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  • The Heart Mender

  • A Story of Second Chances
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

In 1942, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink U.S. vessels carrying goods and fuel. While taking a late-night walk, Helen Mason - widowed by war - discovers the near-lifeless body of a German sailor. Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann's uniform, Helen is prepared to leave him to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind. In The Heart Mender, a small town must prepare itself for the worst the world has to offer, and Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts to create a future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great story!

  • By Pat and Susan on 07-01-15

True story

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

This is an inspiring true story. Teaches one so much about forgiveness and moving on with one's life.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,771

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Fascinating story

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

While it was a truly interesting story, it seemed unending and took me a very long time to finish.

  • This Is How It Always Is

  • By: Laurie Frankel
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

 This is Claude. He's five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes. Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favourite book of the year

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-20-18

Favourite book of the year

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I loved everything about this story! It is well crafted, insightful, tender, deals with complex issues in an authentic and believable way. beautiful performance by the reader.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Almost Sisters

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659

Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy - an unexpected but not unhappy development in the 38-year-old's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite Joshilyn Jackson!

  • By Jenna Walker on 07-23-17

A great story

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

A multi-layered story that deals with many complex issues. Well narrated. The comic book storyline wasn't my cup of tea, though it was effective.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where's the sequel?!

  • By Gabriele on 09-08-12

Not my to typical genre

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I loved this story. The narration was perfect and it was a fun combination of sci-fi and 80s nostalgia. The ending is perfection 👌

  • I Will Always Write Back

  • How One Letter Changed Two Lives
  • By: Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka, Liz Welch
  • Narrated by: Chukwudi Iwuji, Emily Bauer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 513

It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of - so she chose it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got a pen pal?

  • By THoward on 03-19-17

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

As a South African who is very familiar with the USA I found the story fascinating, heartbreaking and insightful. I wish many more millions of Africans could have their fortunes improved by the generosity of Americans!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Brilliant Friend

  • The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1
  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,185
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,543

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Parte Uno Dei Quattro--It's Worth it to Keep Goin'

  • By W Perry Hall on 09-14-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

It was so slow! Forced myself to finish it. I would not be recommending it to anyone else.

  • The Crossover

  • By: Kwame Alexander
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks... The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immediate Connections

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-23-16

Surprisingly fun

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

I would never pick a book like this ordinarily: American teenage basketball sounds like a nightmare to me. But this is so interesting in the way it's written. Poetry of various forms, really engaging to listen to, and it's a story with depth and emotion. I listened to it all in one day while running errands in the car.

  • Still Alice

  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Lisa Genova
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,834
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,898

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narrator, I returned it

  • By Laura on 01-26-14

Engrossing

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

The author must do a ton of research. The unraveling of an Alzheimer's sufferer is portrayed so well and is so insightful.

  • The Kitchen House

  • By: Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

In 1791 when seven-year-old Irish orphan Lavinia is transported to Virginia to work in the kitchen of a wealthy plantation owner, she is absorbed into the life of the kitchen house and becomes part of the family of black slaves whose fates are tied to the plantation. But Lavinia’s skin will always set her apart, whether she wishes it or not. And as she grows older, she will be torn between the life that awaits her as a white woman and the people she knows as kin....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-14-17

gripping!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

The narrator voices were perfect for the story. characters were well developed, story was engrossing.