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  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,983
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,656
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,598

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Outlander! How you take over my LIFE!

  • By DebbieK on 07-21-14

Always so engaging!!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I don't think I could listen if Davina wasn't the reader. She had captured my interest and my heart with her accent, voices and intonations. I can't even watch the show yet because what I see in my head is just a bit different than what is portrayed. Nonetheless, I can't ever get enough of Diana's stories. Surely, she is infused with the elixir of the Bards, witches, and healers!

Thank you for making these wonderful stories something to enjoy and share throughout my life.

  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,671
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,657

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Main Character Comes Off Poorly, But...

  • By Marina on 10-19-18

Long and infinite amounts of heady drama

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Neverending story of self discovery and a rude awakening to the world around the main character. You can see bits of people you know in this story, but I kept hanging on waiting for the big reveal and I felt let down. I did listen till the end.

  • The Lost Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Signe Pike
  • Narrated by: Toni Frutin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

In a land of mountains and mist, tradition and superstition, Languoreth and her brother Lailoken are raised in the Old Way of their ancestors. But in Scotland, a new religion is rising, one that brings disruption, bloodshed, and riot. And even as her family faces the burgeoning forces of Christianity, the Anglo-Saxons, bent on colonization, are encroaching from the east. When conflict brings the hero Emrys Pendragon to her father’s door, Languoreth finds love with one of his warriors. Her deep connection to Maelgwn is forged by enchantment, but she is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of a Christian king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost no more!

  • By Beckersly on 09-13-18

I want to research on my own now

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Enthralling! I want to discover much about all of the places and people in this book. Anyone interested in Arthurian lore wil live this book. Well done, Signe! Be sure to stay for the author's notes at the end.

  • Almost Missed You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Strawser
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 424

Violet and Finn were "meant to be", said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can't help thinking that she can't believe her luck. Life is good. So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach - just packs up the hotel room and disappears. And takes their son with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!

  • By Jesutofunmi Mojeed on 06-08-17

Good book for the genre

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

This book explores the depths of emotion both started and unstated and their impact on the lives around them. It's a good book for the genre. Interesting how the author works thru the issues.

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  • A Study in Scarlet Women

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 1
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First-rate author and first-rate narrator

  • By Lady Wesley on 03-25-17

Interesting twist on old story

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Enjoyed it! Kept my interest. Recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good who done it.

  • Trust

  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love...the first time someone holds a gun to your head. After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, 17-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YA Romance BRILLANCE!!

  • By Michelle E on 07-30-17

great for late teens

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Lots of sensationalizms. If you are looking for a 2018 happily ever after tale, I guess this is it...

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,977
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,585
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,487

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

Another favorite.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Tihis one drug on a bit in some places but overall it was great and of course the narrator, Davina, was superior.

  • Fallen Embers

  • By: Lauri J. Owen
  • Narrated by: Kim Ryan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

A feisty attorney and her young nephew are transported to an alternate feudal Alaska ruled by a class of decadent mages who have enslaved the shapechanging indigenous peoples. Before she can find her way home Kiera must learn more about the local systems of magic and her own ability to summon fire. On whose side should she fight? Whom can she trust - Marco, the young mage she saves, or fierce and handsome Laszlo, the slave captain of ruling Lord Vayu's army?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • intriguing storyline

  • By aj howe on 06-18-16

Good for a long trip

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

The story was basically interesting and very detailed. The reader sounded like she was reading.

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,978

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly new age garbage and bad financial advice!

  • By Wayne on 05-25-18

BADASS AWESOME!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-16

Thank you Jen. This may be the motivation that pulls all of the other motivational ideas together in one place with laughter.

  • The Marriage of Opposites

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Gloria Reuben, Tina Benko, Santino Fontana, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892

Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her strengths and her deep, lifelong friendship with Jestine, Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical!

  • By TV on 09-27-15

Interesting Read/Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

Very detailed. Seemed rather long in places. Spans decades in great detail. Focuses on the matriarchs which is interesting.