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Pingree, ND, United States
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  • 18
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  • The Prayer Box

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out the rambling Victorian house. Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, dating from Iola's youth to her last days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to understand

  • By S. Rains on 01-08-15

Wow

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

What a great story! I almost gave up on it because I couldn’t hear parts of it and it was easy to lose focus. I’m glad I stayed with it.

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,086
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,062

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By TC on 07-03-17

Couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

This was good from start to finish! I've recommended it to a lot of friends.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Deeper Darkness

  • By: J. T. Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 998

As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make a certain sense of death with crisp methodology and precision instruments. But the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from Sam’s life. She has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate - until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C. On the other end of the line is an old boyfriend’s mother, asking Sam to do a second autopsy on her son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down!

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-25-16

Why,oh why?

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

There were parts of the story that made no sense. If my husband wasn't listening with me, I would have turned it off.

  • The Good Goodbye

  • By: Carla Buckley
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn, Suzy Jackson, Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854

Two cousins, Rory and Arden, lie unconscious in a hospital burn unit. The fire, which broke out in their shared college dorm room, killed another student, and the police want answers. Tension between Rory and Arden's parents was already at an all-time high before the fire, owing to a recent financial crisis and the decline of the family business. As the parents huddle anxiously in the waiting room, carefully avoiding the subject of their own unraveling relationships, disturbing truths come to light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So sad!

  • By CR on 07-04-16

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

This was one of the best books I've ever listened to! Amazing! I was unsure when it first got going but I am so glad I finished it!

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Badlands

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad - a place people used to be from but were never headed to. Grimstad is now the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals hustling to corner the market.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Huge C.J. Box fan; this book, however, not so much

  • By Kate on 08-03-15

It's cold but....

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

We enjoyed the book and having been raised in Williston North Dakota , I could identify with a lot of the areas and weather. It just doesn't get that cold in ND before thanksgiving. I really got sick of hearing how cold it was-over and over! Very few people burn wood to keep warm. Other than that we liked it a lot.

  • Just One Look

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 825

An ordinary snapshot causes a mother’s world to unravel in an instant. After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: A mysterious picture from perhaps twenty years ago, showing four strangers she can’t identify. But there is one face she recognizes—that of her husband, from before she knew him. When her husband sees the photo that night, he leaves their home and drives off without explanation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story- most pathetic narration by female ever

  • By Jennie on 02-12-14

Has Harlan Coben listened to this?

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

Reviewed: 04-08-14

This is the worst female narration I have EVER heard - and I've listened to a lot! She should not be narrating anything! I want my money back. Don't get this even if you really think it sounds good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,849

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really liking PULLER

  • By Diana on 11-30-12

We really enjoyed this book..

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

Reviewed: 05-29-13

It was a fun and easy read.. It kept our interest all of the way through.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder by Proxy

  • By: Suzanne Young
  • Narrated by: Melba Sibrel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Rhode Islander Edna Davies is in Colorado when she is confronted by a private detective and challenged to find a missing woman. Anita Collier appears to be alive. Her paycheck is deposited, her bills are paid, her phone is answered; but closer inspection reveals everything is automated. Nobody has actually seen her for several weeks, except perhaps Edna's son, but he refuses to talk. In her search for the truth, Edna plunges deep into danger when she uncovers more than one murder and struggles to prevent another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By carolyn k. on 04-25-13

I need a refund!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-13

I'm not going to be able to finish this. I listened for 20 min. and it's the worst narration I have ever heard and I've listened to hundreds!
Suzanne Young wrote "The Program" and had a different narrator and it was great. The narration is so bad on this one, I can't give the book a chance. Absolutely awful!!!

  • The Program

  • By: Suzanne Young
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 487

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone - but so are their memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites!

  • By Dasarae on 06-13-13

Absolutely loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-13

I started listening to this and I knew my students would love it. Several of my students listened to the audio and also bought it for their Nooks. They liked it better than The Hunger Games. We all hated for it to end and can hardly wait for the sequel. Our school library is getting it for sure.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Split Second: An FBI Thriller, Book 15

  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 881

A serial killer is on the loose, and it’s up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover the killer has blood ties to an infamous and now long-dead monster. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on. At the same time, Agent Lucy Carlyle learns from her dying father that her grandfather didn’t simply walk away from his family twenty-two years ago: he was, in fact, murdered by his wife, Lucy’s grandmother.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story good, female reader almost ruined it.

  • By Jacquelyn Thomas on 08-07-11

Worst book I have ever listened to.

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

Reviewed: 10-07-11

Would you try another book from Catherine Coulter and/or Renee Raudman, and Paul Costanzo?

no

What do you think your next listen will be?

the new John Sandford

How could the performance have been better?

There should have been some sort to research before this book was written and narrated.

Any additional comments?

This was absolutely the worst book I have ever listened to. I paid for it and I didn't have another one downloaded so I did listen to it. I have listened to hundreds of books and this book made no sense. It was like it was written in a vacuum with no real knowledge of FBI, medical, etc. I'm sure I've listened to Catherine Coulter before and was never this disappointed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful