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Saratoga Springs, NY USA
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  • Here's to Us

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219

Celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe has always been a force of nature with an insatiable appetite for life. But after that appetite contributes to Deacon's shocking death in his favorite place on earth, a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage, his (messy, complicated) family is reeling. Now Deacon's three wives, his children, and his best friend gather on the island he loved to say farewell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it❣

  • By jveazey on 08-05-16

Another good beach "listen"

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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: 09-08-18

This is an author who does them well. The setting is Nantucket and the narrator is good, too.

  • Pax

  • By: Sara Pennypacker
  • Narrated by: Michael Curran-Dorsano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be - with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to you love something that hurts you?

  • By Anthony M Agostino on 12-13-17

One if the finest

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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: 09-06-18

A beautiful, sensitive YA novel that adults will also enjoy. Sure to become a classic.

  • Jerusalem Inn

  • A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Martha Grimes
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

From the rough but colorful pub that provides the novel's title, to the snowboard Gothic estate nearby, the chilly English landscape has never held more atmosphere - or thwarted romance. And Jury will never have a more mysterious Christmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narrator

  • By Charles on 10-09-13

Martha Grimes is always entertaining

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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: 09-04-18

Love listening to the Richard Jury mysteries while gardening. The familiar characters are always enjoyable and her plots are good.

  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,160

It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal!

  • By 'Nathan on 03-03-10

Enjoyable, but

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I will not buy more in this series. It does not approach Martha Grimes’ excellent Emma Graham Mysteries, which also feature a youthful detective.

  • Animal Dreams

  • A Novel
  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman's struggle to find her place in the world. At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, "If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She reads my heart

  • By Sue Spahr Hodges on 08-03-18

My favorite novel by Kingsolver

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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: 07-31-18

I enjoyed revisiting it in audio format. Barbara Kingsolver is both a fantastic reader and a moving writer. What a treat! I’d give more than five stars if I could.

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