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  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,575
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,892

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Loved it. Ken Follett makes history come alive. Great characters, wonderful story. Narration was exceptional.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31,304

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

Loved it. ..a must read if you are a fan of mystery abd intrigue. Great book looking forward to the next Professor Langdon adventure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What She Ate

  • Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
  • By: Laura Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr, Laura Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116

A beloved culinary historian's short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking - what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives. It's a lively and unpredictable array of women; what they have in common with one another (and us) is a powerful relationship with food.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but don't think the book's premise...

  • By Jay Quintana on 09-15-17

DULL!!!!! I would not recommend

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

struggled to listen finally gave up. dull....not a story but a sequence of narrative, not recommended

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,086

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's new legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fellowes is a Brand but the Narrator is a Marvel!

  • By M. T. Mirabile on 08-14-16

Great story...

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17


Great story. Starts a bit slow but hang in there.....somewhat predictable but great cast of characters.

  • The Whole Town's Talking

  • A Novel
  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 688

Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening out at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it's called, is anything but still. Funny and profound, this novel in the tradition of Flagg's Can't Wait to Get to Heaven and Thornton Wilder's Our Town deals with universal themes of heaven and earth and everything in between, as Flagg tells a surprising story of life, afterlife, and the mysterious goings-on of ordinary people.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Novel

  • By Jean on 01-15-17

A great light hearted read!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

Loved it. What a great imaginative light hearted story. It made me want to live in that city and be part of the community.

  • The Nature of the Beast

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,938

Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions to walking trees to winged beasts in the woods to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really miss Ralph Cosham.....so sad :(

  • By Howie on 08-30-15

Great Story - Miss Ralph Cosham as the narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

Where does The Nature of the Beast rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great story Louise Penny did not disappoint. I have listened to all of the Three Pines stories (several times each) and I love them all. However, I will be reading the next book on my kindle. No one can replace Ralph Cosham, I understand that, however, the current narrator was a huge disappointment.

What did you like best about this story?

I love how Louise Penny mixes history with the characters of Three Pines. I was moved by the growth of Ruth's character.

Would you be willing to try another one of Robert Bathurst’s performances?

Perhaps if the story were of new characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Great story, parts made me laugh parts made me tear up - no spoilers I promise.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the next book. What will Inspector Gamache do next? Who else will be murdered in Three Pines? Gruesome I know, but I love a good mystery, and Louise Penny has not disappointed with her tales of Three Pines. I would love to live in Three Pines, but to be honest, I would be afraid to be murdered!