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  • The Home Front: Life in America During World War II

  • By: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,480

[Contains some explicit content] Narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, The Home Front: Life in America During World War II takes listeners into the lives of Americans at home who supported the war effort and sustained the country during wartime. The war brought immediate, life-changing shifts; from the rationing of butter, to an explosion of war-related jobs, to mixed-signals about the role of women in society. Feel what living in the United States was like for everyday people during this disruptive and uncertain period of American history in the newest Audible Original series. Martha Little is the Executive Producer. Dan Gediman is the Series Producer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! But incessant breaks with credits along the way.

  • By Bradley Justice on 09-11-17

Excellent overview of WWII

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Thhis is a wonderful compilation of interviews, songs, movie clips and radio shows during WWII. Martin Sheen's narration encases these glimpses into American society during and after the war creating a fine, if cursory view of the experience and effects of the war including race, gender and economical changes. There are very moving moments as well as tragic facts. I appreciated this insightful and enlightening series. It's a good start to study of this period of American history here at home.

  • The Stars Are Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Anita Shreve
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 589

In October 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast, from Bar Harbor to Kittery, and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disaster Strikes In 1947

  • By Sara on 06-02-17

Wonderful story of strength and endurance.

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

A young mother in sudden terrifying situations manages to ensure survival for herself and her two young children. Her courage and tenacity seem to come naturally. the calm, even narration compliments the determination of the main character and of the story itself. highly recommended!

  • The Orphan Choir

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Shelbourne-Timm
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 20

Louise has no reason left to stay in the city. She can't see her son, Joseph, who is away at boarding school, where he performs in a prestigious boys' choir. Her troublesome neighbor has begun blasting choral music at all hours of the night - and to make matters worse, she's the only one who can hear it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eerily realistic, yet haunting tale

  • By Toby on 02-01-14

Very disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

I have become a fan of Sophie Hannah's books mostly because of her Zeiler-Waterhouse mysteries. They are wonderfully entertaining and I hope there are more coming. This story, however, left me flat. It is confusing and fanciful. The characters are unlikable and their dialogue contains none of the wit or intelligence of her other characters. It is a sort of ghost story but not compelling or clever. I hope Sophie keeps doing what works and sticks to the mystery genre with real crazy people only!

  • Golden Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,363

Lucas Davenport's first case as a US marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension but for the US Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you're not a Davenport OG don't start with this

  • By Wayne on 04-29-17

Lucas Davenport rules! Again!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Although nothing can beat the earlirregular John Sandford Prey books, this one rekindled my passion for Sandford's work. It was action packed, original and although it did not have the believed cast if the old days' with their clever street cop banter, some new guys were introduced and bit clipped right along. well worth the listen. Thank God for John Sandford!

  • A Game for All the Family

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Lucinda Clare, Fiona Hardingham, Gavin Stenhouse
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

You've left the city - and the career that nearly destroyed you - for a fresh start on the coast. But trouble begins when your daughter withdraws after her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school. You beg the principal to reconsider, only to be told that George hasn't been expelled. Because there is - and was - no George.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely charming and chilling!

  • By Kathleen on 04-22-18

Absolutely charming and chilling!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Sophie Hannah has done it again! Although I love the Zeiler/Waterhouse mysterios, I have to say, this one is an excellent if different type of story. It reflects the influence of agatha Christie especially in the scene where all the characters are gathered in a room and a Poirot like policeman holds forth as to possibly murder scenarios. The language is impeccable. This is one not to be missed!

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  • The Telling Error

  • Culver Valley Crime, Book 9
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again. It's definitely him, the same police officer, stopping each car on Elmhirst Road. Keen to avoid him, Nicki does a U-turn and makes a panicky escape. Or so she thinks. The next day, Nicki is pulled in for questioning in connection with the murder of Damon Blundy, controversial newspaper columnist and resident of Elmhirst Road. Nicki can't answer any of the questions detectives fire at her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best yet, can't wait for the next one

  • By Sunny on 04-06-16

Double Expense

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

This is the same book as Woman with a Secret! Yet they are both offered for purchase!

  • The Carrier

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

When her plane is delayed overnight, Gaby Struthers finds herself forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: a terrified young woman named Lauren Cookson - but why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren won't explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innocent man going to prison for a murder he didn't commit, and Gaby soon suspects that Lauren's presence on her flight can't be a coincidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sophie Hannah, always interesting

  • By Margaret on 04-15-15

More like a psychological love story than thriller

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

I love this author! Usually her stories are full of twists and turns and many many characters. This time, she has slowed things down a bit. It makes for a slow burn, suspenseful and very clever dialogue. There is a lot of humor too. Very enjoyable!

  • Dead Lie Down

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Ruth Bussey once did something wrong-horribly wrong-and was nearly destroyed by her punishment. Now, she has tentatively rebuilt her life and unexpectedly found love with a man named Aidan Seed. But Aidan also has a secret-he killed someone years ago, a woman named Mary Trelease. Ruth's horror turns to confusion when she realizes that she knows Mary Trelease, and Mary is very much alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Dead Lie Down

  • By John on 02-07-11

Great read if not great literature

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is that it's not great literature. I do recommend it highly because it's a grand mystery! Filled with impossible coincidences, not the least of which is how so many psychotic people are connected, this is still a creative, involving story. It's fun, compelling and keeps one guessing with wonderful characters and wit.

  • The Wicked Girls

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,940

On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives - and unknowing families to protect - will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing from beginning to end

  • By anne on 01-10-14

Great story, very excellent narration.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

This is a compelling listen. Never a dull moment with lots of action, suspense and eeriness. Themes of redemption, secrets, the pressure of media and society, the sadness of lost childhood and reinvention weave through lives of full characters. Very well written, highly recommended!

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,763

Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her. It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her - a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Commuters Beware!

  • By Carole T. on 02-23-17

Great listen, very well performed!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I really enjoyed this one. Been getting bored with the "thrillers" lately but this author really rocks! Good detective work portrayed, good characterization, good narrator all add up to a very good experience! I'll be listening to more Claire Macintosh for sure!