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WAVERLY HALL, GA, USA
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  • On This Foundation

  • The Restoration Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 486

When news that the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates have been burned with fire, Nehemiah, Jewish cupbearer to King Artaxerxes in Persia, seeks God's guidance. After fasting and prayer, he's given leave to travel to Jerusalem and rebuild the city wall, not anticipating all the dangers that await him on his arrival. The leaders of the surrounding nations become his fierce enemies, plotting to assassinate him and halt the work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Restoration Chronicles Book 3

  • By Michael on 10-29-15

Dynamic Series

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Lynn Austin has such a gift for biblical historical fiction. It brings Gods word alive. He characters have depth and always surprise you.

  • Silver Wattle

  • By: Belinda Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

In fear for their lives after the sudden death of their mother, Adéla and Klára must flee Prague to find refuge with their uncle in Australia. Later, Adéla becomes a film director at a time when the local industry is starting to feel the competition from Hollywood. But even while success is imminent, the issues of family and an impossible love are never far away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a really terrific read

  • By Paddington on 06-21-11

Another great read from this author.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

I always like her stories because of the time span covered and the depth of each character. I always learn some history of lessor known times periods or people groups. The narrator is wonderful. She really gives definition to each character.

  • Savannah Blues

  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

Eloise Foley, known to her friends as Weezie, has been through the divorce from hell. Her ex-husband Tal (aka Talmadge Evans III) was awarded their house in Savannah's historic district, the house that Weezie had spent years painstakingly restoring to its original splendor. Weezie was awarded the two-bedroom carriage house on the same property. Each was sure the other would sell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great long read to thoroughly enjoy

  • By Jae on 05-20-15

A little southern charm in a easy read.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Mystery meets southern charm with a little romance to sweeten the pot. This was a nice relaxing read. I look forward to every chance I had to listen but I didn’t have to focus intently so I didn’t miss anything. The characters made me laugh and also had enough depth to seem real. I liked learning a little more about antiquing and Savannah.

  • Sapphire Skies

  • By: Belinda Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

2000: The wreckage of a downed WWII fighter plane is discovered in the forests near Russia's Ukrainian border.The aircraft belonged to Natalya Azarova, ace pilot and pin-up girl for Soviet propaganda, but the question of her fate remains unanswered. Was she a German spy who faked her own death, as the Kremlin claims? Her lover, Valentin Orlov, now a highly-decorated general, refuses to believe it. Lily, a young Australian woman, has moved to Moscow to escape from tragedy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Disturbing Disappointment

  • By Sara on 08-07-14

Great historical Novel

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

This book focuses on the soviet side of WWII. I learned so much about the mindset of the people and the evil that so many of them faced from their own leadership. The characters were so real and believable. I highly recommend you dive into this book and learn more about history.

  • Stars over Sunset Boulevard

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Los Angeles, present day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister's vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie.... Los Angeles, 1938. Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and she lands a job on the film set of Gone with the Wind.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pass on this

  • By Lulew on 03-24-17

History meets Hollywood

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

Reviewed: 07-24-16

I recently discovered this author and I have been so pleased with each book I have read. This book takes you to the set of Gone with the Wind. I really enjoy when an author does her research and shares little nuggets of information about a time period you may have not known. I enjoyed the story and how it is original and not the same old formula used by so many writers. The characters were real and handled things in an ordinary way. Grab a cozy blanket curl up on the couch and enjoy this wonderful read.

  • Secrets of a Charmed Life

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,224

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of the year

  • By Joyce BZ on 06-19-15

London's Kids

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

Wow. This book was amazing. I have read a lot of WWII books and this one kept me listening until the last moment. It tells about the kids who were sent to the country. This is rarely focused on in books. It also shined a lot of light on the blitz. Great plot twists and very interesting characters.

  • One Thousand White Women

  • By: Jim Fergus, J. Will Dodd (introduction)
  • Narrated by: Laura Hicks, Erik Steele
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,708

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who travel to the Western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One interesting woman is better than one thousand!

  • By Tracy on 04-29-12

Little known event in history.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-15

This book really captivated me from the first chapter. I was surprised to learn about this event occurring in our history. How brave those ladies were to venture off to marry into a culture they did not understand. It also made me sad to read of the deceit of the Indians. So much was taken from them. It breaks my heart that so much of the culture was uttered by some peoples selfish desires. This book was great and I recommend it to all those who enjoy historical fiction/non fiction.

  • Bittersweet

  • By: Colleen McCullough
  • Narrated by: Cat Gould
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses - a new option for women of their time who have previously been largely limited to the role of wives, and preferably mothers. As the Latimer sisters become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, they meet people and encounter challenges that spark new maturity and independence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 1920s Australia

  • By Jean on 09-04-14

Ho hum

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

Reviewed: 06-30-15

I found it kind of dry. I kept day dreaming and having to rewind. Nothing negative just not exciting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Desperate Fortune

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583

For nearly 300 years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.... Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing - for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime

  • By Nancy Lindquist on 10-11-16

Clean historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

I enjoy a good read that leaves things at the bedroom door or has a sweet love story like this book.
It had a very slow start but about half way through I was curious to unravel the tale. Good summer read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • SEAL Team Six

  • Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
  • By: Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes listeners deep inside the world of Navy SEALs and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL - the toughest and longest military training in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unique among these books

  • By Allan on 06-13-11

Great behind the scenes look at the life of a seal

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

Reviewed: 04-25-15

I enjoyed getting to know this deal as not only a hero but a real person. The story pulled me in and kept me curious to know more.