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  • Ties That Bind

  • A Novel
  • By: Cindy Woodsmall
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 141

Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family's ever-expanding brood and keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach. Five years ago Quill and her dear friend, Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent! I can't wait for the next installment

  • By Sweetmia on 01-05-16

Wonderful

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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: 09-09-15

This was the best Amish fiction book that I've listened to in a long time. I can not wait for the sequel

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Huckleberry Hill

  • Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Narrated by: C. S. E Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 81

Lia Shetler is resigned to being a spinster. She's too tall and sturdy to ever be marriageable - so says her overbearing dad. Instead, she's helping her pretty, spoiled sister, Rachel, secure the perfect husband - the Helmuths' grandson, Moses Zimmerman. But the more Lia sees of his gently teasing ways and quiet understanding, the more she wishes that Moses could be hers alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!!!

  • By Shirl on 10-28-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I loved this audio book. I've never read or listened to anything by this author before and am looking forward to more books by her.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Circle of Three

  • By: Patricia Gaffney
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

"Can grief last for a person's whole life?" That is the question Carrie struggles to answer after the sudden death of her husband. She also mourns the death of their love - an emotional erosion that began long before her husband's heart gave out. Complicating matters is Carrie's mother, Dana, a snobbish yet sympathetic woman who tries to do what she thinks best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Patricia on 02-08-15

Good book

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Liked the book. Liked it he story as well. But the girl's voice was more than off putting. It was distracting to the story

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Meek and Mild

  • By: Olivia Newport
  • Narrated by: Jamiee Draper
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Clara and Andrew belong to a strict Old Order Amish community, but their consciences are leading them to make progressive choices - Clara by teaching Bible stories to children and Andrew by owning a car. What choice will their friends and family have but to shun them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Patricia on 02-04-15

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

I really liked this book. My only complaint is the music that was played between chapters. I felt it was distracting to the storyline

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,711

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Good thriller

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

Reviewed: 01-14-15

A little difficult to get into but once you make your way through the first few chapters you want to finish it. The narrator's voice was a little too monotone for my liking

18 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Winter of Wishes

  • Seasons of the Heart, Book 3
  • By: Charlotte Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

Snow is falling, cookies are baking, and Christmas is just around the corner in Willow Ridge, Missouri, where a new season marks fresh beginnings for the residents of the tranquil Amish town. As another year draws to a close in Willow Ridge, life seems to be changing for everyone but Rhoda Lantz. Her widowed mother is about to remarry, her sister is a busy newlywed, and soon Rhoda will be alone in her cozy apartment above the blacksmith's shop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Patricia on 01-08-15

Loved it

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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: 01-08-15

I loved this book. And this series. Looking forward to the next book by Charlotte Hubbard. Wish audible carried more Amish fiction

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Woodland Miracle

  • An Amish Wonders Novel, Book 2
  • By: Ruth Reid
  • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Muscle weakness has left Grace Wagler with a broken body - and her childhood best friend has left her with a broken heart. She can hold her own in the timber camp (and do everything else the other women in Badger Creek can do), but in an Amish district where women outnumber men three to one, marriage is an unlikely prospect for a girl with bad legs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • narrator did a wonderful job!!!

  • By ClockworkKraken on 11-16-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

I am a huge fan of Anish fiction and this one did not disappoint. I couldn't put my iPhone down all day.

  • Die Again

  • Rizzoli & Isles
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,785

Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard's kill.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK story, but narration is not good.

  • By Susan S. on 01-07-15

Not worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

This is the first book by Tess Gerritsen that I didn't love or even like. I was disappointed in this effort.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Saving Grace

  • By: Jane Green
  • Narrated by: Jane Green
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

Grace and Ted Chapman. Literary power couple. On the surface, they seem to have it all. Beneath, what no one sees, is Ted's rages. His mood swings. And the precarious house of cards that their lifestyle is built upon. When Ted's longtime assistant and mainstay leaves, the house of cards begins to crumble and Grace, with dark secrets in her past, is most vulnerable. To the rescue comes Beth, a new assistant. Someone who will help handle Ted. Soon, though, it's clear to Grace that Beth might be too good to be true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By betsy on 01-13-15

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

Took a bit of time to get into it but I am glad I did. This book was captivating. Highly recommend

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Bishop's Wife

  • By: Mette Ivie Harrison
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129

Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother whose days are filled with comfort visits, community service, and informal counseling. But Linda is increasingly troubled by the church's patriarchal structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in the ward.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One Non-Misogynist Man's Opinion - Worth Reading

  • By jonmontanavega on 01-13-15

Pretty good

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-15

Good book. A little hard to get into. But once you get into the book it hooks you and you want to finish

2 of 2 people found this review helpful