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Sheila Duvall

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  • Springwater

  • By: Linda Lael Miller
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Evangeline Keating came West because she had to: after her husband's passing, she needed to build a new life for her young daughter, and marrying a stranger from Montana Territory was her best chance. After a difficult winter journey, she arrives at an isolated outpost called Springwater Station. But the handsome man who's come for her is not her husband-to-be, and Evangeline soon finds herself thrust into a most inconvenient - and highly improper - arrangement.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just so-so. Not Linda Lael Miller's best.

  • By Sheila Duvall on 08-27-18

Just so-so. Not Linda Lael Miller's best.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-18

The narrator wore me out with her drawn out pronunciation and over-exaggerated pauses for effect.

  • Old Time Radio's Greatest Westerns, Collection 1

  • By: Black Eye Entertainment
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The golden age of radio had incredible western shows that kept Americans glued to their radio sets. Families gathered around their living room radios to hear western heroes catch the bad-guys and save ladies in distress. This collection includes John Wayne and Claire Trevor starring in a radio adaptation of the John Ford film "Stagecoach", James Stewart as slow-talking maverick Britt Ponset on "The Six Shooter", William Conrad as U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke", John Dehner as 'the man called Paladin' on "Have Gun, Will Travel", and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very nice.

  • By Sheila Duvall on 03-12-18

Very nice.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Enjoyed reminiscing. Really took me back to the good old days. More coming up soon.

  • Lady

  • By: Thomas Tryon
  • Narrated by: Phillip Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

In Pequot Landing, there are two sights to see: The largest elm in America, which dominates the stately old village green, and the house of Lady Harleigh. When the Great War ended, she was the most beautiful bride in the village, and though she was widowed soon after, mourning dampened neither her beauty nor her spirits. By the time the Great Depression rolls around, she is the unchallenged center of Pequot society - lovely and energetic, but subject to bouts of grim melancholy that hint at something dark beneath her surface.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a new narrator

  • By Maggie on 05-08-16

Good. <br />

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

I read it in 1978 , and again some time. later. Glad to hear it from Audible. I enjoy listening.

  • X

  • Kinsey Millhone, Book 24
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429

Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My X-pectations were too high

  • By Simone on 09-02-15

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

Loved it, same as the preceding alphabet books. Sue Grafton is the best!!! And I intend to read the rest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Whistling Woman

  • By: Caitlyn Hunter, Christy Tillery French, C. C. Tillery
  • Narrated by: Carol Herman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

In the waning years of the 19th century, Bessie Daniels grows up in the small town of Hot Springs in western North Carolina. Secure in the love of her father, resistant to her mother's desire that she be a proper Southern belle, Bessie is determined to forge her own way in life. Or, as her Cherokee great-grandmother Elisi puts it, to be a whistling woman. Life, however, has a few surprises in store for Bessie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Southern Historical Fiction...Damn Bess!

  • By Debbie on 01-06-15

SIMPLY AWFUL.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Struggled to listen any further. Dreary voice of narrator. Story disturbing and not what I can get into.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ask for It

  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,178

Nothing incites Marcus more than the primal hunger roused by his former fiancée, Elizabeth. It’s been years since she jilted him for another man, but that only means there’s a lot to catch up on, a lot to make up for, and that he’s going to enjoy every sweet moment.… The same drive and passion that sent her into another man’s arms is what brings Elizabeth back to Marcus. Her attraction to him is the one thing she fears, but she’s run out of options. Resisting is impossible. But does she have the courage to surrender everything?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STARS - THREE WORDS PERFECT DELICIOUS HOT

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-30-12

Not For ME.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Struggled to finish. Skipped the rest. Wearisome and didn't like the gravelly voiced narrator at all.

  • The Railway Children

  • By: E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

Father has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. Now Mother has moved Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis from London to an old English country house. Missing the hustle and bustle of the city, the children are ecstatic to find that their new home is near a railway station. Making friends with both the porter and the station master is great fun. So is waving to a kindly old gentleman who rides through on the 9:15 every morning. When mother gets sick, it is he to whom they turn for help. And later, when a fortunate twist of fate returns their father to them, they are surprised to find the old gentleman involved once again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration

  • By Greenleaf on 11-24-17

Sweet, but not for me.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Might have loved it if I were a young person. Saw the movie, which I enjoyed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dog's Purpose

  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,891

A Dog's Purpose - which spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list – is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Dogs Purpose

  • By sara on 02-16-17

Not For ME.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Trying to send review. Hated the portion I did listen to. Want to return it.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,643

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

Read this in High School.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Read this many years ago, and that was enough. Poor Jane, stuck with that awful family!

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  • The Wedding Dress

  • By: Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Eleni Pappageorge
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,471

Charlotte owns a Birmingham bridal boutique. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress - or feel certain she should marry Tim? Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By Candace on 01-05-14

Enchanting.

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

Loved it from beginning to end. Lovely story, narrator was wonderful as well. Thank you!