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  • The Light Between Oceans

  • A Novel
  • By: M. L. Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,487
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,656

In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Three years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel is tending the grave of her newly lost infant when she hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.....terrible narrator.

  • By Sandra on 08-14-12

Do you really know the people you live with?

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Stegman makes you think about your decisions and how they affect those around you. Go with your gut and do what you know is tight.

  • The Name of the Rose

  • By: Umberto Eco, William Weaver - translator
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The meaning of the mystery & mystery of meaning

  • By Ryan on 02-14-14

A medieval Sherlock philosophical mystery.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

Eco makes you think and gives a vivid picture of life in the 14th century. I liked his clever wording and way of thinking. This is not an easy read but a thought provoking one. I listened to several sections more than once.

  • Girls on the Edge

  • Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls
  • By: Leonard Sax M.D.
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Psychologist and physician Leonard Sax’s work with young people reveals that girls today have an incredibly brittle sense of self. Though they may look confident on the outside, teens and tweens are fragile inside, obsessed with grades, sports, networking sites, and appearances. They are confused about their sexual identity, as environmental toxins are accelerating physical maturity faster than their emotional maturity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - Needs A Better Narrator

  • By Dan on 03-26-11

A valuable resource for parents and teachers

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

What made the experience of listening to Girls on the Edge the most enjoyable?

This is a well-organized and insightful book

What did you like best about this story?

The author gives real examples with specific girls and their situations.

Have you listened to any of Pam Ward’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I do not believe I have listened to one of her performances before.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

We need to help girls retain their childhood and not allow them to be rushed through it.

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