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  • The Millionaires

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 895

Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best Meltzer to date

  • By Snoodely on 07-27-12

Four stars

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Ending better than the beginning. Good story but... annoying characters and moments, some good editing could have made it five stars!!

  • Digging In

  • A Novel
  • By: Loretta Nyhan
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886

Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade - and lost him two years ago. Since his death, she’s been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and she’s at risk of losing her job. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows she’s hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig. As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. Something big is beginning to take root - both in her garden and in herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm glad I finished this book.

  • By KrsTea on 08-05-18

Overall good story

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

But as others commented, the narrator was good with female voices but pretty painful with male.

  • At Home in Mitford

  • A Novel
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,635

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Sara on 01-29-14

Never gets old!

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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: 03-06-19

Love, love, love this story!!! Have read and listened and re-listened! Now I will use a credit to get the next story!

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,252
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,249

In this first volume of his memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? The local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl named Helen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Listen--Stories That Never Get Old

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Always a joy to read and listen to

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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: 03-01-19

I saw the series and read the books as a teenager and loved them. I read them to my son as a child and loved them. This time I listened to it and once again I loved it!

  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Just the right length and corollary info of the time to enhance the Victorian mid 1800’s culture.
Very enjoyable story!

  • Bridge to Terabithia

  • By: Katherine Paterson
  • Narrated by: Robert Sean Leonard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054

Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together, they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By R. G. Pickering on 09-16-16

Truly a classic. Happy and sad at the same time

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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: 02-06-19

I actually went into this book not knowing what I was getting into. I didn't know anything about it and I found it very moving. The story of a beautiful friendship, discovery of life and imagination and a great loss. Beautiful story.

  • Watchers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,967
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-18

Koontz says this his BEST

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

And I agree! Truly my favorite Dean Koontz novel and we’ve listened to plenty! Sci-Fi but believable.

  • The House of Silk

  • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,740

Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PLEASE tell me there are MORE !

  • By Debra J Pekin on 01-17-12

The Game is Afoot!

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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: 12-10-18

Excellent! Probably more enjoyable than originals if that is possible! This Watson is a great storyteller!

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  • The Devil's Half Mile

  • A Novel
  • By: Paddy Hirsch
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Seven years after a financial crisis nearly topples America, traders chafe at government regulations on Wall Street, racial tensions are rising, and corrupt financiers make backdoor deals with politicians.... 1799 was a hell of a year. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to prove his father's innocence, he exposes a massive fraud that has already claimed lives, and one the perpetrators are determined to keep secret at any cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting...

  • By Sondra on 11-28-18

Justice!

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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: 12-04-18

Very interesting...well researched and written! Set up well for a series. Good guys prevail!

  • Sister of Mine

  • A Novel
  • By: Sabra Waldfogel
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By M. Ryder on 06-20-16

South, Slaves, from a Jewish experience

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Old story from a perspective I haven’t read before. Master and slave, sisters’ lives enter-twine.