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  • Sisters First

  • Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
  • By: Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, Laura Bush - foreword
  • Narrated by: Barbara Pierce Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just 12 years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years being trailed by the Secret Service and chased by the paparazzi, with every teenage mistake making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story of these two young women forging their own identities under extraordinary circumstances.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming Memoir

  • By Jean on 11-02-17

Not What I expected

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

The book had its moments. Some moments were very touching. Some would make you laugh. However, authors kept jumping around in time periods. I also highly believe you can make your point without swearing!

  • Cop Under Fire

  • Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime & Politics for a Better America
  • By: David A. Clarke Jr., Sean Hannity, Nancy French - contributor
  • Narrated by: David A. Clarke Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 477

America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years. With growing animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, disregard for the constitution, and racial tension thanks to the media and hate groups, there seems to be no easy answer in sight. But Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin. We must stop blaming others and take ownership of our families, communities, and country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! What a marvelous book.

  • By Wayne on 07-02-17

Says what needs to be said

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

If you've ever heard the man speak, this book won't contain many surprises. Writing does get a bit repetitive in spots, but the whole book is spot on, containing so many things that need saying and all too often are not.

Clarke painstakingly backs up his assertions with facts and citations. Should be a must read for all Americans.

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  • A Cold Day in Paradise

  • By: Steve Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 247

Other than the bullet lodged less than a centimeter from his heart, former Detroit police officer Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner’s death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, Maximilian Rose, convicted of the crimes has been locked in the state pen for years. But in the small town of Paradise, Michigan, where McKnight has traded his badge for a cozy cabin in the woods, a murderer with Rose’s unmistakable trademarks appears to be back to his killing ways.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Zzzzzz

  • By Arizona Eagle on 07-10-12

Just ok.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

Characters are better than just cardboard cutouts, but didn't really grab me either. Missing also is much like memorable dialogue that makes a really good book for me.
Having said that, the plot is fairly original and the story moves along nicely. There's even interesting twists.
Language is saltier than I care for, but I suppose that's normal. Gratuitous sex is kept to a minimum.
Mr Miller isn't bad , but never gets a handle on a real Yooper accent. (I've known people from the UP.) He sounds more Scottish.

  • Slow Kill

  • A Kevin Kerney Novel
  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Things are more complicated than they seam as the suspense builds in this wry and enjoyable police procedural. When Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney finds the dead body of hotel magnate Clifford Spalding at a mountain ranch, he has a pretty good idea about who to talk to; the list of suspects isn't long. Spalding had a devious wife who was cheating on him with a known thug, and an embittered ex-wife with mental problems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Close but not cigar

  • By Kathy on 05-31-12

Holds interest

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

Mr. McGarrity knows how to keep a story moving along, but this one lacks the memorable lines and insights that separate good from great.
Good character development and use of sub plots. Guidall's narration is always a plus.

  • The Photograph

  • By: Beverly Lewis
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Eva Esch and her sisters are in a predicament. With the passing of their widowed mother, Eva's older brother plans to move his growing family into the Eden Valley farmhouse where they all grew up, leaving little room for his three single sisters. Unless they marry within the year, the only apparent option is for two sisters to go to Indiana to live with an elderly great-aunt. Eva hopes to be married, but she isn't sure she wants to give up her sweet shop for the life of a farmer's wife.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of her best

  • By Teresa on 04-26-16

Not one of her best

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Personally I found this book quite boring at times. However, narrarator very good. Would prefer same narrarator through entire book

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  • Forevermore

  • By: Cathy Marie Hake
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Cathy Marie Hake, best-selling author of Fancy Pants, delivers a poignant romance set in 1891 Texas. Miss Hope Ladley believes God wants her to cook and clean for grieving widower Jacob Stauffer. But when Jacob hires the cheerful dynamo, he can't imagine the profound effect she'll have on his frightened sister, his motherless daughter, and on his own tender heart - or how much they'll all miss her if she leaves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ive listened twice

  • By susan on 10-28-11

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Book has some very humorous parts. Made me laugh and smile in various places. Narrator is excellent.

  • Adolf Hitler

  • By: John Toland
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 44 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

Based on previously unpublished documents, diaries, notes, photographs, and dramatic interviews with Hitler's colleagues and associates, this is the definitive biography of one of the most despised yet fascinating figures of the 20th century. Painstakingly documented, it is a work that will not soon be forgotten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange Person

  • By Mark on 11-25-14

About as good as it gets.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

As an old history major, I can appreciate how difficult and depressing a subject this is. Toland not only writes very well, interspersing the narrative with interesting quotes and anecdotes, but manages to write very objectively. He succeeds in giving an understanding of what happened and to an extent, why, leaving partisan rancor to others.

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  • Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45

  • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 29 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

In this Pulitzer Prize - winning biography, Barbara Tuchman explores American relations with China through the experiences of one of our men on the ground. In the cantankerous but level-headed "Vinegar Joe", Tuchman found a subject who allowed her to perform, in the words of the National Review, "one of the historian's most envied magic acts: conjoining a fine biography of a man with a fascinating epic story."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A period that directly affected our world today

  • By Charlotte on 08-29-12

Worth the read.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-15

Extraordinary insight into a little-known chapter of WW2 and into American foreign policy in that region and time.
Pam Ward does a solid job as reader.

  • Bridge to Haven

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Francine Rivers is the best for a reason.

  • By Candace on 05-06-14

Not your ordinary Christian Fiction Novel

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

Reviewed: 08-14-14

This was a very touching and moving story about forgiveness.

The narrator did an excellent job (wish she also narrated the Author's notes at the end of the book) in depicting each of the characters. She made me laugh and cry.

I would have given this story a 5 star rating if the author did not leave you hanging at the end about one of the characters in the book.

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  • The Fiddler

  • By: Beverly Lewis
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore, Andy Paris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler - and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others and struggle with how to find room for their own hopes. And what first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't disappoint!

  • By Anne on 02-10-13

The Fiddler

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

Reviewed: 06-16-14

Overall the story was fairly good. However, predictable. Parts of the story were very touching. Somewhat disappointed in the narration. I do enjoy Christina Moore. However, I never understand when you have two narrators - a male and female - why the male can't do the male parts and vice-a-versa. Other than that it was a nice listen.

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