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  • What Happened at Midnight

  • The Hardy Boys, Book 10
  • By: Franklin W. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Chris Mannal
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Frank and Joe Hardy receive an unusual assignment from their detective father. They are to "break into" the house of a Bayport neighbor, Malcolm Wright and retrieve a top-secret invention that the scientist had hidden in his study before leaving for California. The invention is in danger of being stolen and the boys race against time to beat the thieves at their own game. The young detectives soon discover that they are involved in a mystery far greater in scope than just retrieving the invention.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could be better

  • By HardiLee on 12-19-15

We did not like the narrator's voice

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

We found the narrator's voice very annoying and distracting. We usually like the Hardy's Boys, but this was a disappointment.

  • A Heart for Home

  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

In this series finale by Lauraine Snelling, Astrid Bjorklund is trying to stop the epidemic ravaging South Dakota’s Red Bud Indian Reservation. Tribal elders remain suspicious of her until some begin to recover. Although Joshua Landsverk longs to fix his broken relationship with Astrid, he opposes her present work but won’t tell her why. Yet when a surprising act of kindness brings healing to the painful wrong inflicted years ago, will it be enough to rekindle their love?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, just like all the others.

  • By Your Catholic Friend on 04-06-18

Wonderful, just like all the others.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I have been listening to this whole series are a few years now. It has helped me to pray and rely on God at all times. This book did not disappoint. It was a wonderful read just like all the others!!!

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  • The Hiding Place

  • By: Corrie ten Boom
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 990

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the 20h century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazi's, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her whole family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Courage

  • By AAW on 08-05-10

Best book I've ever heard/read

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

I love this book!
I heard it over six times, it is so moving and never gets old!

  • The Reaper’s Song

  • Red River of the North, Book 4
  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 122

Ever so slowly, Dakota Territory is being transformed from a vast prairie into rich farmland. With the coming of the railroad, the small town of Blessing begins to prosper, and the Bjorklund family is reaping the promised harvest that had lured them from their beloved home in Norway. But for Ingeborg and Haakan, realizing their dreams will not come without a struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome series!!!

  • By Your Catholic Friend on 04-02-16

Awesome series!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

I love getting to know all the characters and getting to continue with them throughout the series.

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  • In the Field of Grace

  • By: Tessa Afshar
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 361

Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi’s home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left - a strong back and a willing heart - to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest. Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New insights about Old Testament Ruth

  • By Laurette on 07-03-15

A wonderful book!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

It was a great interpretation of the boom of Ruth to listen too. Is is like doing Lecto Divina in out Catholic faith tradition where you can meditate on the scriptures by putting yourself in the story.
The narrator does a wonderful job with the voices.
Can't wait for the next one to come out!!

  • A Proper Pursuit

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Fresh from finishing school, Violet receives a double shock. Her dad announces his upcoming wedding and then confesses an old lie - her mom didn't really leave for a sanitarium 11 years ago. But why then did she leave? Under cover of visiting the World's Fair, Violet travels to the stately Chicago home of her saintly grandmother and three eccentric great aunts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just simply entertaining and FUNNY!

  • By Christine on 12-25-10

I love all of her books!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-14

Where does A Proper Pursuit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is my first Audio book from amazon. It was fantastic. I am a big fan of Lynn Austin's books and have read a lot of her books. The narrator did a great job portraying all the voices. It was a lot of fun to listen too.

What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

Yes!!

If you could take any character from A Proper Pursuit out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Silas - he sounded like a lot of fun and full of adventure!

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