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Bellinjgham, WA, United States
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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,886

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

This should be a movie!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Wow! A little different story on WWII with events happening in Italy . I’m so glad that more of this story got revealed and wonder how many other war criminals were treated in this same manner

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,371
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,223

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

This was a really good book to listen to

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

We love historical novels. It is with pleasure we listen to the trials and tribulations of real families in crisis - and how they deal with the inner workings of the family. This was akin to the Sound of Gravel - another true story of family and religion and offbeat people in society.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,612

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

too hard to understand the fast talking Mulligan

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

It was too distracting to try and be able to figure out what was being said and to process in my brain the one sided conversations. With the accent and the accelerated soliloquy it was not a pleasurable experience. I tried to finish it - but just could not. Definitely not my style of "reading listening"

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  • Love You More

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Katie MacNichol
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,223

One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you guessing all the way through!

  • By Molly on 03-17-11

Many twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

I will read more Lisa Gardner books!
I really loved the narrator. It was excellently told.

  • Fortune Cookie

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 470

It's the 1960s and the world of advertising is coming alive - and it's an exciting world to be part of. Simon Wong, a Chinese-Australian and promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office. He finds himself thrust into an environment that is at once strangely familiar and profoundly different; one where the rules that govern behaviour - both in business and in personal life - differ wildly from what he is used to. And where all is not what it appears to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!

  • By Anne Greyling on 09-03-11

Always enjoy Humphrey Bower as Narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

Bryce Courtenay is a great story teller - but Mr. Bower brings his books to life.

  • Into the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,912

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

Just couldn't get into it.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I could not finish it. It was a little confusing at first and I wanted something really good to read at the moment.

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  • Sparrow

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082

Troy Brennan: Every Southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heartthrob with steel-blue eyes. "The Fixer" who can make or break you in this city. Oh, and my new husband. Sparrow Raynes: That's me. No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life. But then he caged me. Kidnapped me. And killed every chance I had to run away from the place where we grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly fantastic

  • By Julie Dean on 06-29-16

Good narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Any additional comments?

Good listen - especially because of the narration. The Boston accent of one of the main characters really brought his character to life. A more modern day "mob like" activity is part of the story and the growth in character of one of those people.

  • When the Moon Is Low

  • By: Nadia Hashimi
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Neil Shah
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967

Mahmood's passion for his wife, Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she's ever known. But their happy middle-class world - a life of education, work, and comfort - implodes when their country is engulfed in war and the Taliban rises to power. Mahmood, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered. Forced to flee Kabul with her three children, Fereiba has one hope to survive: She must find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister's family in England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Written So Much As Sung!

  • By Gillian on 01-25-16

One of the best books Ive listened to this year.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

What did you love best about When the Moon Is Low?

This book brings to reality some of the trials that refugees face getting out Afghanistan and other similar countries to a place of safety. The primary characters of one family bring to light the plights of many of hundreds of thousands people. The narration was excellent and the characters were easy to distinguish from each other.

Any additional comments?

I totally get the ending. Each story of what happens to a family/person is different.

  • Wildflower Hill

  • By: Kimberley Freeman
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247

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

The narration was wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

This is reminiscent of the strong willed woman in "The Potato Factory Trilogy. A fascinating journey into that time snd region

  • The Rosie Project

  • A Novel
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,230

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical romance - so much more

  • By Gretchen on 10-03-13

Gives a good insight into Aspergers

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

Any additional comments?

This book provided me with the ability to appreciate how Aspergers folks navigate life and the challenges as well as how others perceive them.