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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,794

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

Great read

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Unanticipated twists at each turn of the chapter. Makes a city girl want to spend time in the great alone and become a bit tougher!!

  • New York

  • The Novel
  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 35 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975

New York is the book that millions of Rutherfurd's American fans have been waiting for. A brilliant mix of romance, war, family drama, and personal triumphs, it gloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of our nation's history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Rachel on 12-17-09

Great Read

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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: 02-04-17

The starting timeline is wonderful and it gets better with each passing generation . I laughed, I cried and I learned

  • Break in Case of Emergency

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Winter
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

Jen has reached her early 30s and has all but abandoned a once-promising painting career when, spurred by the 2008 economic crisis, she takes a poorly defined job at a feminist nonprofit. The foundation's ostensible aim is to empower women, but staffers spend all their time devising acronyms for imaginary programs, ruthlessly undermining one another, and stroking the ego of their boss, the larger-than-life celebrity philanthropist Leora Infinitas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Emily on 07-30-16

Simpering females

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

I could not wait for this book to end- all the whiny females with no backbone made me crazy.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dimestore

  • A Writer's Life
  • By: Lee Smith
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For 45 years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story. Set deep in the rugged Appalachian Mountains, the Grundy of Lee Smith's youth was a place of coal miners, mountain music, and her daddy's dimestore. It was in that dimestore - listening to customers and inventing life histories for the store's dolls - that she began to learn the craft of storytelling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciation matters!

  • By Tricia on 03-26-16

Wandering

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-16

Did not enjoy- too random and stream of conscience rambly. Hard to follow thought process. Story has good potential but the telling is a big snoozer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Precious One

  • A Novel
  • By: Marisa de los Santos
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

In all her life, Eustacia "Taisy" Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary - professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk, her father. Seventeen years ago Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy's family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter, Willow, only once.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit

  • By Tina on 04-03-15

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

Ouch! Wilson was awful
The characters were believable with breadth and depth
Didn't want the story between Tazie and Willow to end!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful