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  • The City of Ember

  • The First Book of Ember
  • By: Jeanne DuPrau
  • Narrated by: Wendy Dillon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story; annoying narrator and background sound

  • By Jolie B on 05-26-12

Good story; mediocre ending

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

The story was entertaining, even for an adult. However, it ended abruptly without a sense of being finished. Perhaps a set-up for the next book? Still a good listen.

  • Walking Shadows

  • A Decker/Lazarus Novel
  • By: Faye Kellerman
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

On a quiet street in upstate New York, the body of a young man is discovered in the woods. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil a resident of the neighboring town of Hamilton, had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. But as detective Peter Decker learns, the kid is linked to the criminal world. When Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store. While Gratz and his partner, Kyle Masterson, admitted to the robbery, they swore they left the owners, Glen and Lydia Levine, alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tough one

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-18

Great to have Narrator back

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I have loved this series since it began. The stories always get you caught up in the intrigue, and the characters are rich and varied. It was frustrating to have the narrator change because none of the characters 'sounded' right, and it impeded my enjoyment of the last few books. I'm delighted to be able to enjoy this story with the original narrator. Thanks for bringing him back.

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  • To Be Where You Are

  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739

Millions of Karon fans will be thrilled that it's life as usual in the wildly popular Mitford series: A beloved town character lands a front-page obituary, but who was it, exactly, who died? And what about the former mayor, born the year Lindbergh landed in Paris, who's still running for office? All this, of course, is but a feather on the wind compared to Muse editor J. C. Hogan's desperate attempts to find a cure for his marital woes. Will it be high-def TV or his pork chop marinade?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Series & Narrator Ever!

  • By Renee on 08-06-18

Yay!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Great to have John McDonough back. It makes all the difference. Good to continue the story as characters progress through life and face it’s never ending challenges.

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  • Keeper of the Lost Cities

  • By: Shannon Messenger
  • Narrated by: Julia Roundtree
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

In this riveting debut, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world - before the wrong person finds the answer first. Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either. And Sophie has a secret - she’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she’s not alone.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reader was horrible

  • By Mercedes on 06-25-13

Can't wait for the sequel

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

If you could sum up Keeper of the Lost Cities in three words, what would they be?

Magic with honor

What was one of the most memorable moments of Keeper of the Lost Cities?

Over and over again, Sophie has the choice to cheat and lie, but responds with honor. It's wonderful to be able to enjoy a magical world where "elves" value integrity.

What about Julia Roundtree’s performance did you like?

You could tell which character was talking.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Sophie and adoptive family struggle to overcome the pain of their previous losses in order to decide whether or not to commit to one another.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait to read a sequel! Maybe a new Harry Potter type series.

  • Jennifer

  • An O'Malley Love Story
  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

It's a summer of change for Jennifer O'Malley. The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, and meeting Tom Peterson, and falling in love, is adding a rich layer to her life. She's sorting out how to introduce him to her family - she's the youngest of seven - and thinking about marriage. She's falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested in a way she didn't expect, and the results will soon transform her entire family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great short story

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-20-14

Very disappointing end to series!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-13

Would you try another book from Dee Henderson and/or Tom Stechschulte?

I would try another book because the Henderson's other books have been good to outstanding.

Has Jennifer turned you off from other books in this genre?

This book would have turned me off, had I not read the other ones in the series. Seemed like a very half-hearted effort, not worthy of Henderson.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Jennifer?

What was present was fine, there just wasn't much of a story - no mystery or suspense, no real drama.

Any additional comments?

If you haven't read the O'Malley series, it's a great read, and the audio is well-narrated.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful