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  • Coming Home

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Helen Johns
  • Length: 40 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

Set against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before World War II and a vast continent-spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this captivating story tells of an extraordinary young woman's coming of age, coming to grips with love and sadness, and in every sense of the term, coming home.... In 1935, Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and baby sister go off to join her father in Singapore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best enjoyed as an audio book

  • By amazonbuyer on 06-08-18

Lovely character!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Good, kind people you’d aspire to be like, and to have as friends in your own life. But never boring in their niceness.

  • The Shell Seekers

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297

At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back again

  • By LINN CANNING on 01-22-18

I want to live in this story!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Read this book in my late teens or early 20s - many, many years ago. Remembered that I enjoyed it, but was reminded just how much I loved it and what a special story it is. Beautifully scenic with rich characters, many of whom I would love to be like or to know in my own personal life.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,754
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,529
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,448

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-30-17

Not crazy about this format

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Didn’t like this one at all. It was supposed to be like the thrilling days of radio but there were too many characters and aside from Scully & Mulder, it was hard to tell who was talking or what they were doing. Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny were good but the others were campy to the point of cheesy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,126

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Wow. Just wow.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

My first Audible Original and the bar has been set high. I lost count how many times I said wow! during the under two-hour monologue.

  • Loch Garman

  • Norsemen Saga Series, Book 7
  • By: James L. Nelson
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

Driven ashore on the coast of Ireland, their longships nearly wrecked by the gods who seem unwilling to let them leave, Thorgrim Night Wolf and his band of Northmen once again face a fight for their survival. Helpless without their ships, they must find some refuge in that hostile country and begin the laborious work of making the vessels seaworthy again. But for all the shipbuilding skills that Thorgrim and the others possess, there is one thing they cannot do - weave cloth to replace the sails shredded in the gale that drove them ashore.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-15-18

Loved this series - need more!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I loved this book! The plot twist had me laughing sometimes, and yelling nooooo as my listened in my car. Other drivers probably thought I was crazy. I hope there are more books to come. I’m not ready to be finished with these characters!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Daughters of Ireland

  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

In the green hills of West Cork, Ireland, Castle Deverill has burned to the ground. But young Celia Deverill is determined to see her ruined ancestral home restored to its former glory - to the years when Celia ran through its vast halls with her cousin Kitty and their childhood friend Bridie Doyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first Santa Montefiore book!

  • By Deborah on 08-18-17

Ends too abruptly

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Like the first book, I enjoyed this story a lot, but also like the first book the story ends abruptly without closing the loop on several of the storylines. It’s not done in the manner of a cliff hanger, it feels unfinished / unresolved. But overall I enjoy the characters and the setting quite a bit, even if some of the characters become less likable as their stories unfold (Jack and Bridie really become hard to like, while Celia becomes much more admirable)

  • Sidroc the Dane: A Circle of Ceridwen Saga Story

  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

A discarded child fated to become a powerful Jarl - here is the story of Sidroc. Fate guides the path of his father, Hrald, to his meeting with the woman whose son would help change the face of ninth-century Angle-land. An ever-growing rivalry between Sidroc and his cousin Toki defines the boys' early years. Their young uncle, Yrling, knows success as a raider in far-off Angle-land, and trains his nephews in the ways of the warrior. Ahead of them is the perilous crossing of the North Sea, which stands between them and the plunder they seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t end!

  • By Aberdeen on 05-08-18

Don’t end!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Loved it! I wanted to spend all my time with these characters and live in their world, in their souls actually My only complaint is that it had to end - I wanted it to go on & on!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Evans Above

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,366

Evan Evans is a young police constable who has traded in the violence of city life for idyllic Llanfair, a Welsh village tucked far away from trouble. Nestled among the Snowdonia mountain range, Llanfair looks to Constable Evans like a town forgotten by time, but he quickly learns that even the bucolic countryside has its share of eccentric - and deadly - characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting....

  • By brian on 01-22-17

I’ve got a crush on Evan Evans!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Good fun, likable main character and quirky supporting characters. Narrator’s deep voice was beautiful and I so enjoyed listening I didn’t want it to end.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Castle

  • A Novel
  • By: Santa Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

Born on the ninth day of the ninth month in the year 1900, Kitty Deverill grows up in Castle Deverill, on the sunning green hills of West Cork, Ireland - the same place her ancestors have always dwelt. She isn't fully Irish, as the son of the local veterinarian likes to tease her; but this doesn't stop Kitty and Jack O'Leary from falling in love.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • That's it?

  • By B. Auld on 08-10-17

Loved it until the last five minutes

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

I so thoroughly enjoyed this book until the very end. But the last five minutes were so unsatisfying it felt like the book was unfinished. Like maybe the author had a deadline and just had to cut off and turn it in. There were 4-5 story lines that were left completely resolved. Bridie & Kitty? Kitty & Jack? Kitty & Robert? Michael Doyle? Bertie & Maude? All left ambiguous and unfinished. But the first 17 h 23 m or so were a delight!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,290
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,799

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turn the volume down!

  • By J. Gilbert on 10-30-13

Left me breathless!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

Fun story, amazing performance! The different voices/accents for each character helped me really know and feel the people and the reading of the battle scenes left me breathless! Amazing reading!