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  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

  • By: Lisa See
  • Narrated by: Ruthie Ann Miles, Kimiko Glenn, Alexandra Allwine, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,176

The thrilling new novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been abandoned and adopted by an American couple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ***EXCELLENT*** Six stars if I could !!

  • By ROBIN on 04-10-17

A MUST!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

I have not ever read Lisa See before. I went to a book signing at our Indie bookstore in Wichita,KS and was captivated by Lisa See. I purchased the book and sent it to my daughter, then I started reading the other book of Ms. See’s that I had purchased. Something kept haunting me about this book so I purchased it on Audible and listened to it immediately.

I can’t say enough good about this book! Makes me want to drink tea and travel to China for myself!!!!!

  • Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes

  • By: Cathy Holton
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Eadie Boone, an artist and former beauty queen, tackles everything with gusto and flair. But tailing her wayward husband is proving to be an exasperating chore. Nita Broadwell, a good Southern girl from a good Southern family, is jolted out of complacency when she discovers condoms in her husband's shirt pocket. Meanwhile, she is slipping into a steamy romance with a hunky handyman 13 years her junior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleased

  • By Robbie on 05-09-11

Perfect Southern Summer Beach Read!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

I loved this!!! I laughed and laughed!! And I pumped my fist in the air!!! Just a ton of fun!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Defense

  • A Novel
  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a year ago after a disastrous case, and he vowed never to step foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. The head of the Russian mob in New York City, on trial for murder, has kidnapped Eddie's 10-year-old daughter: Eddie has to take this case whether he likes it or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a page turner!

  • By Karla on 06-25-17

This is a page turner!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

This is a fun read if you like Grisham and that genre'!! It's face paced there are bad guys and good guys and a hero that is totally likable! Hope Steve Cavanagh writes another soon!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,252

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Perfect Graduation Gift

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

I loved this little book!! Everyone can take something from its lessons. I'm 62 and felt inspired to soldier on!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mississippi Blood

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,849

The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi - Greg Iles' epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ending to the trilogy

  • By Taryn on 06-17-17

Keeps you in your toes!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

Once again Greg Illes proves why I love his books! In this one he tied it all together and boy was it exciting!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Promise

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,740

Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice - these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "They Call K-9 When They Need Superpowers, Woof!"

  • By Empress Karen on 11-10-15

I almost passed on this one, I'm glad I didn't!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-17

The reason that I almost passed this one up was a poor review where the reviewer said it was disjointed. I found that utterly false. Elvis and Joe and the other characters were totally Robert Crais in good form! I enjoyed it and I can't wait for the next book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,507
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,950

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

  • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

A true wordsmith

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

There are not enough adjectives to describe how much I enjoyed this book!! Purely fascinating!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Night Divided

  • By: Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Simses
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 472

. With the rise of the Berlin Wall, 12-year-old Gerta finds her family divided overnight. She, her mother, and her brother, Fritz, live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors, and her friends are prisoners in their own city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful historical fiction!

  • By Lane on 09-15-15

Wonderful Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Tightly written! The tension builds and never stops!!! In the style of Leon Uris!!!!! Outstanding

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Found

  • Mickey Bolitar, Book 3
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

It's been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the shocking, tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets, and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickey's sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. Spoon is in the hospital, Rachel won't tell him where he stands, his basketball teammates hate him... and then there's Ema's surprise announcement: She has an online boyfriend, and he's vanished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, love, love this book!!

  • By Amber Herman on 02-05-16

Super Read

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

After reading the latest Myron Bolitar book, I went back and read all 3 of the Mickey Bolitar. Books! I really enjoyed each one. Kept hoping for a Win siting!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Home

  • Myron Bolitar Series, Book 11
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,758

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For 10 years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for 10 years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Win comes home. So does Harlan Coben.

  • By Carol on 10-26-17

Myron at his best!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Loved this! All of the best characters are back!!! Twists and turns to the very last word!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful