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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 3,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,047

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

Loved Thornwood House

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

The story was so well written. And the narrator/reader is ABSOLUTELY my FAVORITE of the hundreds of audibles I’ve listened to. She could probably read an old phone book and engage any audience. Two thumbs up and ALL the stars for Anna Romer and Eloise Oxer. 👍👍👍

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,692

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Powerfully beautiful

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I’ve been reading for over 56 years. Hundreds of books per year. I would put this beautiful book in my top five list of all time. Thank you, Delia Owens. It was a real pleasure to read. So wonderful.

  • The Wife Before Me

  • A Twisty, Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Laura Elliot
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found. Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together, they can help each other. Now, Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of. And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia. Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunately, it’s not a winner...

  • By Jenn on 08-29-18

A really wonderfully told story....

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I’m not a professional reviewer. I am, however, a voracious reader. This book was really a thrill from beginning to end. I’m glad to have discovered a n author new to me. Well done.

  • Animal Kingdom: An Apocalyptic Novel

  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Peter Bishop
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Everything is going great until a bizarre snake attack sends everybody in the zoo running for cover. It isn't long before Joe realizes that there is a lot more going on than a simple snake attack. And if the hungry lions, roaring gorillas and charging elephants now free from their cages have anything to say about it, there is more bloodshed to come. All of the world's animals are attacking, and no one knows why. What they do know is that man is now on the bottom of the food chain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story of Animals and Humans Behaving Badly

  • By Kim Venatries on 04-30-13

WORST BOOK EVER!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

If you haven’t already purchased this but if crap, PLEASE, don’t bother. It is awful!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stolen Child

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Carey
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

May 1959. From one side of St. Brigid's Island, the mountains of Connemara can be glimpsed on the distant mainland; from the other, the Atlantic stretches as far as the eye can see. This remote settlement, without electricity or even a harbor, has scarcely altered since its namesake saint set up a convent of stone huts centuries ago. Those who live there, including sisters Rose and Emer, are hardy and resourceful, dependent on the sea and each other for survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MAGICAL!!!

  • By Anonymous User on 09-11-18

Beautifully written and magically told.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I enjoyed listening to this magical story, which made me feel like a child again. Remembering listening to the old stories from my Gram...I was spellbound from the start!

  • Faithful

  • A Novel
  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Amber Tamblyn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 790

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor filled with emotion, from dark suffering to true happiness - a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Story of Healing

  • By Brenda Barnes on 12-05-16

The Best Hoffman!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

This is my very favorite Alice Hoffman book so far. The story was heartbreakingly wonderful. It made me believe in angels. We all have one. Amber Tamblyns narration was wonderful. I want to listen all over again. Thank you for such a beautiful message.

  • Less

  • By: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,770

You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Endearing, funny, but sometimes overly clever

  • By Lili on 07-30-17

Less is MORE!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

This story was delicious! Enjoy every word. I, too, search for Lessian Blue! Excellent tale.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful