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Terry J. Joley

Sacramento
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  • The Captured

  • A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier
  • By: Scott Zesch
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

On New Year's Day in 1870, 10-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comanches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years living in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kidnapped - 10 Year Old Adolpy Korn

  • By Roy on 09-08-10

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

A part of Texas history I knew very little about. I really enjoyed the narrator and the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Were the Lucky Ones

  • By: Georgia Hunter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati, Robert Fass
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,306

An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who are separated at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive - and to reunite.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love it but...

  • By Roz on 07-19-17

Incredible story

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

This was a hard book for me to put down. I thought I was reading historical fiction and then realized that these were real events the author was speaking of. It is a miracle that so much of her family were able to make it out alive. This should be required high school reading at least to understand history and what happens when evil prevails.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,033
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40,966

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

I enjoyed this book so much

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

The characters were well developed. I learned a lot about how the Nazis treated the French and more about the horrible concentration camps. It gave me a lot to think about and How people treat others--miscommunication in families, how evil people can be if they have no respect for life. The author really developed the storyline around a lot of history that should never be forgotten or repeated.
I really enjoyed Polly Stone's narration. She did a great job with the different voices. Her inflections were right on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Influence

  • A Novel
  • By: Joyce Maynard
  • Narrated by: Joyce Maynard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 383

Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet by taking portraits of schoolchildren and working for a caterer. Recovering from her addiction, she spends lonely evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site. Weekend visits with her son are awkward. He's drifting away from her fast.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Paper-Thin Caricatures Inhabit PG-13 Morality Tale

  • By Gretchen SLP on 03-12-16

Binge listened!!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-16

I have been a Joyce Maynard fan since her early days. I loved the character development in this story She really knows how to get inside of people. I found bits of people that I've known during my life. It's surprising how lonely people are always searching and finding maybe they were better off before the search – – particularly if you don't have a strong family background. There is always that longing to somehow fill that gap with people that care only to be disappointed that it may not happen. To be in the position of letting others make choices for you is not conducive to having a strong life plan. I look forward to her next novel and hopefully seeing this one made into a movie

1 of 6 people found this review helpful