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  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Outlander, Book 6
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,906
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,866

A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the burden of knowing that war cannot be avoided.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged!

  • By JerryT on 05-20-11

Best story ever !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-19

And the saga continues ,Oh how adore these characters I know one day the story must end , for now I will bask in the glory of Diana Gabaldon 's best book series .

  • The Fiery Cross

  • Outlander, Book 5
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 55 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,905

The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Something that had to be gotten through

  • By Anne on 03-08-12

Love and adventure spins wild.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Brilliantly Written , Diana Gabaldon spins the adventurous yarns of Jamie & Claire as they continue with my favorite story of love , tears and laughter " of a lass that has gone. "

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,544

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual style

  • By Veronica on 09-22-18

Didn't see that one coming !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this book . The author grabs you into the story and takes you into the Bayou for a tumultuous ride. Great trial .
Narrator did an excellent job with reading us into the story.

  • Bird Box

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Malerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,904

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has long dreamed of fleeing to a place where her family might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: 20 miles downriver in a rowboat blindfolded with nothing to rely on but Malorie's wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't look!

  • By Lesley on 05-22-14

Blinded with AWE !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

This book kept me on the edge of my seat , what a ride .

  • Hero Found

  • The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War
  • By: Bruce Henderson
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

In February 1966, U.S. Navy pilot Dieter Dengler was shot down over "neutral Laos". He crashed deep in territory controlled by North Vietnamese army regulars and the communist Pathet Lao, who would eventually capture him and hold him prisoner in a fortified jungle prisoner-of-war camp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the will to live

  • By Stevon on 04-05-11

Dieter Dengler a true American Hero ❤

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Some people just put a brand in our heart and in our soul.
Nothing can explain the entire life of a man who was forced into a life of struggle and refused any defeat brought on by man .

  • The Gutfeld Monologues

  • By: Greg Gutfeld
  • Narrated by: Greg Gutfeld, G. N. Young
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

In the past few years, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld has covered everything from crazed academics, to unhinged celebrities, to the wildest election in recent history on his shows The Five and The Greg Gutfeld Show. In The Gutfeld Monologues, he brings together his best and favorite monologues in this funny, unconventional collection for new and longtime fans alike. This book isn’t your grandmother’s anthology collection.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined, clearified truth with the Gutfeld edge

  • By LarryCU on 08-02-18

Gotta love Greg !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Information given with humor, wit and down right balls . Greg's Monologues is a fantastically funny read.

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  • Timeless Moments

  • By: Michelle Kidd
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Jack Vines has the Victorian home of his dreams - or so it seems until he discovers an intriguing beauty lurking in the shadows. Stunned, he finds they share the house but live a century apart. The realization leads him to questions so disturbing it changes both their lives forever. She is a prisoner of the past, shrouded in a world of dark mysteries. He holds the keys that will protect their future. But first, he must solve the mystery concealed for nearly 100 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time travel fiction

  • By Stevie D. on 09-20-18

Hallmark ready !

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-18

This book was entertaining to audiences whom have the taste for Hallmark stories . It was perhaps a bit too predictable .

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,642
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,073
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,969

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

Each book is better than the last

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Diana Gabaldon is outstanding in telling the story of Jamie & Claire 🌹 . I can never grow tired of this amazing love .
Davina Porter , is excellent with voice inflection and tones , I pray each book is narrated by her .

  • Howards End

  • By: E. M. Forster
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Howards End is a beautifully subtle tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic, leading lives of "telegrams and anger". When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home - Howards End - to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Narration in Delightful Story

  • By Wren on 05-05-18

Good reading

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Poor book . Really disappointed in the story . The characters are superficial and uncaring toward other

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,621
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,840
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,760

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Alan on 07-08-14

Love & Comfort / when the snow flies!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-18

It is always a comfort to sit with a wonderful classic , here is , one of the best .