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  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By MW on 02-15-18

Incredible! Inspiring! Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

I’ve always enjoyed Francine Rivers’ books, but this one has to be the best one yet! This book keeps you enthralled from beginning to end. It is written in today’s times and gives us examples of life. You will not be disappointed in this book!

  • Kennedy Stern Christian Suspense Box Set (Books 1-3)

  • By: Alana Terry
  • Narrated by: Keli Douglass
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

A three-in-one bundle of suspense and excitement as missionary kid Kennedy Stern faces more danger, mystery, and controversy than this anxiety-prone college student knows how to handle. Confronted with questions of underage abortion, plagued by a stalker and paralyzing PTSD flashbacks, and eventually caught in the center of a police brutality scandal, Kennedy discovers that her first year at Harvard involves a lot more than passing a few lab classes and fulfilling her pre-med requirements.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating as an Audio Book! Very disappointed!

  • By Debra on 09-19-17

Irritating as an Audio Book! Very disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

Let me begin by saying that I loved the idea of the story itself, and I think it would have been good book to read because you would be able to skip past the boring parts, but, as an audio book...it was very irritating. The main character, Kennedy, comes off as a complete airhead. Kind of funny since she made it to Harvard. She can't remember to charge her phone or take it with her when she goes someplace. She blames God for all of her bad choices and irresponsible actions. And, she thinks more than she talks. Having to listen to everything she is thinking before speaking to someone is IRRITATING in the fullest. The narrator does not change voices for the characters at all, which makes it even worse. By the last book...I was ready to pull my hair out. I wanted to scream STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AND TALK. I gave it a fairly high rating because I think it would be a good book to read...but not to listen to. If I had realized what it was going to be like before I got so far into the series, I would have returned the book to Audible. But, since I listened to the whole series, I feel I shouldn't do that.

I listen to many of the books in my library, over and over because they bring me such joy. They are amazing. This book, I will NEVER listen to it again. I didn't hate it, but I definitely did NOT like it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Year She Fell

  • By: Alicia Rasley
  • Narrated by: Riva Nelson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

When Ellen Wakefield O'Connor is confronted by a young man armed with a birth certificate that mistakenly names her as his mother, she quickly sorts out the truth: His birth mother listed Ellen on the certificate to cover up her own identity, but also because Ellen is, in a way, related to the child. The birth father is Ellen's troubled husband, Tom. The secrets of the past soon engulf Ellen, Tom, and everyone they love. This drama of love, loss, family and betrayal will capture listeners with its unforgettable power.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointing - NOT Christian at all...

  • By Debra on 11-01-13

Very Disappointing - NOT Christian at all...

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

Reviewed: 11-01-13

This book should NOT be included in the Religious section of Audible. There was bad language, (using God's name in vain) in the very first chapter. I never got any further than that. I'm hoping I can get my Credit back to use for a better book.

Very, very disappointing! If you're a true Christian, don't waste your time and money on this book. You won't like it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Wonderland Creek

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Six-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin has won a loyal following for her inspiring historical fiction. In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley is left heartbroken when her fiancé breaks up with her just as the Great Depression forces her out of a job. To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky. There she discovers that God still has a plan for her after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Depression Era Kentucky as a Librarian

  • By Sara on 06-26-14

Wonderful! Didn't want it to end!!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-12

Lynn Austin has done it again. She has to be one of the greatest Christian author of our time. She makes her stories seem true and this book is no exception. I truly did not want this book to end. I hope there will be a sequel to Wonderland Creek. The characters are amazing!

Can you tell? I loved this book!

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • In Search of Eden

  • By: Linda Nichols
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In this Romantic Times Top Pick, Christy Award finalist Linda Nichols follows the wanderings of Miranda DeSpain, a young woman still haunted by a painful adolescent experience. When Miranda finds a clue to this mystery from her past, she travels to an idyllic Virginia town. There, an 11-year-old girl helps her find lodging and a job. Suspicious of strangers, the police chief discovers there's absolutely no record of Miranda. And then he notices his niece's picture among Miranda's belongings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Inspirational Book!

  • By ProperlyPrepped on 02-27-09

Amazing Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-11

This author writes so real...it's like you are experiencing the story first hand. She has rapidly become one of my favorite authors. I want more books by her as soon as possible.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • If I Gained the World

  • By: Linda Nichols
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Linda Nichols is a best-selling author of Christian fiction and was a 2003 Christy Awards finalist. She creates another inspiring and emotional novel with If I Gained the World. After leaving her partner, Daniel, Lenore plans on beginning a new life with their son. But parting from the man she loved for so many years sends her into a deep depression. Finally, Lenore meets the people of the Greater Grace Tabernacle, and with their help, she finds peace and happiness again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deserving of 10 stars!!!

  • By Debra on 01-09-11

Deserving of 10 stars!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-11

If I could, I would give this book 10 stars. I have to say this is one of the most well-written books I have ever "read". This is the first book I've "read" by Linda Nichols, but it won't be the last. I love the longer audio books and can usually make them last quite a while. Not so with this book. I listened to it every chance I could. More than 16 hours and it didn't take me long to finish it. This will be one I listen to again! If you get this book, you won't be disappointed.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A Table by the Window

  • By: Lawana Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

In A Table by the Window, best-selling Christian author Lawana Blackwell combines inspiration and intrigue. Carley Reed didn't have an easy childhood, but now, as a settled adult living in San Francisco, she has managed to make a peaceful life for herself. Everything turns upside down, though, one morning when a private investigator finds her and informs her that she has inherited her grandmother's house in a small town in Mississippi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Table By The Window

  • By Christine on 03-23-09

Incredibly Good!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-09

This is one of the best books I have ever "Read". I can hardly wait until Audible has more books by Lawana Blackwell. You won't be disappointed in the story. The narrator is not the best, but you soon get over that as you get into the story. It is so good!!! I wish there were sequels to this one. I would love this story to go on and on.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Julia Delivers the Goods

  • By: Ann Ross
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

In this delightful tale by New York Times best-selling author Ann B. Ross, America's favorite senior citizen determines to reunite two troubled souls before it's too late. Miss Julia reckons Mr. J.D. Pickens is the key to solving all of Hazel Marie's problems, especially the female kind. But how can Miss Julia coax the savvy PI back to town - and back into the arms of her 40-something friend Hazel Marie?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Light Read

  • By Mama C on 02-02-10

Miss Julia does it again

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

Reviewed: 05-04-09

Ann B. Ross is amazing. All of the Miss Julia books are incredible. I laugh so hard I cry. And, this book is no exception. I can hardly wait for the next book. You will not be disappointed if you choose this book.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • This Present Darkness

  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884

A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good story horrible recording

  • By Jason on 06-10-13

Eye Opening to Spiritual Warfare

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-08

I read this book about 17 or 18 years ago and was amazed at how wonderful and exciting it was. It opened my eyes to what is going on around us at all times. If you've ever experienced something in your life that seems to have happened supernaturally, this book will help you see that it probably was.

I am so thankful "This Present Darkness" is now available on Audible. And, I can hardly wait for "Piercing the Darkness" to follow.

I promise you will not be disappointed! This is one of the most exciting books I have ever read. I am a Christian and this book is a blessing to me. But, even if you aren't a Believer, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat with anticipation and excitement.

34 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Julia Strikes Back

  • By: Ann B. Ross
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

America's favorite senior citizen takes on thieves who've stolen her jewelry. Although it's not the first time they've targeted her small North Carolina town, Miss Julia vows to make it the last. Soon she and her posse rush to Palm Beach for some sun, sand, and a bizarre stakeout. But how can two elderly ladies, a boy, and a tipsy private eye outfox crafty criminals?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL!!!!

  • By Debra on 02-21-08

WONDERFUL!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-08

Ann B. Ross has a very special gift. I wish that Audible would get all of her books. My favorite is Miss Julia Hits the Road, but every Miss Julia book is awesome. Please take the time to check out Miss Julia. You won't be sorry you did!!!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful