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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,560

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

Couldn’t finish it.....

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I love this author and I’ve read most everything she’s written. Bought this without a second thought. Really disappointed. Kept waiting for the story to get better but it just went on and on repeating the same scenarios. Very predictable and very disturbing. Had no idea I was wading into a story about domestic abuse. That’s on me. I’ll be better at reading the synopsis of a new book despite it being by a beloved author.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Spaceman

  • An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
  • By: Mike Massimino
  • Narrated by: Mike Massimino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,491
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,487

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Likable guy, great storyteller

  • By Joy Woller on 10-09-16

Inspiring! Heartfelt! Really Good!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

What a great book. Sad when it ended. Well written and superbly narrated. An inspiration for all ages. Learned so much about our (at times) under appreciated space program and the astronauts who make it all possible. Well done sir! You are great at what you do.

  • The Practice House

  • By: Laura McNeal
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 533

Nineteen-year-old Aldine McKenna is stuck at home with her sister and aunt in a Scottish village in 1929 when two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell. Aldine's sister converts and moves to America to marry, and Aldine follows, hoping to find the life she's meant to lead and the person she's meant to love. In New York, Aldine answers an ad soliciting a teacher for a one-room schoolhouse in a place she can't possibly imagine: drought-stricken Kansas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well, written, interesting, different family saga

  • By NMwritergal on 05-06-17

Abrupt turn of focus made it hard to finish

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

The story started out really well. The narration was great. I was anxious to find out what happened next. But just before the second half of the book, the main character and her story became the backstory and the ensemble cast of others became the story. The finish was odd and very disappointing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Say Goodbye for Now

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family is where you find acceptance and love

  • By Ezinwanyi on 12-17-16

Written more for a young adult.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

The narration, particularly the male's, was tedious, overly theatrical and forced. It was written very simply and read that way for adults. Unfortunately for this one, I didn't enjoy it as I have some of her other works.

  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • Harry Bosch, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,773

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connelly Delivers Everytime

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-19-17

Fantastic story and superb narration

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

Loved the story and the suspense. The narration by Mr. Welliver made the production. A great story teller can make you forget you where you are and what you're doing. Well done all around. Thanks for a great story.

  • A Pound of Flesh

  • By: Sophie Jackson
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

Haunted by nightmares of her father's street murder 15 years ago, Kat Lane decides to face her fears and uphold his legacy of helping others by teaching inmates at a New York prison. There she meets arrogant Wesley Carter, who's as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick witted, and with a reputation that ensures people will keep their distance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast and Not So Furious...

  • By Lucy Loves Love on 08-12-15

Juvenile, predictable and not enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-15-15

Sounded like a good premise but falls way short. Probably good for a teenager but a disappointment for me and a credit not well spent.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,088

It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something Rotten in Denmark...

  • By Carole T. on 08-23-14

Outstanding!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Loved every minute of this. Super super narration! Thanks Mr. Hartley and Mr. Hewson for a great interpretation! And thank you Mr. Ermitage for bringing it to visual life!

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,702
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,526
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,371

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

5 Stars isn't enough

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Gripping, entertaining and hard to put down. Loved every moment. Narration is superb. Hated for it to end. Thank you Andy Weir and R. C. Bray for the best read of the year.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Homesman

  • A Novel
  • By: Glendon Swarthout
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 238

Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A "homesman" must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county’s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy - ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable and resourceful.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but the end was a huge diappointment

  • By C. Oneal on 03-04-14

Great until 3/4 of the way in..then it fell apart

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

Reviewed: 09-30-14

What a great story with super characters. The story was moving along nicely, then the author totally changed the entire story line. Confused and disappointed.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 7
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,868

Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best spin offs I have read!

  • By Diana Turmenne on 05-28-13

Big disappointment

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

Reviewed: 11-02-13

Doesn't compare to other Molly Harper books. Couldn't even finish it. Getting passed the horrible accents and narration is just too much to ask.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful