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  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,669
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,332

In The Book of Life, Diana and Matthew time travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present - facing new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hopes Dashed

  • By Elkay on 08-01-14

Fabulous series

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

Reviewed: 09-23-16

I am so incredibly sad that I have finished this fabulous series. I will definitely listen to it all again soon.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359

Why we think it’s a great listen: It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone looking for a great listen won’t be able to resist Jane Austen’s delightful classic of love and manners in Regency England. Jane Austen's story of Mrs. Bennet's finding husbands for her daughters is told with wit and charm. A must for lovers of good literature. Commuters Library presents Pride and Prejudice read by Kate Reading.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrator

  • By C. A. Likely on 03-12-07

(Sigh) Jane Austen at her finest

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

I have always been a voracious reader. Unfortunately, I read Pride and Prejudice in high school as an assignment and didn't get it. It felt too old to be relatable to a Southern California teen. I have listened to so many women go on and on about this book as being the most romantic book ever written and inwardly rolled my eyes... Until now. Kate Reading did a phenomenal job bringing this book to life. I hung on every word and had my ipod with me everywhere I went hoping for 5 minutes to listen... to see what happened next. This is absolutely the most romantic book ever.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Between the Lines

  • Between the Lines, Book 1
  • By: Tammara Webber
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

When Hollywood It Boy Reid Alexander arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always: film another blockbuster hit, and enjoy his celebrity status to the fullest while doing so. His costar is a virtual unknown with whom he had blazing hot chemistry during her auditions. The universe is lining up nicely to grant whatever he wants, as usual, until he’s confronted with unexpected obstacles on location - like a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for the first girl to spark his genuine interest in years.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is a teen romance

  • By Sara on 12-13-12

This is a teen romance

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

Reviewed: 12-13-12

I chose this book based on the number of stars and the publisher's description. The thing that was frustrating is that it doesn't say that it is a teen romance anywhere. I had a hard time getting into it knowing that it was about people ranging from 17-20. Kind of hard to take seriously for someone in their early thirties.

That said - it was well written and had great character development... I am sure that it would be very enjoyable for a younger audience.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Three Cups of Tea

  • One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations
  • By: Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,595
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 820

In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time: Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Fraud

  • By Sara on 02-23-16

Amazing book

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

Reviewed: 10-22-11

Three Cups of Tea is a phenomenal book written about an amazing man. I laughed, I cried- truthfully I did. This book is one of those rare books that motivates one to change... this book reminded me what a huge difference one person can make.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,544

Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to a new series.

  • By Ezinwanyi on 11-12-13

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 09-19-11

I have read all of Molly Harpers books and they are all wonderful. She mixes a compelling story with laugh out loud sarcasm and wit. Highly recommend.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful