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  • The Vengeance of Mothers

  • The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill: A Novel
  • By: Jim Fergus
  • Narrated by: Laura Hicks, Erik Steele
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

The Vengeance of Mothers is an audiobook that explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable". What does it mean to be white, to be Cheyenne, and how far will these women go to avenge the ones they love? As he did in One Thousand White Women, Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place in American history and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love! Love! Looooove this book!

  • By Michelle BW on 11-20-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Equally heartbreaking and inspiring. The history has been very well researched by all accounts. And the fictional story compliments that history. Only issues were with the recording of the narration. There are obvious pauses where the narration had been halted and then picked up again. Minor flaw and doesn't really take away from any enjoyment of the block, just a bit distracting

  • The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Jane Gilman
  • Narrated by: Susan Jane Gilman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

In 1913, little Malka Treynovsky flees Russia with her family. Bedazzled by tales of gold and movie stardom, she tricks them into buying tickets for America. Yet no sooner do they land on the squalid Lower East Side of Manhattan, than Malka is crippled and abandoned in the street. Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, she manages to survive through cunning and inventiveness. As she learns the secrets of his trade, she begins to shape her own destiny. She falls in love with a gorgeous, illiterate radical named Albert, and they set off across America in an ice cream truck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Story, Questionable Narrator

  • By Linda on 12-02-14

Awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

Great story. Couldn't take the voice of the narrator another minute. I gave up on this book after Chapter 7. The narrator's voice made everything about the book annoying.....tone didn't match the story or characters. Akin to bad infomercial or local tv commercial acting. Very lame and unconvincing. The, "so sue me" 's and "darlings" were over used and equally annoying. The story was interesting and compelling, which Is the reason I made it through almost 7 chapters. But, life is too short to be annoyed by leisure reading (or listening).

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