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  • Bridge to Haven

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Francine Rivers is the best for a reason.

  • By Candace on 05-06-14

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

What made the experience of listening to Bridge to Haven the most enjoyable?

The authors notes at the end of the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This is a little hard for me to pinpoint. Though Abra carries you into several experiences there are times she seems hard to totally relate to. I would say Jacob was my favorite character since he seemed more real in the context of the story line. He went through some very difficult times physically and spiritually yet knew his strength came from the Lord and he kept his confidence there.

How could the performance have been better?

I feel the narrator was a drawback in this performance. What I noticed most was that there were times she moved from one character to another without changes anything in her reading, so it took me a little time to realize the change and then 'catch-up' with what just happened.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The most moving moment in the book for me was the ending and the authors notes.

Any additional comments?

In all honesty, there were several times throughout the story that I felt like returning this book. I just didn't find the story line reach out and grab me. Although there was action and a certain kind of intrigue, I just didn't find much fulfillment in it, until the end. Once the author's notes were read and I considered her words, I found more validity to the story line.

  • Devil's Bride

  • A Cynster Novel
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,283

Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An awesome listen!

  • By Maria on 10-22-09

Engaging!!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

Well written and narrated! The story pulls you in, full of sensual emotion, desire and strong wills. Not easy to put down!!

  • The House at Tyneford

  • By: Natasha Solomons
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 692
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 629

It’s the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When Kit, the son of Tyneford’s master, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford - and Elise - forever. An irresistible World War II story of a forbidden romance in a great English country house.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommend This Book

  • By Martha on 09-15-13

Good start - poor finish

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

I just didn't care for the story line. I kept listening hoping it would pick up and get involved & exciting, but it didn't.

  • The Ransom

  • Legacy of the King's Pirates, Book 4
  • By: MaryLu Tyndall
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Living in a city deemed the wickedest in the world is no easy task for Miss Juliana Dutton. To make matters worse, with an ailing father and a drunken fool for a brother, she is forced to take over the running of the family business in order to survive. When a nosey suitor threatens everything, she spurns him and instead becomes engaged to the town idiot, Lord Munthrope. But is he an idiot? The more her problems push her closer to the man, the more she realizes he is not who he seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Plot Showcasing Amazing Grace

  • By Peggy Purser Freeman on 04-19-17

Spellbound!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

I just couldn't quit listening to this audiobook! The author has a very unique way of pulling you into the story and keeping you riveted to what will happen next!

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  • And the Shofar Blew

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

Energetic young pastor Paul Hudson rejuvenates a dying church and boosts attendance so high that a new building must be constructed. But in his eagerness to please the new devotees, Paul loses touch with what truly matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, definitely worth the listen.

  • By Candace on 04-30-09

An OK book

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

Reviewed: 10-15-16

It took a while for me to really get into this book. It's truth to some of life's real struggles was amazing, especially when one can see themselves in the story. It was very moving and faith strengthening!