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  • Winter Solstice

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life - shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name - still she finds herself lonely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reader left me cold

  • By Peggy Fulghum on 02-17-18

Lovely story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-19

A heartwarming story narrated fabulously! Couldn’t stop listening to it. Especially towards the finish. Family, tragedy, renewal, Love. Thank you.

  • The Baker's Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen P. Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560

Only 22, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Apprenticed to Ezra at 13, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing. She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Help is really on the way

  • By Georgia on 07-15-17

Another powerful WWII saga

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

It’s in tears for the last hour. While the atrocities surround their village,the bravery,Love and courage the people bring to each other is remarkable. Wonderful performance and story.

  • The Signature of All Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,012
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,019

In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss this one

  • By Molly-o on 12-27-13

Another Fabulous Elizabeth Gilbert novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I could not stop listening to this incredible book. The narrator was fabulous, the story riveting and as usual from Elizabeth, thought provoking and spiritual. Thank you EG and Juliet!

  • A Fall of Marigolds

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she's made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful!

  • By R. Burnham on 03-29-15

Loved this story

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Thoroughly enjoyed his for the most part. Performer was a little over dramatic for me at times but that is the only thing I could say that was negative. Overall a great listen.

  • The Valley of Amazement

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu, Joyce Bean, Amy Tan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,979
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,002

Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the privileged daughter of the American madam of the city's most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a "virgin courtesan." Half-Chinese and half-American, Violet grapples with her place in the worlds of East and West - until she is able to merge her two halves, empowering her to become a shrewd courtesan who excels in the business of seduction and illusion, though she still struggles to understand who she is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life in a Courtesan house.

  • By Kristi R. on 01-02-14

Challenging for me

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I am surprised at how difficult this book was for me at times. Not as uplifting as past Amy Tan books. Still, I couldn’t just stop listening because I wanted to find the resolution.

  • Threat Vector

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,691

Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clancy that gave us Clear & Present...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-15-12

Great book!

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-17

I loved it from about chapter 27 on. I was frustrated with the lengthy character development in the beginning but I listen while driving so perhaps that's why. It was just what I wanted later. Full of spies and action and stuff

The Kitchen House
    A Novel
    
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        Orlagh Cassidy,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Bahni Turpin
    
    


    
    Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    11,684 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Kitchen House

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,224

Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must!

  • By AB on 09-04-10

Wonderful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Powerful heart wrenching story about slavery and the people of both races caught up in it's horrors. At the same time, it is a story of human kindness and love that is steadfast and true. Highly recommend it.

  • Digital Fortress

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,515

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh...

  • By Amy on 06-19-04

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

I listened to this in a long drive and it kept me spellbound the whole 7 hours! Perfect for a road trip.

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • Life Among the Lowly
  • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706

Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Linda on 04-14-16

Fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-16

If I read this book as a child I don't remember. But as i strive to revisit classics and historical accounts I purchased it. I found it so moving, heart wrenching writing and story, so beautifully written and the narration fabulous. A story for all of America to revisit and enjoy. Highly recommended.