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Garland, Texas, United States
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  • In the Light of the Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Heather Burch
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 659

Inheriting her grandparents' island estate on Florida's Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty-one-year-old Charity Baxter. Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity's only sense of a loving home comes from childhood summers spent with Gramps and Grandma. But piercing her fondest memories is her sharpest grief - the death of her beloved grandmother, when Charity stopped believing in the magical healing power of the weeping willow that still casts a shadow on their property.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By carol ransom on 07-19-17

Hold On .. It's Quite a Ride

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

The poem had me from the start and the story had me from then on. Ok, so some of it was a bit cheesy but it's the premise that sets the hook. The narrator was very good at keeping pace with the action. She has a pleasing mellow voice I enjoyed. I listened to it straight through and maybe 6 months or a year from now I will listen to it again... and again.

  • The Promise of Jesse Woods

  • By: Chris Fabry
  • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The summer of 1972 is the most pivotal of Matt Plumley's childhood. While his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt's family moves from Pittsburgh to Dogwood, West Virginia, where his father steps into the pulpit of a church under the thumb of town leader Basil Blackwood. A fish out of water, Matt is relieved to forge a fast bond with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy; and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl with a sister on her hip and no dad in sight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Growing up ... Dogwood style

  • By SusieMcQueen on 07-18-16

Small Town People

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

If you were raised in a small southern town you know these people. Maybe you even lived some of this story. I know because I did. We had the right side and the wrong side of the tracks and I lived on both of them. I saw places and people in this novel I left over 40 years ago. I laughed out loud and fought tears all the way though. Give this one a chance, who knows, maybe here you will find part of yourself too.

  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

Really???

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Oh, for crying out loud, what has happened to Craig Johnson. Take us back to Absoroka with Vic, and Bear and the rest of the troup. This is just litarary tripe. Mr Johnson has done better and anyone who follows this series of books knows it. This series has been really going downhill since the 'made for TV' version came out. Now that the farce Longmire on A&E has been cancelled maybe Johnson will get back to where his bread was buttered in the first place. I will be returning this one to Audible and that is something I have Never done. Sorry Walt but your originator has let you down Big Time!

  • Wish You Well

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Norma Lana, David Baldacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

It is 1940 and a tragedy sends Lou and her little brother, Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of Southwest Virginia to live with their great-grandmother. The story is told with both heartbreaking elegance and large doses of touching humor as the lives of Lou and Oz are changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your usual Baldacci

  • By John on 06-07-07

Gee Who Knew

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Best Baldacci yet. Enjoyable from the beginning to end. I was surprised with this one but I sure would like to see more of this type of writing.

  • Beach House Reunion

  • By: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

 Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More of the same

  • By JoAnn Hall on 05-30-18

TOT

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

TOT! Tired of Turtles. At first working the turtles in was interesting, five books later I am tired of turtles. This storyline was very weak and at times sickly sweet. This needs a Do Over!

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  • 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 1,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915

 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. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent!

  • By sharon on 05-31-18

For This I Waited

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

By sheer will alone I got through the 1st Eleven Chapters and then said Enough Already! These characters are as different and night and day and they are Boring. The whole thing is just Oil and Water!

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  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,998

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-17

Didnt See That Coming

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Sensational plot! It really keeps you engaged. The characters weave around Billy, present and past but it is not hard to keep the two separate. A stakeout/bust goes from routine to a full blown scandal and all of it tied to a 'little black book'. And just when you think you know who killed who and has the black book...Nope you are wrong. Narrator is very good in voice and in using that voice to pull you into the action. I will look for him in other reads.

  • Spinning the Moon

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

In the Shadow of the Moon: When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she's overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura's face. Soon afterward, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart but for her very survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First book great , 2nd contrived and drawn

  • By Kat5 on 10-14-16

Took A Left Turn

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

This is not even in the same class of work as 'Sound of Glass", A Long Time Gone", or "Flight Patterns". In those books the pharsing and word usage is more mature than here. The story line, the characters, and the thought process used to tell those stories have the the sound of a more seasoned writer. By force of will, I made it though the first book. Having nothing else to read, I stumbled on until I just couldnt take the absurdity of it all any longer. I felt like I had tumbled down the 'rabbit hole' into the land of a Sci-Fi Bodice Ripper. When I was so much younger, the 'wolf and the dove' kind of drivel held my attention at this point in my life I need a story with meat to chew and what I got here was nothing but bones.
In the prolog the author tells us this is some of her first works, but that she reworked, rewrote and cleaned it up.... Really???

  • The Promise

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,737

Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice - these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "They Call K-9 When They Need Superpowers, Woof!"

  • By Empress Karen on 11-10-15

Scott and Maggie Not!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Seems to me that this was promoted as a sequel to Suspect. It's far from it. These two got very little action through the whole book. Totally disappointed! This was interesting and held my attention but I am just not a big Cole and Pike fan...well not yet anyway. If you are going to write about Scott and Maggie then BY GOLLY do so and leave the rest alone or only have bit parts as was done here.

  • The Time It Never Rained

  • By: Elmer Kelton
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

For decades, Charlie Flagg has eked out a living by raising cattle and sheep on his modest Texas ranch. Hardworking and old-fashioned, he distrusts federal programs that claim to help struggling farmers and ranchers. But as rainless years continue and others sell their souls for federal handouts, Charlie finds himself under increasing pressure to compromise his principles - and surrender his freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of best audio books I've ever read

  • By NEIL SCHMITT on 10-16-09

Let It Rain

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

As a Native Texan, I enjoyed this story completely start to finish. For those who are Native Texans my age you can see them smiling and nodding their heads and for those who are not pick a expression and scratching of the head in surprise because they thought they knew Texas. Charlie Flagg is much like the people in the community where I grew up. Tough, independent men and women of hard work and principle. Having known a 5 year drought where I live, I understand Charlie. Step out of your 9-5 work-a-day world of silks and suits, come sit down by this old pot belly stove and let George Guidall draw a word picture for you of hard working men and women and the mindset of the people of the land called Texas.

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