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  • How to Forget

  • A Daughter's Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

They say you can’t go home again. But when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer’s, New York-based actress Kate Mulgrew returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with her parents and care for them in the time they have left. The months Kate spends with her parents in Dubuque - by turns turbulent, tragic, and joyful - lead her to reflect on each of their lives and how they shaped her own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Kate Mulgrew articulates end-of-life relationships fluently

  • By Dr. Chris P. Hafner on 05-27-19

such a fantastic book. Kate.....you are great!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

I loved born with teeth. I loved how to forget. Amazingly truthful. Amazingly real. I could listen to you narrate the phone book! Please, write another book!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Angels on Earth

  • Inspiring Stories of Fate, Friendship, and the Power of Connections
  • By: Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

One day in 1986, Laura Schroff, a busy ad sales executive, passed a small boy panhandling on the street. She stopped and offered to take him to McDonald's for lunch. Twenty years later, at Laura's 50th birthday party, Maurice Mayzik gave a toast, thanking Laura for that small act of kindness, which ended up changing the course of his life. In that toast Maurice said that when Laura stopped on that busy street corner all those years ago, God had sent him an angel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't think "Invisible Thread" could be topped.

  • By Morningside on 08-06-18

I didn't think "Invisible Thread" could be topped.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Another great read by Laura Schroff! Truly inspirational. This is a book (like "Invisible Thread") I will buy a few copies of to give to my family and friends. Thank you for sharing Miss Laura!

S. Benedict

  • Salt of the Earth

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

Joe Gere said he died on the afternoon his 12-year-old daughter Brenda disappeared. It was left to Brenda's mother Elaine to sustain her stricken family, search for her missing child, and pressure the authorities for justice. From the first minutes of the investigation, suspicion fell on Michael Kay Green, a steroid-abusing "Mr. Universe" hopeful, but there was no proof of a crime, leaving police and prosecutors stymied. Tips and sightings poured in as lawmen and volunteers combed the Cascades forest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling True Crime -portrait of a family

  • By Suzanne on 05-08-16

Another great read!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Jack Olsen is amazing and I could listen to Kevin Pierce all day/night!
Salt of the Earth is a must read......touching, devastating, and one of the best portraits of a mother's strength and love for her family.

  • Silent Lies

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish, Rosie Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,683

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn't kill himself. Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach's past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t See it Coming!

  • By Debra on 02-19-18

did I miss something?

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-18

this was one of the worst books I've ever "read" . it was painful. ugh.

  • The Minefield Girl

  • By: Sofia Ek
  • Narrated by: Camilla Belle. Sound design by: Rich Macar – Buttons NY. 3D spatial audio by: VisiSonics.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 405

The Minefield Girl is based on Sofia Ek´s personal experiences as a young woman doing business in Libya while Gaddafi was still at the top of his reign. Her mission was to present Libya to the Western world of big business via the pages of the Wall Street Journal’s magazine SmartMoney.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad this was a special offer, free, not worth using a credir

  • By CSD on 02-20-18

What's with the sound effects??

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Would you listen to another book narrated by Camilla Belle. Sound design by: Rich Macar – Buttons NY. 3D spatial audio by: VisiSonics.?

Yes, Camilla is a good narrator. Sound effects - NO! Totally not necessary to hear doors open/close, ice cubes clinking in glasses, over the top music....ick.

  • The Foundling

  • The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me
  • By: Paul Joseph Fronczak, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 592

The Foundling tells the incredible and inspiring true story of Paul Fronczak, a man who recently discovered via a DNA test that he was not who he thought he was - and set out to solve two 50-year-old mysteries at once. Along the way he upturned the genealogy industry, unearthed his family's deepest secrets, and broke open the second longest cold-case in US history, all in a desperate bid to find out who he really is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prepare yourself for a journey that will take you to shocking places!

  • By OUChris on 04-04-17

Absolutely amazing story - couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Any additional comments?

It's hard to believe this is a true story. So many high points and low points. The narrator is fabulous.....loved him in When The Air Hits Your Brain.