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  • These Is My Words

  • The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
  • By: Nancy E. Turner
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon - from child to determined young adult to loving mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Epic Pioneering Woman Story

  • By Andrea on 01-03-15

My favorite book ever

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

There are three books I read every year, and These Is My Words is one of them. My hard copy is dog eared and filled with notes and underlining. I'm thrilled to have Sarah's story now available on audiobook! The reader was easy to listen to, but made no attempt at a southwestern or southern accent for Sarah and Jack. Disappointing, but it couldn't detract from this moving story about the love and blood that settled the American West.

  • Tilt-a-Whirl

  • John Ceepak, Book 1
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,877

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the reader makes this book

  • By L. Haight on 08-30-07

Foul play

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

This is not great literature. That said, it could have been entertaining but for the aggressively foul language. The hero of this book would not have sat through the reading of it. His "code" would not have allowed it.

On the brighter side, the reader does a fabulous job with his voices.

  • An Arrangement of Sorts

  • Arrangements, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jessica Elisa Boyd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

He was intrigued...Nathaniel Hammond, Earl of Beverton, is working to restore his new estate and aid his tenants. But everything changes when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Moira Dennison, a bold young woman who offers to hire him, unaware of his title, to help her find her fiancé. Curious and unable to resist, Nathan accepts her offer, keeping his true identity a secret, never dreaming of what the future held for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Intriguing and Hilarious Romantic Adventure

  • By Patiotoole on 07-03-17

Clean romance; dull story

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

Hooray for a clean romance! Unfortunately this was rather a dull story. Think "Leap Year" but 150 years earlier and in England instead of Ireland. The smart banter between the leads just wasn't quite enough to carry the book. The possibility of adventure and complication was tantalizing close, but alas, the author didn't go there.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Threads of Suspicion

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

With the public eye fixed on the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force, Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, are under pressure to produce results. While they investigate two missing persons cases in Chicago, Evie and David's conviction that justice is truly possible for all will be tested to the limit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great book christian book

  • By Martha on 05-08-17

Procedural

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

I'm a Dee Henderson fan, but was disappointed in this prodding procedural. Not much happens, either with the case or with the characters and their relationships. I would have enjoyed re-listening to any one of the O'Malley series more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sawbones

  • By: Melissa Lenhardt
  • Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Wrongfully accused of murder, Dr. Catherine Bennett is destined to hang...unless she can disappear. With the untamed territory of Colorado as her most likely refuge, she packs her physician's kit and heads west. But even with a new life and name, a female doctor with a bounty on her head can hide for only so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Yeah!

  • By SydSavvy on 05-04-17

Compelling narration

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

The strength of this story is in the dialogue between the two main characters. The reading of that dialogue was compelling. This is a rougher story than I would recommend to my daughter or even my mother, but I enjoyed it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Holding Up the Universe

  • By: Jennifer Niven
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed "America's Fattest Teen". But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Story

  • By Sophie Beever on 04-01-17

Beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

A beautiful story with a cast full of amazing characters. Even the supporting roles are three dimensional. I wish I could recommend this book to my school-aged kids because it has so much to teach them and is such a good good story, but unfortunately the language is pervasively R-rated.

  • A Perilous Undertaking

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892

Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task - saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman's noose in a week's time if Veronica cannot find the real killer. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get enough!!

  • By Denise on 01-18-17

Such a disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

I love these characters, and loved the first book of the series. I even went so far as to preorder this sequel, something I have never done before. But I was sorely disappointed. The author, it seems, was absolutely consumed with a single topic while writing this episode: sex. The plot and subplots are about sex, in every imaginable form and several, quite frankly, better unimagined. This is not just the jealous-lover-turned murderer kind of sex. This book is obsessed with intercourse. While we hear about all these goings-on from our heroine in her adorably stilted and downright clinical perspective, still it all boils down to: sex. Lame.

28 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,024

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

Characters carry the story

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

I really enjoyed Moyes writing, and this was a refreshingly different novel with a number of interesting characters. I laughed, I cried, etc. The occasional change in point of view was a bit jarring, and I didn't love the ending. There were a few more F words than I like, but all in all a good listen.

  • Trapped

  • Private Justice, Book 2
  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

When librarian Laura Griffith's 16-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned PI James "Dev" Devlin to help. But the deeper he digs, the more he begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance. And the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the clearer it becomes that the situation isn't just dangerous - it's deadly. Chilling and at times terrifying, Trapped is the latest thrilling listen from Irene Hannon, the queen of romantic suspense.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Contrived narration made this one difficult ...

  • By Maxine Blackwell on 12-23-14

Cardboard

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

Reviewed: 04-17-15

I wanted to like this book, but it was heavy handed and predictable, even for Christian romance. There is nothing literary here, and the characters, which usually carry this genre, were cardboard. The listen was not helped by the narration, which was full of weird emphases and odd pauses in awkward places. Forgettable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All Fall Down

  • Embassy Row, Book 1
  • By: Ally Carter
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

This exciting new series from New York Times best-selling author Ally Carter focuses on Grace, who can best be described as a daredevil, an Army brat, and a rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world, and Grace has spent every summer of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row. Now, at age 16, she's come back to stay in order to solve the mystery of her mother's death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Ally Carter!

  • By Lindsey on 01-22-15

Skipping the rest

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

Reviewed: 01-29-15

Whiny girl. Predictable plot (at least I predicted it, and I'm not generally great at that). Characters I really didn't care about. I almost didn't get through it. I don't expect YA fiction to be brilliant, although it occasionally is. But it should at least be entertaining. Think Shannon Hale. Or Gary D. Schmidt.

Remember that low point of the Hunger Games trilogy when you got so tired of Katniss being a mess that you wanted to bang your head against the wall? That's this book. From start to finish. Won't be catching the rest of the series.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful