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  • The Lost Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Alyson Richman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,504

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST book I have read in a long time

  • By Kfcarter on 11-04-13

Heartbreaker

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

I loved this book. I couldn't wait to listen in my car everyday on the way to work and when I got to my destination I hated to have to stop. I cried tears with the description of the despicable things that happened to Lanka during the holocaust. But I was so happy with the love she and Joseph had for each other. A wonderful way to keep these stories alive so they future generations don't ever forget.

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  • The Kitchen House

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,161

Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must!

  • By AB on 09-04-10

Second time around

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

This is the second time I have listened to The Kitchen House. Just as good as the first time. Exciting. I couldn't stop listening. Now on to the sequel...

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,018
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,887
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,839

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
  • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

  • By Kim on 11-04-15

Real life

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

Leah Remini is a very real down to earth kind of girl. She is gritty and sensitive and very much like me. She treats people a certain way and expects the same in return. I have been interested in the C of S for many years. Not interested in joining but I grew up where they had a big presence and actually went to school with some kids that were part of the group. I have read several other books about the church and Leah's book does not disappoint. A note: if you are offended by salty language it might bother you. It doesn't bother me at all. Great book Leah!!

  • Thornwood House

  • By: Anna Romer
  • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,793

When you're all that stands between the murderous past and the fate of those you love, how far would you go to save them? When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War II medic - Samuel Riordan, the homestead's former occupant - and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars With a Caution

  • By Nancy F. on 08-08-15

Drama

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

Too dramatic with too many descriptive, flowery phrases for my taste. More like period romance. Just not my style. The Performance is very good though.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Bitter Blood

  • A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder
  • By: Jerry Bledsoe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

In this unrelenting real-life drama of three wealthy families connected by marriage and murder, Bledsoe recounts the shocking events, obsessive love, and bitter custody battles that led toward the bloody climax that took nine lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • incredible

  • By bethann on 04-23-15

Wordy

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

Bitter blood was a good book. At times wordy though. It tended to go into every single person in the story to the nth degree. It was a tragic story about a semi famous family in the south. Well performed by the narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,605

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and Classic King

  • By David Shear on 11-12-14

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

I really enjoyed the narration by David Morse. His voices were spot on and kept the intrigue going. I will look for titles that he narrates in the future. The story was well done in typical Stephen King fashion leading you down the primrose path wondering where the terror will strike. He doesn't disappoint. Loved it. I'm just sorry it was over so soon. I had to work by myself New Years Eve and Day. Thanks for making it easier Stephen and David!!

  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,845

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

Cant stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-14

If you could sum up Doctor Sleep in three words, what would they be?

The Shining continues.

What other book might you compare Doctor Sleep to and why?

The Shining

What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

I loved Will Patton's performance. He gives life to all the different characters and his theatrical nuances make the story all the more intriguing. I will look for him as a narrator in the future,

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I thought it was touching that Dan used his ability to help people move on from life to death more easily.

Any additional comments?

I had just finished a Stephen King Novel recently that Stephen had read himself. I was little disappointed in his performance. Although one of my favorite authors Stephen's performance doesn't compare to the performance that Will Patton gives on this novel. I loved it.

  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,947
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

Heartfelt story

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

Reviewed: 04-23-14

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the fact that he told the story from start to finish and gave some history about the herd.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The story was touching and made me love elephants more than I already do. Sometimes the story was a bit too detailed and tended to run on.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Matterhorn

  • A Novel of the Vietnam War
  • By: Karl Marlantes
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,328

Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Matterhorn

  • By Zachary on 04-20-10

exhilirating

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

Reviewed: 10-02-12

If you could sum up Matterhorn in three words, what would they be?

constant verbal lightning

What other book might you compare Matterhorn to and why?

apocalypse now

What does Bronson Pinchot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

all the different characters come to life with his reading

If you could rename Matterhorn, what would you call it?

Hill 6

Any additional comments?

My husband and I both enjoyed this book. We listened every chance we got.