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  • Brooklyn

  • A Novel
  • By: Colm Tóibín
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,545

It is Enniscorthy in the southeast of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn to a crowded boarding house. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life - until she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story esp if your family came from Ireland

  • By MB of Brooklyn on 05-20-13

Slow story and I didn't like the ending.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

This story was about a young Irish girl who goes to America. The story could have been so much more. I always read other readers comments and I make my own decision. I was wrong this time and they were right. I didn't like the ending.

  • Crow Hollow

  • By: Michael Wallace
  • Narrated by: Rosemary Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 687

Prudence Cotton has recently lost her husband and is desperate to find her daughter, captured by the Nipmuk tribe during King Philip's war. She's convinced her daughter is alive but cannot track her into the wilderness alone. Help arrives in the form of James Bailey, an agent of the crown sent to Boston to investigate the murder of Prudence's husband and to covertly cause a disturbance that would give the king just cause to install royal governors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent historical novel

  • By MaineOne on 09-20-15

I am glad I listened to this one.

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

This story has many layers and the more they unfolded the more captured I was. I enjoyed the whole book. This was the 1st Michael Wallace I have read. I liked it well enough to read more of his books.

  • The Night the Lights Went Out

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Cook, Susan Larkin, Tiffany Morgan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070

Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overdramatic and silly

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-17

Karen White does it again.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

I have read as many Karen White books as I can find. She begins and then there is a turn that is not the same as every other story. I am a fan.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Keeper of the Light

  • Keeper Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005

Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is - Annie O'Neill, the woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully told

  • By HOLLY AUSTIN on 05-12-15

Too much language ruins a great story.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

This is a story with some twists. It is a good one and it holds the readers attention. It has F Bombs and it just ruins the great writing. The narrator does a good job.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,727

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

What a book and what a perspective. Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

The beginning I was not sure I would like this one, But I was wrong. It is about life and coming of age. It is possible for the older to learn when they open their hearts to something new. This book was Full-cast production and it was a very interesting listen. Trust , family, love and violence. This story was told without cussing and sex. It has merit and is worthy of a listen.

  • A Curious Beginning

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,292

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

  • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

This one was just not for me.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

I just could not get into this one. I listened for about an hour and decided it wasn't for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,570
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,047
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,042

Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger. And dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Moriarty

  • By cristina on 08-05-14

Story good.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

I am sure the story was good. I just could not listen to the narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Strangers On Montagu Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

The Strangers On Montagu Street, the third in Karen White's enchanting series, follows up on the The House On Tradd Street and The Girl On Legare Street. Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn't expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn't come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don't seem willing to leave.... Karen White, author of ten award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best so far!

  • By T. Arcangel on 03-31-12

Karen White does it again.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

Melody Middleton is a stunning character
Jack creates support in the midst of his own trouble.

  • A Long Time Gone

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon, Jennifer Ikeda, Susan Bennett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens - Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with "Bootsie", her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Sisterhood of Figuring Out Life

  • By Meg on 07-06-14

Generations of pattern, such a good author.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

Karen White can write so well. The characters are developed with skill. I have not read a bad book by Karen White.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Between

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda, Barbara Rosenblat, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

Eleanor Murray will always remember her childhood on Edisto Island, where her late father, a local shrimper, shared her passion for music. Now her memories of him are all that tempers the guilt she feels over the accident that put her sister in a wheelchair and the feelings she harbors for her sister's husband. To help support her sister, Eleanor works at a Charleston investment firm during the day, but she escapes into her music, playing piano at a neighborhood bar. Until the night her enigmatic boss walks in and offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, back on Edisto.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take me there

  • By Heather Bergdahl on 02-06-16

Love, forgiveness. Past and present. Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

Karen White does it again. She tells the tale while luring the reader in. The narrators were. Perfect. The characters were good and strong. An excellent read.