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Easley, SC, United States
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  • The Perfume Collector

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711

London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman. Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford, her recent marriage has thrust her into the heart of London's most refined and ambitious social circles. Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance. There's only one problem: she has never heard of her benefactor, the mysterious Eva d'Orsey. Told by invoking the three distinctive perfumes she inspired, Eva d'Orsey's story weaves through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved It

  • By Violin 2 Lover on 07-26-14

Interesting Story of Women Defying Society Norms

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

This is a story of two women, one from the 1920"s and another from the 1950"s. Their life stories are very different but both women struggle to find their purpose and establish independence. This durning eras where opportunities for women were limited and seeking idependence was deemed a character flaw.

  • The Address

  • A Novel
  • By: Fiona Davis
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955

After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility - no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can rise above one's station.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be a movie!

  • By Linda Slater on 10-19-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Loved it! i enjoyed the history mixed with mystery and romance. There were several twists and turns that keep the listener wanting to hear more. Great ending. Well worth a credit. Highly recommend.

  • Where We Belong

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Light
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

In the city of Chicago in 1892, the rules for Victorian women are strict, their roles limited. But sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are not typical Victorian ladies. Their love of adventure and their desire to use their God-given talents has brought them to the Sinai Desert - and into a sandstorm. Accompanied by Soren Petersen, their somber young butler, and Kate Rafferty, a street urchin who is learning to be their ladies' maid, the two women are on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good clean Christian story/mystery, awful narrator

  • By Debbie on 10-06-17

Another great book from Lynn Austin

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors because she can incorporate history and Christian values into a fascinating work of fiction. She keeps your attention with her heart-warming tales of life, love and faith. Thoroughly enjoyed!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mountain Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,687

When their last outgoing flight is cancelled, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single-engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get home just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack, and the plane crashes into one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Sher from Provo on 10-14-16

Exhausting Journey

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Entertaining and heroic tale of survival and sacrifice. Not sure people could actually survive such harsh conditions and dire circumstances, but kept my attention.

  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,236

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not realize this was religious....

  • By Amanda on 05-08-18

Uplifting

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Roman and Grace are both products of dysfunctional families and unfortunate circumstances. With the help of their faith they will each confront their personal demons. Very entertaining and uplifting. Francine Rivers does not disappoint.

  • The Hourglass

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens, Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

It's 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby, a place she's been only once before. Together with a local girl, she rents a beautiful townhouse and slowly begins to settle in to her new life. But Tenby hides a secret, and Nora will soon discover that this little town by the sea has the power to heal even the most painful memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy it!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-12-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I loved the her book Amy Snow but this book was a disappointment. It was very long and I struggled to get through it. Predictable ending.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flowers from the Storm

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316

He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 10-01-13

A glimpse into the world of stroke victims

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

An Interesting novel about one man's struggle to be understood after a stroke leaves him unable to speak or communicate with others. His unfathomable frustration turns to anger and lands him in an asylum. This young and brilliant man is trapped in his own body trying to make himself understood while orchestrating an escape from his living hell.

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,277

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Thought-provoking, gripping and intriguing

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Gripping Novel about three women's sacrifice to their country. This book explored the excitement and terror of working as a female spy. If you liked "The Nightingale," you will probably love this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Brenda and the Loveladies

  • A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption
  • By: Brenda Spahn, Irene Zutell
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward, Bahni Turpin, Johanna Parker, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

For Brenda Spahn, entrepreneur and businesswoman, wealth was a lifestyle - until a brush with the law threatened to send her to prison. In those dark moments, Brenda made a promise to God.

Spared incarceration, a renewed Brenda glimpsed into the lives of women serving time in one of the worst places in America - the JuliaTutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. What she saw prompted a God-inspired vision. With a heart to help and a will that couldn't be crushed, Brenda fought the system and overcame tremendous obstacles to take ex-cons into her home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grace, God . . . and Giving Back

  • By Debbie on 11-10-16

Could have been better.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

The book was more like a documentary than a novel. It is a true story but could have been written with more character development and interest.

  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives - resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite novels, ever

  • By Calliope on 11-24-14

Dark, Tragic Mystery with a Twist

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

I personally did not enjoy this dark and depressing book. It had a very slow start and a disappointing ending. It left so many questions unanswered. At the end of the book, I felt cheated and annoyed.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful