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  • The Lady and the Lionheart

  • By: Joanne Bischof
  • Narrated by: Gail Shalan, Joel Clarkson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 46
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    5 out of 5 stars 44
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    5 out of 5 stars 45

Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it's away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here, he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet - freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. It is a trade so costly that it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved listening to this tale with two narrators!

  • By Britt98 on 04-13-19

Unique love story

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Reviewed: 07-24-18

Very enjoyable. Good, clean entertainment. Sorry to have it end. Please add other similar audiobooks

  • Cane and Able

  • Seven Deadly Sins Series
  • By: Jonathan Matos
  • Narrated by: Annie Lena Day, Trip Warren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2

A handicapped boy wants to cure his own muscle disease, but a rivalry turns his ambitions into obsessions. 

Dennis Caine has a pretty average near death experience. White light. Crisis of faith. Family bonding. Don’t forget: delusions of grandeur. Plenty of those. 

After a surgery gone wrong leaves him bedridden, Dennis isn’t satisfied with just regaining his strength. His harrowing journey of rehabilitation is just the beginning, as he seeks to cure his muscle weakness, impress the girl of his dreams, and destroy his childhood bully. You know: your average delusions of grandeur. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • High Concept Book With a Point to Make

  • By Leah E Good on 09-14-17

High Concept Book With a Point to Make

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-14-17

When the author emailed me asking if I'd be willing to listen to and review his book, I agreed without having a firm grasp on the premise of the book.

The first few chapters didn't really grab me. They felt like a memoir that leaned heavily on stating facts and feelings rather than pulling the reader into the emotion of the circumstances. However, after Dennis leaves the rehab and begins interacting with peers (especially Beth--a girl who becomes his best friend), my interest was piqued. The last third of the story turned a lot more serious and even dark. Dennis turns from a boy struggling to find his purpose and place in the world to someone self-absorbed, bitter, and obsessed. In the final chapter, after drastic and sickening behavior, Dennis verbally delivers the message of the book to his young cousin.

Cane and Able is not a book that fits neatly into a specific genre or set of expectations. If you enjoy high concept books that come right out and state their message yet still manage to leave you with question marks, this is definitely a read you'll enjoy. Due to violence and a chapter containing a stereotypical bachelor party, I would not recommend the story for young teenagers or below.

/I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own./