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Laurinda Lee

Philadelphia, PA United States
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  • A Piece of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 864

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family's remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than 20 years, she was host to and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wyeth's Vision Comes to Life

  • By Poppy on 03-04-17

Interesting read but not rivoting

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

I enjoyed this book and the introspective approach of learning more of the main character. Not for those who prefer mystery and fast reads.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,354

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Unique, Fascinating Story

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Enjoyed the plot and the mystery. Made me laugh, cry, get mad, and think true love exists.

  • The Prayer Box

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out the rambling Victorian house. Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, dating from Iola's youth to her last days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to understand

  • By S. Rains on 01-08-15

Inspiring and heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Good read. Reccomend. Likeable Characters. Beautiful use of descriptive language and complexity of human nature.

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  • 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 15,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,837

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

Hard but good.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Difficult to hear some of the story but easy to connect with the characters and educational. Enjoyed this book despite the heartbreaking topic.