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Barbara

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  • The Time Traders

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Andre Norton
    • Narrated By William Coon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    The young man in question, Ross Murdock, is about to embark upon the adventure of his life. In order to avoid prosecution, he reluctantly joins Operation Retrograde, whose members are exploring various time periods. Their goal? To find out where – and when – the ‘Reds’ are obtaining certain scientific breakthroughs, in order to maintain the balance of global power. An outsider in his own time, Ross becomes an outsider in other times as well, and faces one challenge after another.

    Barbara says: "Excellent"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    ...what a fun way to travel through time...! My first Andre Norton novel, but it won't be the last!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter People: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jennifer McMahon
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (319)

    West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, 19-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary....

    D. says: "Get past the narration of the first chapter"
    "Very strange!"
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    I was expecting something in the historic fiction genre and feel like this was more King or Koontz...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Three Junes

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Julia Glass
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1136)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (277)

    Three Junes is a vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. Three Junes "almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains...extraordinary," says Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.

    Dagmar says: "Beautiful Narration of a Wonderful Story!"
    "Horrible!"
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    Performance
    Story

    This book might have been a better read than it was an audio book, but I doubt it! I kept listening and finished the book, but it was like nails on a chalkboard. I often felt like the book's reader was reading the book out of sequence on purpose.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6848)
    Performance
    (4819)
    Story
    (4808)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Not always an easy listen"
    Overall
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    Story

    I was swept into the story as Grissom developed her characters flaws and foibles. Love, Passion, Longing to belong and historic fiction...a great combination! The trials of slavery- explored from both sides owner and slave, the mean spirited racism, and the time period all swept me into their world. I find myself searching Audible for other novels by this author because I just didn't want this story to end...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sarah Waters
    • Narrated By Juanita McMahon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    New York Times best-selling author Sarah Waters received sweeping critical acclaim for her debut, Tipping the Velvet, and has been a finalist for the Orange and Booker Prizes. In The Night Watch she tells the riveting, intersecting tales of four Londoners during and after World War II. As these four people survive the devastation of war and experience the dizzying heights of life, their paths cross in ways none of them can foresee.

    AmazonShoppingQueen says: "may not work in audio"
    "disjointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found myself always wondering if I were somehow listening to this story in a reverse order somehow. I keep trying to finish it, but to no avail...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel X: Watch the Skies

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Ned Rust
    • Narrated By Milo Ventimiglia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    All's quiet in the small town of Holliswood, the television sets a-glow in every home. But not all is as perfect as it seems. A terrifying outlaw has just arrived in town, with the goal of throwing it into chaos--and filming the pandemonium for the fellas back home. Only one person can stop him and his thugs from destroying the city and everyone living there. Daniel X assembles an all-star team of his own creation, but not even he could imagine the enormity of this made-for-TV-villain's powers.

    Edward says: "Good Cheesy Fun"
    "Cannot wait to read more"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Daniel X is the story of an alien hunter who is a teen. This is an exciting story. Nonstop action and I am excited to begin the next one in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23151)
    Performance
    (9788)
    Story
    (9859)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Check it off my list"
    Overall
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    This book was raved about by family and friends, so I finally gave in and purchased it. It was an enjoyable story for the most part...but the sub story of the investigator who is sodomized by her "guardian" was out of the blue and shocking! An overall enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1999)
    Performance
    (1250)
    Story
    (1260)

    By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

    XYZPDQ says: "Early works released in MP3 at last!!"
    "Fun"
    Overall

    An intriguing look at Scottish and English relations. Wow! This was well done! The passion and love between Alec and Jamie was fun to listen to. Like a fly on the wall of their home.... :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • George's Secret Key to the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated By Hugh Dancy
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos' help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong people got their hands on Cosmos?

    Barbara says: "Great Listen!"
    "Great Listen!"
    Overall

    My 11 year old boy was hesitant to purchase this one...but he LOVED it...we even listened to Steven Hawking's Postlude together, he was so enthralled with the story and author's special abilities. Great job!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor's Tomb

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1138)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (439)

    The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why? That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address.

    Jackie says: "Fascinating Ride!"
    "Another Great Story!"
    Overall
    Story

    Once again Steve Berry has delivered a riveting story that entails historic artifacts and travels across the world. An enjoyable read or listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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