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  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,428

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The cover is a bit misleading, but...

  • By Joy Easton on 05-18-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Outstanding, horrific story. A must read for all. Felt with each character through this journey which so many were forced to take.

  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,982

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but the narrorater effort is weak.

  • By Lonnie A Freiburger Jr. on 04-23-17

Disappointed in Baldacci

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

The female sidekick, Jamison, was portrayed as a weak, whining FBI agent. She's was doubting herself and asking dumb questions like "how did you know? Should I? When did...?
It was so bad I expected her to say "Gee whiz, your sooo smart!"
I usually love Baldacci's suspense, but this was so convoluted it got boring.

  • Team Rodent

  • How Disney Devours the World
  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Richard Gilliland
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

Disney is so good, it's bad. So argues Carl Hiaasen, an award-winning investigative reporter and columnist with the Miami Herald, whose dream is to be banned forever from Disney World. In Team Rodent, Hiaasen provides an unflinching look at the mega-empire and says its attempts to alter "God's work" are a manifestation of "pure wickedness."

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Where to begin?

  • By Eddie Placencia on 04-04-09

Great story, too bad the narrator mispronounced Hiaason's name!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

Yes, Disney's success says a lot about the worse of greed and a lot about people's need for fantasy. The book exposes both .

  • The Japanese Lover

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Joanna Gleason
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656

In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My first negative review

  • By Karen O'Byrne on 11-11-15

Love Allende's work

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

The story was very fascinating and moved well.I love the characters & the time period. The ending was very disappointing. It seemed very forced as though the ending had to be wrapped up very quickly.

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,173

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

Good suspense,but violent

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Liked the continuing characters. 3 musketeers! Liked the unpublished literary obsessive story which was creative & believable. Hodges resembles an adult Nancy Drew with pals and violence. I personally don't enjoy violence towards women or the threat of such. Good 'old boys can shoot, rape, stab, burn, themselves all day.

  • God, No!

  • Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
  • By: Penn Jillette
  • Narrated by: Penn Jillette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,499

From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More memoir than theology

  • By Paul on 12-29-11

Very disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It was not funny - boring - his voice was grating -

Has God, No! turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Penn Jillette?

material was not funny for anyone to read

What character would you cut from God, No!?

author