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  • The Last Madam

  • A Life in the New Orleans Underworld
  • By: Christine Wiltz
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

1916: Norma Wallace, age 15, arrived in New Orleans. Sexy and shrewd, she quickly went from streetwalker to madam and by 1920 had opened what became a legendary house of prostitution. There she entertained a steady stream of governors, gangsters, and movie stars until she was arrested at last in 1962. Shortly before she died in 1974, she tape-recorded her memories. With those tapes and original research, Christine Wiltz chronicles Norma's rise and fall with the social history of New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sad its over!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-02-19

The Last Madam

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

A great look into what New Orleans underworld once was. To understand this book you either have to be from New Orleans or have been there on more than one occasion. Great listen and narration. The old saying about New Orleans is simple. Half the city is underwater. The other half is under indictment. What once was old is New again.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Derek Miller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 160

Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" is a timeless Christmas story beloved by generations of readers. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Book!

  • By Anonymous User on 11-08-18

A Christmas Carol

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Outstanding!!!!! Enough said!!!!! Best version and narrator!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!! Hits home!!!!! Get it!!!!! Loved it!!!!!

  • Voodoo Season

  • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Jewell Parker Rhodes follows up her acclaimed Voodoo Dreams with a present-day mystery surrounding the gifts of an ancestor of the Voodoo Queen. Doctor Marie Levant can't explain why she's drawn to New Orleans, or why it's comforting and unsettling at the same time. And she can't shake her haunting dreams. But when she delivers a dead woman's baby, Marie knows malevolent forces are at work, and it's up to her to stop them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cute story

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-17-09

Voodoo Season

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Another great book by JPR!!! This is a must listen to trilogy. Narrator was excellent!!!

  • The Fortune Teller

  • By: Gwendolyn Womack
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan, Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799

Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house. When she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history. As Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating premise

  • By Frances on 08-14-17

The Fortune Teller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Outstanding listen!! Great narrators!! Highly recommended!! Will definitely listen to this audio again in the future!!

  • The Witches of New York

  • A Novel
  • By: Ami McKay
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029

New York in the spring of 1880 is a place alive with wonder and curiosity. Determined to learn the truth about the world, its residents enthusiastically engage in both scientific experimentation and spiritualist pursuits. Séances are the entertainment of choice in exclusive social circles, and many enterprising women - some possessed of true intuitive powers and some gifted with the art of performance - find work as mediums.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Old Timey WItchery

  • By Charles Harrington on 11-16-17

The Witches of New York

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Great listen! Story was spot on! Narrator was excellent switching from one character to another! Would never know it was just one narrater! There's a little magic in all of us! If you believe!!!

  • Voodoo Dreams

  • A Novel of Marie Laveau
  • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau - one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans’ history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Colorful verbal illustrations...

  • By Melissa on 03-03-11

Voodoo Dreams

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Excellent novel. Outstanding narration. Closer to fact than fiction. Highly recommened. Research was done on this novel.

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