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Frankston, TX, USA
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  • Echoes

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease, as the guns of war sound in the distance. But for eldest daughter Beata, it was also a summer of awakening. By glimmering Lake Geneva, the quiet Jewish beauty met a young French officer and fell in love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Great Narrator

  • By Donna on 03-16-09

Echoes...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-05

I absolutely loved this Danielle Steel novel. It was full of historical information, romance, intrigue....just great. Steel paints the tragedy of the holocaust and the inhumane treatment of Jews during the war, yet she still manages to find some love and beauty that somehow survived. Excellent book that I highly recommend. I hated for it to end.

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed, Christopher Burns
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 512

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six. They were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Audiobook so far

  • By Herve Bronnimann on 03-25-04

Captivating and Intriging

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-03

This was an unusual novel, not your average read. It was a slow start, but eventually pulls you into the story line with the characters. The author was very creative in the storyline and character development. Some language was a bit vulgar, but overall an excellent story. I would recommend this book. It will make you laugh and sometimes want to cry.

50 of 59 people found this review helpful

  • Sea Glass

  • By: Anita Shreve
  • Narrated by: Judith Ann Gantly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Honora and Sexton are just settling into their new marriage, and have just bought their beloved New Hampshire house, when the economy crashes and everything in their world changes. Anita Shreve presents a "literary novel of the caliber and craft of Edith Wharton or Henry James," says the Baltimore Sun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant surprise!

  • By Deneen on 08-09-03

A pleasant surprise!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-03

This was the first book by Shreve that I had ever encountered. I was very surprised with how much I enjoyed the book. The characters were colorful and developed so that I felt I knew each and every one of them. I did not want the book to end. These characters struggling through the depression to save their home, ultimately testing the strength of their short marriage. I can't wait to read other books by Shreve.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful