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Willow Bend Press

Chesterfield, MO
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  • Shady Cross

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,427

In one hand small-time crook Stokes holds a backpack stuffed with someone else's money--$350,000 of it. In the other hand, Stokes has a cell phone, which he found with the money. On the line a little girl he doesn't know asks, "Daddy? Are you coming to get me? They say if you give them the money, they'll let you take me home."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced, very entertaining

  • By shelley on 03-14-15

Action-packed all the way!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Despite all his flaws and bad decisions, I found myself rooting for Stokes to succeed in his mission. I laughed, I cried, I gasped. Great story and wonderful narration.

  • The Far Arena

  • By: Richard Ben Sapir
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

While conducting exploration in the frozen Arctic, Texan Lew McCardle, a geologist working for the Houghton Oil company, discovers something remarkable: a body encased in the ice. More remarkable still, the skills of Russian researcher Semyon Petrovitch bring the man miraculously back to life. This strange visitor from the distant past has an amazing story to tell. Translated from his native Latin by Nordic nun Olava, Lucius Aurelius Eugenianus reveals that in the era of Domitian he was a champion in the Roman Colosseum, a gladiator known far and wide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classic Favorite doesn't disappoint

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-04-16

Awesome Narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

The story was riveting and the narrator was near perfect. I couldn't put it down. At first I didn't realize the book was almost 40 years old, but that doesn't affect the quality. I will definitely seek out more works by the author as well as the narrator.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Spying in High Heels

  • By: Gemma Halliday
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 610

L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300-pound psychic, and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very fun listen

  • By Annette on 08-05-12

Wonderful Narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

What about Caroline Shaffer’s performance did you like?

I felt like my best friend was confiding in me as I listened to this book. I'm amazed by how the narrator was able to make each voice unique and realistic, even those with Jewish, Russian, and Hispanic accents. The pace was just right. Great job!

Any additional comments?

This book was meant to be a light, entertaining read, and that's just what it was. I enjoyed listening to it.