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B. D. Marois

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  • The Diplomat's Wife

  • By: Pam Jenoff
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta Nederman is lucky to have escaped with her life. Recovering from the horror, she meets an American soldier who gives her hope of a happier future. But their plans to meet in London are dashed when his plane crashes. Devastated and pregnant, Marta marries a caring British Diplomat and glimpses the joy that home and family can bring. But her happiness is threatened when she learns of a communist spy in British intelligence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting and exciting

  • By Stevon on 05-11-16

I held off on reading this...

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

What an amazing story that caught my interest from the very beginning! Loved the performance and the full story!!

  • Wrapped in Rain

  • A Novel of Coming Home
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte, Ed Sala
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Best-selling inspirational author Charles Martin's debut work was optioned for a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. In this southern gothic story, Tucker is a world famous photographer with a half-brother named Mutt living in a mental hospital. When Mutt escapes, Tucker must return home to rural Alabama where he is forced to confront the ghosts of his past. Wrapped in Rain features a compelling reading from narrators Tom Stechschulte and Ed Sala.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was too hurried

  • By thefanchman on 04-02-16

A book that changes you!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I am thankful I chose this book! It hit on so many hurts and past regrets in such a well written story! Thank you Charles Martin!

  • Long Way Gone

  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

At the age of 18, musician and songwriter Cooper O'Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish. Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charles Martin has really "let it out."

  • By GG on 10-16-16

Life changing!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

What an amazing story of a father/son story and Charles Martins poetic tale right from the Bible. He is by far one of my Top 3 over all writers and highly recommend this book!

  • My Kind of You

  • Trillium Bay, Book 1
  • By: Tracy Brogan
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997

Emily Callaghan never expected to spend another summer on Wenniway Island. Yet here she is, back in her quaint northern Michigan hometown of Trillium Bay, divorced, flat broke, and dragging along her precocious 12-year-old. It's a simple arrangement: Emily, a house flipper, will renovate one of her grandmother's rental properties in exchange for a much-needed loan. Once a wild child, the reformed Emily also hopes to remodel her reputation and show her family she's all grown up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome read and Awesome narration..

  • By Trish R. on 06-12-17

Best performance ever!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

Amy McFadden killed it! The multitude of characters she portrayed made this book one I did not want to end. I am a serial audible listener and I really loved this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • One Plus One

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,869

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math-whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages...maybe ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes I need a book that is just fun to read.

  • By Kathy on 07-05-14

I loved this!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-16

She gets people and their quirks! I could not stop listening. The narrators were All amazing! I will be listening to this again!

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,472

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

I loved the narration, the story and the overall outcome of the book!! I couldn't stop listening.

  • Shadow in Serenity

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Carny Sullivan grew up in the zany world of a traveling carnival. Quaint and peaceful Serenity, Texas, has given her a home, a life, and a child. Logan Brisco is the smoothest, slickest, handsomest man Serenity has ever seen. But Carny Sullivan knows a con artist when she sees one—and she’s seen plenty, starting with her father. As far as Carny Sullivan can tell, she’s the only one in town who has his number. Because from his Italian shoes to his movie-actor smile, Logan has the rest of the town snowed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't expecting much.

  • By B. D. Marois on 05-10-16

Wasn't expecting much.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

I listened to this nonstop for a day. I found myself rooting for the assumed villain. Loved the grace shown in this book.

  • The Final Piece

  • By: Maggi Myers
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Life shouldn’t be about picking up the pieces. Beth Bradshaw has spent her life hiding from her tragic past. From the moment a trusted family friend steals her innocence until the moment another rescues her, she struggles to just survive. Surrounded by the comfort and protection of her extended family, Beth embarks on a journey of healing far from the horrors of her home. In her darkest moments, she meets a boy named Ryan. For one incredible summer, Ryan shows Beth what it’s like to act her own age.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing and sick. AVOID THIS BOOK.

  • By Don U in Big Sky Country on 01-15-19

What an emotional story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-16

I read and listen to books all the time but this book engaged me from the very beginning and left me upset, hopeful, disappointed for the characters, surprised, devastated to the point of "ugly crying" for hours and finally loved. Both the writer and narrator did their part in this well written book. I will read it again.

  • The Girl in the Gatehouse

  • By: Julie Klassen
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

RITA Award finalist and Christy Award winner Julie Klassen delivers historical romances brimming with the eloquence and intensity of Jane Austen. In an abandoned gatehouse on an old estate, Mariah Aubrey lives in seclusion. She supports herself by writing novels in secret—at a time when such writing is considered improper and unladylike. Soon the wealthy and ambitious Captain Bryant leases the estate and is intrigued by the beautiful girl in the gatehouse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and Fresh Story and Characters

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 10-15-11

I was hesitant!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

I hesitated a long time before finally listening to this book. I am glad I read it! The story was pure and uplifting and I loved how the characters created their own family of misfits.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Always

  • A Wolfe Brothers Novel, Book 1
  • By: Lita Stone
  • Narrated by: Ian Murray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

For many of Cameron Wolfe's 33 years, he's resisted the rage his drunken father's genes passed on to him. Tired and worried for the safety of those around him, he stands on the edge of a remote lake and puts a gun to his head. Jags, his psychic and empathic stepbrother, thwarts Cam's plans for self-destruction. And in an effort to convince Cam he's not a monster who deserves a bullet to the head, Jags implores Maggie for help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Summary Doesn't Do It Justice..it's so Much More..

  • By Cyndi on 07-11-15

Very Dark

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

Just felt like the end rushed the full story. Also felt very uncomfortable with the brutality of how the female characters were all treated. Alpha does not always mean dirty and hurtful.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful