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  • Arabella

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Believe the Synopsis

  • By Carol on 10-05-14

Delightful

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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: 10-12-18

This was a most delightful story! A lesson about how a small untruth can cause so much anguish and how honesty and graciousness can redeem you and bring so much joy. The generosity of spirit of Mr. Beaumarchais coupled with the tenacity and kindness of Arabella. Make this story warm and enchanting.

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,510

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are we turning the corner....

  • By jaga on 06-07-18

Too political

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Unfortunately the message is lost in the politics of the author. While there are a lot of good points to take away, the author begins to bash the leader of the political party in which he rivals. This unfortunately detracts from an otherwise good message.

54 of 67 people found this review helpful

  • Open Heart

  • A Cardiac Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
  • By: Stephen Westaby
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

When Stephen Westaby witnessed a patient die on the table during an open heart surgery for the first time, he was struck by the quiet, determined way the surgeons walked away. As he soon understood, this detachment was a crucial survival strategy. In a profession where failure is literally a heartbeat away and the cost of that failure is death, how else could he live with the consequences of his performance? In Open Heart, Westaby reflects on over 11,000 surgeries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Science or luck?

  • By Han-Ching Chiu on 04-17-18

Fantastic

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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: 04-04-18

Couldn't put it down. This is a fascinating story of a remarkable man and his quest to prevent useless death from treatable disease.

  • The Bees

  • A Novel
  • By: Laline Paull
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,236

Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Book of 2014

  • By Em on 12-07-14

Wonderful story

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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: 01-06-18

As a beekeeper, this story touched me. The struggle of survival and joy of life is so prevalent in the hive and Laline Paull captures the bees essence so very well. Loved it.

  • The Miller's Dance: A Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813

  • Poldark, Book 9
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 320

Cornwall, 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the New Year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza, there is some surprising - and worrying - news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sooo Satisfying

  • By Emily Page on 04-16-17

another wonderful book!<br />

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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: 09-04-17

This series is fantastic. Full of rich characters, plausible story lines and deep and lovely landscapes. Worth every credit.

  • The Endless Forest

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,271

The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Only one Regret

  • By MickeyMarie on 02-16-14

Sorry it's over

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

This was the last book of a very wonderful series. The family comes full circle to face the challenges of previous years when Jamima comes back to town. As close knit families face adversity, the Bonner crowd stick together and survive yet one more difficulty to emerge triumphant once again. This story, from start to finish will warm your heart and give you a feel good glow.

  • Queen of Swords

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 21 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

It is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent more than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke's wife and the man who abducted her. But Jennet's rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution they'd hoped for. In the spring she had given birth to Luke's son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to surrender the infant to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series

  • By Linda on 09-21-07

Another great read.

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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: 01-16-17

The story of the Bonner family continues. From New York's endless forest to the bayous of Louisiana Hannah and Jennet find themselves wound up in the struggles of the war, tending the wounded while attempting to rid themselves of a man who would control and destroy them. Kate Reading does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life as they move through yet another adventure.

  • Into the Wilderness

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 30 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,849

Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate readers from the start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful surprise

  • By I like to shop on 04-26-16

Great read

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Into the Wilderness to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version but I love the audio version. Great story can't wait to listen to book 2

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elizabeth, because she overcomes many of her prejudices to enrich her own life and the lives of everyone around her

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't have a favorite. The whole story was excellent

If you could take any character from Into the Wilderness out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Runs with Bears. I would love to learn from him the ways of the native people

Any additional comments?

Don't hesitate to get this book. You will not regret it.

  • Lake in the Clouds

  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494

It is the spring of 1802, and the village of Paradise is still reeling from the typhoid epidemic of the previous summer. Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have lost their two-year-old son, Hannah's half brother Robbie, but they struggle on as always: the men in the forests, the twins Lily and Daniel in Elizabeth's school, and Hannah as a doctor in training, apprenticed to Richard Todd. Hannah is descended from healers on both sides and her reputation as a skilled healer in her own right is growing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great installment

  • By I like to shop on 06-10-16

One more Fantastic Read

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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: 12-14-16

Sarah Donati has once again created a spectacular story of 18th century and early 19th century New York state. With rich characters and believable story lines she draws the reader into a world of love, sorrow, hope and perseverance that is sure to leave you wanting
more.

  • Dawn on a Distant Shore

  • By: Sara Donati
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726

Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into their life together at the edge of the New-York wilderness in the winter of 1794. But soon after Elizabeth gives birth to healthy twins, Nathaniel learns that his father has been arrested in British Canada. Forced to leave Hidden Wolf Mountain to help his father in Montreal, Nathaniel himself is imprisoned and in danger of being hanged as a spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great great great

  • By I like to shop on 05-10-16

Fantastic!

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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: 12-02-16

This series is shaping up to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Sara Donati writes with full and believable characters and a tale of adventure that will not disappoint.