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  • The Midwife's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Karen Cushman
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (147)

    Lyrical yet unsentimental, The Midwife's Apprentice won the coveted 1996 Newbery Medal. Filled with striking characters, it paints unforgettable pictures of village life in the Middle Ages, the midwife's craft, and a very remarkable girl's growing independence and pride.

    Amazon Customer says: "A good morality tale for young people"
    "Journey in Knowledge"
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    The author and narrator told a story of a young girl who grew into a woman with the progression of gained knowledge. She found herself through her experiences (ex. cleanliness) and was able to bring herself up in social status as she gained more knowledge about midwifery. She used this knowledge to help others but was not so conceited that she didn't realize there was more to learn. On the whole it as a wonderful read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3198)
    Performance
    (2852)
    Story
    (2838)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "good story"
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    This is a great story and easy to follow once you recognize the narrators manner of speech;
    However the sound is very poor at the end and chapter 20 is basically a lot of noise..Poor recording quality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Chinese Chef

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nicole Mones
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers, James Chen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (625)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (454)

    When recently widowed Maggie McElroy is called to China to settle a claim against her late husbands estate, she is blindsided by the discovery that he may have led a double life. Since work is all that will keep her sane, her magazine editor assigns her to profile Sam, a half-Chinese American who is the last in a line of gifted chefs tracing back to the imperial palace. As she watches Sam gear up for Chinas Olympic culinary competition by planning the banquet of a lifetime, she begins to see past the cuisines artistry to glimpse its coherent expression of Chinese civilization.

    Dr. says: "Totally Satisfying - highly recommended"
    "A Great Read"
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    I really enjoyed this book It was very interesting and I received greater insight into the
    Chinese culture while listening to a well told story. I have recommended it to my friends and will look for the work of this author and narrators again. Thanks for the entertainment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lisa Genova
    • Narrated By Lisa Genova
    Overall
    (1498)
    Performance
    (1049)
    Story
    (1049)

    Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

    Ira says: "Incredibly stimulating and thought-provoking"
    "A Fantastic Insight"
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    This book hit home as I have been looking after my mother and although she was older than Alice, it gave me an insight into what Mom was feeling as this illness took over her mind. Now as I age , I may be more aware of what is happening to me and so will my daughter. I have read 3 of Lisa's book and each one gave me insight. They are worth reading more than one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9408)
    Performance
    (3793)
    Story
    (3833)

    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

    Laura says: "Repetitive, but still enjoyable"
    "Fantastic Book"
    Overall

    I am really enjoying this audio book. The author has written it very well and the narrator is fantastic. I will be sorry when it ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rainy Day People

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Susan C. Haley, Robert J. Delany
    • Narrated By Sonja Lanzener
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Widowed early, Amber is content, maybe complacent, in solitude. She also has a reckless, belligerent side. Ben is an airline pilot turned successful writer caught up in the glitz of L.A. and its pitfalls at the cost of family, health, and direction. He's brilliant, crotchety, and determinedly pragmatic in the face of life's turns. They meet by chance (or was it?) and embark on a journey neither was seeking, or prepared for, culminating in an edge-of-the-seat ending that leaves the listener stunned.

    rosalee schraeder says: "Ending was good"
    "Rainy Day People"
    Overall

    This is one of the most fantastic books I have listened to in a long time. I had trouble shutting it off to get anything else done. When she had her accident I thought all hope was gone. I shut off my MP3 player, removed my glasses and wept crocodile tears. Not only was the book well written, but it was also well read. I will listen to more of her books in the future. Thank you Susan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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