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Louise

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  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2819)
    Performance
    (1628)
    Story
    (1635)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! MY FAVORITE!"
    Overall

    I wish that I had not yet read this book.... so I could start it all over again.

    This is quite possibly the best book I have ever read. I am so touched by the inspirational triumph in this book, the warmth and depth of the characters and the lessons that I have learned while reading it, that I have ordered more copies so my entire family can read it. I listened to the audio version and I found the book to be mesmerizing. A fantastic book!

    0 of 1 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
    (985)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (850)

    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"
    "Loved it!"
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    I am not sure that the message to this story is one I would like my teenage daughter to read. I didn't raise my kids to run from their problems... but that said, it was a great book. I loved it. I loved the narrator! I was sad to have it come to an end! Read it... but read it before you give it to your daughter and decide if you think it is the right lesson to teach!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1070)
    Performance
    (954)
    Story
    (961)

    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    Eric Schurr says: "Very scary, real story, superbly written and rea"
    "Fantastic!!"
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    I loved this book!! It was well written and well narrated. Wow! I think everyone should read this book. I have a interest in medical topics and especially the brain. Sure makes you grateful for a normal life!
    READ IT!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Out of The Easy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ruta Sepetys
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (70)

    It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, 17-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

    FanB14 says: "Easy to Love"
    "Typical YA Story..."
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    This is a typical YA story... young girl does the right thing and gets herself into a better place. I enjoyed it though. The Narrator was fantastic and the story was very good! It was a light read... but worth the time. I would have liked the ending to be her big dream coming true, but it would have made the book that much more predictable. It was good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5636)
    Performance
    (5132)
    Story
    (5117)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Loved It"
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    I loved The Invention of Wings. I loved the Story, the characters and I loved the narrator. I was sorry it had to end and want to learn more! Don't miss this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Code Name Verity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Wein
    • Narrated By Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1276)
    Performance
    (1157)
    Story
    (1152)

    Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

    Suzn F says: "Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book"
    "Amazing Narrator!"
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    I loved listening to this book. LOVED the voices and tone changes. The story was entertaining and I was sorry to have it come to an end. I thought the ending was a little weak though very credible. Enjoyable!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2172)
    Performance
    (2023)
    Story
    (2044)

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Kristin says: "Don't expect the movie..."
    "Scary"
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    I enjoyed the experience... The narrator was fantastic and the story was entertaining and disturbing... Could anything worse happen? Typical Stephen King fashion (how can he think of these terrible things) but I loved it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. L. Stedman
    • Narrated By Noah Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1266)
    Performance
    (1113)
    Story
    (1094)

    In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.

    Sandra says: "Wonderful story.....terrible narrator."
    "Life's Choices"
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    It may seem like a simple life to live with so few people, alone on a island as a lighthouse keeper but their lives became so much more complicated, emotionally. I loved this book. The narrator was fantastic. It touched me deeply. I listened to the last three hours on a road trip and arrived at my destination completely drained. The Light Between the Oceans helps remind us that little decisions can have HUGE impacts on our lives and the lives of many others and that there really aren't many "little decisions". The more time that passes after I "closed the cover", the more I love it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (6469)
    Performance
    (4460)
    Story
    (4439)

    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
    "A Great Read"
    Overall

    I don't generally like this genre, but I thought Killing Floor was a fantastic book. It caught my interest from the very beginning and I couldn't resist listening at every possible moment. The narrator did a great job. A GREAT BOOK!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5088)
    Performance
    (1594)
    Story
    (1615)

    When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder, and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

    Arnold says: "A Terrific Book"
    "Loved it!!!!!!!!! MY FAVORITE!"
    Overall

    I read the Golden Compass to our children when they were young. I loved the book. Now that our children has grown up and Harry Potter has come into our lives (which we also loved) I was hesitant to listen to The Golden Compass because I was afraid that I would be disappointed. This book DID NOT disappoint! It was AWESOME. The narrators were fantastic and the story was better than I remembered. Now I wonder if our kids were too young to have listened to this book too young.... oh well! They loved it then! They grew up ok! Don't miss this book!!!!!! It is truly awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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