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  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,699

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting, intriguing, mysterious, and beautiful

  • By Joseph on 12-10-08

Another great thrilling story by Kate Morton!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Great narrator, very suitable. She did a great job, just as in The Secret Keeper. Awesome story!

  • Sleep Better

  • By: Aaptiv
  • Narrated by: Jade Alexis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 387

By now you know that getting enough sleep is one of the fundamental keys to overall health and well-being. But, achieving optimal shuteye and truly winding down at night are skills that few seem to have mastered. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it .....but

  • By sweetclynbrite on 11-30-18

Good techniques to relax and fall asleep

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

It really worked for me, it helped me relax and fall asleep right after. The program teaches you something new every day, but you also repeat what you previously learned. So you end up having a nice routine to put in practice when you can't sleep.

The narrator was perfect, she had a calming voice. Apparently they removed the final "This is audible". So you will only hear it at the beginning, which is not so disturbing.

In order to listen to more than one track , I tried to use the function of the player that supposedly allows you to play the various parts of a book without stopping, but it is not working in this case. If you want to do so, you have to manually load the next track.

218 of 222 people found this review helpful

  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

  • By: Matthew Quick
  • Narrated by: Noah Galvin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 940

Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart - obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required reading for humans

  • By L. Gutman on 08-14-13

What a great novel!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Beautifully read. A sincere novel that adresses some hard problems in a very natural way.

  • The Secret Keeper

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,850

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!

  • By Maria on 10-20-12

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

At first it was hard to keep with the story going back and forth between the past and the present, but once I got used to the characters it was easy to follow. The end is so thrilling!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,361

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the Movie!

  • By Heather Feuerhelm on 03-31-12

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

A great story about the life of a time traveler and his wife. The sci-fi element of time traveling is mixed with everyday life problems as we see the characters go through childhood, adolescense, young adulthood, and adulthood. Clare and Henry will stay forever in my heart, as this story is really unforgetable as the summary says. Moreover, the narration is. beautifully performed.

  • Jane's Melody

  • A Novel (Atria)
  • By: Ryan Winfield
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

What boundaries would you cross for true love? That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician to learn about her daughter's death and finds herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will have you equally tantalized and in tears. Jane's Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone. Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, Love Love Jane and Caleb

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-12-13

A good, entretaning listen!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

It is a romantic story of a grieving mother and a 20-something lonely boy who fall in love. Although this might seem unlikely, because of their different age and lifestyle, the story is well written and it is totally believable. It has its corny or film-like sex moments, but apart from that it caught my interest and I loved the characters and how their emotions are described.

There is a second part, a sequel novel, but Jane's Melody is perfectly readable as a standalone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful