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  • Trumpet

  • By: Jackie Kay
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret. Unbeknown to all but his wife Millie, Joss was a woman living as a man. The discovery is most devastating for their adopted son, Colman, whose bewildered fury brings the press to the doorstep and sends his grieving mother to the sanctuary of a remote Scottish village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and True

  • By Colin on 05-24-17

awesome

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

this was amazing. timely. heart-wrenching and heart-warming. So well-narrated. so intense and well-written/read.
I loved the narrator, who brought it to life.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Derek Miller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" is a timeless Christmas story beloved by generations of readers. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Book!

  • By Anonymous User on 11-08-18

Awesome!

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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: 11-29-18

This reading was so well done! Great narration, classic story, I could listen over and over.





  • The Anne of Green Gables Collection

  • Anne Shirley Books 1-6 and Avonlea Short Stories
  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Susie Berneis, Tara Ward
  • Length: 73 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

Fans of L. M. Montgomery's Anne Shirley rejoice! Collected here are all eight of the original Anne Shirley books in the order they were published. This collection includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, Chronicles of Avonlea, and Further Chronicles of Avonlea. Published between 1908 and 1921, these heartwarming tales of hidden hopes and cherished dreams will enchant fans and new listeners alike. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where is,”Anne of Ingleside”?

  • By Erinleamoore on 11-24-18

Not loving the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I purchased this to continue reading about Anne after reading the first book, narrated by Mary Sarah. Sorry to say that it is a huge disappointment to me after listening to the other narrator. Mary Sarah was awesome; this narrator, unfortunately, does not appeal to me at all. The story, itself, is enchanting! and I loved it and want more!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,463

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Suspenseful all the way through but anticlimactic ending

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

I very much admire and appreciate the authors’ efforts to keep the suspense at a high level all the way through the story. However, there were several disappointing features. The first noticeable one was the narration which, i believe, did not effectively differentiate between the female characters in a believable manner. There also were multiple times when i wasn’t completely sure which character was speaking and in what time period. But i was most disappointed by a spectacular build to an anticlimactic ending. It felt like the authors could not bring the story to the dramatic and surprising ending that the story deserved. Instead, i felt let down by the lukewarm final chapters which were dull and, after such a huge build up, unimaginative.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,070
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,664

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kathy on 08-07-17

Highly recommend! Great character development

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

A functional, bright young woman with a horrendous history of trauma lives a small, isolated life. As the story unfolds, you experience her gradually reaching out to a world she has never known through the kindness of a male co-worker. This is a beautiful love story about her courage to overcome persistent self-destructive thoughts in favor of hope that perhaps she is, in fact, loveable and worthy. By the end of the story, you "know" the characters. An allegory about how simple good can triumph over pain.

  • The Night Hunter

  • Anderson and Costello, Book 5
  • By: Caro Ramsay
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Elvie McCulloch's sister, Sophie, has been missing for 57 days. She went out for a run - and never came home. Several young women in the area have disappeared in similar circumstances, and Elvie's family fears the worst. Teaming up with retired detective Billy Hopkirk, Elvie determines to find out the truth. But as the pair alternately collaborate with and infuriate investigating police detectives Anderson and Costello, they find themselves up against a terrifying enemy. Someone they call The Night Hunter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect audio pace. A thoughtful, gripping novel

  • By Elfy on 08-07-17

absolutely spell-binding to the last page

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I really enjoyed this book. It was almost painfully suspenseful, and I didn't know what to expect from minute to minute. The only reason that I gave the book 4/5 is because at the end, I realized that there were some sub-plots to the story that did not seem to be fully explained. I felt that the story ended too abruptly and perhaps needed more epilogue because there were so many characters involved in the plot. The narrator is outstanding, and I would definitely recommend the book. But, I would also say to be prepared to reach the end of the story and wish you knew a bit more detail.