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  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,734

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Confusing to start but stick with it!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

I really enjoyed this read once I was well into the book. Like many generational intertwined books it was a bit confusing until the individual threads began to weave together. All in all an enjoyable, unique and interesting read. Certainly true for historic house lovers like myself!

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,960

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Can't wait to read more Delia Owens!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Loved the writing and narration of this book. What a complete immersion into the life of a young girl growing up in the marsh. Fabulous character development that is the basis for the very believable completion of the story. So glad I found this book and beautiful audio production of Where the Crawdads Sing.

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring

  • By: Tracy Chevalier
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

After earning a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, Tracy Chevalier was immediately recognized for her literary talent. In Girl with a Pearl Earring, she recreates the 17th-century world of Johannes Vermeer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece

  • By Elizabeth on 11-05-06

Brought the world of Vermeer to life!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

A wonderful novel of life in 17th century Delft. From the running of a household and the inner workings of the painters studio to the street markets where each day's food is purchased. Such rich descriptions of this life from the view of a maid. Loved it!

  • 1st to Die: Women's Murder Club, Book 1

  • Booktrack Edition
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Imagine a killer who thinks, What is the worst thing anyone has ever done? - and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women - a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner - who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Their chief suspect is a socially prominent writer, but the men in charge won't touch him. On the trail of the most terrifying and unexpected killer ever, they discover a shocking surprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1st To Die - Im Hooked!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-07-18

Definitely Not for Me!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Didn't like the writing, didn't like the narrator who spoke very quickly to add excitement, good writing is plenty exciting. Hated the background music and sound effects, didn't expect or want ANY, definitely not "background" sound effects that were the same volume as the narration. This is a three thumbs down for me!

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  • Haunted Ground

  • By: Erin Hart
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

When farmers cutting turf in an Irish peat bog make a grisly discovery, the perfectly intact body of a young woman with long red hair, archaeologist Cormac O'Callaghan and pathologist Nora Gavin are thrown together by their shared scientific interest in human remains. Because of the preservative effect of the bog, it is difficult to tell whether the body has lain there for two decades, two centuries, or two millennia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good mystery

  • By finetaste on 12-20-18

Good mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Loved this series! Feels like you are in Ireland when reading these novels. Always a good mystery & good history! Looking forward to more by Erin Hart!

  • Lake of Sorrows

  • A Novel
  • By: Erin Hart
  • Narrated by: Jennifer McMahon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

American forensic pathologist Nora Gavin has been called to an archaeological site in the bleak midlands west of Dublin to assist at an excavation where a well-preserved Iron Age body has been found buried in a peat bog. How many hundreds or thousands of years ago was the man killed? Was his a ritual death, some kind of human sacrifice? These academic questions are intriguing, but of much more urgent interest is the second body found nearby, of a man wearing a wristwatch, hardly an Iron Age accessory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!

  • By Kathy on 05-22-07

Interesting & educational!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Loved this book for the interesting story line and wonderful performance. Also enjoyed the history lesson which was enhanced by my recent trip to Ireland and the Archeological Museum in Dublin. No need to have been to Ireland to enjoy this tale, you will feel like you are there with the rich descriptions of the land and the bogs.