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  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

  • By: Katarina Bivald
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Lorelei King
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 803

It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life, Sara, mousy, disheveled, who has never been anywhere in her life - has really lived only for her work in a beloved bookshop, which has just closed its doors for the last time - bravely decides to accept her unknown friend's invitation to visit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - no depth & poor narration

  • By Kelly on 01-28-16

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

This book is our book group pick this month. We wanted to read something fun and light and it met both. It was like a vacation from the busy normal day life. So glad we picked this book and would recommend it to book groups and anyone who needs a fun escape from life.

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  • Secrets of a Charmed Life

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,323

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of the year

  • By Joyce BZ on 06-19-15

Secrets of a Charmed Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Totally enjoyed this book. It kept me listening every chance I could. Just recommended it to my book group

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,728

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

The Great Alone

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Loved this novel. In fact I've never read a book by Kristin Hannah i didn't love. I found tears running down my face in one part of the book and the rest of the time I couldn't quite listening until the book ended. Thanks Kristin for another great one!!!

  • The Lost Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Alyson Richman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,577

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST book I have read in a long time

  • By Kfcarter on 11-04-13

The List Wife

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Loved this book. I cried at the end thinking of what all these people went through. I will ever be grateful for being born an American.

  • Killing the Rising Sun

  • How America Vanquished World War II Japan
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,467
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,578
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,540

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly paints an amazing picture.

  • By Carmen Ohio on 07-16-17

Killing the Rising Sun--the best book ever!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-17

After listening and reading (yes I did both) I wish my father was alive so I could talk to him about the war. This book has given me such an understanding of what went on. I chose this book for our book group to read. I can't wait for our meeting to see how they feel about this war. I cried many tears as I read and listened to this book. Thank you for writing this book and thank you to all that were involved in this war. Thank you to my dad for serving his country and making it possible for me to have the life i have.