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  • The House of Closed Doors Boxed Set: Nell's Story

  • By: Jane Steen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 33 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Nell Lillington is a spoiled, headstrong 16-year-old when she finds herself pregnant after letting a flirtation with handsome Cousin Jack get out of hand. More willing to bear the consequences of an illegitimate pregnancy than marry, she refuses to name the father and agrees to give birth in a Poor Farm and give the baby up for adoption. At the Poor Farm she meets Tess O'Dugan, a woman the world calls an imbecile but who soon becomes the sister Nell never had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Journey of life and love 💕

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-17-17

good series

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I thought this book was a mail order bride tight book. it was not. I still enjoyed the series. While it is a romance it had a plot and a main female character who actually had a brain.

  • Murderville

  • The First of a Trilogy
  • By: Ashley, JaQuavis
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

Two children from Sierra Leone, Liberty and A’shai, are brought together by chance, only to be forced apart by the most inevitable and tragic fate. Ashley & JaQuavis bring us this classic love story set against modern life’s most horrifying realities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very exciting read!!!

  • By JALAYNE on 07-23-12

if you like cheesy sound effects pick this one

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I tried to get past the horrible sound effects but I just couldn't do it. the story itself was all right.

  • Inescapable

  • Premonition, Book 1
  • By: Amy Bartol
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836

Soon-to-be college freshman Evie Claremont had hoped that once she'd arrived on Crestwood's campus, the nightmare that she'd been having would go away. It hasn't. She may be an inexperienced 17-year-old, but she's grounded... sane. She looks for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he's near, she feels an attraction to him - a magnetic kind of force pulling her toward him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-13

too immature for my taste.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

I probably would have enjoyed the book more if I had been a juvenile audience.

  • The Edge: An FBI Thriller, Book 4

  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 528

Baffled by a seemingly supernatural connection to his critically injured sister, an FBI special agent heads to the Oregon coast in search of a more plausible explanation for his sudden ESP, only to discover more puzzling mysteries.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok...

  • By Jason Major on 04-01-09

enjoyed the story just not the performance

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

due to the narrator's unfortunate habit of attempting women's voices the book came across as a slapstick comedy. his women's voices came across as sounding like a cartoon.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,844

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual style

  • By Veronica on 09-22-18

I didn't want it to end!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I loved this book! This book is one I will listen to several more times.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,873

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed Beginning...

  • By Elizabeth Mahan on 11-19-18

as usual I loved Stephen King!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

The performance (narrator) was a little bit lacking but overall I really enjoyed the book.

0 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Independent People

  • By: Halldór Laxness
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

This magnificent novel - which secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature - is now available to contemporary American audiences. Although it is set in the early 20th century, it recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. And if Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, is an ordinary sheep farmer, his flinty determination to achieve independence is genuinely heroic and, at the same time, terrifying and bleakly comic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Totally

  • By David Powell on 01-30-18

Don't waste your money!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

If you do waste your money buying this book then you definitely want to skip the first whole chapter as it is a complete summary of the book. If you listen to that chapter you don't even need to listen to the book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Upstanders: Season 1 (FREE)

  • By: Howard Schultz, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Narrated by: Michael B. Jordan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591

What are Upstanders? Let's start with this: They are the opposite of bystanders. They are problem solvers and protestors, students and parents, professionals and civic leaders. Some fight injustice; others fearlessly challenge the status quo. They are ordinary people who are making extraordinary differences in their communities and beyond. From Salt Lake City to Memphis to Baltimore, Upstanders remind us that participation in civic life has no bounds - and that we can all be the change we wish to see in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Lasse on 11-09-17

Everyone should listen!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

very inspirational. I look forward to listening to other episodes in this series. Thank you

  • Coming Home

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Helen Johns
  • Length: 40 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

Set against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before World War II and a vast continent-spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this captivating story tells of an extraordinary young woman's coming of age, coming to grips with love and sadness, and in every sense of the term, coming home.... In 1935, Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and baby sister go off to join her father in Singapore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous story line, Excellent narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-18

thoroughly enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

if it weren't for spot of poor quality in the audio where the splicing changes volume dramatically I would have given this a 5-star review.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,272

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Excellent story and good Narration!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I will definitely listen to this one again. It has it all; mystery, comedy and romance.