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  • Heidi

  • By: Johanna Spyri
  • Narrated by: Marnie MacAdam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Heidi is sent to live with her embittered grandfather high in the Swiss Alps. Heidi's innocent joy of life and genuine concern and love for all living things become the old man's salvation. From the goat - herder Peter and his family to the sickly girl Clara and her desperate father, Heidi's special charm enriches everyone she meets. Unselfish to the core, Heidi's goodness overcomes all obstacles - even those seemingly insurmountable.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Auditory quality not acceptable

  • By D. A. Smith on 07-28-13

Excellent Story, Excellent Narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

A very good book for children & adults. Wonderful morals & values. Narration is amazing..I love the true accent!

  • Mother Carey's Chickens

  • By: Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The sudden death of the father of the family results in the drastic reduction of the Careys' income and they must leave their comfortable home in Boston. Nancy Carey, the eldest, recalls a vacation in Maine when they all picnicked in the garden of a big, vacant house that her father loved. She discovers that the house is available, the rent is cheap, and persuades her mother that life in The Yellow House in Beulah, Maine is the perfect place to begin their new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very cozy book =)

  • By Camilla on 03-01-17

Masterfully Written, Masterfully Read!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

4th time through listening to this incredible story. I've tried in vain not to bust out laughing in the night & wake the household. I've been amused, amazed, encouraged. I've also come out a better person at the end of this book. Narrator captures ea personality perfectly, w separate & distinctly different voices 4 ea character in this story. Children will love this clean & enthralling story as will adults catch on to all the clever banter going back & forth..its a wonderful book & hilarious all the same!

  • Turtle in Paradise

  • By: Jennifer L. Holm
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Life isn't like the movies, and 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple. She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935, and jobs and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida, to stay with relatives she's never met.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Older story

  • By Donna Thomas-McNeely on 03-21-13

Turtle Indeed

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

I'm 36yo & this story with the narrative cracked me up..its for younger kids but adults will appreciate the dry witty sense of humor..this audio may also cause you some lack of sleep..for its too good not to hear all of it. Many times during the night I had to be careful my laughter didn't wake my husband. Great story. No bad language or content in this story that my own child couldn't hear. I appreciate that very much. Turtle has climbed to the top of my "listen to very often" stack of audios. I'll let you decide where it climbs in your pile ;)

  • A Name Unknown

  • Shadows Over England, Book 1
  • By: Roseanna M. White
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 168

Peter Holstein writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered. But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors' scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Spy Mystery 🌼

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-23-17

White Wins in my Audio World

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

This story is a story within a story! It's "positively delightful" how White wraps up a London Librarian in disguise to spy on a man who, presents as a German loyalist, actually is a true live it Christian. Intrigue, hilarious scene after hilarious scene..kept me up all night, fighting to keep from "snorting in laughter as no lady would do"..This Book is honestly worth 3 credits- 1 for ea story in it, 1 for ea hilarious scene where ms. librarian boxes the ears of men in scenes who def deserve it, 1 for the "Said Dangerous, Bad Guy Bloke" who actually admires said librarian whose working for him..or so he thinks. A bonus credit for all the hilarious scenes..Bravo! Excellently written, Excellently narrated! My #2 favorite of 5yrs of Audible.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Saving Amelie

  • By: Cathy Gohlke
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Increasingly wary of her father's genetic research, Rachel Kramer has determined that this trip with him to Germany - in the summer of 1939 - will be her last. But a cryptic letter from her estranged friend, begging Rachel for help, changes everything. Married to SS officer Gerhardt Schlick, Kristine sees the dark tides turning and fears her husband views their daughter, Amelie, deaf since birth, as a blight on his Aryan bloodline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Stephanie on 09-26-16

Well Worth the Wait!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

In the beginning I found myself growing impatient with this story. That was only in Part 1. During Parts 2 & 3, I was shocked, intrigued & completely focused on this audio. Definitely opened eyes to different aspects of WWII, until then, Id not realized or even thought of! Kept me awake through the night! I learned more about the resistance movements, connections that were very likely. A book with real issues from that era, yet with a different spin than Ive ever heard! I appreciate the honest truth of the likely events, yet not filled w cussing & all the gritty details most feed upon in this day. Amazed also at Bonhoffer's showing up ;) Plenty ppl tell U the story outline. So I'll just tell U Parts 2 & 3 have enough action to grasp the focus of Part 1..also, I'll tell you it's now in my top 5 of favorite audios! Narrator gets better & better as the focus shifts from America to Germany. Excellent Audio performance of an Excellent Book witten!

  • Crisis Shot

  • The Line of Duty, Book 1
  • By: Janice Cantore
  • Narrated by: Alice Anne English
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Tess O'Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, she is well on her way...until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots an unarmed teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • terrific Christian book!

