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  • The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Ryan
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Laura Kirman, Imogen Wilde, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938

As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead carry on singing. Resurrecting themselves as The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves and the community as the war tears through their lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Romance

  • By Sara on 04-17-17

Great narrators!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

This book had really great narrators and a pretty good story line too. I would recommend if you like WWII books, although the war seemed like only a side note in this story.

  • Be Frank with Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,734

Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Whirlwind

  • By Sara on 09-02-16

Love the characters

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

The characters in this book were so great it didn't need a plot. The interaction between Alice and Frank was so endearing! The author did a fabulous job in portraying Frank.

  • What Was Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Helen Klein Ross
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Cassandra Campbell, Amanda Carlin, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 968

Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: She takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It's a secret she manages to keep for over two decades - from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy's now-grown daughter, Mia, discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Switching alliances

  • By Simone on 01-23-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Narration was good. The story flowed well and the subject matter was very intriguing. Like other reviewers, I recommend this book to every patent.

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  • Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders

  • A Novel
  • By: Julianna Baggott
  • Narrated by: Jodi Carlisle, Christine Lakin, Katie Koster, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders tells the moving story of the unforgettable Wolf women in four distinct voices: the mysterious Harriet, who, until now, has never revealed the secrets of her past; her fiery, overprotective daughter, Eleanor; and her two grown granddaughters - Tilton, the fragile yet exuberant younger sister who's become a housebound hermit, and Ruth, the older sister who ran away at 16 and never looked back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Barbara on 08-02-17

Nice story

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

Nice story that rolls back on itself, spanning generations of lovers, fathers, mothers, and sisters. I loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful