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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,620

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Quirky Funny Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

At first I thought I would not like this book but I ended up loving Ove. A man of principle, ethics. But he was so quirky & the impact he had and he made in other people’s lives & they made in his was heartwarming. Stick with it to the end.

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  • The Long-Awaited Child

  • By: Tracie Peterson
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

"A child of my own. Flesh of my flesh...." That is the deep yearning that fills Tess' heart. Despite years spent under a doctor's care and advances in medical technology, she and her husband have discovered their options have been exhausted, leaving them with arms empty, long-held dreams shattered. A unique opportunity arises in the form of a young pregnant teen desperate to free herself from her misguided decisions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best book

  • By Susan m. on 02-13-19

Good message

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Story good. Very thought provoking. Tess was slow “growing up” emotionally! Narrators voice for Tess was nasally & somewhat annoying. Overall would recommend.

  • For One More Day

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

As a child, Charley "Chick" Benetto was told by his father, "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both." So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence. Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful second chance.

  • By Lina RN on 01-14-13

Different

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I liked the concept of the story but yet it was hard to follow at times. I definitely did not like the cursing. No story needs foul language. I have mixed feelings because there was good & bad. It is definitely not his best.

  • Kennedy Stern Christian Suspense Book Bundle

  • Books 4-6
  • By: Alana Terry
  • Narrated by: Keli Douglass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Back on campus at Harvard University, Kennedy finds herself enmeshed in a murder investigation when the son of a conservative politician comes out as gay. Tensions fly even higher when Kennedy hops on a plane bound to Alaska for Christmas break - a plane that might never reach its destination. And just when she’s ready for a respite from all the terror and trauma, she’s trapped in the middle of a hospital lockdown during a global epidemic.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really?

  • By Avid Reader on 12-05-18

Really?

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

One college girl with a major physical, social, emotional, moral or terrorist crisis every semester. Unrealistic.

  • The Sleep Tight Motel

  • Dark Corners Collection, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 476

Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror. He’ll never find her at the isolated motel, and its kindly manager is happy to ease her fears. But if Eve is the only guest, whom does she keep hearing on the other side of the wall? Eve won’t get a good night’s rest until she finds out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The reading is flat, dull, and awful

  • By Chynna Blue on 10-01-18

Dont waste your time

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

This is not the least bit scary. Story about another insecure girl who falls prey to a sicko & allows herself to be used sexually , abused & ___________. I am leaving outcome blank in case you choose to read the book . Sprinkled with foul language & graphic sexual acts. Cursing does not = talent.

  • The Street

  • A Novel
  • By: Ann Petry
  • Narrated by: Shayna Small
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to live and raise her son by herself amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry’s first novel, a beloved best seller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book. Superb narrator. Tacky sound effects

  • By Chiwiz on 11-13-17

Mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Story sad but real. Foul language unnecessary (15%). Very very unhappy with ending. It just left you hanging not knowing. Performance & sound effects great.

  • The Patmos Deception

  • By: Davis Bunn
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Carey Mathers arrives in Athens to take a coveted position at the Classical Institute, only to discover the building is shuttered, the institute bankrupt. Journalist Nicholas Tyler believes he is headed for the big time when his paper sends him to Europe. But four months into his assignment, the office is closed. Now he must find freelance investigative projects - or go home. Dimitri Roubinos, born into a seafaring family, knows the aegean and its islands better than anyone alive. Three distinctive characters are drawn to the storied isle of Patmos, and as they uncover a plot to plunder ancient religious treasures, the stakes are raised to a breaking point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Avid Reader on 01-19-18

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

Intriguing, twists & turns, great read. What I liked as well is that you did not know the romance part. I hate when you can tell in chapter 1. This was still left hanging between 2 men & 1 woman till the very end. Keeps you guessing.

  • Sea Rose Lane

  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up - only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed-and-breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos - and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who's invaded the house with her motley crew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fabulous escape to Hope harbor

  • By Lisa Feindt on 07-26-16

SAPPY

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

Sappy and predictable. Love saga if you like that type of thing. No, not me.

  • Deadly Encounter

  • FBI Task Force, Book 1
  • By: DiAnn Mills
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston's airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man's motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747. Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deadly Encounter

  • By Susan Fryman on 10-29-16

Great story but

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Narrator voice was grating which is why i noted performance at 1 star. Story line great

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  • Saving Sophie

  • A Novel
  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930

Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago - that is until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million embezzlement case. Now Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a must read

  • By Rosalind on 10-12-15

Intriguing story

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

What other book might you compare Saving Sophie to and why?

Author's other book Once We Were Brothers. Liked both of them but loved the story of Once We Were Brothers better.

Any additional comments?

Very interesting story. Great author. He definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat guessing at all the twists and turns.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful