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  • The Gilded Wolves

  • By: Roshani Chokshi
  • Narrated by: Laurie Catherine Winkel, P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

This program includes a bonus interview with the author. Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society the Order of Babel seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure he never imagined: his true inheritance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Librarian vs. Reader: The Gilded Wolves

  • By Alicia Herrington on 01-16-19

I enjoyed this

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-19

This was good.I loved the characters and the worldbuilding. It was very visual,the author made it really easy for me to see what was happening

  • Witch's Boy

  • By: Kelly Barnhill
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging, bewitched river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Sure enough, Ned grows up weak and slow, and stays as much as possible within the safe boundaries of his family's cottage and yard. But when a Bandit King comes to steal the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, it's Ned who safeguards the magic and summons the strength to protect his family and community.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful story

  • By Capri on 02-26-18

I love this

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I love her writing. To me it feels fresh and delightful. Her characters are unique and well drawn. I will definitely read more of her books

  • To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,618

In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sentimental Favorite

  • By Margaret on 05-28-16

Terrific!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I love this book. It's one of those books that are written for books lovers because it mentions worlds of other books.

  • Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit

  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story. Before she can investigate, another inmate bound for the asylum breaks free and tries to escape. In both cases, Constance runs instinctively toward justice. But the fall of 1916 is a high-stakes election year, and any move she makes could jeopardize Sheriff Heath's future - and her own. Although Constance is not on the ballot, her controversial career makes her the target of political attacks. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's over and now I have to wait

  • By cheryl retired bookseller on 12-12-18

It's over and now I have to wait

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I love these books. This is number 4 and I want the next one now. Such great characters and a different view of the world than I have seen before.

  • Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn't belong behind bars. And 16-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn't be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws - and morals - of 1916.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Entirely Different Kind of Woman

  • By Sara on 09-23-17

Amy Stewart is one of my favorites

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

The more of these books I listening to the more I love them. They really make you feel like you are living the adventure with them. I will go to bed tonight appreciating my 21st century problems.

  • Six of Crows

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,276

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is everything!

  • By Steele Reviews on 07-21-16

I enjoyed this but it's not a favorite

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I stuck through to the end but a year from now I probably won't remember it. It was enjoyable just not memorable

  • The Celestine Prophecy

  • An Adventure
  • By: James Redfield
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622

A compelling story of intrigue, suspense, and revelation, The Celestine Prophecy begins when an ancient manuscript is found amid ruins deep in the Peruvian jungle. Revealing nine key insights that are critical to the evolution of the human race, it contains secrets that are changing the world, and reveals how to make connections to events happening in listeners' lives right now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful Material

  • By Jordan on 03-30-07

One of my life changing books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I have read this book several times. It is one of them books that have most influenced my life. I hope someday we will get our energy from the universe and learn how we are trying to get power from each other so we quit doing that.

  • The Eyre Affair

  • A Thursday Next Novel
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,572

In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • six stars

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-11

It's still delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-18

I love these books and it was fun visiting it again. If this is your first time I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  • The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

  • By: Duncan Whitehead
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66

Little is what it seems to be in a leafy Savannah neighborhood as members of an afternoon cocktail and dog walking club mourn a neighbor’s death. Jealousies surface when friends vie for the widower running for mayor. An old woman with an infamous uncle plots to avenge a wrong. Memories haunt a once successful children’s writer. And a model has won the trip of a lifetime. But a killer lurks and secrets unfold, as does a web of deceit. Is anyone really who he or she seems to be?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A disappointment

  • By Sara on 08-28-14

I liked the characters

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Mildly entertaining. I'm afraid I found this a little silly. I loved most of the characters but I would have gone in a different direction with the story.

  • The Professor and the Madman

  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,265

Part history, part true-crime, and entirely entertaining, listen to the story of how the behemoth Oxford English Dictionary was made. You'll hang on every word as you discover that the dictionary's greatest contributor was also an insane murderer working from the confines of an asylum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect example of a quality audible book.

  • By Jerry on 07-07-03

Interesting read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I really didn't know what to expect. Whatever I expected it wasn't what was delivered. This was much more fascinating