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  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,852

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling thriller

  • By Phoebe on 05-15-16

Interesting Read. Some twists and turn.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Good story, character development and interesting presentation. Especially wit Ian telling his story by talking to Jenna. You get a real feel for how psycho he is. My only complaint is that Tom's part in it seemed unfinished or not even really relevant to the story. Was the point that he was going to grow up to be like Ian? Unrealistic. Also, I would have like to get some background on why Ian was the way he was.

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,057

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

Seemed like a children's story.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I just couldn't finish it. Seemed very child-like to me. But others may feel differently.

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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,748

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Heartwarming story of the human spirit!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Narrator nailed it!! I loved this book. It's made me ponder personalities. It gave a perspective of Ove who might possibly be on the asburgers (sp? ) spectrum? A loving man, no matter how hard he tried not to be.

  • Miss Subways

  • A Novel
  • By: David Duchovny
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Tea Leoni
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful storytelling at its finest!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

Not my type of book!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I couldn't finish it. I tried to keep reading but it just wasn't interesting to me. Barely got very far into it before I just gave up. Way too many books out there that I want to read.

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,517

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Interesting story. Enjoyable characters. Leaves you pondering the "what ifs" of life. I would recommend this book.

  • The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

  • Companion to The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Diana Gabaldon, Davina Porter, Pilar Witherspoon, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

More than a decade ago, number-one New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon delighted her legions of fans with The Outlandish Companion, an indispensable guide to all the Outlander books at the time. But that edition was just a taste of things to come. Since that publication, there have been four more Outlander novels, a side series, assorted novellas, and one smash-hit Starz original television series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What is the point?

  • By Barbara Parrish on 10-15-16

I could listen to DG describe how to mix<br />cement! <br />

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I was as disappointed to be finished with both "Outlander Companions Vol. I and II", as I was with all of Ms Gabaldon's "Outlander" novels. I used the bookmark feature all the way through these "Companion" books so I could go back and take notes! (I listen while I walk.) Diana, you are my favorite author. Thank you for these books and especially for the section on how you write. I hope someday you will teach a class or series of classes on writing or devote a whole book or books to writing. I've learned more from you by listening to that small section than I have in all of my writing classes! I'm grateful to you. Thank you.

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,214
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,867
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,804

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Outlander! How you take over my LIFE!

  • By DebbieK on 07-21-14

Between Ms Gabaldon amazing writi and Ms Porter's

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Between Ms Gabaldon's amazing, thought provoking, exciting ability to tell one Hell of a story and Miss Porter's absolute talent with accents, and the ability to convey emotion and humor, you won't find a better book. I've been reading classics my whole ife and this is by far my favorite story.

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,017
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,914

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

Hooked!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Well, this is my second time reading this whole series so I guess that says it all! These books are very well written by Diana Gabaldon and Davina Porter's portrayal of all of the characters from child to old man and everyone with every accent and every personality, is deserving of an award! I've never enjoyed a series of books more than I've enjoyed this series! Can't wait for book 9.

  • An Echo in the Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,986
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,019
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,964

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one

  • By Charles on 10-17-09

Best series I've ever read!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

This is my second time around. I will probably listen again! So well written and so well performed! Thanks

  • Voyager

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,493
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,461

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Gabaldon book

  • By Karen on 12-09-09

Captivating series and talented narrator!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-16

LOVE this story series. It is amazing and the narrator is amazing! Can't wait to read the next one!