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  • Beyond the Pale

  • By: Elana Dykewomon
  • Narrated by: Elana Dykewomon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Beyond the Pale - winner of the Lambda Literary Award - tells the stories of two Jewish women living through times of darkness and inhumanity in the early 20th century, capturing their undaunted love and courage in luminous and moving prose. The richly textured novel details Gutke Gurvich's odyssey from her apprenticeship as a midwife in a Russian shtetl to her work in the suffrage movement in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great historical fiction with a lesbian twist

  • By Kelly on 11-25-13

Incredible!<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I loved this book. I love this author. I cannot remember when a book has touched me so deeply and personally. Made even more special by the narration of the author herself. Very highly recommended.

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,061
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,052

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Very good story.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Wonderful narration, perhaps the best I have heard. Story was a bit long.I felt it went off course a couple of times with insignificant details but not that much. Well done. Characters were extremely good.

  • Sing You Home

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Brian Hutchison, Mia Barron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,952
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309

Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. And it’s music that brings her back to love. When fertility issues lead to a divorce, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. As an unexpected friendship with a woman slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people - even those she loves and trusts most - don’t want that to happen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic music quality please...or don't do it.

  • By Springfield Sis on 03-18-11

Very good but

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I did enjoy this book, for the second time. The narrative was perfect, the music memorable and sweet. The only thing I did not like was the abrupt ending.I wanted to feel Zoe"s joy over the baby just as I did her pain over losing Daniel. Overall I have to give all of it 5 stars because only this writer would have dared to write it in the first place.

  • A Knight to Remember

  • By: Bridget Essex
  • Narrated by: Rose Clearwater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 375

Holly tells herself that the reason she hasn't asked her girlfriend to move in (after four years of dating) is that she's too busy - but it isn't true. A very book-obsessed librarian, Holly has buried herself in so many romantic and magical stories, that at night, she dreams of a woman who will sweep her off her feet - something her indifferent girlfriend has never done. But one night, during an unusually vicious storm, magic and romance appear in Holly's backyard in the form of a mysterious, gorgeous woman...wielding a sword.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Frances T. on 10-07-16

Sooo very repetitive.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Struggle is too small a word. I never leave a book unfinished but this one tempted me greatly. The narrator was very good but I could hardly tolerate one repeated sentence after another. The story was okay but was pretty much over after the first three chapters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Life Mask

  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

In a time of approaching war and terrorism, spectacular wealth and financial disasters, the private world of three famous Londoners becomes a public scandal. Lord Derby - unhappily married and the richest as well as the ugliest man in the House of Lords - is the relentless suitor of England's reigning queen of comedy, Eliza Farren. His chief rival is the aristocratic widow Anne Damer, a sculptor who, as the rumor has it, loves women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful.

  • By Ginger 3701 on 06-29-18

Wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

I did truly enjoy this book and even more so upon finding out it was true. Anne was such a strong, thoughtful character. I have to confess that I cared very very little for Eliza. I felt her to be such a coward and beyond selfish. Darby was disgusting little man as were his friends. The narrative was excellent. In conclusion it's impossible for Emma Donahue to write a bad book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows of Aggar: Amazons Unite Edition

  • The Amazons of Aggar, Book 1
  • By: Chris Anne Wolfe
  • Narrated by: J. Evans
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Diana n'Athena is an Amazon working for the Terran Empire on the medieval planet of Aggar. Her mission is to rescue a downed pilot/spy from Aggar's wilds. But when the Council demands she be bonded to a Shadow in order to be allowed to make the journey, things get interesting. Shadows are exceptional guides and fighters, but Elana is something more - she has the gift of the Blue Sight. As the two women race against time to prevent an all-out intergalactic war, they become erotically entangled, complicating both their lives and putting their mission in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun to listener too

  • By mavivalip on 07-18-15

A bit long.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Great story. Excellent narrative. Wonderful characters, but by the mother's hand it was long and a few passages, I believe, unnecessary. Still quite good and the story itself was refreshing and different.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Carol - The Price of Salt

  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,598

A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't stop thinking about this book...

  • By Shelley S. on 10-13-15

Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

What an amazing book. I put off reading it for years and never saw the movie. Extremely well written and very emotional. The narrative was excellent. Read with absolute confidence and putting the listener right in the middle of the story. Highly recommended.

  • Bittersweet

  • By: Nevada Barr
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

Best-selling author Nevada Barr delights contemporary mystery fans with novels like Deep South and Blood Lure. In Bittersweet, she departs the mystery genre for a touching story of hardship, perseverance, and love in the old West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Title for a Lovely Book

  • By Louella Eastwood on 10-06-07

Well done<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I did love this book, this story, these characters. The performance was excellent. A book I highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Music of the Soul

  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Pamela Lorence
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Mandy Harris, the rock world's bad girl, has lost her sense of self. Turning her back on the music she once loved, she returns to her hometown. After a chance meeting with Anabella, a deaf girl with a unique appreciation for music and life, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to her. Finding love, pain, and a new sense of self. Their passion gives them the strength to heal both of their pasts, and start again. This is the first book in the Music of the Soul series, all volumes are stand alone novels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Twist That Partially Delivers

  • By Me & My Girls on 05-16-14

Not a bad story.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Yes,I did struggle to finish this.The story was fine.I guess I should say the ideal for the story was fine. I found the writing rather boring. I think in the hands of another it could have been better written. The narrative was not so great. Sounded like a 13 year old girl. On the other hand she didn't have the greatest writing to work with. Probably not her fault. Overall disappointing.

  • The Paying Guests

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,365
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,373

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Loretta R. Cooper on 10-14-14

Once again.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Sarah Waters is such an amazing writer. Her writing puts the reader right in the middle of the story. As if one is on the sidelines watching every scene, hearing every word spoken by such wonderful characters. The mystery of it all,the feelings, the depth of emotion is simply incredible. Not one wasted word. How very rare is that?The performance was wonderful. The perfect voice for a perfect story. Perhaps the best performance I have heard. Overall fantastic.