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  • When Crickets Cry

  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts... It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl’s pretty yellow dress can’t quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. The stranger understands more about it than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My all time favorite read!!!

  • By JimG on 10-04-13

Did I miss something????

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

With so many great reviews, I was sure I'd love this book. Well, I couldn't even finish it and I REALLY tried! If I had wanted to be educated on the medical aspects of the heart or how to remodel a boat, I would have gotten a medical or DIY book. I kept trying to have it make sense as to why all the jargon was necessary and, for the life of me, I came up empty. I've enjoyed other books by this author, but this was a grand disappointment.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,824
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,747
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,647

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-22-18

Must more than I expected

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Mr. Comey not only wrote a very interesting book, he did a great job in his narration of it. This book is so much more than about politics, the President, etc. I found his personal and professional history very interesting and found my respect for him growing as I listened. For me, I learned a lot about the workings of the government and, in particularly, the FBI.

Before I purchased the book, I was concerned that it would be dry and very political. Instead, I was presented with a very interesting book.

  • The Beach at Painter's Cove

  • A Novel
  • By: Shelley Noble
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 482

The Whitaker family's Connecticut mansion, Muses by the Sea, has always been a haven for artists, a hotbed of creativity, extravagances, and the occasional scandal. Art patrons for generations, the Whitakers supported strangers but drained the life out of each other. Now, after being estranged for years, four generations of Whitaker women find themselves once again at the Muses. Leo, the Whitaker matriarch, lives in the rambling mansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read that takes you along for the ride!

  • By Yelena Tishchenko on 04-13-18

A good read!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I enjoyed this book and will certainly consider other books by this author. The characters were well developed and diverse. The story line was a bit predictable, but enjoyable. The narrator was good, although at times I had difficulty determining which character was speaking. Overall, it was a good read.

  • The Mountain Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802

When their last outgoing flight is cancelled, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single-engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get home just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack, and the plane crashes into one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Sher from Provo on 10-14-16

Good, easy listen

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

While I enjoyed the book and the interaction between the main characters, it was hard to imagine that one man would have the ability to successfully address so many issues. I'm not sure men would enjoy this book as it's as much, if not more, about the relationship than it is about the adventure. There were times that specific scenarios seemed to play out for too long a time period. That said, I found the book mostly enjoyable.

The narrator was excellent and I'll be looking for other books that he narrates.

  • On Second Thought

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Sands Xe, Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151

Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married - she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless breakup he chronicles in a blog - which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half sister, Kate, who's already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Diane on 02-24-17

Enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

The story was unusual, enjoyable, and held my attention from start to finish. The relationship between sisters Ainsley and Kate was believable and enjoyable. For me, all of the main characters were well developed and interesting. However, at times Ainsley's need to be loved seemed drawn out too much.

I really enjoyed the two readers. It was interesting to hear both points of view in their distinctive voices and they did a great job on the voices for both genders. They certain added to the enjoyment of the book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just Like Heaven

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,116

Honoria Smythe-Smith is: A) a really bad violinist; B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child; C) not in love with her older brother's best friend, D) all of the above.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Cathy on 08-30-11

Disjointed and slow moving

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

The book started off very slow and, at various times, I thought, "Okay, now I'll get hooked!" I kept waiting for that to actually happen and it never did. I liked the main characters, but felt portions of the book (like the entire musicale scenario) didn't add to the story. The bickering between Daisy and Iris seemed a little overdone as well.

The saving grace was the narrator, who was excellent! I had no problems identifying the speakers and she did great conveying the emotions.

  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,647

Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans, and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good slow burn

  • By catkit on 09-30-16

Could only listen to this for 30 minutes

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

How many times, in the first 30 minutes, do I have to hear what a great body/butt/face this guy's got? When does the story actually start? It just seemed like overkill about his physical attributes and, while I felt the reader was doing a good job with the material she had, I found myself growing weary of the same information said different ways and decided I just couldn't continue with it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love Remains

  • By: Sarah M. Eden
  • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Cecily Attwater specializes in hope. As a tutor to the newly blind, she has dedicated her life to helping others overcome the obstacles she herself has conquered. Her new assignment in a remote corner of Wyoming proves trickier than usual: Finbarr refuses to learn. To make matters worse, his family - and the other Irish townspeople - are less than thrilled to discover an Englishwoman in their haven. Cecily's only hope lies in securing the cooperation of her pupil's brother, Tavish, who happens to be her harshest critic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration

  • By sherisp on 10-02-17

Left me wanting the story to continue

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Sarah M. Eden weaves a great story and Nancy Peterson is a superb reader. This is the first book I've listened to by Ms. Eden and it certainly won't be the last!

The characters were fully developed, the various relationship were believable, and the story line, which is somewhat different, drew me right in. Ms. Peterson did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. You never wondered which character was speaking and the various accents were well done.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,032
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,816
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,761

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

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

  • By Cyndi on 07-10-18

Wow! Just wow!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

I had watched season one of Leah Remini's show about Scientology and decided to read the book before season two. It did not disappoint! Not only was it informative, it was sitting down and having a conversation with her. She doesn't beat around the bush as she tells her story...and it's an interesting story...and she continues to blow me away with all the information about Scientology. The "church" can say what they want about her, but I think she's the truth teller here.

One consideration for people who are opposed to cursing, it's sprinkled throughout this book. But it just feels like Leah being her authentic self.

  • Chasing Fire

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,994

Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story + Great Narrator

  • By RL Green on 08-19-12

Good story that holds your attention!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

I've enjoyed most of Nora Roberts' books, but in my opinion, this is one of the better ones. It has a good storyline, the characters were well developed, and the reader, Rebecca Lowman, did a great job! The ins and outs of jumping into the fire area and battling the blaze was well written and created a picture in my mind of what they were up against. I never could have imagined enjoying learning so much about fires, the equipment used to fight them, the fire camp, and the camaraderie between the everyone at the camp. Not being a firefighter, I don't know how accurate and/or realistic it was, but as a civilian, the story line was riveting.

Living in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, we see our share of firefighters throughout the summer. This book has given me a whole new appreciation of their jobs.