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  • The Silver Suitcase

  • By: Terrie Todd
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

It's 1939, and Canada is on the cusp of entering World War II. Seventeen-year-old farm girl Cornelia is heartbroken when she learns that her beloved soldier, Henry, has been killed in a train wreck. Alone and carrying a heavy secret, she makes the desperate choice that will haunt her for years to come. Never telling a soul, Cornelia pours out the painful events of the war in her diary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spiritual journey

  • By Tanya M. Spiegel on 05-26-16

Great historical fiction with an unexpected twist

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

This story is a really good read. Covering portions of four generations of a wonderful, family, warts and all.
If you are experiencing a crisis of faith (even Mother Teresa admitted them) Don't despair, but listen to this book and you may find portions of the story that provide inspiration and enlightenment. Highly recommend!

  • Grant

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 48 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,091
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,665
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,638

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow sows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book (BUT WHERE IS THE PDF FILES)????

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-17

Ranks at the top of best biographies

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-17

I learned so much from this book. Impeccable research and writing. Superb, exquisite narration. Highly recommend!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,905

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Another of Grisham's best work

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Great storyline, well written, as always, by one of the great writers of legal dramas. The narration was EXCELLENT! Highly recommend!

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,629
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,803

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic with a Top-Notch Performance!

  • By Nicole - Audible on 06-19-17

Outstanding narration of an extraordinary piece of writing...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-17

This is one of my favorite books by Stephen King. The narration by Steven Weber is superb! Whole new perspective by listening, like being told the story, a great story, by a great storyteller.

  • Truly Dead

  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

When a demolition crew uncovers several bodies inside the walls of a house where serial killer Frank J. Remy once lived, the discovery sends shock waves through the Savannah Police Department. All of the bodies were hidden before Remy's imprisonment and subsequent death thirty-six years earlier - except for one belonging to a missing child. Homicide partners Elise Sandburg and David Gould were the Savannah PD's dream team, solving uncrackable crimes and catching killers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and series

  • By Zaki on 06-02-17

Good story...GREAT narrator!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I have read/listened to all the books in this series. They are mysterious, mystical, and sometimes magical. The narration is superb...female, male, old, young... and the Gulla accents are how I imagine them, having never met a Gulla woman in real life. Highly recommend!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Big Maria

  • By: Johnny Shaw
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Somewhere in Arizona’s Chocolate Mountains lie the Big Maria Mine and a wealth of gold lost for 100 years. There’s only one problem: Those mountains are now the home of the US Army Proving Ground, the world’s largest active artillery range. But for Harry, Ricky, and Frank, three down-at-the-heels guys with few dollars but plenty of dreams, the gold offers each of them a chance for a new life. Are scuba diving through an underwater ghost town; facing down a hungry mountain lion; doing the hesitation waltz across a minefield; matching wits with potheads, pit bulls, and bikers; and braving the might of Uncle Sam’s full arsenal worth it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy Adventure and Crude Humor - GOOD STUFF

  • By Kenny Hogan on 06-08-14

Epic Adventure

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-17

This is one of the funniest, most touching books I have ever had the pleasure to read. Highly recommend. Characters seemed actually alive, warts and all. Narration was great, I don't know how he got through it without laughing. I cannot wait to read another one of Shaw's books!

  • Poisonfeather

  • The Gibson Vaughn Series, Book 2
  • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 936

When jailed billionaire Charles Merrick hints publicly that he has stashed a fortune in an offshore cache, a school of sharks converges upon his release from federal prison. Among his swindled victims is Judge Hammond Birk, the man who saved Gibson Vaughn's life when he was a troubled teenager. Now Gibson intends to repay that debt by recovering Merrick's victims' money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger

  • By Gayle on 10-11-16

Soooo good!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-16

I loved THE SHORT DROP, so I was excited to see this as a series. It did not disappoint. Very well written and keeps you on the edge of your seat, balancing precariously! Highly recommend!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

  • The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
  • By: The Countess of Carnarvon
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 500

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS series, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By jill on 12-09-12

A nice story...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-16

I was a bit disappointed I this book's apparent lack of research...using phrases such as "perhaps she would have..." or "one could assume...." just rather put me off. I liked the character descriptions, the way the clothes were described etc. The narrator read well and was a pleasant storyteller, but that's what it felt like...being told a story, more like gossip or supposition, than a well researched historical account.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fortune's Children

  • The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt
  • By: Arthur T. Vanderbilt II
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Written by descendant Arthur T. Vanderbilt II, Fortune's Children traces the dramatic and amazingly colorful history of this great American family, from the rise of industrialist and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt to the fall of his progeny - wild spendthrifts whose profligacy bankrupted a vast inheritance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Rise and Fall of the Gilded Age

  • By Hilary on 10-22-14

Written by a Vanderbilt, about the founding of, and the lives of THE Vanderbilt's

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-16

Well written, for the most part, greatly researched, rich with detailed information of one of America's Gilded Age families. Highly recommended!

  • Between Black and White

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 2
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158

In 1966 in Pulaski, Tennessee, Bocephus Haynes watched in horror as his father was brutally murdered by 10 local members of the Ku Klux Klan. As an African American lawyer practicing in the birthplace of the Klan years later, Bo has spent his life pursuing justice in his father's name. But when Andy Walton, the man believed to have led the lynch mob 45 years earlier, ends up murdered in the same spot as Bo's father, Bo becomes the prime suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping. White supremacists live, feel right.!!

  • By Richard Delman on 10-27-17

This series just gets better...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-16

Mr. Bailey's writing and storytelling is great! The Professor was very good, but this book is even better! Highly recommend!!!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful