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Meaghan Bynum

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  • From Twinkle, with Love

  • By: Sandhya Menon
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani, Vikas Adam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy - aka Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 05-23-18

I liked it

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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: 05-23-18

I'm normally not a YA person, but I read When Dimple Met Rishi and LOVED it. That was 2 weeks ago, so I thought I'd try this one. At first, the female character was a bit....much, but I had to remind myself that I was probably like that at her age. It's funny how age makes you forget.
I felt that the story was good although the romance wasn't as fulfilling as When Dimple Met Rishi, but these were different characters. Unlike other books I've read, the supporting characters were enjoyable also
As far as narrators go, I enjoyed both although the female narrator got annoying at times. Keep in mind, this is a book about teenagers so I give her some slack. The male narrator was fantastic.
Overall, another really good read. I read it in a day if that tells you anything.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • By: Og Mandino
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

What you are today is not important, for in this runaway best seller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to revisit and listen to

  • By Terry on 11-02-16

I'm glad I finally read it!!

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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: 05-13-18

I've had this in my library for quite sometime, but I never finished. I listened to a few chapters from a different version read by Og himself, and at that time, I just couldn't get into it. I thought it was slow and....I just didn't like it. However, this version is very different, or maybe it was just my attitude. Either way, I finished it in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've even listened to the scroll marked 1 twice a day for the past 3 days. Don't let the size of this book fool you. It has a lot of power for such a small book IF you apply its principles.

  • Trinity

  • By: Leon Uris
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 34 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the "terrible beauty" of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. It is a tale of love and danger, of triumph at an unthinkable cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FINALLY!!!!

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 04-02-18

FINALLY!!!!

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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: 04-02-18

I've been an audible member since 2006, and I've been requesting this book almost since day one. I can't put into words how excited I was to see that Brilliance Audio was releasing this title at last. The narrator is very good, and the story is just as I remember it. It's very detailed, but I feel like I've been transported back in time to Ireland. This is the book that put visiting Ireland on my bucket list. Thank you audible for finally making this available. Now, please make Redemption, Trinity's sequel, available.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By MW on 02-15-18

Loved it!!

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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: 02-07-18

I couldn’t put this book down. Francine has done it again. I love her characters. They’re not flat at all. Their complex and they change throughout the story. I’m amazed. What an awesome book!

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Still Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Still Me Narrator Ruined it for me

  • By Shauna on 02-07-18

I absolutely loved it.

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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: 02-01-18

After reading after you, I wasn’t so sure that I would like this book. Meet before you was amazing, but the second book was a little less somehow. I can’t really describe it. However, the pieces of books one and book 2 finally came together in book 3. I honestly loved it. I’m glad I took a chance on the third book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bridge to Haven

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Francine Rivers is the best for a reason.

  • By Candace on 05-06-14

My favorite Francine Rivers book so far.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-14

I started this book on the day it came out and I couldn't put it down. Each time I read one of Francine's novels, I'm reminded why she is my favorite Christian Fiction author. My first read from Francine was Redeeming Love, and I thought that one was really good, but this one has to be my favorite. The characters really move you. Like I say, I couldn't put it down. In fact, I went over my lunch break by 15 minutes one day this week because I got caught up in the story. Five stars all the way.

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The Scarlet Thread

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Angela Rogers, Alma Cuervo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903

Sierra Madrid's life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn's example, Sierra learns to surrender to God?s sovereignty and unconditional love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 04-19-13

Loved It

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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: 04-19-13

I've read several Francine Rivers novels over the years, and each of them are amazing. This novel is no exception. This novel made me laugh, cry, think, Etc. Both the narrators were fantastic. I've said this before, but I love how Francine's books make you really look at your own life. Even if the story doesn't match your life exactly, you take away something from each novel.
Thank you audible for putting this novel up. I read this book in 2 days. Another five star read from Francine.
If this is your first Francine Rivers novel, check out Redeeming Love and the Mark Of The Lion trilogy.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Exodus

  • By: Leon Uris
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 28 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853

Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon - the towering novel of the 20th century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies - the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the story of an American nurse, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, heartbreaking, triumphant era. Here is Exodus - one of the great best-selling novels of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of ALL Time

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 08-22-12

My favorite book of ALL Time

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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: 08-22-12

I'm very afraid that nothing I say is going to do this book justice, but I'm going to try. I read this book when I was a senior in High-School and I loved it then. That was 7 years ago. I've been requesting this book for a while so needless to say, I was overjoyed when I found it on audible this morning. What attracted me to this novel from the beginning was my fascination with Israel and how it became a nation in 1948. I had just returned from a trip to Israel 6 months before I read Exodus for the first time. so I knew a lot of the history. This book brought back not only knowledge but also memories of places in Israel where I had gone. It was bitter-sweet. This novel makes me feel like I'm coming home. What tugged at my heart about this novel the most was the characters. To me, these are some of the best in literature. You really get to see who these people are. They make mistakes, they laugh, they love, they quarrel, Etc., and the reader feels all that. Uris really brings out the conflicts, the emotions, the tension, Etc. so very well. I feel like I am inside the book. I'm on chapter 10, but I'm already hooked. The narrator does a good job I think. If you have any kind of interest in Israel, I'd say read this book. I love it and can't wait to finish it. To me, this book is like a pair of worn jeans. It just feels good. I hope audible puts up Trinity and Redemption next. Thank you audible. You have no idea how happy you've made me today.:)

28 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,149

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Completed Stephen King Novel

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 02-20-12

My First Completed Stephen King Novel

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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: 02-20-12

Before I get into my review, I have to say I've been terribly disappointed in a lot of the reviews of this book. The book is almost 48 hours long, yet most people barely have two sentences to say about it. I know most people have read this edition before, but for people like me, there aren't that many helpful reviews.
I've read many many books in my time, but nothing has ever captured my attention the way The Stand did. It starts off with a sick man plowing into a gas station and spreading the disease to about 3 or 4 people there. However, what intrigued me the most was not the characters themselves, but how they changed and grew. There are some obviously "Good" people, and there are some "Bad" ones. However, I felt like King also put some in the middle. He left room for people to change. The story, for me, was not predictable or dull, and by my experience, most 48 hour long books do get dull somewhere. This one never did. The narrator was fantastic. I thought he did a fabulous job. I can't recommend this book enough. I'm glad I started it, but I will warn you, you won't want to put it down. I finished it in 6 days if that tells you anything. Thank you audible for giving me the opportunity to enjoy this masterpiece. I will definitely be revisiting it again.

532 of 552 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,680

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

Unexpectedly Charming

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

Reviewed: 01-06-12

I had been very hesitant to read these books because I was afraid they'd be just like Twilight which I HATED for multiple reasons. However, a friend said this to me, and I'll say it here, The Hunger Games is the antithesis of Twilight. It's not silly and gushy with a heroine who can hardly think for herself much less survive in the wilderness, and the attraction between the two main characters isn't overdone at all. When I finished the book, I think I could identify with everyone in the story. The best part of this book was the gripping suspense. I honestly couldn't put it down. I fully recommend these books. However, if you're looking for a sappy senseless waste of time, this isn't for you. Another thing, if you think this book is about 24 kids in an arena killing each other off, you're mistaken. This is not a warm-fuzzy book with rainbows and sunbeams, but neither is it a blood bath from beginning to end. It will make you think and not just about life and death but about friendship, loyalty, love and the price of all of these. I've already started Catching Fire and I love it already even though I'm only on chapter 2. One final thing, the narrator does a splendid job. Five stars all the way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful