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  • The Lucky One

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a lucky listen!

  • By laurie eller on 07-28-12

Liked the book, narrator not so much

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Listened after seeing the movie big mistake Narrator does not do womens voice well

  • The Noel Diary

  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: Richard Paul Evans
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 254

Jason Chercher is not doing well in love or life. Just two weeks after his wife leaves him, he receives a phone call that his estranged mother has passed away, days before Christmas - leaving her home and all her belongings to him. Frankly, he would like to see everything just burned. But curiosity about his past and anxiety about his future fuels him to make the drive from Salt Lake City to her home in Medford, Oregon. Maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays alone, watching reruns of Christmas classics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Evans Christmas story

  • By Teresa on 12-31-17

Richard Paul Evans voice is too MONOTONE

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

Lovely story, however, I think I would have enjoyed it more with a professional narrorator.

  • 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 41,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,828

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

Excellenct in every way

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

This book was Excellent. Looking forward to hearing more books written by Lisa Wingate. Well worth the Purchase

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,518
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,067
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,008

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gift to be treasured

  • By David Shear on 07-09-14

Sissy Spacek is perfect for Harper Lee

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Where does To Kill a Mockingbird rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

An American Classic that needs to be read, understood and discussed by all, not just adults. I did not read this book in school and that was shame. Even as an middle aged woman, I find it timely and thought provoking

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found this book to be both funny and touching. Atticus is an perfect example of the way men were when I was a child; solid, hard-working, loving .... Sadly, those traits are not found in abundance in today's society. Some young people today have no idea what those adjectives even mean, let alone how to how to live them. Reading this book might help them learn and maybe encourage them develop one or two of those traits.

Any additional comments?

In this book you will understand why it takes a Village to raise a child. The neighbors and household help play such an important role that could not be filled by a parent alone. I know by experience what a great influence neighbors and extended family can be in molding a young person into a mature, kind, thoughtful and compasionate adult.

  • Anne of the Island

  • Anne of Green Gables, Book 3
  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Laurie Klein
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 166

Anne is growing up and leaving the Island to spend four years of her life at Redmond College. She meets a wonderful new friend in Philippa Gordon, offspring to an old and exclusive "bluenose" family. Phil's family ties, combined with her beauty and charm, open the gates of all the social cliques and clubs at Redmond. And where Phil went, Anne went. Thus, Anne found her social pathway at Redmond made very easy while other freshettes were doomed to remain on the fringe of things.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Voice, too much background noise!!

  • By Victoria A Durrant on 02-11-17

Good Voice, too much background noise!!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I looked at quite a few versions and settled on this one because I liked that the narrator had a young voice and did the characterazions quite well . However there is a lot of background noise which sounds like voices and page turning.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • If I Run

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Nan Gurley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846

Casey Cox's DNA is all over the crime scene. There's no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she's arrested...or worse. The truth doesn't matter anymore. But what is the truth? That's the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren't adding up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strongly recommend print version NOT AUDIO

  • By Kerri Carter on 05-05-17

Good story

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

I really liked the story but the narrator had me confused sometimes about what character she was speaking as. Did not seem like there was enough change in voice for the different characters in the book