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  • A Name Unknown

  • Shadows Over England, Book 1
  • By: Roseanna M. White
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 219

Peter Holstein writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered. But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors' scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Spy Mystery 🌼

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 08-23-17

Liz Pearce, one of the best

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Great! Cannot wait for the next. Story was so mu h fun, narrator amazing! Worthwhile

  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

  • A Novel
  • By: Jan-Philipp Sendker
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,533

When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be - until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the listener’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Basic Story Interesting, But...

  • By Monica on 06-04-13

Story dragged at times

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

I always love Campbell, but the story lagged and ending was drawn out, just ok

  • Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820

  • Poldark, Book 12
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 329

Cornwall, 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan, whose existence keeps open the old wounds of the feud between Ross and George; of Bella, the Poldarks' youngest daughter, whose precocious talent as a singer is encouraged by her old flame, Christopher Havergal, and by a distinguished French conductor who has more in mind than Bella's music; of Clowance, the Poldarks' widowed daughter, who considers remarriage to one of two rival suitors; and of a murderer who stalks the villages of West Cornwall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad that it’s over, but so satisfied!

  • By @trentonwalker on 05-13-18

I want more!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I think this is the last in the series, so sad if that's true. The ending leaves things open, i remain hopeful.

  • The Practice House

  • By: Laura McNeal
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 544

Nineteen-year-old Aldine McKenna is stuck at home with her sister and aunt in a Scottish village in 1929 when two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell. Aldine's sister converts and moves to America to marry, and Aldine follows, hoping to find the life she's meant to lead and the person she's meant to love. In New York, Aldine answers an ad soliciting a teacher for a one-room schoolhouse in a place she can't possibly imagine: drought-stricken Kansas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well, written, interesting, different family saga

  • By NMwritergal on 05-06-17

awesome

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

what a great stkry, so compelling amd well developed characters. narrators character voices wete suttle not overly dramatic at all. i want more.

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  • The Women in the Castle

  • By: Jessica Shattuck
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,778
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,777

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined - an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times notable book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skating On The Thin Ice Of Life

  • By Sara on 04-29-17

fascinating

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

it was great mainmy bc of campbells performance but the authors imagery is amazing. the story could have ended at chapter 30 it dragged on longer than was really necessary.

  • Pachinko

  • By: Min Jin Lee
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,649

Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful book

  • By erin on 12-11-17

nice story narration was off putting

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

the story was great but the narrator sounds child like. it takes a few hours to get used to her voice, inflection, and tonality. sometimes it seemed like she was reading a childrens book.

44 of 52 people found this review helpful

  • Solomon's Song

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715

Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems to get off the track

  • By Bernadine Martin on 11-13-09

didn't come close to the first 2 books

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

the story and characters not as developed as the 1 and 2 in the trilogy. not easy reads the descriptions can be disturbing.

  • North and South

  • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,594

Written at the request of Charles Dickens, North and South is a book about rebellion that poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature. When Margaret Hale's father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience she is forced to leave her comfortable home in the tranquil countryside of Hampshire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Sally on 01-04-10

ending fell like lead balloon

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

struggled in some places, very slow. reminds you of pride/prejudice meets sense/sensibility. accents were tough, narrator was awesome, story was just ok.

  • The Wild Rose

  • By: Jennifer Donnelly
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

It is London, 1914. World War I looms on the horizon, women are fighting for the right to vote, and explorers are pushing the limits of endurance in the most forbidding corners of the earth. Into this volatile time, Jennifer Donnelly places her vivid and memorable characters, including Willa Alden, a passionate mountain climber who lost her leg while summiting Kilimanjaro with Seamus Finnegan - and will never forgive him for saving her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So sad that this third in the series is the last.

  • By I like to shop on 08-22-16

not my most favorite in the series

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

tea rose was the best, then winter, last wild. Narration was fantastic though--good job suspense

  • The Endless Forest

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,271

The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Only one Regret

  • By MickeyMarie on 02-16-14

amazing as they all are!!!!! start from beginning,

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

it's a journey worth taking. you'll cherish the time you spend with these beloved characters