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  • All the Winters After

  • A Novel
  • By: Seré Prince Halverson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,290

Kachemak Winkel never intended to come back to his hometown of Caboose, Alaska, where his family died in a plane crash 20 years earlier. When he finally musters the courage to return and face his painful memories, he's surprised to find a mysterious young woman living in his abandoned house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ambivalent

  • By Bonnie on 04-21-16

Didn't appreciate some language but loved story

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Although the story was interesting and the narration good I don't like books with cussing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows of the Past

  • Logan Point, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Bradley
  • Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime except the one she wants most desperately to solve - the disappearance of her father 20 years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she works to uncover the truth, someone else will do almost anything to keep her from it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By QuilterTN on 03-27-17

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

Great story line and excellent reader. Wonderful characters. My first time for this author. Will be searching out more by her. Loved it!!!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Silver Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Janet Metzger, Marianne Fraulo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 491

Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars. Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!!

  • By Adrianne on 07-16-11

Great storyline.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Enjoyed the story line but some of the unneeded language bothered me. Great character development

  • All the Breaking Waves

  • A Novel
  • By: Kerry Lonsdale
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 857

After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made. Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment - something Molly never had.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A unique premise, strong characters.

  • By CF on 04-21-17

Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

I'm not into the supernatural at all so I almost turned it off at the first chapter. I'm glad I stuck with it as it didn't have a dark supernatural aspect after all. It was very enjoyable.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Angels Walking

  • A Novel
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, January LaVoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler’s one true love Sami Dawson has moved on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Walking with angels

  • By Lee on 02-09-16

Another fabulous KK book!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

What made the experience of listening to Angels Walking the most enjoyable?

Karen always writes a fabulous story. This book really gave me peace while listening. The book was recommended to me and I'm so glad I opted to select it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I filled me with such peace as I read the book. I highly recommend it.

  • Stitch of Courage: A Woman's Fight for Freedom

  • Book 3 in the Trail of Thread Series
  • By: Linda K. Hubalek
  • Narrated by: Heather Elizabeth Lynn Farrar
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Feel the uncertainty, doubt, and danger faced by the pioneer women of Kansas as they defend their homes and pray for their men during the Civil War. We think the Civil War took place in the South, but the Plains States endured their share of battles and tragedy. Not only did Kansas and Missouri experience a resurgence in the terrorist raids that had plagued them in the years before the war, but the Confederate Army tried several times to sweep across the Great Plains and capture the West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story hated the narratiation

  • By QuilterTN on 11-02-16

Loved the story hated the narratiation

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend they read and not listen to this story. The reader was a huge change from the previous books in this series. If she had read the first book I definitely would not have listened to any more and may not have finished the book. I'm still listening now because I want to finish the story.

How could the performance have been better?

This reader exaggerated many sections of the book with fake emotions as she read. It just took much away from the enjoyment and I struggled to listen to her. I stuck with it because I wanted to know how the series ended.

Any additional comments?

The reader needs more training on cadence and voice control. Sorry to be so harsh but it really bugged me.

  • Trail of Thread: A Woman's Westward Journey

  • Trail of Thread, Book 1
  • By: Linda K. Hubalek
  • Narrated by: Pam Dougherty
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In this first book of the Trail of Thread series, in the form of letters she wrote on the journey, Deborah Pieratt describes the scenery, the everyday events on the trail, and the task of taking care of her family. Stories of humor and despair, along with her ongoing remarks about camping, cooking, and quilting, make you feel as if you pulled up stakes and are traveling with the Pieratts, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting format

  • By QuilterTN on 11-02-16

Very interesting format

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

What did you love best about Trail of Thread: A Woman's Westward Journey?

I really liked the format of reading letters actually written by women on the westward journey. I've never read or listened to a book written this way and it seemed so very personal with the actual letters. Loved it!

What other book might you compare Trail of Thread: A Woman's Westward Journey to and why?

I have nothing to compare it to.

Which scene was your favorite?

The way it was written/read I felt like I was there.

Any additional comments?

I will definitely try more written this way. The reader did an outstanding job.

  • Rebekah's Quilt

  • By: Sara Barnard
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Rebekah's mother, Elnora Stoll, is the finest quilter in all of Gasthof Village but it seems Rebekah has inherited none of her skill. It's not until the arrival of a mysterious English stranger that a lifetime of questions are answered and Rebekah, her special friend Joseph Graber, and the entire settlement of Gasthof Village learn the true meaning of what it truly means to be Amish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Choppy narration

  • By QuilterTN on 08-30-16

Choppy narration

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

I enjoyed the story line but the narration was very choppy and stiff. Not sure I would listen to anything narrated by the same reader.

  • One Lavender Ribbon

  • By: Heather Burch
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,154

Can a stack of long-hidden love letters from a WWII war hero inspire a heartbroken woman to love again?Reeling from a bitter divorce, Adrienne Carter abandons Chicago and retreats to the sun, sand, and beauty of Southern Florida, throwing herself into the restoration of a dilapidated old Victorian beach house. Early into the renovations, she discovers a tin box hidden away in the attic that reveals the emotional letters from a WWII paratrooper to a young woman who lived in the house more than a half-century earlier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming love story

  • By Deli on 06-14-15

Loved this newly discovered author

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

Reviewed: 12-08-15

I'm glad I took a chance on an author I never read. Loved the story and performance.

  • On What Grounds

  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,672

Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above the Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stands out

  • By Pam on 06-07-13

Cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

It was a nice cozy mystery. The performance was pleasant to listen to. Not what I typically read but was looking for something different. Enjoyable.