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  • The Persian Gamble

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
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    5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

 Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. Not only does he have to somehow elude detection and capture by Russian special forces, but he must convince his own government to grant safe harbor to the one man responsible for the global mayhem - Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling

  • By Anonymous User on 03-13-19

exciting and signs of the times

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-27-19

Joel Rosenbergs books are exciting to read and this one is no exception. you don't know what is going to happen right to the very end!

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • A Novel
  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,845
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,320

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (German for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A hopeful perspective on a harrowing time

  • By melyssa57 (A Page Before Bedtime dot com) on 10-10-18

An incredible story of surviving in the holocaust.

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Reviewed: 03-21-19

An incredible story of surviving the holocaust and finding love in the midst of the madness

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  • The Icecutter's Daughter

  • Land of Shining Water, Book 1
  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses - despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior. When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hated for this to end

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 09-09-13

Wonderful story of love and forgiveness

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Reviewed: 02-16-19

loved this book. And love this author. I couldn't put it down. Love and forgiveness.

  • Bride of the Summerfields

  • The Manor House Series, Volume 2
  • By: Nancy Moser
  • Narrated by: Brigid Lohrey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
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    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

1882 England: The grand estate of Summerfield needs an influx of cash. Will a marriage to a rich American save the Weston family's legacy--or destroy it? American heiress Genevieve Farrow travels to Summerfield to marry Morgan Weston, the heir to the earldom--a man she's only met in letters. In need of confidence, and under the thumb of an ambitious mother, she struggles to win the heart of the man she's come to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved the story

  • By Bonnie Olive on 01-30-19

loved the story

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Reviewed: 01-30-19

if you like Downton Abbey.
You will like this book with all its intrigue and family secrets

  • Love of the Summerfields

  • The Manor House Series, Volume 1
  • By: Nancy Moser
  • Narrated by: Emma Nairne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

1880 England: the lives and loves of manor and village intertwine. Earl and shopkeeper, countess and clerk - all will be stunned and transformed by a secret that begs to be revealed. When the Weston family returns to Summerfield Manor at the close of the London social season, both village and manor relax into their normal existence. But for four women, turmoil awaits. Each must battle the restrictions of her position as her faith and character are tested.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun book

  • By Bonnie Olive on 01-24-19

A fun book

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Reviewed: 01-24-19

it's a good book of the ups and downs in a family and servants in an English manor

  • A Common Life

  • The Wedding Story
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: Dana Ivey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

Mitford's Lord's Chapel seats barely two hundred souls, yet millions of Jan Karon's fans will be there for the most joyful event in years: the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed in narrator

  • By Judy L. Luschen on 06-27-10

I enjoy father Tim's life. <br />

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I enjoy father Tim's life and adventures that happen to him and his new wife.
I was used to a man reading the books so was had getting used to a woman reading .

  • Two Destinies

  • Secrets of the Cross, Book 3
  • By: Elizabeth Musser
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
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    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Faith and love could cost them everything. When Rislène Namani meets Eric Hoffmann in 1994 France, the spark between them ignites a firestorm of trouble. She fears the repercussions from her staunchly Muslim family for her attraction to a Christian. Yet Eric captures her heart. More than that, his faith captures her soul - a faith she comes to embrace. And it all stirs up a wasps’ nest of danger, mystery, and love that could cost her everything, even her life. The risk is real, especially when Rislène’s family discovers her secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't stop listening

  • By Bonnie Olive on 12-16-18

couldn't stop listening

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Reviewed: 12-16-18

I loved this story of love and heartache
And knowing God is in control and how prayers are answered.

  • The Colors of All the Cattle

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the city council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Jean on 11-15-18

Love the traditional lady and her friends

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Reviewed: 12-12-18

always enjoy the stories of these ladies and their detective work and the friends they have. fun books to read

  • A New Song

  • Mitford, Book 5
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 697

Jan Karon's millions of fans can't wait to spend time with her heartwarming and hilarious characters, who have a way of becoming family. In fact, fans and booksellers across the country kept Out to Canaan and At Home in Mitford on The New York Times best-seller list for months. In A New Song, Mitford's longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, retires. However, new challenges and adventures await when he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A trip to the beach

  • By Sara on 06-21-13

Love these books

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Reviewed: 10-21-18

always a pleasure to read about father Tim's adventures and his life with family and his friends

  • Auschwitz Lullaby

  • By: Mario Escobar
  • Narrated by: Hayley Cresswell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

On an otherwise ordinary morning in 1943, Helene Hannemann is preparing her five children for the day when the German police arrive at her home. Helene's worst fears come true when the police, under strict orders from the SS, demand that her children and husband, all of Romani heritage, be taken into custody. Though Helene is German and safe from the forces invading her home, she refuses to leave her family - sealing her fate in a way she never could have imagined. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Suffers by comparison... the Nightengale is better

  • By Dawn M. Houle on 02-11-19

incredible courage of one woman

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Reviewed: 09-20-18

the courage of one women in a concentration camp to take care of her 5 children.