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  • When Jesus Wept

  • The Jerusalem Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene
  • Narrated by: D. J. Canaday
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

Lazarus occupies a surprising position in the Gospel accounts. Widely known as the man Jesus raised from the dead, his story is actually much broader and richer than that. Living as he did at Bethany, near Jerusalem, Lazarus was uniquely placed to witness the swirl of events around Jesus. When Jesus Wept, the first novel in The Jerusalem Chronicles series by best-selling authors Bodie and Brock Thoene, unfolds the turbulent times in Judea during Jesus' ministry, centering on the friendship between Jesus and Lazarus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What a story.

  • By Brian T on 11-13-13

Enlightening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Liked it very much. Narrator made the image as if I were there. I enjoyed the story.

  • Every Crooked Nanny

  • A Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 989

After 10 years of cleaning up the dirt on Atlanta's streets, Callahan Garrity is trading in her badge for a broom and a staff of house cleaners. But, though the uniform is a little different, Callahan soon finds herself right back in the middle of a mystery when a client's pretty, pious 19-year-old nanny is gone...along with the jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents. Before she knows it, the meticulous Callahan is up to her elbows in a case involving illicit love triangles, crooked business deals, long-distance scams, and a dead body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For light entertainment - Also reviews explained

  • By Chicago Laura on 07-05-13

TOO MUCH RAWNESS

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Don't like the choice of wording, cursing , seems at least every other paragraph. Too much for me.

  • The Lilac Bouquet

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033

Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Mercy Boujarwah on 09-28-17

SPLENDID!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Loved this book also by Carolyn Brown . I believe C. Brown will join F. Rivers along with E. Queen as my favorite writers. Will be getting the next one very soon.

  • The Secret Garden

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,989

When Mary Lennox's parents die from cholera in India, the spoiled orphan is transplanted to her uncle's 600-year-old gloomy and secretive estate in England. She is certain that she is destined for misery at Misselthwaite Manor. However, she soon discovers an arched doorway into an overgrown garden, locked shut since the death of her aunt 10 years earlier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magical getaway

  • By Catherine on 10-20-07

LOVED IT

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

This was a heartfelt and warming story for children and adults. Like eating cookies, just can not stop eating or reading ;-)

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  • Leota's Garden

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hurst
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

Once Leota's garden was a place of beauty - where flowers bloomed and hope thrived. It was her refuge from the deep wounds inflicted by a devastating war, her sanctuary where she knelt before a loving God and prayed for the children who couldn't understand her silent sacrifices. At 83, Leota is alone; her beloved garden is in ruins. All her efforts to reconcile with her adult children have been fruitless. She voices her despair to a loving Father, her only friend. And God brings a wind of change through unlikely means....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great one from Francine Rivers

  • By Shelfish on 09-09-13

Heartfelt

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I enjoyed this book very much. It released good feelings, sorrowful feelings, and laughter in my heart and mind. I have always liked whatever Francine Rivers has written. Sometimes it was hard to distinguish the characters, but I truly appreciated this story.

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,531
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,536

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

TREMENDOUSLY LOVING READING

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

This book was a breath of fresh air for me. Enjoyed it. A great writing . Will be listening to the others by Carolyn Brown. Enjoyed performance by Donna Postel, I loved her voice.

  • Unafraid: Mary

  • Lineage of Grace, Book 5
  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Mary is one of the most revered women in history, but she was an ordinary woman striving to please God in the same way that women still do today. Listeners are sure to gain a new appreciation of the familiar story through Francine's signature style. A study on the biblical text is included for personal or group study.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Rob Lokkesmoe on 05-26-14

AMEN !

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Truly a great book to read and listen to. Enjoy all in the series. Love all of Miss Rivers books, will be getting the next ones to listen to very soon.

  • State of the Onion

  • A White House Chef Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Julie Hyzy
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

Introducing White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who is rising-and sleuthing-to the top. Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu! Never let them see you sweat-that's White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, which is pretty hard to honor in the most important kitchen in the world. She's hell-bent on earning her dream job, Executive Chef. There's just one thing: Her nemesis is vying for it, too. Well, that and the fact that an elusive assassin wants to see her fry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure fiction -- I still loved it!

  • By karen on 12-26-14

BRILLIANTLY CHARMING

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Loved this book. Kept my mind moving, the plot and solutions was dazzling. Get it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • And the Shofar Blew

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

Energetic young pastor Paul Hudson rejuvenates a dying church and boosts attendance so high that a new building must be constructed. But in his eagerness to please the new devotees, Paul loses touch with what truly matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, definitely worth the listen.

  • By Candace on 04-30-09

Impassioned Reading

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

What made the experience of listening to And the Shofar Blew the most enjoyable?

The willingness to forgive through the loving of God.

What was one of the most memorable moments of And the Shofar Blew?

The wife was my favorite character. She was the one who was the strongest in all the situations. She was always remember what God had written.

What does Ruth Ann Phimister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The feeling of each character was emphasized for each character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Remember your heart; quiet and powerful.

Any additional comments?

I have loved Francine Rivers for years. Audible makes it easy for me to 'read' more of her books. Trying to read them all, even the 'books' I have read years ago.

  • A Single Thread

  • The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1
  • By: Marie Bostwick
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward, Lorna Raver
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,202

Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isn’t....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Signing Up for the Series!

  • By Becky Price on 10-16-14

LESSONS !

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

What did you love best about A Single Thread?

I loved the 'strength' of the entire book

What did you like best about this story?

The way the people pulled together

Which character – as performed by Pam Ward and Lorna Raver – was your favorite?

(at my age), the older lady, aunt, friend.

If you could rename A Single Thread, what would you call it?

No Place Like Home

Any additional comments?

This was a book that I had to make myself stop reading because it was very interesting to me the way that the characters all eventually came together to care for one another. It was really like sewing with a single thread and the project got to be finished.