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  • If, Then

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Hope Day
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality. At first, the visions are relatively benign, but they grow increasingly disturbing - and, in some cases, frightening. When a natural disaster threatens Clearing, it becomes obvious the visions were not what they first seemed and that the town will never be the same. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to find a book with a new unique plot. Loved

  • By Kindle Customer' on 06-12-19

Hard to find a book with a new unique plot. Loved

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

Reviewed: 06-12-19

Enjoyed listening, Excellent performance. Intriguing. One of the best new books out there. Highly recommend.

  • Nanaville

  • Adventures in Grandparenting
  • By: Anna Quindlen
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Farrell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Mother, mother-in-law, grandmother - the Pulitzer-winning columnist and #1 bestselling author reflects on the roles we play throughout our lives, sharing personal stories and advice on the special joys and complexities of middle age. Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she’s taking the next step and going full Nana in this lively, beautiful, and moving book about being a grandmother, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this so very much!

  • By Kate Kratochvil on 04-27-19

Full of great advice for grandparents...

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

Reviewed: 05-15-19

She really gets it. Not everyone will have her grandparenting experience. but we can learn from it.

  • Three-Martini Lunch

  • By: Suzanne Rindell
  • Narrated by: Will Damron, J. D. Jackson, Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

In 1958, Greenwich Village buzzes with beatniks, jazz clubs, and new ideas - the ideal spot for three ambitious young people to meet. Cliff Nelson, the son of a successful book editor, is convinced he's the next Kerouac, if only his father would notice. Eden Katz dreams of being an editor but is shocked when she encounters roadblocks to that ambition. And Miles Tillman, a talented black writer from Harlem, seeks to learn the truth about his father's past, finding love in the process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great narration = great book !

  • By RueRue on 07-31-16

Skillfully written, enjoyable read.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Cleverly switches between characters wine maintaining the plot thread l Carefully tackles social issues of the time. Recommended read.

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  • A Spark of Light

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Jodi Picoult
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,096
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,834
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,825

The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center - a women’s reproductive health services clinic. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter. Then he finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Least favorite Picoult book

  • By Stephanie Stupack on 10-09-18

not picoults best

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

the performance was great, the sroryline was weak and hard to follow in reverse chronological order,,,i usually love her books, based on current social issues. while it did address the pros and cons of abortion, the outcome was confusing.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,642
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,605

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

Keeps you on the edge of your seat!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Takes a long time to unravel the plot, but worth it in the end. Typical Grisham; the characters are well developed, the landscape comes to life. The plot develops as an overlay to the characters and the setting.

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,406
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,447

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

Very well done! Love historical fiction,

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Loved the audio version. Well developed story, good pacing. As with all good historical fiction, takes a while to develop the characters and timing. Once I was hooked, it was hard to stop lisening.

  • The Very Worst Missionary

  • A Memoir or Whatever
  • By: Jamie Wright
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

After finding Jesus at a suburban megachurch, young Jamie Wright trades in the easy life on the cul-de-sac for the green fields of Costa Rica. There, along with her husband, kids, and the family cat, she intends to serve God and make converts. But she soon loses faith and falls into a funk of cynicism and despair. Fortunately, Knives the cat is there, looking on with just enough disinterest to make her laugh...and dare her to try another way. That other way turns out to be telling the truth. She launches a renegade blog, Jamie the Very Worst Missionary, which wins a large following.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The VERY BEST memoir

  • By hopedelight on 05-04-18

Wonderfullu, brutally honest.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I share so much of what Jamie thinks and feels. She speaks for many of us who have been damaged by the church while we were trying so hard to be "good" Christians. Funny, irreverent, totally relatable, she dishes out while remaining humble. The missionary story is just the tip of the iceberg; entertaining and insightful. Highly recommend this book for anyone who grew up in a conservative church, attended one, or has. considered it. I love that she has not thrown away the principles, but learned to live honestly with ambiguity.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,234

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Chip Atkinson on 08-07-17

A brilliant primarily historical memoir

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Reads like an engrossing novel. Didn't know till the end it was based on a true story. The epilogue about what happened to each of the characters is fascinating. Highly recommend. A WWII story you won't hear anywhere else.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,402

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Think he was trying for a younger audience.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-06-17

A fun and sometimes suspenseful read.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Typical Grisham...well paced, researched, and hard to put down. Audible version was easy to listen to.

  • Ordinary Grace

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,861

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Wonderful - In Every Way

  • By tooonce72 on 03-29-13

Probably not for everyone.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Narration was very good. Story had twists and turns. Kept my interest till the end. Some spirituality subtextsl, particularly about death.