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J. Mandelaro

philadelphia
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  • I Will Never Leave You

  • By: S. M. Thayer
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt, Dan John Miller, Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 135

Banking heiress Trish and her husband, James, seem to have it all, from a lavish lifestyle to a historic mansion in the nation’s capital. The only thing that’s missing to make their family complete is a baby, so when Trish holds Anne Elise in her arms for the first time, it’s no surprise that she falls deeply in love. There’s just one problem: Trish isn’t the mother. The baby belongs to Laurel, James’s young mistress. And more than that, James and Laurel want to start a new life together - despite an ironclad prenup standing in their way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page Turner

  • By dlynn65 on 12-08-18

Very interesting with some surprises.

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

The narration was great. The storyline let's you understand what people go through when they can't conceive. Especially the emotional aspect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All the Breaking Waves

  • A Novel
  • By: Kerry Lonsdale
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 859

After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made. Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment - something Molly never had.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A unique premise, strong characters.

  • By CF on 04-21-17

very sentimental story with a free twists and turn

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

very good with a few surprises. It's a very sentimental book.. Three generations of females with a special talent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A River in Darkness

  • One Man's Escape from North Korea
  • By: Masaji Ishikawa, Risa Kobayashi - translator, Martin Brown - translator
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,759

Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just 13 years old. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by false promises of abundant work and a higher station in society. In this memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal 36 years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking

  • By C. F. Gagnon on 05-31-18

Very sad story. it will make you appreciate USA.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Freedom is a blessing. This poor man went through hell. I'm glad he wrote this book so we can realize how bad it is under a country with a dictator.