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  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,508

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting, intriguing, mysterious, and beautiful

  • By Joseph on 12-10-08

Great Story Great Reading

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

this is a very good story and the reader is amazing. I would definitely recommend to my friends and family.

  • Sea of Memories

  • By: Fiona Valpy
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

In 1937, seventeen-year-old Ella’s life changes forever when she is sent to spend the summer on the beautiful Île de Ré and meets the charismatic, creative Christophe. They spend the summer together, exploring the island’s sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, and, for the first time in her life, Ella feels truly free. But the outbreak of war casts everything in a new light. Ella is forced to return to Scotland, where she volunteers for the war effort alongside the dashing Angus. In this new world, Ella feels herself drifting further and further from who she was on the Île de Ré.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good book...bad narrator

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-18

great listen

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

it started off slow but got better and better the more I listened. I loved the ending...loved that it didn't leave me hanging. Great story...

  • Everything We Keep

  • A Novel
  • By: Kerry Lonsdale
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,008
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,293

Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents' restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James's funeral - a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Colleen on 08-17-16

The story kept my attention

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

the story kept my attention but I didn't really like the reader at first. the longer I listen the easier it was to get past the reader. I will listen to this author's work again.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,078

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Awesome story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-17

I loved every minute of this book. Got me from the very beginning and kept me till the very end.

  • In the Land of the Long White Cloud

  • By: Sarah Lark
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 485

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Told Tale of Life in 19th Century New Zealand

  • By Debbie on 05-15-15

Good Listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Love listening to Sarah Lark's audio books! They take you away for awhile.... you will enjoy them

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,864

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

I loved this story! Such a brave boy. Such a brave family. I truly wished that it had not been based on true events, that way we could rewrite history to make it all go away. God bless Pino, his family, and his children. I hope the end of his life is as joyous as the very first part seemed to be before all the tragedy and loss. We Will Never Forget!

  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,606

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's normal?

  • By Kmrsy on 11-30-13

The Glass Castle

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

Should of paid for a professional to do the audio..... Would of enjoyed much better... Wishing I would of just read it instead. Hard to listen to.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,422

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Great listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-17

I loved everything about this Audiobook . I love this story and I love the narration . A must add to your library!

  • Wishful Drinking

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Perspective....

  • By Allan on 12-22-08

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

too funny .....had laugh out loud moments. ..so honest . l loved every minute of it!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,137

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those who are "different" only! Quirky & sweet

  • By Catherine on 05-18-16

loved this story

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

I loved this story. The characters are amazing. I was laughing one minute and crying the next . I think it is a great story for teens on up. I am going to recommend it to my friends and family.