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  • 1105 Yakima Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (218)
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    (191)
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    (192)

    Dear Reader,You’ve probably heard that my wife has left me. Rachel’s pregnant, and she says she can’t handle the stress in our household anymore. My 13-year-old daughter, Jolene, is jealous of her. Maybe it’s my fault. As a widower I spoiled her - Jolene was reading over my shoulder just now and says that’s not true. She claims Rachel ruined everything. But that’s not true. The real question is: How can I get my wife back? I don’t even know where she is. She’s not with Teri Polgar or any of her other friends from the salon.

    Debby says: "Plenty of Saccharine and neurotic characters"
    "What a Sweet Read"
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    Sweet story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Debbie Macomber always gives us a good read and this book was right on the mark. Good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pearl in the Sand

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tessa Afshar
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (188)

    Striking beauty comes at a price. Rahab paid it when at the age of 15 she was sold into prostitution by the one man she loved and trusted—her father. With her keen mind and careful planning she turned heartache into success, achieving independence while still young. And she vowed never again to trust a man. Any man. God had other plans. Into the emotional turmoil of her world walked Salmone, a prominent leader of Judah, held in high esteem by all Israel.

    Joshua says: "A woman's heart revealed"
    "Absolutely fantastic"
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    This book is absolutely fantastic. It's a fictional account of what Rahab had to live through. When we read the Bible, we read it from our perspective and judge its characters by our standards, culture and ways. Tesssa Afshar has a unique ability to allow us to see how things were back when the Bible stories were taking place. And this story about so much more than Rahab's way of life. It shows us how the things that we live through as a child are with us throughout our life and how only through the power of God can we break out of our mold and thoughts. Each of Ms. Afshar's books that I've read has been thought provoking in a good way and makes us look inward to how we are living, facing life and responding to others. And this book is one of the best at doing that. I rarely give 5 stars, but I am to this one. I think that Ms. Afshar is one of my new go to authors. Love her books and definitely recommend this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    • Narrated By Sarah Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (200)
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    (205)

    The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war - a rare achievement for any Afghan woman - Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own.

    Susan says: "Excellent Listen"
    "A must read for each of us"
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    What a fantastic book! Reading books of this type always make me thankful to be an American and live in the USA. We have so much to be thankful for. The author did an outstanding job of telling the story of Kamila Sidiqi and her family and their survival in Afghanistan. This young lady is a true hero in today's world. She rose above her circumstances and became a victor in life instead of being oppressed, downtrodden and giving in to those oppressing her. Yes, her life was hard, but she has the attitude and faces life with the resiliency that each of us should have. As I read this I thought about our country. Yes, we have our problems, but we have the best country ever and we need to very carefully protect her and our freedoms.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daughter of the King

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Carlene Havel, Sharon Faucheux
    • Narrated By Becky Boyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    A heartwarming story about the resilience of true love, inspired by a biblical account of greatness, courage, and foretold prophecy... Princess Michal was the youngest daughter of Saul, the first king of Israel. In an age when fathers arranged marriages, Michal dared to fall in love with a handsome young musician named David, from the little town of Bethlehem. As recounted in the Bible, Michal helped David escape from her insanely jealous father.

    B. D. Marois says: "Accurate but poorly recorded."
    "Entertaining and Thought Provoking"
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    What a great read. This book told of the love between David and Michal and their life, from the time they were children. The book was told from Michal's point of view. It told of the many hardships they both had to face, how it affected their marriage and the dynamics of their lives along with David's other wives and concubines. No, this book is not full of biblical facts, but rather it helps us to wonder what life was like, how their lives affect us today and more importantly, how thankful we should be that we live in today's world. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. For a good, entertaining read that will leave you thinking, this is the one for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Judith Light, Grace Gummer, Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (465)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (409)

    Coney Island: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that amazes and stimulates the crowds. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father's "museum", alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a 100-year-old turtle. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man photographing moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River.

    L. Calder says: "Captivating historical fiction+Hoffman interview!"
    "Unique"
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    What an unusual book. Alice Hoffman has a unique writing style. I read the Dovekeepers and this book and at the conclusion felt the same way. Good book but very unusual. This book wasn’t as good as the Dovekeepers, but it was unique and good in its own way. The characters were unusual and the plot was bazaar with twists and turns every step of the way. It was one of those books that I just kept reading, yet didn’t feel a sense of satisfaction when it was completed. Maybe that was because of the sadness and pain of the majority of the characters. Definitely different, but worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ice Diamond Cuff: Custodian Novel #4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alison Pensy
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
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    (6)
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    (6)

    Across the land, wedding bells ring out joyously. But, when a wedding gift is discovered to possess a dark and sinister secret, the damage has already been done. As the dust settles, Faedra is thrust into a different role. One she is not ready for. The only hope she has of defeating the deadly force threatening her new home, is to pull her allies together. She can only pray it will be enough to save the kingdom she has fallen in love with.

    Compute says: "Entertaining!"
    "Entertaining!"
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    This book was a good conclusion to the series. Alison Pensy definitely wrote an entertaining series that will keep most readers entertained. Having bought the audible and Kindle books and used Whispersync, I found the narrator hard to listen to, but by the end of the series she had gotten better. Each book in the seriesgot better and better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cypher Wheel: Custodian Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Alison Pensy
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Faen was worried about his charge. Faedra had locked herself away in the cottage on a self-imposed quarantine, for six months. She was having trouble controlling her newly acquired powers, and was terrified of hurting someone. But, enough was enough. When Etyran obtained some tickets for a treasure hunt, her father and friends persuaded her that it was time to get out of the house and back into the real world. It was only a treasure hunt, what could possibly go wrong?

    Compute says: "Series just gets better"
    "Series just gets better"
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    The series seems to get a little better with each book. This one was definitely better than the first and second books. The twists and turns of the story kept the reader's attention and made me look forward to what was happening next in the book. This book is age appropriate for any age group yet still has a good story line. Kudos to Ms. Pensy for a great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emerald Staff: A Faedra Bennett Custodian Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alison Pensy
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
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    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Faedra was enjoying the fact that everything was back to normal, well, as normal as it could get when you had the ability to manipulate energy, were protector of an ancient Fae amulet, and lived with a fairy guardian 24/7. Her dad had even started dating. Yes, all was right again in Faedra's world, or so she thought....

    Compute says: "This book was much more enjoyable than the first b"
    "This book was much more enjoyable than the first b"
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    This book was much more enjoyable than the first book. I finally got used to the narrator (not the best in the world) and was able to concentrate on the book. Entertaining, unusual and a quick read. Average fantasy read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Amulet: A Faedra Bennett Custodian Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alison Pensy
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    To Faedra, faeries were nothing more than the figurines she collected and displayed in her curio cabinet. She was in for a surprise. Faedra had no idea that faeries controlled nature, and with a book no less. Nor did she know that her ancestors had protected an ancient fae amulet for thousands of years. An amulet that, if ever was reunited with the book, would give the wearer power to control the weather, too.

    Eva says: "Adorable Modern Fairy Story!"
    "Just ok"
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    I have to say that this book was a little different from your normal female heroine book. It was an interesting read; however, I had the audible book as well and went back and forth between the two which I always enjoy doing. The narrator in the audible book took a lot for me to get used to. At first it was like running your nails down a chalkboard ... really made it hard to listen to the book. So be careful if you get the audible book. On the other hand, the book was entertaining just not a really good book. Just ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Field of Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Tessa Afshar
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi’s home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left - a strong back and a willing heart - to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest. Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her.

    Donna D Sabsook says: "Another great story"
    "Absolutely Wonderful!"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was my first time reading Tessa Afshar but it definitely won't be my last., The way that she was able to bring historical and Biblical facts to the book made it intriguing, interesting and a really sweet story. Knowing the story of Ruth and Boaz, I am very impressed with Ms. Afshar's ability to keep the reader's interest and still stay true to the Bible. Loved it. It is absolutely worth the read. Definitely recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13709)
    Performance
    (11680)
    Story
    (11766)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Joe says: "Excellent, Imaginative, Beautiful, Page Turning!!!"
    "Better than the first, still not great"
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    This book was better than the first book although it was soooo unrealistic. For pure fantasy, it was ok. I found myself listening to it throughout my day. There were large portions that seemed to drag and others that just didn't fit in, and then interesting in other parts. I think that it was much too long for the story. On a scale of 1 to 10, I can only give the books a 5 ... nothing exceptional and not something that I would highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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