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  • Hidden Places

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

Fragrant blossoms herald spring, but the orchard is also a place of secrets and heartache. After the death of her husband Frank, Eliza is left with three young children and mounting debts. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austin is Wonderful

  • By Karen on 06-24-07

Hidden Places Another Winner

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Would you listen to Hidden Places again? Why?

Yes! I am certain I will. There was so much going on all the time you will never run into boredom. Where does Ms Austin get her ideas from? She is a gifted writer who keeps you spellbound and always trying to guess what will happen next. See for yourself what a marvelous story this is.

What other book might you compare Hidden Places to and why?

All of her books are simply super, you can never go wrong with her wonderful material.

If you could take any character from Hidden Places out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Aunt Biddy. I think it would be fun and the stories she comes up with would be entertaining!

  • A Proper Pursuit

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

Fresh from finishing school, Violet receives a double shock. Her dad announces his upcoming wedding and then confesses an old lie - her mom didn't really leave for a sanitarium 11 years ago. But why then did she leave? Under cover of visiting the World's Fair, Violet travels to the stately Chicago home of her saintly grandmother and three eccentric great aunts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just simply entertaining and FUNNY!

  • By Christine on 12-25-10

Ms. Austin is at it again!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

What did you love best about A Proper Pursuit?

Not only a good story but a book that has humor included.

What does Jennifer Ikeda bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings the book to life! It jumps out of the speaker at you!

Any additional comments?

Ms. Austin is always a winner!

  • A Woman's Place

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

While their men fight, America's women produce what's necessary for victory. In a Michigan shipyard, four female co-workers forge a strong bond of friendship that, combined with faith, helps them to overcome oppression, despair, and tragedy - and find love in unlikely places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex insights on personal perspective.

  • By Sara on 09-17-13

10 stars

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

If you could sum up A Woman's Place in three words, what would they be?

Exciting - Terrific - Winner

What did you like best about this story?

Each character had her own individual story and challenge. This is my favorite book Ms. Austin has ever written and every on is a winner but this one is tops! You will love it, not want to put it down!

What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

Ms. Moore is a fantastic narrator, having a different voice for each character so you immediately know which one is speaking. Excellent job Ms. Moore!

Who was the most memorable character of A Woman's Place and why?

Each character has it's own special memory for me.The different challenge each one had and how they met it !

Any additional comments?

The best book you will ever read, never a dull moment. Ms. Austin writes fantastic books and I can't wait to read the next one. She is my favorite author, she always delivers!

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  • A Light to My Path

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 501

Raised on a South Carolina plantation as the house pet of her white master's daughter, Kitty never made a decision for herself. Now, as a young adult, she must preserve her faith while making the biggest decision ever: stay with her master and go south to avoid the Yankees or run away tonight to the North with Grady, the field slave she has come to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense

  • By Karen on 06-24-07

Book 3 and my favorite

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Would you consider the audio edition of A Light to My Path to be better than the print version?

The audio makes you feel like you are there

Which character – as performed by Christina Moore – was your favorite?

Christine Moore has a special gift to change her voice for each different character.She amazes me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes all my different feeling came out while listening to this great story!

Any additional comments?

I can't imagine how in the world Ms. Austiin came about writing such fantastic stories. I read many books but she has now become my favorite author. I look forward to finding the other books she has written and hoping she has more series. I would like to give her a 5 Plus !

  • Fire by Night

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 488

Two-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin is hailed for her inspiring historical novels. As in Candle in the Darkness Austin transports us back to the turbulence of the Civil War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story

  • By Holly on 07-31-12

A Winner !!!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Fire by Night to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version but if you want excitement like you were there,get the audio version !

What did you like best about this story?

The transformation of a wealthy young lady who leaves everything to become an unacceptable nurse and tend to the battered men of the war

Which character – as performed by Christina Moore – was your favorite?

Christine can make every character unique. I loved all of them.

