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Ruth R-Evans

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  • The Winner

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Frances Cassidy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122

She is 20, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever. It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Sally on 09-21-12

Great Thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Fast paced page turner great story. Small details mark Huge happenings that kept me totally engaged.

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,851

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

Another Thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Will Roeby is out to save the world but can he EVER find some personal happiness? Fast moving Fast thinking Extraordinary measures make All things in Roeby's life fall into perfect timing.....Always an enjoyable read!!

  • Between Sisters

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Jan on 09-16-10

Happiness For All

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Tho this starts a little slow & I had to rewind a few times to make sure I was keeping everyone in order - turned into a sweet family story of change....All people & things can change with options & endurance.

  • Lone Wolf

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Celeste Ciulla, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,937

In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky. Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Jodi Picoult plot, chik lit but good

  • By PlantCrone on 02-29-12

Siblings Heartaches

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Different sort of tale for Ms Picoult - so sad to know this story from personal experience - yet also to see & feel from another view. So challenging for all - Good read/listen, I had to get to the end to see what was left of the family.

  • Night Road

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,205

For 18 years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows - her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy - until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Took awhile to get into but worth it

  • By selena on 05-10-11

Family Challenges

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

All the real life battles people create for themselves....really can be mended with Willingness to Love + lots of hard work. Great read of friendship love and over coming horrible accidents.

  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,193

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best Baldacci

  • By ZiggyZ on 04-23-17

Amos Decker Hero

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Fast paced drew me in with authentic details of the Wash DC area. Amazing how many details are used to keep story running alive & seemingly true....Amos stays onto of it all the solve the case......

  • Absolute Power

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,708

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you on the edge

  • By mhhorses on 10-02-10

Another Page Turner

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Pulled me in from page one and by chapter two I couldn't put it down. Fast paced quick thinking not too many details tho lots of twists & turns. S.Brick is SO GOOD at breathing life into each character - All in all Great read!!

  • True Colors

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

The Grey sisters had only each other when their mother died years ago. Their father provided for them physically on Water's Edge, the ranch that had been in their family for three generations, each of them however, longed for their father's love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, POORLY narrated... :(

  • By Brenda on 07-14-10

Easy Beach Read

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Least favorite of all the Hannah books I've read. Generally her works fully engage me this is just a story - For me this one just doesn't work.

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,141

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Family Memories..

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

Tho really Slow start this quickly goes from a story of family torment to a tale beautifully weaved thru years torment & feelings into an all comforting quilt bigger enough to cover all the precious family .... Beautiful story.......

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,482

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By CD9 on 06-05-18

Easy Beach Read

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Easy beach read with enough detail to pull me in & keep my interest. Robert's gotten predictable enough for me to pick her books due to simple interest.