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  • Sons of Blackbird Mountain

  • By: Joanne Bischof
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of nineteenth-century Appalachia. Upon arrival, she finds herself in the home of her late husband’s cousins—three brothers who make a living by brewing hard cider on their three-hundred-acre farm. Yet even as a stranger in a foreign land, Aven has hope to build a new life in this tight-knit family. But her unassuming beauty disrupts the bond between the brothers. The youngest two both desire her hand, and Aven is caught in the middle, unsure where—and whether—to offer her affection. While Haakon is bold and passionate, it is Thor who casts the greatest spell upon her. Though deaf, mute, and dependent on hard drink to cope with his silent pain, Thor possesses a sobering strength. As autumn ushers in the apple harvest, the rift between Thor and Haakon deepens and Aven faces a choice that risks hearts. Will two brothers’ longing for her quiet spirit tear apart a family? Can she find a tender belonging in this remote, rugged, and unfamiliar world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Birthday Gift Ever!

  • By Vicky on 11-28-18

Best Birthday Gift Ever!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I have to say Joanne does it again. I just love it when a book becomes an epic series. I can't wait for the next book. I just love that this book came out on my birthday.

  • Aloha Rose

  • By: Lisa Carter
  • Narrated by: Bethany Lind
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

When Laney Carrigan sets out to find her birth family, her only clue is the Hawaiian quilt - a red rose snowflake appliquéd on a white background - in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island and battling fears of rejection, Laney begins a painstaking journey toward her true heritage. Kai Barnes, however, is determined to protect the people he's come to regard as family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ok book

  • By Martha on 06-24-16

This Hawaiian no can deal!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I just couldn't finish this book. I think it's just being Hawaiian and the portrayal of us was, was, well so wrong! I almost didn't get out of the airport. I almost threw my Kindle when it was brudda instead of brah. Yeah dat's right brah, not bra, not brudda. (Oh yeah dat's is pronounced das.) I put the Kindle down and walked away for the day after my next rant. "The lei is a plumeria, we call it frangipani." Uh, no! I always called it plumeria. I never heard of it as frangipani till a few years ago, and had to look it up. So for 50 years we nevah wen call it frangipani. I'm starting to see why people have such a misconception of how we live and talk in Hawaii. Be warned we don't talk Hawaiian Pigeon English like this book depicts. And as far as the way we live I couldn't deal so I neveh got far enough in da book. Sorry I sound so harsh but it really grated me the wrong way.

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  • Angel

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

After a turbulent time, DCI Ryan's life is finally beginning to return to normal, and he's looking forward to spending an uneventful Easter bank holiday weekend with his fiancée. Then, on Good Friday morning, he is called out to a crime scene at one of the largest cemeteries in Newcastle. The body of a redheaded woman has been found buried in a shallow grave, and the killer has given her wings, like an angel. Soon another woman is found at a different cemetery, followed quickly by another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Maine Knitter on 12-02-17

Great book but the end left me crazy!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Took a bit but I figured out who the killer was. I also figured out what the trigger was. But the end? I HATE cliffhanger's!

  • Hidden in Plain Sight

  • By: Karen Ann Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

In the fourth installment of the best-selling Serenity's Plain Secrets series, Serenity must work with US marshals to uncover the truth behind a shockingly brutal 15-year-cold murder. Desperate for answers, Serenity finds herself in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she unravels secrets that threaten to tear her and Daniel apart. But digging up the past is dangerous, and the quaint Amish settlement isn't as safe as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best one yet!

  • By Vicky on 10-03-18

The best one yet!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I know that the next book is out can't wait for the Audible version. I will most likely text to speech it then listen to it when the audible version is out. I've been marathon listening to this series from the beginning.

  • Thug Notes

  • A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature
  • By: Sparky Sweets PhD
  • Narrated by: Greg Edwards 
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Sparky Sweets, PhD, and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series Thug Notes. In this audiobook you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of 16 of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome performance!

  • By kristin on 07-30-16

A great modern speak version of Cliff Notes.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I confess I am an addict of the YouTube channel that this is on. Sometimes the language is a bit uhm crass or blunt, but it's like the podcast Small Town Murder you just can't help but love it. In a way at times I understand Sparky Sweets' way of breaking down the books better. He brought the plot and message of A Handmaids Tale to me clearly. Because I was honestly a bit confused with the end of that one. If your kids are at the age that will be exposed to the language anyway and you homeschool (YES! Hold on to your panties!) I say that this is a great reference.

  • Closer Than You Think

  • Faith Corcoran, Book 1
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 28 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401

Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year--desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare for far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers a sanctuary in which she can start her life anew but requires that she face dark memories that resonate to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hard to stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-15

Boy was I confused!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I was just going back and forth trying to figure out who the psychopathic, narcissistic, sociopath, serial killer was. The last few chapters were really can't stop reading/listening.

  • Broken Silence

  • The Baltimore Series, Book 3.5
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

After a traumatic kidnapping, Daphne's boss insists that she take time off. But she refuses to sit on the sidelines when she meets a six-year-old girl who the police call Angel. Angel hasn't spoken a word since they found her four days ago next to a burned out car, frozen with shock, and not far from the bodies of two adults who may or may not have been her parents. Joseph knows that helping Angel is exactly what Daphne needs right now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where's the rest?

  • By Laurie on 06-20-15

It was nice to hear the aftermath.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

you always wonder what happened in the few days or weeks when the story ends. So I personally liked this.

  • Did You Miss Me?

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 871

Baltimore prosecutor Daphne Montgomery pulled herself out of a damaged past to build a solid life for herself and her son. But after she helps convict a killer, her confidence is shattered once again by the news that her son has been kidnapped. Daphne believes it’s connected to the recent high-profile trial, and at first FBI special agent Joseph Carter agrees. But together they find the reality even more troubling....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She's Baaack

  • By Richard on 03-09-13

Story was great but the audio narration was a mess

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Don't know what the deal was but the narration was a mess. There were odd edits? with the volume all over the place. Just a warning before you listen to this.
Aside from that the killer sure was a mess. I'm finding I really like the series were the characters go from one person to another. So next in line I think is Clay and Stevie. Got it downloading and ready to go!

  • The Yielding

  • Age of Faith, Book 2
  • By: Tamara Leigh
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Convent-bound Lady Beatrix Wulfrith is determined to aid her sister in escaping marriage to their family's enemy. Unaware of the sacrifice that awaits her, she leads their pursuers astray only to meet with an accident that forever alters her destiny and takes the life of a young knight whose brother vows he will not rest until the lady is brought to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another romance w/o porn :)

  • By AudioBookChik on 06-24-15

I love that there are bits of history in this.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

This is the second book I've read/listened to by Tamara, and am not disappointed. I like it not just because it's a historical romance. But there's enough details to set the scene and not become boring.

  • Secrets of the Dead

  • Detective Robyn Carter Crime Thriller Series, Book 2
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

When a young mother is found drowned in the bath, clutching a receipt saying 'all debts paid', Detective Robyn Carter knows it's just the beginning of a harrowing case. She recognizes the signs of a serial killer, and when a second victim with a receipt is found, her worst fears are confirmed. With the local press whipping the public into a frenzy, Robyn is under pressure to solve the crime yesterday. But her team can't find a link between the two bodies, and the cracks are starting to show.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great plot - disappointing narration

  • By Rosie on 07-08-17

Great book, but...

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

While I enjoyed the book, and the narrator was okay. though it drove me nuts when she would miss pronounce well known brands and words. Nike is (nahy- kee ) not (nahy).