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Germantown, TN
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  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,244

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

My favorite so far

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-15

I absolutely love Kate Morton's writing. Every book is so delicately written that it takes you thru the decades fluidly and personally! She is masterful and I love all her work, but this one is special!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First Wave

  • A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery
  • By: James R. Benn
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Billy's task is to help arrange the surrender of the Vichy French forces in Algeria. But dissension among the regular army, the militia, and DeGaulle's Free French allows blackmarketeers in league with the enemy to divert medical supplies to the Casbah, leading to multiple murders. Billy must find the killers while trying to rescue the girl he loves - a British spy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Billy Boyle

  • By Wolfpacker on 05-27-12

Love this series! I really love historical fiction

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-12

This series is so enjoyable. I am a big Masie Dobbs fan and was looking for something along those lines and found this series. I really love the characters and the storylines are real wartime happenings. I recommend them highly!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bittersweet

  • Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
  • By: Shauna Niequist
  • Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

A collection of essays about what change has to teach us and the ways God uses the changes in our lives to shape, challenge, heal, and remake us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, love, love!

  • By Dustin Brantford on 07-22-15

really good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-12

Shauna is a wonderful writer. She expresses herself in amazing word pictures and really communicates well. Well done and great read to get a perspective on just what she says- Change, Grace and Learning the Hard way- story of my life!!! Enjoy- I sure did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,792
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,764

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joy, Joy, Joy!

  • By Coffee Lover on 01-17-11

Love the character and time period

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-12

I love historical fiction and romances- especially british ones! In my search for something new and fun, I came across Rhys Bowen and this series. What a delight! I loved the main character and the irony of post ww1 in England had not changed much since the 1800's and is still stuffy and "class" oriented even when most of the aristocracy wa broke. The main character, Georgie, is so cute and funny and of course, Darcy, her love interest is loveable! Hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Read them all in 2 weeks!!!

  • Trading Christmas

  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 387

Charles Brewster, history professor, curmudgeon and resident of Boston, wants to avoid Christmas altogether. He figures a prison town should be nice and quiet over the holidays - except he’s thinking of the wrong Leavenworth!Through an internet site, Charles and Emily arrange to swap houses for the holiday. So Emily goes to Boston - and discovers that her daughter has gone to Florida. And Charles arrives in Leavenworth to discover that it’s not the prison town - it’s Santa’s village! The place is full of Christmas trees, Christmas music and...elves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like Holiday Snowflakes

  • By 3AM Mom on 01-19-12

fun read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-12

I was looking for something lighthearted and fun to read during the crazy chaos of Christmas time to relieve stress. This was a fun and enjoyable book for that. It is a fun story of a comedy of errors that lead to romance. I enjoyed it!

  • The Rose Garden

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,023

Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story.

  • By Angel Claire on 10-07-11

Love this Author & her style

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-11

I read Kearsley's first book- which I highly reccommend- and had to have this one. Great story! Takes a little time to get the "hook" in the beginning, but worth the time. Narrator was good too. I can't wait to read her next one!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • At Home in Mitford

  • The Mitford Years, Book 1
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You wish you lived there and knew these people

  • By godfreygirl143 on 04-20-09

A Must Read Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-07

I love all of Jan Karon's books in this series. I have read all of then at least 3 times and listened to them on audio once or twice. Heaven will be just like Mitford- with out the pain of course. Perfection

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Light in the Window

  • The Mitford Years, Book 2
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 929

His attractive neighbor is tugging at his heart-strings. A wealthy widow is pursuing him with hot casseroles. And his red-haired Cousin Meg has moved into the rectory, uninvited.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story of community

  • By Sara on 01-29-14

A Must Read Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-07

I love all of Jan Karon's books in this series. I have read all of then at least 3 times and listened to them on audio once or twice. Heaven will be just like Mitford- with out the pain of course. Perfection

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • These High, Green Hills

  • The Mitford Years, Book 3
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 748

At last, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, has married his talented and vivacious neighbor, Cynthia. Now, of course, they must face love's challenges: new sleeping arrangements for Father Tim's sofa-sized dog, Cynthia's urge to decorate the rectory Italian-villa-style, and the growing pains of the thrown-away boy who's become like a son to the rector.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another pleasant read

  • By Sara on 01-29-14

A Must Read Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-07

I love all of Jan Karon's books in this series. I have read all of then at least 3 times and listened to them on audio once or twice. Heaven will be just like Mitford- with out the pain of course. Perfection

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Out to Canaan

  • The Mitford Years, Book 4
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 346

Millions of readers and listeners have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart. But now change is coming to the village. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering the murky uncertainties of retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a shady realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another visit to Mitford

  • By Sara on 03-10-14

A Must read Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-07

I love all of Jan Karon's books in this series. I have read all of then at least 3 times and listened to them on audio once or twice. Heaven will be just like Mitford- with out the pain of course. Perfection

2 of 3 people found this review helpful