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  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,506

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I felt like a bit of a voyeur

  • By Ella on 03-10-09

A wonderful listen

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

A story based on the realities of a hard time, true, but one filled with the hope that comes from the overcoming. I enjoyed every moment and wish that I knew more about this part of our world and the lovely people whom we have glimpsed in this piece. Highly recommended.

  • Paladin of Souls

  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283

Three years have passed since the widowed Dowager Royina Ista found release from the curse of madness that kept her imprisoned in her family's castle of Valenda. Her newfound freedom is costly, bittersweet with memories, regrets, and guilty secrets, for she knows the truth of what brought her land to the brink of destruction. And now the road, escape, beckons...A simple pilgrimage, perhaps. Quite fitting for the Dowager Royina of Chalion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Sequel

  • By Dave S on 04-02-05

What a lovely surprise

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

The second time through I have enjoyed each moment! I hope to hear more in future.

  • Penric’s Demon

  • A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

On his way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric comes upon a riding accident with an elderly lady on the ground, her maidservant and guardsmen distraught. As he approaches to help, he discovers that the lady is a Temple divine, servant to the five gods of this world. Her avowed god is the Bastard, "master of all disasters out of season", and with her dying breath she bequeaths her mysterious powers to Penric.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Kinder, Gentler Demon

  • By Carol on 01-10-16

Love it!

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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: 03-29-17

What a great story! Keeps a smile on my face. I'll never see demons again in quite the same way

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,981
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,646

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrator?!

  • By D. Hawkins on 07-24-17

What a difficult joy!

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

Where does Uprooted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is among the best books I have read. It has deep roots and implications within an intriguing, sometimes difficult, sometimes amusing story. Good versus evil...the evil within ourselves...ah! the best. Thank you Ms. Novik.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Clearly the young woman who weaves us through this story is of course my favorite. I love her deep ties to her family and home and her courage.

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

The accent lent an authenticity to the story that increased its believability.

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

Yes...It's hard to put down.

Any additional comments?

I don't enjoy detailed romantic bits and there could be more "fade to black" in those stories. But overall this is not a real problem. I would love to see the "Dragon" more fleshed out as a person, however, this will come no doubt in future volumes. I look forward to reading more.

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  • The Tale of Hill Top Farm

  • By: Susan Wittig Albert
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun to read

  • By Richard on 11-29-10

Wonderful discovery!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

I was delighted with this story! The narrator made the story lively. The story had a delightful mix of fantasy and mystery that just hit the spot. I have not been able to stop listening.

  • Maisie Dobbs

  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Rita Barrington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,653
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,647

Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. After the War I and her service as a nurse, Maisie hangs out her shingle back at home: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS. But her very first assignment soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful discovery

  • By Lori on 08-07-09

Great read

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

I enjoyed the story's mystery. It was interesting and satisfying without gore. Highly recommended for those who enjoy an engaging take without sensationalism.

  • Royal Blood

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,565

Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Adventurous Fun

  • By Dylan on 05-19-16

Great job

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

Another very enjoyable mystery. This one a bit spookier in parts. It's a light fun read. I want always to hear more.

  • Shades of Milk and Honey

  • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 561

The fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right—and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Light Read

  • By Doug on 09-19-11

Mildly engaging

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

Reviewed: 01-22-15

Enjoyable and light. An intriguing concept. I'll probably listen to more. This is about all I wish to say for the moment.

  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,638

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happy addition to a difficult genre

  • By Living Right on 08-16-10

Most enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-21-15

This is just the story to lighten your day. She's a spunky sleuth with class. The performance is peccable. All in all a great listen.

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940

  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Richard Brown
  • Length: 36 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,285

This second volume in William Manchester's three-volume biography of Winston Churchill challenges the assumption that Churchill's finest hour was as a wartime leader. During the years 1932-1940, he was tested as few men are. Pursued by creditors (at one point he had to put up his home for sale), he remained solvent only by writing an extraordinary number of books and magazine articles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II

  • By Wolfpacker on 01-23-09

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-15

Highly engaging. This is a book to encourage and inspire as well as to educate. I hope that any person who wants to learn from history will listen.