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  • The Diaries of Adam & Eve

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Jack de Golia, Abby Elvidge
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Mark Twain's "Extracts from Adam's Diary" first appeared in 1893. He based Adam and Eve on himself and his beloved wife Olivia ("Livy") to create a humorous counterpoint the traditional Garden of Eden story, this time centered on what life may have been like for the first man. In this story, we hear Adam trying to work out what the "new creature with long hair" is all about. She names things, much to Adam's annoyance. She follows him around. Then suddenly, there's another creature, which eventually Adam decides is his son Cain. It's all about confusion and curiosity, and finally, love for Eve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By lmjrocko on 05-22-19

Funny and delightful

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

Reviewed: 05-19-19

Adam meet Eve, Eve meet Adam and get ready to laugh as you listen to their thoughts of each other and their surroundings. Adam is pretty annoyed at Even who he just met and who consistently talking when he just want to be alone. Eve is pretty much outgoing and everything around her is so new that she is excited about it and just want to talk to Adam about it. The funnies pare for me was when Eve had Cain and what Adam thought of this 'strange animal"! This lovely/funny little story will leave you shaking your head with a big smile on your face.

  • The Tree

  • Tales from a Revolution: New-Hampshire
  • By: Lars D. H. Hedbor
  • Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Abe is haunted by the sudden loss of both of his parents. Left to manage a New-Hampshire land grant and its troublesome Royal Navy mast trees with only his eccentric aunt to guide him, he finds comfort in a new friendship with Betty, a decidedly odd neighbor. Defying the Royal Governor’s crackdowns and his aunt’s commands, Abe makes choices that put him on a collision course with both. With rebellion in the air, Abe must escape detection by the Governor’s agents and solve the puzzle of Betty’s past in order to secure his future. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Series that Keeps Getting Better!

  • By Myztikal on 05-10-19

Yet another tale from the colonial time

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

Reviewed: 05-10-19

Once again Lars D. H. Hedbor weaves another story taking place during the Colonial Era.

Abe lost his mother at a young age and then his father years later, leaving him manage a land grant which supplied the Royal Navy mast trees with the help of his aunt to guide him. Betty lost her parents and brother at a very tender age and been on her own since. Both lived closed to one another but did not know it until a pesty bird that belong to Betty caught Abe's attention and a friendship (and then more) forms. Abe has to make a decision on what he should and should not do regarding the land grant.

This was a great story and as usual Shamaan Casey does a fantastic job being each character to life.


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  • King of Hearts: A Wonderland Story

  • Genderbent Fairytales Collection, Book 4
  • By: KuroKoneko Kamen
  • Narrated by: L. A. Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Crimson, the bloodthirsty, sadistic King of Hearts, is a villain. Or at least he’s supposed to be. That’s just how things work in Wonderland, a strange, fanciful place filled with heroes and villains who always seem to be at odds. Crim is in a very dark place after the hero Alister Kingsley wins the Wonderland joust and marries Madeline Hatter. He should have known better than to hope for true love since villains don’t get "happy endings". But there’s something fishy afoot. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining & Engaging Genderbent Retelling!

  • By ReadingRover on 05-13-19

Back to Wonderland

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

Reviewed: 03-31-19

Once again KuroKoneko Kamen weaves a wonderful story in Wonderland. This time the King of Heart rules instead of his wicked mother the Queen of Heart. However his mother has a secret hold of Crims and he begins acting like her. Crims, however is unaware of this and his anger towards everyone is unreal. His heart is broken, for his lost love and with the help of Alister and his lovely Mad Hatter wife, along with his true friends they go to defeat the evil enemies his mother has summoned to defeat Crims and take over Wonderland again. Great fast pace story that will keep you listening to the bitter end!

  • Only a Duke Would Dare

  • A Regency Romance (Seductive Scoundrels, Book 2)
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

A troublesome addendum to his father’s will requires Victor, duke of Sutcliffe, to marry before his 27th birthday or lose his fortune. After a three-year absence, he ventures home, intent upon finding the most biddable and forgettable miss in Essex. A woman who will make no demands upon him and won’t mind being left behind when he returns to London. Except Victor meets Theadosia Brentwood again and finds himself powerless to resist her - even if she is promised to another and the exact opposite of what he thought he wanted in a duchess. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TEN STARS

  • By M. D. Moseby on 01-13-19

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

This is one beautiful and romantic love story I had the pleasure of listening too. A vicars daughter and a duke who have known each other in their youth meet up once more and the tale that brings them together is great! A fast pace book with none of the nonsense that drags a story out. You will be pleased--and maybe surprised-- on how it ends. Collette Cameron once again weaves a wonderful story!

  • The Freedman

  • Tales From a Revolution Series, North Carolina, Book 9
  • By: Lars D. H. Hedbor
  • Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

The Freedman is Hedbor’s standalone novel set in North Carolina from his Tales From a Revolution series, in which he examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in each of the colonies. If you like enthralling stories of familiar events from unfamiliar viewpoints, you’ll love The Freedman.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book about freedom, war, and friendship

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-19

Another fabulous book from the author

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Mr. Hedbor once again weaved a historical story that kept me listening to the bitter end! Calabar, a slave in an indigo plantation, was given his freedom when his master died and his son felt that since Calabar only knew about the production of the indigo plants and the process of making it suitable for the sell of dye, did not need him and wasn't worth the selling to another plantation owner. Calabar was forced to leave his wife and young baby with a heavy heart and head to the unknown. It was by luck that he meet a merchant who found out that Calabar worked in an indigo plantation and needed his skills to purchase the best stock. This story takes place during the start of the Revolution and gives you the insight on how it would be for a free slave life. And I must say that Mr. Hedbor did a fabulous job in having Shamaan Casey narrator his story. This narrator's voice is so wonderful to listen to and you forget it's one person doing the telling of the story as he changes from one person to another. Bravo to them both!

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  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,123

One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Audiobook!

  • By Greg on 02-26-14

Captivating...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

A captivating novel, full of emotions. It held my attention to the bitter end. Though I struggle to read Spanish I believe I will read this one in the original language it was written in.

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,927
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,878

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 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
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

It's been ages since I read one of her novels and listening to this one I will now go back to reading or listening to her stories again. I won't spoil it for anyone, but be ready to CRY, giggle, gasp! Very emotional story but so worth it as she so knows how to weave a tale!

  • The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 907

Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood...somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story with Lovable Characters

  • By Maryalice Davis on 02-03-18

So enjoyable..

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Great audiobook! The story held my attention to the bitter end. I must find the first book in the series! For me, the author did a great job writing it and the narrator did a fabulous job in the telling.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96,039
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87,345
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86,870

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Wonderful audiobook! Always have been a fan of Michelle Obama as First Lady, but hearing her life story and how she got to be the woman that she is is enlightening. She is a great role model for young girls (and boys) to see that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it.

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,057

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must hear ... but not for kids!

  • By Dylan on 02-19-19

Informative and funny

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Interesting audiobook learned some things I did not know and I found it very funny at times. A bit of noise in the background, not sure if it was on purpose or not, but did not find it too annoying.

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