  • By Martha on 09-12-17

About Ppl in Blue by 1 of Their Own in Blue

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

Excellent book & excellent narration! While not "preachy" this is still a Christian Fic Mystery. Clean story that kept my interest from beginning to end. Out of audios of late, I rate this as a 10 out of 5 stars. A story I will enjoy listening to again. If you like Dee Henderson's older Honor series, I believe you'll also enjoy this. But I'll let you have the pleasure of deciding. Well worth my credit!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Silent Terror

  • High Stakes, Book 1
  • By: Lynette Eason
  • Narrated by: Amy Melissa Bentley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

When Marianna Santino's roommate is killed, Detective Ethan O'Hara can't fathom the motive. Then he realizes the deaf teacher was the intended target. Marianna must have something the murderer desperately wants. But what? Digging for the truth, the guarded cop tries to learn everything he can about Marianna. Her world. Her family. Her beauty, faith, and fierce independence. In spite of himself, Ethan finds that he can't keep his feelings at bay. Soon, he's willing to risk everything to lay the silent terror stalking Marianna to rest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful & satisfying. Will definitely re-read.

  • By Marlene Mesot on 10-02-17

Eason Excels as Usual

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

Lynette Eason's a wonderful author..always 5stars all the way! She remains consistent once again while many Christian Fic. authors have begun to compromise. Eason is 1 author I've never hesitated to buy her work. Many times I was asking myself "Now why didn't he.." But Eason once again produces a great story while tying up all & any loose strings.
The narrator wasn't the worst I've heard. But she lacks that punch listeners know they can count on in Eason's writing. With another narrator this book may remain in my collection of "Eason audios"..every audio to date. As is..well, I'll let you decide.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Amos Fortune, Free Man

  • By: Elizabeth Yates
  • Narrated by: Roslyn Ruff
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Amos Fortune was born the son of an African king. In 1725, when he was 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders, brought to America and sold at auction. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. At 60, he began to see those dreams come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-19-17

Short..yet Longer Lasting Truths than Most

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Amazing, powerful story of injustices inflicted, yet mercies extended to 1 man. Tastefully written: tender hearts of youth aren't affected by trauma. True story written so well it satisfed my taste a work interesting enough to sound fictional. Doesn't gloss over pain while acknowledging many injustices I'd not considered..until this moving story. I'm aware of horrible treatment to slaves. Yet, not this audio isn't normal "slavery account". Hate burns white hot in "Amos" as he's later named..until he's bought by a Quaker, lovongly treated as part of the family. Sadly, his already written, pre-arranged pardon falls through. Amos, who learned mercy from this family, now extends mercy to them. His heart so full of hate, has been changed & continues changing. This influence countless lives. Well worth the time listening! The money, or credit, is worth double for this audio. I feel I, perhaps you as well, will find ourselves listening to this treasure many times! Rating this audio can't be rated high enough! Enjoy, be inspired, touched deeply & affected..until you long to have a spirit & heart of mercy as Amos Fortune.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Butterfly and the Violin

  • A Hidden Masterpiece Series, Book 1
  • By: Kristy Cambron
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl-a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes. In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover - the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul - who may be the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Outstanding!

  • By Compute on 06-03-16

A Powerful Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I'm not a fan of non-fiction. But this book reads like fiction. 2 lives are changed by the horror of WWII & do what they can to help others. This book has a present & past tense to it. 2 present day ppl are searching for 2 lives in the past. Through the horrors of Auschwitz, all characters' lives have changed. The author doesn't go into excruciating details..but enough to show the suffering & horror of prison camps. Narration couldn't be better! Different tones & accents for ea. character. I don't take time to leave reviews unless a book touches me. This's an audio I'll listen to again & again. Reminds me of 'Auschwitz' by Joel Rosenburgh.. but not as detailed that you get bogged down. An excellent, inspiring audio worth every penny. 10 out of 5 stars in every catagory!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lay Down Your Heart

  • Sonnets of the Spice Isle, Book 2
  • By: Lynnette Bonner
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

RyAnne Hunter is shocked, and rather put out, that Papa refuses to turn back to Zanzibar. All her carefully wrought plans have come to nothing! Now, with Papa's health much worse than she first feared, her only option is to accompany him into the heart of the Continent so he won't die alone. But Papa insists she abandon her skirts, and don men's trousers and boots! And to make matters worse, the irritating captain has decided she must learn to shoot a gun! In the face of all that, she's not giving up on her attempts to convince Papa to return to Zanzibar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Buying All Six of the Spice Isles

  • By :) on 07-27-17

Worth Buying All Six of the Spice Isles

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

I simply bought all 6 from the beginning. I have learned new lessons, saw different types of pain, rejoiced over many amazing ways God helped people act in the places God wanted them to be..trials come with joy..as weeping nights come w joyous mornings. A Clean Historical Christian Fiction. Ea section leaves enormous cliffhangers. While we allow for this in other books, here all 6 can be bought & You Can know the ending just as I am. Excellent Narration!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful