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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,423

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Incredible!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

This story hooked me from the very beginning. It is such a great story - you WANT to listen to it all in one sitting!

The narrator did an incredible job with the voices of the different characters. Overall one of the best I’ve listened to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bourbon Kings

  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,063

For generations the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege - as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet. For Lizzie King, Easterly's head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes it's Dallas with Bourbon but I loved it

  • By Katherine on 08-30-15

Extreme Disappointment from a long JR Ward Lover!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who hasn't ever been introduced to Ward's BDB series, or her FA series. Someone who isn't from the South and can handle the terrible "drawl" of the narrators voice, which didn't change from character to character. Each male character sounded like the same person, hard to distinguish between them, and each female character sounded like the same character also.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I am not sure yet. Something that will make up for this disappointing listen

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alexander Cendese?

I'm not sure. He has a nice tenor to his voice, but his accent and nuances for this book were terrible.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

honestly, no. I was rolling my eyes throughout the whole book. The characters were hard to like and feel connected to.

Any additional comments?

Just extremely disappointed in the book and narration both. The characters were hard to like, not really any "fleshing" out of them. Normally JR Wards books stand out as WOW, that's one heck of a plot. This one I've already tried to forget. It was boring and exactly like thousands of other stories out there.

23 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 165,494
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152,775
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152,613

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Loved it!!! Couldnt stop listening

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

This was one of. The best books I've ever listened to. It grips you from the first sentence and keeps you until the last word!

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,219

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Struggled to get thru the book.

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

I did not like this book at all unfortunately. I wanted to-but it was boring and I really struggled to finish the book. The first narrator had a voice I couldn't listen too for any length of time and none of the characters felt developed nor were any of them likeable. Worst book I've listened to in a long time. I listen on average to 2 books a week.