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  • The Color of a Dream

  • The Color of Heaven, Book 4
  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell, Chris Ruen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

While recovering from a heart transplant, Nadia Carmichael is haunted by a recurring dream that sets her on a path to discover the identity of her donor. Her efforts are thwarted, however, when the father of her baby returns to wreak havoc on her life. It's not until Nadia learns of his estranged brother Jesse that she begins to explore the true nature of her dreams, and discover what her new heart truly desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommend to fans

  • By Dawn on 03-02-19

Recommend to fans

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I am loving every book of this series. Very engaging and soothing for me right now!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Color of Destiny

  • The Color of Heaven Series, Volume 2
  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka, Jennifer O'Donnell, Paul L. Coffey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Eighteen years ago a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington's life forever. Faced with many difficult decisions, she chose to follow her heart and embrace an uncertain future with Glenn Ferguson, her devoted first love...and the father of her baby. At the same time, in another part of the world, sixteen-year-old Ryan Hamilton makes his own share of mistakes, but learns important lessons along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book Two in the Color of Heaven series.

  • By Karin Anderson on 03-04-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I am loving this series now, so much that I am buying them all. These books are just right for me at this time.....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Coroner

  • By: Jennifer Graeser Dornbush
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,984

Recently engaged and deeply ensconced in her third year of surgical residency in Chicago, Emily Hartford gets a shock when she is called home to Freeport, Michigan, the small town she fled a decade ago after the death of her mother. Her estranged father, the local medical examiner, has had a massive heart attack. At the hospital, she finds her father in near total denial of the seriousness of his condition. He insists that the best thing Emily can do to help him is to take on the autopsy of a senator's teen daughter whose sudden, unexplained death has just rocked the sleepy town. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is this a book or advertisement for a Nissan Leaf?

  • By A. Hall on 02-27-19

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I loved listening because this is the type of book I am loving right now. The main character is a very likeable accomplished woman and I related to her. In spite of reviews, the story is not entirely predictable. There is a Nissan Leaf, and I found that funny, but it does not detract from a great story.

  • The Color of Heaven

  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 913

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably one of the best books I've read

  • By Cindy on 01-25-14

Another good book

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

I really like this author. This is the second book I love. They keep my attention and I love the narrator.

  • A Curve in the Road

  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,966
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,672

Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college. But then one fateful night, everything changes. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very meh

  • By Auda on 11-05-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Good story and I finished it in one sitting. Made sense and well paced. Not disappointing and will not be returning it. In fact, I have bought more of her books from this series and have loved each one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,895

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Not the best book

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

While this book has great reviews I found it slow and laborious to get thru until near the end. It is well written and well put together but a couple characters were annoying. Overall depressing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before the Fall

  • By: Noah Hawley
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,260

On a foggy summer night, 11 people - 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What you should know before listening...

  • By Snozzle on 07-31-16

Engrossing. Could not stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Great story. Loved everything about this book. Pertinent commentary on today's news. So so good!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Oxford Year

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Whelan
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,775

American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was 13: study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Karen on 05-03-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This was an easy listen. Great poetry and insight with an excellent story. Highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Language of Hoofbeats

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Laural Merlington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879

New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple yet captivating story

  • By Chicago & Indiana Scientist/Gardener/Hiker on 05-22-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I loved the characters in this book and the horse. Great plot! Insight into foster care and the joy of families along with an event that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

  • The Naturalist

  • The Naturalist, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,176

Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! I loved this book!!

  • By shelley on 10-02-17

Kept my interest

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I gave this book 5 stars because it kept my interest. He had to go back and teach, yet the professor kept going deeper, continuing his investigation further and in new directions, even when he himself questioned what he was doing. That created a tension within him that I understood. I thought the professor was totally believable. Admittedly there were loose ends in the story, but they did not ruin it. For those who love murder mysteries, I highly recommend this book.