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  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,730
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,545
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,493

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 07-10-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Loved it! Shocking, funny and sad at the same time. I would listen to it again.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,382

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration.

  • By Amazing Customer on 11-17-14

wow, where have I been

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Loved it, I had heard of this book before,but thought it would be to "grown up" for me. But now that I am a "grow up" I wish I would have read this as a young adult.

  • The Orphan's Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Pam Jenoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wydra, Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,339

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sappy and tedious

  • By Churchill on 03-23-17

A different point of view

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

of course you hear different stories of what happened during this time, but this was an interesting story ...of NOT just an orphan. Loved it.

  • Rootbound

  • The Elemental Series, Book 5
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental. My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I am the half-breed bastard child of a king. I was not meant to survive the trials cast my way. Yet, here I stand. The world has deteriorated in the years I was banished. The Elemental families are rife with deception, violence, and madness more than ever before. A voice I know all too well calls me to do her bidding. A voice I no longer wish to hear. The mother goddess begs me to save the four families, and stop my nemesis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whoa!

  • By Barb (Paging Through The Days) on 11-19-18

twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

sad the last two books are not available in audio version, I will have to buy them

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,186

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

This story was truly sad, full of unexpected events. It is hard to believe stuff like this happened.

  • Firestorm

  • The Elemental Series, Book 3
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen. In a world of lava and fire, I am about to face my hardest trial yet. Not one of strength, or power, but intrigue and manipulation. However, my tolerance level for anyone outside of my family is at an all-time low, and the queen who rules the Pit expects complete obedience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yeah Buddy!!

  • By MVA on 06-30-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

I can't believe that I have gone through the first 3 books in less than a week!!

  • Breakwater

  • The Elemental Series, Volume 2
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

As an Ender, one of my father's Elite guards, it's my job to do as I'm told. When my older sister is sent as an ambassador to the realm of the water elementals - the Deep - I have no choice but to accompany her as her bodyguard. There are only a few things I know for sure. The ocean may be beautiful, but lurking in its depths are monsters to fear, the water I tread is teaming with danger and I am on my own. With no one to help, and no one to trust, I have to find a way to keep my sister safe, and stop a civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series starter but ....

  • By Anne K on 06-05-17

can't stop

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I am ready to listen to the next book, I love the transition in the characters.

  • Recurve

  • The Elemental Series, Book 1
  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522

"My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental." My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen. I've been accused of attacking the queen, my wicked stepmother, and my life is suddenly on the line. I have only two options left to me: banishment, or training to become one of the King's Elite Guards, an Ender. Option one will kill me. Option two is meant to break me, but is the only way to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Avatar on Steroids

  • By MVA on 05-11-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Twists and turns in the story , unexpected ending, can't wait to read the next book.

  • Spells of Old

  • Ancient Dreams, Book 2
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

Having successfully driven off an assault and freed captives of Kelvanis, Sistina begins fortifying to defend those she cares about from further attacks. Yet with all her power within her halls, she cannot grant those under her protection true freedom. To truly bring hope to her love, Sistina must delve into who she once was, and bring forth every scrap of magic she has to become a shining beacon of hope. Sadly, Kelvanis' plans are only mildly impeded by her efforts up until now, and they will stop at nothing to bring their ends about.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Different Fantasy

  • By garrett on 08-02-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

I loved it, was awesome. Tho in the middle somewhere it plays 3 chapters twice.

  • Ancient Ruins

  • Ancient Dreams, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624

Sistina awakened after millennia of dormancy, her memories in tatters and born anew. Residing in the ruins of an ancient city, she finds herself drawn into a war between two elven nations and the slaver kingdom of Kelvanis when she rescues a princess from slavery. With her domain containing hints of forgotten knowledge, Sistina becomes a dungeon, stronghold, and source of hope all at once. And perhaps, just perhaps, she could finally find love in her new life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great premise - Rapey and Unlikable POV characters

  • By Eric on 07-07-17

Is 2 out yet?! I can't wait!!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

I can't wait for the next book. I am fascinated by fantasy and enjoyed the detailed description of all the plants and appearances of the characters.

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