Christina Sanders, an archeologist and professor in history, is fascinated with the past. As a modern woman of year 2437 she knows that women are better off without men, but longing for an adventure, she makes a spontaneous decision and volunteers for a job no one else wants. Now she's going to lead an archeological excavation in the Northlands, the most secluded place on earth where the mythical males live who are rumored to be as brutal and dangerous as the men Christina has read about in her history books. What will happen when Christina crosses into the men's territory?
I am so impressed with Elin Peer’s take on a distopian world that I was compelled to tell other listeners to CLICK and BUY IT! Even listeners not interested in the sci-fi genre (as I usually am) won’t regret it because even tho the environment has changed, there are still delicious Alpha males, and sexual chemistry that is explosive! The narrators bring the story to life with such passion that I have to listen again after I write this!!
Being a billionaire heiress isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her family’s legacy. But now, Kat’s silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy. Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan O’Malley checks all the boxes.
Every time I think Ms. Reid cannot outdo herself, she does it again! Dan and Kat are FANFREAKINTASTIC!!! The narration was absofreakinlutely PERFECT!!! Can you tell I've heard the "F" word a lot here lately? No problem, it's how Dan is and we adore him! Great new storyline! Thanks for an AMAZING BOOK!!!
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.
I loved Treavor Noah before listening to his book and now I love him even more! I'd like to meet his mom.
Highland Games fanatic Fiona Campbell believes her only value is her family's history, myths, and legends. So when she travels back to 1689 Scotland and discovers she's the Fiona of family legend, you'd think she'd be excited. And she is. Except that the legendary warrior she's to save her ancestor from is the hottie in a kilt she just handfasted. Duncan MacCowan once trusted his heart to the wrong woman, but when a strange lass drops into his life and pries opens his heart again, he impulsively handfasts her.
Angela Quarles is fast becoming one of my favorite historical romance novelists! Her vast knowledge of the time and land shine through in all of the books in this series. The narrator is completely AMAZING with a voice that pulls you right into the story. I do, however, think I should have refreshed my memory and reread/listened to the last book again. I had forgotten a few things. I loved Duncan and Fiona's story. I look forward to more from Ms. Quarles.
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Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom - the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy.
This is another book that should be required reading or listening to in elementary school. It was well done. Absolutely beautifully written!
This timely and powerful novel tells the story of three different children seeking refuge. Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe.
For kids and adults 8 and up. This should be a must read in school. Fantastic!!!
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
I agree that this should be required reading. it's an AMAZING story that unfortunately is too much like everyday news. I realize that there are parents who wouldn't like for their middle schoolers to read the tough language. I can assure them unless they are home schooled, their kids have already heard these words. I will be recommending this book to all of my friends.
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In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.
I absolutely loved this book! The narrator did a great job. The relationship between Johanna and the Captain is written perfectly. I would give this 10 stars if I could.
Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country megastar Brad Paisley. But in 2014, Williams-Paisley revealed a tragic secret: Her mother had been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called primary progressive aphasia at the age of 61.
This was a really honest look at a family dealing with an incredibly hard disease. I applaud the Williams' family for sharing so much that went through with their beloved wife and mother. I am certain that this will be helpful to other families dealing with dementia, altheimers, or PPA. This is a very emotional book in that I found myself crying and laughing many times. Kimberly Williams Paisley is a wonderful writer.
Ruby Cardel has the semblance of a normal life – a loving boyfriend, a career she loves – but in one terrible moment, her life begins to unravel. The discovery that the death of her beloved sister, so many years ago, was not the accident she’d always been told makes her question all she’s known about herself. Travelling back home to Lyrebird Hill, the beautiful bushland property where she grew up with her mother and sister, Ruby begins to remember the year that has been blocked in her memory.
Though the story was a little slow to begin with, it definitely picked up and carried me between two centuries. I honestly did not know what had happened until close to the end. The narrator did a lovely job! I loved the main characters in both centuries. Great story! Well worth a credit!