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  • The Other Boleyn Girl

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,215

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phillipa Gregory Takes You There

  • By Theodore on 11-20-11

Phillipa Gregory never disappoints!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I have listened to numerous books by the team of Gregory & Lyons. Entertaining, Historically Educational and Authentically Narrated! I’m a fan for life. I’d rate all the books I’ve heard with a 10 if I could!

  • Blind Your Ponies

  • By: Stanley Gordon West
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Sam Pickett never expected to settle in this dried-up shell of a town on the western edge of the world. He’s come here to hide from the violence and madness that have shattered his life, but what he finds is what he least expects. It seems that every inhabitant of this forgotten outpost has a story, a reason for taking a detour to this place—or a reason for staying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen

  • By Tracy on 03-03-12

A Feel Good Story

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

A simple story of courage, grit, long odds, humor and magic. So refreshing! I loved it!

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,060

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

A gripping story well told & narrated! I didn’t want it to end! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in historical fiction set during WW 1.

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,306

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By j phillips on 05-28-17

Couldn’t finish after 25 hours of hoping...

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I cannot see why this book is so popular. I found it boring, overly wordy and depressing. No redeeming qualities whatsoever. I’d get my money back if I could!

  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penny Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,194

France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything - her family, her reputation, and her life - to see her husband again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite Portrait of Sophie and Liz

  • By FanB14 on 09-03-13

A compelling story

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I loved the story and the vivid descriptions of life in this small village under German occupation. The suspense of the ownership of the painting kept me hanging until the unexpected ending. The reader is excellent but the overall audio was very distracting, especially in the beginning. Multiple characters, various accents and volume variations were distracting. But overall I loved it!

  • The Good Old Boys

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Honored by seven Spur Awards and peer-selected as history's best Western writer, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of a bevy of Texas tales, including his own revealing memoir Sandhills Boy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kelton & Guidall - Great Team!

  • By Dave on 03-24-12

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Elmer Kelton is a great favorite and this book won’t disappoint! An accurate and well told story of early Texas.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,934

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Top Pick for 2012

  • By Em on 11-30-12

Another Wake-Up Call

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

In the tradition of George Orwell, this story should serve as a warning of what can happen when any entity gains covert control of a society, not by force but by subtle platitudes and noble sounding rhetoric a la Adolf Hitler, etc. Apathy lies at the root of the danger.

The story drags on but the post script is outstanding.

  • The Horse Dancer

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 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 305

A quintessential Jojo Moyes novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything. When Sarah's grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo - hoping that one day she'll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood - she quietly trains in the city's parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry when it ended!

  • By Sharon Compton on 12-03-17

Sorry when it ended!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

I absolutely adored this story! Mojo Moyes has an uncanny sense of human nature and emotions and uses them so subtly to make her characters entirely real! As a horsewoman myself, I especially appreciated the equestrian side of the story and could easily relate to the Sara’s feelings and experiences. Superb storytelling!

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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,426

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Gripping; gut-wrenching

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

A fascinating & disturbing story about a sweet young family devastated by unethical adoption practices in the 50's. So very well written and expertly paced to span 3 generations.

  • The King's Curse

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549

Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter - Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A DISAPPOINTING ENDING TO AN GOOD SERIES

  • By The Louligan on 09-14-14

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

This book is fascinating and interesting! Great history lesson as well. Plus a suspenseful human story that makes it hard to put down. The reader brings the characters to life. I strongly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful