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  • Virgil Wander

  • By: Leif Enger
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives, but his language and memory are altered, and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely loved it

  • By Mary K. Free on 12-07-18

I wish it would never end

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

Wonderful story with colorful characters and a brilliant performance. I'll listen to it again and again!

  • I'll Be There for You

  • The One About Friends
  • By: Kelsey Miller
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson, Kelsey Miller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

I’ll Be There for You is a deep dive into Friends history and lore, exploring all aspects of the show, from its unlikely origins to the societal conditions that amplified its success. Journalist and pop culture expert Kelsey Miller relives the show’s most powerful moments, sheds light on its sometimes dated and problematic elements, and examines the worldwide trends that Friends catalyzed, from contemporary coffee culture to the wildly popular ’90s haircut The Rachel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent book, poorly read

  • By Jeremy on 10-30-18

Everything there is to know about "Friends"

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Fun to hear so many details. did not like the narrative on n at all.

  • Winter Solstice

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life - shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name - still she finds herself lonely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reader left me cold

  • By Peggy Fulghum on 02-17-18

Warm, Wondwrful Story

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

Very good story with colorful characters. Good performance with the exception of struggling to hear and understand at the times her voice gets too quiet.

  • An Irish Country Practice

  • An Irish Country Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 159

Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds. Not only has O'Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he's also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he's truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the wait!

  • By Kerry on 10-16-17

Wonderful story with colorful characters!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

I think this is the final book in the series and all of the storylines are neatly tied up. But I would definitely listen to more of the lives of the lovable characters in this friendly village in Ireland.

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's new legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fellowes is a Brand but the Narrator is a Marvel!

  • By M. T. Mirabile on 08-14-16

if you liked Downton Abbey...

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

Very good story with interesting twists & turns. A 'can't put it down' listen. You'll enjoy this setting in the city.

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  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,690
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,617

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

Really poor performance

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

What did you like best about The Whistler? What did you like least?

I can't think of anything I liked best about this story, it was kind of blah. But in Grisham's defense, I think that was due to the poor performance. I've listened to close to 100 books and this performance ranks right near the bottom. I think I was distracted from the storyline by the performance, which was dull. One actor portraying several different types of people (sex, ethinicity, etc.) but little to tell the characters apart.

What didn’t you like about Cassandra Campbell’s performance?

She played the lead female character like a smokey-voiced sex kitten, and I don't think that was the intention of the writer at all.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I would go see this book as a movie if strong, great actors were cast.

  • An Irish Country Christmas

  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful christmas listen

  • By Sara on 09-18-13

All Around Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

Great story, great performance. Can't wait for the next in the series! Patrick Taylor has become one of my favorites.