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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,795

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Even though it was a bit predictable, it was just delightful! Very well done characters and wonderful narration. I recommend it for a good holiday story.

  • Still Lives

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Hummel
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

Kim Lord is an avant garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the LA art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibition, Still Lives, is comprised of self-portraits depicting herself as famous murdered women - the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many others - and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite

  • By CB on 08-23-18

What the Heck?

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Loved the narrator and much of the book was really interesting and kept you Anticipating what was next. However, it ended with so many things unanswered, things that weren’t logical and made no sense, as though she forgot to publish the last chapter? I don’t need everything wrapped up perfectly but at least a few of the choices and happenings would be nice to know what was going on?!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,057
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,606
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,583

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day", Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The original story is great

  • By Ronald G. Overton on 06-06-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

So fun to hear various points of view from other characters including Butters and Mouse!

  • Wild Rover No More

  • Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Audie Award, Best Female Narrator, 2016. Jacky Faber is framed as passing confidential U.S. information to the British. Forced to flee Boston, she goes undercover as a governess for a prominent Puritan family. When outed by a nosy postmaster, she deserts the respectability of her position, dons a leotard and slippers, and poses as a Russian tightrope walker in a traveling circus. But the law soon catches up with her, and prospects do not look good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel I have lost a friend.

  • By Jonathan on 02-09-15

Wonderous Good!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-15

So sad that this is the last in this wonderful series, but it definitely didn't disappoint. Be sure you read them all!