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  • Dear Mrs. Bird

  • By: AJ Pearce
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fierce and renowned advice columnist Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed but gamely bucks up and buckles down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfully Serious Historical Fiction

  • By Candace Loftus on 01-11-19

Thought provoking!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

The author weaves a wonderful story about two girlfriends during WWII and the bombings of London. AJ Pearce explains that her inspiration for the book was from women’s magazines during wartime London.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Where Roses Never Die

  • Varg Veum
  • By: Gunnar Staalesen
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,102

September 1977. Mette Misvãr, a three-year-old girl, disappears without trace from the sandpit outside her home. Her tiny, close middle-class community in the tranquil suburb of Nordas is devastated, but their enquiries and the police produce nothing. Curtains twitch, suspicions are raised, but Mette is never found.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story with Satisfying Ending

  • By Larry on 09-04-16

Unpredictable

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

I thought for sure I solved the case .... I'm not sure how this book ended up in my Audible account, but I enjoyed. The narrator was spot on😊

  • Rain Reign

  • By: Ann M. Martin
  • Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger's syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms (even her name is a homonym). She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Rain was a lost dog Rose's father brought home. Rose and Rain are practically inseparable. And they are often home alone, as Rose's father spends most evenings at a bar, and doesn't have much patience for his special-needs daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful; touched my heart; made me cry!

  • By Wayne on 03-02-16

Tears - tiers

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

A beautiful story and narration. Rose became so endearing to me. I will always think of her and this story when I come upon a homonym.

27 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,345

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best!!

  • By Jennifer Y. on 10-29-16

Narrator, David Morse ... Sensational

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

Stephen King never disappoints - and he has such a way with words / you feel as if you were part of the story.!

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Destiny of the Republic

  • A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
  • By: Candice Millard
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055

James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard

  • By Mel on 02-08-12

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-11

Candace Millard takes the listener behind the scenes of the 20th president, medical practices and inventions of the times. The story brings you the humanistic side of history. Actually, this audible prompted me to take a trip to the James A. Garfield Historic Site in Mentor, OH. Well worth the trip.

C. Milliard's book River of Doubt is another wonderful listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful