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M K Fox

Oak Park, IL, US
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  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,739

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Anna on 09-05-17

Immersion into Three Pines

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Here is another wonderful Three Pines book! I was going to write that this is another "glimpse" into the world of Three Pines but with the way Louise Penny writes and Robert Bathurst performs, it really is an immersion. I love going there and look forward to it as each book comes out. Thank you, and please hurry to create the next book! I can't wait!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Where the Wind Leads

  • A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption
  • By: Vinh Chung
  • Narrated by: Josh Aaron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 314

Vinh Chung was born in South Vietnam, just eight months after it fell to the communists in 1975. His family was wealthy, controlling a rice-milling empire worth millions; but within months of the communist takeover, the Chungs lost everything and were reduced to abject poverty. Knowing that their children would have no future under the new government, the Chungs decided to flee the country. In 1979, they joined the legendary “boat people” and sailed into the South China Sea, despite knowing that an estimated two hundred thousand of their countrymen had already perished at the hands of brutal pirates and violent seas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Refugees from Vietnam

  • By Justicepirate on 06-22-18

Inspiring story; poor narration

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

Reviewed: 01-23-16

Did Where the Wind Leads inspire you to do anything?

While reading this book I had a profound sense that I needed to do something for others. I wasn't very far into the book and this feeling just overwhelmed me. Because of this I'm going to get involved with an organization that helps settle refugees in the United States. I don't know if this is going to be enough for me to do. But it's a start....we'll see where this leads me!

Any additional comments?

This story was very good but it was difficult to listen to the narration. There was something about the narrator's voice that was really boring to me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful