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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 19,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,139

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

Wow, what an ending!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I just found my new favorite author. She takes you along at a smooth pace through twists and turns, then ties it up at the end in a neat little package. All very satisfying and unexpected. Now looking for her next title.

  • O, Pioneers!

  • By: Willa Cather
  • Narrated by: Alexis O'Donahue
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

On the harsh and wild frontier of the American West, Alexandra Bergson struggles to fulfill her father's dying wish of establishing his family on the Nebraska table lands. Through hard times and abundant, through love and loss, through joy and suffering, Alexandra challenges both her family and the land in her quiet, honest way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Ryan on 01-19-12

Kind of boring.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I struggled to finish. It was well written, just not dynamic. My mind would frequently wonder.

  • Angel Falls

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

Michaela, beloved wife and mother of two, lies in a coma. Doctors have told her husband Liam not to expect a recovery, but he maintains hope that love can accomplish what medicine cannot. Day after day, he sits by her bedside, holding her hand, sharing the stories of their life together. Then he discovers the evidence of his wife's secret past - a long hidden first marriage to international movie star Julian True.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Angel Falls

  • By barbara on 11-14-17

Mediocre at best

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I think I keep expecting all Kristen Hannah novels to be as good as the first 2 or 3 and they just are not. This one I really hated the sound of the narrator's voice when reading female and young peoples parts. Why he was chosen I have no idea. The part of the woman's 9 year old son was almost comical. I don't know of any child that age that still calls their mother 'mommy' or sucks their thumb when upset. And the voice of her first husband! Was that suppose to be a Texas accent or a hick? You got me!? Maybe it's just me. All in all it was just a disappointment and I'd rather have my credit back.

  • On Mystic Lake

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 418

On the day her daughter leaves for college, Anne Colwater's husband of 20 years announces he wants a divorce. Her roles of wife and mother suddenly gone, Annie retreats to her childhood home of Mystic, Washington, to heal. There she finds her old friend Nick, suddenly widowed and unable to cope with his emotionally scarred young daughter, Izzie.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Never been so disappointed

  • By Lisa on 12-28-10

It was just OK.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I was torn between 3 & 4 stars. She's written better but I've read much worse. She is always my 'go to' author though because she's never written anything I just couldn't read.

  • Home Front

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore. But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way; they are unhappy and edging toward divorce. Then the Iraq war starts. An unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm’s way and leaving the other at home, waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Patricia on 02-17-12

Seemed to just scratch the surface.

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

The writer didn't really delve deep inside several topics, women in aviation or women/ war.

  • Firefly Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,823

Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Chick lit meets Forrest Gump

  • By Lisa on 12-29-10

Not her best.<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I could take it or leave it. I probably will not listen to it again.

  • Night Road

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,351

For 18 years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows - her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy - until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written and Worth the Read

  • By Christine on 01-21-12

EXCELLENT!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Another great by my favorite author. Didn't think she'd top "The Great Alone". She did!

  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not realize this was religious....

  • By Amanda on 05-08-18

Another Francine Rivers greats!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Narration was spot-on. I think I listened to the entire book in 2 days. AAA+.

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  • The Atonement Child

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

The Atonement Child explores the devastating consequences of rape and resulting pregnancy on innocent victims, their families, and their faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another awesome read from Francine

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 06-02-09

Didn't enjoy this at alll.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I have really liked almost everything Francine Rivers has written, but not this one. I felt preached to for the entirety of the book. The narrator sounded like that of a 65 year old woman, not that of an age appropriate young woman. I could have written this book, it was that predictable.

  • Between Sisters

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Jan on 09-16-10

Another great Kristen Hannah novel.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Not as good as The Great Alone, but held my attention. Keep writing Kristen! A+