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DeAnna Baukol

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  • Little Town on the Prairie

  • Little House, Book 7
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 206

The little settlement that weathered the long, hard winter of 1880-81 is now a growing town. Laura is growing up, and she goes to her first evening social. Mary is at last able to go to a college for the blind. Best of all, Almanzo Wilder asks permission to walk home from church with Laura. And Laura, now 15 years old, receives her certificate to teach school.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator could’ve done with less twang...

  • By Lindsay C. on 06-06-18

Little Town on the Prairie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-18

I so enjoy reading all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I enjoy reading about how the town folks entertained each other.

  • Farmer Boy

  • Little House, Book 2
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 389

While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the Western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits or, best of all, when the fair comes to town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful way to spend a childhood.

  • By Russell Bernard on 11-13-17

Farmer Boy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-18

This book is so fun to read! It really gives a good overview of farm life 100+ years ago.

  • The Last Thing She Ever Did

  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 852

The community along Oregon's Deschutes River is one of successful careers and perfect families. For years, up-and-comers Liz and Owen have admired their good friends and neighbors, Carole and David. They appear to have it all—security, happiness, and a beautiful young son, Charlie. Then Charlie vanishes without a trace, and all that seemed safe is shattered by a tragedy that is incomprehensible—except to Liz. It took one fleeting moment for her to change the lives of everyone she loves—a heartrending accident that can't be undone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book. Weak ending.

  • By Gil Gilbert on 01-13-18

The Last Thing She Ever Did

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

The Book was an interesting good circle story. I enjoyed all the different lives and adventures of the characters in the book. I loved the ending!

  • The Right Time

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father - and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father's untimely death, at 14 Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds 26 mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to understand the five star ratings given this book

  • By Karyn Mazzeo on 10-21-17

The Right Time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I enjoyed the story and the adventures that took place in several countries. The nuns warmed my heart.

  • Wonder

  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,164
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,159

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent way to teach differences... and sameness

  • By Jan on 09-07-13

Cole's review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I love the story, I was so sad about Daisy though. the end made me smile.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,090
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,067

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sticking it to the Man

  • By Mel on 11-11-17

Rooster Bar

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I looked forward to each chapter. My predictions from the story were met with surprises. Enjoyed the novel!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Memory Thief

  • By: Emily Colin
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Nelson Hobbs, Carly Robins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Before Madeleine Kimble's mountaineer husband, Aidan, climbs Mount McKinley's south face, he makes her a solemn vow: "I will come back to you". But late one night, Maddie gets the devastating news that Aidan has died in an avalanche, leaving her to care for their son - a small boy with a very big secret. The call comes from J. C., Aidan's best friend and fellow climber, whose grief is seasoned with survivor's guilt...and something more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Only Likable Character is the Dog.

  • By William Fitzgibbon on 05-23-18

The Memory Thief

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-17

Strange story line and a little too graphic to listen to while my kids are in the car.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Anna and the Swallow Man

  • By: Gavriel Savit
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 734

Kraków, 1939. A million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. This is no place to grow up. Anna Łania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father, a linguistics professor, during their purge of intellectuals in Poland. She's alone. And then Anna meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall, a skilled deceiver with more than a little magic up his sleeve. And when the soldiers in the streets look at him, they see what he wants them to see.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I'm not smart enough...

  • By Cheryl on 06-10-16

Anna and the Swallow Man

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-16

I enjoyed the story and adventures of Papa and Sweetie. The end made me a bit sad. I wanted more about Anna's life.

  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,507

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance.

  • By Robert on 08-20-11

The Book Thief

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-16

The Book Thief drew me in. I didn't think I would like this book at first but the more I read the more I loved the story. I hated for the story to end.