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  • A Common Life

  • The Wedding Story
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: Dana Ivey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

Mitford's Lord's Chapel seats barely two hundred souls, yet millions of Jan Karon's fans will be there for the most joyful event in years: the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed in narrator

  • By Judy L. Luschen on 06-27-10

Marriage

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

How wonderful to be able to learn the stories of the couples who have become like family.

  • At Home in Mitford

  • A Novel
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Sara on 01-29-14

At Home

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

I don't even know how many times I have read AND listened to this book. Every time it is like going home again.

  • Hearts Aglow

  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

In this tale of 1886 Texas, a caring young woman can heal the physical and emotional wounds of others but can’t mend her own hurting heart. As Deborah Vandermark pursues medicine under the tutelage of her beau Dr. Christopher Clayton, she soon realizes her West Texas lumber town isn’t ready for a woman doctor. Yet she has reason to hope - until Christopher abruptly breaks off their blossoming relationship and rushes back home to his family. When truth emerges and Deborah’s dream fades, she fears she must turn back....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No good without the book before and the one after

  • By Cindi on 08-19-11

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Don't miss reading this book and the whole series.

You won't want to put it down!

#ThoughtProvoking
#Romance
#SpirituallyChallenging
#Tagsgiving
#Sweepstakes

  • Just Beyond the Clouds

  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

When rodeo champion Cody Gunner returns to Colorado Springs, he has no intention of keeping his deathbed promise to his beloved wife - to love again. But when his concern for his brother Carl takes him to the Independent Learning Center, he sees how much Carl and his fellow Down syndrome students are progressing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • insightful

  • By Rachelle B. on 11-14-10

Insightful

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I love the way I always learn more about my relationship with others as well as my relationship with God when I read/listen to a Karen Kingsbury book!

  • The Icecutter's Daughter

  • Land of Shining Water, Book 1
  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses - despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior. When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hated for this to end

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 09-09-13

True Exhortation

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I'm always encouraged by books that exhort me to live a life that honors The Lord Jesus Christ.

Phi 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30,724

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Delightful as always!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

The book is always far better than any attempts at turning a grand work of literature into a movie.
KASHall

#CannotPutDown
#Fantasy
#OtherWorldly
#tagsgiving
#sweepstakes

  • Little Women

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

Little Women, set in the 19th century follows the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March as they live, learn, love, and grow as young pilgrims and blossom into fine little women. Based on the author's childhood, Little Women is one of the most beloved stories in American literature. It continues to touch listeners both young and old. Alcott takes you on a prolific journey which will make your heart swell, your soul laugh, and your heart ache as we experience the lives of the March sisters as they endure their lessons, scrapes, castles in the air, their romances, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic

  • By Cyn on 10-05-16

Always a Delight

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

That's why Louisa May Alcott's writing are considered classics. They never disappoint the reader and yet are true to life.

This reading also includes a wonderful narrator.

#InspiringChallenge
#HistoricalRomanance
#Classic
#tagsgiving
#sweepstakes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: Harold Wiederman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

Chesterton's talent as a mystery writer is displayed in this collection of detective stories, The Man Who Knew Too Much. In each story, the star detective, Horne Fisher, deals with another strange mystery: the vanishing of a priceless coin, the framing of an Irish "prince" freedom fighter, an eccentric rich man dies during an obsessive fishing trip, another vanishing during an ice skate, a statue crushing his own uncle, and a few more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Prince who Knows Paradox Too Well

  • By Darwin8u on 05-25-13

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

I enjoyed the intrigue and the twisting plot. I also like reading various fiction & non-fiction books from the same time period together to get a better feel for the people who lived then and there.

In that sense, this book fit in well with those of CS Lewis that I had just finished.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Thousand Tomorrows

  • Cody Gunner, Book 1
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Joey Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Kingsbury, a CBA best-selling author, delivers her signature mix of melodrama and genuine emotional punch in this novel about two young rodeo stars and their experiences with Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great love story

  • By Rebecca R on 04-24-18

Always a Great Read

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Karen Kingsbury's books never disappoint and always challenge me in my walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.

#InspiringChallenge
#Romantic
#Modern
#tagsgiving
#sweepstakes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Journey Home: Revised Edition

  • Once upon an Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Motes
  • Narrated by: Holly Henrichs, Michael Stadler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

The day is like any other day until it becomes The Day. At 4:05 pm the United States is attacked with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon. A 20-megaton nuclear warhead is detonated high in the atmosphere above Kansas, blanketing most of the contiguous United States and parts of Canada and Mexico with an electromagnetic pulse that damages nearly all microprocessors and electronic controls beyond repair. Nearly every system that depends on computers and electronics has ceased to work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. A great and informative story.

  • By Tom on 05-17-17

Thought provoking.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

Makes me wonder how prepared I am and/or should be!

I love how they hold true to their Christian beliefs and live them out in spite of taking the easy or 'safe' choices.

#InspiringChallenge
#FuturisticThriller
#Modern
#tagsgiving
#sweepstakes

6 of 6 people found this review helpful