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  • The Unquiet Grave

  • A Novel
  • By: Sharyn McCrumb
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Roger Casey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new talking cure for insanity and encourages his elderly patient to reminisce about his experiences as the first black attorney to practice law in 19th-century West Virginia. Gardner's most memorable case was the one in which he helped to defend a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good

  • By hayloft27 on 09-16-17

So Good

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

I am a huge fan of Sharyn McCrumbs work! I especially love these kinds of stories. The only complaint is that you can't stop reading or listening to them & then you've finished & have to wait a year or two before the next one!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Magnolia Story

  • By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,045
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,013

Are you ready to see your fixer-upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like: Who are these people? What's the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised! This is not a "chick book"

  • By Mavwreck75 on 07-30-17

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I love this family! So genuine & full of heart & God. So refreshing in this day & time. Met them through their show. I love that what you see is what you get.
Don't miss reading their inspirational story of love, perseverance & grit. They make the world a better place!

  • Lights Out

  • A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
  • By: Ted Koppel
  • Narrated by: Ted Koppel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224

Imagine a blackout lasting not days but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to generators, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light. Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark. Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read that isn't fear mongering

  • By Elliott McNair on 01-01-16

A Must Read

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

Reviewed: 11-16-15

This book provides pertinent information for this day & age. It is frightening that our government is so unprepared for such an event that would knock out our power grid & seemingly unconcerned especially since a few attempts have been made.
Now with Obama bringing in Syrian refugees by the thousands who have not been vetted our security & electrical grid is very likely in peril.
Read this book & prepare yourself as best you can!
Thank you Mr Koppel for getting the information to us!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,313
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,265

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

  • By Kim on 11-04-15

So Dang Good!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

Leah's story had me hooked from the first page! Her honesty, bravery, outspokenness are all traits I wish I had more of! She is a treasure! Don't miss out on hearing her story!

  • Tell Me You're Sorry

  • By: Kevin O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Separate incidents with two common threads - a first wife who took her own life, and a secret the victims took to their graves. Stephanie Coburn has barely recovered from her sister's mysterious suicide before her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. Stephanie never met the bride, has never even seen a clear photograph. But she knew her sister, and she knows something is desperately wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very captivating!!

  • By Karen on 06-16-15

Page Turner!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

This story grabs you from the 1st page & doesn't let go till the end! It has murder mystery & mayhem all wrapped in a tight little story. Don't pass this author by! I've read two & they are very exciting reads!

  • Last Words

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Markus Novak just wants to come home. An investigator for a Florida-based death-row defense firm, Novak's life derailed when his wife, Lauren, was killed in the midst of a case the two were working together. Two years later her murderer is still at large, and Novak's attempts to learn the truth about her death through less-than-legal means and jailhouse bargaining have put his job on the line.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Competent Airplane Reading

  • By Mark E. White on 08-26-15

So so

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

I really like this author but this story moved slow & the characters just weren't that likeable! Apparently this is a two parter but I'll probably skip it when it comes out...

  • That Night

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

Toni Murphy was eighteen when she and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. Now she is thirty-four and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust to a new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy – not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who clearly doubts Toni's innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni's life miserable in high school.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't Care For the Narrator

  • By KathrynBorgia on 09-23-14

Fantastic!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

The best book I've read in a while!!! Couldn't stop listening! I just couldn't believe what the main character had to go through. I wanted to beat people up for her!!!!

  • Never Knowing

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara did not have an ideal home life. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps and to find closure. But some questions are better left unanswered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is ruining this book

  • By Karen on 07-06-11

Very Good!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-15

I just discovered this author & I find his stories to be very believable & suspenseful! Great listens while dog walking! 😊

  • Dexter Is Dead

  • A Novel
  • By: Jeff Lindsay
  • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 648

Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything - including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime, ironically, he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter's path may lead, once and for all, to his demise.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A sorry end to a great series

  • By David on 08-23-15

Oh No Say It Isn't So

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

Great listen! Fast paced! Gave story a 4 because well Dexter is no more! So sad!

  • The Fourth Motive

  • A Farrell and Kearn Thriller
  • By: Sean Lynch
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

Deputy District Attorney Paige Callen is being stalked, and the man stalking her is motivated, methodical, and relentless. The police aren’t merely one step behind Paige’s stalker; they’re stumped. So Paige’s father, retired Judge ‘Iron Gene’ Callen, instead hires retired San Francisco P.D. Inspector turned private investigator Bob Farrell, to the dismay of the local police. The cops know all too well Farrell’s reputation as a reckless wild card.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the squeamish....

  • By Mel on 05-10-15

Great Read/Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-28-15

I just discovered this author & love his work. The dialogue of his characters is fantastic & at times laugh out loud funny.
You won't be disappointed giving his books a go!