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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,894

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Strong female characters and great narration

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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: 04-06-19

Very well written story that moves smoothly to and from WWI and post-WWII events, with perfect narration and strong, admirable female characters.

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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,809

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

Wonderfully sweet Christmas story.

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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: 12-20-18

What a beautiful story of a very special Christmas! The narrator does an excellent job.

  • Alas, Babylon

  • By: Pat Frank
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,532

This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By Celeste Albers on 05-24-17

Timeless and well-written Post-Apocalyptic Story

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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: 01-27-18

This is one of the first (and still one of the best) post-apocalyptic novels. It is well-written and believable, with sympathic characters. It is set in the early 1960s, which is the time at which it was written. As such, it has an historical flavor, including the race relations of those times. The narration is quite good.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,957

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd!

  • By K. Dale on 09-13-18

Great Whodunit with lots of twists and turns!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

Just couldn't stop listening. Very interesting and well- crafted. Narration was enthralling. Loved the many twists and turns.

  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penny Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,221

France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything - her family, her reputation, and her life - to see her husband again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite Portrait of Sophie and Liz

  • By FanB14 on 09-03-13

Great story with wonderful narration.

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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: 08-29-17

I enjoy books such a this one, mixing wartime events with modern day stories. This one is reminiscent of The Storyteller, which is also a great story. The narration is fantastic. The narrator does a wonderful job with the accents and differentiating the voices of the various characters. Highly recommended!

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  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,825

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect title especially for the audio format!

  • By Abby R. on 03-05-13

Great story, great narration, very well written!

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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: 07-08-17

Loved this book. It is thoroughly enthralling and thought provoking. The narrators did a great job and really made the story come to life.

  • The Kept Woman

  • Will Trent, Book 8
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,388

It's the most dangerous case of Will Trent's career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor - the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest and most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much Angie, not enough Will

  • By seattlesue on 11-21-16

Good Read -- lots of twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Really liked this story. It was very suspenseful, with lots of twists and turns. Definitely not a flattering take on the lives and atitudes of pro sports players and their wives.

  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,863

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Very memorable read!

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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: 10-22-16

Loved this book. it is very creative and well-written. The narration was also quite good, with the voice of Carrie being spot on.

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,124

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

Great story!

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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: 10-09-16

Really liked this book. The narration was very good. The writing was also good and the story line was still very timely, given the escalating tensions in the Middle East and the technological advances that have occurred in recent years.

  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,488

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shakes you to your very core.

  • By T.D. on 09-23-12

Non-stop Action and great story line!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

Loved this story. Nate, the main character, is broken, but is someone you can really care about and want to succeed.