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  • All She Ever Wanted

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    A three-time Christy Award winner, Lynn Austin crafts rousing tales of hope and redemption. All She Ever Wanted stars Kathleen Seymour, a woman who seems to have it all, though she hides a dark family secret. To her horror, everything comes crashing down when she loses her job and her daughter is caught shoplifting. Desperate to regain control over her life, Kathleen returns to her estranged family to mend her severely broken relationships before it is too late.

    Carla says: "Pure Enjoyment"
    "Pure Enjoyment"
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    Very colorful characters, great story, enjoyable format, entertaining and spiritual. Highly recommended...think I'll listen again.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Strength of His Hand

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (103)

    God has blessed Hezekiah; his kingdom is flourishing. The people are prospering and the city of Jerusalem is safe from invaders. But the king worries that his beloved wife may be barren. After all his hard work in preserving the faith and protecting the faithful, the thought that one of his pagan-worshiping nephews will become ruler is upsetting. But he suffers greater anguish when he stumbles upon the secrets of his queen.

    ruth says: "STRENGHT"
    "Decent. Not my favorite but still quite good."
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    Reminded me of an adult version of the bible CDs I had as a kid. Would be great as an animated movie. Not my favorite but I'm still a BIG Lynn Austin fan. Narrator was quite skilled as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Places

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    Fragrant blossoms herald spring, but the orchard is also a place of secrets and heartache. After the death of her husband Frank, Eliza is left with three young children and mounting debts. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for?

    Karen says: "Austin is Wonderful"
    "Really, really liked this one!"
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    Not even Lynn Austin's very best but still WONDERFUL. Awesome characters, very inspirational and amazing narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Though Waters Roar

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    While 20-year-old Harriet is behind bars, she reviews the history of her great-grandmother’s fight against slavery, her grandmother’s crusade against “demon rum,” and her mother’s struggle for women’s suffrage. Now she longs for the courage to leave her own legacy.

    Lisa Kuehn says: "Lynn Austin strikes again!"
    "An Enjoyable Read. Big Fan."
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    A great story blessed with Lynn Austin's gift for historical fiction. I very much appreciate her reliance on scripture as the basis for her stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Light to My Path

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (120)

    Raised on a South Carolina plantation as the house pet of her white master's daughter, Kitty never made a decision for herself. Now, as a young adult, she must preserve her faith while making the biggest decision ever: stay with her master and go south to avoid the Yankees or run away tonight to the North with Grady, the field slave she has come to love.

    Karen says: "Intense"
    "A surprising end to the series"
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    I wasn't quite expecting this story line but it certainly intrigued me. It was my least favorite of the series but it was still a great book...that says alot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fire by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (111)

    Two-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin is hailed for her inspiring historical novels. As in Candle in the Darkness Austin transports us back to the turbulence of the Civil War.

    Patricia says: "You could listen to this book over and over!"
    "Probably My Favorite Book of the Series"
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    Sooo very interesting and the series is quite educational along with the high entertainment value. A must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Candle in the Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (153)

    Winner of the 2001 Christy Award, Lynn Austin captures the turmoil of the Civil War in this stirring novel. From vast plantations to the cramped closets of the Underground Railroad, it follows one young woman's inspiring journey of risk and sacrifice.

    Terry says: "A different look at the Civil War"
    "Get the Entire Series!!!"
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this series...especially the first two books. I will listen to the entire series again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Songbird

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lisa Samson
    • Narrated By Cynthia Darlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Nationally renowned inspirational author Lisa Samson writes deeply moving novels of the heart. Songbird is the beautiful tale of a young woman's journey toward healing and fulfillment.

    Carla says: "Bad Recording or Narrator, not sure which."
    "Bad Recording or Narrator, not sure which."
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    The story was "ok" but certainly not the best Lisa Samson novel. However, the worse part was either the recording or the narrator. Her accent was great but it sounded like she had lots of saliva in her mouth for the entire recording. She was either smacking her lips/tongue or something else weird. It was very difficult to listen to. Perhaps it could just be the quality of the recording.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All Things New

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    Fans of inspirational fiction eagerly devour historical novels from Christy Award winner Lynn Austin. In All Things New, the acclaimed author weaves a tale set in the aftermath of the Civil War. Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, return to their Virginia plantation, but their once-grand home has lost its lustre. Jo’s father and brother are dead, and the war has left her remaining brother broken and embittered. Bonding with Lizzie, one of the few remaining servants, Jo struggles to rebuild her life....

    Holly says: "Another gem"
    "WONDERFUL!!!! Enjoyed this book to the fullest!"
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    I am quickly becoming biased in favor of ANY Lynn Austin book. Her books are worth every penny that I spend. I always get a wonderful history lesson, feel like I'm getting a front seat perspective of the storyline, and get engrossed in the excellently developed characters. This story was sooooo good and had great narration. Highly recommeded.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Resurrection in May

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lisa Samson
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (7)

    A strange and wondrous friendship ignites the fire of love in May Seymour's life. Lovely and winsome May Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet… and no idea what to do with it. A spontaneous mission trip to Africa brought a great surprise—love—and a strong sense of purpose. But in loving others there, she encountered a severe tragedy that left her deeply wounded.

    Carla says: "The best description is WOW!"
    "The best description is WOW!"
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    Didn't think Tiger Lillie could be topped but this book was AMAZING. What a compelling story. You can't read this book and not be changed at least a little. Wonderful characters! It was also a treat to read about places that I know quite well in Lexington, KY. I will never forget May-May. :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Until We Reach Home

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (61)

    In this sweeping saga, three Swedish sisters endure an 1890s Atlantic crossing, an Ellis Island detention, and various other trials as they struggle to find love, faith, and home. First came their mother's death. Then their father's suicide. For orphans Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia, life stretches on like an endless winter. When circumstances become unbearable, they write their Chicago relatives, desperate for a safe haven.

    MummyCooke says: "Another Great One"
    "Another Lynn Austin Success"
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    Such a great story! Wonderfully developed characters and lots of surprises. Lynn Austin's skill at depicting historical time periods is amazing. I'm on a quest to read all of her books now. Recording could have been improved...later in the book I could hear the narrator smacking her lips and maybe even turning pages...yikes!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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