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chenoa, il, United States
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  • True Places

  • By: Sonja Yoerg
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

Suzanne Blakemore hurtles along the Blue Ridge Parkway, away from her overscheduled and completely normal life, and encounters the girl. As Suzanne rushes her to the hospital, she never imagines how the encounter will change her - a change she both fears and desperately needs. Suzanne has the perfect house, a successful husband, and a thriving family. But beneath the veneer of an ideal life, her daughter is rebelling, her son is withdrawing, her husband is oblivious to it all, and Suzanne is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking!

  • By Helga Immerfall on 01-05-19

I loved this book

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

Anew-to-me author who writes a exceptional story and the lessons we can learn by reading it! The narrator, Lisa Flanagan was phenomenal! I strongly recommend!

  • The Orphan's Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Pam Jenoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wydra, Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,466

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sappy and tedious

  • By Churchill on 03-23-17

Orphan's Tale, it grabs and holds you to the end

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

wonderful read, the storyline was easy to follow and the storyteller was great. The story had a suprising but happy ending

  • Silent Tears

  • A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage
  • By: Kay Bratt
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

When her family relocated to rural China in 2003, Kay Bratt was thrust into a new world, one where boys were considered more valuable than girls and poverty and the one-child policy had created an epidemic of abandoned infants. As a volunteer at a local orphanage, Bratt witnessed conditions that were unfathomable to a middle-class mother of two from South Carolina. Based on Bratt’s diary of her four years at the orphanage, Silent Tears offers a searing account of young lives rendered disposable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chinese children needing parents.

  • By Lana Lee Plum on 05-01-17

eye opening

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Inspiring gut-wrenching and eyes opening! Kay’s look into one Chinese Orphanage and how the disabled, abandoned, deformed, unhealthy or just unwanted babies were treated! And the care and compassion she brought them was a true blessing. The narration was excellent.

  • Wish Me Home

  • By: Kay Bratt
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955

A hungry, stray dog is the last thing Cara Butter needs. Stranded in Georgia with only her backpack and a few dwindling dollars, she already has too much baggage. Like her twin sister, Hana, who has broken Cara's heart one too many times. After a lifetime of family troubles, and bouncing from one foster home to another, Cara decides to leave it all behind and strike out alone - on foot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so thankful for a good, positive, clean story.

  • By Christi on 06-18-17

Makes you want to keep listening

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

Loved the travels, meeting new people with stories of their own. The ending was such a joy

  • The Forgotten Ones

  • A Novel
  • By: Steena Holmes
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 718

Elle is a survivor. She’s managed to piece together a solid life from a childhood of broken memories and fairy tales her mom told her to explain away bad dreams. But weekly visits to her mother still fill Elle with a paralyzing fear she can’t explain. It’s just another of so many unanswered questions she grew up with in a family estranged by silence and secrets. Elle’s world turns upside down when she receives a deathbed request from her grandfather, a man she was told had died years ago. Racked by grief, regrets, and a haunted conscience, he has a tale of his own to tell Elle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching and Heartbreaking!

  • By M. Ryder on 07-03-18

left too much hanging

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

loved the reader, story line was good and kept you guessing what was next. I would have liked to see the end better wrapped up,

  • The Man She Married

  • By: Cathy Lamb
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful accounting firm. They're happy, she's almost sure of it. Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding something.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quirkly, but delightful!

  • By Morgana on 01-21-19

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

Great likable characters! Cathy Lamb takes a serious car accident mixed in some humor (at least for me) then BOOM a thriller!! WELL DONE! I listened to the audio, which is good!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer of New Beginnings

  • A Magnolia Grove Novel
  • By: Bette Lee Crosby
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus, Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy - even if that means putting her own dreams on hold. Tracy couldn't be more different from her sister. She's always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother. As Tracy experiences the difficulties of new motherhood, Meghan faces her own struggle: trying not to fall for the stray puppy she rescued.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT RELAXING READ

  • By Larry on 10-30-18

GREAT RELAXING READ

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

A good yet light read. Enjoyed a real-life story! Audio was excellent!

  • Husbands and Other Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Marilyn Simon Rothstein
  • Narrated by: Pamela Almand
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

After a lifetime of marriage, Marcy Hammer is ready to get herself unhitched - just as everyone else in her life is looking for a commitment. Her new boyfriend, Jon, wants to get serious, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Harvey, is desperate to get back together. When her headstrong daughter announces a secret engagement to Harvey’s attorney, Marcy finds herself planning her daughter’s wedding as she plans her own divorce. Now with two huge events on the horizon, the indomitable Marcy soon realizes that there’s nothing like a wedding to bring out the worst in everybody.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and hilarious!

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 07-26-18

Fantastic story !

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I really enjoyed this book
The audio is great
It is fun and will cure anything 😍🎧

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Henry's Sisters

  • By: Cathy Lamb
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Ever since the Bommarito sisters were little girls, their mother, River, has written them a letter on pink paper when she has something especially important to impart. And this time, the message is urgent and impossible to ignore - River requires open-heart surgery, and Isabelle and her sisters are needed at home to run the family bakery and take care of their brother and ailing grandmother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audible Book I Have Listened To!

  • By Kenny Cook on 12-03-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

WOW Life and hardship kindness and compassion. I am finding myself glued t o every book that Cathy Lamb writes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Place I’d Rather Be

  • By: Cathy Lamb
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan, Kate Reading
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Two years ago, Olivia Martindale left behind her Montana hometown and her husband, Jace, certain it was the best decision for both of them. Back temporarily to protect her almost-adopted daughters from their biological mother, she discovers an old, handwritten cookbook in the attic. Its pages are stained and torn, their edges scorched by flame. Some have been smeared by water or tears. The recipes are written in different hands and in different languages.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overall good book

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-17

S O Good

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

Oh my, this book has it all! Great wring and ,excellent narration by Lisa Flanagan and Kate Reading is excellent! I loved the book and recommend!