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  • What the Wind Knows

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Captivating Historical Romance!

  • By Melanie on 03-04-19

The best story I've read in years...

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Reviewed: 03-04-19

Just this second, I finished reading this book. My face is hot and I produced a pile of dirty tissues because I cried rivers of tears during the last two chapters. What the Wind Knows is the best book I have read in YEARS! I give this story all the stars in the world.

Gratitude to my friend, Julie, for recommending this book. I can't thank you enough.

I listened to the audiobook version. The narrators were lovely and really brought the story and all its history and characters to life.

30 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Sarai

  • A Novel (In the Company of Killers)
  • By: J. A. Redmerski
  • Narrated by: Kate Reinders, Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 538

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years. Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Sandy Shea on 07-29-14

Good story, bad narrator

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Reviewed: 12-03-17

Killing Sarai is an enjoyable and compelling dark read. However the male narrator of the audiobook was a terrible choice for the voice of Victor. The narrator sounded like an elderly man when the character is a stone cold killer in his mid 30s. Terrible casting in my opinion. If you can get past that then the story itself is pretty good.