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  • Last Wool and Testament

  • A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Molly MacRae
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

Thank Goodness It's Fiber: That's the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath's beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver's Cat, which Kath has now inherited. But that's only the first in a series of surprises when Kath returns to the small town of Blue Plum, Tennessee, to settle her grandmother's affairs

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not even light reading

  • By patrish on 05-26-13

Took me two tries

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

I started this book months ago and couldn't get into it. I tried again yesterday and couldn't stop listening. It's a cozy mystery, not too gory or creepy. The story moved along at a good pace, and the narrator is ok. I knew who the thief was right away, but didn't catch on to the murderer til later in the book. All in all I enjoyed the story.

  • Old Earth

  • By: Gary Grossman
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,169

In the summer of 1601, Galileo Galilei made a startling discovery in the mountains of Eastern Italy that, if made public, could shatter faith in religion, bring down governments, and lead to worldwide turmoil. For more than 400 years, the secret has been guarded by a small group of incredibly powerful people, willing to do everything in their power to keep these discoveries from being made.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly one of the best novels I ever read

  • By Art Gaza on 05-18-15

What the heck is it?

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

The book starts out ok. They lead you into the story, but dont let you know what the heck they found until the last 30 minutes of the book. It goes back and forth through 3 stories that are interwoven. Its an ok listen, but if you are in a hurry to know what the heck they found, you wont be happy.

  • The Fourth Descendant

  • By: Allison Maruska
  • Narrated by: Donald R. Emero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 119

When Michelle receives a call from a Richmond historian, she sees the chance for a much-needed adventure. All she has to do is find a century-old key. Three others - a guitarist, an engineer, and a retiree - receive similar calls. Each family possesses a key to a four-lock safe found buried in a Virginia courthouse, though their connection is as mysterious as the safe itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story. Well-written with a Great Cast

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-15

Different type of story

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

This was a very interesting story. I though it dragged a little, but not enough to stop listening. I listened to this on my way to Florida, it was a shorter ride because of this.

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 27 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,082

Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What if your body could never heal?

  • By Lore on 09-12-13

Heady stuff.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

At first I wasn't sure I would like this book. But the story grew and it was very good. Twists and turns and not predictable. I was hoping for more.

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  • Coyote

  • A Novel of Interstellar Exploration
  • By: Allen Steele
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked - by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of The United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It gets better

  • By Michael on 05-13-09

Ok. story. But not good enough

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

I liked the story ok, but not enough to buy the next book. You might like it, but buy the books one at a time.

  • Dune: The Machine Crusade

  • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 27 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970

More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat. Get ready for Dune: The Machine Crusade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Upon listening

  • By Milton O. Goodwin on 10-13-03

Good series

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

These books fill in a lot of the backstory for Dune. Well written and grabs you.

  • Cream Puff Murder

  • A Hannah Swensen Mystery
  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Fan-adored author Joanne Fluke always satisfies the cravings of listeners who like their mysteries served with a sugary sweet confection. Hannah Swensen, like most women in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is not a fan of Ronni Ward - the man-stealing gym bunny. So when Ronni turns up lifeless in a Jacuzzi - accompanied by one of Hannah's cream puffs - the long list of suspects begins with Hannah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cream Puff Murder

  • By Andra on 07-08-09

Yummy

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

Another cute mystery starring Hannah Swensen. I like these mysteries, they are enjoyable, any of them is worth it.

  • Story's End

  • By: Marissa Burt
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Una and her friends Peter and Indy are desperate to find a way to defeat the enemy. But Una soon discovers that the real key may lie in her own mysterious ties to Story's past - and to the long-forgotten King, who could be Story's only hope for survival.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Clever idea but not enough

  • By Maya H Saric on 12-10-15

Nice wrap up.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

This is the second book, and it wraps up the story nicely. Cute story and good for kids and the kid in the adult.

  • Storybound

  • By: Marissa Burt
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

When Una Fairchild stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, she thinks nothing of opening the cover and diving in. But instead of paging through a regular novel, Una suddenly finds herself Written In to the land of Story - a world filled with Heroes and Villains and fairy-tale characters. But not everything in Story is as magical as it seems. Una must figure out why she has been Written In - and fast - before anyone else discovers her secret. Together with her new friend Peter and a talking cat named Sam, Una digs deep into Story's shadowy past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking Story.

  • By thomgonzales on 06-16-17

Very Cute

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

I was a little leary about this book, because I bought it on sale. But is was very good, it keep me engaged and I like it.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Daniel Davis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,466

Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • See Episodes I-III in a whole new light!!!

  • By kalei on 11-09-12

Fills in

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

This story really fills in some of the information you want for Star Wars. This lets you know more about the Sith. A good listen.