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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

  • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,468
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,836

In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding story, highly recommended

  • By S. Blakely on 06-22-17

osage history

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

well written, feel like you're there, feel their pain, want to right the terrible wrongs

  • Ask Anyone

  • Trinity Harbor, Book 2
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

A merry-go-round horse and an armed guard in his front yard - along with half the town - is not what Bobby Spencer expects to wake up to. So with his quiet Sunday morning ruined, he isn't feeling very kindly toward the woman responsible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to visit this little town in Virginia

  • By cheryl on 01-10-18

not her best

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

never said how they knew son was Bobby's. her dad not accept her at end.

  • The Summer That Made Us

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735

A television talk show host returns to her childhood summer home to rebuild her life after she's fired for falling ratings. The return is bittersweet as the house has been neglected for years. She's flooded with memories of the wonderful summers she spent with her sisters and cousins before a tragic event changed everything. Working to uncover what really happened the last summer they were all together, she reaches out to her family and the women all gather for an uneasy family reunion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story -

  • By melissa davis on 09-11-17

Best Robyn Carr story yet!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

laughed out loud, cried buckets, real characters, great story, loved them all, an annual listen

  • If Not for You

  • A Novel
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

If not for her loving but controlling parents, Beth Prudhomme might never have taken charge of her life and moved from her native Chicago to Portland, Oregon, where she's reconnected with her spirited aunt Sunshine and found a job as a high school music teacher. If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would never have met Sam Carney, although first impressions have left Beth with serious doubts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story of Forgiveness

  • By C. Wilson on 03-31-17

great story!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

Funny, sad, happy, bittersweet, heart warming, joyous and loving. Debbie Macomber has exceeded her self

  • The Midwife's Confession

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Cassandra Campbell, Abby Craden, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206

Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry. The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle - her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family - described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn't know. With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Diane Chamberlain!

  • By Simone on 11-26-13

Great story, some great narrators

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

this was one of ms chamberlain's best and most of the narrators seemed to have exact right parts, but Noelle narrator may keep me from listening again, inflection on wrong syllables, stretching out words with too long vowel sounds. ugh. annoying to listen to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Three Sisters

  • Blackberry Island, Book 2
  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life - buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work. Andi’s new future may be coming together, but the truth is she’s just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't expect Fool's Gold

  • By MABJM on 03-20-13

They felt like new friends!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

Story++++. Narration begins too monotone, gets better. Best Mallery so far, more in this series?

  • The Life She Wants

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,412

In the aftermath of her financier husband's suicide, Emma Shay Compton's dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients' life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City, and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband's crimes. She is left with nothing. Only one friend stands by her, a friend she's known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn't easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Distraction

  • By Cynthia on 03-07-17

needs a sequel!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

this book was fantastic, it needs a sequel, Robyn cars characters are great. read again!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Awakening

  • By: Kate Chopin
  • Narrated by: Jane Leclercq
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 135

Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers around Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South. The Awakening is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bargain, but at a cost

  • By NYC Amazon buyer on 07-10-17

a long story

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

narrator clear but reads too fast,. Story tedious at times in beginning gets better towards end. Do not like ending.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The House by the Fjord

  • By: Rosalind Laker
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

When Anna Harvik goes to Norway in 1946 this beautiful country is still recovering from five cruel years of Nazi Occupation. Her late husband was a pilot in the Royal Norwegian Air Force and she has come to visit his homeland and meet his family, in spite of being in doubt about how she will be received. She stays with Molly, who with other English war-brides makes her welcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • most interesting

  • By JoAnn on 07-31-16

most interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

Loved this. best story I've heard in a long while. great narrator made story better.

  • The Healing Quilt

  • By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
  • Narrated by: Judith West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Join retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller in Florida for the winter as they lead another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students: Jennifer, a pregnant new mom; Mike, a charter boat owner; Erika, a wheelchair bound teen; Kim, a waitress; Noreen, a newly retired widow; and BJ, an artist facing illness. When old friends visit from Indiana, will romance also become a subject of class discussions?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is Distracting Story is Uplifting

  • By Glenda Bliss on 09-10-14

Good story, not good narrator voice

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

Wish the person who narrated the first two of these had done this one. Her male voices were especially not good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful