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Susan Sutherland

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  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,587
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,273

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups (With Terrifying Trees)

  • By Dave on 09-08-16

Shocked by the magical brilliance

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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: 10-13-18

This book had my utterly entwined, like those in the heart trees. Absolutely amazing! I though I wouldn’t like the narration but it added to the magic of the story that much more!

  • Keeper of the Light

  • Keeper Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003

Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is - Annie O'Neill, the woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully told

  • By HOLLY AUSTIN on 05-12-15

Riveting!

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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: 03-21-16

Wow! Just wow! Amazing story! You won't be able to stop once you start! This is a book that dread the end of.

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,539

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

Unexpectedly delightful

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

Very different from the books I'm use to reading! The tale was wonderful and the performance was outstanding! Brought the time and place to life!

  • The Sum of All Men

  • The Runelords, Book One
  • By: David Farland
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 21 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 766

Young Prince Gaborn of Mystarria is traveling in disguise on a journey to ask for the hand of the lovely Princess Iome of Sylvarresta. Armed with his gifts of strength and perception, the prince and his bodyguard stop at a local tavern, where they spot a pair of assassins who have their sights set on Princess Iome's father. As they race to warn the king, they realize that more than the royal family is at risk - the very fate of the Earth is in jeopardy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A world of interesting magics and moral choices.

  • By Lore on 04-02-12

Well worth the listen

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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: 07-21-15

The narration of this book brings it life! The author provides bountiful detail that creates beauty and magic! Most of all this story creates such deep thought of the morals of mankind and in turn has the reader searching his/her own soul, pondering their own humanity. Very compelling novel! Now on to book two!

  • Storm's Heart

  • Elder Races Series #2
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,800

During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle's death, there are those who don't want to see her ascend to the throne. Able to wield thunder and lightning, Wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. He's sent to protect Tricks when she's almost assassinated in Chicago....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-11

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

Excellent read! The main character was and emotional mess almost the entire time which is very unlike the impression I formed of her from book 1, so it was a little disappointing but still very enjoyable.

  • Wanted Series # 2, Saved

  • By: Kelly Elliott
  • Narrated by: Arika Rapson, Nelson Hobbs
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Ari, who comes from a loving family that has had more than its share of difficulties, is faced with the possibility of losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but a family history and a conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Trying to support Jeff and cope with all the truths and possibilities of her own destiny may prove to be more than Ari can handle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • prepare to need a roll of antacids

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 10-29-13

The narration is perfect!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

The narration sets the story and brings that characters to life! I love it! So much suspense, romance, and a blender of raw emotions! This book made me laugh out loud, cry and get so angry I had to put it down and cool off! :-D

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,211

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

Not for the weak

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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: 02-12-15

I recommend this book for those whom have not seen the life of terminal illness up close to really give you an inside look. This book is heart wrenching and blunt. Beautiful tragedy. You will cry.

  • Wild Heat

  • By: Bella Andre
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 421

He's a hotshot firefighter addicted to risk. She's the sultry beauty he never saw coming....

Maya Jackson doesn't sleep with strangers. Until the night grief sent her to the nearest bar and into the arms of the most explosive lover she's ever had. Six months later, the dedicated arson investigator is coming face-to-face with him again. Gorgeous, grinning Logan Cain. Her biggest mistake. Now her number one suspect in a string of deadly wildfires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wild Heat & Sparks equals a hot sultry romance

  • By Angelia on 05-03-13

WOW!!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

Love this story! A thrilling and sizzling read! I would like to note that the author brings factual knowledge about wild-land fires, and doesn't just put words in that sound good, (as you so often see on TV, BLAH!) being a wild land firefighter myself I appreciate it! The plot is thick and juicy and executed amazingly!! More please?!

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