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  • The Tenth Gift

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Johnson
  • Narrated by: John Lee, Susan Duerden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

In an expensive London restaurant, Julia Lovat receives a gift that will change her life. It appears to be a book of exquisite 17th-century embroidery patterns - but on closer examination, Julia finds it also contains faint diary entries. In these, Cat Tregenna, an embroideress, tells how she and others were stolen out of a Cornish church in 1625 by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Linda Leeper on 11-29-08

The Tenth Gift

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Loved the book, keeps you interested in wanting to know what happens next. Author did a great job describing Islam and Muslims, was truly fair to historical period she is presenting in the book and also what’s going on in the world today.
I felt like I was walking around Morocco’s streets and bazaars. Would recommend this book highly.

  • The Storyteller's Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Sejal Badani
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past. Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi - her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant - who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roots India style

  • By kyle schmidt on 09-06-18

The storytellers secret

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Overall an excellent book, captivating, I did not wanted to stop listening on audible and reading on my kindle, great story and inspiring characters.
Would recommend this book highly.

  • The Secret Mother

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

Tessa Markham comes home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children. Not anymore. She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there.After contacting the police, Tessa comes under suspicion for snatching the child. She must fight to prove her innocence. But how can she convince everyone she’s not guilty when even those closest to her are questioning the truth? And when Tessa doesn’t even trust herself...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderfully entertaining book

  • By susan on 01-17-18

The Secret Mother

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

A well written and captivating book.
It keeps you interested and guessing what happens next. Overall a good read.
Narrator did an awesome job and made the book even more interesting.

  • The Accidental Apprentice

  • A Novel
  • By: Vikas Swarup
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Sapna Sinha, an ordinary salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi, is approached by Vinay Mohan Acharya, a billionaire industrialist and one of India's richest men. He offers to make her CEO of his company. There is only one catch - she must pass seven tests from the "textbook of life". Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken - one that will test her character, her courage, and her capabilities. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good--But Not as Good as Q & A

  • By Cariola on 08-31-14

Accidental Apprentice

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Story is a drag only towards the end I would say last one hour was bit interesting
Would not recommend the book
As always Senegal Nathan was excellent as a narrator.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,761
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,472
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91,046

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but repetitive

  • By marianne russell on 05-23-17

Born a Crime

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

Beautiful story, I learned so much about the history of South Africa, Trevor's story is inspiring, sad at times but also full of funny jokes and laughter. Loved the book would recommend to anyone who wants to read a great book. Trevor did an awesome job as a narrator.

  • Shadow Princess

  • The Taj Mahal Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Indu Sundaresan
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan returns to 17th-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father's kingdom. Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor's daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father's affection, and the future of their country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Nancy Young on 07-03-16

Shadow Princess

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

Another superb book by Indu and beautiful narration by Sneha, her voice is so captivating I did not wanted to stop listening, she brings each character to life.
The book is an excellent source of history about emperor Shah Jahan how he built the Taj Mahal and about his daughter who ruled his harem and courts.
Overall an excellent must read

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  • Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

  • By: Vendela Vida
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 144

A chance encounter with a movie producer leads to a job posing as a stand-in for a well-known film star. The star reels her in deeper, though, and soon she's inhabiting the actress' skin off-set, too - going deeper into the Casablancan night and further from herself. And so continues a strange and breathtaking journey full of unexpected turns, an adventure in which the woman finds herself moving further and further away from the person she once was.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Experiment, Questionable Results

  • By Joe Kraus on 01-22-16

The Diver's clothes lie empty

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

Reviewed: 09-28-15

Oh God what a boring story making no sense at all I had to read it for my book club. Horrible, tedious do not waste your time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Feast of Roses

  • By: Indu Sundaresan
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Despite the rivalry of the imperial harem, which has plotted against her from the beginning, Mehrunnisa soon becomes the most powerful woman in the Mughal Empire. She rules from behind the veil, securing her status by forming a junta of sorts with her father, brother, and stepson and by risking all, even her daughter, to get what she wants. But she never loses the love of the man who has bestowed this power upon her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gold Medal Finalist

  • By Pamela on 05-29-07

The Feast Of Roses

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

Beautiful sequel to The Twentieth Wife gives us a closer look into the life of Noor Jahan and mid 17th century Mogul rule
The story is written and narrated beautifully, Sneha is an excellent narrator she brings book to life

  • Rebel Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Michelle Moran
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Riverderby on 04-29-15

Rebel Queen

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

Lovely book with interesting historical facts kept me intrigued till the end. Narrator Sneha is amazing I love listening her books she did an excellent job made the book come alive.

  • To Find a Mountain

  • By: Dani Amore
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

Benedetta Carlessimo is no stranger to hardship. Ever since her mother died, the sixteen-year-old Italian girl has cared for her rambunctious younger siblings without complaint. Then World War II arrives on her doorstep, leaving her face-to-face with the most terrible evil she has ever witnessed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was... OK

  • By Anne on 06-10-15

To find a Mountain

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

Beautiful story, excellent narration I would highly recommend this book . Great way of learning about world war 2 what was happening in Italy, though the book is fiction but it is very helpful in understanding the hardships people faced during the war.
Romance and literature both are brilliantly present in this book.