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  • The Price of Blood

  • Emma of Normandy, Book 2
  • By: Patricia Bracewell
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England's King Æthelred, Emma has given the king a son and heir, but theirs has never been a happy marriage. In The Price of Blood, Bracewell returns to 1006 when a beleaguered Æthelred, still haunted by his brother's ghost, governs with an iron fist and a royal policy that embraces murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, decent writing, annoying narration

  • By yankeeinseattle on 10-12-16

Bad cadence

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Whereas I liked the story very much, I did not enjoy the cadence or intonation of the reader. They were without variation no matter the character or circumstance. I found it quite distracting.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,582

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. 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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

Beautiful prose, touching story.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

This is an ode to nature, both human and feral, with an occasional nod to some of the best food imaginable!

  • The Secrets Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Thrity Umrigar
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Bhima, the unforgettable main character of Thrity Umrigar’s beloved national best seller, The Space Between Us, returns in this triumphant sequel - a poignant and compelling novel in which the former servant struggles against the circumstances of class and misfortune to forge a new path for herself and her granddaughter in modern India. Poor and illiterate, Bhima had faithfully worked for the Dubash family, an upper-middle-class Parsi household, for more than 20 years. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most amazing story and narration ever!

  • By A on 08-29-18

Beautiful and touching

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

This is a beautifully written tale of the complexity of life, presented with gentle sensitivity.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,369

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Informative and entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Though this book tells a story of a heartbreaking situation, the book is a page-turner. The author has created an engaging story, and the reader looks forward to what happens next.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sea, the Sea

  • By: Iris Murdoch, Mary Kinzie - introduction
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure pleasure

  • By laurel on 06-07-17

Entirely satisfactory

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

Richly written and fully engaging, there is no wonder The Sea, The Sea was awarded the Booker prize.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful