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  • The Lovely Bones

  • By: Alice Sebold
  • Narrated by: Alice Sebold
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 884
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 897

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place where she finds herself. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief. This story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching narrative about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story - Poor Narration

  • By Kimberly on 05-07-10

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-07

This is not a story for the faint of heart. But if you like tearjerkers, you'll love this suspenseful story of coping with tragedy and learning to let go. I took away two stars in my rating because the narration is a little bit of macabre. I don't believe the dead people can watch over the living, and I don't believe in Alice Sebold's two-tiered approach to heaven. But this author deserves high marks for creativity, and for drawing her readers into the lives and afterlives of her characters.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Lands

  • By: Ralph Cotton
  • Narrated by: Joel Leffert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

As Julie Wilder races to greet her father, she sees his ashen face and fixed stare too late to escape the hooded nightriders who suddenly surround her. When bounty hunter Baines Meredith discovers her the next day - battered, bleeding, and barely alive - he covers her nakedness and gently cares for her. But can Baines help Julie develop the strength, courage, and skill she needs to administer her own brand of frontier justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood Lands by Ralph Cotton

  • By Jonathan on 09-09-07

Blood Lands by Ralph Cotton

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-07

In Blood Lands, Ralph Cotton weaves a tale of frontier justice. Set at the end of the Civil War, in the Kansas and Colorado territories, this story illustrates how a few corrupt men took advantage of the rights to bear arms and form militias during a time of national unrest. This story has villains, and it has heroes. It has unspeakable crimes, and it has poetic frontier justice. This is a fun read! The characters are believable, and the plot is masterful!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful