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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,855

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Deborah on 02-07-18

One of the Best Books I have ever Read!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

What did you like about this audiobook?

The Great Alone has every element that makes a book great. The characters were likable and believable. The experiences and emotions they lived you did too. What a wonderful journey. I highly recommend this book!

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

I am planning a trip to Alaska!

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

The characters were well developed. Alaska and its wilderness was presented in a very colorful way. The story with it's ups and down was a roller coaster of emotions.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Nothing was wrong - it was all good!

Do you have any additional comments?

Read or listen to this book. You wont be able to put it down!

  • Looking for a Hero

  • Marriage Wanted/My Hero
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

Two classic stories of finding love where you least expect it! Marriage Wanted: As far as Nash Davenport's concerned, marriage isn't shelter from the storm - it is the storm. He's a divorce attorney, himself divorced, who believes no married couple can live up to their wedding vows. My Hero: Would-be romance writer Bailey York has already failed twice at love. She thinks men are wonderful to read and write about, but that's it. Which is probably why she has such difficulty creating a hero for her novel. What she needs is a real-life example.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved both stories 😍

  • By Jennifer on 02-23-18

Too predictable

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

The women in the stories were so dopey. They were an embarrassment . I found them incredibly irritating , so I listened to the book at 1.5 times the speed to get it over with. Sappy - Yuck.

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,339
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,585

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

A Column of Fire - Awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

The characters were engaging. The history was enlightening. The story was wonderful. If you liked Pillars of the Earth you will love this book. I can’t wait for the next book!

  • My Absolute Darling

  • A Novel
  • By: Gabriel Tallent
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,047

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At 14, she roams the woods along the Northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous. Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weird and completely underwhelming

  • By Chris on 10-10-17

A very sick and disturbing book.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

I found this to be a very sick and disturbing book with a blah ending.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Goodnight, Beautiful Women

  • By: Anna Noyes
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan, Eva Kaminski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Moving along the Maine coast and beyond, the interconnected stories in Goodnight, Beautiful Women bring us into the sultry, mysterious inner lives of New England women and girls as they navigate the dangers and struggles of their outer worlds. With novelistic breadth and a quicksilver emotional intelligence, Noyes explores the ruptures and vicissitudes of growing up and growing old and shines a light on our most uncomfortable impulses while masterfully charting the depths of our murky desires.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good night Besutiful Women

  • By Cindy Miller on 07-27-16

Good night Besutiful Women

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

Reviewed: 07-27-16

I disliked this book immensely. A sad group of stories with no beginning or ending. Still shaking my head and rolling my eyes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful