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  • Amy Snow

  • A Novel
  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,169

It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds. But Aurelia also left her much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss out on this one.

  • By laurie eller on 01-24-17

One I could not stop listening to till the end!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This book started a bit slow but once the story took off it was great. I felt so much compassion for Amy and Aurelia. Tracy weaves a wonderful story. You could see the transformation of Amy and the struggle she had between the Amy who grew up in the kitchen of the estate and the Amy who inherited all of the fortunes from Aurelia. The reader brought those two characters alive. Be sure you have plenty of time to listen to this one.

  • By Invitation Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351

 The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins, at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feel-good story

  • By Jane on 06-16-18

Good Vacation Read!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

This is one of those feel good stories that makes a great vacation read!i in the beginning you just knew that the opposites were attracted to each other but is what makes this a good story. Narrator makes the story come to life.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Lilac Bouquet

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,290

Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Mercy Boujarwah on 09-28-17

Light hearted story

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Evan though some parts of this story were predictable it was fun and lighthearted. The characters came alive with the voices and those Texas accents.

  • Allie and Bea

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Janet Metzger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat - on a mission to reclaim what's rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not see this coming

  • By Lolasark on 07-19-17

Excellent Story

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

A well woven tale of two excellent characters. This story was one of those that I couldn't stop listening to until it was done. In the beginning I couldn't figure out how the two characters paths would cross and how they would ever get along. You couldn't help but feel for both characters and the state of their lives.

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,969

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Another WWII story worth the read!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

This novel had me from the beginning to the end. It shows how the most unlikely of people can come together and because of circumstances become family. The characters became real to me as the wonderful Irish, British and French accents wove this story together. Loved it.

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,164

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

I could not stop listening to this book until I finished. The way the author wove this story made me question my own beliefs about racism. The depth of the characters were phenomenal. This is one I will listen to again.

  • French Pressed

  • A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Cleo Coyle
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

Clare’s daughter, Joy, is immersing herself in the foodie culture with an internship at Solange, one of New York’s hottest French restaurants - and she’s getting pretty intimate with the older, married Chef Tommy Keitel as well. Clare’s not buzzed about the relationship, but what twenty-something takes romantic advice from her mother? Resolved to keep a closer eye on Joy, Clare makes a deal to micro-roast and French press exclusive coffee blends for Tommy, a man she wouldn’t mind seeing roasted and pressed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder in coffee house and restsurants!!

  • By Byron on 01-30-14

Good series!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I am enjoying this series. It is a nice reprieve from heavy topics in lots of novels today. Interesting twist having the main character own a coffee shop!

  • Hidden Figures

  • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,688

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Herstory

  • By Morgana on 10-09-16

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

If you want a history of the black women who did amazing things at NASA read this. If you want a story similar to the movie don't read this as it is really a historical account of the history of NASA.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

  • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom's abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress' closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia's eyes to the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stellar

  • By Connie on 06-10-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

The development of the two main characters, Julia and Jule, was so well done that I could hardly stop listening.

  • Sonoma Rose

  • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s delightful Elm Creek Quilts series features strong women who face life head-on and chronicle their triumphs and tragedies in elaborate quilts. Here, listeners meet Rosa Diaz Barclay, a woman fighting for her family’s survival in Prohibition-era Southern California.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What happened to the language?

  • By Janine on 09-10-12

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 03-29-16

I inked the strength that Rosa ends up having and how smart she is to get rid of the unwanted men who continually show up in her life. Did they really know back then what the disease of being allergic to wheat gluten was? It seemed like a modern day illness dropped into this story.