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  • Lighthouse Bay

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643

This breathtaking novel travels more than a century between two love stories set in the Australian seaside town of Lighthouse Bay. In 1901, a ship sinks off the coast of Lighthouse Bay in Australia. The only survivor is Isabella Winterbourne - escaping her loveless marriage and the devastating loss of her son - who clutches a priceless gift meant for the Australian Parliament. Suddenly, this gift could be her ticket to a new life, free from the bonds of her husband and his overbearing family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Kate B. on 11-30-17

Love this author

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

Just love this author and double enjoyment that it is narrated by Caroline Lee!! Wonderful story!

  • The Taster

  • By: V. S. Alexander
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

In early 1943, Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty - working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler's mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Führer's food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST READ!!!!!

  • By Sara on 02-10-18

Odd ending

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Love historical fiction, while I know not all details are alway true, usually they have enough mix of historical fact to make it believable. This book however took a weird turn and I felt the last 25% of the book was a bit ridiculous., (Spoiler alert!!) the premise that the taster shot hitler and her was hiding out at her aunt and uncles house was weird. Is as if the end of the book was written to hurry up and finish the story as dramatic as possible.

  • Wildflower Hill

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217

In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. In 2009, London, prima ballerina Lydia Blaxland-Hunter is also discovering that life can also have its ups and downs. Unable to dance again after a fall, Lydia returns home to Australia to recuperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Enchanted!

  • By Michael/Victoria on 05-23-13

I would give the book extra stars!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Absolutely one of my favorite stories! Did not want it to end, wanted a 2nd book.
Will definitely be reading more from Kimberley Freeman!

  • Pass Through Panic

  • Freeing Yourself From Anxiety and Fear
  • By: Dr. Claire Weekes
  • Narrated by: Dr. Claire Weekes
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

In this eight part radio series, Dr. Weekes speaks with the listener intimately and compassionately about how to overcome anxiety, frustration, phobias, and depression. She coaches the listener on how to pass through panic and reach a place of strength and optimism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet

  • By Binia on 06-09-13

Could not get past the Dr. voice

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I like what she said, but the way she says it, it’s like she is yelling at you. I found it off putting. She should get someone else to read her material!

  • Silent Harmony

  • Into the Ring, Book 1
  • By: Michele Scott
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Small town 17-year-old Vivienne Taylor is a talented equestrian with Olympic dreams and a little something extra going on - she is also an "equine empath", someone who has the ability to read horses’ minds and moods. When she receives a full scholarship to attend Fairmont Riding Academy, a prep school with a famous riding program, she struggles with homesickness, hazing by the school’s snooty drama queen, intense competition in the sport of three-day-eventing, and the not-altogether-unwelcome interest of a hot guy. On top of all of that the horse given to Vivienne via the scholarship is an animal that she cannot "read" or understand.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Equestrian riding academy mystery

  • By Jean on 07-05-13

Really hard to get into the story line

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

What would have made Silent Harmony better?

Different narrator

What was most disappointing about Michele Scott’s story?

Kind of cheese lines about reading horses minds.

What didn’t you like about Amy McFadden’s performance?

Did not really like her performance, was not believable as the character

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

I did not get to far in the book, the fact that they tried to portray the main character as actually being able to read horses minds was just to far fetched.

  • Gidget: The Horse Formerly Known as Witch - a Story About Changing One's Destiny

  • Burton's Farm Series, Book 2
  • By: Vicky S. Kaseorg
  • Narrated by: Dorothy Deavers Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

A name is destiny...or is it? Young Vicky is reeling from the loss of her old horse Joe, but eager to help the flighty, impossible to ride young mare, Witch. Unpredictable and dangerous, Witch's future is bleak. In her first moment with the horse no one trusted, Vicky changed Witch's name to Gidget, a hopeful benediction. "If only changing her name is all it took to change behavior," the farm owner laments. Despite her new name, Gidget, the horse formerly known as Witch, struggles to abandon old, unstable habits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, heart warming Young Adult story

  • By Rogue on 11-07-16

Love this book!!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

What did you love best about Gidget: The Horse Formerly Known as Witch - a Story About Changing One's Destiny?

Fantastic story, great writing, love Kaseorg description of everything horse related!! As a "still trying to brave" horsewoman I could relate!!!

What about Dorothy Deavers Moore’s performance did you like?

love her delivery of the lines!

Any additional comments?

Just love her writing!!

  • The Light Behind the Window

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic historical story... loved it!

  • By Maria on 07-13-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

Really enjoyed the characters in this story. like the added mystery of figuring out the secrets

  • Joe - the Horse Nobody Loved

  • By: Vicky S. Kaseorg
  • Narrated by: Dorothy Deavers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Joe, an ugly and unloved horse, trusts no one, and no one trusts him. Until Vicky. This is the story of a troubled horse and the little girl who loves him. Based on the true adventures of the author's childhood 50 years ago, Joe teaches the lesson that sometimes beauty is not skin deep, but heart deep. That the unloved have much to show us about the true nature of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED THIS!!!!!

  • By Vicky Kaseorg on 06-07-15

Wonderful heartfelt story

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

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

I loved this story, its the story of hope and courage not only for Joe but for the heroine Vicky. Wonderful family story, a story for all ages....This is a book that should be a movie!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Vicky, as shy young young girl, felt like a misfit. She overcomes thru perseverance and never giving up on herself!...and all though she may not describe it that way...that is exactly what she did.

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

her voice is so soothing and she reads with slight emotion that adds a nice quality

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

Don't consider myself religious in the least bit, but before her first horse show (on a particular horse) reading the inscription on "goldie" and breaking down the words and really applying them to the moment was very touching. As a horse lover and owner and always trying to "make the connection" this passage really applies in so many ways to horses,because its a partnership and you both have baggage..

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