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Crestview, FL, United States
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  • Fame

  • Firstborn Series #1
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

As Dayne Matthews returns to Hollywood after his shocking discovery in Karen Kingsbury's best-selling novel Reunion, he faces the dangerous world of fame and paparazzi. Meanwhile, Katy Hart receives the offer of a lifetime - starring opposite Dayne in a Hollywood film. Dayne and Katy's choices will change their hearts and lives forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Tracey Caudle on 05-24-17

I am becoming a better person

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

...... by the stories I hear in this series. Choices are made every day, but how often do we really listen and wait for God to help us with the right answer. Good, good book.

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  • Reunion

  • By: Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

A Deadly Diagnosis. . . In the fifth and final book in the Redemption series, plans are being made for a family reunion. Nearly all the adult Baxter children have a reason to celebrate - except one. As the preparations get under way, a deadly diagnosis sends shock waves through the Baxter family and threatens to tear them apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tough read for me, but great book

  • By Angela on 08-28-10

Tough read for me, but great book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

I was emotionally invested in this book and I am so glad I listed to it. I see no end to wanting to hear stories about this great family and how just like us all have our share of secrets and struggles.

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  • Forgiven

  • Firstborn Series #2
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 167

A-list Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews wrestles with the shocking information he learned about his past in Karen Kingsbury's best-selling novel Reunion. Now Dayne must come to terms with the reality of his situation and find both forgiveness and family along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical

  • By Robert Finkbohner on 11-07-18

Stuggles we can relate to

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

This book was very straight forward and reminded me that we all struggle and have choices that can lead us astray.... God is always there.... we are then ones who don't always see him, not the other way around. Good book!

  • Found

  • Firstborn Series #3
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 161

Driven by his wife's dying wish - to find their firstborn son - John Baxter sets about the search. His prayer? That Elizabeth's wish would be fulfilled before the upcoming Baxter family reunion. One strange turn follows another, but John confides in a new friend and continues to look for his son. When the answers finally come, they shake John to his core. Will he agree to walk away and keep the secret of a lifetime, or will he decide it's time to let the truth come to light - no matter the cost?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but. . . .

  • By perhapstoday on 03-17-16

Consistently good series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

Just continue with Karen Kingsbury and you will not be disappointed. I am already worried about what I will do when I finish all 3 series on the Baxter family. You get to know these characters and want to stay in the know about their lives and where they will be later on.

  • Rejoice

  • By: Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

A Terrible Tragedy. . . Brooke and Peter are struggling in their marriage when they are faced with the single worst moment ever. What was supposed to be a pool party for their two daughters and a handful of children ends in disaster. As three-year-old Hayley fights for her life, the Baxter family draws together, not even sure how to pray.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drama at its best

  • By Michael on 01-09-12

I am officially hooked

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

These book are great. I wish they were longer but desipite that I am always intrigued and excited to see where the stories take me.

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  • Family

  • Firstborn Series #4
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150

Katy Hart travels to Los Angeles to testify against the knife-wielding fan who tried to kill her. She is hunted by paparazzi who figure out that she is the mystery woman photographed with Hollywood movie star Dayne Matthews. Tension and pressure build to a dangerous level as Katy and Dayne seek private moments amidst the frenzy. In the end, Dayne's celebrity life makes Katy certain that a future with him is all but impossible.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Review of Family

  • By Rita Walden on 09-01-17

Another good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

Karen Kingsbury does a really good job with this series. Story lines are realisitc and compelling. I look forward to my 'book time' each day.

  • Return

  • Redemption Series #3
  • By: Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Luke, golden boy and the Baxter family's only son, has walked away from everything that mattered most to him: his faith, his family, and Reagan, his only love. Devastated by the events of September 11, 2001, Luke decides that life is random, faith a fraud, and God a fantasy. A baby is about to be born, but with Reagan a thousand miles away in New York City, Luke has no idea he's the father. Now, though, someone in his family learns the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We like lost sheep have all gone astray . . .

  • By Debbie on 08-23-14

Yet another good one

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-10

This is the 3rd one in the series and it was just as good as the others. You get to know these family members so well and can't wait to see what twists and turns their lives take, all the while seeing them draw closer to God.

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  • Remember

  • Redemption Series #2
  • By: Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 73

She has locked up her heart, convinced that no one - including God - could love her. Four unlikely people - Alzheimer's patients - find the cracks in Ashley's heart and slowly help her remember. Then comes the nightmare of September 11, which forever changes the lives of the Baxter family, causing them to remember what is important and leading them to make decisions that are both heartbreaking and hope-filled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Christianity Lived Out Day by Day

  • By Debbie on 08-23-14

Really good booked - moving on to the next one

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-10

If 4.5 was possible that would be my score. It is so nice to listen to stories about Christians who struggle the same way we all do. This book didnt concentrate on one sibling, but the whole family. I am moving on to the next one. I AM HOOKED!

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  • Redemption

  • Redemption Series, Book 1
  • By: Karen Kingsbury, Gary Smalley
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

A Betrayal . . . Kari Baxter Jacobs is furious, hurt, and confused. Her husband, Tim, a respected professor of journalism, is having an affair with a student. Stunned, Kari returns home to the Baxter family to sort things out. But when an old flame shows up, she is more confused than ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story Based on Christian Principles

  • By Debbie on 02-02-14

Big fan already!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-10

Loved this book and can't wait to hear the stories of all the other siblings in the other 'R" series by Karen Kingsbury. There are great Christian traits seen in characters, but it isn't preachy. It's enough to make you look at yourself and think of how you could improve. I am downloading the next one today. One complaint would be that the story seemed to wrap up a bit quickly, whereas the rest of the book was more detailed, but still loved it.

  • Storm Prey

  • A Lucas Davenport Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380

Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck-and find themselves for just one second face-to-face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining & Edgy

  • By book me! on 05-20-10

Great for my first audio book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-10

Could be a 5 but I have nothing to compare it to. Some foul language so that could be an issue, but not alot and it was a great story. I was eager to for the next day so I could listen again. I will definitely get the next Lucas Davenport book when it comes out.

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