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  • Grandma Gatewood's Walk

  • The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
  • By: Ben Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813

Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than $200. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, she sang the first verse of "America, the Beautiful" and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'd like to walk with her...

  • By Jan on 01-09-15

Don’t know what I expected...

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

...but this wasn’t it. This story is about resilience , well told. This book is about what can be endured, and what can motivate .
If you are looking to immerse yourself in the AT , this book may fall short .

  • Winter Solstice

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life - shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name - still she finds herself lonely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reader left me cold

  • By Peggy Fulghum on 02-17-18

Love this book!

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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: 02-04-18

I love the book.
The characters become so real, you want to call them up for a "boozy lunch". The writer takes you places that should have a 1-800 number for those of us who want to join in. So, if you like a book that is better than a bubble bath, get this one.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • September

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

A place you will never forget. Rosamunde Pilcher's Scotland...where the fields flourish with greenery, the bills bloom with purple, and the lochs glitter with the bright blue of the sky. A time you will never forget. September...when the heather is in full flower, the first chill of autumn cools the air, and the countryside stirs with the hunt, balls, dinner parties, and dance. Rosamunde Pilcher's September...a story of homecomings and heartbreaks, friendships, betrayals, forgiveness, and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An old and much loved favorite

  • By Jeanette Finan on 12-31-17

Wonderful book.... wonderfully read

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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: 01-11-18

....comfort food for your spirit. This is a story about family and friendships, broken promises and forgiveness .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Shell Seekers

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

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

Cherish yourself, by listening to this beautifully written, perfectly read story about life.

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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: 12-24-17

If you have not read Pilcher, you are standing on the brink of a delightful discovery! One review, read so long ago said something to the effect of....”Rosamunde Pilcher, where have you been all my life?” That pretty much summed it up for me too.
Im so glad this amazing novel has finally been given its due, by being presented unabridged ....and read so masterfully! Thank you!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Winter of Our Discontent

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909

In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had “[R]esumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Memorable characters, great narration, POOR AUDIO

  • By Sam D. on 05-18-16

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 02-21-15

Technical issue: many words cut off at end of sentences, right down to the last. Otherwise very enjoyable for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful