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  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,942

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Start at chapter 24 to listen in the right order

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

This download is messed up. I think you need to start at chapter 24 and then go to chapter 1 after chapter 44. I still feel like something was missing. I liked the story but was very upset about how someone messed up the order. Somebody really owes the author and readers a huge apology.

182 of 188 people found this review helpful

  • The Shoemaker's Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Adriana Trigiani
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154

The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will, just as abruptly, separate them once again....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story written in Adriana Trigiani style.

  • By Barbara on 04-22-14

First 12 hours were good.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

It was a good story. I enjoyed about the first 12 hours. The rest felt like a very very long epilogue

  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,210

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting, intriguing, mysterious, and beautiful

  • By Joseph on 12-10-08

Another wonderful story by Kate Morton

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I have decided that Kate Morton is my favorite author. I love a good mystery that doesn’t rely on violence or sex to make a great story. I can’t wait to read more of her books. The narrator is wonderful as well.

  • Finding Noel

  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: Richard Paul Evans
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

The Christmas season is supposed to be full of joy, but not for Mark Smart. Life has dealt him one blow after another, until one snowy November night, when he meets a beautiful young woman who will change his life forever. Macy Wood has little memory of her birth parents, and memories she'd rather forget of her adopted home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-03-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

I love all of Richard Paul Evan’s books including this one, but I wish that he would have someone else read it. Still enjoyed it after I learned to add my own voices and emotion in my head as he read

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,170

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the Movie!

  • By Heather Feuerhelm on 03-31-12

Great idea but ruined by language

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would change the overuse of the f-word. If it would have started out with it so often, I would have returned it, but I was invested by then and continued on, but seriously it was used so much. Not very imaginative language.

Any additional comments?

It also has some very vivid sex scenes that are very graphic. That and the language make me cringe that it is in our school libraries. It took a lot of the enjoyment out of it for me as well, and I don't consider myself a prude but do like a book that is not so vulgar. So be aware if that is your taste as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Invention of Wings

  • A Novel
  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,709

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!

  • By Jan on 01-09-14

Best band rated book

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

I loved the narrators and the characters. I love the story. I'm sad it's over.

  • The Accidental Tourist

  • By: Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 668
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 611

Meet Macon Leary--a travel writer who hates both travel and strangeness. Grounded by loneliness, comfort, and a somewhat odd domestic life, Macon is about to embark on a surprising new adventure, arriving in the form of a fuzzy-haired dog obedience trainer who promises to turn his life around.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary How Underwhelmed I Am

  • By Gillian on 05-13-15

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

I really just did not love any ofthe characters or the story. Sorry I wasted my time. Conflict was boring.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful