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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,895

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Loved this one

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

The intertwining stories of the foster children and the families that took them in was fascinating. I also enjoyed learning about the Tennessee orphan scandal. #orphans #adoption #tennesseorphan #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The Fox Hunt

  • A Refugee's Memoir of Coming to America
  • By: Mohammed Al Samawi
  • Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Born in the Old City of Sana’a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was 23, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what he read cast doubt on everything he’d previously believed. After connecting with Jews and Christians on social media, and at various international interfaith conferences, Mohammed became an activist, making it his mission to promote dialogue and cooperation in Yemen. Then came the death threats....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging and informative memoir

  • By Mark on 08-02-18

Real time

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This book is very pertinent for the time that we live in. It gives an interesting refugee perspective along with the influence of the World Wide Web that connects us. #civilwar #refugee #moderntimes #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • America's First Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,548

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, best-selling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph - a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By SDR on 05-25-16

An Undermentioned Character in History

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I enjoyed learning more about Patti Jefferson he was so involved with her father’s political career and Monticello. I’m looking forward to visiting there. #monticello #pastyjefferson #jefferson #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Princess

  • A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
  • By: Jean Sasson
  • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Princess describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country. Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: 13-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age; young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room". Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow...

  • By Rastein on 03-13-13

Thankful for my independence

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This book makes you appreciate our ability to choose our own educational and career pathpath in the United States. I’m glad that opportunities are opening elsewhere in the world is well. #arabwomen #behindtheveil #abuse #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Love Anthony

  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Debra Messing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

From the award-winning New York Times best-selling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected, comes a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life. Two women, each cast adrift by unforseen events in their lives, meet by accident on a Nantucket beach and are drawn into a friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book! A Sad 'feel-good-book'

  • By me2ug on 06-10-15

In Her Shoes

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I love the role that friendship plays in helping these women battle back from hard circumstances #autism #infidelity #women #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Lone Wolf

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Celeste Ciulla, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,987

In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky. Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Jodi Picoult plot, chik lit but good

  • By PlantCrone on 02-29-12

Makes you think

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

All of her books bring up such interesting issues that make you ponder. #wolves #endoflife #coma #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Cold Mountain

  • By: Charles Frazier
  • Narrated by: Charles Frazier
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721

One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished America in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cold Mountain (Unabridged)

  • By M. Dunn on 02-09-04

Great Travel Book

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I read this while traveling through North Carolina and it was very neat to follow his trip home from the Civil War It gives an interesting contrasting perspective of the Civil War from those left behind and those running away. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes #northcarolina #civilwar #appalacians

  • Killing the SS

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard - contributor
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129

As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were soon caught, including the notorious SS leader Heinrich Himmler. Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among them were Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” who performed hideous medical experiments at Auschwitz; Martin Bormann, Hitler’s brutal personal secretary; Klaus Barbie, the cruel "Butcher of Lyon"; and perhaps the most awful Nazi of all: Adolf Eichmann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Killing book by O'Reilly & Dugard

  • By G. Kinzer on 10-11-18

I always learn something

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I enjoy each of his books and enjoyed this one as well especially having just watched a movie about Eichmann.

#nazihunting #wheredtheygo #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not realize this was religious....

  • By Amanda on 05-08-18

Learning about Grace

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Though most of Ms Rivers’ novels run about two hours longer that they need, I still always manage to learn some interesting background about the area of the country where she writes and the people. I’d read more of her books. This time it is #California #fosterkids #graffiti #grace #christianfiction

  • The Masqueraders

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ruth Sillers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 588

After participating in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, become engaged in a swashbuckling, romantic adventure. Our hero and heroine must cross-dress and switch genders if they are to escape prosecution a humorous move that allows Heyer to explore the manners and language affectations of the period as the two romp through the elite saloons and clubs of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intrigue, romance, loyalty and wit!

  • By Patricia on 05-14-14

Long-winded

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

Not my favorite. I would've enjoyed an abridged version more. If you like Regency fiction, it will do.

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