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  • The Watchmaker's Daughter

  • Glass and Steele, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767

India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America, a man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Start to Historical Fantasy Series!

  • By LilMissMolly on 01-16-17

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

interesting all the way til the end. cant wait to read next one, loved the performance

  • I Heard That Song Before

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Kay Lansing grew up the daughter of the landscaper to the wealthy and powerful Carrington family. One day, accompanying her father to work, six-year-old Kay overhears a quarrel between a man and a woman that ends with the man's caustic response: "I heard that song before." That same evening, young Peter Carrington drives the 19-year-old daughter of neighbors home from a formal dinner dance at the Carrington estate, but she is not in her room the next morning and is never seen or heard from again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By ASDQM1 on 09-10-15

MHC can do better...actually has done better!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

the performance was good, the writing....not so much. the story was boring and repetitive to me. I am a fan of MHC not this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,228

Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different - and vastly more dangerous - journey.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended, however....

  • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

good story but long

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

this is a good story but DEFINITELY could have been at least 6ish hours shorter.....

  • Red Queen

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,884

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Story, Better Writing

  • By FanB14 on 09-04-15

Well that was a nice different.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

awesome! plot twist I didn't see coming. can't wait for the next book. good performance as well.

  • A Great Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,791

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Return to Three Pines

  • By Lisa K. Dillon on 09-05-16

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

When you think your right your not then you are but for different reasons. That is how this book made me feel.

  • The Tao of Pooh

  • By: Benjamin Hoff
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,740

Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learning Taoism through storytelling

  • By A. Yoshida on 02-25-18

A nice quick read to remind you to relax.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Just to remind you to relax in life and be happy. I liked it. I wish i could be more like Pooh.

  • Like Water for Chocolate

  • By: Laura Esquivel
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 386

Tita is the youngest daughter of Mama Elena, the tyrannical owner of the De la Garza ranch. As the youngest, she is expected to remain single and stay at home to care for her mother. So when Tita falls in love, Mama Elena arranges for Tita's older sister to marry Tita's young man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Disappointing narration

  • By Elizabeth on 01-03-14

one of my favorites!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

i always loved this story but hearing it in audio makes me love it even more!

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  • Playing with Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434

The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the "Incendio Waltz" in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat off-key

  • By Janice on 11-16-15

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

Tess Gerritsen is one of my favorite authors, I love her Rizzoli and Isle's series. But this book far exceeded my expectations, maybe it was the audio book that made it come to life. The narrators were great. The story line was great. The book was just great! Kept me interested the whole time as well. The waltz at the end was absolutely amazing!!! I loved it. I can't believe there was a whole song at the end of the audio book. I think that was such a great way to close the story, letting the reader hear the song that he whole story is about. LOVED!!!

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  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

  • A Novel
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom, Paul Stanley, George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character - Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the Earth - in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. It's an epic story of the greatest guitar player ever to live and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiction interwoven with REAL people, places,events

  • By Cynthia on 12-02-15

I absolutely LOVED this novel.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

I was already a fan of Mitch Albom when I purchased this audio book but now I am a huge fan. This is the second audio book I have listened to with Mr. Albom as the narrator and I think him reading his own story adds something special to it. The story itself grips you into Frankie Presto's life as it is but when he reads it, the reader is even more connected to Frankie. I laughed, smiled, and cried as if I personally knew Frankie. When I become invested emotionally, I know it's a good book. Thank you Mr. Albom for allowing me to be absorbed into this great novel. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

  • Die Again

  • Rizzoli & Isles
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,806
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,814

Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard's kill.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK story, but narration is not good.

  • By Susan S. on 01-07-15

great story kept me wondering....

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

Reviewed: 12-30-15

As always Tess Gerritsen keeps us guessing until the end. I thought I knew but was surprised by the end. I really liked the story and I like the glimpses into the past. It added dept to the plot.