through, "the plane," but it was the rest was a disappointment. Suspension if disbelief went out the window.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6998)
    Performance
    (5112)
    Story
    (5127)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
    "Even better than Odd"
    Overall
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot did keep me on the edge of my seat waiting to find out who the mystery man is, and what is his motivation. I was surprised by the answer--I didn't see that coming.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1718)
    Performance
    (1286)
    Story
    (1289)

    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    Robin says: "Do not listen while driving"
    "A thoroughly good listen"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I used to watch the Carol Burnett Show when I was a kid in the mid to late 1970's. Most shows don't age well, but when I see clips today, it is just as funny now as it was then. Hearing Carol Burnett tell stories about her life and what was going on in the background of her show is almost as funny as the show itself. I definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys a laugh--whether or not they watched her show(s) when they aired. Oh, and I cried in places, too.


    What about Carol Burnett’s performance did you like?

    Delivered as only Carol Burnett could do. Thank you for giving us this extra time together!


    Any additional comments?

    Each story is short, so it's a good listen for even short commutes.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anne of the Island

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By L.M. Montgomery
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (485)
    Story
    (486)

    Anne Shirley, the mischievous, carrot-topped waif of Anne of Green Gables, has grown into a lovely young woman who leaves the security of Prince Edward Island to enroll at Redmond College. There, she discovers a professor who believes education is wasted on women, ponders the security offered in marriage proposals, and a host of other questions of young adulthood.

    Joseph R says: "Grown Up, Off to College and Romance"
    "Still a great story!"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Anne of the Island?

    That would give away an important part of the story.


    What about Barbara Caruso’s performance did you like?

    She has a kind voice, reads with a great deal of feeling, and does a good job doing different voices.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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