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  • A Mind of Her Own

  • By: Paula McLain
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,955
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,924

Paris, 1893. Twenty-five-year-old Marie Sklodowska is studying science at the Sorbonne - one of the only universities in the world that has begun to admit women. A thousand miles from her native Poland, with no money and the odds stacked against any woman daring to pursue a career in such a rigorous field, Marie throws herself into her studies. She's certain that to succeed in a man's world, she will have to go it alone. Her meticulous plans get thrown slightly off-course when Marie attracts the attention of an accomplished young physicist, himself on the precipice of greatness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Based on a true story

  • By Kingsley on 03-01-19

Worth listening to

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I enjoyed this original very much. Easy listening and very informative. Narrator was excellent. Enjoy
Daisy

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,436

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The narrator, story and characters were engaging and I wanted to keep listening to the story. I listened twice. Second time to recall all details for the second book out in December- enjoyed it even more second time around. So yes, I enjoyed the book very much.

Daisy

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Cormoran and Robin story

  • By Hanna on 10-03-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

A great read/listen. Narrator excellent. The story was excellent. Did not want to stop listening.
Daisy

  • Wrongful Death

  • An Anna Travis Novel, Book 9
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Six months ago, London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds was found dead. Ruled a suicide, the police investigation was closed. Then a young man, awaiting trial for armed robbery, tells his guards that Reynolds was murdered and that he has information to share.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and intriguing

  • By Debra C. Lennon on 03-22-15

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

I really enjoyed this book. Narration good. Felt though the book could of done with another chapter to bring everything together.

Daisy

  • Into the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,095
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,075

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

Many characters to start off with. Kept listening and enjoyed the story. I was pleasantly surprised as I had read different reviews. Twists and turns. All in all for me worth a listen. Narration was great.

Daisy

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,578

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me engaged all the way through. Characters were engaging and became invested in the story. Have read all 3 books and have enjoyed all.
Daisy

  • Between Two Worlds

  • By: Tyler Henry
  • Narrated by: Tyler Henry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159

Tyler Henry discovered his gift for communicating with the departed when he was 10 and now, at age 20, is a renowned practicing medium who is the go-to clairvoyant of celebrities. He's worked with some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Khloe Kardashian, Amber Rose, Margaret Cho, Jaime Pressly, Monica Potter, and Boy George, many of whom appear on his smash hit E! reality show, Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life well lived is not defined by death

  • By Jessica on 11-08-16

Clear and easy to understand

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

I really like Jed this book. Liked that the author narrated the book. Felt that he expressed his understanding in a very clear and concise way. If you are interested in this jeep worth s listen. Enjoyed.

Daisy

  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

  • A Novella
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa's work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreakingly Perfect

  • By Jmo930 on 11-21-16

Beautiful Novella

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this Novella. Beautifully told and narrated. A book that touches the heart with kindness and most of all love and family. The gentleness of wisdom.

Daisy

  • The Bookshop on the Corner

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383

Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect books for her readers. But can she write her own happy ever after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book lovers the world over, the New York Times best-selling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Meg Donohue, Sophie Kinsella, and Nina George's The Little Paris Bookshop.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading

  • By Alexis☺ on 05-28-17

Not sure

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

I found the main character to be really annoying. Really wanted to stop listening. Did finish the book. Not high on my list for a good listen or book.

Daisy

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,813

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Not sure if liked or not

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Not sure about story and plot. Listened to book though after about 15 mins wanted to return the book. Plot a bit too cheesy.

Daisy

2 of 4 people found this review helpful