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  • The Boy

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955

When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier outside the sleepy town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he's ever seen. Genevieve's seven-year-old son, P.J., has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well, a witness inexplicably left behind to tell the tale. There is no evidence of forced entry, not a clue that points to a motive. Meanwhile, Nick's wife, Detective Annie Broussard, sits in the emergency room with the grieving Genevieve. A mother herself, Annie understands the emotional devastation this woman is going through.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like watching dominos...

  • By shelley on 01-04-19

Unrealistic

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

So many twists and turns ending up with an unrealistic protagonist. Disappointing outcome. I expected much better from this author.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl from Berlin

  • A Novel
  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

An old friend calls Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart to his famous Italian restaurant to enlist their help. His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds, even though she can produce her own set of deeds to her land. Catherine and Liam’s only clue is a bound, handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a story long-forgotten....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WWII in Berlin and Italy

  • By Mona-Alisa on 10-23-18

Wow! Couldn’t stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Inspiring story. Believable characters with many different turns in the plot which kept me hooked in till the end.
Excellent story.

  • Half a Heart

  • By: Karen McQuestion
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169

At nine years of age, Logan Weber knows the routine. Keep quiet, make the food last, and don’t ever cause trouble. He’ll do what it takes to evade the rages of his troubled, violent father. Even though he’s only a child, Logan already knows too much - has seen too much. So when the opportunity presents itself, Logan runs. He has no idea where his journey will lead, or that the grandmother he’s been told is dead is desperately searching for him. Alone with no home of his own, Logan looks for a safe place to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Grandmother's Quest

  • By Elaine M. Panzeter on 05-28-18

Feel good story

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I found the characters very sweet but not very realistic dialogue from the young boy. Very adult thinking for a nine year old. slow moving and over detail in unimportant areas. Found it a bit tedious but at least it had a happy ending.

  • The Profiler's Daughter

  • Sky Stone, Book 1
  • By: P. M. Steffen
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

The Profiler's Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner. Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston's oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great find

  • By Chris Culkeen on 03-14-14

Needs a different Narrator!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-14

Story has a lot of potential but the Narrator has destroyed my enjoyment of the book. The over-exaggerated dramatic portrayal of the characters leaves me disliking every character!
Disappointed. Would like to try another book by this author but would NOT listen to another book with this Narrator.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Severe Mercy

  • By: Sheldon Vanauken
  • Narrated by: Peter Chanice
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Jeffrey on 12-03-16

Superb narration makes for a fascinating Book

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

Reviewed: 04-24-14

What an interesting book. The narration was superb and made the characters come alive. Amazing insights of one man's journey through profound love, developing faith as he handles his beloved wife's illness and subsequent death.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Bottom of the Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: William C. Pack
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 21 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

The Bottom of the Sky is an aching rags to riches family saga that surges from rural squalor into the opulent power chambers of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. The story contrasts the 30-year struggles of an abused sister and brother who seek to reclaim themselves from their abhorrent past. One is abandoned to a life of sexual desecration and addiction. The other escapes with his demons to wield fragile, uncanny genius and unrelenting ambition to amass staggering wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST READ!

  • By Nathaniel Pack on 02-15-10

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-14

I'm afraid I never got past the first 3 chapters of this book. The story and narrator combined to leave an impression of unrelenting gloom. I failed to get drawn to any of the characters. Nothing made me want to make the effort of listening any further. I am returning this to find something I enjoy listening to!

  • Follow the River

  • By: James Alexander Thom
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

Mary Ingles was 23, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing tale of survival

  • By Marie L Walker on 01-12-11

Inspiring story

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

Reviewed: 10-18-13

I found myelf drawn into this story from the start with my interest held right down to the end of the epilogue. Mary Ingles was an amazing woman. Her courage and determination despite the formidable challenges were a constant inspiration. Fascinating insights into the history of USA early pioneers especially in relation to American Indian population.

Quality narration. well written. Well worth the credit :)

  • In the Land of the Long White Cloud

  • By: Sarah Lark
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 507

Hardworking London governess Helen Davenport longs for a family of her own but knows the prospect of finding a suitable husband grows dimmer each year. Then she spots an advertisement seeking wives for the churchgoing bachelors of colonial New Zealand and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer.Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, society life bores Gwyneira Silkham, beautiful, daring daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Epic - New Zealand

  • By DHackney on 08-30-13

Narrator has no idea of Maori Pronunciation!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-13

Interesting story of pioneer New Zealand. However as a genuine "Kiwi" pakeha, I found the narration rather bland and her poor pronunciation of Maori words and place names grated - sometimes they were unrecognisable. The "Maori accent" of the Maori workers speaking English was also poorly portrayed.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Heft

  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,096
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,094

Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing--Captivating--Altering

  • By Mel on 04-19-12

Gets to the heart of "Family"

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

Reviewed: 07-17-13

I bought this because of reviews recommending and wasn't disappointed. The characters are well developed and believable, enhanced by wonderful expression by narrators. The book sensitively explores themes around grief and the search for love, value and belonging in a contemporary setting.

Held my attention to the last word. Left me enriched.

  • In This Hospitable Land

  • By: Lynmar Brock Jr.
  • Narrated by: David Baker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

When the Germans invade Belgium in 1940, chemistry professor André Sauverin fears the worst. His colleagues believe their social and political positions will protect them during the occupation, but André knows better. He has watched Hitler’s rise to power and knows the Nazis will do anything to destroy their enemies. For the Sauverins are Jews, non-practicing, yes, but that won’t matter to the Germans - or to the Belgians desperate to protect themselves by informing on their neighbors. And so André and his brother Alex take their parents, wives, and children and flee south.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great historical perspective

  • By Cookie on 03-31-13

Outstanding! Inspiring story.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-13

I was held involved throughout by this inspiring true story of a courageous family group coping with amazing fortitude throughout the long years of the war. Well written and very well performed. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful