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  • The Green Witch

  • Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More
  • By: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small. In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little extra

  • By Sanna on 07-07-18

Good stuff

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Excellent book for those who seek natural ways of cleansing, and recharging with positive vibes.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Before He Finds Her

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,105

Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter. But everyone is wrong. The daughter got away. Now she is nearly eighteen and tired of living in secrecy. Under the name Melanie Denison, she has spent the last fifteen years in small-town West Virginia as part of the Witness Protection Program. She has never been allowed to travel, go to a school dance, or even have internet at home. Precautions must be taken at every turn, because Ramsey Miller was never caught and might still be looking for his daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Mystery Glues-2-U for Hours

  • By W Perry Hall on 02-09-15

Not for me

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

TOO long of a story for a boring ending. The whole thing was just awful. I don't approve of student teacher relationships or the sad miserable outcome for the young girl. I will be trading in this book.

  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,893

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

An unfortunate buy

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I normally enjoy Patterson's books but this was a bad buy. The main character has no boundaries in or outside of work. It almost feels as if this book was written by a first time writter. The plot lacked technicality and structure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,264

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Absolutely beautiful...

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

This is the first book I have listened to or read from this author. I am incredibly pleased. It transported me to the scenes, made me feel what the characters felt and even managed to pull a few years. I loved it, beautifully written and hard to put down. Excellent performance.

  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,656

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-17

A bit boring

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

I expected more from this book. James usually does great work. Normally I enjoy his books but not this one.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The House on Mango Street

  • By: Sandra Cisneros
  • Narrated by: Sandra Cisneros
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 928
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 763

Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong, not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's excellent, but may be best in paper

  • By mkrhoades on 09-09-05

A familiar story

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Beautifully written, so much to identify with...it brought my own childhood memories and feelings back.

  • Forgive Me

  • By: Daniel Palmer
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 527

PI Angie DeRose strives to find and rescue endangered runaways - work that stands in stark contrast to her own safe, idyllic childhood. But in the wake of her mother's sudden death, Angie makes a life-altering discovery. Hidden among the mementos in her parents' attic is a photograph of a little girl, with a code and a handwritten message on the back: "May God forgive me." Angie has no idea what it means, and her father claims to know nothing. The lies she unearths will bring her past and present together with terrifying force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but overly dramatic delivery

  • By CheyenneQBU on 01-07-17

Worst book ever

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

First, the narrator was awful. Second, what was the story here? the author was all over the place, everything felt as if it was just thrown together. Bad story, poorly written and narrated. I am never buying another book from Palmer. This was my first and last one, nor will I listen to any narrated by Gilbert. I only finished it, because I had already paid for it :(

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,258

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Might be a trigger for some..

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

I'm sure the book was going to be good. Unfortunately, having been witness to some domestic violence as a child this was hard and I had to stop listening to it. Not my dad but my mom's bf, a violent alcoholic. Anyways, I felt the fear the character felt and it made me physically ill. I wish I had the courage to finish it but I can't. I liked the way it was written, I guess it's why I was able to get in tune with the main girl in the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow of the Wind

  • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,884
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,903

Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Have the book handy

  • By Rebecca on 07-17-05

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

This book was beautifully written. I was intrigued, afraid, sad ,happy and in love all through the story.
I will buy a hard copy, and hold it in my hands while I read it, for the first time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Playing with Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417

The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the "Incendio Waltz" in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat off-key

  • By Janice on 11-16-15

Wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

I have yet to be dissapointed by Tess Gerritsen...great read and loved the music piece. Incendio.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful