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  • Twist of Faith

  • By: Ellen J. Green
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,019

After the death of her adoptive mother, Ava Saunders comes upon a peculiar photograph, sealed and hidden away in a crawl space. The photo shows a shuttered, ramshackle house on top of a steep hill. On the back, a puzzling inscription: Destiny calls us. Ava is certain that it's a clue to her elusive past. Twenty-three years ago, she'd been found wrapped in a yellow blanket in the narthex of the Holy Saviour Catholic Church - and rescued - or so she'd been told. Her mother claimed there was no more to the story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The reader was great, the story not so much

  • By ShortOne on 04-10-18

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Well written, well told by narrator, great plot surprised ending. I would recommend if you like suspense then you will enjoy this story also.

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,568

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

Cute

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Not really norm but it was a cute story. The narrator and story were a little over the top with the summer charm but if you’re into these kind of books you will enjoy it.

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,819
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,798

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By TC on 07-03-17

Listen to the full book in one day

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

I guess my title says it all. Written and performance outstanding. I related to the grandma. until the end, being a grandparent can be hard because you can never be in the center of the family your always a little on the outside but than when you hear the truth of the book you say well I love my son and grandchildren but not like this!!! Of course my grand daughter isn’t crazy either and her and I have made friends over the years, that twist at the makes you say These Women Are Crazy. So my opinion if you like a little twist to your book then you will dig this book

  • Jubilee, 50th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Margaret Walker
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914

Jubilee tells the true story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress. Vyry bears witness to the South's antebellum opulence and to its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction. Weaving her own family's oral history with 30 years of research, Margaret Walker's novel brings the everyday experiences of slaves to light. Jubilee churns with the hunger, the hymns, the struggles, and the very breath of American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely riveting!

  • By purp on 12-14-16

Worth a credit

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Very well written and read. I was surprised to learn some facts about the KKK that I never knew and about the civil war and why the poor white people were so against the blacks. It made me sad to know my race treated the blacks so bad after the war but happy that in the end Vyrie and her family prevailed.

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,263

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Ok

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

It was a daily deal so not concerned with using a credit. The performance was good but it took me a long time to finish it just didn’t grab me.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood on the Tracks

  • Sydney Rose Parnell Series, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Nickless
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899

A young woman is found brutally murdered, and the main suspect is the victim's fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But railroad police Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can't shake the feeling that larger forces are behind this apparent crime of passion. In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her K9 partner, Clyde - both haunted by their time in Iraq - descend into the world of a savage gang of rail riders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great debut, looking forward to more from this author

  • By shelley on 10-07-16

Worth it.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

Much better than I thought. Very well written great narration, it's been in my library for awhile I'm glad I finally gave it a try.

  • Little Black Girl Lost

  • By: Keith Lee Johnson
  • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Set in 1950s New Orleans, Little Black Girl Lost is a powerful tale filled with sex, greed, and the explosive political and social climates of an America long gone. Fifteen-year-old beauty Johnnie Wise lives her life devoted to God. But her innocence is shattered when her mother, who has been a prostitute for years, sells Johnnie's body to lecherous insurance man Earl Shamus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Power of the P!

  • By Kelly on 02-09-07

If you want porn this is your kind of book

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

The narrators did a good job for such a x rated book. I think the story could have been good but there was so much explicit sex that much of I had to fast forward through because it bored me or I had to laugh because it was so stupidly explained. It was a waste of what could have been a good story line.

  • A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases

  • Ann Rule's Crime Files, Book 3
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 223

A Fever in the Heart dissects an explosive triangle that led to obsession and murder in a small town in the northwest of America. Ann Rule reveals the story of an alluring wife and the two men desperate for her love; a story with a bizarre and deadly twist that no one could have suspected. In this and several other riveting true-crime cases from her personal files, Ann Rule masterfully probes the delusions of the criminal mind, the fateful circumstances and the unrelenting investigative forces at work in the aftermath of murder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par for this author

  • By Tracy on 05-19-13

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Sure, typical Ann Rule and if you like her writing you will like the book

What about Laural Merlington’s performance did you like?

Performance was good.

  • Abandoned Prayers

  • Murder, the Amish, and Little Boy Blue
  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110

On Christmas Eve in 1985, a hunter found a young boy's body along an icy corn field in Nebraska. The residents of Chester, Nebraska, buried him as "Little Boy Blue", unclaimed and unidentified-- until a phone call from Ohio two years later led authorities to Eli Stutzman, the boy's father.Eli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • YUK, Don't waste your time or your money!!

  • By Eagle's on 02-08-12

Lots of Explicit Gay Sex

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really. I liked the story but the sexual content was way to explicit, I mean it went so far as to actually explain positions, and what the men where even doing to each other. Gay or Straight I'm not into books with a lot of sex detail.

Would you be willing to try another book from Gregg Olsen? Why or why not?

I love Gregg Olsen but was surprised by this book, it was hard to believe he wrote it.

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

He was a decent narrator

Did Abandoned Prayers inspire you to do anything?

Read the reviews closer.

Any additional comments?

This book should be rated XXX

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,751

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

Much better than I expected. I loved hearing the story through the dogs thought and feeling, I am an animal lover and anyone who is also will really enjoy this book.