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  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,048

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve, but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martin is a genius

  • By Celeste Albers on 04-26-16

Hard to listen in the car

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Very hard to understand the narrator when he lowered his voice to voice the character's thoughts.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,885

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 12-16-12

Any additional comments?

A great tale with unexpected twists and turns. After reading other reviews I had my sleuth hat on and anticipated most of the "surprises", but not all. Well done!

  • The Scarlet Thread

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Angela Rogers, Alma Cuervo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998

Sierra Madrid's life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn's example, Sierra learns to surrender to God?s sovereignty and unconditional love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 04-19-13

Weaving threads

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

Reviewed: 12-16-12

What made the experience of listening to The Scarlet Thread the most enjoyable?

Francine Rivers masterfully sets the stage for a story that a describes the lives of too many of us who get caught up in ourselves and our own desires. She weaves through her tale the historical diary of a woman moved against her will and the painful journey to finding peace through Jesus. The parallel stories are intriguing and a pleasure to read.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • All She Ever Wanted

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

A three-time Christy Award winner, Lynn Austin crafts rousing tales of hope and redemption. All She Ever Wanted stars Kathleen Seymour, a woman who seems to have it all, though she hides a dark family secret. To her horror, everything comes crashing down when she loses her job and her daughter is caught shoplifting. Desperate to regain control over her life, Kathleen returns to her estranged family to mend her severely broken relationships before it is too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Enjoyment

  • By Carla on 03-26-13

Fresh starts....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-10

Lynn Austin has written a grand novel spanning 3 generations of fresh starts. Her story is gripping and inspiring.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • My Heart Remembers

  • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

After a New York tenement fire kills their immigrant parents in 1886, Maelle, Mattie, and Molly Gallagher soon find themselves aboard a crowded orphan train - hoping a family will adopt them in Missouri. Despite eight-year-old Maelle's best efforts to keep the young survivors together, they must split up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Scott on 05-24-10

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-10

A trip to the past through the eyes of Irish immigrants. Love, loss, and trials grab the heart and make this book unforgettable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Woman's Place

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

While their men fight, America's women produce what's necessary for victory. In a Michigan shipyard, four female co-workers forge a strong bond of friendship that, combined with faith, helps them to overcome oppression, despair, and tragedy - and find love in unlikely places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex insights on personal perspective.

  • By Sara on 09-17-13

Great Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-09

Lynn Austin does it again! She creates meaningful characters with depth and a story line of historical interest. An intriguing view into the lives of four women during World War II.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful