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Stephanie S.

Springfield, MA
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  • The Promise of Dawn

  • By: Lauraine Snelling
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate they will never have land or a life of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Promise of Dawn

  • By Beth Hixon on 08-07-17

I didn't want this one to end. very engaging

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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: 02-14-19

I didn't want this book to end it would have been a page Turner for sure

  • Return to Me

  • The Restoration Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865

After years of watching his children and grandchildren wander from their faith, Iddo's prayers are answered: King Cyrus is allowing God's chosen people to return to Jerusalem. Jubilant, he joyfully prepares for their departure, only to learn that his family, grown comfortable in the pagan culture of Babylon, wants to remain. Zechariah, Iddo's oldest grandson, feels torn between his grandfather's ancient beliefs and the comfort and success his father enjoys in Babylon. But he soon begins to hear the voice of God, encouraging him to return to the land given to his forefathers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it! My kids love it too!

  • By M. Holmes on 01-17-15

wonderful story and brought life to bible stories

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

I really enjoyed listening to this. definitely made me want to go back and read through passages referenced.

  • A Place at Our Table

  • Amish Homestead Series, Book 1
  • By: Amy Clipston
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Along with his volunteer work at the local fire department, running his Amish farm keeps Jamie Riehl busy. He barely has time to eat at the family table, never mind find someone to date. But when he meets Kayla Dienner, he is smitten. Kayla tries hard to deny her attraction to Jamie. After all, she's spent the last year discouraging her younger brother, Nathan, from becoming a firefighter. The death of their older brother in a fire a year ago is fresh in her mind - she can't bear the idea of putting her heart on the line every time the sirens blare.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Long

  • By Sonja Hendricks on 11-25-17

Not my favorite listen

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Kinda bummed I spent my credit on this book. VERY predictable story and dragged the story out way too much. the Performance was fine just the story line wasn't good.

  • When Mercy Rains

  • Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

She left, heavily weighted with secrets. But God reveals all things, in His timing. And He redeems them. Suzanne Zimmerman was only 17 and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly behind her, Suzanne moved to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised a daughter, Alexa, on her own. Now, nearly 20 years later, an unexpected letter arrives from Kansas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good listen

  • By Francine on 12-16-14

Good read

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

buy the entire series right away you'll love them. my second time listening. enjoy ENJOY

  • A Love Transformed

  • Sapphire Brides, Book 3
  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hurst
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Widowed and penniless, with two small children, Clara Vespers returns to her uncle's ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. As she tries to find that feeling again, she encounters a suitor from her past and is soon followed by her brother-in-law, who will stop at nothing to bring her back to the family business

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of all 3 Volumes.

  • By Tina Murphey on 09-13-17

Nice series

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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: 07-27-17

enjoyed the entire sapphire series. I'm hooked very good and the reading great too. Thank you

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  • A Treasure Concealed

  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hurst
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Yet when she realizes she's losing her heart to the intriguing new man in camp, she fiercely fights her feelings, afraid that love will only result in disappointment and heartache.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This narrator not polished, her voice isn't ideal

  • By Marcia on 08-10-17

enjoyable book

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

loved this book, look forward to more stories like this one. Thank you

  • Ties That Bind

  • A Novel
  • By: Cindy Woodsmall
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 163

Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family's ever-expanding brood and keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach. Five years ago Quill and her dear friend, Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent! I can't wait for the next installment

  • By Sweetmia on 01-05-16

you'll love it

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

great read, loved it and longed for more even until the end of the story

  • The Newcomer

  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after 10 weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It's a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn's shipboard romance to blossom. But this perfect moment cannot last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Historical Story

  • By WeRLoved on 03-20-19

Great job

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Great story didn't expect all of the twist and turns. I love the reader, it makes the story even better.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,377

In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is a PDF, Folks

  • By Cynthia on 06-27-17

amazing earth shattering information

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

omg, I'm so glad I was recommended this book. game changer. are you tired of living on the same track, bust through it the moment you finish this book.

  • Sweet Sanctuary

  • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Set in World War II New York, Sweet Sanctuary introduces Lydia Eldridge, her young son Nicky, and Dr. Micah Hatcher, a man from Lydia's past. Lydia is desperate to protect Nicky from his drug-addicted father. Leaning on Micah, who's hiding secrets of his own, they are seeking refuge and safety -- for themselves, for Nicky, and for those around them. But will they ever find it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Cecilia McNeil on 05-27-15

excellent story

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

great story It's one that I'd listen to again. What a blessing, thank you for writing.