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Rita Rae

St. Paul, MN, US
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  • The Silver Suitcase

  • By: Terrie Todd
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

It's 1939, and Canada is on the cusp of entering World War II. Seventeen-year-old farm girl Cornelia is heartbroken when she learns that her beloved soldier, Henry, has been killed in a train wreck. Alone and carrying a heavy secret, she makes the desperate choice that will haunt her for years to come. Never telling a soul, Cornelia pours out the painful events of the war in her diary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spiritual journey

  • By Tanya M. Spiegel on 05-26-16

A Coming-of-Age tale beginning in WW II.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Cornelia chronicles her life in simple wire bound notebooks that span from WW II to the present, touching many hearts.

  • Las Vegas Girl

  • A Gripping, Suspenseful Crime Novel
  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re hunting for a killer. At the heart of a glamorous Las Vegas hotel, in front of hundreds of witnesses and under the lenses of countless video surveillance cameras, a young girl is brutally murdered. The most recorded crime in Vegas is missing one key protagonist, the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOT ANSWERS THEY DIDNT EXPECT

  • By Ellen Oceanside on 03-13-18

Unconventional Lady Cop Entertains!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Smart and Sassy Laura Baxter walks a fine line between protocol and questionable acquisition to hunt and snare a killer.

  • Cathedral of the Sea

  • By: Ildefonso Falcones
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 22 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 352

At last: The international best seller - which has already sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide - comes to America! Cathedral of the Sea follows the fortunes of the Estanyol family, from their peasant roots to a son, Arnau, who flees the land only to realize spectacular wealth and devastating problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good historical novel.

  • By Joseph on 01-31-10

Epic Saga! My most beloved, treasured story ever!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I cherish this book in my heart, because of Arnau, the most honorable, loyal, courageous and well-loved man, ever.

  • The House On Tradd Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538

Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised

  • By Joanna on 08-17-09

Ghosts, Old Houses, and an Intriguing Mystery.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Well-drawn characters with complicated relationships, set against the backdrop of renovating a dilapidated mansion, complete with ghosts and secrets.

  • The Copper Sign

  • By: Katia Fox
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

England, 1161: Ellen, a blacksmith’s daughter, wants to become a swordsmith, but for a girl, this male profession is unimaginable. Forced to run away from home, she disguises herself as a boy and has the opportunity to accompany a famous swordsmith to Normandy. Under the assumed identity of Alan, she learns the trade and becomes familiar with court life. When she falls in love with Guillaume, a young noble man, she can’t divulge her secret for fear it will endanger her dream of fame and recognition.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I stuck with it!

  • By Michael on 01-31-12

Medieval Tale of Swords and Sabotage

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

A lady blacksmith makes her mark in sword-making while unveiling with trepidation who is friend, and who is foe.

  • The Poison Tree

  • By: Erin Kelly
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Successful journalist Erin Kelly has electrified readers and critics alike with her debut novel The Poison Tree. In this scintillating work, Karen and her daughter Alice have established a safe, happy life free from the madness of Karen’s past. But when Karen’s former lover Rex is released from prison, her old associations intrude upon the present - and threaten everything she holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening the book.

  • By Gladys on 07-29-15

A little bizarre, but a captivating mystery.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Level-headed, genius scholar meets "Cray cray narcissistic little rich girl" and together they embark upon an unforgettable, intoxicating summer.

  • Leaving Time

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,024

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Amazing Story! Remarkable True Elephant Research!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Educational, Fascinating and Bewitching. Made my head spin and my heart pound! Brilliant plot! I've never encountered ANYTHING like it!

  • Rooms

  • A Novel
  • By: James L. Rubart
  • Narrated by: James L. Rubart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

One rainy day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, 25-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out. Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning, brand-new, 9,000-square-foot house. When bizarre things start happening there, locals tell cynical Micah the place is “spiritual”. But he will slowly discover the home isn’t just spiritual....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read for Christians.

  • By Kemrex on 05-02-15

Amazing! Indescribable! Mind-Blowing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

A powerful spiritual revelation of a young boy's shattered heart that finds love, healing and restoration through an undulating house.

  • The St. Paul Conspiracy

  • McRyan Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Roger Stelljes
  • Narrated by: Johnny Peppers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Thirty-two-year-old, fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective Michael “Mac” McRyan thought his day was going to be less stressful. His day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone tells him his day is about to change. A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues; and it's not just anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not so fast

  • By Heather on 10-14-14

Prodigy cop, Mac, w brilliant sleuthing instincts!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-18

This is a fast-paced, well-executed read. This is my second McRyan mystery. Loved it More than the first!

  • Murder Notes

  • By: Lisa Renee Jones
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

As an FBI profiler, it's Lilah Love's job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface - the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head - Lilah's instincts tell her it's the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of mystery and intrigue!

  • By CDBW on 03-29-18

Bad-Ass Lady FBI agent. Guts, Wit and Quirks.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

A series that makes you NEED book 2. Wow! It's quite a ride. Safer with a seatbelt, but wilder without!