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  • Where the Forest Meets the Stars

  • By: Glendy Vanderah
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913

After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises. The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable. Which "story" version is true...

  • By Christina D. on 03-16-19

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

What a great read. All the ratings are right on the mark. This book was well written with the characters lovable and keep you pulling for them throughout. A fantastic ending that leaves the reader smiling. Loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,131

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

Normally I love Kristin Hannah's books and this one was really good, but it wasn't quite as good as the rest of her books. The book was a slow starter, but the last two hours made the entire book worth the read. M.s Hannah definitely knows how to write about family dynamics and how they work. Definitely worth the read.

  • The Winter of the Witch

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 630

The Winternight Trilogy introduced an unforgettable heroine, Vasilisa Petrovna, a girl determined to forge her own path in a world that would rather lock her away. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse. Now, Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers - and for someone to blame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Sonya on 02-16-19

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Wow! Just Wow! What a fantastic conclusion to this trilogy. When you cry, smile and simply sigh at the end you know it has been a phenomenal read. The story-line was of an old Russian folk tale and the way it was written was simply amazing. Each book in the trilogy got better and better, with the final conclusion with this book. Wonderful read that I definitely recommend.

  • The Girl in the Tower

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent, and instead flees her home - but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

  • By Erin Michelle Ross on 02-21-18

Outstanding Read

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

This second book in the trilogy is much better than the first book, which was a really good read. This book takes Vasya from her country village to Moscow and details her travails and how she deals with them while at the same time keeping true to herself. Great read and definitely recommend it!

  • Red

  • Book Two, The Heroic Rescue
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Rob Lamont
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Red centers around the heroic rescue attempts of Thomas Hunter to save both worlds. With the devastating realization that he has unleashed death into both worlds, he now must figure out how to undo this evil all while trying to save his true love. From meeting with world powers in one world to leading a small band of mighty warriors in the great forests of the other world, Thomas is determined to change the history of two realities, or sacrifice all in trying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the best!

  • By Deanna on 12-14-04

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

This book was not as good as the first book; however, it is a must read to finish the series. It had enough interesting plot twists and turns that I'm looking forward to the next book in the sequel. Ted Dekker has a unique imagination which is shown in his books. Outstanding author

  • Black

  • Book One, The Birth of Evil
  • By: Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by: Rob Lamont
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149

Fleeing assailants through alleyways in Denver late one night, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of an industrial building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head and his world goes black. When he awakes, he finds himself in an entirely different reality, a green forest that seems more real than where he was. Every time he tries to sleep, he wakes up in the other world, and soon he truly no longer knows which reality is real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start

  • By Dalen on 03-13-14

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Interesting and intriguing read. Ted Dekker has a unique ability to write in such a way that the reader is always left wondering what if ... And you keep reading to see if you can find out what if. Definitely a good read and well worth the time to read the series.

  • Missing in Mudbug

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

After an eventful first week on the job, Game Warden Jadyn St. James is happy the small bayou town of Mudbug, Louisiana, seems to have fallen back into its normal routine. But when FBI agent Raissa Bordeaux is kidnapped, Jadyn is certain the short-lived peace has come to an abrupt end. Statistics don’t lie, and Jadyn knows that the longer Raissa remains missing, the less likely she’ll be found alive. Sheriff Colt Bertrand knows the FBI won’t let him participate in their investigation, but is certain the federal agents aren’t as qualified as he is to locate someone missing in the swamps surrounding Mudbug.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Men

  • By CindiKilgore on 02-02-19

Fun read

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Always a great read when you pick up one of Janet DeLeon's books and this one was right on the mark. Entertaining, funny and simply a blast to read.

  • Chaos in Mudbug

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

Jadyn St. James hopes that the two-week quiet period in Mudbug means things in the small bayou town are back to normal - whatever that is. But when a fisherman finds a sunken shrimp boat, and the boat captain is missing, Jadyn wonders if the damage to the boat was caused by a storm, or if something far more nefarious happened. Colt Bertrand has been fighting his attraction to the sexy game warden since he first laid eyes on her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My New Addiction

  • By K. April Holgate on 01-28-15

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Jana DeLeon definitely nows how to write an entertaining book. She grabs the readers attention at the beginning and keeps it throughout the book. You will laugh and want to know what's coming next. Always a good read.

  • Rose and Helena Save Christmas

  • A Novella
  • By: Jana DeLeon, Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Rose Gardner and Neely Kate Colson are thrilled with Mason's early present to Rose - a trip for the two of them to New Orleans for shopping, great food, and awesome seats to Wicked. Neely Kate plans to use the opportunity to visit a psychic and find out once and for all what her paranormal ability is. But when the psychic is murdered, and Neely Kate and Rose were the last people to see her alive, they find themselves the main suspects in a Christmas killing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good fun

  • By PJ Williams on 01-04-17

Cute

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Cute book. All of the books in this series have been entertaining and will make the reader laugh, read continually and simply want more. Hate to see the series end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Of Blood and Bone

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 2)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,729

Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before - the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted - and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Wait for the next!

  • By Tayln on 12-12-18

Wow! Simply WOW!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Well, its rare that Book 2 is better than the first book; however, Nora Roberta did exactly that. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this book. Outstanding read. Ms Roberts' books are well written, interesting and will keep your attention throughout. The unique situations in this book make it one you simply can't put down. The only problem I have with this series is that it takes almost a year for the next book to come out. I wish it was only a little while, but I have to say, Thank you for a great read!