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  • The Little Shop of Found Things: A Novel

  • Found Things, Book 1
  • By: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. When she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine, she has to know more. It is while she’s examining the chatelaine that she’s transported back to the 17th century, where it has its origins. She discovers there is an injustice in its history. The spirit that inhabits her new home confronts her and charges her with saving her daughter’s life, threatening to take Flora’s if she fails. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Five stars if only...

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-27-18

don't leave me hanging

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

please tell me that there will be more to this story. I truly liked this story but it kind of left me hanging in the end so I am hoping there is a second on in the works.
I also enjoyed the narrator andI thought she did a great job with all the characters she had to be the voice of.

  • The Last Letter from Your Lover

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 years - an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic car accident, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Excellent Audio!

  • By careful shopper on 02-12-14

great lislisten

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

this is the second book on a row that I have listened to that told the story all the way through from beginning to end. Neither of them left me hanging. I know exactly what happened to all the characters and where they were headed. I hope this is a trend that just keeps on giving. I enjoyed listening to this story very much. the reader did an amazing job.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,849

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I enjoyed listening to the reader as narrated this very enjoyable story. Kept me interested the whole time and loved the characters. The best part was that this story took you from beginning to end without leaving you hanging. Great Listen.

  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,084

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 370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't listen to it

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-14-18

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 5,238
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,490

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 43,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,121

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 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 497

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 22,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,134

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 11,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,034

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."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CAPTIVATING READ

  • By Jennifer on 09-25-12

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.

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