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  • A Good Dog

  • The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life
  • By: Jon Katz
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

From the very beginning, Orson was a misfit. Like all border collies, he needed to work. But since there weren't any sheep available for herding in the New Jersey suburbs, Orson instead tried to corral school buses, garbages trucks, and skateboarding kids. So Katz pulled up stakes and moved to a farm in upstate New York. There, Orson improved dramatically - until the day he started nipping people. The nips soon turned to bites, forcing Katz to face an incredibly painful decision.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • too sad

  • By Gayle on 03-09-11

life with dogs & how they impact our lives

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Not every dog is perfect, but they all effect our lives in sometimes unexpected ways. Orson was a once in a lifetime dog that touched the lives a everyone he met, not always in the way you'd expect!

  • One Good Dog

  • By: Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Rick Adamson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe.” He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cynic and a cynical dog - PERFECT!!

  • By Shelby on 12-30-10

If you're a dog lover like me

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

You will love this story! Transformation, altered attitudes, suspense and hope. A surprise I didn't see coming.

  • The Call of the Wild

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254

A bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Klondike. There he is made a sled dog and battles to become his team's leader and the devoted servant of John Thornton, a man who shows him kindness amid the savage lawlessness of man and beast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay! London As Read By Lee!

  • By Gillian on 10-22-15

Gruesome & Savage

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

i love animals & kept rooting for Buck, but what a hard, brutal life he had. If you'd rather not listen to torture, don't get into this one.

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  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,425
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,970

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

Always pursue your Personal Legend!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

and all that means to you...
My first time with Jeremy Irons as a narrator - won't be the last! Fun inspirational story of adventure.

  • Down River

  • A Novel
  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 664

Adam Chase has spent the last five years in New York City trying to erase his worst memories and the scorn and abandonment of his family. Then a phone call from his best friend awakens in him a torrent of emotion and pain. Having left North Carolina and its red soil for good, he never thought returning would be easy - and being remembered as a murderer doesn't help much.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • "We have to talk" - - - -

  • By Jacqueline on 01-23-13

Love John Hart!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

So many twists & turns & unexpected details & surprises. Deep characters with complicated pasts. Can't wait to start the next one!

  • Redemption Road

  • A Novel
  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201

Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After 13 years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen.... This is a town on the brink. This is Redemption Road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unable to let go.

  • By Liz on 06-02-17

my First John Hart

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

but absolutely not my last! interestng well developed characters, edge of my seat squirming, unanticipated twists! loved it!

  • Burying Water

  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Josh Goodman, Elizabeth Louise
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,478

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives - but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to "Jane Doe" for another day, the woman renames herself "Water" for the tiny, hidden marking on her body - the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding! Perfect love / mystery book!

  • By Rebecca on 11-07-14

Not the thought provoking writing I prefer

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

If it weren't for the rather explicit sex scenes and the profanity, I would have imagined this book to be for teenagers. The male writer was not as annoying as the female. Anyway, the price was right!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,990

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling thriller

  • By Phoebe on 05-15-16

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

edge of your seat suspence - couldn't wait to get back to it! lots of unanticipated twists!

  • Travels with Charley in Search of America

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Gary Sinise
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,862

In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America, from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Travels with Charley is animated by Steinbeck’s attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature—to weather, geography, the cycles of the seasons. His keen ear for the transactions among people is evident, too, as he records the interests and obsessions that preoccupy the Americans he encounters along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the Journey

  • By Rebb on 12-15-11

Unexpected Marvelous Tale!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

A dog as a traveling companion with as much personality as the traveler himself. I feel as if I've toured the US & gotten to know it, & some of its inhabinates like never before. Fun & enlightening trip?

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52,613
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47,700
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,611

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Not what i would usually read

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

but I can see why it was among Book of the Year. Glad i went for it! Set in war torn France, a story of two sisters, rebellion, heart break, triumph, but mostly survival through a extremely difficult time in history. Excellent narration, engaging story.