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  • The Teahouse Fire

  • By: Ellis Avery
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

The fates of two women, one American, one Japanese, become entwined in this sweeping novel of 19th century Japan on the cusp of radical change and Westernization. The Japanese tea ceremony, steeped in ritual, is at the heart of this story of an American girl adopted by Kyoto's most important tea master and raised as attendant and surrogate younger sister to his privileged daughter, Yukako.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Pamela on 04-18-07

family ties

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I found the narration entertaining enough. The story line needed a story board to keep the lines straight. but generally an okay read if one appreciates Japan..

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  • I've Got My Eyes on You

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962

After a party when her parents are away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. The immediate suspect is her boyfriend, who had a bitter argument with her at the party. Then there is a 20-year-old neighbor who was angry because she didn't invite him to the party. Or is there someone else who has not yet been seen on the radar? Kerry's older sister, Aline, a 28-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the prosecutor's office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Nichole Laurencin Scott on 04-05-18

predictable but fun..<br />light fluff.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

The story line was thin and entirely predictable. The narrator was superior. Overall okay listening.

  • Killing the Rising Sun

  • How America Vanquished World War II Japan
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,642
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,602

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly paints an amazing picture.

  • By Carmen Ohio on 07-16-17

impressive history

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

we learned so very much that would be skimmed over in a scholastic setting if it were studied at all.

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