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  • Force of Nature

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,327

When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thankful this is a series!

  • By green ice cream garden on 02-12-18

love the narration and I love Aaron Falk

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

as a person who takes people out on backpacking trips, this story is ridiculous, but as long as I kept telling myself: "it's fiction, go with it!" I really enjoyed it. very good suspense. was surprised at the end.

  • Calypso

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,974

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And it's as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation - and dark humor - toward middle age and mortality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, as always

  • By Ruthie on 05-31-18

David Sedaris at his true best

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Took a road trip and this book was the ideal company. He gets pretty real with these stories, and I love it.

  • Still Life

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 1
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,832

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare find

  • By Alex on 01-16-15

excited for the series!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

I really liked these characters. That's exactly​ I was looking for. And mainly I wanted a mystery that was not about sexual violence towards women. Found one!

  • Sula

  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

Two girls who grow up to become women...two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good against evil and a riotous story to boot

  • By Karen on 04-11-11

performance 10

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

this was the most unbearably beautiful reading. I want to start all over. she is simply extraordinary.

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  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,483
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,406

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

whoah. quite the story!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-15

I liked it a lot. And I liked the ending so much. Cried for 5 minutes. The pain and joy they all felt was sooo detailed (maybe a bit too much at places!!) but very well done. As a reader I may have skimmed some of the awful war gore, so it was a bit tough to listen to, but I admire her thoroughness. It was especially important for me to hear about the Gentile's experience with the Nazis. Similar to all the light we cannot see.Wonderful stories!!!!! wow.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,275

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, good narrator, not so great production

  • By j phillips on 08-08-17

I loved the characters

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

It's so rare these days, it seems, to truly love and like the characters of novels. I am always looking for integrity and complexity and this incredible story had both.

I think this book should be required reading for every soldier in the world; for every young person joining the army.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,970

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

So enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-25-15

The narrator was so good at getting the tones of the characters. It was in 3rd person, but felt like first person. Loved that.
And I truly loved Melanie. A beautiful real hero.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Member of the Wedding

  • By: Carson McCullers
  • Narrated by: Susan Sarandon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 746

The best way to experience this classic of the American South is by joining five-time Academy Award nominee and Best Actress winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Thelma & Louise) as she guides the listener on a journey through the anguish of adolescence and isolation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a Classic People

  • By FanB14 on 05-14-12

Only just began

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

Reviewed: 06-21-12

I have only just begun but I already know this is a special special book. And Susan Sarandon is a gift. I don't want to go to work. I just want to sit here and listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful