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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,134
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,120
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,026

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, fairly bi-partisan if you're into that.

  • By Alex Fuller on 12-11-18

WE ARE IN SO MUCH TROUBLE

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

WOW....we are in so much trouble. How can a man with so much conviction to do well by our country be fired because he is HONEST? James Comey....run for president....you have my vote! Reading this book has just confirmed what I believed it was like to be working for/with President Trump...if you don’t do everything HE wants, he fires you and looks for someone he can control. A dictator!!!! Everyone needs to read this book NOW!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lyrebird Hill

  • By: Anna Romer
  • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297

Ruby Cardel has the semblance of a normal life – a loving boyfriend, a career she loves – but in one terrible moment, her life begins to unravel. The discovery that the death of her beloved sister, so many years ago, was not the accident she’d always been told makes her question all she’s known about herself. Travelling back home to Lyrebird Hill, the beautiful bushland property where she grew up with her mother and sister, Ruby begins to remember the year that has been blocked in her memory.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice writing... not my favorite genre

  • By C. Crane on 03-05-16

LOVED IT

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

Bought this on the Daily Deal...took a chance...so glad I did. Good story and the narrator was great!

  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,864

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The cover is a bit misleading, but...

  • By Joy Easton on 05-18-16

WOW....WOW...WOW

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

This is the VERY BEST BOOK I've read (listened to) in a long long time! What a well told...gripping story. Plan on listening to it until it has finished, because you will not be able to put it down! I especially loved the explanation by the author at the very end of how she researched for this book, and how it is truly based on real people! A heart wrenching story...no one should ever forget what happened to these people so that it never happens again. Well worth a credit...BRAVO!

  • Florence Grace

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

Florrie Buckley is an orphan living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence, but Florrie is content; she runs wild in the mysterious landscape. She thinks her destiny is set in stone. But when Florrie is 14, she inherits a never-imagined secret. She is related to a wealthy and notorious London family: the Graces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly brilliant!!!

  • By Maria on 07-04-16

OH MY.....

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

I ran across this book and thought I would give it a try based on the reviews. I am so glad that I did. This has got to be my favorite book of this year. When I finished it, I immediately went looking to see if Tracy Rees had any more books that I might like. I am right now listening to "Amy Snow". The narrators in both of the books are wonderful to listen to and the stories are so gripping....they just drag you in and won't let go until you are at the end. Love, love, love this author. I hope to see more books from her. Both books are well worth a credit!!!

  • First Star I See Tonight

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream - to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham's spotted her, and he's not happy. Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. "The fact is...I'm your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just...mildly unhinged."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - ok narration

  • By G Richards on 08-24-16

COLOSSAL WASTE OF MONEY

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

I LOVE SEP books....until this one. The biggest waste of a credit EVER! Boring, ridiculous story line. Narrator is annoying. Come on folks....at least pronounce the names of the characters in the other books correctly. If I heard her pronounce CALE-BO one more time I would have to smash my iPhone. Doesn't anyone proof read (oops...listen) to the book before publishing it? I kept waiting for it to get better....instead it got worse. Don't waste your money on this one! I wish I could say it left me disappointed...instead, it left me angry that I was suckered into buying a SEP book and I have my doubts she actually wrote it. If she did, she better retire!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Carolina Home

  • A Dare Island Novel
  • By: Virginia Kantra
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 359

Home to the Fletcher family for generations, Dare Island is a fishing village rocked by changing times - its traditions slipping away like sands of the North Carolina coast. Single dad and fishing boat captain Matt Fletcher deferred his own dreams to support his innkeeper parents and build a future for his sixteen-year-old son. Matt has learned to weather life's storms by steering a steady emotional course...and keeping a commitment-free approach to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous story...better storyteller...

  • By Diana on 11-30-13

LOVED IT !

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

I bought this because it was offered for $3.95. I had never listened to this author's books before, but thought I would give it a try. I LOVED the story, characters, narrator.....all of it. Of course, I had to rush right out and buy the next book in the series. I will be watching for any books by Virginia Kantra from now on. She now has become one of my favorite authors. Really good listen!

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,853
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,790

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Outlander! How you take over my LIFE!

  • By DebbieK on 07-21-14

LOVE IT !

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

Reviewed: 07-02-14

I actulally love all things OUTLANDER ! Written in My Own Heart's Blood is the continuing story of all the characters in the previous books. Anyone that is an OUTLANDER addict will tell you that we KNOW these characters personally, and the details told in this book just carry on their lives for us. Of course, now we have to wait for the next book in the series to keep their lives fresh for us. So I don't reveal the ending for anyone, I'll just say, "I can't wait for the next book!"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Town Like Alice

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185

Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, beautifully told

  • By Mary on 03-27-11

WOW

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

Reviewed: 04-25-14

This is my first Nevil Shute book. I bought it because it was on special. I am so glad I did. What a great story and the narrator was wonderful. I didn't want the story to end. I was hoping there was a second book to follow the story. I will definitely listen to this book over and over again. I consider myself to now being a Nevil Shute fan!

  • Revolution

  • By: Jennifer Donnelly
  • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages - until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for any age

  • By DPM on 10-25-10

I FOLLOWED THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THIS BOOK

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

Reviewed: 04-22-14

and......I am not sorry I did. It was well worth a credit. I tend to stay away from "dark" stories but this one touched my heart. The lead character had "problems", but her telling of her story was heart lifting.

  • The Tea Rose

  • By: Jennifer Donnelly
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 28 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057

East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. Wow wow wow!

  • By I like to shop on 04-26-16

I LOVED THIS BOOK

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

Reviewed: 04-15-14

This was my first Jennifer Donnelly book and I absolutely loved everything about this book. The story was so gripping (I couldn't stop listening to it.) and the narrator was GREAT. Well worth a credit!!!

15 of 16 people found this review helpful