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  • Change of Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione, Stafford Clark-Price, Nicole Poole, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen. For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intensely satisfying

  • By Stephanie on 04-22-16

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

This was my first book by Jodi Picoult and I loved it. The story made me take a deep look inside myself at how I feel about capital punishment. The author got my attention from the very start and held it until the very end. I loved the multi-person narration, which was part of the intrigue. Is it a must read? No Will you be glad you read it? Yes!

  • Bait of Satan

  • Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense
  • By: John Bevere
  • Narrated by: John Bevere
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,097

Escape the enemy's deadly trap! The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God - offense. Most people who are ensnared by the bait of Satan don’t even realize it. Don’t be fooled! You will encounter offense, and it’s up to you how it will affect your relationship with God. Your response will determine your future. If offense is handled correctly, you will become stronger rather than bitter. John Bevere shows you how to stay free from offense and escape the victim mentality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forgiveness is the KEY

  • By shannon on 11-06-11

Introspective

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I love that this was read by the author. The book is hard hitting in that you must look deep inside yourself to see what you have allowed to alter your life. It was a great listen, albeit hard when your own faults are presented in the mirror. I highly recommend.

  • Y is for Yesterday

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,812

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence, and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-29-17

Definitely a disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

I absolutely love Sue Grafton's Alphabet series! Y disappointed. First, lets get to the good part. Judy Kaye once again gave a brilliant performance! I love her style of narration. Now on to the actual book. The story was disjointed. It made me wonder if Sue Grafton is trying to tie up all the loose ends as the series comes to the end. The other thing struck me in this book was there was a lot more profanity than in the previous books. When an author resorts to that much profanity it shows me that they either do not have a firm grasp of the English language, or they have run out of idea. I think the latter is true in this case. I will still listen to Z when it comes out, however I hope there is a better storyline and a that she takes the profanity down about 6 notches.

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,126

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Yikes!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Upfront, I want you to know that I only listened to just over an hour of the book. I tried really hard to get into it, but I didn't find anything captivating. The narration was so slow and quiet. I actually fell asleep and had to go back to listen again. The story did not captivate me at all. I kept thinking what is the author trying to communicate. I've never read a book by Kristin Hannan before and maybe it is just not my cup of tea. Honestly, I would give it lower stars except I didn't complete the book. Maybe it got better, but I will never know.

  • Destination Unknown

  • By: Amy Clipston
  • Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Some journeys don’t come with a map.It’s senior year, and Whitney Richards is tired of the constant pressures to be perfect. When she gets a D in calculus, her mother immediately worries Whitney won’t get into the “right” college - Mom’s alma mater - and hires Taylor as tutor. Taylor is a quiet, mysterious boy unlike anyone Whitney has ever met, but his upbringing has her mother and friends discouraging any type of relationship.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag of tricks

  • By Music109 on 08-25-17

Mixed bag of tricks

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

The book was ok. The story was actually more for a teen reader. I finished it anyway. It was predictable. some of the characters were vibrant, while others were throw always. The narration was very good at times and irritating at others. There were times when the shrill of her voice cuts right through you. Other times were laughable, like when she did the voice of the mom. Other voices were quite pleasant. I found the overall book odd. There were times when I couldn't wait to hear more, then it would drag. In the end, there were lose ends that never quite got tied up in a neat little bow.

  • Moonlight on the Millpond

  • By: Lori Wick
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

This first book in the Tucker Mills Trilogy from beloved author Lori Wick follows Jace Randall as he leaves his childhood home to help his Uncle Woody Randall run the saw mill in Token Creek. Jace diligently focuses on work until he meets the visiting niece of local storekeepers. Jace pursues her until she finally agrees to attend a picnic with him and take a chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moonlight on the Millpond

  • By Christopher on 12-07-05

Couldn't Get Into It!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Let me start by saying I usually LOVE Lori Wick. This book was a snoozer. I listened to four chapters and just could not get into it. The narration will put you to sleep. I tried all speeds and it was just not good. The characters did not grab my attention. The storyline was plodding. Finally, I just returned it because there are so many great books out there. I didn't want to waste anymore time on this one.

  • True Devotion

  • Uncommon Heroes, Book 1
  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior. She has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe "Bear" Baker can't ask her to accept that risk again, even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband's death is back, closer than either of them realize. Kelly's in danger, and Joe may not get there in time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Clean Story

  • By Traci on 06-12-15

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Dee Henderson has done it again. This book was well developed. Great story. The characters were vivid. Storyline was good. Narration was outstanding. I would listen to this one again.

  • Emory's Gift

  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

After 13-year-old Charlie Hall’s mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school. But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless. In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, a species thought to be extinct in northern Idaho.And this very unusual bear will change Charlie’s life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to believe it was real

  • By Carianti on 03-02-15

RIVETING!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

The author had me from the first sentence. the coming of age story was emotive. the grizzly bear was an incredible character. since the author narrated this the inflections were perfect. He has a great voice for narration. I hated having to put it down each time. the author claims thisbto be a true account. I don't known whether it is or not, but I'm just going to believe. ibwill be listening to this one again.

  • The Secret Keeper

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,209

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!

  • By Maria on 10-20-12

So Glad There is a return Policy

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

This is a 20 hr book. I made it 3 hours in and hated every moment of it. The story was uninteresting. I don't even have the words to express how much I hated it. Then the book took a sexual turn and I was finished. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. To be honest I'm not even sure after 3 hours what the book was about. That should say it all. The narrator was good though.

  • The Ebb Tide

  • By: Beverly Lewis
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Stephanie Cozart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

A heartwarming tale of courage and love from Amish fiction's number-one author. When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read!

  • By Derftex on 09-05-18

Disappointment

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

I usually LOVE Beverly Lewis' books. This one was a total disappointment. I tried three times unsuccessfully to get into it. On the fourth time I forced myself to listen to it. The narration was very good. The story line was actually boring. It is almost as if Beverly Lewis did not write this book. I struggled to get through it. There were a lot of details about nothing. The characters were not compelling. This had the potential to be a great work if some of the characters were given depth. There was a point in the book where there is a rip tide and it had such potential to be compelling but ended up being just a small dot on a blank canvas. Sadly, I do not recommend this book.