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Linda

I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!

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  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1884)
    Performance
    (1325)
    Story
    (1350)

    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
    "I had never heard of Bonhoeffer, glad I have now!"
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    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Bonhoeffer's family was quite extraordinary! They gave their children a beautiful childhood and than gave them to God for their country.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Three Daughters: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Consuelo Saah Baehr
    • Narrated By Karen Peakes
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (53)
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    (54)

    Born in rural Palestine, just before the dawn of the 20th century, Miriam adores her father and is certain his love will protect her, but she soon finds that tradition overrides love. Uprooted by war, Miriam enters a world where the old constraints slip away with thrilling and disastrous results. Miriam's rebellious daughter, Nadia, is thrilled with the opportunity for a modern life that her elite education provides. But when she falls in love with an outsider, the clan reins her back with a shocking finality.

    valerie says: "Thrilling"
    "Good mixture of culture and love,"
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    I like stories from the Mideast. The culture was very interesting. Mothers and daughters are the same everywhere no matter what country your from!

    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
    (25031)
    Performance
    (20801)
    Story
    (20788)

    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.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "I could quit listening !"
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    Best book I've read in a long time! I never would have guessed the ending!
    Worth the credit and time!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14846)
    Performance
    (13522)
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    (13596)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "So honest and real !"
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    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    I loved the book was written from a girl's point of view. Hazel is not your average girl dealing with something that is not the average teenage girl problems!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Code Name Verity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated By Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2471)
    Performance
    (2213)
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    (2214)

    Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

    Suzn F says: "Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book"
    "The narrator was the best part!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if you like a story that a bit confusing and wondering.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Elizabeth Wein again?

    Yes loved the narrator, she did a great job!


    Any additional comments?

    This story is a bit unsure of where it's heading and where it ends up. It was alright but wasn't jumping up and down with excitement or suspense.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Homesman: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Glendon Swarthout
    • Narrated By Candace Thaxton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (166)

    Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A "homesman" must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county’s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy - ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable and resourceful.

    Taryn says: "Interesting topic, great for discussion"
    "This could have been a great story~"
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    Any additional comments?

    The book was good unitl about 3/4 of the way through. Hated how it ended.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • What Alice Forgot

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Tamara Lovatt-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3830)
    Performance
    (3362)
    Story
    (3355)

    What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

    Elisabeth says: "Clever and Fresh, but Painful"
    "Best book I've read in a long time!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This is the story of all of your lives and what happens in them!


    Any additional comments?

    I could not put this book down until the end!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3684)
    Performance
    (2663)
    Story
    (2671)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Worth the read~"
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    If you could sum up The Potato Factory in three words, what would they be?

    I loved this book~ The history and story combined make for a delightful read!


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    Of course Mary and her poor hands!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2163)
    Performance
    (1501)
    Story
    (1502)

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    Angie says: "Brillant Narration"
    "The best book I've read in a long time~"
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    Which scene was your favorite?

    The constant contrast of good and evil, weak and strong, love and hate and how the good will prevail is so thought provoking!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Amy Julia Becker
    • Narrated By A. Savalas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Challenging surprises often lead to unexpected joy. Amy Julia opens eyes and softens hearts as she brings listeners into her own story of disappointment turned to blessing. This is a journey of discovering strength through weakness, and the author learns to embrace the face that we are all dependent on God and one another. This books will inspire listeners who appreciate beautiful writing coupled with deep insights about life and faith.

    Linda says: "This book gave me hope!"
    "This book gave me hope!"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Good and Perfect Gift the most enjoyable?

    This is an honest and informative book! I will give it to a friend who has a special child!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8325)
    Performance
    (7676)
    Story
    (7691)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Steven King hit the target but not the bullseye!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is not the scarest book he has writen. Kind of predictable. It was worth the read if you like to attend AA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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