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  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,834
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,782

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

I highly recommend this book! I purchased it for my two college aged sons. I will purchase the young reader version for my younger sons. Good history interwoven within the story.

  • The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse

  • By: John R. Erickson
  • Narrated by: John R. Erickson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80

An eye for an eye. Things are looking pretty bleak for Hank the Cowdog. First he gets sick on poisoned bacon grease. Then he accidentally trips Sally May - and she ends up with a broken ankle. And if that's not bad enough, he gets stuck playing dress-up with Amy and Ashley, Little Alfred's cousins. But when Tuerto the Killer Stud Horse breaks free and charges at the girls, Hank knows it's up to him to protect them. He'll show that one-eyed horse who's boss - even if it means risking his own life!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Joanna on 08-22-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

We love ALL Hanky books! Never regret buying these books as they make trips fun!

  • Stay Away from that City...They Call it Cheyenne

  • Code of the West #4
  • By: Stephen Bly
  • Narrated by: Jerry Sciarrio
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Married life for Tap and Pepper isn't turning out quite the way they planned. The ranch is gone and they've moved to Cheyenne where Tap finds himself a job as acting marshal in a town that has little regard for the law. And it's not a pretty sight!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back on track with adventure and humor.

  • By Daniel on 02-15-14

Not my favorite but still good

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

This is a continuation in the series but could be a stand alone book. I did not care for Angelina's. disrespectful attitude towards Tap nor did I appreciate her language. Normally we listen as a family on trips. My children will not listen to this book more than one and I may skip it all together.

  • Shepherds Abiding

  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Since he was a boy growing up in Mississippi, Father Tim has lived what he calls "the life of the mind". Except for cooking and gardening and washing his dog, he never learned to savor the work of his hands. And then he finds a derelict nativity scene: twenty figures, including a flock of sheep, that have suffered the indignities of time and neglect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shepherds Abiding

  • By Bob on 05-25-06

great book#

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

I really enjoyed this last book in the series. I had hoped for at least dooly to acknowledge his mom with the toast but was not meant to be. I just listened to the entirety series...took three months but was so worth the time! love the characters...Thank you Jan!!

  • Taken

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605

Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out. She desperately wants to resume some semblance of normal life, but she also knows she has some unfinished business to attend to. She has enough evidence to put her captors behind bars for a very long time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 2.5 Boring Most Of The Time

  • By Lia on 11-08-17

Not Dee's best work

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

The story line was slow. Seemed more like the author had to write a book to complete a contract....her heart was not in the writing. Disappointed that she did not share Marie's story that she brought up in the storyline. The reader is too monotone. He is also limited on the number of unique voices that he can create. This makes it difficult to follow at times. I hope the next book is read by someone else.Full Disclosure is her best work to date.

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  • The Witness

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Lynn Brooks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Police Chief Luke Granger is determined to find out who is behind the threats against Amanda and her sisters. Chief Granger and homicide detectives Connor and Marsh will do whatever it takes to stand in harm's way for the sake of the three Griffin women. Chances are that at least one of them will fail, and it's going to take a faith deeper than any of them currently knows to stand and confront the danger still to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dee Henderson Never Disappoints

  • By Jeanette on 10-10-08

Surprising Twist

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

One of her best books yet! Grabbed my attention and continued listening at each free moment to finish the book.

  • Fatal Judgment

  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion and the Daphne du Maurier Award for her romantic suspense. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor loathes guarding federal judge Liz Michaels. How can he protect the coldhearted workaholic who drove herlate husband, Jake’s best friend, to suicide? But as he gets to know Liz better, his heart—and her life—are soon in danger.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, needs better narration...

  • By Jennifer on 04-26-11

good book

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

enjoyed the story line. the production was not the quality that I'm used to. lots of gaps and pauses. this should not reflect on the author or reader, just the production crew.

  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse

  • By: Marguerite Henry
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

"Nope, that little feller don't look like he'll amount to much." That's what almost everyone said about Little Bub. But young Joel Goss knew that Little Bub was a special colt, even though he was a runt. When schoolteacher Justin Morgan asked Joel to gentle the colt, Joel was thrilled. Little Bub proved that size and breed weren't everything. Soon word spread throughout the entire Northeast that this spirited colt could pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen and run faster than thoroughbreds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book

  • By Pamie on 10-05-17

Wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

This is a great true story about a terrific founding sire. The whole family will enjoy this book!

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  • Twisted Innocence

  • Moonlighters, Book 3
  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Nan Gurley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Holly Cramer's past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby. Though Holly's stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily's father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family - she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he's a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Familiar Characters

  • By Deborah Warren Coram on 02-24-15

Excellent...to the very end!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

I so enjoyed the conclusion to this trilogy. The personal message at end was meaningful! Thank you Terri for being transparent and encouraging us to stay faithful.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • True Devotion

  • Uncommon Heroes, Book 1
  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior. She has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe "Bear" Baker can't ask her to accept that risk again, even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband's death is back, closer than either of them realize. Kelly's in danger, and Joe may not get there in time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Clean Story

  • By Traci on 06-12-15

another great book by Dee Henderson

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

really enjoyed the story line. A little too much detail on intimate moments so even though there is adventure, don't plan on listening with your children or husband around. I'm thankful for a thirty seconds forward button.