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  • Anasazi Intrigue

  • The Adventures of John and Julia Evans, Book 1
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

When a devastating flood takes out several homes in a small town, residents are shocked by the news of also a possible poison spill that kills many of the fish and neighbor's pets. Julia, the town's newest reporter, begins her investigation but realizes the story is much bigger and more dangerous than she thought! Julia and her husband find themselves on the run trying to save their lives while finishing the story of a lifetime! She never realized that being a reporter could be so dangerous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Filled with Mystery and Adventure!

  • By Laura R on 04-21-19

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

When I heard of this title it fascinated me greatly because I have a real interest in the Indian petroglyphs, especially those in the state of Utah, where I live.

This amazing artwork and the ancient villages where the Anasazi Indians lived are so amazing and a wonderful sight to see.

This Audible book by Linda Weaver Clarke weaves history, fiction, mystery and romance all into one book.

This author writes about some of the events that occurred in Utah some years ago. It is a most interesting way of uniting history and fiction into one very good story. As the story begins, the devastating flood of 2005 is relentlessly taking away with it, homes, property and belongings and what appears to be a possible poison causing death to the fish and animal life.

The main characters Julia and John Evans are a charming couple. Julia, a novice newspaper reporter hoping to become a reporter with a breaking story that will definitely make an impression. And that she does when she starts to investigate what appears to be a less than fascinating story. As the story progresses she runs across some pretty shady characters. Julia seems to be a courageous woman and also a wonderful wife and mother at the same time. Her husband, John, not without his faults, is a worthy husband and support in her adventure.

This is a really fun read. I especially enjoyed the history that I remember occurred, not too long ago here in Utah. I remember the news reports of the houses being shown over and over again on the news as we watched in unbelief.

The story was interesting and I could see myself in the Virgin River area looking for the ruins and the relics that might be there to be discovered. Loved it!

I have heard several Audible books narrated by Carolyn Kashner and this one was also great. She has a pleasant speaking voice with great vocal expression. I enjoyed this book in Audible form very much!

I received an Audible version of this book from the author. All thoughts are my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Melinda and the Wild West: The Award Winning Original Version

  • A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho Series, Book 1
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Melinda Gamble wants to make a difference in the world. Without hesitation, she accepts a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho. She has many challenges such as trying to help a rebellious student, coming face-to-face with a notorious bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and finding herself in a terrible blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. No matter the trial that comes her way, she is ready to fight for what she believes in. But it’s a rugged rancher who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared - love. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Melinda and Gilbert

  • By bluepits73 on 02-03-19

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I just finished listening to this very interesting book by Linda Weaver Clarke. It was certainly my favorite of all the books from this author. I guess this could be because it deals with times and places that I could really relate to, especially living in Utah and being familiar with Idaho and Bear Lake. I really enjoyed her narrator, Carolyn Kashner, who did a wonderful job interpreting the various characters. This is the original version and was very well done. She is an excellent narrator. I enjoyed the fact that I had this Audible book on my cell phone and could stick my phone in my pocket with my ear buds and listen while I worked, rested, and "multi-tasked". It was really enjoyable.

As easterner Melinda heads west to Idaho to teach school, she finds a most exciting beginning to her new life, a bank robbery. This book has many events that were of actual history of the places that she writes about. I love how she wove fiction and history together to keep the reader involved with the characters, times and places. This book was written about some of the events and places in the lives of her ancestors. This also has a special appeal to me as a genealogist. And there is always something special about bringing real events out in your reading. Much more believable!

This is a very family friendly romance set in a difficult but fascinating time in history, as the doors to the west were opened to those seeking a better life for themselves.

I really enjoyed the book and have enjoyed all the books of this series. I recommend it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Billionaire's Christmas Miracle

  • Sweet Billionaires, Book 3
  • By: Lorana Hoopes
  • Narrated by: Lorana Hoopes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Drew Devonshire is tired of attending wealthy functions with women who only want his money, so he's pleasantly surprised when he meets a woman at a masquerade ball who seems genuine and down to earth. The only problem is she runs off before he finds out who she is. However, she leaves behind a bracelet and a first name. Will it be enough for him to find her? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Sunnie Reviews on 12-09-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I really enjoyed this. It was the first "billionaire" book that I had read and listened too, so I wasn't really sure...but it was really good. Loved the Cinderella type storyline. I enjoyed the characters and pretty much everything else. It's a good book. I recommend it!

I was surprised that the author narrated her own book. I haven't seen that before. But she has a really pleasant speaking voice and did a good job with expression and character differences.

I received an Audible copy from the author. All thoughts are my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lawfully Matched

  • A Texas Sheriff Lawkeeper Romance
  • By: Lorana Hoopes, The Lawkeepers
  • Narrated by: Daniel James Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

All Jesse Jennings ever wanted to do was marry his fiancée, Pauline, and be a rancher, but when Pauline is killed by a band of robbers, Jesse dons a deputy sheriff’s badge, swearing he will obtain justice for her wrongful death. After Kate Whidby’s parents pass away, she is forced to live with her brother and his new wife, but living with a woman who not only doesn’t like her but resents her presence proves too difficult, propelling Kate to accept a mail-order bride offer. But when she arrives in Texas, not all is as it appears. Kate’s betrothed has a dark past....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!!

  • By amielovesreading on 12-16-18

Great Historical Western Fiction

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

This is the second book of this author that I have been fortunate enough to read and listen to. Very sweet romance. The characters were well matched and made a good fit even though they had no idea! The narrator was Daniel James Lewis. He had a little bit of a southern accent to his voice which added to the Texas feel of the book. It was fun to listen to and his expressions and "voices" were well portrayed.

Enjoyed how the steadily paced book progressed and there was suspence and romance to keep things interesting.

The book was of a novella length and I was able to finish listening to it in one sitting. I enjoyed it very much.

I received an Audible copy from the author. All thoughts are my own.

  • Above Rubies

  • Uncharted Beginnings, Book 2
  • By: Keely Brooke Keith
  • Narrated by: Amy Marie Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

It's 1863, and schoolteacher Olivia Owens believes education should be a top priority in the newly established settlement of Good Springs. Between planning lessons and helping out on her family's homestead, Olivia doesn't have time for Gabriel McIntosh's charming advances. When the council denies her request to build a schoolhouse, Olivia must challenge their ruling and teach private lessons - all while hiding frequent bouts of word blindness (dyslexia).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Brenda L.Murphree on 08-07-17

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I won this book in a contest. And it was the Audible version. I enjoyed it very much. This is the first book that I have read from this author and I liked her writing style very much.

Olivia doesn't want to marry, she wants to be a teacher. It's her only big desire.

Very well written and I think I will need to look into reading the remaining books in the series!

  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad. Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A solid medical nystery

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 11-28-18

Great Suspense

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I really enjoy the opportunity I had to listen to the Audible version of this book. Especially when it's a good book like this. I love the fact that I can listen to a book and still get some work around the house done. I like that because I feel as though I am enjoying my tasks more as I get to hear a great book.

The narrator was Bill Nevitt. I enjoyed his voice and expressions as he portrayed various characters, changing his voice to be able to distinguish between the people in the story.


Dr. Mabry's latest book was so good! I had a difficult time putting it down! There was a lot of mystery, suspense, adding up to an absolutely great book. The subject matter was very contemporary, very believable and certainly something that might be a real occurrence in the life of a doctor.

There was also just a little touch of "romance" perhaps. This book is a book that you won't want to miss, especially if you like to read mysteries, which I definitely do!

I liked the fact too, that there was some religious intonations which showed that we all can do many things on our own, but can do all things with God. That we should trust and remember Him and that it's never too late to turn our lives around.

All in all, a great book and I am very happy that I had the chance to read it.

I received an Audible copy from the author. All thoughts are my own.

  • Elena, Woman of Courage: A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho (Volume 5)

  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

When Elena Yeates settles into a small western town as the newest doctor, a few problems arise. The town is not ready for a female doctor, let alone one so strong and independent. She must struggle against the prejudice to establish her new practice. As she fights to prove herself, the town's most eligible bachelor finds it a challenge to see if he can win her heart. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet historical

  • By Ginny Aybar-Flores on 11-03-18

Lovely Historical Story

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

This Audible version was so fun to read and listen to. It is a really sweet story and listening to it gave me a chance to close my eyes and envision myself back in this time period and being a woman that wanted to find her way in a then mostly male profession.

Synopsis:

The “Roaring Twenties” was a time of great change, when women raised their hemlines and bobbed their hair. The language of the era was also new and different. Watch a young love blossom in this sweet romance. When Elena Yeates settles into a small western town as the newest doctor, a few problems arise. The town is not ready for a female doctor, let alone one so strong and independent. She must struggle against the prejudice to establish her new practice. As she fights to prove herself, the town’s most eligible bachelor finds it a challenge to see if he can win her heart.

My thoughts:

This was the final book in the Bear Lake Family Saga. I have listened to the previous four and they were all very good books. This one was also. I enjoyed the characters from the previous books and how they merged into the continued story.

