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  • Half Broke Horses

  • A True-Life Novel
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622

Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" ( Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A BETTER BOOK THAN "THE GLASS CASTLE"

  • By Kathryn on 01-10-10

loved the story, author and family

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

My mother shared this book with a friend, who shared it with me. I was interested because of the rich history and location.
I could not stop listening. Lilly was a woman that I would have been friends with, had I lived in that time.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,443

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Extremely captivating

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I often select a book, listen to a portion and then move on. Not this one! I found it difficult to pause or stop for the day. My heart was captivated

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  • The Christmas Angel Project

  • By: Melody Carlson
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Five women from different walks of life have become close friends through their book club - enjoying one another's company even more than they enjoy the books. So when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. They relied on Abby for inspiration and motivation. She was the glue that held them together, and they're sure that without her the group can't continue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lso

  • By lso on 04-14-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

What a warm, fun and thought provoking book! It was difficult to stop listening. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

  • Angela's Ashes

  • By: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,428

Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic book *and* a classic audiobook

  • By Karen on 01-30-03

Loved this story

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

What did you love best about Angela's Ashes?

I felt I was there every time I listened.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Angela's Ashes?

From beginning to end.

What does Frank McCourt and Jeannette Walls - introduction bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The dialect

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Losing the babies