  • Candle in the Darkness

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

Winner of the 2001 Christy Award, Lynn Austin captures the turmoil of the Civil War in this stirring novel. From vast plantations to the cramped closets of the Underground Railroad, it follows one young woman's inspiring journey of risk and sacrifice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Candle In the Darkness

  • By Rachel on 07-19-05

Candle in the darknesss

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

If you could sum up Candle in the Darkness in three words, what would they be?

Terrific- amazing & enthroling

What did you like best about this story?

You can't put it down

What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Christina Moore is by far the greatest narrator I have ever listened to.

Any additional comments?

Lynn Austin has become my favorite author. She keepes you glued to the story.

  • On This Foundation

  • The Restoration Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 492

When news that the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates have been burned with fire, Nehemiah, Jewish cupbearer to King Artaxerxes in Persia, seeks God's guidance. After fasting and prayer, he's given leave to travel to Jerusalem and rebuild the city wall, not anticipating all the dangers that await him on his arrival. The leaders of the surrounding nations become his fierce enemies, plotting to assassinate him and halt the work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Restoration Chronicles Book 3

  • By Michael on 10-29-15

On this foundation

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

Reviewed: 01-19-16

What did you like best about On This Foundation? What did you like least?

The 2nd book in the series is also boring. There was nothing exciting about it.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I am going to try the third book as I have already purchased all three. I am sorry I didn't purchase one at a time as I would have stopped with the first one.

Which character – as performed by Suzanne Toren – was your favorite?

Each and every character was so distinct. She is really an awesome narrator.

Could you see On This Foundation being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No, never!!!

  • Return to Me

  • The Restoration Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

After years of watching his children and grandchildren wander from their faith, Iddo's prayers are answered: King Cyrus is allowing God's chosen people to return to Jerusalem. Jubilant, he joyfully prepares for their departure, only to learn that his family, grown comfortable in the pagan culture of Babylon, wants to remain. Zechariah, Iddo's oldest grandson, feels torn between his grandfather's ancient beliefs and the comfort and success his father enjoys in Babylon. But he soon begins to hear the voice of God, encouraging him to return to the land given to his forefathers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it! My kids love it too!

  • By M. Holmes on 01-17-15

Return To Me

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

Reviewed: 01-19-16

Would you try another book from Lynn Austin and/or Suzanne Toren?

I bought all three with the same results.

What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

Susan Toren's performance save the book. She is excellent!

Was Return to Me worth the listening time?

No, not at all.

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  • Ashes and Ice

  • Yukon Quest, Book 2
  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

When heartache and loss invade Karen Pierce's carefully ordered world, she is devastated. Her plans and dreams for the future seem distant and unattainable, and she is bound by a promise to care for two young adults who are struggling with a loss of their own. Continuing their journey north to the goldfields seems their only option, and Adrik Ivanov agrees to be their guide. With the constant threat of winter hastening their pace, Adrik wonders at the wisdom of their decision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book!

  • By Bookish on 10-28-15

Another great book!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

Tracie Peterson is so talented in bringing to life each character in her book. This is one of a series and follows "Treasures of the North". There is all of the emotions in this book, happy sad, anger,.pleasure,and satisfaction. The narrator Laurel Merlington is absolutely amazing. The book is full of characters that through her amazing talent, gives you no doubt who is speaking. By far the best narrator ever !!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rivers of Gold

  • Yukon Quest, Book 3
  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Miranda Colton, presumed dead, finds herself under the care of a native Alaskan and a studious botanist from England, Teddy Davenport. Miranda only longs to find her friends and continue north. She fears that her chances are diminishing with each passing day. Teddy is deeply committed to his research of the unique landscape of the rugged Alaskan frontier. But despite his intentions, Miranda's presence awakens a deep tenderness in his character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will there be a book 4?

  • By SYJ on 06-13-15

Rivers of Gold

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

This series by Tracie Peterson is one of complete captivation! The story keeps you wanting to continue reading without a break until the end. Tracie is one of my favorite authors, I can't wait for a new series.