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  • Silver Hammer, Golden Cross

  • The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 6
  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

It is the final decade of the ninth century. The Peace between Wessex and the Danes long-settled in the Danelaw erodes. A new onslaught of Danes attacks Angle-land, trying once and for all to destroy ælfred. Ceric of Kilton, now a young man, travels across Kingdoms to visit his friend, Hrald of Four Stones - and to see Ashild, whom he desires for his wife. But renewed hostilities threaten Ceric's hopes for deeper ties between strongholds. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, becomes good

  • By Kathy on 04-01-18

Love Love Love

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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: 04-24-19

That is an absolutely amazing series I just hate that it had to end. I recommend it to anyone who loves history,adventure and Love.

  • Tindr

  • Book Five of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Tindr is handsome, kind, and the best hunter in 9th century Gotland. He possesses a deep empathy with animals, which powers his reverence towards the game he takes to survive. But he is also deaf, which closes him off from the society that surrounds him - and seemingly, from finding love. Devoted parents and friends can't protect young Tindr from the bully who taunts him, from jealousy that turns murderous, or from the threat of surrender to the allure of the Lady of the Forest, who might destroy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not All About Tindr

  • By Danestra on 03-11-18

Great story

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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: 04-14-19

I just love these Characters and being able to view their lives. These books have adventure, Love, Loss and history. All things I love. Kinda like a cross between Outlander and The Vikings tv show. 😀❤️😀❤️😀

  • Sidroc the Dane: A Circle of Ceridwen Saga Story

  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

A discarded child fated to become a powerful Jarl - here is the story of Sidroc. Fate guides the path of his father, Hrald, to his meeting with the woman whose son would help change the face of ninth-century Angle-land. An ever-growing rivalry between Sidroc and his cousin Toki defines the boys' early years. Their young uncle, Yrling, knows success as a raider in far-off Angle-land, and trains his nephews in the ways of the warrior. Ahead of them is the perilous crossing of the North Sea, which stands between them and the plunder they seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t end!

  • By Aberdeen on 05-08-18

It Grabbed me right off

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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: 03-15-19

I am hooked and can’t wait to continue the series. This book had just enough adventure, love, and history to keep me listening. The story is strong with great characters. If you like Outlander or Poldark you will love this book.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,138

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I want the 20hours of my life back...

  • By Dan on 06-08-12

Awesome book

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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: 11-19-18

Stephen King knocks it out of the box again. This book grabbed me right from the start. It kept my attention. Great story with a lot of twist and turns. I definitely would recommend this book as a great read.

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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,998
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,833
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,788

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Pleasantly surprised

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I downloaded this book not really thinking I would like it but I was curious of what kinda book Bill Clinton would write. I was pleasantly surprised the book is well written, with an engaging story. It kept me listening by the fast paced energy of the storyline. It also had an element of surprise as to how it ends. I may not agree with Mr Clinton’s politics but I will say he has written a very good book.

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,644

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Garbage

  • By marc w on 07-16-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

This book is so much better then the tv series. I am so glad I took the time to listen to it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,167

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

Stephen King still has IT

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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: 09-17-18

It was so not very to revisit Danny From the Shinning. It was like seeing a long lost friend again. I loved every page and would love to have the story continue with Abra. But if that is not in the works I am still happy. Hollywood I hope you are thinking Movie with one it will be Awesome.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50,183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,487
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,410

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Great book

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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: 08-30-18

This is so awesome shining the light on WWII’s unsung heroes. Very inspirational. Well read, with all the sadness and joy and strength of those who lived through and survived the war as well as those who didn’t

  • Killman Creek

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,411

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... You're not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turning tables on her husband the serial killer ...

  • By shelley on 12-12-17

Great ending

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This was a great continuation of Still house lake I loved how you never knew what was going to happen next, you just had to keep on listening. If it had been a paper book I would be flipping the pages so quickly and sitting on the edge of my seat. You will not be disappointed in this book at all.

  • Stillhouse Lake

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,604

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much

  • By Patti L Langston on 07-18-17

Thrilling and entertaining

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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: 08-15-18

This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved everything about it. Gwen was one awesome women, I wish I had a fraction of her guts. I would love to hear more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful