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  • Chains

  • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Narrated by: Madison Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866

Freedom. In 1776 New England, that word is on everyone's lips. But for 13-year-old Isabel the word holds a different meaning, especially after the only mistress she has ever known dies, and instead of receiving the freedom promised, she and her sister are sold to the Locktons, a wealthy New York family. In a matter of hours Isabel has to leave Rhode Island for the hustle and bustle of colonial New York City - a community divided and caught up in the American colonies struggle for independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction for All Ages

  • By EmilyA on 04-29-12

Middle-grade historical novel

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

A great middle-grade historical novel. This is a quick and enjoyable read for all ages.

  • 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 1,383
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240

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

Unimaginable ?

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

This one sat in my Audible library for several years before I finally decided to listen to it. I just kept pushing it to the side for some reason. It was a good book, but not stellar. It had several plot twists, but nothing that surprised or shocked me. I think the author prepares the reader well in advance if one is listening well. Having read and liked other Diane Chamberlain books, I'm glad I finished this one as well.

  • Voyager

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,967
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,624
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,594

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Gabaldon book

  • By Karen on 12-09-09

I’m definitely hooked!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I’m definitely hooked on the audio series! The narration is wonderful. On to the next one.

  • The Masterpiece

  • A Novel
  • By: Fiona Davis
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different. For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future. It is 1928, and 25-year-old Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art, but not even the prestige of the school can override the public's disdain for a "woman artist". Nearly 50 years later, in 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you want a novel that has everything...

  • By Debra Jo on 09-10-18

a favorite historical fiction writer

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Fiona Davis has done it again! She has brought me to New York City's Grand Central Terminal and made me feel 1920's life in the Terminal as well as 1970's. I love how she connects two time periods with the surroundings of the city. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite historical fiction writers!

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  • A Map of Days

  • Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 4
  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery - a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Missing chapters

  • By Erin S. on 01-27-19

More, more, more

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Oh! How I missed these characters! I listened to this book and didn't want it to end. The narrator was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this listening experience!

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,689

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Listen to Scare Yourself in the Dark

  • By Trixie Runnin' on 03-04-18

Detailed investigative journalism

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Very detailed investigative journalism. I especially liked how the audiobook updated the listener with an afterword on the apprehension of the rapist/killer.

  • Cesar Millan's Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs

  • By: Cesar Millan
  • Narrated by: Cesar Millan
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,254

Cesar Millan - the best-selling author, TV star, and internationally acclaimed dog-behavior expert - introduces his favorite way to keep our canine companions calm and happy when they're alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This works for my two Siberian rescues

  • By CrzGzr on 08-08-17

Short listen

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

A short listen, but I did come away with a few good thoughts and things to try. I do believe that soothing background noise, whether it’s music or an audiobook, helps dogs with separation anxiety as well as a buffer for outside noises.

  • Mercer Girls

  • By: Libbie Hawker
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,123

It's 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts. The Civil War has taken its toll on the town - leaving the economy in ruin and its women in dire straits. That is, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand: he seeks high-minded women who can exert an elevating influence in Seattle, where there are ten men for every woman. Mail-order brides, yes, but of a certain caliber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Kirsten Balckwell on 02-04-17

Mail-order brides

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This was a fun historical fiction book. I grew to like the characters and enjoyed the story of the women’s trek to Seattle as mail-order brides as well as their continued struggles and achievements once at Seattle.

  • Precious Victims

  • Penguin True Crime
  • By: Don W. Weber, Charles Bosworth Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162

The police in Jersey County, Illinois, accepted Paula Sims' story of a masked kidnapper who snatched her baby girl, Lorelei, from her bassinet. Three years later, her second newborn daughter suffered an identical fate - and this time the police were unable to stop searching until they had discovered the whole horrifying truth. This is the full terrifying story of twisted sexuality and hate seething below the surface of a seemingly normal family and of the massive investigation and nerve-shattering trial that made the unthinkable a reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written True Crime

  • By Chrissy on 04-24-16

Questions questions

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I questioned so many things in this true crime story. Why did the police not question Paula Sims’ actions more? Why did her husband not question her actions about their children? Did he not care?

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,011

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I thought about the characters in this story and the storyline itself long after I finished this book. I first listened to the book through Audible, then decided to read it in print form. Whichever is your preference, I highly recommend it.