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  • Conquistadora

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Esmeralda Santiago
    • Narrated By Esmeralda Santiago
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de León. And in handsome twin brothers Ramón and Inocente - both in love with Ana - she finds a way to get there. She marries Ramón, and in 1844, just 18, she travels across the ocean to a remote sugar plantation the brothers have inherited on the island. Ana faces unrelenting heat, disease and isolation, and the dangers of the untamed countryside....

    janice says: "Conquuistadora"
    "Lovely story"
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    I really enjoyed this book, it's a great narrative of Spanish/Puerto Rican history told from the unlikely perspective of a woman pioneer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Language of Flowers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1004)
    Performance
    (867)
    Story
    (867)

    A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude.

    Diana - Audible says: "You don't need a green thumb to enjoy this one"
    "Wonderful"
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    I really enjoyed this book. It took two unrelated subjects, flowers and foster children, and married them beautifully into a unique and touching story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1055)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (385)

    This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

    Chris says: "Skintight"
    "Funny - Light reading"
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    Carl Hiassen doesn't disappoint. HIs books are humorous adventures set in South Florida, how can that ever be bad?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goodbye Quilt

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Linda Davis’s local fabric shop is a place where women gather to share their creations: quilts commemorating important events in their lives. Wedding quilts, baby quilts, memorial quilts - each is bound tight with dreams, hopes, and yearnings.Now, as her only child readies for college, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mom? Mother and daughter decide to share one last adventure together.

    Wendy says: "Couldn't bear it past the second chapter"
    "Rang so true!!!"
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    This book reminded me so closely of my own experience taking my daughter to college. Very genuine and honest - I found myself getting teary eyed at the similarities.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4265)
    Performance
    (3085)
    Story
    (3083)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "Love Ann Patchett"
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    I'm never disappointed by this author, and this is no exception. Great story, I couldn't stop listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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