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  • The Newcomer

  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after 10 weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It's a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn's shipboard romance to blossom. But this perfect moment cannot last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Historical Story

  • By WeRLoved on 03-20-19

Wonderful Historical Story

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This is one of Suzanne Woods Fisher's best! I enjoyed the entire story. Rachel Botchan, the narrator, gets a three because she did not give this her best effort! At times she sounded casual, stumbled over her words, and never used to the proper accents that so many talented narrators use well. When the script called for deeper emotion or intense action, she did not put effort into displaying the intensity the script portrayed. It is not difficult to listen to, just disappointing! But the story made it worth it!!

  • The Revealing

  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Naomi King, soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked, has a gift. She sees what others can't see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don't know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether. When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something sinister is at work - something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between her and Tobe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow starter

  • By Betty on 02-06-15

Not Her Best

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

This is not Suzanne's best story. I don't know if it was just the story, or the way the narrator portrayed the characters, but there was too much unkindness. It made an otherwise good story wearisome. And I don't know why Suzanne can't write a good story without someone dying. Every main adult character has a wife or husband who has died. It gets old. Doesn't she have more imagination than that?

  • The Calling

  • The Inn at Eagle Hill, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

Twenty-year-old Bethany Schrock is restless. Her love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending the incredibly hot summer days wading through a lifetime's accumulation of junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. About the only thing that holds her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher - and he seems bent on irritating her to no end.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging story, but a little dark.

  • By WeRLoved on 03-11-19

Engaging story, but a little dark.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

I like Suzanne’s reading and her stories, but there’s a little too much darkness in them. Some unnecessary and twisted deaths and twisted people. I also think the bishop would be more involved in some of these situations. But where would be the story if they fixed everything? Christina Moore does an excellent job of performing the parts, but her voice is not suited for teens or kids. I don’t enjoy her narration of these stories.

  • The Quieting

  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

The Stoltzfus family faces serious problems, both in the church and at home. Everyone in the community expects minister David Stoltzfus to fix things - fast. But David doesn't work fast. He prefers to wait for God to work in individual hearts. However, even he is left wondering if the solution to their most pressing problem might be a Quieting. When David's mother arrives uninvited, more upheaval is in store. She has matchmaking plans for everyone in the family, including David and her eligible granddaughters - and especially for David's niece, Abigail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book

  • By WeRLoved on 03-06-19

Best Book

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

This is Suzanne's best book yet! A very engaging and intriguing story. The narrator is still not my favorite because of her clipped-words style, but she does put good emotion into the characters.

  • The Imposter

  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: She was going to marry John and live happily ever after. Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Imposter

  • By Susan Fryman on 12-29-17

Not Very Amish

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

This is a good story, but the character of the people isn’t very Amish. When the adults commit sins, there isn’t a requirement of repentance and confession and a time of penitence, but rather an overlooking of what’s called mistakes.. The children at school behave in ways that I don’t think would be tolerated by the teacher, the parents, and especially the community and Bishop. The romantic relationships don’t show a complexity of emotions, especially for adults. I think an adult knows whether or not they’re having feelings of love rather than a cardiac arrhythmia! There are good parts of the story that made it enjoyable.

I do not like this narrator's staccato delivery. I try hard to overlook it and just listen to the story. I do give her credit for doing an excellent job in showing levels of emotion that the story called for, particularly in one very intense scene.

  • The Haven

  • Stoney Ridge Seasons Series, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

On a warm spring day, Sadie Lapp returns home to her quiet, unassertive life in Stoney Ridge after spending the winter in Ohio. Gideon Smucker, an awkward schoolteacher, has been in love with Sadie since childhood and eagerly awaits her return. But does Sadie feel the same about him?Will Stoltz, a charming and impetuous college student, has been banished for a semester and sent to babysit endangered peregrine falcons nesting at the Lapp farm. He’d rather be anywhere else...until he befriends Sadie. As the hopes and ambitions of these three young people converge, life in Stoney Ridge may never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute story

  • By WeRLoved on 02-18-19

Cute story

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

This is a cute story. The foundation of the theme is not entirely plausible, but if you go with it, it's enjoyable.

  • The Keeper

  • A Novel
  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Life on Windmill Farm hasn’t been the same since Julia Lapp’s father has had trouble with his heart. But that doesn’t stop Julia from hoping for a bright future. She has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. But when Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding - again - she is determined to change his mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Listen--Don't Miss This One!

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 07-12-13

Good storyline

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

Liked the story but too much filler material. The narrator has good voices and does a good performance except for the most serious parts. Her acting was too cavalier for the depth of emotion in the script.

  • The Waiting

  • Lancaster County Secrets, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

She was waiting for love - and found it in the most unexpected place. Jorie King’s life is on hold. She has been waiting for Ben Zook to return to Lancaster County. Waiting for him to settle down and join the church. Waiting to marry him. But when news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie is devastated. She finds unlikely comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By WeRLoved on 02-08-19

Great story

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Loved the story. The narrator does a good performance, but is annoyingly nasal on the men's voices. Otherwise a great listen.

  • The Choice

  • Lancaster County Secrets, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Lancaster County has always been her home - but where does her heart belong? One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl - plans that included leaving the Amish community where they grew up. But the next moment she was staring into a future as broken as her heart....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literary Amish Story

  • By Carrie Fancett Pagels on 11-29-11

Good story

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

This is a good Amish story with a wide variety of characters and situations. I wish the narrator would take voice lessons to eliminate her overly nasal tone. It bothered me much of the time. Her performance was pretty good, so I enjoyed it nonetheless.

  • A Heart's Revolution

  • By: Roseanna M. White
  • Narrated by: Sarah Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

In 1783 peace has been declared, but war still rages in the heart of Lark Benton. Never did Lark think she’d want to escape Emerson Fielding, the man she’s loved all her life. But when he betrays her, she flees Williamsburg for Annapolis, taking refuge in the nation’s temporary capital. There lark throws herself into a new circle of friends who force her to examine all she believes. Emerson follows, determined to reclaim his betrothed. Surprised when she refuses to return with him, he realizes that in this new nation he has come to call his own, duty is no longer enough.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not the best

  • By omorris on 09-02-18

Great history

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This well-written story contained lots of interesting history, as well a good love story. The narrator was not the best. Her acting sounding artificial, and she needs to work on her voices. It was difficult to listen to her at times, but still worth it.