I enjoyed John as he finds he is not able to commit, yet finds he needs more than what he now has. I enjoyed Elena as she deals with social prejudice and struggles to overcome that. It's a time of change in the world as society begins to modernize with vehicles and new inventions. I am sorry to see the series ending. I have enjoyed each page as I read through each book. Great job, Linda Weaver Clarke.

I received an Audible version of this book from the Author. All thoughts are my own.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Surgeon's Choice

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Dr. Ben Merrick and his fiancé, Rachel Gardner, can't get her divorced parents to stay in the same room, much less attend their wedding together. He is already looking over his shoulder expecting more trouble from a very senior surgeon who has shown he is still smarting from a previous dust-up, but Ben doesn't know if a series of mishaps and accidents are caused by a disgruntled patient's relatives or represent more from the older surgeon. Complicating it all is the question of whether Rachel's father is back doing drugs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surgeon's choice

  • By MeDi on 04-15-18

Good medical suspence

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Love Audible books! They are so fun to listen to, especially while you are commuting and can't read a physical book, yet want to "read". This is the first Audible book I have listened to from this author. I really love his books and the Audible version was also great. The narrator did a great job with expressions, voices, etc. I enjoyed listening to him.

This latest novella by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. is an absolute must-read. There is no down-time in this book. The action starts and keeps going to the very end. I had a hard time putting this down to do anything other than read!

This retired Medical Doctor turned author has applied his medical knowledge and experience to a realistic and captivating mystery. It kept me spellbound till the very end.

I highly recommend this well-written and exciting book. I look forward to anything this author produces!

I was provided an Audible version of this novel by the author, but the review is my own opinion.

  • Sarah's Special Gift

  • A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Sarah is a beautiful and successful dance teacher. She is deaf, but this does not stop her from living life to its fullest. While visiting the Roberts family, David finds himself entranced with this very special lady and ends up defending her honor several times. He finds Sarah has gone through many trials as she teaches him the importance of not dwelling on the past and how to love life. Meanwhile, David learns about the legend of the Bear Lake Monster and wonders why the community believes in such a thing. He is determined to prove there is no Bear Lake Monster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The legend of Bear Lake.

  • By Marla on 12-13-18

Love this whole series!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I love this series by Linda Weaver Clarke. This was the Audible version and I was able to listen while doing other things. Love that! I enjoyed the narrator, Carolyn Kashner,

Sarah's Special Gift was book 4 in the Bear Lake Family Saga series. I really enjoyed it and it was a fun read for me since my daughter was also a dance teacher. The difference though is the fact that Sarah has been deaf since contracting an illness. As a result, it is truly a gift that she is such a wonderful dancer, not being able to even hear the music.

As she meets David, their lives become entwined and at the beginning he has no idea that she can't hear as she speaks well.

I love how the characters of the earlier books are carried through into this book and you can see how their lives developed through time. And I love reading and listening to books about places that I know and recognize. I look forward to the next book! This series is wonderful and very enjoyable for all ages of readers.

I received an Audible version from the Author. All thoughts are my own.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jenny's Dream

  • A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Jenny Roberts has a dream to escape her small hometown to become a writer. She develops a friendship with a young farmer, who is new to the area and has secretly fallen in love with her. After she realizes her friend means more to her than she thought, she must now choose between a career and romance. The only thing standing in her way is an unpleasant memory that has haunted her since childhood. She must learn to forgive before she can choose which dream to follow. Meanwhile, a legendary 10-foot grizzly is seen in the area, and its boldness has frightened the community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have a dream....

  • By Victoria Haugen on 12-30-18

Wonderful book series!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I have really enjoyed Audible books. I can listen while working, while traveling and while relaxing. This series by Linda Weaver Clarke is a wonderful historical set of books that I have enjoyed so much.

The narrator Carolyn Kashner has an easy going and relaxing way of speaking with lots of voice changes as the book characters speak.

This was book 3 of the 5 part historical fiction Bear Lake Family series. It is always nice to read one of Linda Weaver Clarke's books which are always entertaining, factual and clean reads.

This, as the title indicates is the story about Jenny, daughter of Gilbert and Melinda, the couple that blended their lives and family together.A wonderful story that takes you back in time and let's you visualize what life was like as people forged their lives in an untamed land.

As Jenny's dream of her future began to come true, she discovered that sometimes dreams can change with time. And sometimes surprise you.

It was a great read and I recommend it along with the previous 2 books in the series. It has adventure, romance and historical elements which make a great combination. I know others will enjoy this story as much as I have.

I received an Audible version of this book for my honest review which I have given.