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  • 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 44,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,155

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

Stirring, intriguing, compelling, sad, happy.

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

What about your family history? Is it worth knowing? Perhaps some investigation will change your course, attitudes, and , life.

  • The Sackett Brand

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: David Strathairn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 335

Tell Sackett and his bride Ange came to Arizona to build a home and start a family. But on Black Mesa something goes terribly wrong. Tell is ambushed and badly injured. When he finally manages to drag himself back to where he left Ange, she is gone. Desperate, cold, hungry, and with nothing to defend himself, Tell is stalked like a wounded animal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By far my favorite

  • By Spencer Wicks on 12-13-16

L'Amour never disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

The suspense and desire to keep the story going remains to the end. Looking forward to the next book.

  • Way of the Warrior Kid

  • From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way
  • By: Jocko Willink
  • Narrated by: Thor Willink, Jocko Willink
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,047

Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc's life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim. But what was the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who called himself the "King of the Jungle". When Marc's mother tells him that his uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can't wait. Uncle Jake is a for-real super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • REQUIRED READING

  • By Rooster on 05-02-17

Just get it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

I'd like each of my adult children read or hear this book, then pass on to their children.