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  • Broken Pieces

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathleen Long
  • Narrated by: Jacquie Floyd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Destiny Jones is doing just fine on her own, thanks. From her thriving one-woman carpentry business to the loving support of her small-town community, Destiny has constructed a life as sturdy and polished as her best cabinets. Twenty years ago, Destiny's world collapsed when her mother died and her father, Albert, abandoned his daughter to pursue acting in New York. His devastating exit taught Destiny a lesson in self-reliance that has kept her safe - and alone - ever since.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing and predictable

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-20-16

Beautiful story, wonderfully written.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Loved this book. It had me in tears almost the whole time. It's a must read.

  • Blackberry Winter

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Jio
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Seattle, 1933: Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, good night and reluctantly leaves for work. She hates the night shift, but it’s the only way she can earn enough to keep destitution at bay. In the morning - even though it’s the second of May - a heavy snow is falling. Vera rushes to wake Daniel, but his bed is empty. His teddy bear lies outside in the snow. Seattle, present day: On the second of May, reporter Claire Aldridge awakens to another late-season snowstorm. Assigned to cover this "blackberry winter" and its predecessor decades earlier, Claire learns of Daniel’s unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story buried under turgid narration

  • By Anne on 07-11-13

Wow just Wow! Excellent book!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

Heart wrenching and heart warming at the same time. Keeps you intrigued and turning the pages.