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  • A Dog's Purpose

  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,887
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,283

A Dog's Purpose - which spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list – is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Dogs Purpose

  • By sara on 02-16-17

Everyone witha dog must read this!!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

One of my favorites. I laughed, I cried. I often wondered looking into my dogs eyes what he thought and had he known he had a "purpose" in his life. This was "have to listen to just a little more. .." until before I knew it it was over. Now time to see the movie :)

  • A Memory of Violets

  • A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
  • By: Hazel Gaynor
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely !

  • By RueRue on 02-01-16

Loved everything about this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

Would you consider the audio edition of A Memory of Violets to be better than the print version?

Absolutely! The narrator helps this book come alive!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Memory of Violets?

When Rosie was lost in the market.

What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

Brought the story to life. Read well and perfect accent for this period piece.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful story. Kept my interest. Great team of author/narrator.

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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 3,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,103

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

Too descriptive

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Good story and a GREAT narrator!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Fairly predictable but enjoyable none the less.

Have you listened to any of Eloise Oxer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No this is the first I've heard her. I am looking up books that she narrates to get next!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not in one sitting but kept my interest.

Any additional comments?

Is it possible for an author to be TOO descriptive?? She went on about the littlest things almost to the point of aggravation. Good story but a long winded author. If not for the narrator would of never finished it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful