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  • True Places

  • By: Sonja Yoerg
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 478

Suzanne Blakemore hurtles along the Blue Ridge Parkway, away from her overscheduled and completely normal life, and encounters the girl. As Suzanne rushes her to the hospital, she never imagines how the encounter will change her - a change she both fears and desperately needs. Suzanne has the perfect house, a successful husband, and a thriving family. But beneath the veneer of an ideal life, her daughter is rebelling, her son is withdrawing, her husband is oblivious to it all, and Suzanne is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love loved it

  • By Lauri on 01-17-19

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-12-19

Very interesting and kept me interested until the very end. I heard this novel in 36 hours.

  • What the Wind Knows

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Captivating Historical Romance!

  • By Melanie on 03-04-19

Could not stay v long

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

I have enjoyed earlier Amy Harmon books. This one is quite annoying. To me the narriator was initiating interesting but her voice after a hour or two made me have a headache and her breathing and speaking are ofen indistinguishable. Sorry I am aware the reviews are v personal but I am going to ask for my credit back.

  • The Seventh Moon

  • By: Marius Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

As World War II rages, Francine Lawrence and her small daughter, Ruth, wait in the fading splendor of Raffles Hotel in Singapore for Francine's British husband. But when he is delayed, Francine, half-Chinese and unwelcome there, is forced to begin a terrifying journey. Seeking to escape a world exploding in nightmare, Francine ultimately makes a gut-wrenching decision: to entrust Ruth to strangers in order to save the child's life. But when the war ends, all traces of Ruth have vanished; years of searching bring only heartbreak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and Historical Suffering

  • By Yvonne on 03-25-19

Captivating and Historical Suffering

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

I really don't enjoy writing reiews with audible's software...Too sensitive for me. For some reason becasue I type fast and think faster I accidently touch keys where my reviews are swallowed up before they are entered.

Sharing one's thoughts concering a authors' work is personal and thus subjective. Marcius's writing draws me in and lets me understand his characters, I become attached to the story immediately and want to continue to the v end.

Give this audio a chance expecially if you enjoyed the Parisians!

  • The Forgotten

  • Echoes from the Past, Book 2
  • By: Irina Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Wendy Wolfson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

It's 2014. Newly engaged Dr. Quinn Allenby is called upon to examine the skeletal remains of a woman and child found buried naked and facedown in unconsecrated ground on the fringes of a leper cemetery. Quinn must use her psychic gift to unearth the secrets that led to the death of the victims and to discover why the deceased were denied a Christian burial and humiliated even in death. But as Quinn delves into this disturbing new case, she must confront secrets that have the power to destroy her future with Gabe, while others may finally shed light on her true parentage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great one!

  • By Guard Dog on 03-21-19

Great and Interesting Series

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I am a new listener of Irina Shapiro. I really enjoy wizing through these audio's. I enjoyed the first in this series more only because in my mind there was some final justice. Without spoilers LIsten and FIND OUT.

This audio sadly did not detail final justice to all. Petra was often foolish and forgot about the welfare of her daughters.
Because my last few audio reviews seem to vanish I am writing a briefl comment.

I encourage those scanning audios to LISTEN and be ENTERTAINED this series is worth the credits.

  • Ember Island

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

A compelling tale of two women separated by a century who discover long-buried secrets in an Australian manor house. In 1891, Tilly Kirkland is reeling with shock and guilt after her tempestuous marriage ends in horrific circumstances. Fleeing to the farthest place she knows, Tilly takes a job on Ember Island in Moreton Bay, Australia, where she becomes the governess to the prison superintendent's precocious young daughter, Nell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable read

  • By Jan Clewett on 04-20-18

Good twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

There was a situation early on I wanted to stop. I was so taken with sadness and frustration but I kept going and delighted that I did continue. This was an enjoyable read . Love Kimberly Freeman books this is my 3rd in the past week. Keep writing Kimberly!

  • Lighthouse Bay

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717

This breathtaking novel travels more than a century between two love stories set in the Australian seaside town of Lighthouse Bay. In 1901, a ship sinks off the coast of Lighthouse Bay in Australia. The only survivor is Isabella Winterbourne - escaping her loveless marriage and the devastating loss of her son - who clutches a priceless gift meant for the Australian Parliament. Suddenly, this gift could be her ticket to a new life, free from the bonds of her husband and his overbearing family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Kate B. on 11-30-17

Lovely and Warm

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Remember how little freedom and independence women had in the early 1900’s? Then venture forward a century to be reminded how today’s freedom’s can throw vulnerable females into the SAME heartbreak and loneliness. Listen-and examine society today. I loved every minute of this book.

Unformtunately I felt the narration performance did not grap me until chapter 7.

The tale reminds that forgiveness and family roots are often misplaced but seldom lost but buried. AGE and time never stops the necessity for love and family. :Home is not a location but an experience!!

  • The Lost Vintage

  • A Novel
  • By: Ann Mah
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809

Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this pause-resisting novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II. To become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, Kate must pass the notoriously difficult Master of Wine examination. She’s failed twice before; her third attempt will be her last chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid

  • By Rachel Maritz on 08-08-18

Returned due to narration

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18


The overall story-line could possibly have held my full attention but the questionable effects of breath sounds after speaking with a strong french tonation was quite challenging for me to give it attention.
I attemped a few times to listen but rebounded when I found myself drifting from the story line. This may be one of the very few reviews that is not very positive but for me I could not finish this audible.

The ratings for "Overall" and "Story" were scored not having listened to the entire audio.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Mists of the Serengeti

  • By: Leylah Attar
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Megan Tusing
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming. Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling. Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti - children who are worth more dead than alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-07-18

CRAZY that only 82 people bought this audio??

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I have purchased over 200 audios and lately, most of my purchases are returned. My audio" send backs' have language that I find disgusting, or there was poor narriation or the story revolves with horrific murders. This book is not anything like like that. This book held my attention and was done in 36 hours. It has intrigue, mystery romance, and humor.
This is a short review due to 5 previous reviews evaporated before I could send. A little temperamental software issue,
Again this audio screams to be heard. Exceptional !!

  • Love and Other Words

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos - the first and only love of her life - the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫ Great Narration

  • By Cyndi on 04-13-18

Dizzy and Oh So Boring

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

The first few chapters intested me but very soon I was bored and lost total interest.
The back and forth from present day to 15-13 years ealier were not purposful but demonstated a lack of developement.
This is not well written or developed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Probable Future

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people's dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window to the future - a future that she might not want to see.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice, gentle story for when you feel bad.

  • By Anonymous User on 05-28-17

Disappointed and discombobulated

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I'm disappointed by Alice Hoffman's new novel The Probable Future
I am leaving after ther 8th chapter. It may be early but it was so painful up to now that I cannot see any light. The author seems in love with detail that leads to detail and then roams from what I believe could be the beginning of a intreging plot.

I generally am hooked with a story line that presents out of the ordinary phenomena but this story did not take off for me or stay on topic but appears to roam. Too many little inconsequential details.

I read The Marriage of Opposites a couple of years ago and it remains one of my all time favorite audio's. The rich history and story that kept me glued to the story was completely different than this story.