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  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Anna on 09-05-17

Louise Penny, The Very Best!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

I have never been disappointed in a book by Louise Penny. Glass Houses Is no exception.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Purring

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: David Michie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 117

The Dalai Lama's cat is back - older, a bit wiser and as curious as ever. In this audiobook, the Dalai Lama sets for his lovable feline companion the task of investigating the art of purring. Whether it's the humorous insights gained from a visiting Ivy League Psychology Professor, the extraordinary research of a world-famous biologist, or the life-changing revelations of a mystical yogi, His Holiness's cat encounters a wealth of wisdom about happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of The Dalai Lama's Cat series

  • By An Old Hippie Chick on 06-03-17

My. new favorites!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

David Michie's books bring. joy and deep. new insights to me. Little Snow Lion touches my heart.

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,652
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,141
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,116

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

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

  • By R. Evans on 06-17-17

Wonderful, wonderful

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

My new favorite narrator. A delightful story. I can't wait to read the next book.

  • A Piece of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 815

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family's remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than 20 years, she was host to and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wyeth's Vision Comes to Life

  • By Poppy on 03-04-17

Absolutely Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

I listened for hours on end. Thank you Christina Baker kline, for painting a picture as did Andy.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Fatal Grace

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,395

Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter - and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec, is called to investigate, he quickly realizes he's dealing with someone quite extraordinary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Time to get lost and find yourself in Three Pines.

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-09-14

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Loved each story. The characters came to life for me. I have been touched by each story and find it difficult to pause them.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful