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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,059

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Deborah on 02-07-18

Great narrator captures the expanse of Alaska

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

My impatience with the heroine 's mother almost made me stop reading. But heariing about homesteading in Alaska made it worthwhile. Great development of supporting characters brought it all to life

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Flight Behavior

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Beautiful Storytelling From Kingsolver

  • By Dr. on 04-14-13

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Captures the divide between have and have not in Appalachia.
and shines a light on hard choices