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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 4,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,534

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 and left wondering

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I’m not sure if they got this in the right order or not. the book jumps around quite a lot and it seems like there are a lot of loose ends which is very frustrating. for the most part I love Kate Morton’s writing and her attention to detail however I may have to go read it again to try and figure out what exactly happened

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,850

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

UTTERLY SPELLBINDING!!!

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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: 05-08-18

This is a remarkable novel worthy of a Pulitzer. Reminds me of the same sort of epic storytelling as in The Goldfinch. Quite simply riveting.

  • The Dark Tower I

  • The Gunslinger
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,142

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book.

  • By David Murphy on 06-11-17

i usually like steven king but not this one

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

I guess I didn't realize this was a fantasy thriller I can't stand the type of book had to stop after 100 pages sorry I wasted a credit on it

  • The Pecan Man

  • By: Cassie Dandridge Selleck
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191

In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still Thinking About this Book

  • By L. O. Pardue on 08-01-16

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

This is by far one of the most impactful, honest and beautifully written books I've ever read. The Pecan Man should be required reading for every high school senior and should be studied by every English major. I truly believe this book will become one of the great American classics

  • Seventh Son

  • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,841

Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard, and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great reading

  • By Harold D. Doublename on 05-01-07

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

The beginning of the book was intriguing... however I got bored with all of the ridiculous conversation between alvin and Tale swapper. tried as hard as I could to stay interested in this book but finally stopped listening entirely. wish I could get a refund.

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  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50,053
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,367
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,290

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Beautiful and amazing

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

this is touching poignant account of the horrors of war. based on real events it is shocking that we've never heard this story before
...if this isn't made into a movie I'll be shocked

  • The Edge of Dreams

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband, Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common - nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son, Liam, are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit in the Molly Murphy-Sullivan series

  • By MovieLover on 03-08-15

best Molly Murphy of all!!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

this was so enjoyable that I couldn't turn it off. Be warned, however, you might miss your exit (if you are driving) and end up in the wrong city because you are so engrossed in the story...just saying. #anextrahourofdriving