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  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,334

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Forgotten Garden and Secret Keeper

  • By Mark on 03-04-19

Kate Morton Is My New Favorite Go To Mystery Writer

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

I started with The Clockmaker’s Daughter and now The Lake House. Both are beautifully written and beautifully read.

  • Contempt

  • A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation
  • By: Ken Starr
  • Narrated by: Ken Starr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Twenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Ken Starr finally shares his definitive account of this period in American history. Now Starr finally shares his unique perspective on the investigation that began with the Whitewater land deal and spread to a wide range of President Clinton's actions, including accusations of sexual harassment and perjury in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Starr's narrative includes behind-the-scenes details that have never before emerged as well as a new analysis from the perspective of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking and honest!

  • By Sarah on 09-13-18

Best Seller Material

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I have known for a long time that Ken Starr was a decent and honest man. The Clintons turned him into a villain as they breezed through life unapologetic and above the law. Hilliar

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Soul of America

  • The Battle for Our Better Angels
  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Jon Meacham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,735

Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and LBJ, and illuminating the courage of influential citizen activists and civil rights pioneers, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. Each of these dramatic hours have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He takes the long view, displays pattern,Hopeful

  • By zachary on 07-04-18

One-sided. Didn't finish

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

After 7 or 8 chapters, I put the book aside. Jon Meacham is a great historian. I was hoping he'd stick to history instead of dwelling on the present. Current events, unlike history, have not played out--not by a long shot.
His selected quotes from WEB DuBois to FDR should have clued me in. These men and all the other socialists he referenced are not the Soul of America (at least I hope not). He did get A. Lincoln right.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,005
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,840
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,795

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Patterson delivers 100 chapters of cliffhangers

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

The narration was a tad over the top. POTUS’s voice was grating. Bach’s voice was more like the way a good storyteller should sound. The cyber side of the book was scary stuff.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Torch Kept Lit

  • Great Lives of the Twentieth Century
  • By: William F. Buckley
  • Narrated by: Tony Pasqualini
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

In a half century on the national stage, William F. Buckley Jr. achieved unique stature as a polemicist and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism. He knew everybody, hosted everybody at his East 73rd Street maisonette, skewered everybody who needed skewering, and in general lived life on a scale, and in a swashbuckling manner, that captivated and inspired countless young conservatives across that half century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent...inspiring imagery!

  • By Lisa Hill on 10-14-16

James Rosen kept the torch of Conservatism lit

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I hope many will read WFB’s candid profiles of the great and the profane. Buckley is a wonderful, funny and entertaining storyteller.

May he have found his just rewards.

  • To Die but Once

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971

Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as "the Bore War" - nothing much seems to have happened yet - Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a "hush-hush" government contract. As Maisie's inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, another mother is worried about a missing son - but this time the boy in question is one beloved by Maisie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maisie, Billy, and All Return. Yes!

  • By carina on 05-11-18

Winspear’s latest Maisie Dobbs is another winner

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Intriguing to the end. Please keep writing, Ms Winspear and Ms Cassidy, please keep narrating.

  • Grant

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 48 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,506
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,474

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow reveals in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book (BUT WHERE IS THE PDF FILES)????

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-17

Grant Comes to Life

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

US Grant was the kind of American at home with himself, his country and the world. I’ve read parts of his personal memoirs and was struck by the eloquence of his language. He was the common man made great by the circumstances he faced with pure courage.
Lincoln summed Grant up in two words, “He fights.” Ron Chernow does this great man justice., just as he did Alexander Hamilton.

  • The Prime Minister's Secret Agent

  • A Maggie Hope Mystery
  • By: Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

World War II rages on across Europe, but Maggie Hope has finally found a moment of rest on the pastoral coast of western Scotland. Home from an undercover mission in Berlin, she settles down to teach at her old spy training camp, and to heal from scars on both her body and heart. Yet instead of enjoying the quieter pace of life, Maggie is quickly drawn into another web of danger and intrigue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narration spoils the book

  • By Margaret Vance on 07-06-14

Everything excellent.

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Exciting story. Not keen on reader. Love the background research and history. Love Maggie Hope.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful