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  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not realize this was religious....

  • By Amanda on 05-08-18

My new favorite FR book!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I have read many of Francine Rivers books, this is my new favorite . Great story, great narrator!

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,679

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

I wish life was this good!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

This book started out so great! But once the overall introduction was revealed, the book became crazy predictable and nothing ever went south!

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,863

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

Mixed - loved the characters.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

This was hard for me to listen to - I don't want to stumble into giving spoilers but this book takes you through so many emotions and unfortunately, I found, most very depressing. Maybe because it was 'real life' and usually, when I spend my time listening to a book, I want to step away from 'real life' and be entertained. I worried through this whole book! I loved Denny and Enzo and I wanted to shake Eve a few times. The narrator was very good and had the perfect voice for Enzo.

  • Found

  • Firstborn Series #3
  • By: Karen Kingsbury
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 164

Driven by his wife's dying wish - to find their firstborn son - John Baxter sets about the search. His prayer? That Elizabeth's wish would be fulfilled before the upcoming Baxter family reunion. One strange turn follows another, but John confides in a new friend and continues to look for his son. When the answers finally come, they shake John to his core. Will he agree to walk away and keep the secret of a lifetime, or will he decide it's time to let the truth come to light - no matter the cost?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but. . . .

  • By perhapstoday on 03-17-16

Good book but. . . .

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

Reviewed: 03-17-16

Any additional comments?

I'm on the 3rd in the series, they are only 4 hours listening time each - most of the books I listen to are far more than that - and while I like her books, I feel like these could have easily been combined into 1 book and I would have bought 1 book instead of 5. Each book is a continuation of the story before it. Kind of feels like fleecing so not sure I'll get the last 2.

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  • An Echo in the Darkness

  • The Mark of the Lion, Book 2
  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,861
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,373
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,389

As a Roman trader grieves over a lost slave woman, he begins to learn about the faith that gave her enough strength to face death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well done!

  • By Susan on 09-17-08

Good .. .. .. but

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

Reviewed: 12-24-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this to others because Ms. Rivers delivers a powerful message about how to know Christ as your own Savior.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

1. The main character was 'perfect', never had a bad thought, never did a bad thing, was never selfish, or jealous, or coveted. . . This is not real life and I ended thinking I must be an awful Christian because those things do creep in at least once in a while.2. A lot of the book was very detailed fighting, blood guts and gore. . . I can imagine the brutality of the Roman fights and didn't like hearing the details over and over - once or twice would have enough .

Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

Marcus

0 of 1 people found this review helpful