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  • Forgotten Places

  • By: Johanna Craven
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

English settler Grace Ashwell flees an abusive lover in Hobart Town, with six-year-old Violet in tow. In her head, escape is easy: find work in the northern settlements and earn enough for passage home to London. But the terrain beyond the settled districts is wilder than Grace could ever have imagined. She and Violet find themselves lost in a beautiful but deadly land where rain thunders down mountains, the earth drops away without warning and night brings impenetrable darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story

  • By KimberlyAnne on 12-22-17

Forgotten Places

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Wow,
What a well put together story.
Keeps you wondering.
I would recommend it for sure.

  • Introducing Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist

  • Special Edition for 'In the Service of Dragons'
  • By: Robert Stanek
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 30

Listeners all around the world are discovering Robert Stanek and Ruin Mist. Robert Stanek is the highly-acclaimed author of more than 75 books for young people and adults. Ruin Mist is the fantasy world explored in The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches quartet and in In the Service of Dragons. Listen to this special edition audio and explore the world of Ruin Mist and its characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely done!

  • By Pete on 07-12-08

Didn't mix well

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-17

The background music to this review was very annoying and distracting from the story. What the story is about sounds interesting though.

  • The Kuřim Case

  • A Terrifying True Story of Child Abuse, Cults & Cannibalism
  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Ernie Sprance
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 203

In May of 2007, in a small, quiet town in the South Moravia region of the Czech Republic, a technical glitch - a simple, accidental crossing of signals - revealed a terrible case of child abuse, and an entire nation watched transfixed with horror as the grisly extent of the perversion of the maternal instinct was revealed. Two small brothers named Jakub and Ondrej, nine and seven years old respectively, were revealed to have suffered confinement, mutilation, psychological brutality, and cannibalism at the hands of several people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Reporting on a Truly Bizarre, Sad Case

  • By Dave on 09-05-16

The Kurim Case

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

I had not known about this case before listening to the audiobook.
This was a creepy yet informative audiobook.

  • Connie Willis and Carrie Vaughn: A Conversation

  • By: Connie Willis, Carrie Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Connie Willis, Carrie Vaughn
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

Connie Willis, the multiple Hugo Award-winning author of Blackout, and Carrie Vaughn, the author of the Kitty Norville paranormal fantasy series, discuss speculative fiction and the art of writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • these authors made me want to hear their work

  • By Heather on 03-22-10

Connie Willis & Carrie Vaughn

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

I enjoyed listening to this inspiring interview.
Found it educational as we and I Picked up some pointers along the way too.

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  • The Piano Girl

  • Counterfeit Princess Series Volume 1
  • By: Sherri Schoenborn Murray
  • Narrated by: Heather Masters
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The day after her 16th birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she's been given away in marriage to a man she's never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia's protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer's daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Grand Adventure

  • By Tiasdolls on 03-06-16

Surprise

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-15

Wasn't so sure that I would like the book when I started reading it but I did like it.
The Piano Girl keep me guessing until the end.
Well done.

  • Sins of the Father

  • Erin Solomon Pentalogy, Book 2
  • By: Jen Blood
  • Narrated by: Melissa Redmond
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The brutal murder of a young girl more than 40 years ago pulls investigative reporter Erin Solomon into a serpentine mystery revolving around her own father's dark past. The trail leads Erin and fellow reporter Daniel "Diggs" Diggins to Black Falls, Maine, a town steeped in the Acadian tradition, where young girls have gone missing with terrifying frequency for decades. Soon, it's clear that the father Erin thought she knew has buried secrets she never could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up

  • By Miguel Wilder on 06-30-16

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 12-06-15

I really enjoyed this book.
Liked how the humor was nicely mixed in with the suspense.
Can't wait to read the next in the series.