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  • Walks the Fire

  • Prairie Winds, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Grace Whitson
  • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Jesse King doesn't want to go west, but her husband has never been all that concerned with what his wife wants. When tragedy strikes, Jesse is rescued by the Lakota Sioux, among whom she finds unexpected peace, a sense of belonging, and the love of a lifetime. A compelling tale of one woman's extraordinary faith as God leads her from prairie schooner to tepee, from tepee to frontier fort, and on to a growing state capitol.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By sue d. on 02-14-19

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I loved this book many years ago when I read it and I love it even more now that I’ve listened to it.
It is a story of faith, love and forgiveness written so beautifully and based on historical facts.
I would highly recommend the book. It is a great reminder to keep ones faith even through the toughest of times God is there!

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,981

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫✫✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫✫✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 09-12-18

Not my favorite Kristin Hannah book

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

There are wonderful parts of this book. The characters were great but it bogged down in tragic event after tragic event especially concerning Lenora’s parents —it became difficult to listen at times wondering what awful thing is going to happen next with them . The book would be so much better if those parts were lessened—the anger and hate needed to be there but not so much of it! The reader is very good!

  • A Piece of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 865

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family's remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than 20 years, she was host to and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wyeth's Vision Comes to Life

  • By Poppy on 03-04-17

A piece of my world

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

This book was boring and not like her other books . Very disappointing . I would not recommend this book to anyone.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,319

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

Excellent book--would recommend!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

It is a powerful story of the human spirit--resilient, adaptable,forgiving in the face of extreme cruelty and selfishness. It is both sad and joyful--I wept, smiled and hoped as I read. I would recommend this book to my family and friends--well written and the reader is excellent.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful