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  • The Potato Factory

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,271

Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audiobook of the year!

  • By karen on 11-30-05

Fantastic writer and story!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-17

A great story, written so well!!! The acting reader was excellent!!! I fell in love with Mary, Ikey and others! Looking for to tommo and hawk!

  • Maude

  • By: Donna Mabry
  • Narrated by: Shana Gagnon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379

In 1906 I was barely over 14 years old, and it was my wedding day. My older sister, Helen, came to my room, took me by the hand, and sat me down on the bed. She said, "You've always been a good girl, Maude, and done what I told you. Now you're going to be a married woman, and he will be the head of the house. When you go home tonight after your party, no matter what he wants to do to you, you have to let him do it. Do you understand?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tough women with a tough life, yet very enlightening.

  • By JH on 04-17-16

Fantastic memoir!!!! Read this story!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-16

What a wonderful written memoir of Maude and her family.... praise go Donna for honoring her grandmother!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tucker's Way

  • The Tucker Series, Book 1
  • By: David Johnson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,959

After enduring a childhood of horrific abuse and crushing poverty, Tucker seeks refuge in her rural Tennessee home. The three grandchildren she is raising are her only connection to the outside, and her demeanor is purposefully rough. But her world is turned upside down when a new neighbor, Ella, moves into the old McDaniel place next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best novel I have read in a long time; anxious to listen to sequels!!!!

  • By Amy A. Dye on 07-17-15

EXCELLENT!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Delightful!! Similar feel of Places in the Heart...touching and vibrant with character!! looking forward to the next book!!

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Memory of Violets

  • A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
  • By: Hazel Gaynor
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely !

  • By RueRue on 02-01-16

A beautiful portrait of two girls lives.....

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

Any additional comments?

Those of us who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or any other significant other will relate to this beautiful story...I sat in the parking lot exit on the turnpike to listen to the final chapters...and yes...tears of understanding...one line struck deeply..."Grief is a funny thing...you need to remind yourself to breathe and tell your heart to beat". So very true...This book will take you on a journey of two young girls who have experienced great losses and great gains in the late 1800's and early 1900's...Nicola Barber did a great job with all the characters within the streets of London and country of Ireland...Ms. Barber brought the Flower Girls and others to life...I highly recommend this audiobook or book!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful