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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,455

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

oooh that scottish accent...

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

great and interesting book. great narration. a story the connects WWI and WWII...intriguing. I highly recommend this book.

  • Love Like You've Never Been Hurt

  • Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart
  • By: Jentezen Franklin, Cheris Franklin - contributor
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 194

The human heart was created with a great capacity to love. But along with that comes a great capacity to feel pain. There is no denying that those who love us, who are closest to us, can wound us the most profoundly. That kind of pain can be difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. And it can feel even more impossible to continue loving in the face of it. Yet that is exactly what we are called to do. Sharing his own story of pain, pastor and best-selling author Jentezen Franklin shows us how to find the strength, courage, and motivation to set aside the hurt, see others as God sees them, and reach out in love. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Like You've Never Been Hurt

  • By Joann on 04-26-18

helpful

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I found this book helpful and hope to put it into practice. I would recommend this.

  • Loving Frank

  • By: Nancy Horan
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 909

I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Eva Gannon on 12-29-08

exhaustingly pitiful

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

there was guilt...then there was no guilt...then there was guilt again...then there was shady character. i HAD to read this for book club. yes, the history part was there, but other than that, two miserable people.

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  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,115

Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent performance of Graham Greene classic

  • By Doggy Bird on 04-14-13

oh my gosh...

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-19

colin firth was GREAT, but I thought this story would never end. the last pages may have ended up being amazing, but I had to call it quits with an hour to go...obviously i’m no literary giant, but I found it very tedious.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,450

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

full disclosure...

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

full disclosure: mystery thrillers are not my thing...for the life of me I can’t figure why I purchased this book. BUT, it sure kept my interest. the last page ‘got me’.

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  • Dear Mrs. Bird

  • By: AJ Pearce
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fierce and renowned advice columnist Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed but gamely bucks up and buckles down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfully Serious Historical Fiction

  • By Candace Loftus on 01-11-19

I liked the narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

another story about world war II. this was a new and fresh angle to the topic.

  • Amy Snow

  • A Novel
  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,080

It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds. But Aurelia also left her much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss out on this one.

  • By laurie eller on 01-24-17

interesting journey

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

the concept was different and new...I enjoyed the different locations and characters this character met.

  • The Baker's Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen P. Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,357

Only 22, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Apprenticed to Ezra at 13, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing. She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Help is really on the way

  • By Georgia on 07-15-17

i liked it 'okay'

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

i have read lots of books that are set around WWII....all have a different angle. this one is about the village 'cast of characters' and the sad day to day life during the german occupation.

  • See Me

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,114

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Nicholas Sparks Has Ever Written!

  • By Wendi on 01-07-16

didn't know what to expect

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

i like this book more than i anticipated...i really liked the main character's total honesty. love story and mystery.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 72,674
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65,980
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 65,941

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

i know i'm in the minority....

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

first, the narration was OUTSTANDING....
i have been avoiding this book since it came out 21 years ago because of sorcery, witchcraft, spells (at that time my kids were of the age that this book was targeted for).
i finally listened to it this week. for me, it was pretty enchanting. for my grandkids? nope. i can't get over a line in the final chapter: 'DEATH IS BUT THE NEXT GREAT ADVENTURE'. and it was repeated. dumbledore said death is 'like going to bed after a very, very long day'. i'm not comfortable with putting that thought into my grandkid's impressionable heads.
i have many, many friends who have adored harry potter, but after book 1, i can move on.

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