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  • Just After Midnight

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling from her mother’s sudden and suspicious death. While Sarah’s grandmother scrambles to get custody, Faith is charged with spiriting the girl away on a journey that will restore her hope: Sarah implores Faith to take her to Falkner’s Midnight Sun, the prized black mare that her father sold out from under her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reader Comments

  • By Aaron W.C. on 12-06-18

Best story by Catherine Ryan Hyde ever

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

I’ve ready nearly every book Catherine has written and this was my personal favorite. The characters and story line was great as was the performance by Kate Rudd.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dog's Way Home

  • By: Bobbie Pyron
  • Narrated by: Chuck Carrington, Emily Eiden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Abby knows that Tam, her Shetland sheepdog, is her north star, and she’s pretty certain she’s his, too. But when an accident separates Abby and Tam, it feels as though all the stars have fallen out of the sky and nothing will ever be right again. As the days between them turn to weeks, then months, dangers and changes fill up Abby’s and Tam’s lives. Will they ever find their way home to each other?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Natalie B. McCarthy, DDS on 01-20-19

Great story with great performances

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

This was a wonderful story read by two great actors doing the reading. I wish there were more audio books by this author

  • The Darkest Evening of the Year

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Kairos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 503

Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the Southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she's a legend for the risks she'll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy's heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can't allow herself to return, Amy's behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean's got his groove back

  • By Fred on 12-28-07

I loved this story and the performance

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Any Dean Koontz with a dog in it are the best story lines and this performance was exceptional

  • Allie and Bea

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Janet Metzger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,526

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat - on a mission to reclaim what's rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not see this coming

  • By Lolasark on 07-19-17

Wonderful real characters

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

The story pulled you in quickly and the characters were very believable. The audio version was well done

25 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • The Dog Who Danced

  • By: Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

If there’s been a theme in Justine Meade’s life, it’s loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, has always been Mack, her gray and black Sheltie - that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than 20 years away. Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dog’s instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite

  • By Sam on 04-22-12

Such a sweet story, I really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Again this author has created real characters with real feelings. I will recommend it to my friends and family

  • A Man of His Own

  • By: Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Jeff Gurner, Christina Delaine, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K-9 Corp, not knowing if they'd ever see him again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story , bittersweet.

  • By Delaware1st on 04-12-15

Another great story!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

This was well written with strong characters. The audio performances were better than a movie

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Say Goodbye for Now

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family is where you find acceptance and love

  • By Ezinwanyi on 12-17-16

Best Book I've read in years

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

This had a great story line, wonderful realistic character and I loved the main characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lost & Found

  • By: Jacqueline Sheehan
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Rocky’s husband Bob was just 42 when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor…and Rocky’s world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts – reinventing her past and taking a job as Animal Control Warden on Peak’s Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Maine and a million miles away from everything she’s lost....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • BORING and PREDICTABLE

  • By Christine on 10-27-12

Great story

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

Reviewed: 10-30-16

The suspenseful story will hold you through the last page. The characters are all unique