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  • Shadow Days

  • Cedar Hollow, Book 4
  • By: Melinda Clayton
  • Narrated by: Catherine Edwards
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

On the anniversary of her husband's death, 49-year-old Emily Holt runs away, leaving an unmade bed, an unlocked house, two college-aged sons, and an overabundance of bad memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Melinda Clayton has done it again.

  • By cposton on 08-29-15

Melinda Clayton has done it again.

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

Reviewed: 08-29-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Shadow Days to be better than the print version?

Yes, only in the accents that are true to the area, which you don't get in the written word.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow Days?

The development of the owner of the bed and breakfast.

Have you listened to any of Catherine Edwards’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, she does a very nice job.

If you could take any character from Shadow Days out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Kay

Any additional comments?

This is an exceptional series, The characters are real with real pro yet. The descriptions of dealing with a mental illness is heart tugging and best describes the reality of anyone who has ever lived with it.

  • Entangled Thorns

  • Cedar Hollow Series, Book 3
  • By: Melinda Clayton
  • Narrated by: Catherine Edwards
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Beth Sloan has spent the majority of her life trying to escape the memories of a difficult childhood. Born into the infamous Pritchett family of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia, she grew up hard, surrounded not only by homemade stills and corn liquor but by an impoverished family that more often than not preferred life on the wrong side of the law. After the mysterious death of her brother, Luke, at the age of 13, 17-year-old Beth and her younger sister, Naomi, ran away from home, never to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Martha Williams on 06-11-16

Real, Raw, Honest

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Where does Entangled Thorns rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

What was one of the most memorable moments of Entangled Thorns?

The confession

What about Catherine Edwards’s performance did you like?

Very easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Thank God, an author who is real. This series is raw, edgy, honest and believable. The characters in this series are so real you expect them to climb off the page and join you. Some are so down to earth you want them to join you for a glass of sweet tea and others so vile you want to snatch up a gun and run them off your property. Not since The Bridges of Madison County have I found myself so ensconced in a book. Reminisce of Jodi Picoult in real life situations; Melinda is as real as they come. This is a must read series and may very well change your thinking on some subjects.

  • Appalachian Justice

  • Cedar Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Melinda Clayton
  • Narrated by: Lee Covington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In 1945, when Billy May was 14 years old and alone, three local boys witnessed an incident in which Billy May's sexuality was called into question. Determined to teach her a lesson she would never forget, they orchestrated a brutal attack that changed the dynamics of the tiny coal mining village of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia forever. Thirty years after the brutal attack, living in solitude on top of Crutcher Mountain, Billy May discovers the hideout of a young girl - a girl who just happens to be the daughter of one of the boys who attacked Billy May so long ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Backwoods and Backwards are Two Different things!!

  • By Myra on 06-05-13

One of the best books I've listened to this year.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Where does Appalachian Justice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top ten.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Appalachian Justice?

When she almost died prior to Jessie's arrival.

What does Lee Covington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her accent was spot on for the setting of this book. It truely, brought the story to life.

Who was the most memorable character of Appalachian Justice and why?

The main character is a person I would like to be. Kind, compassionate with out being sugary sweet. But there are so many other's who also where great. The store keeper, the best friend. The nurse Starlett. This is a must read or listen book.

Any additional comments?

I finished this book in tears. I didn't want it to end and felt I was loosing friends. I sent a face book friend request to the author so that I might inquire about future books. She is so real and kind. I bought this audio at a special price and feel like I stole the best listen I've had this year