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  • 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 19,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,676

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

Beautiful!!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This book was beautifully put together. It’s references between the 2 characters were what helped get you involved in the story but it was the attention to detail in each of these characters lives that kept me hooked till the last sentence. I honestly could not stop listening.

  • 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 47,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,676

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

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

The comment above really states how I felt reading this book. The author did a great job of blending past and present and keeping to hooked until the very end.

  • The Gathering

  • The Gifting Series, Book 3
  • By: K.E. Ganshert
  • Narrated by: Heather Masters
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

Luka isn't dead. He's not beyond saving. Tess knows because she saw him with her own eyes. After what she saw, she's sure of one thing: If they don't rescue him soon, Luka won't be Luka anymore. If only she could convince the other members of the hub. They're not sure Tess saw what she claims she saw. And they're preoccupied by the fact that their kind is being systematically eradicated. Answers lie in an ancient prophecy, one that revolves around a 17-year-old girl who never asked for any of this.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • when are the movies coming out?

  • By Jim M. on 06-18-16

Great read!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

I enjoyed this book for many reasons. The narrator did an amazing job with all of the different characters, and the author made it very easy for you to want to know what happens next. I won't give this away but definitely worth reading this series.

  • The Gender Game 7: The Gender End

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

The breathtaking, earth-shattering, grand finale of the best-selling Gender Game series. Return to Matrus and Patrus one last time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful ending!!!

  • By sara on 09-08-17

What a wonderful ending!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

The narrators of this book once again did fantastic job and I was so glad they continued to read this book. The ending book was well thought out and very enjoyable to listen to. All around great series.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • All of It

  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Seventeen-year-old Veronica Smith has it all: a loving family, a funky car named Jezebel, and a plan to go to college after graduation. On the first day of senior year, she meets Dimitri Glenn - a mysterious transfer student with gray eyes and a mischievous smile who seems determined to win her heart. But there's something odd about Dimitri, leading Veronica to wonder if there's more to him than meets the eye.

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

  • By Cyndi on 06-16-18

Never disappoints!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

Wonderful once again. At first you think it will be a tale of childhood love but it turns out to be sooo much more. I highly recommend this book.

  • Franco

  • Bright Side Series, Book 3
  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Jeremy York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Franco Genovese is the drummer for world-renowned American rock band Rook. He's got it all. A killer smile. Tattoos. Talent. Razor-sharp wit and humor. And a heart as big, and generous, as they come. Life is good. Steady. Uncomplicated. Just the way he likes things. Until one night at an unassuming L.A. bar changes everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Franco's story made my heart happy!

  • By Cyndi on 05-01-17

A exceptional story once again!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

What a wonderful book!!! Kim holden nailed it again with this continuation of all that is good in people. I really hope that she continues writing for a long time to come.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful