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Christina Dunlap

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  • The Seed Woman

  • The Seed Traders' Saga, Book 1
  • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Edwin Miles - translator
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

After a long and trying journey from her home, Hannah arrives at a charming village nestled in the foothills of the Swabian Mountains, eager to find Helmut Kerner, a traveling seed merchant she loved and lost. Enchanted by the glorious wildflowers and thriving harvests stretching as far as the eye can see, Hannah feels less like an outsider with each passing hour, until she meets Seraphine, an ethereally beautiful dreamer engaged to be married to Helmut, the father of Hannah's unborn child.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very disappointed.<br />more of the same.

  • By Jeff Bronson on 02-24-19

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Genuinely hope that Petra Durst-Benning continues the story. I’d like to see how Seriphina and Valentine move forward...if he survives. Still lots of questions looming!

  • An Unseemly Wife

  • By: E. B. Moore
  • Narrated by: Natalie Gold
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Not all journeys come to an end.... 1867: Ruth Holtz has more blessings than she can count - a loving husband, an abundant farm, beautiful children, and the warm embrace of the Amish community. Then, the English arrive, spreading incredible stories of free land in the West and inspiring her husband to dream of a new life in Idaho. Breaking the rules of their Order, Ruth’s husband packs up his pregnant wife and their four children and joins a wagon train heading west.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Lori Seward on 06-07-18

Beautifully written

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Absolutely beautiful book. I could listen to Natalie Gold read all day. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because the ending fell short for me. It left me wishing there were a sequel or at the very least a few more chapters.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,680

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

Lots of science

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

I started out excited for a good long book but quickly grew tired of all the scientific jargon. The narration was excellent though. Just underwhelmed, by it I guess.

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  • The Gender Game 6: The Gender Plan

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

"I just had to believe we'd dealt a death blow of our own. That today would be the beginning of the end..." Ready for the explosive penultimate audiobook in the Gender Game series? (As we move toward the grand finale in book 7: The Gender End).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True love

  • By Tess Ware on 05-19-18

Best one yet!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

Can't wait for the next book to come out! Excited to see how it all ends.

  • Tell No One

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Ed Sala
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,371

Tell No One is an irresistibly suspenseful thriller infused with nail-biting tension and packed with shocking plot twists. It has been eight years since Dr. David Beck’s wife, Elizabeth, was murdered by a serial killer. When Beck receives a message containing a phrase only Elizabeth should know, he is tormented to tears. Either someone is playing a sick joke, or the wife he’s never stopped loving is still alive. He’s been warned to tell no one, and as the desperation of his search for the truth intensifies, he heads straight toward a deadly secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tell Everyone!

  • By Sunshine on 04-01-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

This was a great book. very well written, and the reader did a great job as well. Loved the plot twist!

  • The Gender Game 3: The Gender Lie

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620

After discovering the shocking secret buried deep within The Green, Violet has a grave decision to make. Trust the woman who saved her, or not? So far, everything about the woman has taken Violet by surprise. Her behavior has been honest and upfront - a refreshing change for Violet. Besides, with one of her loved ones hanging on life support and the other close to falling completely out of reach, Violet doesn't exactly have a lot of choice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It just never ends

  • By Erin Cramer on 04-29-17

Better

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

It seems that the author has finally found her rhythm. I'm sad it took her 3 books to get there though. I feel like she is throwing in tons of detail that isn't necessary and that if she would have cut it (why didn't her editors for that matter) she could have gotten the series done in fewer books. But I guess money wins every time.

  • The Gender Game 2: The Gender Secret

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Evans, Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310

Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft that she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question. Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did?What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg st owed beneath her seat? What happened to Viggo, and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wordy. Not a full story.

  • By Jess B on 07-15-17

Better

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

Better than the first book but the author still give way too much unnecessary detail.

  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,373

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • cheesy narrator for a meh story

  • By NAOMI C ST AMAND on 07-13-17

Lots of details

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

I feel like this was a great story but the author spent most of the time giving superficial details. Maybe they will come into play in other books, but the barrage of seemingly pointless details doesn't really lead you to be invested in the story.

  • Redeeming Love

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,553

Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a bestselling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • POSITIVELY LIFE CHANGING

  • By Nelishia on 01-04-10

New experience

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

I have read this book countless times. It is by far, my favorite novel. This was the first experience listening and it was amazing!

  • Dark Angel

  • By: Karen Harper
  • Narrated by: Claire Christie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

One morning Leah Kurtz goes to wake her adopted infant daughter and instantly knows something is terribly wrong. She is convinced that her baby has been switched with another child. Afraid that no one will believe her, Leah turns to an unlikely ally, despite the fact that her Amish community frowns on its members seeking help in the outside world. Dr. Mark Morelli studies the genetic illnesses that plague the Amish, but he has other, private reasons for coming to Maplecreek…reasons that may be tied to the mysterious disappearance of Leah's daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the series

  • By Christina Dunlap on 06-02-17

Best of the series

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

This was by far my favorite of the trilogy. I honestly didn't figure it out until the very end.