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  • A River Runs Through It and Other Stories | Norman Maclean

    A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Norman Maclean
    • Narrated By David Manis
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    In A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean claims that “in my family, there is no clear line between religion and fly-fishing.” Nor is there a clear line between family and fly-fishing. It is the one activity where brother can connect with brother and father with son, bridging troubled relationships at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana. In Maclean’s autobiographical novella, it is the river that makes them realize that life continues and all things are related.

    Nothing really matters says: "Fly-fishing, US Forest Service, and Life."
  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey | Candice Millard

    The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

    Steve1290 says: "River of Doubt"
  • Like a River Glorious | Rae Carson

    Like a River Glorious

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rae Carson
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon
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    After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home - one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson - her longtime best friend - hasn't stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes.

    lisse says: "So good"
  • The Scarlet Thread | Francine Rivers

    The Scarlet Thread

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Angela Rogers, Alma Cuervo
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    Sierra Madrid's life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn's example, Sierra learns to surrender to God?s sovereignty and unconditional love.

    Meaghan says: "Loved It"
  • Blood on the River | Elisa Carbone

    Blood on the River

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Elisa Carbone
    • Narrated By Bryan Kennedy
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    Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier is a lowly commoner on the streets of London. So when he becomes the page of Captain John Smith and boards the Susan Constant, bound for the New World, he can't believe his good fortune. He's heard that gold washes ashore with every tide.

    EmilyA says: "Brings History To Life!"
  • The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife | Patricia Harman

    The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Patricia Harman
    • Narrated By Anne Wittman
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    Midwife Patience Murphy has a gift: a talent for escorting mothers through the challenges of bringing children into the world. Working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience takes the jobs that no one else wants, helping those most in need - and least likely to pay. She knows a successful midwifery practice must be built on a foundation of openness and trust - but the secrets Patience is keeping are far too intimate and fragile for her to ever let anyone in.

    Derek says: "Amazing"
  • Revenge in a Cold River | Anne Perry

    Revenge in a Cold River

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    Commander William Monk has learned to live with the fact that he cannot remember the events of his life prior to a horrific carriage accident years ago. But when a ghost from his past, a man he has no recollection of, attempts to frame him for a series of murders, he must rely on the help of his wife, Hester, and his close friend, Oliver Rathbone, in order to free himself - from both the charges and the demons that have haunted him since the accident.

    Margaret says: "Anne Perry Strikes Again!"
  • River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt | Wilbur Smith

    River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. A legend shattered by greed. Now the Valley of Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood, as weak men inherit the cherished crown. On the eve of the festival of Osiris, the loyal subjects of the Pharaoh gather in Thebes to pay tribute to their leader.

    Exploding with all the passion and rage of a bygone time, River God is a masterpiece of historical writing.

    mjshuff says: "River God review"
  • The River | Gary Paulsen

    The River

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
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    These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for 54 days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived. Now the government wants him to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive. Soon the project backfires, though, leaving Brian with a wounded partner and a long river to navigate. His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport the injured man a hundred miles downstream to a trading post - if the map he has is accurate.

    Christine says: "10 y.o. boy gives 2 thumbs up"
  • The Lady of the Rivers | Philippa Gregory

    The Lady of the Rivers

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the wheel of fortune before Joan is taken to a horrific death. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream. Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy.

    Bonnie-Ann says: "Philippa back on track"
  • Mystic River | Dennis Lehane

    Mystic River

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car drove up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed the boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay - demons that urge him to do horrific things. When Jimmy's daughter is murdered, Sean is assigned to the case.

    Elizabeth says: "The movie was great; this is even better!"
  • Peace Like a River | Leif Enger

    Peace Like a River

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Leif Enger
    • Narrated By Chad Lowe
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    The quiet 1960s midwestern life of the Land family is upended when son Davy kills two marauders who have come to harm the family. The morning of his sentencing, Davy (a hero to some, a cold-blooded murderer to others) escapes from his cell, and the Lands set out in search of him. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and they cover territory even more extraordinary than the Badlands, where they search for Davy from their Airstream trailer.

    Kindle Customer says: "Loved it!"
  • A River Runs Through It | Norman Maclean

    A River Runs Through It

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Norman Maclean
    • Narrated By Ivan Doig
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    A River Runs Through It is a universal story of family love and a lyrical masterpiece, as beautiful as the great trout rivers of western Montana upon which it is set. Its beauty is especially evident through the "near-perfect match" of reader Ivan Doig and author Norman MacLean.

    John says: "Lyrical - wonderfully done"
  • Virgin River | Robyn Carr

    Virgin River

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
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    Recently widowed, grieving Los Angeles midwife/nurse Melinda Monroe answers a small upstate town's ad for help. Nestled amongst California's giant redwoods, quaint Virgin River is host to many quirky characters - including bar owner Jack Sheridan, who may be just the man to make Melinda smile again.

    Houston mom says: "Great author if you like Nora Roberts!"
  • Leaving Blythe River: A Novel | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Leaving Blythe River: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Will Ropp
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    Seventeen-year-old Ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but he's barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers abandon the rescue mission, suddenly it's up to Ethan to keep looking. Angry or not, he's his father's only hope.

    Jennifer says: "Entertaining"
  • River Marked: Mercy Thompson, Book 6 | Patricia Briggs

    River Marked: Mercy Thompson, Book 6

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    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

    Yuriko says: "Love it"
  • Follow the River | James Alexander Thom

    Follow the River

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Alexander Thom
    • Narrated By David Drummond
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    Mary Ingles was 23, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen.

    Marie L Walker says: "Amazing tale of survival"
  • Broken Homes: A Rivers of London Novel | Ben Aaronovitch

    Broken Homes: A Rivers of London Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
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    My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame - whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen’s Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast.

    Cliff says: "Finally, it's out!"
  • Ride the River: The Sacketts, Book 5 | Louis L'Amour

    Ride the River: The Sacketts, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Jamie Rose
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    Like her bold ancestors, Echo couldn't ignore a challenge. A sure hand with a horse, a dead shot with a rifle, and fast with her wits, Echo traveled to the mountains of Tennessee, coming up against ruthless killers who'd stop at nothing to cheat her of her inheritance.

    Altivo says: "Strong women are not a new idea"
  • A Voice in the Wind: The Mark of the Lion, Book 1 | Francine Rivers

    A Voice in the Wind: The Mark of the Lion, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.

    Allicia says: "Christian Fiction That Doesn't Back Down"
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