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Richmond, VA
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  • The Hands of Peace

  • A Holocaust Survivor’s Fight for Civil Rights in the American South
  • By: Marione Ingram
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram fled Nazi Germany only to find racism as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. As a white woman and a Holocaust refugee, Marione was the most unlikely of heroes in the fight for civil rights for African Americans. This is her empowering story - a tale of courage, strength, and determination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Empowering, amazing!

  • By Susan on 08-03-15

Empowering, amazing!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

A truly moving account of one woman's struggle against things that should never have happened. Her rise through so many shocking truths, to find herself allied with other victimized groups, is a lesson for us all. This could be any one of us.

It must have been hard dealing with such dramatic material to keep the tone positive but serious. The narrator did a superb job of balancing that serious attention to the meaning of it all, while being so heartfelt at the same time.

I couldn't recommend this book more. It should be compulsory reading in schools, and they should hear the story told this way.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Weekends with Daisy

  • By: Sharron Kahn Luttrell
  • Narrated by: Jane Jacobs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Sharron Kahn Luttrell was still mourning the death of her beloved German shepherd when she decided to volunteer as a weekend puppy raiser .But Daisy, an adorable bundle of fur the color of buttered toast, captures Sharron's heart the moment she's handed the leash. And while Keith, the convict who cares for and trains Daisy during the week, seems intimidating at first, he is soft-spoken and polite. What's more, Daisy's appearance on Fridays, freshly scrubbed and sweet smelling, seems further evidence of his gentle nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Daisy's Smile on the Cover is a Perfect Indicator

  • By Library Volunteer on 08-14-14

Really beautiful

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

I loved everything about this! From the sensitive pitch perfect and very intelligent and caring narrator Jane Jacobs to the intelligent, thoughtful very uplifting story, this is a lovely listen.

  • Intimate Enemies

  • Covert Affairs, Book 1
  • By: Joan Swan
  • Narrated by: Christa G. Lewis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Cassandra Christo is on a quest for answers in the mysterious deaths of her mother and stepbrother. But when she returns to her childhood home on the Pacific Coast of Baja, Mexico, Cassie runs into two major obstacles: her corrupt stepfather, and Rio Santana, Saul's right-hand man and the person she unknowingly let into her heart after he comforted her during the darkest moment of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome - A Nail biting and Gripping story !!

  • By karen on 04-06-14

Riveting - great narration!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Such a great listen I was totally caught up and didn't want it to end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Fake Romance

  • By: Donna Fasano
  • Narrated by: Christa G. Lewis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

"Mom, get a life!" Her teenage daughter's words were daunting. True, struggling single mom Julia Jones hadn't had a date in over a decade, but she could still catch a man - if she needed to! So Julia, who claimed not to want a husband, found herself entangled in a fake romance. Ryan Shane was tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome. And he just so happened to need a no-strings date himself. Their plan was perfectly thought out. Until a conveniently staged good-night kiss turned into very inconvenient passion....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We worth the time & money

  • By Janit L Johnson on 01-14-13

Really enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

This was just the listen I needed - it was fun and involving. Love the narrator Christa G Lewis!

  • The Open Window

  • By: Saki
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Framton Nuttle moves to the country to improve his health. His sister insists that he get to know his neighbors, and gives him letters of introduction to the families she met while staying there. Framton goes to meet one of his neighbors, Mrs. Stapleton, and while he waits for her, her 15-year-old niece tells him the tragic story about their French window that is always kept open, even in the winter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A total delight to listen to!

  • By Susan on 08-10-14

A total delight to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-14

One of Saki’s finest pieces, a trickster’s tale where reality and illusion are hard to pin down. Saki’s dry wit is there to the end and full of surprises. You get drawn in to the mystery exactly the way the protagonist does which is a clever trick.

Phillip J. Mather’s narration is absolutely perfect to tell the tale of Mr. Nuttle. He captures the acerbic tone of and sense of loss of the characters, as well as the dark wit that’s there under everything as the story unravels.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • If

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

This quintessentially English poem is in the form of a father’s advice to his son on transitioning into manhood. Phillip J. Mather’s masterful delivery poignantly captures Kipling’s inspirational and timeless philosophy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic poem wonderfully narrated.

  • By Susan Keefe on 07-31-14

Classic poem beautifully narrated

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

Reviewed: 08-10-14

I love this poem for its timeless power to provoke the same reaction. I always feel like I’ve been picked up by my boot straps and reminded of who I can be. Phillip J. Mather is the perfect narrator for this landmark poem that everyone should hear and own to play again and again. A very special recording.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Three Early Stories

  • By: J.D. Salinger
  • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 182

A young and ambitious writer named Jerome David Salinger set his goals very high very early in his career. He almost desperately wished to publish his early stories in The New Yorker magazine, the pinnacle, he felt, of America’s literary world. But such was not to be for several long years and the length of one long world war. But other magazines were quick to recognize a new talent, a fresh voice at a time when the world verged on madness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Salinger an excellent collection of sh

  • By Gaele on 07-10-14

Brilliant listen and wonderful narration!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

It's been a long time comin' but what a thrill to listen to these early Salinger stories. In all argument - these are not Salinger's "best" but anything Salinger puts a pen to is always at once AMAZING. His voice is singular; simple, eloquent and drop dead gorgeous. I found myself laughing out loud many times. The pitch perfect narration enhanced Salinger's voice helmed by the amazing Mike Dennis. Oftentimes I couldn't help but thing of the young Holden Caulfield as Mike Dennis captured the banter of Salinger's "fer chrissakes" and personal patter so succinctly and beautifully. A rare and beautiful treasure.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful