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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77,974
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70,796
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70,757

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

Magic is even better second time around!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Read HP with my girls as they were growing up. Now I am enjoying it the second time around on audible. Well done!

  • Apprentice in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 43
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,883
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,380

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 09-21-16

Apprentice in Death-Another great read by JD Robb

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

This book takes turns and twists and reveals evil within the young because of how she was nurtured. Sad, but true in real life as well. Great great, great suspense that we expect from the " In Death" series.

  • Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case

  • Jayne Frost, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,816

Jayne Frost is a winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus's niece, heir to the Winter Throne, and now private investigator. Needing someone he can trust, her father sends her to Nocturne Falls to find out why employees at a toy store are going missing. Doing that requires getting to know the town, which leads to interesting encounters with a sexy vampire, an old flame, and an elevator that's strictly off-limits. The more Jayne finds out, the more questions she has, but the answers lead her deeper into danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Princess Turned PI!

  • By Cheri on 05-07-16

Frosty laughs

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

This light hearted mystery romance will leave you laughing. This is a pure enjoyment book about a safe-haven town for people with supernatural powers. They can be themselves in this town. Jack Frost has a problem at one of his and Santas outlet stores. The only person they can trust that doesn't have a serious job for the company is Jane. So she is vetted by the company to go find out why elves are missing.

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  • Voice of Freedom

  • Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
  • By: Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History not Taught in Schools🌹

  • By Annree Douglas on 02-07-19

Freedom comes at a price

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

This is a great historical nonfiction book that explains clearly what African Americans faced in order to have rights in the country. What an amazing woman! A great role model for all young girls and adult women.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,298

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next book please!!!!

  • By Lionelle on 08-19-16

Genius outwits greed and power

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

I've read a lot of Evanevitch. I thoroughly enjoyed the repartee between Emerson & Moon. Having spent time in D C & & Las Vegas, l felt I was in the story. and I always like a happy ending. Thank you for a delightful mystery. I can't get performance to register!

  • The Apothecary

  • By: Maile Meloy
  • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Wonderful!!!!!

  • By Joyce on 10-15-11

If you Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Apprentice you will love this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

Great upper grade school to adult read. The title of my review says it all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kindred in Death

  • In Death, Book 29
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741

In this novel from number-one New York Times-best-selling author J. D. Robb, the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious 16-year-old daughter, who stayed behind. Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaits them inside.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book in a great series

  • By MJ on 11-09-09

Psychopath meets his match

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

I like JD Robb I read most of her books. This book contains an awful lot of sex and swearing. I know it was about a rapist. It was still pretty gory. Nonetheless it was a good story thank you goodbye

  • Solitude Creek

  • A Kathryn Dance Novel
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 470

A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of "fire" are raised, and, panicked, people run for the doors only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die, and others are seriously injured. But it was the panic and the stampede that killed; there was no fire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Okay Story.... Overly Dramatic

  • By R. Pontiflet on 12-19-16

Jeffery Deaver Does it Again

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

Reviewed: 09-20-15

Great story line. Great ending. I can't
wait for the next book in the series.

  • Counting by 7s

  • By: Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690

Willow Chance is a 12-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life...until now. Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By MEM on 07-25-17

Counting by 7's lived up to its Award Nominee Statis

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

This is a great book for all those who think they are a misfit, and oddball, a lone wolf or any other label. Life lessons in this book make you route of the heroine and the people who love her.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beholding Bee

  • By: Kimberly Newton Fusco
  • Narrated by: Ariadne Meyers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Bee is an orphan who lives with a carnival and sleeps in the back of a tractor trailer. Every day she endures taunts for the birthmark on her face - though her beloved Pauline, the only person who has ever cared for her, tells her it is a precious diamond. When Pauline is sent to work for another carnival, Bee is lost. Then a scruffy dog shows up, as unwanted as she, and Bee realizes that she must find a home for them both. She runs off to a house with gingerbread trim that reminds her of frosting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heroine steals your heart

  • By S. Belden on 06-03-15

Heroine steals your heart

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Bee is an amazing child/young woman who has a heart of gold and stubborn determination. This book is well written and catches the World War II era at Home very well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful