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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,186

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

Powerful from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Powerful from start to finish . What a story! As vivid as standing there watching the Marsh and the birds.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 22-24
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

"The Song Never Dies": When Alex King, leader of legendary 90s rock group Lizard, hosts a party to get the band back together, old grudges surface. At dawn Alex is found floating in the pool of his Cherringham mansion. To the police it's a drug-fueled accident. But when Jack and Sarah get involved, they quickly discover that while a song may never die - the person, who wrote it, might have been murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Hurry Up With Episodes 25,26, and 27..!!!... Nothing Worse Than Waiting On A Cliffhanger.!

  • By John on 09-30-18

Perfect short mysterys

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

When one gets tired of long books these are a perfect brake . Great characters. Great stories . I love them .

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,382
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,099

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Creatively fun

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

You might be shocked that i am a die hard Republican ,70 year old Grandmother and i just loved this book . It is smart , funny, interesting and can’t wait to read the next one .

  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,561

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

I could see every moment

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

I am not a western book reader . This was a huge surprise. Craig Johnson is an amazing writer . I felt I was there watching . His imagery was moving . Can't wait to read another.

  • Complicated

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,006

When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated was a pleasure to my senses!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 05-02-17

Just dumb

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

The performance was fine the story just so dumb . I don't know who it was written for . I had a very hard time finishing it . Ugh!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrong Unit

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280

I don't know what the humans are so cranky about. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over 1,000 calories per day, and they're allowed to mate. Plus, they have me: an Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Futuristic journey without a single misstep

  • By Julie W. Capell on 10-03-16

Great Adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I love the crazy adventure with Hay You . It is fun and interesting to living through the robots eyes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 10-12
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

Here local priest Father Byrne meets his unexpected demise. Jack and Sarah investigate - who could harm the beloved Father? And what secrets did he take to the grave? The Cherringham Regatta is shaken when vandalism of boots turns into bloody murder. And when a murder suspect is freed from prison after 25 years, it's apparent someone in Cherringham wants him to continue serving his sentence - to death. But Jack and Sarah start to question... did he commit the crime in the first place?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful series..!!

  • By John on 02-05-17

Fun mysteries

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Short and great little mysteries when one doesn't have the time for a long book . Great stories, wonderful performance . I just love them between jobs and sports.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • This Is Where I Leave You

  • By: Jonathan Tropper
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,530

The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family - including Judd's mother, brothers, and sister - have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd's wife, Jen, whose 14-month affair with Judd's radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch's dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous, but Flat

  • By FanB14 on 07-08-13

Crazy family like everyone's

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

This is so unexpected. A funny crazy family funeral that reminds them that as crazy as they all are there is love.

  • Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia's blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty - and not empty enough.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jayne Entwistle Brings Flavia to Life

  • By GSDNH on 09-29-16

Love love love these books

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

Alan Bradley is just Brilliant. I love these books as much if not more then Harry Potter . They are just so cleaver and I laugh out loud . Can't wait for the next book . PS. Jayne Entwistle is perfect . A great performance.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Killing the Rising Sun

  • How America Vanquished World War II Japan
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,468
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,579
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,541

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly paints an amazing picture.

  • By Carmen Ohio on 07-16-17

You need to know

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

Reviewed: 09-23-16

Every high school and college kid should have to read this book ....and know our history. This was well thought out and weighed the decisions made to end the war. Well done .

2 of 3 people found this review helpful