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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,804

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Deborah on 02-07-18

Too much violence

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the author had cut back to domestic abuse 50% I still would have gotten the point.

Has The Great Alone turned you off from other books in this genre?

I am not a fan of abusive stories anyway, I was taken by surprise there was so much abuse and with the desolate town it was just depressing all the way around.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Of course the ending redeemed the book.

Any additional comments?

Surprised by the story line, I will be researching any other books by Hannah before I begin another. Loved The Nightingale

  • One of Us Is Lying

  • By: Karen M. McManus
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722

Pay close attention, and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It kept me guessing!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-03-17

awful

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Way to long , predictable, didn't realize it was YA till i started listening .. it got such good reviews i figured it would improve , never did.

  • A Pleasure and a Calling

  • A Novel
  • By: Phil Hogan
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98

You won't remember Mr. Heming. He was the estate agent who showed you around your comfortable home, suggested a financial package, negotiated a price with the owner, and called you with the good news. The less good news is that, all these years later, he still has the key. That's absurd, you laugh. Of all the many hundreds of houses he has sold, why would he still have the key to mine? The answer is; he has the keys to them all. William Heming's most at home in a stranger's private things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Invisible Man

  • By Janice on 02-05-15

don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

have read many murder mysteries with much better plot lines, dull!
don't bother using a credit on this one , boring

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Tooth

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 950

Winner of such prestigious honors as the Booker Prize and Whitbread Award, Ian McEwan is justifiably regarded as a modern master. Set in 1972, Sweet Tooth follows Cambridge student Serena Frome, whose intelligence and beauty land her a job with England's intelligence agency, MI5. In an attempt to monitor writers' politics, MI5 tasks Serena with infiltrating the literary circle of author Tom Healy. But soon matters of trust and identity subvert the operation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Book for your Literary Sweet Tooth

  • By Susianna on 11-18-12

glad I listened to the end

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

Reviewed: 01-02-13

What made the experience of listening to Sweet Tooth the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the performances of the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Tooth?

Loved the twist at the end , not expecting it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

NO, it dragged a bit until the turn in the plot.

Any additional comments?

I almost gave up on the book until I read a review that wasn't a spoiler but mentioned the twist in the book. Glad I stuck with it!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Unglued

  • Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
  • By: Lysa TerKeurst
  • Narrated by: Lysa TerKeurst
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683

God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unglued is Unreal

  • By Laura on 09-17-12

Unglued is Unreal

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book could apply to anyone who is looking at their life and want to improve their reactions and behaviors to everyday living.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful