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  • Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

  • By: Emily Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Kate Orsini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,905

Althea Bell is still heartbroken by her mother's tragic, premature death - and tormented by the last, frantic words she whispered into young Althea's ear: Wait for her. For the honeysuckle girl. She'll find you, I think, but if she doesn't, you find her. Adrift ever since, Althea is now fresh out of rehab and returning to her family home in Mobile, Alabama, determined to reconnect with her estranged, ailing father.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • over-dramatic & awful

  • By "lfind" on 09-07-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This was an awesome read. I had to write down some of the characters names in a family tree fashion so I could keep up, but it was well worth it. Throughly enjoyed.

  • The Waiting Room

  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it? After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety — especially when Veronica comes home to a silent nursery and a missing baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthusiastic 5 well earned stars! Highly recommended.

  • By Tammy Mitchell on 09-24-18

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Loved this story. You just never really know what someone else is going through and what they can overcome.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Sun Does Shine

  • Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection
  • By: Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin, Bryan Stevenson - foreword
  • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson - foreword, Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,919

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only 29 years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with an incompetent defense attorney and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in despairing silence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary Man

  • By APD on 05-18-18

I'm banging on the bars

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

What an awesome read. To hear your story, ... I laughed, I cried, and I cried again. I actually liked Henry, and I cried for him too, even though I probably should have been happy with his fate, but I do believe people can change, sometimes we just have to go through something eye opening.
It is so rare to have a friend hang in there with you like Lester did and your lawyer. OMG. Much love to you Ray, I wish you all the best.

  • Girls' Night Out

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of time.

  • By Yikes on 07-25-18

What an ending

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

The beginning was hard to follow. I had to stop and make sure I didn't miss a part 1. Have patience while reading, the story does pick up and is a good read.

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,715

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

What an awesome story. Pulls at the heart strings more than a few times. I really loved the friendship's between the misfits. Also, you couldn't have chosen a better narrator than yourself. Awesome job.

  • A River in Darkness

  • One Man's Escape from North Korea
  • By: Masaji Ishikawa, Risa Kobayashi - translator, Martin Brown - translator
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078

Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just 13 years old. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by false promises of abundant work and a higher station in society. In this memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal 36 years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking

  • By C. F. Gagnon on 05-31-18

Just wow

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This story is so shockingly sad. My heart goes out to the many families lost due to another's greed.

  • The Summer Children

  • The Collector Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803

When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe. His parents weren’t just murdered. It was a slaughter - a rage kill like no one on the Crimes Against Children team had seen before. But they’re going to see it again. An avenging angel is meting out savage justice, and she’s far from through.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, disappointing narration

  • By Martine Castillo on 05-31-18

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Overall it was a good read. I didn't get why the author added Spanish speaking in there without a translation so I'm not sure what I might have missed. I also think the whole lesbian scene could have been deleted. I have nothing against it, it was just irrelevant to the story for me. Parts of the story were very emotional and had me tearing up. I have enjoyed the series thus far.

  • Poisonwell

  • Whispers from Mirrowen, Book 3
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

If there is anything more dangerous than the Plague itself, it is the journey that awaits those sworn to stop it. Tyrus, the renegade magic-wielder exiled from Kenatos, knows this firsthand. His original mission through the Scourgelands met a tragic end, leaving him as the sole survivor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story. Needs edits and different narrator.

  • By Chelsea N. on 06-15-15

Much better

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I was a little nervous when I saw that Sue Pitkin was the narrator, as I did not enjoy her voice in book 2. She redeemed herself in this one. The story was very good as usual Jeff Wheeler. Thanks for taking me to another land.

  • Fireblood

  • Whispers from Mirrowen, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 824

In a world beset by plagues, Tyrus of Kenatos has made it his life’s work to end the devastation. Yet when he first ventures into the Scourgelands to uncover the secret of the plagues’ origin, he barely makes it out alive after being ambushed by a mysterious, unseen enemy. Tyrus knows the plagues will rise again - more powerful than ever before - and he is determined to complete his mission. To aid in his new quest, he summons his nephew Annon and his niece Hettie - both of whom possess an innate magic called the fireblood - and a pack of unlikely allies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, mediocre characters, + cliff hanger.

  • By Phillip on 01-23-14

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Michael Page did an Awesome job narrating this story. I only wish he would have completed the series.

  • Dryad-Born

  • Whispers from Mirrowen, Book 2
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

Rumors stir of a hidden child who can stop the devastating plagues — and the race to find her has begun. The ruthless ruler of Kenatos, the Arch-Rike, and the people pledged to stopping him will do anything to make sure they’re the ones to reach her first. Because even though young Phae may be unaware that she is the long-lost daughter of Tyrus — the Arch-Rike’s rival — there is no mistaking her gift.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story Horrible Narration

  • By Al on 04-18-14

Not sure

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I don't want to say that this was the worst of all of your stories Jeff. I couldn't make up my mind if it was the story or the performance of Sue P. Her voices were so annoying on most of the characters. At times I had to go back and listen again in agony to figure out which character was supposed to be talking. I love listening to your stories while I work, but I may have to pass if Sue P. is reading anymore. It was horrible to say the least.