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Connie Werner

Boise, Idaho USA
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  • It Is Well

  • A Novel
  • By: James D. Shipman
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 351

Jonathan Beecher, a middle-aged widower and small-town store owner, has never asked for much. But lately, all too much is being asked of him. The bombing of Pearl Harbor plunges America into World War II and deeply fractures Jonathan's own family. His eldest son, a civilian contractor, is trapped on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific. Jonathan's feckless younger son ignores his father's pleas to stay home and joins the army.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • WWII Homefront Struggles

  • By Sara on 01-03-18

Mediocre writing, reader did his best

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

This is a simplistic story. The faith part of it is misleading as to true Christianity. Unblie

  • The Hollow Hills

  • The Arthurian Saga, Book 2
  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Nicol Williamson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Merlin the Enchanter, prophet and visionary, adviser to kings: Here is the story of how he rears Arthur, the future Christmas King, in remote secrecy, safe from the warring kings and Saxons who plot against his father, King Uther. Told in the voice of Merlin himself, this tale bristles with all the suspense and intrigue of fifth-century Britain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Who Abridges and Epic Trilogy?

  • By chaoticmuse on 12-28-12

Wonderful! Where are parts 1 and 3?!?!?!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-11

This is part of four books that Mary Stewart wrote about the Arthur ledgend. They are the best I have ever read and I am really disappointed that Audible only offers the second and fourth books. The Crystal Cave and The Last Enchantment would be well worth offering! Please complete the set, Audible!

  • The Wicked Day

  • The Arthurian Saga, Book 4
  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

King Arthur's reign will finally come to a spellbinding end. This final chapter of the Camelot saga traces Mordred's birth, childhood, and recounts how he came to set in motion the fates and call forth the "wicked day of destiny."

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is abridged

  • By QCLady on 01-12-17

Wonderful! ...where are parts 1 and 3?

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

Reviewed: 10-24-11

This is the last book in a group of four: The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Last Enchantment, and The Wicked Day. Mary Stewart crafted a novel and believable version of the Arthur ledgend. It is really too bad that Audible only offers books 2 and 4!!

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  • Lord John and the Private Matter

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,235

With more than 10 million copies in print worldwide, New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is a global phenomenon. Lord John and the Private Matter, starring one of the most popular Outlander characters, captures all the adventure and magic of the series while delivering a fresh tale that is utterly captivating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lively tale, well told

  • By GoryDetails on 12-06-04

Disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-11

I have really enjoyed The Outlander series, though even in those excellent books the frequency and location of some sex scenes was a bit much. (On a rock in the middle of a river? Really?) However, this book is over the top with graphic descriptions of sex. I did not finish listening and will not buy any more of her books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful