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  • Home Front

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729

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

This book really makes you think

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

If you could sum up Home Front in three words, what would they be?

Very inspiring book

What other book might you compare Home Front to and why?

Nightingale was also a great book. Brings you into the families that are feeling the pain of war and the loss of life as they know it.

Which character – as performed by Maggi-Meg Reed – was your favorite?

The grandmother

  • Angel Falls

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

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

Not a great book

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't imagine anyone who would find this book enjoyable

What do you think your next listen will be?

A different Kristin Hannah book

How could the performance have been better?

I usually enjoy this narrator but not for this book. I could not stand the tone used for Brett's voice. It grated on my nerves so bad I almost quit listening several times. I just thought it might turn the corner and get better.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. Kristen Hannah books are not usually so blah.

Any additional comments?

I would not recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leaving Cheyenne

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

As the world enters a new century, three teenagers forge a future for themselves on the wild Texas grasslands: Gideon Fry, torn between going his way and following his father's footsteps; Johnny McCloud, whose restless spirit finds its solace traversing an open range; and Molly Taylor, the woman they both love. Rugged, bold and volatile, the three of them come of age in this tender and intimate novel of the heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and sincere novel

  • By Paul on 05-22-09

Leaving Cheyenne

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-10

This book is a great read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rain Gods

  • A Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895

When Hackberry Holland became sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border, he'd hoped to leave certain things behind: his checkered reputation, his haunted dreams, and his obsessive memories of the good life with his late wife, Rie. But the discovery of the bodies of nine illegal aliens, machine-gunned to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a church, soon makes it clear that he won't escape so easily.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Divided Loyalties and Sultry Prose

  • By Catherine on 07-25-09

Rain Gods

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-10

James Lee Burke doesn't let you down. He's always a great read. I prefer the Robicheaux series, but this book was ok also.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Swan Peak

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

Swan Peak finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christmas/Birthday in July

  • By Deborah on 07-10-08

Swan Peak

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-10

James Lee Burke does it again! Another great read.

  • Pegasus Descending

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

A troubled young woman breezes into Detective Robicheaux's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of his friend: a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking

  • By Deborah on 07-24-06

Pegasus Descending

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-10

James Lee Burke can't go wrong with his Dave Robicheaux series! Alwasys a great read. Once I get started on one of these books I can't stop listening...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tin Roof Blowdown

  • A Dave Robicheaux Novel
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506

Dave Robicheaux returns in another Bayou adventure, this one more gruesome and gut-wrenching than any that have come before. Hurricane Katrina has ravaged New Orleans, leaving the streets and buildings flooded and the city awash with opportunists, looters, and vicious criminals. There is no order, no law. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, and bodies float through the streets and hang from trees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How Does One Manage?

  • By Deborah on 07-20-07

The Tin Roof Blowdown

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-10

James Lee Burke nails it again! Great read!