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  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not realize this was religious....

  • By Amanda on 05-08-18

The reader was very good, story only 4 stars

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I did not enjoy this as much as others of hers. The beginning immediately felt like I knew the ending. The story was good. We always know good wins in her book but this was very predictable.
Jasper was my favorite character! Glad he was there.

  • The Kinfolk

  • By: Eliza Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Brooke Pillifant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Along the banks of the Neches River, surrounded by the dense, piney woods of East Texas, where the humidity makes even the mosquitoes go a little soft in the head, there's a pack of liars, thieves, and fools that Mimosa Mabry reluctantly calls family. After a lifetime spent trying to put the place behind her, the kinfolk have come calling, and they want her home. Against her better judgment, Mo returns but finds the answers she's searching for - the truth about a child named Lucy - are farther from her grasp than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story... Typical of Maxwell

  • By MJM on 06-29-18

A good story... Typical of Maxwell

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

I enjoyed. Very crazy, dysfunctional family. Almost unbelievable, but not quite. Twists and turns along the way.

  • The Grave Tender

  • By: Eliza Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Homer V. Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

At 10 years old, Hadley Dixon's life changed forever. Since those few tragic weeks, she's tried to keep the past buried, but old bones have a way of rising up. Grown now, Hadley can't hide any longer. Haunted by a boy who never made it home, a woman who sings in moonlight and dances in flames, and the strange, scarred recluse who watches it all from the shadow of the pines, the time has come for Hadley to pay for her sins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a great listen!

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-15-16

Interesting story about family secrets...

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I found this very interesting. Every character was real; believable. It has so many unexpected turns. It kept me guessing into the last chapter.

  • Discerning the Voice of God

  • How to Recognize When God Speaks
  • By: Priscilla Shirer
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 367

Do you feel that the ability to hear God's voice is for other people and not for you? Is it only for people who lived in biblical times? Not at all! The god who loved you enough to die for you loves you enough to talk to you. And wherever you are in your spiritual walk, God will find a way to speak to you in a way you will understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Sarah on 10-19-16

Whew! I learned a lot about God's speaking!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

very good.. of course, I didn't expect anything less from Priscilla Schirer. I am now listening for an expecting to hear His voice. I recommend this book!

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,874

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

This is why the word Orphanage has a bad rep!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

This is like something you would call stranger than fiction... Whew! Good Good story, and good reader. I loved it! Hated the idea of the true issues but very we'll written. I will look for more of her books.

  • The German Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Armando Lucas Correa
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 407

Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family's fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: Whatever the future has in store for them, they'll meet it together.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Troubling Book

  • By A Face From the Past on 05-26-18

Thoroughly Enjoyed Every Moment!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I enjoyed every moment of this book! Well written, well read, Storyline and plot were unexpected and thoroughly enjoyed!

  • Why Me?

  • By: Sarah Burleton
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Imagine never being able to close your eyes and remember the feel of your mother’s arms wrapped around you. Now imagine closing your eyes and remembering your mother’s tears splashing down on your face as she is on top of you, crying as she is trying to choke you to death. My mother left me these memories and many more during my traumatic childhood. After many years of struggling with trying to understand "Why me?" I took back control of my life and started saying, "It was me, now what am I going to do?" The answer is my book, "Why Me?"

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unsatisfactory Ending

  • By Michelle Smith on 11-10-16

Good read

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Narrator was very good. Story is good though hard. I am sure many children are beaten and abused regularly. I don't know how parents can do this sort of thing. I imagine many were abused their selves. Glad the author was able to turn life around.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,866

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Very Interesting Memoir

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

This book grabbed me and never let go. It is not what one expects from "hillbilly" and yet it is more that than any of our notions. And it is good! It is very good. Astonishing in many ways. I recommend it.

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,282

Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

Lots of unknown facts...

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

I like reading autobiographical works about our past Presidents. I did learn quite a few interesting things about Hamilton but I found it such a dry read. Very hard to get through.

  • I Beat the Odds

  • From Homelessness, to 'The Blind Side', and Beyond
  • By: Michael Oher
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against him, Michael had a burning desire deep within his soul to break out of the Memphis inner-city ghetto and into a world of opportunity. While many people are now familiar with Oher's amazing journey, this is the first time he has shared his account of his story in his own words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must-read for anyone who works with kids

  • By Susan on 02-19-11

Very Interesting...

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

This should be a must read for all high school students. The story is good. The advice and suggestions to youth are very important.