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  • So Cold the River

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 463

It started with a documentary. The beautiful Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to unearth the life story of her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose childhood is wrapped in mystery. Eric grabs the job, even though the only clues to Bradford's past are his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life. In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Scott Simons on 08-16-10

Need to chill

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Starts out well but comes overwrought.Second try for this book but bythe end, skipping entire chapters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Botanist’s Daughter

  • By: Kayte Nunn
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

In Victorian England, headstrong adventuress Elizabeth takes up her late father's quest for a rare, miraculous plant. She faces a perilous sea voyage, unforeseen dangers and treachery that threatens her entire family. In present-day Australia, Anna finds a mysterious metal box containing a sketchbook of dazzling watercolours, a photograph inscribed 'Spring 1886' and a small bag of seeds. It sets her on a path far from her safe, carefully ordered life and on a journey that will force her to face her own demons. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Caroline Lee is superb! But the story not so much

  • By Maria on 08-22-18

Genealogical fiction not Historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I would have given this 2 stars, though it was dull, but it ended so abruptly. Jumps between stories with no historical detail.Chili 1880's, Cornwall without a coast (except the love cove). Where's the history? More like the Hallmark channel.

  • My Dear Hamilton

  • A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139

From the New York Times best-selling authors of America's First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton - a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. In this haunting, moving, and beautifully written book, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza's story as it's never been told before - not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eliza and Alexander Hamilton

  • By Betty on 04-15-18

MY HUSBAND drinking game.

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Take a drink each time our intrepid heroine says “My Husband”. Cassandra Campbell is an excellent narrator. “America’s First Daughter” by the same authors was very good. This potentially excellent story is ruined by the repetition of the phrase “My Husband”. Ms. Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, once married, will make sure we know of her wedded state by always referring to Alexander Hamilton as “My Husband”. Once the drinking game begins, I can only hope “My Husband” will pick me up off the floor and put me to bed.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 62 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,614
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,184
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,147

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Guide!

  • By Katya Rice on 05-25-18

Even Stephens or Simply Simon

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I expected better from Stephen Fry. Turns out I was expecting Stephen Rea. My mistake. This over the top performance ruins the stories. Take it down a notch Mr. Fry. And then I saw the was a version read by Simon Vance in the top 100…Simon, will you read me a story? “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”