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  • Thornwood House

  • By: Anna Romer
  • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015

When you're all that stands between the murderous past and the fate of those you love, how far would you go to save them? When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War II medic - Samuel Riordan, the homestead's former occupant - and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars With a Caution

  • By Nancy F. on 08-08-15

Long

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

I usually like long books and don't want them to end, but I was getting tired of this book and wanted to move on. The narration was very good.

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

  • By: Gabrielle Zevin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,087

The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books - the only bookstore on Alice Island - has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tale for Booksellers

  • By B. Leon on 04-15-14

Just love this book

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

My daughter recommended this book, and it is now my new favorite. Love the story, the characters, and the narration.

  • China Dolls

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa See
  • Narrated by: Jodi Long
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

It's 1938 in San Francisco: A world's fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • New Narrator needed!

  • By Barbara on 06-25-14

Did not care for the narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

What did you like best about China Dolls? What did you like least?

I like Lisa See's stories, and enjoy learning about Chinese traditions. I really did not like the narrator's voice. This story was about young Chinese/Japanese girls. The narrator's voice sounds like an older woman.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I really could not get past the narration to enjoy the story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jodi Long?

Janet Song did a very nice narration of Snow Flower and the Magic Fan and Shanghai Girls.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not.

  • The Other Queen

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen, Jenny Sterlin, Ron Keith
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 803

New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of one of history's most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines. Biographers often neglect the captive years of Mary Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth's promise of sanctuary when she fled from rebels in Scotland and then found herself imprisoned as the "guest" of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing to Write Home About

  • By Theodore on 06-11-13

Narration not to my liking

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

Would you try another book from Philippa Gregory and/or the narrators?

I love Philippa Gregory books and the narrators who have read her books, but George's and Bess's voices were boring and uninteresting.

Would you recommend The Other Queen to your friends? Why or why not?

No, read her other books.

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

They sounded old and crotchety.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Most of the story was good, but sometimes boring to listen to.

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