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  • Sempre: Redemption

  • Forever, Book 2
  • By: J. M. Darhower
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine's father, and with his family's help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions of a mafia family cost Carmine a steep price: He was forced to swear loyalty to them. Now, still passionately in love, Carmine and Haven must face the fall-out of Carmine's forced service, as Haven discovers terrifying secrets about the family that enslaved both her and her mother - and why she matters so much in this intricate web of lies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Carmine and Haven Sempre

  • By Ezinwanyi on 03-06-14

Amazing!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

What a great concluding book to this sequel! I highly recommend you won’t be disappointed the story is absolutely phenomenal I’m glad that everything worked out but sad to bring the story to a close.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stronger than the Struggle

  • Uncomplicating Your Spiritual Battle
  • By: Havilah Cunnington
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 177

Over the years Bible teacher and Bethel Church pastor Havilah Cunnington has talked to people across the spectrum of Christianity - from those who completely avoid mentioning the devil to those who see him lurking around every corner - and she has seen the dangers of ignoring or misrepresenting Satan's true power. Whether we talk about it or not, every follower of God is in a war against a very real enemy, one who wants to steal, kill, and destroy. In Stronger than the Struggle, Cunnington shows listeners what God's Word has to say about this issue - and what it doesn't. In a down-to-earth, let's-get-real approach, the author applies good old-fashioned theology to the tough topic of spiritual warfare and helps listeners discern whether their struggles are coming from God, themselves, or the enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Power Packed Book

  • By Bethany on 01-10-18

A must read!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Absolutely recommend this book it was encouraging and what I needed to hear! And I love this narrator!!

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,805
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,734

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

WOW

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

This story wasn’t exactly everything I thought it would be. It was a great book and so much better than Jodi Picoults’ “The Story Teller”

  • Sarah's Key

  • By: Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a 10 year-old girl, is arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Important subject and plot, pedestrian execution

  • By Benson on 04-15-10

Incredible!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

Three years ago as I was on a flight coming back from Iceland I was recommended this book by flight attendant. It took me all this time to finally read it but it was absolutely incredible and I highly recommend it. I also hear that there’s a movie based on this book I hope it’s as enjoyable.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,834

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

WOW!!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

This book, this story was absolutely sensational! Now I understand why it why all the many awards it received! Don’t know why took me so long to finally read it but I’m glad I did. It broke my heart but it was probably one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. And I also learned a bit of history I highly recommended you won’t be disappointed. It might help to read a second book at the same time that will make you laugh because this one at times will make you cry.

  • She Is Free

  • Learning the Truth About the Lies That Hold You Captive
  • By: Andi Andrew
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

We say we're free in Christ, but many of us are still living in captivity - to fear, anger, shame, isolation, unforgiveness, and control. We're good at faking it around others, but we're exhausted by the ruse. Andi Andrew wants women to break free of their self-imposed prisons and live the lives that are rightly theirs in Christ. Sharing her own intentional journey of finding true freedom by surrendering control of her heart and life to the God who welcomed her with open arms, Andrew encourages women to give their pain and brokenness to Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By hollynoel06 on 05-05-18

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Definitely worth the credit!! I highly recommended this one it’s very uplifting and encouraging. Mostly for women.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tyed

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 390

Meet Blaire. An underachieving college student with zero prospects and a ton of issues (hey, being the less-successful twin of a gorgeous supermodel would totally do that to you). She doesn't do bad boys. Actually, she doesn't do boys, like, at all. Not that she's a lesbian. And not that there's anything wrong with being one. It's just that...well...she kind of needs to focus on graduating from college right now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adored

  • By Misty on 03-18-17

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

My lease favorite book by this author and I love her writing. Also the narrator was very enthusiastic but too annoying my preference.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • F*ck Love

  • By: Tarryn Fisher
  • Narrated by: Marisa Vitali
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Helena Conway has fallen in love. Unwillingly. Unwittingly. But not unprovoked. Kit Isley is everything she's not - unstructured, untethered, and not even a little bit careful. It could all be so beautiful...if he wasn't dating her best friend. Helena must defy her heart, do the right thing, and think of others. Until she doesn't.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Left me feeling confused?

  • By Cyndi on 09-15-16

Loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Amazing!!! I loved it. Was kind of skeptical at first because something similar happened to me but loved it and glad for a happy ending

  • Tower of Dawn

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,935
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the king of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica - the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Agh!!! Soooo goood!!!

  • By Ann on 11-05-17

Amazing!!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

I can't believe I'm saying this, but this book was absolutely phenomenal!

It's almost as though Sarah J. Mass knew that most of us were fed up with Chaol Westfall from previous books that she extended what was suppose to be a "novela" into a full out novel to save face-or to get us all to love him all over again. I personally had no desire to pick this book up to read about Chaol and Nesryn and yet somehow the book ended up on my bookshelf.

As much as I enjoy this series, I haven't truly enjoyed or been completely satisfied by the contents of a "Throne of Glass" book since book two! And even though I have read every proceeding book since then, Sarah pretty much lost me at book 3. So I was completely dumbstruck when I found myself already more than halfway into the book within two days.

If you're a fan and haven't picked this book up you need to; it's a MUST read! You won't be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Breakdown

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,543

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside - the woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she'd stopped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I tore through it within a few days

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 10-02-17

WOW! But not in a good way

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

"Sigh"

This was a very taxing book, I mean it took a lot for me to push through. It was one thing after another and it felt as though we were going around in circles. If you read enough books and pay attention you can pretty much figure out who's responsible; I certainly did, from the beginning.
This is a phycological thriller, as was B.A. Paris' previous book, however the previous book, as sick as it was was a page turner! This book, not so much. Throughout the whole book I kept thinking, "What's the point to all of this?" This is one of those books where you just want to fast forward to the last 75 pages where at last it becomes intriguing.

The only thing about this book that was somewhat of an interest is that unfortunately this is something that could actually happened and it always amazes me how it's the people closes to you.