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North Pole, AK, United States
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  • Hidden Places

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562

Fragrant blossoms herald spring, but the orchard is also a place of secrets and heartache. After the death of her husband Frank, Eliza is left with three young children and mounting debts. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austin is Wonderful

  • By Karen on 06-24-07

Wonderful!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

Lynn Austin goes into such depth in her books that after listening to one of hers it is hard to listen to anyone else. Great author. Her books are so good and the characters so real. Narrator was also really good.

  • Wonderland Creek

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

Six-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin has won a loyal following for her inspiring historical fiction. In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley is left heartbroken when her fiancé breaks up with her just as the Great Depression forces her out of a job. To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky. There she discovers that God still has a plan for her after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Depression Era Kentucky as a Librarian

  • By Sara on 06-26-14

Delightful story!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

Lynn Austin is a wonderful author. I love how she blends comedy with the serious. Kate Forbes is an excellent narrator. I want to listen to all of Lynn Austin's books.

  • A Sensible Arrangement

  • Lone Star Brides, Book 1
  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas. Widower Jake Wythe has secured a job as a bank manager in Denver, only to discover that the bank board wants him to be a married man. With Texas in his roots, he advertises for a Lone Star bride, and Marty answers the call. They both agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience. Marty works to carve out a new life in high-society Denver as Jake works to guide the bank through a collapsing economy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Less than expected

  • By SYJ on 07-08-15

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

This was a great story but ended very abruptly. Glad to know there was a sequel. The narrator did a great job.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bittersweet

  • By: Cathy Marie Hake
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Although Laney's been sweet on Galen for a while, he's always considered her his best friend's tag-along sister. But when Galen finally sees Laney as the wife of his dreams, a vile lie shatters his hopes and a leveled shotgun repays his kindness - on the very day he plans to pop the question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bittersweet by Cathy Marie Hake

  • By Stella S. Gerringer on 09-07-09

Wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

This was another great story by Cathy Hake. So many twists and turns in this story. I just knew everything was not going to come out the way I wanted it to but everything came together wonderfully. Narrator did a great job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Letter Perfect

  • By: Cathy Marie Hake
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

When good-natured but accident-prone Ruth Caldwell moves from the East to California, she finds adventure, love, and God's protection from peril.

Cathy Marie Hake is author of over 30 Christian romances and has won many honors, including the Inspirational Readers Choice award.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Rustin on 08-07-18

Wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

Another great story by Cathy Marie Hake. This story had suspense, drama, romance and humor which always makes for a good story. Narrator this great job.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • That Certain Spark

  • By: Cathy Marie Hake
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Inspirational Readers Choice winner Cathy Marie Hake whisks listeners away to 1890s Texas where the townsfolk of Gooding are shocked their new doctor is a woman. The men vow to boycott the lady doctor and send her packing. But when her medical skill saves a blacksmith’s life, he feels obliged to shield her from threats to her person and practice. And despite their initial clashes, the determined doctor and her outspoken guardian soon forge a surprising bond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my fave author

  • By susan on 11-20-11

Fantastic story!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

This was a great story with lots of characters and so entertaining. The narrator did a great job with using a different voice for the characters. A good narrator is so important to any audio book and it brings the story alive. Was interesting having characters from the first two books included.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Whirlwind

  • By: Cathy Marie Hake
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Seeking a brighter future, Millie books passage to New York aboard the Opportunity. When a widower scours the ship for a suitable nanny, he selects Millie from the crowds in steerage. He is standoffish at first, but soon Millie's tireless devotion to his motherless toddler begins to win him over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Deborah on 02-15-15

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Another great book by Cathy Hake. I loved this story. It was interesting from beginning to the end and the narrator is one of the best ever. Her voice changes all the time and she is so expressive. Great author.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Courtship

  • Singing River Series, Volume 4
  • By: Gilbert Morris
  • Narrated by: Judith West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

It is Autumn of 1936…With most of their Louisiana plantation sold off to survive The Great Depression, 18-year-old Lanie Freeman and her sister Maeva struggle to reunite their family. Fourth book of the Singing River Series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't Stand for Story to end.

  • By Deborah on 11-23-14

Couldn't Stand for Story to end.

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

Reviewed: 11-23-14

This has to be one of the very best series I have ever listened to. I wish Gilbert Morris would just keep on following each Freeman family member forever. I wanted to cry when it ended. The story was great but listening to it on cd was wonderful. I have listened to hundreds of Audio Books but I have to say that Judith West was the best narrator I have ever heard. She made the book come alive and she had a different voice for each character. I listen to audio books only while traveling back and forth in my car and I hated to turn it off every day when I pulled into the garage. So so good.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dream

  • The Singing River Series, Book 2
  • By: Gilbert Morris
  • Narrated by: Judith West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Lanie Freeman's life changed swiftly and irrevocably with the death of her mother and the imprisonment of her father. She struggles to hold together her family, pursue her dreams, and follow her heart. Then the new preacher arrives and Lanies world is turned upside down! Book Two in the Singing River series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book.

  • By Deborah on 11-02-14

Wonderful book.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-14

I loved Book 2 in the Singing River Series. I like it when the books in a series follow the same people. All the characters are wonderful and the narrator brings everyone of them to life with her voice. She has a different voice for each character and it is so good. Can't wait to start Book #3. Gilbert Morris is a great author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Homeplace

  • Singing River, Book 1
  • By: Gilbert Morris
  • Narrated by: Judith West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

As the year 1928 begins, 14-year-old Lanie Belle Freeman of Fairhope, Arkansas, has bright hopes for the future. Her father has launched a new business, and her mother is expecting her fifth baby. Lanie has dreams of going to college and being a writer. Then tragedy strikes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story!

  • By Deborah on 10-24-14

Fantastic story!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-14

At the beginning of this story I really thought it was going to be to depressing to listen to. So much tragedy. But I am so glad I stayed with it. Wonderful story and I loved the language used. Fantastic narrator. I am now enjoying the second book in this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful