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  • Merle's Door

  • Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
  • By: Ted Kerasote
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Ted Kerasote met and adopted Merle, a Labrador mix, while he was on a camping trip. Merle had been living in the wild, and after taking the dog home with him to Wyoming, Kerasote soon realized that Merle could not adjust to inhabiting exclusively the human world. So he put a door in his house to let Merle live both outside and in. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable animal, Merle's Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Audio Book I've ever listened to

  • By John Bonkowski on 07-15-07

I learned a lot from this

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

Reviewed: 11-12-11

As a dog lover and person who loves the outdoors, I found this a fascinating and illuminating read. I will purchase it for several friends who I know will be engaged by Merle's interesting personality and the research that explains so many characteristics of companion dogs. The end got a little 'over the top' but overall a very good book.

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  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396

In 1914, a spirited American girl named Mary Russell meets a retired Sherlock Holmes in the English countryside. Instantly realizing that Mary is gifted with astonishing deductive powers, the Great Detective emerges from retirement to join her as she tracks down a fiendish assassin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best of British restraint

  • By Marie-Elizabeth Finamore on 09-15-09

A Fun, Light Read

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

Reviewed: 11-12-11

This was a cute and engaging twist to the Sherlock Holmes stories. I really liked the characters and would enjoy listening to another story along this line. It was just a fun listen.

  • Fit to Be Tied

  • The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs
  • By: Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Narrated by: Kathy Garver
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

It’s 1916, and Idaho rancher Cleo Arlington knows everything about horses but nothing about men. So when charged with transforming English aristocrat Sherwood Statham from playboy into cowboy, she’s totally disconcerted. So is Statham, who’s never encountered a woman succeeding in a “man’s world.” Their bumpy trot into romance is frustrating, exhilarating, and ultimately heartwarming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Susan on 11-22-10

Unfit to be Read

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

Reviewed: 11-12-11

An insipid story. Not nearly what it was stated to be. Really laid on the religious bent toward the end. I did not care for this at all.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,007

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

What a Trip!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-08

I really enjoyed this book. As a matter of fact, the minute I finished, I started it over and listened to it again, just in case I missed anything the first time through. I got totally caught up in the fantasy world that was very credible. I think it is the hallmark of excellent fantasy to pull the reader into a willing suspension of disbelief, and Neverwhere certainly did that for me. This story was a vacation into another culture and land without ever leaving my own chair. Thanks for the trip!

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