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Laura L. Johnson

TACOMA, WA, United States
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  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,224

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Trilogy!

  • By Cheri on 12-13-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-17

Great story and excellent narration. All the characters were interesting and no questions went unanswered. The narration was extremely easy to listen to, and the voices were all incredible and believable.

  • A People's History of the United States

  • 1492 to Present
  • By: Howard Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
  • Length: 34 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,496
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,796

A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Amateur hour in the production booth

  • By Thomas on 11-09-10

The History Book We Should All be Reading

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

This is such a great representation of History that we never learn about in school. This should be required reading in every high school in the US. I've learned so much from it and can't help but share the information with friends. Although Howard Zinn has passed on, the narration by his brother makes it special, and kudos to him for the hours spent narrating it.

  • Speaks the Nightbird

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 30 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,146

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!

  • By aaron on 06-05-12

Wonderful first in a series

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

If you love adventure, great storytelling, and a series, read this book. Robert McCammon gives you a tale of Matthew Corbett that you won't want to put down. So much so, that you'll want to get the rest of the series to read them continuously without interruption. Five stars all the way around, including Edoardo Ballerini's masterful narration.

  • Tell Me

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O’Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution argued that beautiful, selfish Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover. Now Blondell’s son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case in the process. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell’s murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki’s childhood friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Mystery and Romance!

  • By Judith D. Collins on 11-12-13

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-15

Had a confusing beginning, but the story definitely fleshed out fully. Kept me interested the entire time. Would read more from this author.

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  • Thornwood House

  • By: Anna Romer
  • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809

When you're all that stands between the murderous past and the fate of those you love, how far would you go to save them? When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland, she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dusty back room of the old house, she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War II medic - Samuel Riordan, the homestead's former occupant - and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars With a Caution

  • By Nancy F. on 08-08-15

Started out slow...

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

...but picked up and kept on rolling. Good story and nice reading of it. Going to check out more books from this author.

29 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Creatures

  • Beautiful Creatures, Book 1
  • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,168

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • warmed over young adult supernatural fiction

  • By BumbleBee 456 on 12-27-12

Loved this story!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

I found it interesting that it was written by two women from a male perspective - a teen male, at that. I'm definitely interested in seeing the movie now. The narration was awesome and he really gave a voice to the individual characters.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,478

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

Great story

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

I was sad that the ending didn't go the way I would have liked, but still a good story. The narrator was awesome!