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  • The Shadows We Hide

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

Joe Talbert, Jr. has never once met his namesake. Now out of college, a cub reporter for the Associated Press in Minneapolis, he stumbles across a story describing the murder of a man named Joseph Talbert in a small town in southern Minnesota. Full of curiosity about whether this man might be his father, Joe is shocked to find that none of the town's residents have much to say about the dead man - other than that his death was long overdue. Joe discovers that the dead man was a loathsome lowlife who cheated his neighbors, threatened his daughter, and squandered his wife's inheritance after she, too, passed away....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Follow-Up

  • By MK on 11-25-18

Best book of 2018. A must listen. loved the story

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Loved the story and the story teller. Didn't want it to end. Hoping there is one to follow.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,639

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Touching story...can be very heartbreaking.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

It was hard to listen to because of the subject of children being mistreated. Very touching and worth the listen. I really fell in love with the main characters in the book { the children}.

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,970
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,973

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

Twist and Turns to the End

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I loved all of the twist and turns. It kept me guessing to the very end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,934
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,941

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

great read. loved the characters.

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

loved it. the characters are likable. a nice sweet story. the narrative was easy to listen to and the story is very believable.

  • The Mountain Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,808

When their last outgoing flight is cancelled, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single-engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get home just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack, and the plane crashes into one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Sher from Provo on 10-14-16

Nice Love story

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

What did you love best about The Mountain Between Us?

I just love the way that Charles Martin writes. Easy to read with a story of determination, willpower and tenacity. Enjoyed the characters and story line.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mountain Between Us?

Not to give the story away but when you find out the truth about the wife.

What does George Newbern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love the gentle softness to his voice. Soothing.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both. I recommended it to several friends.

Any additional comments?

I love happy endings.

  • Chasing Fireflies

  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Andrew Peterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

When paramedics find a malnourished 6-year-old boy near a burning car that holds a dead woman, they wonder who he is - and why he won't talk. Seth, a small-town journalist who was raised by foster parents, is assigned to cover the story and investigate the boy's identity. But will his search unearth long-buried emotions - and answers to his own history?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meaningful

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-09

Great story about a father's love.

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

If you could sum up Chasing Fireflies in three words, what would they be?

Holesome, entertaining, heart warming

What was one of the most memorable moments of Chasing Fireflies?

When Chase finds out the real story.

If you could take any character from Chasing Fireflies out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Unc, he reminds me of just a gentle giant. With a heart as big as himself.

Any additional comments?

Nice family story worth the read.

  • The Rumor

  • A Novel
  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,382

Nantucket writer Madeline King couldn't have picked a worse time to have writer's block. Her deadline is looming, her bills are piling up, and inspiration is in short supply. Madeline's best friend, Grace, is hard at work transforming her garden into the envy of the island with the help of a ruggedly handsome landscape architect. Before she realizes it, Grace is on the verge of a decision that will irrevocably change her life. Could Grace's crisis be Madeline's salvation?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ehhhh

  • By Elizabeth ♥️ on 08-16-15

Cute, entertaining, and easy listen.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

What made the experience of listening to The Rumor the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the charaters in this book. Liked listening to the different lives of each yet the lives and story was interwoven in a very believale way. I live in a small town and it is so true the different rumors that can start because of the different preception people conclude.

What did you like best about this story?

Cute, real to life and very easy flowing and good fun listen.

Which character – as performed by Kathleen McInerney – was your favorite?

I think she did a wonderful job and could ,listen to her on and on.

Who was the most memorable character of The Rumor and why?

I liked Grace and Eddie. The story between them was very believable.

Any additional comments?

Nice summer listen.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Eight Hundred Grapes

  • A Novel
  • By: Laura Dave
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 437

What if your beloved fiancé, he of the crinkly smile and the irresistible British accent, had kept a life-changing secret from you? And what if, just a week before your dream wedding, you discovered it?

When these questions become realities for bride-to-be Georgia Ford, she does the only thing that seems to make sense. She runs....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mindless Summer Entertainment with a Fatal Flaw

  • By Janet on 06-24-15

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

What did you like best about Eight Hundred Grapes? What did you like least?

The story was so predictable. Everyone in this family had relationship issues.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Still searching for a really good sink your teeth in story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joy Osmanski?

Anyone.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

Nothing

Any additional comments?

The story never had any happiness or good things happen to the characters. Very slow and nothing note worthy or rich in the story line. The narrator does a bad job of having a male voice that is believable. One of the characters has a terrible Bristih accent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Summer

  • By: Katie Graykowski
  • Narrated by: Pam Dougherty
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

Summer Ames is trapped in the nightmare morning from hell. Her alarm clock didn't go off, she accidentally backed over the rosebush her grandfather gave her grandmother right before he accepted defeat against prostate cancer, she's wearing clothes she picked up off the floor, and when she opens the door to her classroom, the lights from the TV cameras nearly blind her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome chick-lit read!!

  • By K. April Holgate on 10-06-14

Fun cute story.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Perfect Summer to be better than the print version?

I liked the characters in this read. Easy to listen to and very funny. The chacters seem real and cute story.

Have you listened to any of Pam Dougherty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Simple Easy Fun listening

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,894
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,883

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

Boring!!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I didn't finish listening to the story. Very confussing.

Has Where'd You Go, Bernadette turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Didn't hold my interest.

Did Where'd You Go, Bernadette inspire you to do anything?

no

Any additional comments?

I kept thinking it would get better but didn't.