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  • The Vines

  • By: Christopher Rice
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 187

The dark history of Spring House, a beautifully restored plantation mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans, has long been forgotten. But something sinister lurks beneath the soil of the old estate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Movie of the week caliber

  • By Steve on 11-27-14

I could not connect to any characters.

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-19

I could not connect to any characters. just long, drawn out rambling about shallowly developed characters

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,253

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Wonderful characters, and 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: 02-13-18

Wonderful characters, and story! Well performed by the narrator. interesting relationship between a girl and her mother-figure

  • The Shoemaker's Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Adriana Trigiani
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will, just as abruptly, separate them once again....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story written in Adriana Trigiani style.

  • By Barbara on 04-22-14

Enjoyable reading, modest yet epic story, likeable

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Enjoyable reading, warm, modest yet epic story, likeable characters rich in feeling. Heartfelt generational saga