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  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,911
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,267
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,308

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was surprised by how much I liked it

  • By cristina on 01-14-14

chugged along

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-19

After having fallen in love with Harry Potter i had jigh expectations that this book did not live up to. It had a slow start but did end with a slight kick but it took 17hrs of book time to get there.

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  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,201

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

must read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

amazing book! a must read! changed my life. I cried, laughing and ached woth the characters

  • Z for Zachariah

  • By: Robert C. O’Brien
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

Something terrible has finally happened. A nuclear holocaust has destroyed civilization. For one whole year, 16-year-old Ann Burden has lived alone on her family’s farm, somehow sheltered from the radiation in the valley. As she hears the final radio station going off the air, she believes she is the only person left alive. But when Ann sees smoke from a faraway campfire, she knows there is at least one other survivor....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it when I was 13, not so much 30 years later

  • By NMwritergal on 01-23-16

favorite book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-18

One of my favorite stories that was even better in audio version. This story makes me think about the what ifs.

  • Desecration

  • Left Behind, Volume 9
  • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Twenty-five days into the Great Tribulation, the horror and suffering in the world is intensifying. The Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia, now the complete embodiment of evil, is preparing to desecrate the holy temple in Jerusalem by entering and declaring himself god. While Carpathia's forces seek to destroy the Tribulation Force once and for all, the world teeters on the brink of the ultimate battle: Armageddon. But the Tribulation Force of believers has more than a few tricks up their collective sleeve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Reading

  • By J. Tague on 07-06-10

narrative was not the best

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

story was great but the narrator had a strange inflection in the wrong places often.

  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond

  • By: Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985

Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with a friend or relative!!

  • By E. Dickson on 08-26-05

great!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-18

i loved this book the first time i read it and loved it listening to it.

  • The Green Mile

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,864
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,867

At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, the convicted killers on E Block await their turn to walk the Green Mile and keep a date with the electric chair. Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working as a guard on the Mile, but he's never met anyone like John Coffey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Right Book, Right Reader.... Enjoy!

  • By Stuart on 08-08-05

life changing

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

life changing story leaves you thinking about the story long after. John was such a movie character. I can't help but think of him saying that wild Bill killed the little girls with their love and how that happens all over the world everyday.

  • Brian's Return

  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

As millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, and Brian's Winter know, Brian Robeson survived alone in the wilderness by finding solutions to extraordinary challenges. But now that's he's back in civilization, he can't find a way to make sense of high school life. He feels disconnected, more isolated than he did alone in the North. The only answer is to return-to "go back in"-for only in the wilderness can Brian discover his true path in life, and where he belongs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i only wish this wasn't the end

  • By Lindsay jessee on 07-16-17

the woods within

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

love this book. I can relate to the woods getting in you. nothing like the peace and just utter relax of the woods, even when there is work to do it doesn't feel like work