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  • Daughters of the Night Sky

  • By: Aimie K. Runyan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she's dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband—a sensitive artist who fears for her safety—can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of Russia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator sets the scene

  • By Jake's Handler on 02-16-18

Gripping & informative story of WWII Women Pilots

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

Where does Daughters of the Night Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is difficult for me to rank a book against others since this is the first I've listened to & read about historically based fictional WWII novels. I can say it was well written, well performed, and according to the author close to the historical record so we actually learn about who these women were, what they did, and how well they did it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Daughters of the Night Sky?

For me there were two, the almost defection of the main character and the death of one of the leaders.

What does Kathleen Gati bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

All I can say is that she did a wonderful job and I was able to tell which character's voice I was listening to during the entire reading.

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

The death of one of the leaders.

Any additional comments?

I found this book interesting and at times gripping. Like the author, I too am interested in WWII and found this book informative. I knew nothing about these women pilots and was impressed by their dedication and angered by their treatment by the men in their own service. Unfortunately, all too often it becomes evident that things have changed little for women since then.I strongly recommend that you read the after word by the author. It is here she tells us what facts she changed to make it the story she wanted to tell. I was pleased to find out that the basic truths about this group of women were not changed enough to stop us from understanding who they were, what they did, and how well they did it.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • In the Light of What We See

  • By: Sarah Painter
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Brighton, 1938: Grace Kemp is pushed away by the family she has shamed. Rejected and afraid, she begins a new life as a nurse. But danger stalks the hospital too, and she'll need to be on her guard to avoid falling into familiar traps. And then there are the things she sees....Strange portents that have a way of becoming real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • overall captivating, but, to & fro hard to follow

  • By Diana M. O'Steen on 04-24-18

The dead look after us

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

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

Almost all takes place in a hospital where two women work about 70+ years apart and yet "connect" because of what has happened to each.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No

What does Fiona Hardingham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I found after starting the book that I didn't want to read it, I wanted to hear it instead. I'll probably be able to read it now thanks to Fiona's portrayal.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, While reading I kept wanting things to happen quicker, listening was easier to take the first time through.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Funny Amazon Reviews

  • By: Jane Lynch
  • Narrated by: Jane Lynch
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,956

Famous comedians reading real Amazon product reviews. Hosted by Jane Lynch and presented by Audible. Featuring Lewis Black, John O'Hurley, Joel McHale, Margaret Cho, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, Lauren Cook, Jonathan Katz, Laura Silverman, Melissa Villasenor, Ron Funches, Gilbert Gottfried, Dan Savage, Vern Musical Improv.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious!!!

  • By EmilioDaVinci on 07-10-17

Not as good as I hoped

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Would you try another book from Jane Lynch and/or Jane Lynch?

This was very disappointing, it was not at all funny and I couldn't even get through the first 30 minutes of the book. I had to stop it & I removed it from my device. I wish I coulod remove it from my library.

What was most disappointing about Jane Lynch’s story?

The lack of anything remotely amusing.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Funny Amazon Reviews?

I would have refused to publish the book at all.

  • The Language of Spells

  • By: Sarah Painter
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Gwen Harper left Pendleford 13 years ago and hasn't looked back. Until an inheritance throws her into the mystical world she thought she'd escaped. Confronted with her great-aunt's legacy Gwen must finally face up to her past. The magic she has long tried to suppress is back with a vengeance. Gift or burden, for Gwen, it always spells trouble. She has to stay - she has nowhere else to go - but how can she find her place in the town that drove her out after branding her a witch?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • DNF..

  • By Trish R. on 12-31-16

wonderful book not long enough!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

This book was a lot of fun to read and I hope that there's a sequel to come.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful