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  • 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 3,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145

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 8,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,741

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 67,923
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61,657
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 61,633

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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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,103
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,032

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

it kept me listening

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

before we even meet for book club in two weeks, different gals are sending out email blasts: 'i love this book!!!!!!!'

  • The Wrecker

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046

It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen

  • By Henry on 12-05-09

our second in the series

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

at 14.5 hours, this one was a bit long...there were some sections that dragged too much for us. as with the first book, the history from the early 1900's is very interesting.

  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives - resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite novels, ever

  • By Calliope on 11-24-14

WHOA!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

i really didn't think i was a reader of gothic stories....listening to the different characters really helps! i enjoyed this way more than i anticipated, and i would recommend to others. several twists and turns.

  • The Midnight Rose

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Anjana Srinivasan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683

In the heyday of the British Raj, Anahita becomes Princess Indira’s official companion, and accompanies her to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury – reluctant heir to a magnificent, estate – and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. Her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, takes her to the now-crumbling Astbury Hall…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Story with a Superb Performance!

  • By Catherine on 02-26-14

kept my attention

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

there is a good bit of character development...a mystery, scenes and accents from india and england...interesting.

  • The Light Behind the Window

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic historical story... loved it!

  • By Maria on 07-13-15

i liked it!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

one of those books that goes back and forth, as the present day character tries to figure out what happened with the ancestors. the kind of history we all need to understand and know.

  • The Chase

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816

A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Opener to Cussler's Isaac Bell Series

  • By ftmgal on 04-05-15

VERY PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

i have lots of WWII books under my belt...my hubby has lots of 'shoot-em-ups' under his belt. when we travel together, we need to find a happy medium. this was our first story by this author and we were very pleasantly surprised. a detective case from the early 1900's...wondering what's next...shootings, but no crazy, gory details...a love interest, but nothing to be uncomfortable with. we will listen to more of clive cussler's books.

  • Small Town Rumors

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee - and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas - has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Beaver State on 07-05-18

predictable

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

once I was a few hours in, I decided I would commit to the end...if you are a fan of the author, I suppose this is your kind of book.