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  • Grey Sister

  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860

Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, Nona must choose which order to dedicate herself to - and whether her path will lead to a life of prayer and service or one of the blade and the fist. All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the designs of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a knife, and the vengeance of the empire's richest lord.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It Shouldn't Be Great, But It Is

  • By Scott Simons on 04-19-18

Just fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Both book 1 and this book 2 was written so eloquently in its description of not only the surroundings, but in capturing the workings of the mind, of the magical gifts...such storytelling! My hats off to the Mark Lawrence!! Then add the narrator , Ms. O’NEIL—- WOW! She added such dimensions in he way she brought the the characters and the world they lived in. Between the story itself and the verbal storytelling of the narrator...I could not walk away from the story.

  • Moloka’i

  • By: Alan Brennert
  • Narrated by: Anne Noelani Miyamoto
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585

The powerful debut novel from Alan Brennert, Moloka’i tells the story of Rachel Kalama, a seven-year-old Hawaiian girl who contracts leprosy and is quarantined on the island of Moloka’i during the 1890s. Separated from her family and forced to grow up in the leper colony of Kalaupapa, Rachel experiences intense isolation. But she remains strong, finding moments of joy, and even love. Rich in Hawaiian history, this novel proves itself a stellar piece of historical fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Book!

  • By David on 08-23-12

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Powerful writing, choice of words, descriptions. The story, the characters came to life with true grit and emotions; as well as the land, water, islands—I can envision it all with the minds eye. The narrator brought everything to life. This is definitely one I would listen to again.

  • The Spirit of Healing

  • Stories, Wisdom, and Practices from Native America
  • By: Lewis Mehl-Medrona
  • Narrated by: Lewis Mehl-Medrona
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

A Lakota prophecy tells of a day when Westeners will join Native wisdom-keepers to create a new, integrated vision of healing. Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona believes that day has arrived. With The Spirit of Healing, this physician and lifelong student of Native American spirituality invites you to discover healing practices informed by both modern medical and psychiatric knowledge, and the "narrative medicine" of tradtional healers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blessings & Wisdom abound

  • By OM on 03-19-15

Full of wisdom

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

Filled with wisdom, clarity, hope and truths. Through the medicine of stories we learn the understanding between curing and power of healing. This definitely a keeper, one that I will go back to time and time again. Many thanks to Lewis Mehl-Medrona for his gifts in the art of healing.

  • Daughter of the Forest

  • Sevenwaters, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399

Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives and they are determined that she know only contentment. But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift - by staying silent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't give up on this book

  • By Miachi on 11-01-15

Definite Keeper

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Just awesome. I vaguely remember as child hearing the folk story of the about the brothers who turned into swans and the sister who helped bring them back to human form -- but the story was vague. This "Daughter of the Forest . . " brought it to life, the intricate details so colorful. It sucked right into the story, I could not stop listening to it. Very addicting. Superbly written by the author and superb narrated like a true storyteller. Definitely a keeper.

  • Sold

  • By: Patricia McCormick
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Haunting....

  • By Theodore on 01-13-13

Importance of storytelling . . .

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

The story was well written and read from beginning to end. I slipped immediately into the main character's role and in her world. It is important for every child, every molested, raped, abused, and or sold child to be able to tell their story and be heard. Every woman (and men) needs to listen . . . to hear this child's story.

  • The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

  • By: Nadia Hashimi
  • Narrated by: Gin Hammond
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

Nadia Hashimi's literary debut is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See. In Kabul, 2007, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inner View of Hidden Women

  • By SydSavvy on 01-04-15

Entered a Brand New World

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

The story was written so well that it pulled right into the characters world. I could not wait to get back to the audio book. The narrator is a true verbal storyteller, she brought to life the every single written word of the story. This one is a definite keeper.

  • The Emperor's Soul

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Angela Lin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,815

When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor does not emerge after his hundred-day mourning period, the rule of the Heritage Faction will be forfeit and the empire will fall into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story

  • By debbie on 11-02-12

A Keeper

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

This story was so well written. So imaginatively brilliant. Both the writer and the narrator are awesome story tellers. Angela Lin brought the story to life. This one is a keeper, one to re-read and listen to again.

  • The Introvert's Way

  • Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World
  • By: Sophia Dembling
  • Narrated by: Rose Itzcovitz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

This clever and pithy audiobook challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introvert’s lifestyle is not "wrong" or lacking, as society or extroverts would have us believe. Through a combination of personal insights and psychology, The Introvert’s Way helps and encourages introverts to embrace their nature, to respect traits they may have been ashamed of and reframe them as assets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Introvert heard

  • By Claudia on 12-27-16

At Last!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

It's nice to come across a book like this that spoke the language of Introverts. It was like listening to my life story. I am not alone in my introvert ways. Awesome book for those may have introverts in their lives and would like to better understand them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Promise

  • By: Ann Weisgarber
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 547

1900. Young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees the fashionable town of Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a terrible scandal. Heartbroken and facing destitution, she finds herself striking up correspondence with a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams. In desperation she agrees to marry him, but when Catherine travels to Oscar's farm on Galveston Island, Texas—a thousand miles from home—she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters that draw you in

  • By Kevin Stokes on 07-27-15

Very good!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

It was refreshing to have the story told from two different perspective. One character being a native to the area and the other coming in as the outsider. It was like getting a 3-s view of the sorry and of all the characters within.

The narrator did a superb job in the verbal storytelling. Ms Marlo brought to life not only the characters, but also the landscape and its surrounding area.

It's a keeper. I will re-listen/read the book again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Goblin Emperor

  • By: Katherine Addison
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an "accident," he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story!!!

  • By Hannah on 07-26-15

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

I was delight to come across the audio for this book. I had read the book when it first became available and thought what a amazing storyline. It grabbed my attention and imagination from the very first page and did not disappoint. 5 Stars for the narrator, he did a superb job in his interpretations of all the characters, specially of the Goblin King, he set the perfect tone and pace. It was hard to walk away, if I could have listened to the whole story in one sitting I would have.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful