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  • The Son

  • By: Philipp Meyer
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,836
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,841

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power, The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity, even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries. Eli McCullough is just twelve-years-old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister, taking him as a captive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer

  • By Mel on 06-04-13

Terrific story even though I didn't like one of the readers

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

I don't typically enjoy westerns. But this was fabulous. One of the readers, however, ended most of his sentences on a leading tone. It became very annoying. It didn't ruin my overall enjoyment of the book however

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  • The Silent Sister

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,485

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I can't think of anything more predictable...

  • By Carol-Ann on 04-09-15

"Up talk "

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

Reviewed: 09-04-15

I have only a small complaint with the performance. Towards the end of the narration, she began to twist the ends of sentences up. It became annoying. But I thought she did an excellent overall job.

  • Crash & Burn

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,116

Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!

  • By Kerry on 02-06-15

Sometimes implausible plot

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

Very well written. Even the implausible seemed plausible. Several unexpected twists and the end was tied up nicely. It had the perfect proportion of plot to characterization

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  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545

Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sure Kelsey makes poor choices, who doesn't?

  • By Bonnie on 10-12-14

Thin plot line

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

It's well written, but not much happens. And I doubt many people would behave that way with work friends... The motivations were very transparent.

  • Shattered

  • By: Karen Robards
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,160

With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa Grant takes the first job she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. What Lisa expects to be a mind-numbingly boring task turns into anything but when a missing-persons case draws her attention. The details of the case are engrossing: an entire family — father, mother, and two children — disappeared without a trace more than 28 years ago. Except that’s not all: the mother in a photo Lisa finds could be her own twin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Managed to Finish Listening

  • By Barbara on 05-01-10

Romance novel in disguise

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

I selected the book because the plotline interested me. Unfortunately, at least half of the book read like a romance novel. Putting that aside, I like a book who's ending is not exposed too soon. The end of this book surprised me. The plot, though too thin, succeeded.

  • Walk Me Home

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

If 16-year-old Carly and 11-year-old Jen can find Teddy, Carly knows he’ll save them from foster care...if he can forgive them for their mother’s vicious lies about him. But when the starving girls get caught stealing food on a Native American reservation, their journey gets put on hold. And after Jen makes a heartbreaking confession, Carly wonders if they’ll ever escape the pain of the past. Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest, Walk Me Home and its resilient heroines will inspire listeners and renew their faith in recovery and redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Performance for an Outstanding Story!

  • By Krys on 11-04-13

Up note

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

I liked the story very much. But I didn't like how the reader kept ending sentences on an up note or leading tone.

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  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,941

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite books

  • By Joey on 01-13-08

Female reader

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

Reviewed: 01-21-15

The female reader ended most sentences on an up note that drove me a little crazy. The male reader was very good.