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  • What the Wind Knows

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best story I've read in years...

  • By Beth N. on 03-04-19

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 05-05-19

Loved this whole story! The characters...the romance...the history...

The performance was very well done!

  • House of Shadows

  • By: Nicola Cornick
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Fiona Hardingham, Beverley A Crick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House - a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit, and destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-19

Good story but the narration...

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

Reviewed: 04-24-19

I enjoyed the overall story but listening the performance of the narrator performing the Winter Queen made me want to scream! Whoever allowed that person be recorded and published should have to listen her over and over for all eternity. The other narrators were great which what made that one stand out even more. Sheesh! Audible, please don’t publish anymore books with that narrator!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Fatal Waltz

  • Lady Emily, Book 3
  • By: Tasha Alexander
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

At her friend Ivy's behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the sprawling English country estate of a man she finds odious. But the despised Lord Fortescue is not to be her greatest problem.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story- if you can get past the narration

  • By Oh Good Grief on 05-20-15

I really want to like this book...

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

I've listened to first couple of books in this series and really enjoyed them, so I really want to enjoy this one but....

This narrator absolutely makes me cringe. She has a very nasal sounding voice that makes me want to offer her Kleenex to blow her nose. And her British accent is atrocious. It waffles back and forth between British and a New Yorker accent, as though she's getting them confused. There is a character from New York but even that accent is over the top and not becoming of the character at all.

I'm really trying to make it through this book because I like this series but listening is really starting to grate on my nerves. Hopefully I'll be able to update later that it was worth it....

  • Never Let Me Go

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,998
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,015

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, haunting, but slow developing

  • By Christopher on 04-29-05

Drags on and on...and on

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

I really wanted to like this book… But it just rambled on and on and on. I know a lot of other listeners seemed to really enjoy this book, so maybe it's just me. I just could not ever get into the story The narrator was fabulous as always.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bluegate Fields

  • A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

When the body of a boy is found in the filthy sewers of Bluegate Fields, Inspector Pitt is called to investigate. The boy was clearly upper class, so what was he doing in one of London's most dangerous slums? The boy's parents refuse to answer police queries. What are these proper, prosperous people hiding? With the help of his wife and helpmate, Charlotte, Inspector Pitt intends to find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent work!

  • By Dave on 05-16-11

Good old fashioned mystery

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

I love old fashioned mysteries and love books set in this time period. Not my favorite subject matter but I really like this series over all! Love the narration!

  • The Cater Street Hangman

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 874

When a maid in the upper class Ellison household is strangled, Inspector Pitt is called in to investigate. He finds a world ruled by strict manners and social customs, where the inhabitants of the Ellison's neighborhood appear to be more outraged by the thought of scandal than they are by murder. Inspector Pitt finds a most unlikely ally in Charlotte, the Ellison's spirited daughter. But as the murders continue, Charlotte and Pitt find themselves drawn together by more than the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Nancy on 05-12-12

Love classic mystery!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

Great narrator reading a great book! Good ending too! Never would've guessed....but that's the whole point! :)
Can't wait to hear the whole series!

  • An Unexpected Love

  • By: Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller
  • Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

During a trip to England, Sophie Broadmoor falls head over heels for Wesley Hedrick, a wealthy widower who promises her the world. But Sophie soon learns that Wesley's promises are nothing but words and finds herself in a very compromising situation. Why does it have to be Paul Medford, the stringent young minister who works with her father, who shows up during her worst moment? Paul is full of promises, too, and it's clear that he has feelings for Sophie. But after all she's been through, can she trust him?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oops!!

  • By Hope F. on 10-01-09

Oops!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-09

This was a good listen but...

I enoyed the storyline very much and thought it was good reminder of God's love and forgiveness. I find my own attitude often mirrors that of the main character Sophie.

My only complaint was that this book seems to have been pieced together incorrectly. Though it sounds seamless, there is an obvious flaw in this recording. The book is in chronological order and dates are interjected to help the reader/listener know the time line. However, in this recording, the book jumps from approx February to mid-summer and then back to March. Thankfully, if one has listened up to that point you can kind of piece it together in your head. I just think you shouldn't have to when you're paying for a product. There is another version of this book available (longer) which is actually what I meant to click on when I purchased this book. Maybe that version doesn't have the same error.

Oh well, still a good story. :-)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Silver Chair

  • The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatized)
  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

A missing prince, a mysterious Green Lady, an underground world of gnomes and giants, and an enchantment that must be broken by three unlikely companions - this is a journey into the depths of Narnia, where magic, darkness, and deception await at every turn!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Silver Chair

  • By Hope F. on 08-15-08
  • The Silver Chair
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatized)
  • By: C. S. Lewis

The Silver Chair

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-08

This was a wonderful reading of The Silver Chair. The dramatization was excellent--you feel like you're in the story. It was perfect for listening to on our family vacation.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful