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  • The Hummingbird

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen P. Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Elyse Mirto, John H. Mayer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal and to restore the tender, loving marriage they once had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story about life, love, death.

  • By zaraeva on 09-22-17

Wow!<br />

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Reviewed: 10-18-18

Didn't think it could get better than Baker's Secret! The realities of life and death and what comes before and after. Contemplations of soldiers with PTSD. THIS WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE HUSBANDS OR WIVES TRANSITIONING FROM ACTIVE MILITARY FROM COMBAT ZONES!!!

  • The Baker's Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen P. Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,728
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,430

Only 22, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Apprenticed to Ezra at 13, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing. She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very eye-opening!!

  • By James W. Rossiter on 11-15-17

GREAT STORY!

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Reviewed: 10-16-18

I really enjoyed this book. No offensive language and the narrator, Cassandra Campbell, does an awesome job reading this story! Thank you to Stephen P Kiernan for writing a story that we can refer to our friends!

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 35,912
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,819
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,692

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

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Reviewed: 10-14-18

It was so heart wrenching and poignant. I listened to this book twice. it was so captivating! I could imagine that great sense of loss and loneliness for a little girl and then a young woman, just trying to be accepted! Thank you for an amazing story. Do you have another story in the works?

  • Sour Apples

  • An Orchard Mystery
  • By: Sheila Connolly
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Apple orchard owner Meg Corey is finally feeling settled into her new life in Granford - she's made friends, and her relationship with Seth Chapin is heating up - when her old Boston coworker Lauren Converse comes barreling into town, running the Congressional campaign for a former hometown football hero. But Meg doesn't have time to worry about why Seth seems reluctant to back Lauren's campaign when her neighbor, local dairy farmer Joyce Truesdell, is found dead from an apparent kick to the head from one of her cows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who Killed My Cow

  • By asassyvic on 04-10-15

Fun Ending!

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

I really enjoyed the wholesomeness of the stories and the discretion of the author! thank you!

  • Visions of Glory

  • One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days
  • By: John Pontius
  • Narrated by: Rick Gines
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 885

In this recorded account of near-death experiences, we learn about the miracles of the millennium, the return of the Ten Tribes, the building of the New Jerusalem and temple, and many other astonishing events long prophesied in scripture but never before described in such vivid detail. Visions of Glory is a mesmerizing and fascinating read that you will not be able to put down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enlightening

  • By Bobbi on 05-08-15

Time for Reflection

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Reviewed: 08-21-18

This is not gospel, this is one man's insight into his beliefs. It gave me something to consider with an open mind.

  • Letters for Emily

  • By: Camron Wright
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

You are so young. You may wonder what an old man like me could teach? I wonder as well. I certainly don't claim to know all the answers. I'm barely figuring out the questions...Life has a strange way of repeating itself and I want my experience to help you...My hope is that you'll consider my words and remember my heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!

  • By Guylia on 08-17-18

AWESOME!

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Reviewed: 08-17-18

It was so good I listened to this book twice! I will refer this book to all of my friends!

  • The Rent Collector

  • By: Camron Wright
  • Narrated by: Diane Dabczynski
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461

Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Mean Chey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money - a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but has some issues

  • By BR on 02-23-16

Insightful!

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Reviewed: 08-14-18

At first, I want sure where it was going! So much poverty but then hope with an inspiration! Thank you for bringing this to our awareness and understanding.

  • The Orphan Keeper

  • By: Camron Wright
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,861
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,859

Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life - and his destiny - is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Star Worthy

  • By Kari on 10-26-16

Heart wrenching!

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Reviewed: 08-09-18

Thank you for Sharing this story! Hard to believe it's still happening today, good to be aware!

  • Bones of the Lost

  • A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 16
  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs returns with her 16th riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a young girl killed in a hit and run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking. When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you're reading them in order skip this one...

  • By Paula on 09-11-13

Very important Awareness Story

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Reviewed: 08-07-18

I was disappointed with the language in this book. I was a military spouse for over 20 years and whenever there were women in the room the soldiers were very respectful and then did not use that kind of language!

  • Bones in Her Pocket

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
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    4 out of 5 stars 289

When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina’s Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene. Animal remains? Or could this be related to bone fragments from a human male found nearby? To Tempe’s surprise, the decomposed body indicates the person was a female young adult. The profile fits the description of a missing graduate student named Edith Blankenship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great short story

  • By James on 10-17-14

Awesome!

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Reviewed: 08-03-18

I always learn something new in Kathy Reich's stories. Medical and anatomical explanations are informative!